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Systems Administrator

Ellenwood, Georgia, United States
January 04, 2018

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John Edward Kemker, III

**** ***** ** *********, ** 30294


Career Summary ISO 9000 experienced Systems Administrator with strong troubleshooting skills and high commitment to uptime.


WIS International

Inventory Supervisor -- Current

●Inventory control and counting.

●Manage team of 1 to 20 Inventory Associates to ensure accurate, fast inventory of customer product.

Naughty Kitten Art

Systems Administrator/Consultant -- January 2016 – June 2017

●Website installation and configuration, using Apache, Tomcat

●Configuration Management using Chef

●Install and manage Berkely DB nosql database server

●Install MySQL server

●Python, perl, ksh scripting

●Advise and plan business continuity

Georgia Department of Corrections

Legal Library Aide – January 2010 – January 2016

●Supported legal research requests using Lexis-Nexis software.

Independent Contracting

Independent Consultant – January 2016 - Present

●Provide Linux/UNIX System Administration support to various private clients

EDS, an HP company

Infrastructure Specialist – January 1999 – January 2010

●ISO 9000 Trained and Experienced

●Strong Python, Perl and Korn shell (KSH) scriptingskills

●Installed and configured UNIX (SUSE Linux, AIX, Solaris 2.5 through 10, HP/UX) servers, loaded software, configured systems software and audited the systems to meet security standards and minimize vulnerabilities and penetration. Strong Solaris 10 experience

●Provided System Administration support for Oracle, MySQL and DB2 databases.

●Installed and rebuilt systems according to standard documented procedures.

●Used automation tools to administer over 60 physical servers running over 400 virtual servers under Solaris 10, as well as various other servers under Linux, AIX, HP/UX, etc.

●Maintained server Operating Systems (OS) at latest approved patch levels.

●Participated in disaster recovery planning, implementation and testing.

●Diagnosed and resolved issues involving various networking protocols, including but not limited to TCP/IP, SMTP, SNMP, DNS/BIND, FTP, TFTP, BOOTP, DHCP, etc.

●Wrote general-purpose scripts to leverage SSH protocol stack for automation of server maintenance in order to assure a repeatable and consistent management of servers.

●Wrote and maintained documentation according to ISO 9000 standards.

●Practiced strict change and configuration management procedures as per company policies.

●Experienced with Solaris 2.5 through 10, HP/UX, SunCluster and Veritas Cluster technology for both BellSouth and Kraft Foods customers.

●High-Availability environments, ZFS & Veritas Storage software, EMC solutions

●Subversion, CVS and other version control systems

●Supported virtual switchboard application for VOIP services while on BellSouth account, including instrumentation of critical points of application to ensure timely notification of potential problems

Primerica Financial Services Midrange Systems Administrator – January 1997 – January 1999

●IBM AIX 4.x

●Microsoft Windows NT 4 & 2000

●Remote access solutions

●Internet Firewall

●Korn Shell and Perl Scripting

Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Atlanta

Systems Manager – August 1989 – January 1997

●VMS on mid-scale VMSclusters

●Information Security Officer

●Member of National Advisory Group, Information Security (NAGIS)

●Installed first Internet firewall in VA system

●DCL (Digital Command Language) and Perl scripting

●Digital UNIX (now known as Tru64 UNIX)

●Programming and application support using M(UMPS) programming language

●Database Administrator for hospital information system

●Improved backup times of system threefold

●Performance tuning of system

●Spearheaded several projects to bring the Medical Center higher availability and reliability


●Graduated Henderson High School, Chamblee, GA June 1981


Veritas technologies (Clustering, Storage Foundation)

Sun Microsystems/Oracle Technologies (SunCluster, ZFS, Solaris 10)

ISO 9000, Remedy, Change Management, Subversion

EMC Storage


Linux (Red Hat, Ubuntu, SUSE)

Scripting (Korn Shell, Perl, Python, DCL, M)

Apache, WebSphere, Zabbix

Network Protocols (TCP/IP, DNS, FTP, SMTP, Sendmail, XMDCP)

Awards and Acknowledgements

●1995 Atlanta Federal Employee of the Year nominee

●Consistently received above-average performance reviews

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