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Manager Engineer

Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States
January 05, 2018

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Roderick John Walti

***** ********* **., ****** ***** Verdes, CA 90275

Cell: 310-***-****

Information Technology Enterprise Exchange and Network Engineer

Transforming Business Requirements into Scalable Technical Solutions

Consistent success in analyzing, planning, installing, configuring, maintaining network infrastructure in the enterprise. Virtualization specialist emphasizing best practice techniques. Exhibits superior problem-solving skills and techniques to resolve issues quickly, efficiently, and professionally. Work collaboratively and independently in cohesive teams. Provide expertise to explore, test, and assess solutions to remain current with emerging technologies. Proven leader, strategizing business solutions to meet growing needs of companies. Superior management abilities harnessing root-cause analysis techniques to eliminate bottlenecks, inefficiencies, and defects, delivering highly successful solutions.


9/10 – Present Smart and Final Senior Systems Engineer II - Responsible for 2500 users Office 365 after migrating from Windows AD 2008 & Clustered Exchange 2010 with Stretched DAG for DR on ESXi vSphere 5.5 on Nimble iSCSI Storage SAN, Barracuda Load Balancer, Symantec EPP, Expert with DNS, DHCP, SFTP, SSH, SSL Certs, Powershell, MDF/IDF Support. Managed SMTP Gateway, Backup Exec and Veeam to ExaGrid & Tape with mailbox restores & ediscovery, Virtualized many servers,, managed Cisco ASA VPN with RSA SecureToken Secure ID, AnyConnect & firewall using IPSec & DMZ, Support of Checkpoint, Palo Alto, Sidewinder & ASA Firewalls, Supported Motorola Wireless APs & Controllers, worked with IOS on Cisco Routers & Switches, Citrix Farms, WSUS, Group Policy, Worked with ScriptLogic, BMC, AirWatch MDM, BES. Support for 309+ Stores & 6 warehouses on MPLS, Netreo & Solarwinds monitoring, Remedy tracking, Implemented LANSweeper. In charge of Migration from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010, Migrated Henrys Market users to Sprouts on P2P VPN, Migrated Exchange 2010 to Office 365, Involved with PCI & SOX Audits using Splunk. Implemented Hybrid Exchange & Office 365 in cloud, Managed ShoreTel phone system with VoIP & SharePoint 2016 OneDrive & Skype for Business, Managed IIS & Apache on Linux and Windows.

9/02 – 10/12 City of Palos Verdes Estates / Palos Verdes Estates Police Dept. IT Manager - In charge of all aspects of 12 Server, 75 user Windows 2003 / Exchange Server and IT infrastructure environment. On Call 24x7, Responsible for all IT Support and project management relating to City & Police Dept. functions. Implemented Windows 2003 Active Directory with GPO management, Exchange migration from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2003, Managed SQL Server 2005, Installed Certificates for Secure SSL Webmail, upgraded backbone to switched 1Gbps then upgraded ProCurve Switches to 10Gbps Backbone, Manage Cisco Routers, Sonicwall Firewall and WatchGuard routers/firewalls. Implemented VMware ESX, Implemented Symantec Enterprise AntiVirus Spam Protection for SMTP Gateways. Implemented Microsoft Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) for automated patch management using Group Policy, Managed Security Project to Implement Intrusion Prevention and Content Filtering, Implemented SMTP Gateway for SPAM & Antivirus Protection then upgraded to IronPort SPAM SMTP Appliance, implemented Sonicwall SSLVPN, ran periodic Intrusion Prevention Security Scans using Tenable Nessus, Sunbelt SNSI tools and performed remediation. Created VB Scripts to determine local admins, Responsible for WAN connection to LASD leased line for Department of Justice (DOJ) interface, implemented Sonicwall NSA3500 Unified Threat Management Firewall with integrated LDAP authentication, Manage Citrix Metaframe Server and ICA clients for Pentamation, worked with IBM AIX UNIX and Smity for computer aided dispatch using Spillman. Support of Video surveillance CCTV systems, implemented iSCSI SAN for VMware ESXi with vSphere 4.1.

