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System Administrator

Location:
San Jose, California, United States
Posted:
March 20, 2019

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Donovan Spafford

**** **** ***** *****

San Jose, California 951**-****-**

Phone 408-***-****

Email: ac5qh9@r.postjobfree.com

Summary of Experience

Extensive Experience as a Linux/UNIX System Engineer specializing in planning, installing, configuring, maintaining,

monitoring, and troubleshooting Linux/UNIX and network systems as well as Linux/UNIX and support applications. Proven

expertise in accomplishing projects with mission critical objectives and deadlines. Skilled at cross platforms and with various

group and management styles. Exhaustive work in a 24x7 environment being on-call and carrying on-call devices.

NETWORKING: Cisco UCS, routers, switches, access servers, & firewalls; ASA/Pix/Checkpoint, Ethernet hardware, Shiva

Fastpath5, Cabletron Hubs & switches, Webster MultiGateway, Farallon Star Controllers, communication servers, U. S.

Robotics Total Control modem, Alchemy CriptoClusters 500, Macintosh and PC networking, CLI video conference system.

Linux/UNIX SYSTEMS: RHEL, Ubuntu, CentOS, BSD, Sun Solaris, Pyramid, and PCs platforms running Linux

DESKTOP: LINUX Macintosh, SUN's PCs, NCD Xterms, desktop modems, Wyse terminals

SOFTWARE: Cisco IOS, Linux/UNIX (SunOS 5.X, Solaris 2.X, Linux, FreeBSD)DOS, Windows(95, 98 & NT)MacOS, HP

Openview, XTACACS, Quarterdeck Mail, GIT, Sendmail, DHCP, DNS, Perl & Shell Scripting, BASH, Apache, Weblogic,

Netscape Suitespot, Big Brother, Visio, Veritas, WebEx, Puppet, Samba, Twiki, Samba, Alliance, Remedy, JIRA, Confleance,

XYMon Clearcase, VSphere/VCenter, Mail Backup, RMAN Backup, Disk Based Backup

PROTOCOLS: FDDI, Ethernet, Frame-relay, leased & dedicated lines, ISDN, SMTP, TCP/IP, NFS, NIS, LDAP, IPX, DNS,

DHCP, & Appletalk.

PROFILE

IT professional with over 15 years of demonstrated experience including expertise in data center support, desktop and

customer service. Strong analytical skills with proven, effective and accurate problem solving ability. Excels at multi-tasking

in fast paced 24x7 environments demanding proficient organizational and interpersonal skills. Confident and poised in

interactions with individuals at all levels. Diligent, detail-oriented self-starter, and resourceful in completing projects.

Professional Experience

Google Incorporated – Mountain View, CA - (Contractor) – for Pyramid Consulting Incorporated

Linux System Administrator - 07/18 – 10/18

Supported APPOPS group working on cases (bugs) monitoring systems, writing scripts, and administrating system support for

various in house applications and support groups using propratiary applications as well as Puppet, GIT, on Linux Ubuntu and

Redhat OS systems. Performed installation, troubleshooting, and performance tuning as well as installation and patches on

systems as requested/required.

Google Incorporated – Mountain View, CA - (Contractor) – for Tek Leaders Incorporated

IT Technician - 11/17 – 04/18

Supported the computing and technology requirements for Google's Lab Group. Day to day responsibilities included the

technical support of various productivity devices, servers, business applications, integration of devices, services, and general

computing infrastructure requirements. Dealt with technical systems architecture, rack and stacking, and Linux (Ubuntu)

operations to accomplish tasks. Prioritized and executed multiple tasks within a flexible working environment and adapted

well to changing priorities. Administrative experience with Linux Ubuntu, GIT, Puppet, DHCP, wireless, telephony where

personal productivity device integration is key. Interaction with Engineers working on bench testing and stress testing

devices/OSes.

Cisco Systems – San Jose, CA

IT Engineer/Linux/UNIX System Administrator – 08/10 – 06/16

Responsible for the ongoing setup/configuring/maintain Linux VM, Server, desktop, hardware/software support on site and

various off-site locations which consists of but is not limited to: troubleshooting Linux/Solaris desktop hardware/software

problems, opening cases with the vendor for support, perform asset management of desktop systems, kickstart/jumpstart and

install new and repaired systems. Was proficient with first level Linux/UNIX system administration tasks & working mid-

upper level customer support events providing 24x7 on-call support when needed both in the Data Center and at the desktop

level including cloud level support. Supported various server level applications. Configuring and maintaining UCS devices

VMWare applications. Dealt with day-to-day storage and mount issues. Generated weekly, monthly, quarterly, statistics for

management.

Foundation Technologies Inc. - San Jose, CA - (Contractor – at Cisco Systems)

Linux/UNIX System Administrator - 10/05 – 08/10

Responsible for the ongoing setup/configuring/maintain Linux VM, Server, desktop, hardware/software support on site and

various off-site locations which consists of but is not limited to: troubleshooting Linux/Solaris desktop hardware/software

problems, opening cases with the vendor for support, perform asset management of desktop systems, kickstart/jumpstart and

install new and repaired systems. Was proficient with first level Linux/UNIX system administration tasks & working mid-

upper level customer support events providing 24x7 on-call support when needed both in the Data Center and at the desktop

level including cloud level support. Supported various server level applications. Configuring and maintaining UCS devices

VMWare applications. Dealt with day-to-day storage and mount issues. Generated weekly, monthly, quarterly, statistics for

management.

SUN Microsystems Incorporated - Mountain View, CA - (Contractor) – for Spherion Incorporated

Senior System Administrator - 07/04 – 12/04

Supported the computing and technology requirements for Sun's Lab Group. Day to day responsibilities included the technical

support of various productivity devices, servers, business applications, integration of devices, services, and general computing

infrastructure requirements. Acted as the technical liaison between various IT Ops support groups, product groups, and

business application groups, to troubleshoot, identify, fix/report, bugs/problems, and follow through to resolution/execution

from network though Servers, Systems, down to the board level. Evaluated complex support situations and develop solutions.

Knew technical systems architecture, and Sun IT operations to accomplish tasks. Prioritized and executed multiple tasks

within a flexible working environment and adapted well to changing priorities. Worked with various operating systems;

Solaris, Linux, Windows, MacOS, and Palm OS. Administrative experience with NIS, NFS, LDAP, Sun Java technologies,

wireless, and personal productivity device integration is key. Wrote and troubleshot shell scripts.

Education and Training

Completed VMWare vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5]

Completed RHCSA Rapid Track Courses for Red Hat Enterprise 6 & 7

Completed OpenStack Bootcamp

Completed Splunk 6 Dedicated Virtual Searching and Reporting Courses

Completed SUN and other Linux/UNIX Courses.

Completed Cisco Introduction to Router Configuration, Internetworking courses and the CCDA

Completed Novell System Administration Course.

Grandview College, Des Moines Iowa, Majoring in Computer Science and Accounting.

American Institute of Business, Des Moines, Iowa, Major: Computer Programming and Accounting.

Completed courses in Basic, Cobol, Assembler, and RPG II using an IBM system 34 and NCR system 8410. At American

Institute of Business was an intern for one quarter as a computer programmer.

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