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System Administrator

Los Angeles, California, United States
February 01, 2018

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Paul Murphy


To find a position within a company’s computing environment, learn it and grow with it. I possess many years of experience within the IT world that I could share. I hope you would consider me for the position I am posting for.


1/2013- Present

Independent IT Contractor

I perform referral-based IT jobs/requests/support for small businesses.

Maintain systems with updates and backups or data restores as requested.

Train users on various software’s or applications (as needed).

3/2011- 12/2012 CDI (for IBM Global Services) Burbank, CA

Intel System Analyst – IBM Global Server Services Group

Member of the IBM Dedicated Corporate Disney Intel Server Support Team supporting systems around the world at a level 2/3 support escalation capacity.

Focal for daily support of Disney Corporate based Microsoft Cluster servers (Windows 2003 and 2008),

Secondary level assistance to IBM Steady State resources supporting the Disney account.

Supported VMware v5 systems located at multiple Disney datacenter locations.

Daily monitoring of systems and backups around the world via SIM, SCOM, HP Openview, NetBackup.

Responsible for system updates/upgrades as required or any change requests, etc.

11/2007- 12/2010 20th Century Fox Century City, CA

Sr. System Engineer – Enterprise Infrastructure Services

Member of the Windows Server Support Team supporting systems around the world for 20th Century Fox and its subsidiaries.

Lead support for Microsoft Cluster servers (File, Print, SQL etc).

System support for various SAN configurations and acted as lead on many SAN migrations (HP, EMC, NetApp) along with site/server relocations

Supported the Windows VMware v4 environment.

Project management for rollout/upgrade of server antivirus from Symantec AV to Symantec Endpoint Protection v11.

Provided lead support for Microsoft 2007 DPM backup infrastructure.

Monitored/maintained Fox related daily backup’s success/failure worldwide.

Daily support of system monitoring tools.

7/2005-10/2007 IBM Global Services Burbank, CA

Sr. System Analyst – Server Services Group

Member of the IBM Intel Server Support Team supporting systems around the world.

Maintained consistent high-availability for the Walt Disney Companies WAN/LANs consisting of over 2,800 Intel servers and 15,000 end-users.

Worked on initial implementation of early VMWare environment.

9/1996-7/2005 The Walt Disney Company Burbank, CA

Sr. Desktop Analyst then Sr. Technical Analyst

Performed Departmental End-User Desktop and Server Support as a Sr. Desktop Analyst in my initial position 1996-2001

Joined the Standards and Technology Team 2001 as Sr. Technical Analyst and acted as lead support for the Novell NetWare servers infrastructure and its NDS administration;

Monitored daily data backup results, resolved issues as needed (Veritas NetBackup, Backup Exec, UltraBac and ArcServe).

Assisted in the migration of the NetWare server data/user environment migration to a Microsoft OS based environment and the associated hardware upgrades/installations.

Joined the Information Processing and Networking Services (IPNS) team in 2003 suporting the Disney Windows based server environment worldwide.

At Disney I also supported Microsoft Active Directory; DNS configuration (QIP); Clustered Microsoft Exchange Servers; Group Logic ExtremeZ-IP and a myriad of other applications and utilities within the Disney environment which also included ABC, ESPN, the Parks, cable etc.


1983-1988 C.S.U. Northridge Northridge, CA

B.A. Psychology

I have received training and developed extensive knowledge and experience with various operating systems ranging from Novell Netware to Windows NT4.0 Server, Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server Clustering, Windows 2003 Server and Windows 2008 Server. I have experience with various data backup applications (Veritas NetBackup and BackupExec, and MS DPM). I have been trained in VMware vSphere v4 and v5. I am trained in Symantec Anti-Virus and SEP 11. I am trained in Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows, Microsoft Exchange Server, MS SCOM and SCCM and other various Microsoft MSCE related courses. Extensive experience with networking, AD administration, system monitoring, data center design and implementation etc. I have participated in many remote location buildouts and subsequent data migrations and support. I have extensive experience working with different SAN/storage environments and cross SAN migrations of users and data. Extensive experience with HP Proliant hardware and IBM X-series systems and all levels of attached peripherals.

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