1/10 – 3/10 Triple-L Acquisition Co, Triple-L Distibution Co., TepperBar, VegasBarSupply IT Manager Responsible for all aspects of IT support for 15 server MPLS network, Managed Windows 2003 & Windows 2008 Servers, 3 Active Directory Domains, MS Exchange 2003-2007, 3 Blackberry BES Servers, JD Edwards Financials, DocuWare, Create!Forms, Create!Fax, RightFax, VMware ESX, ESXi, vSphere, vCenter, Sonicwall VPN Based WAN across 5 sites, Cisco ASA 5505, SQL Server migrations, InterTel Phone Switch, Motorola Symbol MC9090 wireless barcode scanners using Cisco and Motorola wireless infrastructure.

9/05 – 01/10 L.A. County Office of the Assessor Sr. Network Administrator – Worked with all aspects of IT environment running MS Exchange and Active Directory. Worked with vendors to acquire products and services using RFP's, worked on determining items to be budgeted. Managed multiple IT Vendor Contracts, Implemented HP Systems Insight Manager with Insight Lights-Out (ILO) for 150+ MS Windows 2003 servers and 1600 users, Managed Projects to install and implement 55+ HP servers on Windows 2003 Server, Designed, Proposed, Installed and Configured EMC CX700 SAN with 22 TB of storage, wrote documentation of EMC SAN, worked with multiple vendors ISCSI, and NAS Appliances. Worked on SQL Server issues on multiple servers, setup ODBC connections, designed reports using Crystal Reports. Ran intrusion prevention security scans using Tenable Nessus and Sunbelt SNSI tools and performed remediation. Implemented Legato Networker Backup Solution, configured servers to connect to SAN through Fibrechannel McData Switch Fabric. Worked with Fedora and SUSE Linux with Nagios, worked on DoubleTake and HP Blade Systems Configuration, Migrated multiple servers to VMware ESX.

3/98 – 9/02 En Pointe Technologies Inc., Manager of Technical Operations – Technical manager, in charge of NOC/Helpdesk for 89 site Regus Corporation. Provided technical support to large enterprise customers, Confident making technical presentations to C-Level Executives, Worked in Pre-Sales support to provide proposals and scopes of work, remotely managed all CheckPoint Firewalls, Servers and Nodes. Managed project to install, configure and manage Cisco, HP and Intel Switches with V-LAN’s and Port Security. Added 2nd t-1’s to multiple sites and added discontiguous IP blocks to existing subnetted class “C” networks. Implemented firewalls with PPTP, IPSEC, FWZ, SKIP. Worked on SUSE Linux and Apache as public web server, Designed many multi-floor VLAN environments, Created VPN’s using IP-Sec 3DES encryption using VPN-1. Migrated all Cisco Routers from Cisco 2501's to 2611’s. Upgraded Checkpoint Firewalls, Installed Windows 2000 Active Directory over VPN. Completely allocated a /18 and obtained 2nd portable /18 (64 Class "C's or 16,382 hosts) from for use in customer’s environment based on current usage statistics. Installed and managed many network management utilities for network monitoring, threshold reporting and notification to include WhatsUp Gold, worked on SQL clustering project for Salvation Army. Managed 2 company move projects with complex LAN/WAN/Voice infrastructure needs and kept to strict timelines and budgets. Installed SSL support for Web Servers, Installed PGP security for email users, Installed Firewalls for various customers using a variety of hardware, Implemented PPTP VPN’s on DSL routers, worked with many flavors of UNIX, Setup DNS for many companies using AT&T provisioning tools and given with direct access to AT&T’s DNS Servers for adds moves and changes of DNS records. Managed project to move a newly acquired company First Source and En Pointe’s Irvine office. Managed project for City of Burbank to roll out Windows 95/NT Server city wide, worked on multiple Citrix Deployments, Replaced the City of Fullerton's backbone and LAN Infrastructure using HP Procurve Switches reducing collisions & improve throughput. Managed move for Cedars Sinai to include: wiring, ordering lines and all technical aspects of the move. Implemented RightFax Solution on Exchange for, Installed Servers using Windows / Exchange 2000, Migrated to Exchange 2000.

