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Systems Engineer/Administrator

Illinois, United States
April 04, 2018

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Joe Vidal Gonzalez III

**** ******* ***.

Morton Grove, IL. 60053

Phone: 443-***-****


ACTIVE CLEARANCE: Top Secret/SCI w/CI Polygraph

OBJECTIVE: To obtain a position as a Senior Systems Administrator/Engineer (Microsoft/Virtual environments) where my full potential can be achieved and utilized.


• Total of 18 years of experience in IT field.

• United States Navy, 5 years of experience as an Information System Technician.

• Windows 2003/2008/2012/2016 Server/Windows 7/Windows 10 configure and administration

• HBSS 4.5 Server configure and administration

• Blackberry Enterprise Server 4.1.6 configure and administration

• Windows Active Directory provisioning, Group Policy, DNS, DHCP administration

• Microsoft Exchange 2003 configure and administration

• VMware 5.5 infrastructure architecture design and implementation

• VMware View 5.2 (VDI) configure and administration

• VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) configure and administration

• VMware View Composer configure and administration

• VMware Update Manager configure and administration

• Hyper-V infrastructure architecture design and implementation

• Infoblox administration

• VTC setups

• Solarwinds configure and administration

• Netgear switch configurations

• HP Blade Center administration

• EMC San storage, AX/CX/VNX/Clariion configure and administration

• Symantec Backup Exec, Networker, Veritas configure and administration

• Santricity

• Nessus

• Keeps clients up to date with current operating system, hot fixes, fens, and security updates.

• Formulates and evaluates plans of action for current network life extensions and upgrades.

• Responsible for the daily maintenance in relation to my networks.

• Supervised a diverse group of 12 within a fast-paced production environment.

• Concise communicator possessing outstanding problem solving and interpersonal skills.



Solaris 8

Security+ CE

Storage+ CE


Strayer University, Washington, DC. Bachelor Degree - 3/2006

Major: Computer Networking

E.C.P.I college of Technology, Virginia Beach, VA. Associate Degree - 5/2004

Major: IT/Networking


Northrop Grumman - 6/2016 – Present Rolling Meadows, IL.

• Team Lead, Systems Administrator 4

-Technical duties include the planning, implementation and administration of Microsoft, Linux and UNIX domains to include Microsoft Sever 2003/2008/2012, Red Hat Linux 5, Solaris 9 servers and Windows 7/10 workstations on 30 domains. I administer Symantec Backup Exec for backups and Symantec Endpoint for intrusion detection. I utilize Active Directory to provision objects within the domain, GPO’s, DHCP, DNS and domain-wide scripts to manage the domains. I also keep all systems up to date with patching, STIG requirements, firmware updates and system updates as required. I keep all systems secure utilizing DSS, RMF and DISA guidelines. Projects currently working include upgrading Servers to Windows Server 2012R2, Workstations to Windows10, upgrading Symantec Backup Exec/Symantec Endpoint to latest versions and build-out of WSUS and Hyper-V 2012/2016. Nessus administration for vulnerabilities throughout all domains.

Lockheed Martin - 6/2015 – 6/2016 Washington, DC.

• Team Lead, Systems Engineer STF, DOD agency

-Virtualization Lead responsible for a team of six. Technical duties include the planning, implementation and administration of virtual environments to include VMWare vCenter 5.5 (SRM, Update Manager) and Hyper-V 2012R2 where designing and creating of infrastructures, vm’s, configuring virtual switches (NIC teaming), and provisioning data storage are daily tasks. OS baseline creations include Windows Server 2008/2012, Linux RHEL 6.6 and CentOS. Remote implementations and configurations of Servers completed using HP Blade iLO’s. Infoblox administration duties include DNS and DHCP duties on an Enterprise level.

ASRC Federal - 4/2015 – 9/2015 Washington, DC.

• Senior Systems Engineer, DOD agency

-Part of a team responsible for a full data center relocation effort. Duties include network discovery using Altiris, the knowledge and ability to maintain, configure and upgrade 300 different Applications, NetApps and Hitachi storage solutions, VMWare 5.1, VMWare VDI solution, Windows Server 2008/2003, Windows 7, Red Hat 5/6 and Solaris 5/8 for relocation.

Novetta Solutions - 8/2014-3/2015 Fort Washington, MD.

