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Manager Engineer

Mesquite, Texas, 75181, United States
September 11, 2018

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Professional Summary

US Veteran - USMC

(Please see the bottom of resume, for specific device, OS information)

30+ years documentation and customer/end user support and training

30+ Years, planning and managing various technical and/or IT projects

30+ Years requisitioning/buying of network, server, PC, storage and other equipment

30+ Years managing the life cycle of equipment and extending the life of retired proprietary equipment

30+ Years Systems security - volume, directory, file / user, group and resources.

30+ Years installing, upgrading and managing storage systems, SAN/NAS, Fiber channel, iSCSI

30+ years scripting GW/Quick/Visual Basic, Batch/Cmd, MS Edit/Edlin/Copy con, Bash, Bourne, Korn, Powershell, Pearl, etc…

25+ years database Installation, upgrade, maintenance and support, for dbase, clipper, MySQL, SQL, MSSQL, etc...

20+ years as Senior Systems Engineer of Windows/Microsoft and Linux (RHES/CentOS/Fedora, SLES/ SLES SAP/SLED, Gentoo, BSD, Ubuntu, Debian, Slackware) servers (retired Novell OS)

20+ years installation, upgrade/maintenance and management of OpenDirectory, eDirectory and Active Directory services

20+ Years Resource security - SSH and SSL. Building PKI and creating RFCs. Building SSO and Authentication systems.

20+ years of experience with the TCP/IP stack and protocols, DNS/DHCP/FTP/SFTP/FTPS/HTTP/HTTPS/SMTP/SNMP/LDAP and other protocols

20+ years of IIS/FTP, Apache, etc...

20+ years of experience with regard to installation and maintenance of monitoring applications like HP SIM, What's up gold, Nagios, WebMin, SiteScope, etc…

15+ years of Virtualization/Cloud with VMware, Citrix(XEN Enterprise), XEN and Hyper-V experience

15 Years Business/Home Automation and Audio Video Surveillance.

10 Years Legato and Veritas Backup Exec, backup.

5+ years of Windows Server 2012, installation and maintenance.

Active training:

Currently enrolled in AWS training, with Amazon.

Professional Experience

Remington Hotels

Short thirty day contract (April 2018) Completed in two weeks

Took the lead, on the Project

Project scope - to build a WAP environment that used Microsoft Authentication (NPS) of AD “Domain Computer” group and Cisco 5500 Wireless Controller. Setup support for AAA/DHCP

NPS - Created Radius Template for future additions.

Documented, tested and added to production.

PST Project - Project scope - to write scripts, to document the location, block rights, copy PST files, and Grant rights back to the PST files. NOT MIGRATE TO 365.

Bank of America (May 2013 – March 2018)

Systems Engineer - Windows FTP/IIS, FTP Gateway and Repliweb Integration Team

Worked on corpftp migration (working directly with Microsoft); A method to export the entire newer environment for backup and propagating changes to all servers.

Re-tooled PowerShell script for reporting, to gather virtual directory data.

Worked on the MOVEit! Project with the Manager.

Learned the current MOVEit! process that was in place and created, tested, analyzed, refined and documented.

Documented restarts. Documented clearing jobs. Documented moving trigger files back to kick off recopies, called .done files.

Learned the current MOVEit! Report process that was in place and created reports, tested reports, analyzed reports, refined and documented the reports, and their configurations.

Learned the current MOVEit! Directory Structure, Users, Groups and how they were correlated and how AD security was structured, that was in place and documented.

Researched differences: Had local admin for group admin access for MOVEit! DMZ (Userx).

Servers Server1 and Server2, needed to have the service account "UserAccount", given the same Admin rights as on server Serverx.

Researched differences: LDAP/AD for MOVEit DMZ (userX), LDAP/AD for Blue Awnings (Serverx), Client and server differences.

Weekly: Closed Nexus request, Creating FTP configuration for CORPFTP/CORP2FTP, Learned Repliweb, Installed on Linux and Microsoft platforms, Created tasks on Linux and Microsoft platforms, BP meetings in support of the CORPFTP/CORP2FTP, and MOVEit! Environments, Worked with specific BP, and diagnosed MOVEit! Issues, Load balancing request made for UAT, Learned B2Bi, Created configurations for data transmission.