2/97 – 3/98 GE Capital IT Solutions, Senior Systems Engineer – Managed projects for AAA, Pfizer, HCR. Managed Exchange Servers for AAA, worked on problems for Teledyne, Bristol Myers Squibb, HCR project included a nationwide rollout of everything from installation of data cable, NT Servers (DHCP, Exchange and DRAS). Installed Microsoft Gateway Services for Netware, AAA Project included planning and implementation of NT Server Domain to replace Netware 3.12.

11/95 - 2/97 Vanstar Corporation, Project Manager - Enterprise – Managed various projects at LA Cellular, DirecTV, Sumitomo Bank, Nestle Corporation and Fuji Bank. Managed the move of Fuji Bank’s complete network infrastructure to a new building Implemented 100BaseT at DirecTV to include the Installation of Bay’s 100BaseT cards in BCN router, Bay 58000 Switch in their System 5000 Chassis Hub, Implemented Bay’s 28115 Fast Ethernet Switch on multiple segments. Planned and implemented a complete redesign of Novell Netware 4.1 NDS Tree and Server / WAN Structure at DirecTV. To include adding 100baseT NIC’s in all servers and many workstations. Installed DirecTV’s first Windows NT Primary Domain Controller and did stress testing to bring into production. Worked on Bay’s BCN to fix multiple problems relating to IPX Network numbers, AppleTalk, T1 Links, IDNX MUX, Frame Relay and more, Upgraded router code on Bay’s BCN Router to V10.0 to accommodate 100BaseT ILI’s, Upgraded cards in BCN Router to FRE 060’s. Worked on Shiva LanRover and Telebit Netblazer, Protocols used RIP, SAP, IPX, TCPIP, AppleTalk, PPP, EIGRP, OSPF, SNMP, SMTP, TELNET, FTP, TFTP, HTTP, and more. Installed Novell’s Netware connect for Dial-In and Dial-Out. Used a Network General Distributed and Portable Sniffer to diagnose problems on LAN and WAN.

8/95 - 11/95 Toyota Motor Corporation, Direct Contractor – OS/2 Migration to Windows 95. Upgraded from 4Mbps to 16Mbps Token Ring to Ethernet, completely documented existing environment, Upgraded client’s LAN Support Program.

7/93 - 8/95 Unocal Corporation, Senior LAN Engineer – Installation and support of 24 servers and 4500 users on a 200+ Server Novell 3.11, 3.12, 4.1 WAN. Installed; Appmeter, LAN Workgroup TCPIP, Rumba, Arcserve, Netsoft, PCS, Citrix Winview Server. MS Mail, Schedule Plus, Word 6.0, PC DOCS Open (Sybase), Soft Solutions, Autocad, MS-Office, WPWin 6.1, Lotus V5.0, HG3.0 Win, Routers, Hubs, Bridges and Switches. Managed MS-Mail Administration, Installed users on AS-400 and Mainframe via SNA and SAA Gateways, Built, rebuilt, and recovered servers, performed backups and restores, Automated the installation of Windows apps. Trained client services in user support and automated procedures. Installed CD-ROM Support on Servers, Installed Windows NT Advanced Server. Support Remote sites over WAN. Planned and implemented a large scale network re-segmentation and recabling project to include switched Ethernet and FDDI. Connected networks in remote sites to WAN. Installed Knight-Ridder, Reuters, Platts and FIMI systems, Installed and used Windows 95, Used Novell's Lanalyzer and Network General's Sniffer to diagnose problems related to Novell Routing and Frame Type issues over IPX and IP.

6/88 - 6/93 Inacomp Corporation, Systems Engineer – Sales and support of the following network products: Netware 2.12, 2.15c, 2.2, 3.11, Windows, OS/2 v2.0, IBM OS'2 LAN Server, AppleShare and Multimedia. Token Ring, Ethernet, Arcnet, and LocalTalk Topologies, 3270, 5250, Netware 2.X to 3.11 upgrades, AS/400 to Netware Integration, IBM Token Ring Bridge, Netware for Mac, WP, Lotus, WP Office, MS-Office, PageMaker & AutoCAD. 100+ Netware servers installed.

