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Work experience

Aug 2014Present

Advanced Systems Engineer

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Cloud Powered - Configuration Management
  • 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
  • Migrate Splunk Enterprise environment to utilize clustering for redundancy
  • Deploy cloud-based services using an OpenStack platform
  • Implement management standards for network devices
  • Design two-tiered service offering for centralized logging
Feb 2012Aug 2014

Advanced Network Engineer

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Enterprise Monitoring and Automation
  • 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 implementation of Splunk Enterprise
  • Develop meaningful network alerts for US based help desk
  • Develop monitoring policies for enterprise help desk
  • Deploy new network management tools, including BMC Network Automation
  • Learn new systems management tools, including HP OMi and Red Hat Satellite
  • Implement ITIL standards into support processes
  • Support domestic and international infrastructure teams
  • Implement enterprise end-to-end monitoring using BSM
  • Mentor new team members
Jun 2008 Feb 2012

Senior Network Administrator

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., ISD Network Management
  • Maintain a monitoring system for 100000+ devices, including Syslog and SNMP traps
  • Develop a configuration management system for 100000+ network devices
  • Act as lead technical engineer on maintenance and support of NetScout PM
  • Administer an apache server for web-based monitoring tools
  • Create ad-hoc reporting scripts using PERL, including parsing Syslog data
  • 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
  • Assess third party tools by developing a vendor score card
  • Deploy a remote network monitoring servers to stores
Feb 2008May 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

Education

May 2008

Bachelor of Science

Mississippi State University

Minor: Business Administration 

Skills

HP NNMi 10.01
Used as replacement for home-grown network monitoring tools
Splunk Enterprise
Used for Network Syslog Indexing and Searching
Perl
Used as a primary scripting language for network automation, including discovery, monitoring, and alerting.
Python

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

Linux/Unix Administration

Built and utilized Red Hat, SUSE, and HPUX systems

Database Administration

Administer custom and out-of-the-box databases used by multiple tools

GrayLog

Used as part of a two-tiered centralized logging solution

Certifications

Jun 2011Present

ITIL v3 Foundations

Loyalist Certification Services
Jul 2015Present

Splunk Certified Power User

Splunk, Inc.
Jul 2015Present

Splunk Certified Administrator

Splunk, Inc.
Dec 2016Present

Splunk Certified Architect

Splunk, Inc.

Awards/Accomplishments

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