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San Antonio, TX
November 20, 2018

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Stephen Christie


Stephen Michael Christie



Solutions Engineer with 20 years of experience on Enterprise Datacenter Systems. SME over multiple information technologies: Virtualization, Server, Storage, Security. Experienced Generalist with Advanced Troubleshooting and Training skills. TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Data Center Infrastructure

Capacity Planning, Migrations,

Replication, Offsite DR, Backups

Microsoft Active Directory 2012

Microsoft Exchange, Office 365

Citrix VDI XenApp Provisioning

VMware VCP VDA, AWS, Azure

MultiTen & Private Clouds

Servers, Blades, SAN, Cisco ASA,

Network Load Balancing, Clustering

Password Security, Central Logging

Alert and Monitoring, Web Farms

Automation of Software and Patch Delivery

Oracle DB, SQL, CRM, EDC, Middleware





Class: VMware v6 (2016)

Class: VMware v5 (2013)

Certification: VCP 4 (2010)

Certification: VCP 3 (2007)

Certification: VCP Trainer (2007)

Certification: Capacity Planner (2007)


Class: MCITP 2008 (2010)

Class: MCSE 2003 + Exchange (2004)

Certification: MCSE 2000 + Exchange (2001)

Certification: MCSE NT 4 + Exchange (2000)


Class: Citrix XenApp 7 (2014)

Class: Citrix XenApp 6 (2010)

Class: Access Gateway (2007)

Class: Net Scaler (2007)

Class: Citrix Presentation (2007)

Class: Citrix Metaframe XP (2000)


Class: Cisco CCNA (2007)

Class: Cisco CCNA (2001)

Comp TIA

Certification: Comp TIA Security + (2016)


IBM Blade Servers

IBM 8000 SAN Storage

HP Blade Servers c7000 BL490 G6/G7

HP ProLiant Servers DL380 G6/G7

HP EVA 8000 SAN ISCSI Storage

Dell Blade Servers MD1400 iscsi

NetApp Storage

Compellent Storage

EMC SAN VNX 2 Flash,

Recover Point Data Domain

EMC Networker CommVault Backup

NetApp Storage

Cisco Nexus 7000 5000 1000v

Cisco 4400 WLC

Cisco 5500 VPN 5510 ASA

Cisco UCS Servers and Blades

Stephen Christie


DoD U.S. Air Force SME Virtulaization 02/2017 – 8/2018 X-Technologies (FTE)

Technical Subject Matter Expert providing Architecture Design level Solutions which Re- Engineered the existing infrastructures and applications to integrate DOD & AF PKI at all USAF sites. I also served as a Technical Escalation Tier 3 Support for Servers and Virtualization and Storage Systems to USAF Sites for PKI subjects.

BridgeheadIT Sr. Systems Engineer (FTE) 12/2016 – 02/2017 Sr. Engineer and Principal Consultant to Enterprise customers. Engineered Virtualized Production Infrastructures and Backup and Recovery Systems on VMware ESxi Vsphere and View Horizon VDI, Microsoft Server 2012 AD, Exchange 2010, and HP Servers, HP Storage. DoD DHA Sr. Virtualization Engineer 08/2016 – 12/2016 KFORCE (FTE)

Technical Escalation SME of Servers and Virtualization and Storage Systems to DoD Dental Healthcare Sites for DENCOM MEDCOM DHA. Support the Storage Migration project of EMC VNX Storage, also ATMOS AVAMAR, Dell Servers, and Cisco ASA Firewall. DoD DHA Sr. Virtualization Architect 03/2016 – 08/2016 Insight Global_(FTE)

