Brian Rampley

Work History

Work History
Jul 2014 - Present

Advanced Systems Engineer

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • Act as lead technical engineer on expansion of HP Network Node Manager to discover more than 450,000 devices
  • Maintain 30 NNMi 9.20 servers running 15 NNMi application failover clusters.
  • Build 15 NNMi 10.0 servers for international network discovery
  • Work with international engineering groups on implementation of HP Network Node Manager on international networks
  • Assess integration options for NNMi, including integration with Statseeker and Splunk
  • Act as lead technical engineer on expansion of Splunk Enterprise to index more than 1,200 network syslogs per second
  • Develop monitoring policies for enterprise help desk
  • Implement management standards for network devices
  • Design monitoring systems for home-grown applications
  • Handle relations with third-party software vendors
  • Assist in training of monitoring event management team
  • Handle support pager rotation
Oct 2011 - Jul 2014

Network Engineer

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • Implement management and automation solutions of over 200,000 infrastructure devices
  • Act as lead technical engineer on implementation and support of HP NNMi
  • Act as lead technical engineer on maintenance and support of NetScout PM
  • Act as lead technical engineer on implementation of Splunk Enterprise
  • Develop meaningful network alerts for US based help desk
  • Deploy new network management tools, including BMC Network Automation
  • Learn new systems management tools, including HP OMi and Red Hat Satellite
  • Assist in troubleshooting of critical network systems
  • Implement ITIL standards into support processes
  • Support domestic and international infrastructure teams
  • Handle support pager rotation
  • Mentor new team members
Dec 2009 - Oct 2011

Senior Network Administrator

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • Develop a configuration management system for 100000+ network devices
  • Maintain a monitoring system for 100000+ devices, including Syslog and SNMP traps
  • Maintain 20+ Linux/Unix network management servers
  • Monitor application network utilization using third party tools
  • Act as subject matter expert for third party tools, including NetScout
  • Manage Projects, including web-based network automation tools
  • Assist in deploying new technologies, including NetScout
  • Assess third party tools by developing a vendor score card
  • Deploy a remote network monitoring servers to stores
  • Support domestic and international infrastructure teams
  • Implement enterprise end-to-end monitoring using BSM
  • Handle support pager rotation
Jun 2008 - Dec 2009

Network Administrator

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • Maintain scripts managing 100000+ network devices
  • Work requests from a ticket queue using Remedy
  • Administer an apache server for web-based monitoring tools
  • Create ad-hoc reporting scripts using PERL, including parsing Syslog data
  • Utilize CVS and Remedy for change management
  • Develop network automation scripts with PERL
  • Assist Network Operations Center and other engineering teams with root cause analysis
  • Maintain a MySQL database for device management
  • Handle weekly support pager rotation
Feb 2008 - May 2008

Technology Intern

Bost Extension Computer Services
  • Install hard drive images on new hardware
  • Perform secure data destruction on retired hardware
  • Perform administrative security adjustments on new hardware
  • Set up networked printers on new hardware


May 2008

Bachelor of Science

Mississippi State University

Minor: Business Administration 



HP NNMi 10.01

Used as replacement for home-grown network monitoring tools

Splunk Enterprise

Used for Network Syslog Indexing and Searching


Used as a primary scripting language for network automation, including discovery, monitoring, and alerting.


Currently using as primary scripting language for automated management of Configuration Management systems

Linux/Unix Systems Administration

Built and utilized Red Hat, SUSE, and HPUX systems for Network Monitoring and Database Storage.

MySQL Database Administration

MySQL database used in homegrown Network Monitoring tools


Jun 2011 - Present

ITIL v3 Foundations

Loyalist Certification Services
Jul 2015 - Present

Splunk Certified Power User

Splunk, Inc.
Jul 2015 - Present

Splunk Certified Administrator

Splunk, Inc.


Spark Award, Walmart, August 2015

Dale Carnegie Graduate, Fall 2012

  • Outstanding Performance Award
  • Human Relations Award
  • Highest Award for Achievement

Associate of the Month, Walmart, May 2012

Community Service

Cub Scout Leader, Cub Scout Pack 3410, Boy Scouts of America, 2013 - 2015