Randall Reames

Randall Reames

Work History

Work History

Information Systems Director

Productive Data Systems - PDS

Productive Data Systems - PDS

Information Systems Director 03/97-08/99

lManaged an IT department for a small Fortune 500 company.

lDesigned, implemented, and supported a 100 user network.

lImplemented Intranet and Internet web servers and assisted web developers.

lSet up Help Desk and provided user support via the Razor Help Desk System

lImplemented Network Security - Firewall, Enterprise Antivirus, Email scanning

lInstalled and maintained T1 and backup ISDN circuits

Oct 2010 - Present

Technical Implementation Engineer


TEK Systems

Oncontract with McKesson – Technical Implementation Engineer – 10/2010 to Present

·Supported Horizon Clinicals medical suite – installing and upgrading in hospitals nationwide and providing high level troubleshooting and problem resolution

·Oracle databases – Maintained medical application configurations using sqlplus and sql developer as well as unix command line skills.

·Part of a team of developers, integration engineers and medical professions working together to stage and implement the McKesson products.

Jan 2008 - Oct 2010

Technical Services Engineer

Northrop Grumman Information Systems

Technical Services Engineer –Aurora Colorado– 01/2008 to 10/2010

·Provided high-level support in a government facility in a real-time environment

·Responsible for maintaining the operation of mission critical applications

·Used scripting skills to automate application and system maintenance

·Provided technical advice and mentoring for users, developers and analysts

·Built and maintained Solaris and Redhat Linux servers and workstations

·Maintained patch levels, performed security hardening and system backups

·Monitored system health by monitoring application and operating system logs

·Interfaced with Government customers to assure high levels of satisfaction

·Interfaced 100+ Solaris and Redhat servers with multi-terabyte SAN

·Maintained Sybase and MySQL database servers

·Systems administrator for Sun, Redhat, True64, and Microsoft Windows servers

·Provided technical input for capacity planning and performance enhancement

Oct 2006 - Jan 2008

Unix Systems Administrator

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems

Unix Systems Administrator - MUOS (Mobile User Objective System) 10/06 to 01/2008

·Installed and configured applications for MUOS military communications project

·Assisted developers and programmers to integrate AMS digitizer hardware, operating systems and applications

·Implemented open source bare metal backup and recovery for remote sites

·Systems Administration, monitoring, user accounts, networking and backups

·Security scanning, hardening and final testing for deliver to General Dynamics

·Korn and bash shell scripting for automation and maintenance

·Travelled to customer site for installation for acceptance testing

Nov 2004 - Dec 2006

Senior Unix Systems Administrator

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems

Senior UNIX Systems Administrator - BLM National Test Lab 11/04 to 12/06

·Install, configure, network and maintain AIX 5.3, SuSE SLES 9, Solaris 8 and RedHat5 systems for BLM National Test Lab R&D projects

·Evaluated and tested COTS software and BLM custom applications

·Managed test lab network – NIS, DNS, Active Directory, Oracle, MySQL and Sybase Databases, Apache/Tomcat, SAMBA and GIS applications

·Maintained patch levels on Solaris 8,9 and 10 and Redhat 4 and 5 servers

·Managed Network Attached Storage (NAS) and EMC SAN for Lab Environment

·Created and maintained user accounts, privileges, permissions and acls

·Researched and implemented Unix Open Source tools for BLM testing

·Created Virtual Linux and AIX LPAR environment on IBM p5 hardware

·Built VMWareServer and Workstation Virtual environments for Linux testing

·Created Virtual Environments with Microsoft Virtual Server and Sun Virtualbox

·Spearheaded effort for Microsoft Active Directory Authentication for UNIX servers

·Performed security scans and hardening using CISecurity, NMAP, NESSUS and other open source security scanners

·Configure secure remote access using secure shell (SSH) and secure sockets layer (SSL), secure VNC and VPN using encryption and certificates

·Maintained a high level of satisfaction with the BLM management and users

Feb 2004 - Nov 2004

Unix Systems Administrator

Alumni Consulting Group

Alumni Consulting Group

UNIX Systems Administrator – BLM National Test Lab 04/2004 to 11/2004

·On contract to hire with Northrop Grumman at the BLM National Test Lab

·Performed builds, application installations, networking, backups and creation of test lab environments for BLM proprietary GIS applications.

