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Systems Administrator Active Directory

Location:
Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Posted:
May 17, 2018

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JOHN WILLS

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SUMMARY

IT professional with over twenty-five years’ experience in Systems Administration, SharePoint Configuration, Administration and Content Management, and over ten years' experience architecting SharePoint farms in the DOD environment. Senior SharePoint Farm Administrator of four current 2013 and 2016 Portals with Published and Consuming Service Applications consisting of 55 Servers. The enclaves consist of both Virtual and Physical servers, three MSSQL Clusters, 950 Site Collections comprising 10TB of data.

CERTIFICATIONS

MCITP 2008 Enterprise, MCT SharePoint 2010, MCSE 2003, MCTS (Windows 7 Configuration, Windows Share Point Services Configuration 3.0, and Small Business Server 2008 Configuration) Network+, Security+ CE, IACND, I, II, IAT Level I with experience in the RMF Process.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

SharePoint – 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, & Office 365 - 12 yrs. – Advanced – Current

Active Directory / DNS / Group Policy – 15 yrs. – Advanced – Current

Windows Server – 2000, 2003, 2008, 2008R2, 2012, 2012R2, 2016 – 15 yes – Advanced Current

Windows Desktop – 25 yrs. – Advanced - Current

SQL Server – 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016 – 7 yrs. – Intermediate – Current

Information Security – 10 yrs. – Intermediate – Current

PowerShell Scripting – 7 yrs. – Intermediate - Current

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Senior SharePoint Systems Administrator

April 2015-Present

SAIC

Huntsville, AL

Senior SharePoint Administrator supporting the Army Material Command (AMC) Enterprise SharePoint classified and unclassified portals. These portals serve in excess of 150k users worldwide in a multi-tenant environment. SharePoint platforms managed include 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and O365.

Assisted the Lead Architect to migrate content from the 2010 Portal to the 2013 Enterprise Portal consisting of more than 950 Site Collections and 140 Content Databases. Lessons learned from this endeavor will be put forth in the migration to SharePoint 2016. SharePoint 2016 environments were established for Development and Staging prior to the migration into SharePoint 2016.

Architected and implemented the rollout of the Office Web Apps (OWA) and Active Directory Rights Management features to work jointly with Enterprise SharePoint.

Deployed SQL Server 2016 to run concurrently with SQL 2014 instances within the same cluster nodes in order to save funding dollars during a migration from SharePoint 2013 to 2016. Constructed the Content Databases to contain only data from any one tenant to ease in the backup and restoration of lost data.

Assisted in the architecture of a SharePoint 2016 Enterprise Services Farm that deployed Search, User Profile, Services, Managed Metadata, and Secure Store for several farms. This farm published those services so the consuming farms did not have to run redundant service applications.

Upgraded three SharePoint farms from Nintex 2010, to 2013, to 2016. Nintex databases were isolated to align with similar content databases in order to keep workflow history items at a minimum.

Constructed a strategy to successfully implement SharePoint patching for large farms that includes an automation of Config Cache Clearing, Upgrading SP Content Databases, Clearing Upgrade Conflicts within the Farms and finally speeding up the PSCONFIG process.

Implemented lessons learned in previous Enterprise SharePoint environments to further utilize metrics dashboards reporting and adapt reporting to featured that are no longer available. Currently in the migration process to Power BI. Have working knowledge of SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) and how to implement those reports.

One of two Admins within the AEP Team that coordinated all enclave configurations with DISA. This included but was not limited to PPSM, DNS (Service Principal Names), Active Directory, IIS, and Group Policies Server requirements for both physicals and virtual servers along with the appropriate change management tools.

Software Development Life Cycle has included the Migration from SharePoint 2003 up to an including SharePoint 2016, Server 2000 to Server 2016, and Microsoft Office 97 to Office 2016.

Senior SharePoint Systems Administrator

February 2014-April 2015

Dynetics

Huntsville, AL

Led a team to migrate an existing Lotus Notes Database into Enterprise SharePoint with the use of third party tools from DocAve.

Implemented the capabilities of SharePoint Search to include Files Shares with MSFC.

Architected the migration of two outlying Centers SharePoint portals onto the Marshall Portal which allowed better collaboration between teams at two different centers.

Led a project to install a third party encryption tool to allow the MSFC Civilian Contracting team to use SharePoint and totally isolate sensitive contract from any team member with Elevated Rights.

Implemented lessons learned with the previously developed metrics reporting to sport issues with storage concerns and run away site collections.

SharePoint Systems Administrator- Knowledge Management Analyst

April 2013-January 2014

ManTech International

Kandahar, Afghanistan

Served as the technical POC for several Regional Commands in Afghanistan to mentor junior personnel.

Architected a full OS upgrade on live portals that were migrated to VMWare sandboxes. In this area, the process to implement an upgrade to Server 2008R2 SharePoint was developed.

Developed a Metrics Reporting solution that analyzed past and present storage need in order to predict future growth.

Researched and implemented solutions to revitalize a failing FAST Search Server to alleviate the need for a new installation.

Architected and implemented a reorganization of the Enterprise SQL backup strategy to newly deployed storage

SharePoint Systems Administrator & Sr. Information Technologist

January 2013-April 2013

Raytheon Technical Services Company

Kabul, Afghanistan

Share Point Administrator and Sr. Information Technologist supporting the War Fighter Focus Program for all of Afghanistan.

Developed Content Management policies for the CIED-EOD SharePoint Enterprise Portal along with insuring connectivity to Raytheon Corporate for all employees.

Managed, architectured, and rolled out all IT assets for the Raytheon CIED-COD program for all Regional Commands in Afghanistan.

