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Virtualization Systems Administrator

Union City, California, United States
November 12, 2018

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Rick Carlson

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I’m seeking a position in the Systems Administration field, and would like to focus my efforts towards virtualization technologies and their support systems.


March 2012 B.S. Information Technology Management CSU East Bay

Worked all five years of college in the campus IT department

Led a student technology forum for the campus


Nov 2017 Nov 2018 Senior Associate Systems Administrator DivcoWest Real Estate Investments San Francisco, CA

Manage Helpdesk team and delegation, entire virtualization system, vendor relationships, etc.

Active Directory, Network, Backup, Replication, Storage, Cloud, VMware, AWS, etc. administration

Project and personnel management

Vendor relations, ordering, and procurement

Aug 2015 Nov 2017 Senior Systems Administrator Duckhorn Wine Company St. Helena, CA

Manages all of the ESXi administrators, infrastructure, technology and supporting systems for the entire company (i.e. backups, replication, DR, SANs, networking, etc.)

Monitors host and guest servers, SANs and networks to ensure maximum uptime, reliability and performance

Administers daily server backup process and verifies disaster recovery preparedness for both physical and virtual systems

Manages all firewall and endpoint security

Assist in managing end user support team

Feb 2014 Aug 2015 Systems Support Associate

Duckhorn Wine Company St. Helena, CA

Solely managed entirety of the ESXi infrastructure

Virtualized over 90% of all physical servers in first year of service

Monitors host and guest servers, SANs and networks to ensure maximum uptime, reliability and performance

Installs, configures and maintains infrastructure technologies and end user technologies with future supportability always in mind

Documenting infrastructure buildout configurations

Research and test disaster recovery plans, new data protection technologies, and high availability services

Understands the internal mechanics of all supported DWC technologies while preparing to follow standard troubleshooting techniques and workaround/resolution procedures when failure or inconsistencies occur Mar 2013 Jan 2014 Network Systems Consultant

Nims & Associates Petaluma, CA

Hyper-V, ESXi, and Citrix management

Exchange, Windows, and Citrix server administration and configuration

Support of all client technologies including backups, networking, security, workstations, etc. Aug 2012 Mar 2013 Systems Administrator

Techordia, Inc. Alameda, CA

Esxi/vSphere management

Active Directory administration

BayAlarm security services administration

Hardware installation and support of firewalls, routers, servers, etc May 2012 Aug 2012 Network Administrator

SIC Consulting, Inc. Livermore, CA

Onsite and remote user support for workstations, servers, and associated technology

Exchange and Office 365 migration, configuration, and administration

Disaster planning and recovery

Created and managed lab infrastructure for internal use Feb 2012 May 2012 Systems Administration

Rosewood Sandhill Resort Menlo Park, CA

Rewired entire property for new WiFi infrastructure

Planned and began implementation of ESXi and Hyper-V virtualization

Active Directory configuration and administration Certifications

VMware VCA-DCV Certification

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