·Maintained AIX 4 and 5, Redhat 4 and 5 and Solaris 8 and 10 operating systems

Feb 2002 - Apr 2004

Systems Management Integrator Professional

IBM Global Services

IBM Global Services

Systems Management Integrator Professional (Advanced) - 02/2002 to 04/2004

·Maintained AIX RS6000 and P-series, Solaris, Red Hat, SGI IRIX servers

·Performed installations, backups and monitoring

·Provide customer support for application and database installs, configurations and upgrades in a hosting oriented data center

·Performed OS/Hardware troubleshooting, problem resolution, customer and vendor interface.

·Build and maintain web servers using Apache and IBM applications

Oct 2000 - Feb 2002

Sr Systems Administrator

Galileo International/Cendant

Galileo International/Cendant

Sr. Systems Administrator 10/2000 to 02/2002

Position involves maintaining UNIX infrastructure for Cendant Airline Ticketing

·Build, install and manage enterprise UNIX/Linux servers in a 24x7 environment

·Network/OS/Hardware troubleshooting and vendor interface

·Maintain AIX Oracle database servers and Solaris web servers

Mar 2000 - Oct 2000

Network Consultant

Analysts International

Analysts International

Network Consultant 03/00-10/00 on contract with US West

lInstall and configure Windows NT Terminal Server Edition and Citrix Metaframe.

lCreated and benchmarkedCitrix and Windows 2000 evaluation test-bed networks

lProvided evaluation reports to US West based on R&D testing of Metaframe servers 

Apr 1995 - Mar 1997

Systems Administrator

Aztek Engineering, Inc. – Boulder, Co.

Aztek Engineering, Inc. – Boulder, Co.

Systems Administrator 04/95-03/97

lResponsible for installation, configuration, and networking of SunOS, Solaris, and Windows NT servers

lProvided Windows 95 and Microsoft Office desktop support for 50 electrical engineers

lPerformed Webmaster duties for corporate internet and intranet web servers.

lImplemented Help Desk using Razor Problem Tracking System.

Jul 1993 - Apr 1995

Systems Adminstrator

Multum Information Systems

Multum Information Systems - Denver, Co.

Systems Administrator 07/93-04/95

lSupported a small network of SUNOS 4.x, OS/2, and NT servers

lProvided user desktop support on Windows/Intel platform

lResponsible for installation of medical software products at remote sites

lDirected computer room and office computing infrastructure transition between sites. 

Jan 1991 - Jul 1993

R&D Engineer

Autotrol Technology Co

Autotrol Technology Co. – Denver, Co.

R&D Engineer 01/91-07/93

lPerformance testing on Unix workstations running CAD systems

lGeneral Unix System Administration - SUNOS, Dec Ultrix, AT&T, SCO 

1976 - Jan 1991

DP Systems Coordinator

Hughes Aircraft Co. – Space and Communications Group

Hughes Aircraft Co. – Space and Communications Group – Aurora, Co.

DP Systems Coordinator / Senior Computer Operator 1976-01/91

lHelp-desk, PC Desktop, Unix, VMS, and CDC Server support

lMainframe operations – Control Data 6600 & Cyber 170, CDC and DEC Minicomputers.



Technical Support - Systems and Applications

Provide support for complex applications and systems. Installations, upgrades, configuration and integration, troubleshooting and problem resolution, root cause analysis. Assist users, developers, testers, integrators and analysts with technical issues.

Systems Administration

Build, configure, network, maintain and integrate Unix, Linux and Microsoft Windows servers. Implement backup and monitoring solutions, bare metal recovery, tuning, troubleshooting and problem resolution. Redhat and Suse Linux, Ubuntu and variants, Solaris, AIX, Tru64, BSD, SCO.  


To provide high level technical support for systems and applications and use my years of systems administration experience to provide valuable assistance to the users of those systems.


Amateur Radio, Computers and Networking, playing folk music on banjo and guitar.

Bible Study and Christian Living.

Top Secret/SCI

Department of Defense