Ken was my front line manager for NCR, responsible for all aspects of my department.
Over twenty year professional virtualization, network, UNIX design and implementation engineer with extensive experience in the creation and successful implementation of multiple types of networks for companies ranging in size from smaller sized business to Fortune 100 companies. These networks ranged in industry application from high availability emergency services networks, office environments to transportation, industrial, hospitality, and government. Network design disciplines included:
Multi-role position that encompassed multiple disciplines including virtualization, UNIX systems administration, SAN systems, and data center environments.
Multi-role position that encompassed multiple business units, with emphasis on network & system administration and HA virtualized environments.
Provided professional network design services for enterprise-level companies with emphasis on wireless design using state of the art tools such as Motorola's LAN Planner, and AirMagnet.
Multi-role position that encompassed both IT operations and customer facing deployments and designs.
Have performed all aspects of system administration for both smaller and enterprise sized networks (up to 1500 users). Duties included all forms of access administration, email server implementation and maintenance, disaster recovery/backup systems (implementation and support - including use with robotic tape libraries), storage array implementation and maintenance, and network connectivity. Have worked extensively in both Windows (NT 3.1-2012) and Unix (Red Hat/Fedora/CentOS). Maintained over 50 virtualized Unix systems on blade servers in High Availability environment at current position (built and maintained), and most current implementation was over 100 servers and 100+ virtualized desktops. These systems maintained critical call routing and database systems, as well as application servers. Versed in SAS/JBOD disk systems.
Designed and implemented multiple data center designs and relocation of high availability co-located environments. Worked thru all aspects of design including airflow design using fluid dynamic modeling, power usage, network design, and disaster recovery (supplemental power, etc). In current position, managed 7 data centers across US, including multiple vendors.
Have implemented multiple large scale networks, both wired and wireless, including High Availability and critical emergency services networks. Multiple IDF closets included in implementation, and all aspects of implementation including equipment configuration, firewall configuration, troubleshooting, infrastructure troubleshooting and testing, decommissioning of existing equipment. In all networks implemented over the last 2 years, cutover from existing networks to new ones were less than 5 min outage times.
Ranked 11th in US for 2015 - Veteran Saber fencing division. Interests also include photography, sailing, fly fishing, camping/backpacking, stunt kite flying, skiing, outdoor sports.
Current sophomore at ACC - current GPA 3.9. Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society