Daily: Moved trigger files back for MOVEit!.

Completed: PowerShell, Generating health server reports, Set up Remote Execution for PowerShell on 2008 R2 servers, Tested single imports, PowerShell scripts for Method 1 and 2, with and without usernames, and passwords, PowerShell scripts for migrating from IIS/FTP 6 to 7/7.5.

Documentation: Built a new basic BU/TP account for B2Bi.

myLearning: Technical Change Process Training WBT-0043464 5/6/2014, 2014 Information Protection 4/7/2014, 2014 Global Financial Crimes Course 3/19/2014, 2014 Enterprise Privacy 3/18/2014.

Created testing for SSL certification.

Project plan for testing FTP over SSL connection.

Created process for testing FTP over SSL connections.

Documentation for testing FTP over SSL, using the FTPS DOS utility.

Tested FTP over SSL.

Tested SSL certs.

Corp2ftp migration completed from FTP/IIS v6 to v7x.

Supported FTP services, end to end, for and with Business Partner, to include Red Hat and SUSE distros, with SMB/CIFS protocols and file services. This also included, Support for applications such as MoveIt!, Repliweb, and other in house applications, in Transact, such as their B2Bi and ESI.

Balfor Publishing (March 2013 – May 2013)

Systems Administrator

Gentoo Linux builds.

CentOS Linux builds.

Supported DELL Servers.

Installed Ubuntu DELL desktop.

Installed the following on CentOS using wget and Gentoo: Nagios, WebMin, ZenOS, SSH Certificates.

On CentOS, at a bash prompt and using a basic script editor VI, configured iptables, multiple bound NICs in/etc/modprobe.d/bondage.conf and NICs in ifcfg-em#, /etc/ntp.conf, Postfix/, /etc/init.d/ntpdate and crontab, /etc/ntp.conf, java jdk 6, /etc/idmapd.conf, yum update, ssh-keygen.

Basic shell prompt, adding users with useradd, bash your-script-name, sh your-script-name, ./your-script-name, chmod permission your-script-name, etc. An example would be the following: $ bash bar, $ sh bar, $ ./bar.

Documented procedures.

Raytheon (October 2012 – March 2013)

Network Centric Systems


As one of the Lead Representatives, built ERP/SAP systems with SLES, and Oracle 11g and migrated Oracle databases from HP UX.

Supported SLES High Availability 10.x 11.x, building Logical Volumes/LUNS.

Supported RHEL 5.x 6.x base installs for Web Services as a VMware guest.

Supported VMware, P2V/V2V, installing and supporting Wintel and Lintel.

Supported Windows, 2003R2/2008R2, installing physical and virtual.

Supported HP SAN and NAS, building LUNS.

Supported HP Servers BLs/DLs, updating firmware, installing the above OS.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (March 1997 – October 2012)

Senior Technical Support Specialist/Systems Engineering Team

A proven Leader and Mentor through DARTs own, 18 month leadership course.

Project Manager, Coordinator, and Lead

Provided support for 6000+ users and 3000+ nodes to include hubs, bridges, routers, servers, print servers, and workstations.

Data center installs, updates, upgrades, migrations to virtuals and management and build out of secondary data center.

User account moves, adds and changes; server updates (hardware, software); upgrades of NOS to Netware 6.5 from 3/4/5/6x, installation of RedHat or RHES, SuSe Linux, MSNT4 workstations and servers (PDC/BDC/SA).

Windows 2000/2003/2008/2012 beta, w/AD servers - i386 and x64 platforms, to include user and group moves, adds, and changes, Group Policies, container O/OU management, and managing Role Based Objects, for device specific authentication (iLOs, OAs, LDAP authentication).

Planned, coordinated, procured, budgeted - Human Resources, OS, hardware and software, for multiple facilities - existing and new construction.

Provided ongoing technical writing documenting SOPs, Best Practices, Check List, and SLAs.

R&D with regard to new OS, hardware and software - to install, test and recommend.

Installed NetWare SAA 2.2 gateway for LAN to Mainframe communications using Ethernet and Token Ring.

Planned, coordinated, installed, and configured all DART eDirectory Certificate of Authority servers or CAs.

Planned, coordinated, installed, and configured HP/Compaq Proliants servers using Altiris for Compaq servers for RDP of Linux, NetWare, and Windows 2000/2003/2008.