• Systems Engineer, DOD agency

-Systems Administrator that handled the build-outs, maintenance, troubleshooting and upgrades of Microsoft Windows 2008 environments utilizing Active Directory, DNS, DHCP and GPO’s. I designed and implemented Build-outs of VMware infrastructures that included (VMwareView, VMware SRM, vCenter, Virtual desktops, Virtual switches, datastores), Backup solutions (HP and VMware), San storage (NetApp), Clear Cubes, McAfee Virus Scan and CAC card installation. I handled remote patching using Shavlik Protect. I utilized Retina Scanner for DISA STIG compliance. I configured and implemented an environment with a NetApp 2240-4 storage device and IBM Blade Center H. I utilized Active Directory to provision objects within the domain.

ManTech International Corporation - 12/2011-8/2014 Washington, DC.

•Senior Systems Engineer/Administrator, DOJ agency

-I administered multiple Windows Server 2003/2008 domains running Windows XP/7 workstations, both physical and virtual. Domains are physical as well as virtual utilizing VMware 5.5, VMware View 5.2 (VDI), Update Manage, VMware View Composer as well as VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) for disaster recovery purposes. My daily duties included troubleshooting-maintaining-upgrading VMware hosts, servers and desktops, server/workstation imaging, patching, using Active Directory for account creation-permissions-group policies, DHCP for IP address assignments and DNS for name resolution. I utilized Active Directory to provision objects within the domain. I used Remedy for all tasks created, given and updated. I handled troubleshooting network connectivity issues, server errors, and user desktop errors. I was in part responsible for designing, supporting and maintaining the environments. I maintained EMC VNX/CX/AX SAN’s connected to the networks via Brocade switches. I maintained and utilized Symantec NetBackup 7.1. I administered McAfee ePO 4.5 using Virus Scan Enterprise 8.7i.

Knowledge Management Inc. 5/2011- 12/2011 Ft. Washington, Md.

•Systems Engineer, DoD agency

-I administered a Windows Server 2003/2008 domain running Windows XP and Windows 7 workstations, two Terminal Servers, DTW’s, one SAN, Cisco switches in 3 different environments utilizing three VLANS. I used Retina scanner for DoD compliance. I maintained all COTS/GOTS/Oracle softwares, kept them update and within DISA STIG regulation. I migrated all workstations from XP to Windows 7 and migrated 2003 Servers to Server 2008. I utilized Active directory to manage all user accounts and GPO’s necessary to delegate and provide access for the domain. I utilized Active Directory to provision objects within the domain. I created and maintained a testing environment for all new Oracle applications to confirm patches and security setting changes required for production. I maintained workstation and server baselines. I performed imaging using Clonezilla, Ghost and Acronis

CGI Federal 9/2008 – 4/2011 Ft. Washington, Md.

•Systems Engineer, DoD agency

- I created and maintained an HBSS 4.5 environment on Windows Server 2003 platform. HBSS modules utilized, deployed and upgraded were HIPS, DLP, VSE, Policy Auditor, RSD, (Roll-up Extender, ArcSight Connector.) I handled day-to-day operations, maintenance, and troubleshooting efforts for all HBSS products and deployments. I performed all patching efforts. I handled all STIG and CTO compliance efforts in regards to HBSS. I provided network administration and support of networks and related systems, workstations, and associated software along with stand-alone systems, laptops and peripheral devices. My support tasks included but were not limited to: account management; audit log review and collection; design, build and support desktop and laptop images; hardware maintenance upgrades and replacement; configuration management to include GPO’s; utilize Active Directory to provision objects within the domain; patch deployment; maintain inventories of all hardware/software/licenses; like-cycle upgrades as necessary; user training and support. I administered a BlackBerry Enterprise Server environment. I handled the configurations, implementations, and administration duties. I administered two Microsoft Windows domains consisting of four Windows Server 2003 domain controllers, two Windows Server 2003 file servers, two Microsoft Exchange 2003 servers, one Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration server, two print servers, two application servers, one Blackberry server, two HBSS servers; NetScreen 5GT/25/50 firewalls; NetScreen Intrusion Detection and Prevention devices; Cisco 2801 routers, HP 4000m switches, 28 network printers, and 190 local and remote Windows XP Professional clients.

-I used Shavlik Protect for patch management.

CSC (Computer Merchant) 1/2008 – 8/2008 Arlington, Va.