SharePoint Systems Administrator

November 2011-January 2013

Booz Allen Hamilton

Huntsville, AL

Lead SharePoint Systems Administrator supporting the Multi-Tenant HQAMC AEP SharePoint Portal supporting up to 20k users.

Led a newly formed SharePoint team reporting to the architect through rollout to major Command Tenants.

Designed and implemented the AEP Development network working with Redstone Network Engineering to standup the first off network solutions development portal.

Led the project to bring the AEP Portal into full ECA compliance

Developed and implemented a program to monitor all backups, portal availability, and systems checks.

Systems Administrator/ IASO

September 2009-November 2011

Pelatron-Raytheon Corp

FOB Union III, Iraq

Worked within an Enterprise Systems Administrator shop supporting multiple sites and over 10,000 AD objects.

Worked as team lead to manage both physical and virtual nodes in a non-clustered environment with active replication to insure 100% uptime.

Implemented a scripted reporting system for Enterprise Microsoft Active Directory Management Creation of objects, modification/configuration of security parameters to include DFS Management for high availability to a COOP environment

Re-engineered the Symantec Backup Exec in-place solution to a more robust VERITAS Backup Exec 12.5 solution utilizing Central Administration Servers and Media Servers pulling data from MS SQL, MS Exchange, Web Servers, SQL Servers, and File Servers.

Led the Night Team as System Lead to provide Tier 3 support for all software applications and services running on three enterprise domain infrastructures.

Recruited as IASO to support the implementation and enforcement of DOD, CENTCOM, and US Forces - Iraq (USF-I) security policies inside the assigned regional area of the Iraq Theater of operations.

Lead a three-man team to Investigate and provide root cause analysis to incidents, critical events detected by security systems, and conduct audits of the enterprise and base level LANs.

Recognized for contributions provided to the Command Security Group J2 in the last-minute recovery and manual destruction of hundreds of hard-disk drives containing sensitive information just prior to the closing of the complex.

Designed a reporting feature using Enterprise SharePoint capabilities to collaborate IA scan postures and request feedback using Enterprise Nintex reporting tools.

Conducted dozens of IA physical site assessments while conducting visits throughout Victory Base Complex in USF-I Central Region and analyze results to determine physical mitigation strategies for remediation.

Senior Systems Administrator

ITT Systems Division

September 2007 - September 2009

FOB QWEST, Iraq

Managed and mentored a staff of six Systems Administrators supplying IT support to FOB QWEST.

Oversaw the transition from physical to virtual servers for the FOB and improved reporting procedures as well as updating the vulnerability scores for the FOB. The site was consistently in the top 5% for reporting and assessment.

Designed and implemented a SharePoint instance to the FOB with an installation of Foundation for local use only. The sites were created for all of the ITT teams in order to better transfer knowledge and archive data.

Conducted annual technical and performance reviews for all six direct reports.

Acted as a liaison between the contracting side and military side to the S6 on site

Systems Administrator

October 2004 September 2007

266 FINCOM US Army Europe

Vicenza, Italy

GS-12 responsible for the day to day operations for all IT Management for FINCOM in Southern Europe.

Designed and implemented a mobile pre-deployment operation for the 173rd Airborne Brigade so that troops could be processed for deployment without the use of any WAN network capabilities. Designed and implemented first instance of SharePoint in Northern Italy for the Finance Command for team collaboration

Implemented Enterprise Server features such as Ghost Deployments to facilitate the rollout of Windows XP and Office 2003.

Managed a second IT site in Southern Italy with one direct report.

Awarded the Army Commendation Medal for Civilian Service for his work in Italy.

Began his maintaining of a Secret Security Clearance in 2004

Business Development Sales Mgr. / Senior Sales Representative

Sealed Air Corp Cryovac Division

October 1992 September 2004

Durham, NC / Duncan, SC

Implemented and developed sales strategies for new and existing product lines with national distribution. Mentored and coached new Sales Candidates to learn product lines and building relationships.

Increased territory sales from $6,000,000 to $25,000,000 in six years by focusing efforts with my internal and external resources.

Lead Sales Representative to implement a new internet based ordering system to speed order processing for the customer and reduce on hand inventory levels

Lead Sales Team Member for implementing a paperwork reduction process through the utilization of Microsoft Office products

Lead Sales Team member to Reduce the flow of artwork request files from a paper input to an electronic format

National Salesman of the Year, 1996. Selected form a National Sales Force of 55 members

Regional Salesman of the Year Runner-up, 1995.

Regional Salesman of the Year, 1994. Selected from a Regional Sales Force of 6 Members

Owner

Wills IT

1999-2004

Greenville, SC

Owner of a consulting business specializing in Microsoft Small Business Server, Client and Server Security. SBS has a focal point in Microsoft Exchange and Share Point Server.

Installed and Managed Microsoft Small Business Server

Integrated Active Directory and Exchange Server

Integrated Share Point Server Portals

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

BBA Marketing, Valdosta (GA) State College

MCITP 2008, MCTS SharePoint 2010, MCSE 2003, MCTS (Windows 7 Configuration, Windows Share Point Services Configuration 3.0, and Small Business Server 2008 Configuration), CompTIA Security+CE, Network+, IACND I, II, DA Level I

SECURITY CLEARANCES

Top Secret - Current

AWARDS

FINCOM Civilian Employee of the Year 2006

US Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service

50th Signal Battalion Contract Employee of the QTR for 2009

Former Microsoft MVP

ASSOCIATIONS and ORGANIZATIONS

1st Marine Division Association Life Member



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