Planned, coordinated and implemented HP SIM and Webmin to manage and monitor systems for a more proactive solution to early detection and diagnoses of server problems.

Deployed SNMP cards for Compaq and APC UPS systems and support for DEC Alphas servers.

Planned, coordinated and implemented remote management services such as Integrated Lights Out, switches, routers, and RADIUS, using LDAP services, eDirectory services, and then migrated the remote management service to AD, for secure login. This helped outside contractors support the environment.

Planned, coordinated and implemented transactional credit card proxy servers, for secure Ticket Vending Machine or TVM credit card transactions, for all DART TVMs using both, NetWare BorderManager and SLES Squid proxy services.

Enterprise Storage - Planned, coordinated, installed, and managed storage systems such as HP Storageworks Compaq hardware using FCQA MSA1500/1000s and EVA4400/6400/8400s and HP 8/8 SAN Switches.

Tier II or near line storage - BackBlaze, GLuster.

HP Severs with attached MSAs or third party devices.

Planned and coordinated the installation and management of applications such as FileNet, document management for HR, CADServe, for DART police. Secure Perfect Enterprise for DARTs building security. Create! form/RPM print server, for Payrol. Legato and Veritas Backup Exec backup.

Supported LDAP for directory services, SSH and SSL, PHP 4.x/5.x, Apache. Integrated FileNet, FreeRadius w/eDirectory, Network HW, and Novell GroupWise 5.2/5.5/6/7and IIS 4/5 web servers.

Planned, coordinated, and installed IIS4/5/7 and SSL support and management through IIS Manager/MMS and created CSRs.

Backups and renewals using MMS and IIS Manager.

Planned, coordinated, and installed Apache 2x and SSL support and management through OpenSSL and created CSRs.

Backups and renewals using OpenSSL.

Edited httpd-ssl.conf, usually located in the /usr/local/ssl/bin, editing the VirtualHost information.

Installed and/or supported MS SQL, MSDE, MSQL2000, MSDE2000, 2005 and Express, MySQL, SQLAnywhere, Oracle 8/9i/10g/11g.

Planned, coordinated, and installed RHEL servers for GPS - bus and rail location, for Where's my Bus or Train.

Planned and coordinated the automation of client installations for 95/98/NT4 workstations through ZEN Works for applications such as Lawson, Trapeze, Oracle Client, ODBC Drivers, NetScape, IE4/5/6/7, FireFox, etc.

Created work station (95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, W7) and server (NetWare 2.x, 3.x, 4.x, 5.x, 6, 6.5 and MS NT, 2000/2003/2008) images to facilitate faster deployment of new DART facilities.

Cloud experience involved end-to-end installation and maintenance.

This included setting up the SAN for the cloud storage, building the LUNs for the cloud storage, and then presenting the LUNs to the cloud, using WWIDs/WWINs, from SAN to switch to server.

Installed VMware on 16 hosts and built over 200 guests and P2V/V2V, from existing prod servers.

Various proxy server installations and management, NAT and multi-homed, from NetWare BM and SLES (Linux) Squid/SquidGuard, for Enterprise use, to include Ticket Vending Machines or TVMs and the “Where's my bus and rail”

Planned, coordinated and created a curriculum for in-house training of staff of Administrators for NetWare 6.5.

Planned and coordinated the deployment SLES10/11, SLED10/11 and VMs Using Xen Enterprise, Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2/2008 R2 and VMware ESX 3 vSphere 4/5.x and server for MS and Linux OS such as Terminal servers and various applications.

Migrated physical Linux and Windows 2000, 2003 and 2008 servers to VMware virtuals.

Planned, coordinated, installed, and configured WebMin to manage and monitor Linux servers.

Planned, installed, configured, and tested 2012 beta and supported storage, on EVAs to BackBlaze.

Used key remote management features and disparate type of supported file systems, from NTFS to NFS.

November 2010 - PM to train and manage several contractors, to install HP servers and disparate OS.

March 2009 - HP/VMware Infrastructure 3.5 Install and Configure.

April 2008 - Novell SuSE Linux Administration.

August 2005 - ATT - Advanced GroupWise 6.5 Services and Troubleshooting.

February 2005 - ATT - ZENworks 6.5 Desktop Management Advanced Deployment.