•Network Administrator, DoD agency

-I was part of two man team that maintained, troubleshot, and upgraded three Windows 2003 Server domains utilizing Active Directory, DNS and DHCP for management purposes. I utilized Active Directory to provision objects within the domain. I administered Lotus Notes for messaging for the domain. I setup and maintained five Polycom VTC’s. I configured Networker 7.4 for backup purposes. I Maintained and updated phone switch panel for all users on domain. I administered WSUS server.

FGM Inc. 8/2007 – 1/2008 Reston, Va.

•Network Administrator, DOJ agency

-I was part of a team that designed, built and maintained three Microsoft Windows domains utilizing Active Directory (GPO’s), DHCP and DNS. I utilized Active Directory to provision objects within the domain. I secured the domain environment utilizing DISA Gold Disk. I was part of team that labeled and cabled all servers and switches for all networks both Windows and Unix environments. I created a Wiki server for test and development purposes on a Microsoft Windows domain.

Intergraph Corporation 4/2005 – 8/2007 Bethesda, Md.

•Network Administrator, DoD agency

-I was directly responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting, and updating Windows XP/Solaris 8-10 environments. To include Server administration duties with Active Directory, DNS, DHCP and DISA STIG’s. I utilized Active Directory to provision objects within the domain. I administered Spectra Logic ATL hardware is currently for backups utilizing Vertias Netbackup 6. I was part of a team that migrated HP-UX 11 server to Solaris 10 server and upgraded all workstations to Windows XP in accordance with DOD government standards. I configured and maintained a Flexlm License. I was the primary Hand Receipt Holder for all equipment within my network.

General Dynamics 5/2004 – 4/2005 Ft. Meade, Md.

•Network/DMS Administrator, DoD agency

-I was responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting, and updating three separate domains containing 32 servers (2000/2003) with 3,000+ users. My administration duties consisted of Active Directory for provisioning objects, DNS, DHCP, and Exchange 2000. I created and maintained two DMS servers and a DMDS system. I administered Veritas Backup solution. I lead of team that partnered with Microsoft that migrated an environment to Active Directory. I was the Exchange Administrator, directly responsible for creating e-mail accounts, updating MS-Access databases, installing new software, upgrading existing software, maintaining system updates.

United States Navy 5/1999 – 5/2004 (Honorable Discharge) Norfolk, Va.

•Network Administrator, Telecommunications Supervisor

Naval Computer Telecommunication Area Master Station

-Provided customer support for over 70 exchange servers worldwide. I was the Database Administrator, Responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting, and updating the databases on SCO UNIX and NT platforms using the X.500 standard. I performed Master Update Authority duties on Directory Update Service Center (DUSC) and the Update Authority Component (UAC). I was responsible for the set up and installation of Defense Message System (DMS) software on NT Workstations. I provided training on the use of DMS and Turboprep to aid in the cutover from GATEGUARD messaging to DMS. I supervised 30 personnel on 8 telecommunications systems valued in excess of $4 million, maintaining 100% accountability. I Coordinated and implemented one-on-one technical/operating training for 15 military and civilian personnel on all telecommunications systems. I monitored message traffic flow, performed operational tests and required adjustments on 8 telecommunications systems. I ensured directives regarding modes and frequencies to ensure circuit connectivity were updated and followed in accordance with DOD operating procedures (SOPs).


CISSP (Infosec Institute Nov 16’)

Micorsoft Azure (70-533) training (DOD March 16’)

Comptia CASP (Knowlogy August 14’)

VMware View: Install, Configure, Manage v5.1 (New Horizons Oct 13’)

VMWare Vsphere ESXI 5 (Global Knowledge June 12’)

Server 2008 Active Directory (TestOut 11’)

Security+ (VTE) Sept. 09’

CCNA (TestOut) Sept. 09’

BlackBerry Enterprise Server version 4.1.6 - Part 1 & 2 (R.I.M.) July 09’

HBSS 3.0 training (VTE) June 09’

Xataca Training (NGA) June 07’

UNIX Administration: Hands-On (Learning Tree) Aug. 06’

Solaris: A Hands-On Introduction (Learning Tree) Nov. 05’

Active Directory Implementation (Microsoft) DEC. 04'

DMS System Administrator school (U.S. Army) OCT. 04'

Leadership Training (US Navy) DEC. 03'

IT Technical Training School (US Navy) NOV. 99'


Upward Bound (LAYC) Washington, D.C. Volunteer

Certified Personal Trainer/Nutritional Consultant (NPTI)

Strayer University Basketball Team, Point Guard

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