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Engineer Active Directory

Gainesville, Virginia, United States
May 30, 2017

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Network Administrator

Network Administrator with over 12 successful years of experience in the IT field seeking opportunity supporting critical infrastructure components to include Active Directory and GPO management, Cisco VoIP, Cisco ASA, F5, Palo Alto, and Web Gateway appliances. Multiple versions of Exchange, Office 365 email clients and daily management and documentation of VMware, Windows and Linux environments. I’m able to integrate myself immediately into a team environment or work proficiently in an isolated role as well. I’ve been sponsored and held multiple clearances from Secret to Public Trust and continue to look for roles supporting government agencies and sponsored contractors.


Nisgaa Data Systems – Network Engineer May 2016 - Present

Providing technical documentation for Government client to include Service Migration Plan(SMP), Engineering Design Plan(EDP)for migration of Windows infrastructure (Active Directory, ADFS, Server 2012, SQL Server, SharePoint and Exchange). Designed network architecture for newly created data center, to include routing, switching In band /Out of band utilizing CISCO solutions (Nexus 7000, 5000, 2000). Data storage (EMC, Data Domain, Nimble), Disaster Recovery (Veeam, Commvault). SharePoint services running on Dell Nutanix hardware.

WireMeUp Solutions Inc. – Network Engineer Sep 2015 – Apr 2016

Implemented zone based firewalling and security rules on Palo Alto Firewalls. Deployed AT&T and Verizon Carrier Vendors onto the Cloud Infrastructure. Automated a variety of routine system administration tasks. Remotely troubleshoot Cisco and Fortigate firewall configurations for various colocation clients.

Liquidity Services – Data Center Engineer II Oct 2013 – Aug 2015

Managed the VoIP Cisco environment to include documentation and training of helpdesk staff for troubleshooting via Call Manager (CUCM). Lead successful migration of Exchange 2010 to Office 365. Implemented and managed a MPLS network for 8 remote sites including Canada for newly acquired entities then deployed a VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure for the employee base to access domain resources. Provided administration of VMware ESXi environments including Change Management and Asset management. Utilized LANdesk software for Patch Management of network devices. Document all request and changes via SalesForce ticketing software.

Latisys – Technical Systems Administrator Mar 2011 – Sept 2013

Configured, troubleshoot and upgraded Checkpoint Firewalls for Managed Clients. Resolved and updated Tier II support tickets for managed Firewall clients. Configured Policy Rules, DMZ and VDOM’s for multiple managed hosted clients as well provide Smart Hands service of Windows / Linux servers. Simultaneously maintained, configured and supported over 450 managed firewalls. Provided all clients with regular status reports of their respective trouble tickets per client SLA.

Patent and Trade Office – Systems Administrator Nov 2010 – Feb 2011

Managed and created both remote-access and site-to-site VPN tunnels in a primarily Cisco environment. Monitored network infrastructure (latency, jitter, dropped packets, line errors, remediate issues). Trained and provided documentation for Tier 1 Analysts to assist with problem solving steps for VPN users calling into helpdesk. Provided phone/email technical support for over 10k user base. Installed, tested, maintained, and upgraded Windows operating systems software and databases on HP and Dell laptops with proper VPN configurations and PCAnywhere software

Verizon Telecommunications – Network Technician Jan 2006 – Oct 2010

Installed ports, wired them to the central computer room and terminated within the comms cabinet. Installed data/video services requiring coax and cat5 / cat6 cable runs to multiple residential locations. Connected drops, local cables, and inside/outside wiring to a variety of terminals and locations. Followed installation diagrams, AWAS (Laptop PC) and blueprints; tracked work and service orders. Conducted quality assessments to establish whether services installed functioned properly. Install fiber-optic cable to curb terminals. Established on-site maintenance fiber splicing. Performed cable pair recovers for new work orders

ITT Corporation – System Administrator (Secret Clearance issued) Oct 2003 – Oct 2005

Worked OCONUS in Basrah, IRAQ as a contractor with the United States Army to install, integrate, troubleshoot, repair, and replace Automated Data Processing Equipment. Installed, configured, and maintained DOD-approved communications software on governmental computers. Maintained Access Management of proper users Managed system stability of unclassified (NIPRnet), classified, secret (SIPRnet), and Coalition Secret (CENTRIXS) Join client computers to Windows 2003 domain Configure Microsoft Outlook and manage personal folders in all versions of outlook Install, configure, and maintain security software on military computer system.

United States Army (75D Personnel Records Specialist) Jan 1986 – Jan 1990

Prepared reports on strength levels and status of personnel, evaluated personnel qualifications for special assignment. Prepared and processed requests for transfer or reassignment also processed centralized and decentralized promotions and reduction actions. Processed classification/reclassification actions. Prepared orders and request for orders, prepared and maintained officer and enlisted personnel records. Prepared and reviewed personnel casualty documents update DD93, SGLI forms, approve request for family member military ID cards. Monitors suspense actions. Initiated, monitors and processes personnel evaluations. Transfers records. Processes personnel for separation and retirement.


University of Phoenix Apr 2013 – Feb 2018

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Expected Graduation)


Cisco Routers / Switch configuration SQL Server Administration

VMware vSphere Administration Employee Mentoring / Training

Storage Administration SDWAN, MPLS, VLANS, VPNS

VMware VDI implementation CompTIA Certified – Security +

Polycom Audio Visual Administration MCITP Certified – Windows Server 2008

Data Center device management MCP Certified – Exchange Server

Monitoring Tools: Nagios, PRTG, OpManager Remote Tools: RDP, Bomgar, Telnet/SSH

Perl, JAVA, Scripting, JENKINS, Chef LANDesk, Microsoft SCOM

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