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Senior Systems Administrator Resume

Herndon, VA

Skilled Systems Administrator with over 6 years experience in operating a multi datacenter environment. Current knowledge of marketplace trends with a solid educational background and active certifications. Over 15 years experience on technical implementation projects with a proven track record of working with all levels of staff, vendors, and customers for the rapid success of the project. On time! Under budget! Minimal Downtime!

Technical Skills

  • Server Relocation & Upgrades
  • Building Custom RPM Solutions Proficient in C for UNIX and ANSI
  • C++, Java, & Bash Scripting
  • HTML Design, Coding & Postscript
  • Production of TCP/IP Systems
  • Internet RFCs [DNS FTP POP SMTP Telnet]
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 & 5
  • Windows Server & Workstation Platforms
  • MsDOS, ScoUNIX, UNIX, and XENIX Systems
  • Microsoft Office Suite including Access/Excel
  • Xwindows, DCL, and Emacs Interfaces
  • OpenOffice.org Productivity Suite
  • VMWare Test/Dev Servers
  • MySQL / PostgreSQL Install & Support
  • Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP Servers
  • Dell Hardware Environments
  • RAID Fileserver rsync
  • Automated PXE Environments
  • Hardware & Software Implementation
  • On-Site & Virtual Technical Support
  • Network Administration & Utilization

Professional Experience

Confidential, Herndon, VA
Senior Systems Administrator 09/2002 –12/2009

  • Consistently monitor system availability and server utilization for both internal and external usage
  • Install, configure, administer and maintain various versions of RedHatEnterprise Linux
  • Perform both regular and specialized hardware& software maintenance
  • Implement a development and deployment PXE environment for rapid installation of RedHat servers
  • Inventory hardware and software components for central management systems (also used in PXE creation)
  • Work as part of a team implementing hardware and software for current and future projects
  • Provide physical support for hardware maintenance and virtual support including trouble shooting
  • Dell hardware environments including the 1550, 1650, sc1435, 1435, 2550 and 2650 PowerEdge servers
  • Implementing administration and monitoring scripts and services using Bash shell scripts
  • Basic server installation typically includes a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) environment
  • Monitor and implement a VMware test environment using VMware server
  • Build and install custom RPM solutions for company and customer usage
  • Document protocols and procedures of system architecture, setup and design, and utilization
  • Snapshots of critical systems via various backup systems including RAID fileserver rsync copies
  • Basic MySQL / PostgreSQL installation and support

Confidential,Lewis Center, OH
Console Operator I 12/2001 –09/2002

  • Expanded skills to include other mainframe support positions and completed multiple Computer Based Training programs for MySQL and successfully completed MSCE certification for Windows 2000
  • Provided mainframe support for both testing and production systems to parent company and affiliates
  • Managed media and job flow requirements for Nationwide’s MVS systems in a 24/7 environment
  • Maintain Disaster Recovery Procedures with third-party offsite storage companies on a daily basis.
  • Detect, troubleshoot and document both hardware and software failures to maximize system availability

Professional Experience Continued

Confidential,Lewis Center, OH
Console Operation I 06/2001 – 12/2001

  • Placed with Nationwide Services Company for 6 months before being hired directly

Confidential, Dublin, OH
Technical Consultant 11/1999 – 03/2001

  • Provided full-time technical consulting supportto customers on the purchase and use of business machines

Confidential, Dublin, OH
Computer Operator / Technician 01/1999 – 11/1999

  • Monitored and maintained both the mainframe and the network for optimal performance
  • Generated reports and performed tape backups on a daily and monthly basis
  • Onsite technical support for suite and corporate software roll-out, trouble shooting, andupdates
  • Maintained product database for Point-of-Sale UPC lookup and BJ SKU cross-referencing and inventory

Instem Computer Systems • Stone Staffordshire, England
Integration Technician 02/1997 – 06/1998

  • Recruited to assist technical projects in the Substation Control Systems Division
  • Designed/created/modified remote operation technologies for electrical substation control
  • Modified existing applications for substation location, output etc, after in house inspections
  • Designed onscreen control interfaces for multiple control environments using mixed media solutions
  • Position required strict Quality Control and Documenting standards and Technical Query writing

Confidential,Staffordshire, England
Systems Operator 09/1993 – 07/1996

  • Monitoring the operations of VMS and performed regular maintenance on UNIX servers


BTEC HND Software Engineering

  • Modular course providing both vocational and general modules including:Computer Systems Architecture, Formal Notation Mathematics, Hardware & Software Systems, Real Time, Software Development, and C.
  • Required a yearlong group project for implementing a subset of computerized fictional library information and processing system from first concept and including end-user interviews, signed specification to prototype demonstrations and rollout timetabling.

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