January 2005 - ATT - Advanced NetWare 6.5 Services and Troubleshooting.

January, February and June 2005 - Novell GroupWise 6.

2003 - Planned, Implemented and Maintained a Microsoft Windows Server Active Directory Infrastructure.

January 21-25 2002 - 370 GroupWise 6 Administration.

May 1-4 2001 - Enterasys Networks - ES NetSight Element Manager Training.

Managed Cabletron and Enterasys switches and routers.

Leadership DART program - 18 month certification October 3 2009 - April 3, 2011.

FranklinCovey - Leadership: Management Certification - Great Leaders, Great Teams, Great Results - certification, 22 Contact hours 2.2 CEU January 5, 2011.

1997 - 1999 Many employee recognition awards from other employees and managers outside own department.

1999 Two Platinum awards, one from direct manager and one from ITs AVP!.

Texas Credit Union League and Affiliates (March 1996 – March 1997)

Systems Analyst

University of Texas at Arlington and Pacific DataWare (January 1996 – March 1996)

Certified Novell Engineer

BKM of Dallas (November 1994 – July 1995)

Systems Engineer/LAN Administrator for Novell NetWare (3.11 20 Users)

December 1992 - July 1994

Byerly Foods, Inc.

LAN Manager - Systems Engineer for Novell NetWare (v2.15, 100+ users). Upgrading network hardware and client software. Responsible for creating an efficient automated environment; backups; installation and networking Windows 3.1; evaluation and purchasing of new hardware and software for upgrade.

Upgraded and streamlined PO system. Upgraded, streamlined and managed all aspects shipping and receiving.

Responsible for generating all reports, fiscal, quarterly, shipping, receiving, bills of lading, buying, accounting(payable/receivable), overages,etc..

September 1986 - September 1992

Honeywell, Inc. (PSD)

Supervisor of Customer Service for six years; LAN Manager; Responsible for hardware technicians; software programmers; software backups of core MIS programs for Banyan 2.x and NetWare 3.11 environment.

Responsible for generating all reports.

Marine Corp (September 1982 – September 1986)

Reconnaissance (0311/0321) US Veteran - Honorably discharged

Technical Summary

NOS and Topologies: Designed, installed and configured Banyan, BSD, Linux (UNIX Flavors), Microsoft and Novell network operating systems using Arcnet Star/BUS topology, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gig Enet, Apple Talk, Token Ring. Installation of network media to include 10/100/Gig base-T/2/5, fiber (SC/ST), wireless, etc.

Other LAN experience: Installed and configured Peer to peer with Workgroups for Windows, Windows 95/98, LanTastic 6.0, Novell NetWare Lite, Personal NetWare, Window NT Workstation\Server 4.0, 2000/2003/2008r2/2012r2, XP/Vista/7, WiFi -Web Environmental Controls

Protocols: Installed and configured TCP/IP to include DNS/DHCP, FTP, NTP, SMTP/POP3/IMAP, SNMP, PXE, LDAP, SSH, SSL. IPX/SPX (NLMs/NETX/VLMS), DECNet

Clients: Installed and configured Novells 16bit and 32bit clients for MSDOS, Win3.1x, Windows 95/98, Windows NT4, 2000, XP. Installed and configured Microsoft clients for WFW, Windows 95/98, Windows NT4, 2000, XP

Network Hardware: Installed and configured Bridges, Hubs/Repeaters, Routers, Switches to include BayNetworks, Cabletron, NetGear, RACAL, HP, Ascend, Cisco and others

Web servers: Installed and configured IntranetWare 4.11 Web Server (2.5/3.1), NetScape FastTrack and Enterprise, Microsoft IIS4/5/6/7/7.5 and PWS, Apache

Firewalls: Installed and configured Novell Border Manager (v1-3.9), MS Proxy, GateKeeper, CommSocks, Basic Unix firewalls for Linux, BSD, True64, SLES 9/10/11 (Linux) Squid/SquidGuard, to include Packet Filtering

Security: Installed, configured, integrated, and maintained LDAP security services for applications such as FileNet, HP SIM, etc. For servers such as Firewalls, Proxy servers, Radius and FreeRadius, MS NPS servers, IBM and endpoint (for SSO), switches, routers, networked managed alarm panels/systems, and to manage router security. Installed and maintained SSH and Java clients that used LDAP, SCP and WINSCP for secure file transfers

