Seeking employment in an organization where I am able to apply my expertise, honed through years of diverse experience, in order to ensure that their IT assets are fully leveraged to provide the best value while continually seeking improvement in their use. Highly organized, hands-on, and dedicated professional offering 20 years of background in providing value and support honed through broad experience in the information technology field. Demonstrate effectiveness in resolving issues with current systems; capable of developing and employing new useful technology. Exhibit strong ability in building and maintaining relationships with customers through exceptional verbal communication, presentation, and excellent listening skills. Display skills in project plan development; client management, product knowledge optimization, quality assurance, and system analysis, and staff mentorship.
IBM Servers * IBM Blade Servers * Dell Laptop and Desktop Computers * Compaq Servers and Desktop Computers * *Lenovo Desktops and laptops * Integral Security CCTV * Avaya Definity G3Si PBX * Centigram Voicemail * Nortel Switches * Cisco Switches * FC-SAN * iSCSI-SAN
Linux * Microsoft Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, 2003, XP, 7 and 8, Server 2008, Server 2012 * QNIX * UNIX
Took charge of overseeing, maintaining, and providing overall support and continual improvement to all local systems in a mixed system environment in maintaining the system availability in the 24/7 operation of the facility; with areas encompassing production, call center, finance, and graphics.
Checked the proper functionality of all systems in both data center; and determined and resolved any discovered issues.
Assessed system activities and determined possible imminent system issues while resolving issues to prevent actual encounter with problems.
Keenly tracked monitoring notifications in determining abnormal patterns; along with system performance as well as usage of storage for any impact issues and corrections.
Determined and deployed necessary patches for server and client computers.
Employed skills in designing and writing Visual Basic scripts to provide customized tracking functions needed.
Notable Accomplishment Employed a virtual environment-where all Windows servers were virtualized on IBM blade servers through VMware-from various standalone servers including HP, Dell, and IBM.
Leveraged Linux workstations configured with LikeWise and Wine to mitigate security risks associated with end-of-life applications hosted on end-of-life OS'.
Leveraged Linux servers to host file sharing resources via Samba and MySQL database backend solutions to retire end-of-life server OS'.
Configure connecting Windows workstations with MySQL ODBC connector to allow continued use of legacy MS Access databases.
Deployed Linux server to the cloud to host email, proxy, wordpress website, and wiki services in support of various ad-hoc collaboration efforts.
San Diego, CANetwork Engineer
Built and maintained partnership with customers, vendors, and teammates to develop, design, replace, and regulate large local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN).
Ensured reliability of site network and network management environment while supporting performance that surpassed service level agreements.
Rendered highest level of performance in carrying out proactive diagnostics of network, computer, and telecommunication systems while developing and supervising the skills of entry-level personnel Contributed to the project designs and implementation.
Identified methods of improvement on system architecture management, complex security issues, and facility-wide network systems troubleshooting.
Notable Accomplishments Created a testing recovery solution for computer, network, and telecommunication systems; as well as engineering design documents for WAN/LAN.
Provided support to high-capacity digital printing system through the implementation of computer and network infrastructure.
Improved performance management evaluation of external delivery providers by customizing application through Microsoft Access.
San Diego, CANetwork Administrator
Created and enforced network infrastructure architecture for the manufacturing facility.
Direct MarketingSan Diego, CAProgrammer Analyst
Originated a quality analysis testing for product development.
Optimized network productivity through administration of Novell Network system to provide users with the needed resources.
San Diego, CAProgrammer
Improved production process by providing needs and service analysis for clients.
Led the development and implementation of complex custom workflow applications.
I successfully built my own house with grid-tied solar power, demonstrating a high level of self-motivation as sole contributor to all aspects of construction using only out of pocket resources while also demonstrating both long term planning and day to day commitment through successful budgeting of time and resources.
LPI Certification Linux Administration Level 1 2014 LPI Certification Linux Administration Level 2 2014 Novell Certified Linux Administrator 2014 Certified Linux Administrator for SUSE Linux Enterprise 2014 CompTIA Network+ 2014 CompTIA Security+ 2014 CompTIA Server+ 2014 MCSE, MCP+I NT4.0 1998
Cuyamaca CollegeEl Cajon, CAAssociate of Science: General StudiesGeneral Studies