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Data Systems Administrator

Escondido, California, United States
April 11, 2018

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Ronald D. Franssen Sr.

Senior IT Systems Administration Specialist

**** ****** ***, *********, ** 92026 Ph: 209-***-****



Highly experienced Enterprise Systems Administrator with strong skill set in managing, analyzing, and implementing complex technical information technology procedures; skilled in large Data Centers, top-performing Manager of Data Center operations for multiple clients, including Hardware, Storage and Software (OS), installing in highly virtualized environment using VM Ware. Credited with the responsibility for Data Center architecture, design, server environment, hardware requirements development, monitoring of systems, and testing of systems prior to and after moving to production; knowledge in acquisition, administration, analysis, technical support, and troubleshooting. Successfully meets the challenge of remaining current with new and developing technology.

Demonstrated skills in personnel management, client relations, training, and communication in a cutting-edge environment; demonstrated leadership with supervisors and consistent quality in the technical development of colleagues; confident in abilities and committed to performance excellence providing stability and growth in computing environments.


15+ years of IT Coordination / Support, Systems Administration Management and Support experience with a proven track record of success.

Served as an integral team member of five Systems Administrators directly responsible for 2,500 users and 50+ TB of data and storage; architected and implemented backup solution using Commvault, which included the reduction of data footprint by use of data de-duplication NAS storage devices from Quantum (DXi) - a significant cost savings of $250k.

Ability to leverage IT knowledge to support internal and external public information dissemination operations, instruct and assist both novice and advanced IT users, and conduct evaluations of hardware and software to recommend acquisitions and upgrades to existing capabilities.

Provide engineering solutions for various complex project and operational needs; install new/rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories and storage.

Generates positive impression while interacting with and supporting customers, as well as cultivating a secure impact to ensure success; research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks; identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.

Exceptionally advanced computer knowledge with an ability to manage complex disciplines and circumstances; provides competence under pressure in highly complicated situations; knowledge of configuration management concepts and life cycle management concepts sufficient to identify the need to upgrade or enhance component capabilities in response to problems and deficiencies.

Knowledge of customer service and support principles and methods sufficient to participate in delivery of a wide range of IT support.


Manage multiple tasks without compromise of quality or productivity; work effectively with little to no supervision; use sound organizational skills to achieve results that surpass goals and objectives; unique blend of leadership, analytical skills, creativity, technical acumen, and problem solving abilities.


Security On-Demand; San Diego, CA July 2015 – October 2017

Sr. Systems Administrator

Charged with all windows infrastructure, including all VM Ware and hardware in support of the environment.

Security On-Demand Con’t

Provide AV, Patching of hardware and OS; applications in support of the environment, include Exchange, TFS, IIS, Load balancers from F5 (LTM) and ZEN; SolarWinds monitoring.

Storage from multiple vendors, including HPE (lefthand), Nimble, Datrium, EMC (clarion and Islon) and Netapp.

Ensured a great reduction of cost, from use of tape in the environment to the de-duplication of data, reducing cost by hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Worked on many projects, covering data protection and business continuity, a primary focus of my career is ensuring a company, of any size, continuing to operate during an outage.

Hoop 5 Networks; Santee, CA 2014 - July 2015

Consulting Systems Engineer

Manage Data Center operations for multiple clients, including Hardware, Storage and Software (OS) Installs in highly virtualized environment, utilizing VM Ware.

Configure site to site VPN and firewalls for internet connectivity; monitor and maintain AD, DNS, DHCP and GPO’s.

T. B. Penick & Sons, San Diego, CA 2013 - 2014

Consulting Systems Engineer

Managed Data Center operations, including Hardware, Storage and Software (OS) installs in highly virtualized environment utilizing VM Ware.

Monitored and maintained AD, DNS, DHCP and GPO’s.

Hologic/Gen-Probe, San Diego, CA 2008 - 2013

Systems Administrator

Directly responsible for Data Center architecture, design, server environment, hardware requirements development, monitoring of systems, and testing of systems prior to, and after, moving to production. Served as a team member of five Systems Administrators that was responsible for 2500 users and over 50 Terabyte of data and storage.

Architected and implemented backup solution using Commvault, which included the reduction of data footprint by use of data de-duplication NAS storage devices from Quantum (DXi); cost savings of over $250,000.00 compared to many solutions.

Implemented VADP backup solution using vRanger, significant cost savings over CommVaults per Terabyte pricing model.

Implemented Microsoft system center DPM; removed cost of backup agents used for Exchange, SharePoint and SQL.

Developed DR center for quick establishment of new data center in case of catastrophic event at primary location, which included configuration of Cisco switches, addition of Dell blade chassis, and EMC SAN storage device.

Handled asset management system, including purchase, install, management and disposal at end of life.

Reduced costs in data center with use of VMWare through 5.1.; use of blade chassis to handle the many servers that were once on hardware; reduction of hardware in the data center saved electricity, heating, and air conditioning costs.

Maintained SAN and NAS storage devices including all upgrades.

Completed upgrade of NAS storage devices to 10Gb network connectivity, increasing the speed and extending life of the storage.

Performed upgrade and configuration of WebSense 7.6.2 environment.

Presented Sarbanes-Oxley documentation for yearly audit.

Managed day-to-day tasks including monitoring of environment and troubleshooting any errors during operation, including servers, blade centers, SAN, NAS storage devices.

Performed administrative duties on Exchange 2003 and 2010 environment: including mailbox creation, moves, exports and backup/restore testing.

Implemented and worked with device monitoring systems to measure the health of the server environment. The use of Dell Open Manage was for the physical hardware and Solar Winds for virtual assets; preemptive care of the data center and used to prevent catastrophic failures.

Worked with SCCM for image and patch management of the server environment.

Compucom Systems, Modesto, CA 2002 - 2008

Systems Administrator

Provided consulting services to E & J Gallo Wineries in support of their Windows 2000 – 2003 Enterprise Network.

Performed software upgrade to anti-virus solution from Trend Micro.

Deployed and configured backup solution, Veritas NetBackup 6.5 for use at all Winery sites.

Implemented and worked with device monitoring systems (this was for preemptive care of the data center) to measure the health of the server environment.

HP Open View was used for the physical hardware.

Career Experience Con’t

Compucom Systems, Modesto, CA 1998 - 2002

Desktop Technician

Responsible for maintaining LAN connectivity, as well as software/hardware repairs of winery desktop; performed upgrade projects to include hardware, operating system, and end user tools.

Deployed new Windows XP operating system as well as new Microsoft Office utilities during hardware upgrade for over 3,000 winery assets.

Led escalation team for more advanced issues; most issues resolved were from older versions of Microsoft Office, including: Outlook; Word; and Excel – ranging from printing, formatting and connectivity errors.


Programming logic, CCNA and C programming, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA

UNIX Shell Programming, Ohlone College, Fremont, CA

UNIX, Machine Technology, and General Education, DeAnza College, Cupertino, CA

Biological Life science and general education, Chabot College, Hayward, CA

Professional Development Courses:

Currently pursuing certifications for network+ and security+



Cisco Network Academy

Exchange Server 2010

CommVault 9

Netapp FAS Hardware Maintenance

EMC Information Storage and Management


Member of San Diego VM Ware User Group

AITP of San Diego (Association of Information Technology Professionals)


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