Professional with Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering, with a long list of certifications, active security clearance, plus numerous awards received while effectively and efficiently fulfilling management and leadership positions for critical projects at major corporations, working with multiple and remote sites of different environments.
Skills and clearances include but not limited to: Active TS clearance (previous SCI clearance), NetApp Certified Storage Administrator (CDOT and 7-mode), RedHat RHCE certified (6.x), RedHat/CentOS Kickstart Deployment Automation, VMWare Administrator, Solaris Unix (2.6-10) Administration, AIX Unix / HP-UX Administration, Puppet / Ansible / Chief Support for labs, Bash / CSH shell scripting, Solace Appliance / VMR Administration, Agile / Scrum methodologies, Project and Program Management experience.
HARRIS CORPORATION 02/2007 – 01/2019
NEMS INTEGRATION LEAD/MANAGER
Integrate and design NEMS systems that include supporting proposals, designs of new NEMS systems, system administration/troubleshooting, as well as negotiating with vendors to support the FAA.
Lead all hardware based NEMS deployments averaging approximately 2 million annual sales. Manage a team of Linux / DB admins to support the management of multiple environments consisting of over 700 RedHat/CentOS Linux servers (bare metal and virtual), NAS/SAN Storage in multiple 24/7 environments for FAA customers.
Supervise the deployments of all NEMS hardware on site as well as remote sites, including NetApp storage, Centos 6.x, and VMware based virtual systems into the FAA footprint.
Support all the following from initial configuration/deployment, updates/patches, tech refreshes and troubleshooting of NetApp FAS and E Series storage devices, Solace Messaging Appliances, HP / IBM Servers, and Cisco switches.
Maintain the master Kickstart server for all Linux NEMS configurations.
Coordinates with Harris FTI Program management, security, networking, NEMS Program management and the FAA to maintain NEMS system security compliance and availability for FAA users.
FTI SYSTEM ADMIN/LEAD ENGINEER
Led Backups of FTI Servers using Symantec Net-Backup and various Sun StorEdge robotic units, implementation, configuration and maintenance of Solaris 10 Jumpstart Server for Solaris 10 rollout for FTI.
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Automated the installation of multiple software applications using Solaris Jumpstart with custom scripts. Upgraded Open Boot Proms and set up Solaris Volume Managed Mirrors for all Solaris servers to further the redundancy and reliability of FTI Servers.
Configured, managed and maintained RedHat Kickstart server necessary for the NEMS program.
Assisted in various Disaster Recovery Operation plans and upgrades at multiple and remote sites with software and hardware upgrades / replacements.
Functioned as a key participant for any FTI related Software or Hardware upgrades to UNIX servers, troubleshooting any problem on SUN Solaris/RedHat Linux servers within FTI.
BROWARD COUNTY OIT DIVISION 01/2005 – 02/2007
IT OPERATIONS MANAGER
Managed a diverse team of UNIX, Mainframe and Data Center Personnel as well as led projects for the Office of Information Technology of Broward County.
Successfully managed operational budgets of more than 750,000 dollars, led a division of 20 employees focusing on mentoring, fostering teamwork, meeting deadlines and exceeding goals, performance reviews and disciplinary actions.
Made effective and proactive decisions working closely with senior management to identify and develop technological solutions and advancements.
Managed multiple AIX/Solaris projects, including installing and administering a remote redundant cluster consisting of an EMC SAN and multiple AIX and Solaris servers.
Functioned as primary liaison interfacing with the Database, Windows, Application, and Network groups to maintain a cohesive strategy within the OIT organization.
As the Lead Unix engineer, implemented and maintained Disaster Recovery Operations, administered and maintained EMC based Storage Area Networks at multiple locations.
LRP PUBLICATIONS 08/2000 - 06/2004
INTERNET INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGER
Managed network assets in multiple locations with responsibilities including Network Design, Security, System Administration, Configuration, Maintenance, Performance Enhancements and Troubleshooting.
Streamlined network procedures resulting in increased productivity and network stability, while significantly reducing cost. Led multiple companywide IT projects, including server upgrades, redesign of the company network, and disaster recovery plans at multiple sites.
Designed and implemented multiple internal web-based Java administration tools for company websites using JAVA, JRUN, and Apache. Configured, managed, and monitored multiple LANs, WANs, and DMZs.
Set up, configured, and managed CISCO PIX firewalls, Routers and Switches at multiple sites including site-to-site secure communication and remote access. (VPN, IPSEC, FTP).
Installed and deployed multiple SUN Solaris and RedHat Linux servers. Implemented and administered Sendmail and DNS servers for internal and external use.
Troubleshot companywide email problems/routing errors (Sendmail / Microsoft Exchange).
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Defined company policies regarding network security, remote access, and user accounts, configured and managed UNIX/Linux based file stores and print servers.
LOCKHEED MARTIN 07/1993 – 08/2000
STAFF APPLICATIONS SOFTWARE ENGINEER
Functioned as Project Lead for Additional Workstation Upgrade for UK based Network that included scheduling, planning, procurement, design, installation, integration and testing of SUN based workstations into a functional network.
As the Lead Site System Administrator for a UNIX/PC based network for the Australian Imagery Organization in Canberra, Australia, integrated, administered, maintained and troubleshot a network along with numerous COTS and GOTS S/W packages.
Managed and trained staff members at each site that included all aspects of System/Network Admin, Disaster Recovery, and Network Security.
As the Lead Site Install Engineer/System Administrator of a UNIX network for the Ministry of Defense in the UK, designed and integrated softcopy image exploitation system, designed and developed a multi-platform JAVA based client for examination and retrieval of imagery-based files from a central server.
Functioned as the Lead Software Design Engineer for C/C++ based image exploitation program with responsibilities including design and implementation of custom API for client-server-based software, implementation of imagery exploitation algorithms and GUI design.
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS
Master of Science, Computer Engineering, Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Villanova University, Villanova, PA
NetApp Certified Data Administrator ONTAP 9
NetApp Certified Data Administrator ONTAP 8
NetApp Certified Data Mgt. Admin (7-mode)
VMware vSphere: Fast Track (V5.x)
RedHat Red Hat Certified Engineer (Linux 6.x)
RedHat Red Hat Certified Technician (Linux 5.x)
Symantec Net-Backup 6.x Certified
Sun Solaris 10 Certified Systems Administrator
Sun Solaris 10 Certified Network Administrator
Veritas Storage & Cluster Certified
EMC Storage Area Networks
Mountain-Gate Robotics Certified
AWARDS RECEIVED AT HARRIS
President’s Award for Program Execution (two times)
Excellence Award for Customer Tech Refresh (two times)
Excellence Award for Customer Deployments (three times)
Rock Award for Customer Milestones (four times)