An accomplished Network/Systems Administrator and Team Leader with extensive professional experience and a background that includes:
Over 10 years of progressive responsibility managing server and network infrastructures across multiple platforms UNIX, Linux, Windows . Effectively plan, install, configure and optimize IT infrastructure to consistently achieve high availability and performance.
Planning, building, and maintaining IT infrastructure to provide 24/7/365 support to Marine Aviation units worldwide. Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced demanding environment and ultimately provide a quality result.
Coordinated with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command and led in house team in the planning and execution of a physical to virtual P2V migration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Windows 2008 servers.
Experienced team leader with excellent rapport with management and team members. Can see the big picture, delegate effectively, and motivate team members.
Deep understanding of various networking technologies, concepts, and protocols gained through providing formal instruction, laboratory exercises, and curriculum development.
Comfortable and effective in presenting complex topics to superiors, peers, and customers.
Network design, installation and maintenance, routing and switching, help desk management and operations, server administration UNIX, Linux, Windows , database administration, disaster prevention and recovery, incident management, firewall and intrusion device support, as well as project planning and execution.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5, Windows Server 2003/2003 R2/2008 /2008 R2, Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7, VMware ESXi 4.1.0, UNIX HP UX 10, Mac OSX 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
HP Proliant ML370 G3/ML370 G5/DL360 G5/DL380 G5/DL370 G6/DL580 G4, HP StorageWorks MSA70/X1600G2
Cisco 2800/4000 series routers, Alcatel OmniSwitch 6602/7700 switches, Hubs
VMware vSphere Client/vCenter Server/High Availability HA /vMotion/, Veeam Backup and Replication, HP SmartStart/Virtual Storage Appliance VSA /Fail Over Manager FOM /Centralized Management Console CMC
Network System Administrator/Team Lead
Provided leadership, technical guidance, and personnel management within an IT department consisting of 20 personnel. The department was responsible for all IT support for MALS 14 and 9 flying squadrons consisting of over 3,000 users.
Coordinated and supervised support, upgrades, and troubleshooting of all IT systems supporting the maintenance and aviation supply activity.
Administered and managed SharePoint site supporting over 1,200 users developed and provided training lessons on various SharePoint library management topics.
Maintained the Naval Tactical Command Support System Patriot Virtual Environment, providing standardized tactical information systems capabilities to customers. The virtual environment was hosted on two 100 redundant HP Proliant DL370 G6 and one Storage Works X1600 G2 NAS rack mounted servers. The virtual machines were loaded with a combination of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Windows Server 2008.
Developed an Information Assurance Strategy which included disaster recovery plans, backup retention procedures, and an offsite safe.
Developed and implemented desktop computing and networking standards to optimize the network environment and simplify troubleshooting. These standards led to formalized training which enabled new IT technicians to adjust to the high operational tempo of the largest Aviation Logistics Squadron in the Marine Corps.
Implemented Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista Network Management System NMS solution, which greatly improved the efficiency of daily network operations trained administrators on it use.
Analyzed IT requirements for the Continuous Process Improvement CPI department's Buffer Management Tool program realignment project wrote a script to map a network drive to server resources, create required directory structure on the client, and copy specific databases to the client.
Gathered, analyzed, and validated data regarding information technology requirements for four EA-6B Prowler squadrons and produced IT footprint justification for higher headquarters.
Environment: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Windows Server 2008, VMware, Alcatel OmniSwitch 6602/7700, HP Proliant DL370 G6, Alcatel-Lucent Omnivista 2500 NMS, Team Lead, Project Management
Network System Administrator/Team Lead
Primarily responsible for the IT department's day to day operations. Provided all IT system and communications support to the maintenance and supply activities, one permanent squadron, and four rotating UDP squadrons. Provided extensive deployed support throughout Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia.
Maintained the Naval Tactical Command Support System Viking Environment, providing standardized tactical information systems capabilities to customers. The system was hosted on three rack mounted HP Proliant ML370 G5 servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux and a combination of Customer off the Shelf COTS and Government off the Shelf GOTS software.
Regarded as a hero for incorporating automated flight maintenance tracking system which yielded additional aircraft for training by reducing aircraft downtime and eliminating lost flight data, effectively enhancing combat readiness.
Designed, supervised, and assisted the installation, operation, and maintenance of classified and unclassified communication architectures in various countries while working closely with host personnel. Countries include Japan, Korea, Thailand, Guam, and Australia.
In response to a real world threat, coordinated network communication requirements and directed the deployment of an expeditious communications strategy on the Korean Peninsula that was operational and supporting reconnaissance and combat flight operations in less than 24 hours.
Coordinated with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command and led in house team in the planning and execution of the MALS 12 Viking system upgrade UNIX based OS to Linux based .
Integrated a technical publications server into existing rack mounted server array running Windows Server 2003, providing a centralized resource of automatically updated reference materials, which effectively increased customers' productivity.
Environment: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Windows Server 2003, HP UX, Alcatel OmniSwitch 6602/7700, HP Proliant ML370 G5, Network Design/Installation, Team Lead, Project Management
Information Technology Instructor/Networking Internetworking Subject Matter Expert SME
Specifically hand-picked to join the small staff of IT instructors to teach accession level Marines the skills required to obtain the Military Occupational Specialty MOS code 6694, Aviation Logistics Information Management and Support ALIMS .
Provided classroom instruction and laboratory exercises in Computer Systems Operation, Micro Computer Systems, Networking, Internetworking, Network Operating Systems, UNIX, Linux, and Digital Mathematics and Logic.
Earned the distinction of Subject Matter Expert SME for Module 1 Computer Systems Operation, Micro Computer Systems, Digital Mathematics and Logic , and Module 2 Networking, Internetworking, and Network Operating Systems trained and certified other instructors to teach these subjects.
Identified curriculum shortcomings and aggressively led the development of the new Aviation Logistics Tactical Information Systems 38 week training course resulting in a detailed 1,036 page trainee's guide.
Dedicated off hours to provide additional help for students struggling through particularly difficult subjects such as Linux Shell bash, sch, ksh Commands, IP Subnetting, OSI Reference Model, Router and Switch Configuration, Network Security, and Networking Protocols.
Environment: Network Operating Systems, Network Administration, System Administration, Linux, Subject Matter Expert SME , Network Security, IT Curriculum Development
Established computer software standardization load to be employed over LAN for operating units returning from overseas and effectively reducing the time to re connect those assets to the base infrastructure.
Installed and configured Anti-Virus AV software on all servers and workstations and ensured that AV software signatures are updated and full system virus scans are accomplished nightly during off-peak hours.
Conducted site surveys generated drawings and material lists for network infrastructure changes and additions.
Revised and updated the Help-Desk daily procedures, streamlining processes and maximizing the efficiency of a short-staffed division.
Managed and coordinated the daily troubleshooting and repair of Local Area Networks, data system hardware, software, and peripheral devices supporting 2,500 end users and 1,200 computer assets.
Supervised migration and trouble-shooting teams during the transition to the Navy and Marine Corps Intranet, assisting over 500 end users, assuring they were online and productive the same day while maintaining 100 accountability during the deployment of over 300 new computer assets.
Created and implemented an automated system to distinguish and calculate separately, work orders for outside customers, local customers, and civilian contractors. Organized data into a PowerPoint presentation to be briefed to upper management monthly.