Technical Team Lead and Escalation SME of Server Virtualization and Storage Migration to DoD Amazon Web for the Development systems of Healthcare Application Gateway Sites (CHAS). Racked and Upgraded Dell Servers, Dell MD1000,1200,1400 Storage JBOD and ISCSI. Administer Cisco ASA 5510 Firewall DELL Servers iSCSI Storage. BioBridge Global STBTC Sr. System Architect (FTE) 09/2014 – 02/2016 Engineer Redundant Data Center with Active Active Servers Cluster of Microsoft 2012, VMware 6, Citrix XenApp Provisioning Server Netscalers. EMC Networker conversion to new hybrid Backup solution to accommodate legacy 2003 Services. Cisco UCS Servers Blades, EMC VNX 2 5600 SAN, EMC Recover, EMC Point Data Domain, HP Blades, HP EVA MSA SAN. Electronic Document Mgmt Systems, SQL, Oracle, Linux, HIPPA and Regulated Systems. Valero NuStar Energy Axeon Sr. System Architect (Project) 02/2014 – 08/2014 Technical Lead of Active Directory Migration Cutover Breakaway from parent company. Migrating 200 Refinery App Servers and 300 users from multiple sites. Deployed SCCM and SCSM and Office365 Exchange on Prem services. Hybrid Virtual Infrastructure for Servers with Compellant Storage, Dell Blades and IBM Blades. DoD MHS FDCCI Project Phase 4 Sr. Storage SME 01/2013 – 02/2014 Hewlett Packard (FTE)

Technical Team Lead and Escalation SME of Server and Data Migration and Integration to DoD FDCCI Government Datacenter Consolidation project to consolidate 40 production datacenters into new MCiS Managed Application Gateway Sites (Global MHS Private Cloud). HP Blades, HP EVA, NetApp, EMC Storage, MHS AHLTA AVHE BDMS BTMS Redstone. Energy Transfer Company Sr. Virtualization Engineer (FTE) 12/2012 – 01/2012 Project Technical Lead of Migration and Consolidation 4 datacenters with Hybrid Virtual Infrastructure into unified MS 2012 HyperV Cluster away from out of support XEN Server Xen App and VMware servers. Consolidate NetApp and HP EVA into Compellent Storage. DoD MHS FDCCI Project Phase 3 Datacenter Migration SME 08/2012 – 12/2012 Hewlett Packard (FTE)

Technical Team Lead and Escalation SME of Server and Data Migration and Integration to DoD FDCCI Government Datacenter Consolidation project to consolidate 40 production datacenters into new MCiS Managed Application Gateway Sites (Global MHS Private Cloud). HP Blades, HP EVA, NetApp, EMC Storage, MHS AHLTA AVHE BDMS BTMS Redstone. DoD US Dept. of VA VDI Solution Engineer (FTE) 04/2012 – 08/2012 Accelera Solutions (FTE)

Onsite Datacenter Engineer to Rack and Configure Server Storage and Network equipment of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure project to the Department of Veteran Affairs to create Private Cloud VDI Architecture for 10,000 Virtual Machine Desktops, Citrix XenApp Server Provisioning, Hyper V 2012, Netapp FAS Storage iscsi, Dell M1000 Blades, Cisco Nexus 5000 FCoE. Stephen Christie


DoD MHS FDCCI Project Phase 1 Virtualization SME (FTE) 10/2011 – 08/2012 Accelera Solutions (FTE)

Design and create proposal documents with technical schematics for a globally distributed DoD Private Cloud of datacenters called MAG Sites (Managed Application Gateway). The worldwide infrastructure to deliver Applications and Patient Data to Military Health personnel. CPS Energy Sr. Infrastructure Engineer (FTE) 10/2010 – 10/2011 Principal Engineer and Datacenter Engineer for Private Cloud. Rack and Configure HP Blade Servers in Production and Recovery Datacenters with over 1000 MS Server 2008 virtual machines. P2V project of 250 Servers. Lead of the Server Engineer Team and IT Projects and work in operations support queue. HP EVA 8000, HP c7000 BL490 G7. DoD MHS Sr. Systems Engineer & Network Engineer 07/2010 – 09/2010 Robert Half Int. (Project)

