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Engineer System Administrator

Richardson, Texas, United States
July 04, 2019

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RHEL Engineer with recent experience within a Dev/ops environment

Experienced working in a Middleware environment with Linux/Unix experience and some mixed Windows

Local to Richardson, TX can sit onsite in Plano, available to interview with 48-hour notice and available to convert to a full-time employee


Scott is an IT professional with extensive expertise with OEL/ RHEL 5x, 6x & 7x and Sun Solaris Administration (8, 9 & 10). Certified in OEL5, Solaris 7, 8, 9 & 10. Worked as a Sun Microsystems SSE (Sr. Systems Engineer). Scott also has recent experience in a dev/ops environment and is familiar with Middleware throughout his career. In addition to Unix/Linux experience Scott is familiar with Windows administration. Scott possesses excellent communication skills and is seeking a new role.


DXC Technologies Inc. 04/2018 - Present

Linux Engineer

Supported DevOps Lab.

Deployed and tested new server deployments to prep for production.

VMWare 5.x deployment.

Created VM’s (Linux & Windows) via templates/OVA files

Managed data stores and grew filesystems as needed

Ran weekly Qualys scans for vulnerabilities.

Managed DevOps Data Center (installed servers, cable management, etc.).

Environment: Linux, Unix, Middleware

Texas Instruments 07/2017 – 03/2018

Solaris/Linux Engineer

Supported 10,000 Production Linux/Solaris Servers.

Experienced in all day to day operations of TI’s environment.

Utilized Splunk to monitor server activities.

Applied latest patches and firmware as needed.

Worked 24 x 7 on-call rotation.

Ran vulnerability Qualys scans monthly to identify and fix OS vulnerabilities.

Verizon Wireless 01/2016 - 06/2017

Linux Engineer Verizon Wireless

Linux Vulnerability Team (14K servers).

VMWare5.x VShere (re-configured ova files for production environment).

Document Qualys, Retina scan results.

Fix Linux OS Vulnerabilities.

SDP/Remedy Ticketing system.

Patch management (rpm & yum).

Government Clearance (VA).

Mediacom Communications 10/2012 - 7/2015

Linux Admin

Managed 300 RHEL (5,6 & 7)servers (Physical/Virtual). Bash Scripting

VMWare 5.0 (created .ova files or clones for production).

Managed all Window 2008 servers in data center (OS loads, IP configuration).

Supported Oracle RAC DBA’s

Supported all production/operation servers to ensure 99.99% uptime (services, applications, web sites & data bases).

Nagios Administrator (configured Master Nagios server and deployed NRPE clients on remote systems). Perl Script Templates

Created Reverse DNS records.

Added IP Scopes in CNR for all DHCP internet customers (Cisco Network Register).

Worked on a 24/7 on call rotation (4 man team).

Managed Data Center (500 devices including servers, switches, routing & cabling).

Missouri Employers Mutual Company 02/2012 - 06/2012

Linux Administrator

Managed 50+ RHEL5.x Linux servers (Physical/Virtual).

Supported Oracle DBA's and Software Developers.

Deployed WAR files for all databases.

Provided log files to developers (Catalina. Out, server logs).

Supported Nagios, Guidewire, Thunderhead, JBoss, Cruise Control, VMware, Veritas NetBackup, Java, Apache/Tomcat.

Candid Source/Tnemec Inc. 06/2011 - 12/2011

UNIX/OEL Administrator, Candid Source/Tnemec Inc., Co.

System Administrator for all Linux/OEL5 (Production, Application & Development servers).

Nagios Administrator (System Monitoring) all platforms (Linux, Oracle, Windows, Routers).

Configured LAMP on all servers (Linux, Apache, Tomcat and Java).

Reported to VP & Departmental mangers on all issues.

Provided support to DBA’s & Application team (Oracle Data Base & Applications).

AIC/Sourcecorp, inc. 07/2010 - 03/2011

UNIX/Solaris Administrator

System Administrator for all Linux/Sun Solaris Platforms (135 Servers).

Configured web servers via Sun iPlanet 6.0/6.1 for clients.

Linux 5.x Red Hat experienced.

Provided support to Application team (Oracle & PeopleSoft).

Solaris 9 & 10 environments.

File system management (/, swap, /usr, /var, /opt & /export/home).

Zones/Containers (zoneadm & zonecfg).

OS/Kernel/Patch/Firmware management (Recommended & Security).

Daily log management (/proc, memory, top, vmstat & prstat).

Results Technology 08/2008 - 07/2010

Unix/Solaris Admin

On-site consultant for KCK Board of Public Utilities, Kansas City, KS (95 servers).

Linux Red Hat 5.x environments

Solaris 8, 9 & 10 environments.

Sun Cluster 3.2 experienced.

Daily log management (messages, procs, memory, top, vmstat & prstat).

Manage all network ports (nmap, svcadm).

Monitor network activity (netstat, ping, ssh).

OS/Patch/Firmware management.

Add users accordingly /w assigned groups.

SVM/LVM configuration (RAID).

Disk partitioning.

Utilized scp & ftp file transport schemes.

Experienced in VI text editor.

Maintained communications with SUN back line support dealing with server h/w & s/w issues.

General Dynamics 10/2001 - 11/2007

Senior Support Engineer

Supported the SUN/Sprint Data Centers for General Dynamics (KC Metro).

Provided support for 6,500 Servers.

Sun Microsystems Badged.

Experienced with Solaris 7, 8, 9 & 10.


OEL (Oracle Enterprise Linux) Administrator

Sun (Partner Engineer) PE 4 Certified Solaris (Partner Senior Support Engineer).

Sun (Partner Engineer) PE 3 Certified Solaris Field Engineer.

Sun Solaris System Administration II.

Sun Solaris System Administration I.


School of Business Administration, University of Arizona

School of Business Administration, University of Arkansas

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