Resume

Profile

For more than twenty years, I have worked with many different operating systems and hardware including Apple OS X, Red Hat Linux, Sun Solaris, Microsoft Windows. Due to the variety of systems I have worked with, I have developed skills that I can apply to any problem — from design to implementation to post-deployment support, training, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Also, I have maintained ISC2 CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification since 2001.

My personal interests range from audio and video media production for DVDs and web on Apple OSX workstations to open source software integration to Linux Apache MySQL PHP (LAMP) software development. I also have a private pilot and an amateur radio license (N4VOA).

I am interested in a position that will provide me with opportunities to assist others in the operation, maintenance, and design of existing and future systems that will leverage computing technologies to help businesses and users work better, faster, securely.

Experience

Linux and Network Systems Admin, Unifi, Inc., Greensboro, NC — 2008-Present

Install, monitor, and maintain Linux, FreeBSD, AIX, and Microsoft Windows servers to support Oracle, Exchange 2000, Postfix, Nagios, DNS, DHCP, Apache, IIS, Snort IDS, WPA2 Wireless, TFTP server, PXE/Ghost Boot Services, Disaster Recovery, MySQL, NetDisco, Cacti/MRTG, Smokeping, MediaWiki, cfengine, TSM Backup services, and Cisco Router backups.

Manage Network Appliance and IBM Shark NAS / SAN storage in support of Oracle Database clusters and other network file access requirements.

Migrated legacy Meridian phone system to IP based Avaya and provide third tier support of phone system to front line IT support staff.

Network/Unix Systems Engineer, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY — 2000-2008

Installed, maintained, configured, programmed, and integrated a wide range of networked Linux and Unix systems, Apple Macintosh/OSX, Microsoft Windows client and server operating systems. Also managed and configured HP, Cisco, and Extreme Networks switches, routers, firewalls, and VPN servers.

Support clients using Microsoft Office, VLSI CAD systems including Silvaco, Cadence, Matlab, and OpNET, and other software required by faculty, students, and staff.

Extensive custom application design/programming and open source software integration with MySQL, Perl and PHP.

Managed wide variety of open source and enterprise application servers including Sendmail and Postfix email servers, Apache, Microsoft IIS, and Plone web servers, Mysql and MS SQL DB servers, NIS, LDAP and Microsoft Active Directory servers, WordPress and MediaWiki website CRM systems, Ghost image deployment servers, and a collection of open-source and commercial network monitoring/security applications to include ISC DHCP, DNS, Nessus security scanning, Snort IDS, and MRTG/Cricket.

Served on the Campus IT Security Council and work with the group to help establish policies and procedures to improve security on campus and meet government CALEA, HIPAA, and FERPA standards.

Designed and specified network infrastructure upgrade to Gigabit Ethernet Cat-6 standards including network equipment switches, routers, and cabling for the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Worked with vendors and installers during implementation to monitor project milestones and coordinate communication with faculty, staff, and students.

Senior Unix Systems Administrator, DSL.NET, Inc., New Haven, CT — 1999-2000

Provided Tier-4 Support to call center, sales, and network operations center staff. 

Developed written plans and documentation for systems methods and procedures. 

Wrote programs and scripts using Perl, MySQL, PHP, HTML, SSL, and Expect to automate processes and provide web access to data services. 

Supported Marketing with New Product Design, testing, and deployment planning. 

Maintained nationwide deployment of High-Availability Internet servers for web, email, dns, monitoring, and intranet services.

Network and Systems Administrator, New Era Com, Asheville, NC — 1995-1999

Maintained network operations and Internet connectivity for internal company operations and clients.

Monitored, troubleshot, and repaired mission critical equipment. 

Provided pre-sales technical support to sales staff. 

Worked with tech support staff to establish company network policies and procedures. 

Provided technical network and systems administration services for the non-profit ISP, the WNC Mountain Area Information Network, http://www.main.nc.us/. 

Deployed wireless WAN to support last-mile Internet connectivity for clients in the Asheville, NC area.

OTR VAN/Flatbed Driver, JB Hunt Transportation, Lowell, AR — 1992-1993

Transported manufactured goods and raw materials with van and flatbed tractor trailers.
Held a Class-A CDL license with hazmat endorsement. 

Received American Trucking Association one-year safe driving award.

Combat Signaler, US Army, Fort Bragg, NC — 1987-1992

Installed, maintained, and operated tactical radio communication sites. 

Developed lesson plans and instructed small groups in military and radio communication skills. 

Supervised groups of soldiers in maintenance and developmental activities. 

Held a Secret security clearance.

Education

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC

Skills

Operating Systems/Servers: Linux (Red Hat, Suse, Debian, Slackware, Ubuntu, and others), Microsoft Windows (2000-2007, XP, Vista), Apple (Macintosh and OS X), HP.UX, Solaris, AIX.

Scripting/Languages: Perl, Python, Bash, CSH, MySQL

Server applications: Apache, IIS, Postfix, Sendmail, Exchange, DNS, DHCP, TFTP, NFS, MySQL, Oracle, Active Directory, SMS, Ghost, Postgres, cfengine.

NAS/SAN: Network Appliance NAS filers.

Network infrastructure management: TCP/IP, IPv4, IPv6, SNMP, Cacti/MRTG, OpenNMS, Extreme Network equipment configuration and management: Networks and HP routers and switches. Sonicwall Firewall and VPN servers. Cisco routers, switches, and firewalls.