1/88 - 6/88 Datalan, Network Technician – Installed and maintained Novell Netware 2.05a and 2.15c, to include print servers.

1/87 - 1/88 Sun Computers, Service Manager – In charge of all support of PC’s and Apple products. Supervised 8 Technicians.

1/86 - 1/87 Personal Computer Center, Service Manager – Manager of service dept. supporting PC’s and Apple Products.


Feb – 2000 Nokia: Helsinki Finland to resolve problems with Oracle Based Application over slow WAN link.

Feb – 2001 Govt. of Ethiopia: Addis Ababa Ethiopia to Upgrade ISP and Configure Cisco Equipment, Checkpoint Firewall and UPS.


HP Partner HP / Microsoft Frontline Partner

Microsoft Partner Microsoft Partner

LA County Sheriff Assistant Chaplain


Feb 2016 CheckPoint Firewall Training

Aug 2015 Cisco CCNA Training

Mar 2015 Cisco UCS Training

Aug 2014 Cisco CCNP Training

Apr 2010 VMware Vsphere 4.0 Authorized 5 day FastTrack Training

Oct 2008 Spillman Conference Spillman, Security and Crystal Reports Training

Jan 2008 Spillman Police Computer Aided Dispatch on AIX & SUNOS, Certified

Sep 2006 EMC Clariion Foundations Course

Oct 2003 Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Professional Training Course

Oct 2003 Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Professional Training Course

Aug 2002 Packeteer Packet Shaper Technical Training Course

Dec 2001 Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Certified

Oct 2001 Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Training Course

Sep 2001 Microsoft Windows 2000 Combo Windows Server / SQL / Exchange Training Course

Aug 2001 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Training Course

Aug 2000 Checkpoint Firewall-1 “CCSE” Checkpoint Certified Security Engineer CP-2000

July 2000 Checkpoint Firewall-1 “CCSA” Checkpoint Certified Security Administrator CP-2000

July 2000 Checkpoint Firewall-1 CCSA and CCSE Training

Jun 1999 Compaq “Master ASE” Certified

Dec 1998 Citrix Winframe and Advanced Metaframe Training

Sep 1998 Cisco CRLS Router and LAN Switching Course

Jul 1998 Compaq Re-Certified ASE

Jun 1998 HP Re-Certified HP-Star

Jun 1998 HP NetServer Troubleshooting Course

Jan 1998 Cisco CIT InterNetworking Troubleshooting Course

Oct 1997 Hewlett Packard Server Certified “HP-STAR”

Aug 1997 Cisco ACRC Advanced Cisco Router Configuration Course

Aug 1997 Cisco ICRC Introduction to Cisco Router Configuration Course

Jul 1997 Compaq Accredited Systems Engineer “ASE”

May 1997 IBM Professional Server Expert “PSE”

Aug 1996 Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer “MCSE”

Aug 1996 Microsoft TCPIP Product Specialist & SMS Product Specialist “Certified”

Jul 1996 Novell Netware 4.1 Administration Test “CNE Re-Certified”

Apr 1996 Microsoft NT Server Product Specialist “Certified”

Mar 1996 Microsoft NT Workstation Product Specialist “Certified”

Feb 1996 Microsoft MS-DOS / Windows Microsoft Certified Product Specialist

Feb 1996 Microsoft BackOffice NT Training on NT W/S, NT Server, TCPIP, SMS (Vanstar’s LUNAR Program)

Jul 1995 Novell Netware 4.1 Advanced Administration Class

Jun 1995 Novell Netware 4.1 Installation and Configuration Class & Administration Class

Jul 1994 Novell Certified Netware Engineer "CNE"

Mar 1994 Novell Netware Network Technologies Class & TCPIP Certification

Jul 1992 IBM Certified Education LAN Specialist (SF, CA)

Aug 1988 Dale Carnegie Motivational Sales Training

1979-1985 United States Marine Corps Cpl., Field Radio Operations (El Toro), Secret Security Clearance

Oct 1979 National Technical Schools Hands on Computer Electronics Trade School

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