Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson

Profile

Skilled computer professional with a solid educational background in Management Information Systems. Eleven years experience in Information Technology in diverse areas ranging from systems administration, programming, web development and design, to computer consultation and e-commerce development and deployment. Capable of working in a team or alone. Proven troubleshooting skills.

Work History

Work History
Jul 2003 - Present

Internet Director / UNIX Administrator

Marietta College

Install, maintain, and administer all UNIX/Linux, Windows iPlanet, and VMware based servers on campus.

Critical contributions include:

  • E-Mail: Migrated Mail/Web server from Dec UNIX to Solaris within 3 months of hire. Migrated email system from single UNIX server to Zimbra Collaboration Suite in Summer 2009.

  • Identity Management: Migrated OpenLDAP server and scripts to EduPerson schema

  • Programming:Write Perl and PHP code for servers including LDAP, E-Mail, Account creation/modification, Course Management System, DataFeeds, System Monitoring, and nightly backup.

  • Portal (2004-2009): Administered UPortal portal and developed new channels. Assisted in migration to Microsoft SharePoint portal in 2009.

  • Course Management System: Administer WebCT and wrote datafeeds for automated population of course data.

  • Dial-Up:Migrated dialup authentication from Tacacs+ to Radius (FreeRadius).

  • Anti-Spam:Coded and implemented open source Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus solutions on mail server for ~3000 accounts. Including custom quarantine using PHP and MySQL. Saved ~$16,000 per year over a similar purchased solution.

  • Network Management System: Setup and administer OpenNMS (Network Management) server to track outages and reduce downtime. Saved $20,000 per year compared to IBM Tivoli Intelligent Orchestrator.

  • Streaming Media:Setup and administer Real Networks Helix server. Wrote custom database and security scripts to secure copyrighted classroom content. Complete solution saved ~$8,000 per year over previously outsourced solution.

  • Web Conferencing: Implemented localized license management system for Citrix GoToMeeting using corporate API. Coordinate Web Conferencing and provide IT support for Board of Trustees meetings.

  • Vendor Relations: Negotiate hardware and software purchases. Recommend new technologies. Size hardware based on technical requirements.

  • VMware: Spearheaded server virtualization project. Reduced average cost of a server by ~$1,400. Implemented and maintain VMWare Infrastructure cluster including VMWare vCenter and VMWare Consolidated Backup (VCB) using IBM Blades and IBM DS3400.

  • Technical Support: Developed and presented training and reference guide for employees on use of Zimbra Collaboration Suite, presented as multiple 1 hour sessions.

  • WebMaster (2003-2005): Served as part-time webmaster until position was moved to full-time. Served on webmaster hiring committee.

  • Backup and Disaster Recovery: Responsible for Linux/UNIX and VMware backup and replication to DR site.

Skills Used:Technical Documentation … Problem Determination and Resolution … UNIX (AIX, Solaris, & Dec UNIX) … Linux Set-up and Administration [Red Hat Advanced Server, Enterprise Server, and Workstation (RHAS, RHES, & RHWS), Ubuntu, & Debian] … Sun Hardware (T3 Storage Array, T1 Storage Array, V240. V280. & V880, T2000) … IBM Hardware (BladeCenter H, HS21, HS22, DS3400, EXP3000, TS3200) ... HTML ... CSS … XML … JavaScript … SQL (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle) … Perl … Shell Scripting (KSH, BASH, etc) … CGI … PHP … MySQL … WebCT … UPortal … OpenLDAP … IMP WebMail … PHPDig Search Engine … SendMail ... Postfix … Apache ... Tomcat ... IMAPv4 ... DoveCot ... POP3 ... iPlanet ... Jabber ... ClamAV ... SpamAssassin (DCC, Razor2, Pyzor) ... NTP ... OpenNMS ... Real Networks Helix Server ... JBOSS ... SOAP ... VMWare Infrastructure (ESX, VirtualCenter, vSphere, vCenter, VCB) ... Citrix GoToMeeting (API programming and support) ... Zimbra Colaboration Suite (5.0 & 6.0) ... Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) ... Veeam Backup & Replication ... TeamViewer ... Sun VirtualBox

Feb 2003 - Jun 2003

Integrated Function Testing

IBM (CTG)

Hardware Test Technician (Linux)

  • Tested integrated hardware components on IBM servers using Linux and Windows

Skills Used: Shell Scripting ... AIX ... Lotus Notes ... RS/6000 ... PPC Linux (various) ... x86 Linux (various) ... Windows NT/2000 ... Lotus SmartSuite ... Change Management ... Hardware (PCI, IDE, SCSI, I/O, Video, Sound, etc) ... IBM Hardware (BladeCenter H, HS21, HS21XM, Storage. 1U to 4U X-Series Servers)

Sep 1999 - May 2002

E-Commerce Analyst

IBM Global Services (DynPro)

Began as an assistant to VP of contract firm and received a series of fast-track promotions to position supervising staff member, conducting database cleanup and corporate website work

  • Technical Support:Conducted problem resolution through an internal database and product launches for ShopIBM North America

  • Programming: Created data feeds used for the IBM Global ShopIBM project

    • Followed ISO 9735 (EDIFACT) standard

    • Conducted Development work on AIX and Linux.

    • Created complex, optimized queries using SQL (DB2) for a large internal database using Shell Scripting, Java, and Perl.

    • Used limited set of commands and modules based on minimal server install

  • E-Commerce:Performed a variety of e-commerce development and deployment functions working as part of special applications team and supervised an assistant conducting site launches for GEOS

  • Database: Performed database cleanup supervising another staff member

  • Linux Administration: Provided technical assistance to webmaster of contract firm in moving corporate website from Windows NT/2000 (IIS & ASP with Microsoft SQL Server) to Linux (Apache & PHP with Microsoft SQL Server). Used knowledge of various Linux Applications to set up, configure, and administer new environment.

Skills Used:IBM WebSphere/Net.Commerce ... XML ... HTML ... XHTML ... JavaScript ... Java ... Perl ... PHP ... CGI ... Shell Scripting ... DB2 ... SQL ... AIX ... Lotus Notes ... Lotus Script ... Microsoft SQL Server ... RS/6000 ... PPC Linux (SUSE) ... x86 Linux (Red Hat) ... Windows NT/2000 ... Flash ... Lotus SmartSuite ... Microsoft Office ... Microsoft Project

Education

Education

Certifications

Certifications
1999 - Present

Associate Computing Professional (ACP)

Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP)