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Active Directory Engineer

Brownstown Charter Township, Michigan, United States
January 12, 2018

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Perry F. Caldwell Jr.

Brownstown, Michigan ***** • 313-***-****

Senior Systems Engineer

Results-driven IT professional with proven success designing and delivering world-class solutions for global companies by introducing advanced technologies to increase reliability and streamline system operations. Improved team productivity and increased profits through more defined roles and innovative system design. Proven achievements in effectively collaborating with cross-functional teams within fast-paced, deadline-driven environments. Able to handle multiple tasks effectively and master innovative software and tools.

Highlights of expertise:

•Carnegie Mellon processes studied for software development.

•Background in Linux, VMWare, Windows, and UNIX.

•Jira software for issue tracking

•Cloud support for applications and data availability.

•Redhat Ansible for Software Deployment and Configuration management


•Root cause analysis


•Disaster recovery implementation and documentation.

•Project Management.

•Customer facing


Professional Experience

Epitec Group, Allen Park, Michigan

Software Engineer 05/2016 – 11/2017

•Ford Motor Company software engineer supported Dev/Ops.

•Worked with the Ford cloud for installation of software applications.

•Worked with Developers to correct any problems associated with the cloud and the software.

•Supported multiple operating systems such as Red hat, Suse Linux and Windows

•Maintained multiple statistical applications.

•Supported Apache disaster recovery and availability.

•Helped streamline performance of servers and alleviate bottleneck.

•Worked in a large user environment.

•Utilized Jira and Ansible for issue tracking and configuration.

•Hadoop and Big Data support.

•LDAP and Active directory for a consistent user login across platforms.

•Supported an initial user base of over 150 users for one application, Anaconda.

•Also supported SAS application availability and usage.

•User desktop operating systems run on Windows 2007/2010 and Linux.

•Trained on HPs Voltage package.

•Worked with the Informatica team for installation and distribution. Setting up Dev, QA, and Production servers.

Environment: Linux, Application migration and support, Cloud, Windows

Beacon Hill Staffing Group LLC, Monroe, Michigan

Systems Engineer 01/2016 – 03/2016

•La-Z-Boy contractor to reduce legacy equipment utilizing VMware and RHEL.6.

•Performance monitoring.

•Troubleshoot problems and find root cause analysis.

•Use active directory to have single sign on whether Linux or Windows.

•Key person for CUPs distribution across multiple sites.

Environment: VMWare, Linux, LDAP, Linux printing

Iconma, Detroit, Michigan

Business Systems Analyst 08/2015 – 12/2015

•Contracted to Blue Cross Blue Shield Pharmacy Services of Michigan.

•Senior Systems Analyst working with large and small data table.

•Map data tables with Visio.

•Worked with Database Architectures.

•Data tables analyzed with SQL, Excel, and Access.

•Worked with multiple departments to get data tables for analysis.

•Project goal was to acquire benefit package identification (BPID) and map to pharmacy benefits.

•Exposed flaw in an Oracle database that was tracking prescription data which made the company aware of expenditures.

•Worked on a team whose goal was to identify lost income that was not mapped to a BPID.

Environment: Microsoft tools, Oracle database

Archway Delivered, Romulus, Michigan

Systems Engineer, 06/2015 – 08/2015

•Migrate HP-UX systems to Linux with a substantial cost savings.

•Support EMC Avamor to allocate storage.

•Map HP infrastructure with Visio.

•Email with Microsoft Outlook.

•Pushed for stronger maintenance of root password.

•Implemented sudo.

•Setup HP-UX software depot.

•Install VMWare on Linux partitions for virtual sessions.

Environment: UNIX, Linux, Storage

C & C Electronics, Flint, Michigan

Contractor/Senior Systems Analyst, 10/2013 – 05/2015

Worked with AWS to move applications in the cloud

LDAP and Active Directory management.

EMC zoning for customers using Windows, Linux, UNIX.

Worked with fiber cards and cabling for faster system response.

Utilized EMC VNX for cloud environments depending on the customer.

X-IO storage element for cloud hosting environments.

Responsible for Information technology solutions for companies requiring help putting together action plans for migration, installation and Disaster Recovery.

Supported and installed Puppet for Linux server administration.

Accountable for providing support for cloud hardware and software installations.

Supported Networking technologies.

Testing and validating of equipment and software.

Environment: Linux, EMC storage, VMWare, Cloud, UNIX

Accelion Health Systems, Madison Heights, Michigan

Senior Technical Analyst/Architect, 3/2013 – 9/2013

Migrated main software applications such as CPR+ and HDMS to the AWS cloud for DRP.

Designed and provided SAAS and IAAS cloud solutions.

Accountable for providing Cloud, VMware and WinTel administration, supporting users.

Site recovery manager and vSphere replicator

Installed patches and monitored logs for appropriate access to network.

Active directory, setting up and modifying as needed.

Performed HIPAA computer training on best practices.

Install patches to keep operating system current.

Created new virtualized servers with a base operating system of Microsoft Windows 2008 r2.

Support for Allscripts including disaster recovery and mission critical applications.

Responsible for VMWare administration supporting new and existing virtual machines.

Tested software to work on virtual machines.

Utilized VMware ESXi, virtual servers, Hypervisor, DRS and other VMware tools for redundancy and availability.

Worked on team to create disaster recovery procedures and best practices.

Performed application installs, testing, and development for users.

Setup Active Directory accounts and privileges.

Accountable for setting up new systems using DNS, DHCP and LDAP.

Environment: VMWare, Storage, Cloud

IBM, Dearborn, Michigan

IT Architect, 10/2010 – 11/2012

•Cloud migrations to free up legacy hardware.

•Worked with VPN and Firewalls with different customers.

•Experience with creating datacenters with 3000 to 4000 servers.

•Experience with the EMC VMAX as well as the VNX series.

•Used Python to run scripts

•LDAP and account creation with Active directory for customers.

•Utilized SCCM with a customer for configuration of their environment.

•Worked with customers to eliminate redundant data centers to become more functional.

•Architected comprehensive data center solutions.

•Conducted detailed analysis of existing systems to develop reports showcasing benefits of virtualization for clients.

•Mapped networks across various locations by running data gathering tool. Provided customer the information to reduce their footprint essentially eliminating redundancy.

•Utilized AWS Cloud migration path for clients to move their applications.

•Worked with Azure and AWS to make best recommendation to specific clients.

•Designed datacenter architecture documents including inventory as well final solution.

•Supported WinTel, VMware, storage, and UNIX platforms.

•Utilized MS Project and MS Visio for mapping out SAN architecture and tracking project milestones and statues.

•Responsible for providing Disaster recovery procedure for clients.

•Utilized Cirba, to map the architecture. This data would provide how systems are utilized.

Environment: UNIX, Linux, Cloud, VMware

Baker College, Allen Park, MI

Adjunct Professor, January 2010 – December 2011

Instructed courses in computer infrastructure, SQL, Networking, and MS PowerPoint.

Also taught Disaster recovery and Computer Architecture.

Chrysler Corporation

Computer Science Corporation, Sterling Heights, Michigan

Systems administrator, 10/2006 – 10/2009

Provided technical leadership to ensure Chrysler Corporation’s compliance with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) regulations.

Managed the networking of systems within the data center including switching and routing.

Responsible for Hardware testing for production usage.

Monitored, supported, and troubleshot 2000 servers of different operating systems including Solaris, AIX, and Red Hat Linux.

Responsible for performing root cause analysis.

Reviewed metrics for performance.

Brought in new EMC symmetrix equipment and removed equipment that was not under EMC maintenance.

Responsible for the implementation and support of Chrysler Dealer Connect.

Managed the virtualization of servers and applications for consolidation within data center.

Supported more than 2000 users within Michigan.

Delivered support to five separate data centers including Chrysler Financial and Dealer Connect.

Environment: Networking, WAN, UNIX, Windows, Storage, SOX.

Visteon Corporation

CDI Corporation, Plymouth, Michigan

Systems administrator, 10/2005 – 10/2006

Supported UNIX installations, maintenance and upgrades of servers from numerous manufacturers at four geographically dispersed data centers. Instigated clustered computing support.

Directed the setup of network information systems (NIS) user account single sign on infrastructure.

Supported Itanium servers for user data and availability.

Worked with a variety of platforms of UNIX such as HP and SUN.

Utilized TCP/IP protocols to install and maintain systems on the network.

Worked on maximum usage of datacenter space and utilities.

Accountable for Disaster Recovery testing and implementation.

Provided top-notch support to more than 3000 system users.

Liaised with customers and operations staff to gather data to create enhanced standards for servers and storage.

Supported NAS, IBM, and EMC storage.

Network resources such as DHCP and DNS.

Environment: IBM, EMC, HP, Dell, and Sun Servers

Ford Motor Company

EPITEC Group, Southfield, Michigan

Business Analyst, 8/2004 – 12/2004

•Managed the Enterprise Host Protection Audit System (EHPAS) for Ford Motor Company.

•Established EHPAS compliance requirements by working with Properly Administered Hosts (PAH) guidelines.

•Worked with UNIX support personnel and shared concerns with the business analysts.

•Communicated requirements to business analysts from UNIX support.

•Met with users to determine how best to apply EHPAS.

Pfizer Global Research and Development, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Associate UNIX System Consultant, 6/1995 – 1/2004

Network protocols to maintain systems on the network.

Pioneered the architecture and design of EMC standards.

Acted as project lead for server and storage consolidation initiative.

Identified and fostered relationships with vendors to procure Federal Drug Administration (FDA) hardware.

Authored and presented business analysis and executive summaries in support of new equipment purchases.

Performed compatibility testing of hardware and software with existing corporate infrastructure.

Met with application owners to develop SLA’s and downtime for upgrades.

Responsible for defining UNIX direction for local site with a global understanding.

Provided root cause analysis.

Worked with global personnel to develop concise direction.

Tested and developed applications and hardware for compliance within current infrastructure.

Spearheaded the establishment of test equipment to facilitate creation of Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP), tested, analyzed and documented results.

Maximized server usage, increased performance and reduced costs by assisting with the design process.

Environment: UNIX, Linux, EMC Storage, Windows, Oracle


Master of Science in Administration, Central Michigan University, Southfield, MI

Bachelor of Applied Science in Electronic Engineering Technology, Sienna Heights University, Southfield, MI

Highlights of expertise:

•SOX Compliance

•Puppet exposure.




•Installation and support of Microsoft IIS.

•Scripting with Perl and BASH.

•UNIX/Linux administration.



•Active Directory setup and administration.

•Security standards.

•Engineering solutions of hardware and software.

•Cirba & Visio used for infrastructure mapping.

•SCCM experience.

•Root cause analysis.

•Problem resolution

metrics for performance.

•Microsoft SQL.

•MS Exchange 2010.

•VMWare 5.1. vCenter/vSphere.

•Experience installing and configuring ESXi.

•Patch Operating systems.

•Disaster recovery implementation and documentation.

•Project Management

Training and execution.

•LAMP install and support.

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