Brooke Army Medical Center Site, Consult on Citrix implementation and Cisco Wireless Project. Assisted integration of Citrix NetScaler Access Gateway, Assisted in deploying and Configuring Cisco 4100 Wireless Lan Controller upgrade and verifying WAP upgrades for Hospital sites. IBM Global Sr. Infrastructure Engineer (FTE) 10/2007 – 01/2010 Technically Manage Team of Server Engineers and customer facing IT Projects. Enterprise VMware Server and Citrix Lead, and Microsoft SQL Admin, Symantec Backup SME. Rack and Configure Production and Recovery Datacenters with +5,000 virtualized servers, IBM 8000 SAN. Citrix NetScaler, VMware, Linux, Microsoft AD 2008, Exchange 2007, CommVault. IBM Blades, HP Blades, CyberArc Vault Admin, APC High-Density Water Cooling Racks. IBM Global Cloud Solutions Engineer (FTE) (Project) 6/2009 – 8/2009 Principal Technical Engineer of new service launch - IBM Public Cloud VMware and Citrix VDI. Designed solution and wrote schematics and drove the technical project goals. Implemented the software and configuration of the VMWARE and Citrix virtual infrastructure service components remotely.

Hewlett Packard Sr. Systems Engineer (FTE) 10/2006 – 10/2007 Sr. Engineer and Principal Consultant to Enterprise customers including: Chesapeake & Devon Energy, FAA, Lockheed, UMB Bank, Integris Health. Engineer Virtualized Production Infrastructures and Disaster Recovery Datacenters. VMware Certified VCP and Jumpstart Trainer and Capacity Planner and VDI, CyberArc Linux, Citrix XenApp Server Provisioning, Microsoft Server 2008 AD, Exchange 2007, SharePoint, SCOM. HP Servers, HP Blade, HP EVA, EMC Storage, Double Take, PlateSpin. IBM / Pinnacle Sr. Systems Engineer (Project) 12/2005 – 04/2006 Systems Engineer to IBM customers to design and build virtualized datacenters. IBM Blades, IBM 4000 SAN, VMware, Linux, Citrix, Microsoft AD, Exchange 2003, SQL, Double Take, Geo Cluster, Cisco Blade Switches and Fiber Channel Achievement: Creating new production infrastructure; 100 Server Builds in 14 days. DELL NOS Team Lead (FTE) 06/2005 – 12/2005

Technical Lead and Coach Gold Server Analyst Team for Advanced Software Support. VMWARE, Microsoft Server 2003 AD, Exchange, Alt OS Linux, and MS Clustering Queues. Escalation and Emergency Response Tech for Recovery of Critical Production Servers. Engineer in of First OKC Dell Datacenter and VMware and Microsoft Customer Scenario Lab. EDS / FAA / AA / Sabre Sr. Systems Analyst (Consultant) 02/2005 – 06/2005 Sr. Analyst at secure Government bunker site of +5000 Dell and HP servers. Systems Administrator responsible for all servers and workstations. ARINC Sr. Systems Engineer (Project) 01/2005 - 02/2005 Infrastructure Engineer of DFW Airport Traffic Control Production Datacenter. IBM Blades with Cisco switches, CyberArc, Microsoft 2003 Clustered Servers hosting custom FAA software. Technical Writer of Manuals for production and recovery processes. TV Guide Network Engineer 2 (Project) 09/2004 – 01/2005 Sr. Systems Engineer Project to Refresh 500 Production Servers. Impliment first Microsoft 2003 Active Directory Site, Exchange, SQL, SharePoint. Unix, HP ProLiant, HP SAN Storage, and robot backup libraries. Technical Writer of Change Docs and Procedure Manuals. Stephen Christie



Northeastern State University, NSU Tahlequah, OK 1996 - 1998 Degree Program: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Tulsa Community College, TCC Tulsa, OK 1995-1996

Degree Program: Associates in MIS

Edison High School: Received Diploma Tulsa, OK 1994 SECURITY CLEARANCE

Secret Security Clearance for DOD Project Ended 8/2018

Top Security Security Clearance for DOD Project Ended 2/2012

+20 year Background Check & Screening


Air National Guard Commendation Medal for Exemplary Service

C.A.P. Air Force Auxiliary Unit Volunteer (1990-1995)

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