Streaming: Silicondust - HDHomeRun Dual, Aver Media - AVPlus, SlingBox, (OTA/FTAS), XBMC, LinuxMCE

VPN: Novell Border Manager (v1-3.5/3.6/3.9) and MSVPN

Virtual Environments: To include VMware ESX 3.5 4 5, VMware Server/Player on Microsoft and SuSe Linux, MS VS 2005 R2/2008 R2/2012 r2, PC2004/2007, SuSe Linux 10/11/12 Xen Server, XenExpress/XenEnterprise v3.x/4 (now Citrix)

Installed gateways for LAN/MAN/WAN/Internet. Experience to include maintenance and security for all of the above, understand their concepts and capabilities to apply this technology effectively.

Linux Distros: RHS/RHES/VRHS/CentOS/Fedora, SLES/SLED, SlackWare, LinuxMCE, Ubuntu, Debian, FBSD and Gentoo

PC Hardware Experience:

Architectures: ISA, EISA, VESA, MCA, PCI and AGP, and PCMCIA

Processors: XT, AT, 286, 386SX-DX, 486SX-DX-DX2-DX4, 586, 686, AMD, Cyrix, Intel, Itanium, XEON

Drive Encryption: MFM, RLL, ESDI, IDE, EIDE, and SCSI

Memory Type: SIMM, SIPP, DRAM, and SDRAM

PCs/Server Types: AST, Clones, Dell, IBM, and PackardBell

HP/Compaq: Installation, upgrade and maintenance of ProLiant 2500/1600/3000, DL360-380g1-7, ML370, BL10e, BL20pG1-3, BL460cG1-4, - c7000

DSC Alarm panels, and TLink management devices

Surveillance IP WiFi two-way audio cameras

Programming experience in OS and program types:

DOS or Text environment: All MS DOS versions, Artificial Intelligence (AIS), BASIC (Professional Development System BASIC 7.1), Visual Basic, DBase III Plus and IV w/SQL, Clipper (S87 5.0), FilePro, Turbo Pascal, Lotus 1-2-3 (2.01x), Quattro Pro (3.0, 4.0), WordPerfect (5.1), Wordstar (5), Q&A (4.0, 4 user), Relational Writer (R&R), Peachtree, Fourth Shift (3.3-4.2), MS Works and most FAX/Modem software, Some MS FoxPro (2.5), ACAD v12, CLI for a lot of disparate systems from applications, servers and routers

Graphic environment/Graphic User Interface (GUI): MS Windows(3.0, 3.1, 3.11), Workgroups (3.1-3.11) Windows95/98 NT4, Visual Basic, WordPerfect (Windows 5.1), CorelDRAW, WinFAX/WinPORT, MS Works, All OpenOffice (OOo), MS Office, PageMaker (4), Lotus Works. Some MS Visual C++ (1.5), Java, Perl, PHP, MySQL, MSQL, MSDE, MSQL2000, MSDE2000, 2005Express, SQLAnywhere, Oracle 8 - 9i. Installed, upgraded or programmed in all of these end user programs with a great understanding for most end user programs and their concepts.


TechLink Training (January 1997)

Networking Windows 95 and NT

Windows 95's New Networking Features

Installing Windows 95 Automatically Over Your Network

Configuring Network Hardware Components and Using Interface Tools

Connecting to NetWare 3.x and 4.x

Connecting to Windows NT Servers and Domains

Setting Up and Managing Peer-to-Peer Workgroups Networking

Configuring and Maintaining Network Printing

Managing Windows 95 Remotely with Registry and Policy Editors

Implementing Network and Workstation Security

Using Dial-Up Networking to Dial Out to the Internet

Using Dial-Up Networking to Dial In to the LAN

Troubleshooting Network Problems

Internet/Intranet Networking


Associates Management (2018) DCCCD (WIP)

Other interests

Business/Home Automation and Audio Video Surveillance.

Solar/wind/12/24/36/48 volt, hybrid systems. OTA/FTA satellite and communication alternatives.

Support for AT&T and Verizon phones


-Standard, micro and nano SIM cards

-Motorola, Samsung, etc...


Fishing, hunting, RVing

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