Scott Bridges

Scott Bridges


Technology professional with a strong background in project planning, IT consulting and management, quality assurance, and advanced testing of industrial computers and software applications.



Software / Applications

Windows XP/2000 Server/2003 Server • Microsoft Exchange • Sharepoint • Microsoft Office • Microsoft Word • PowerPoint • Visio • Linux • Unix • UnixWare • QNX • Solaris • VMWare •  HTML • C++ • VB.Net • JavaScript • VBScript • Perl • ASP • Mercury Winrunner • Ixia • IxAutomate • IxChariot • IxLoad • IxNetwork

Systems Design and Integration

Systems Installation/Integration • Hardware Testing • DSL • DHCP • Data Backup • Data Migration • FTP • Manual Testing • SQL • e-Commerce • Content Management • Black Box Testing • White Box Testing • Functional Testing • Regression Testing • Unit Testing • System Testing • Firmware Testing • BIOS Testing • Automated Testing • Manual Testing • Materials Review Board (MRB) • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) • Infiniband • Intel Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) • Compact PCI • Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) • HPI • Pigeon Point •

Network Design and Management

 VPN • VLAN • WiFi • TCP/IP • Cisco Routers/Switches • Cisco ASA • Cisco IOS • Cisco CLI • Broadcom • Juniper • EtherChannel • Load Balance • Port Aggregation Protocol (PAgP) • Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) • LAN • WAN • CoS • QoS • OSI Layer 2 Switch Testing • CSU/DSU • Frame Relay • HDLC • PPP • MPLS • SNMP • MIB • HSRP • IDS • IPS • OSI Layer 3 Routing Testing • EIGRP • BGP • Active Directory • Network Management • Project Management • OSPF • Voice over IP phone systems • ISO9001 • Storage Area Network (SAN) • Network Attached Storage (NAS) • Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) • Crossbow • WiMax • Zigbee 

Work experience

Work experience
Sep 2008 - Present

Network Specialist

Center of Defense Integrated Data (CDID)

Design and implement Wireless Sensor Networks connecting satellite sensors to corporate headquarters. Design, deploy, and maintain a secure LAN, which consists of servers, workstations, routers, switches, wireless access points, and firewall. Prepare budgets and managed expenses. Configure domain name services, e-mail, Web, and ftp services.

  • Established technical infrastructure requirements, including disaster recovery, image deployment, NAS, and server applications.
  • Implemented Virtual Private Network (VPN) to increase availability of field data at corporate headquarters and improve communications with field technicians.
  • Established a company wide IT security policy and perform impromptu security checks of servers and networks to verify adequate virus protection and compliance with corporate procedures.
  • Conduct training sessions to collaborate on future plans and coordinate IT development projects.
Jul 2004 - Present

Information Technology Consultant

Coordinate and deploy data and voice communications for small businesses.  Establish technical infrastructure requirements, including voice communications, voice over IP, LAN/WAN, hardware/software applications, PBX, CMS, server applications. 

  • Analyze costs resulting in 30% reduction of redundant technology-related expenses.
  • Defined requirements, then planned, implemented and managed server and data storage solutions, ensuring safe, stable environment for storage of electronic documents, code, and personnel data.
  • Designed and Implemented network security solutions using Cisco IOS firewalls, Cisco Intrusion Detection System (IDS), and Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS).
Oct 2003 - Jul 2007

Validation Engineering Manager

Diversified Technology Inc

Managed project planning and implementation activities for validation engineering projects.  My project teams provided functional, performance, and reliability testing on mission-critical IT equipment for global and regional clients.

  • Supervised engineers involved in $40,000 to $800,000 engagements.
  • Interact internally with sales teams, design engineers, and managers.
  • Communicated externally with senior systems administrators, database administrators, database managers, and other managers.
  • Lead research and development of new computer architectures and test methodologies. Managed $250,000 departmental inventory and managed a server farm up to 40 servers.
  • Analyze data and perform corrective action procedures to ensure continuous improvement of validation processes and procedures.
May 2000 - Oct 2003

Validation Test Engineer

Diversified Technology Inc

Executed functional, reliability, and regression testing of single-board computers, which incorporated various architectures, such as PCI Express, PCI, PCI-X, IDE, SCSI, SATA, CPCI, SAS, and PMC.

  • Configured servers, switches, and SAN/NAS for hardware testing and data storage. Participated in the product design process by issuing problem reports during beta testing.
  • Developed test scripts in C++. Installed and verified the compatibility of operating systems and applications.




May 2009 - May 2012

Cisco Certificated Network Associate