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Manager Systems Administrator

Sunnyvale, California, 94089, United States
October 01, 2016

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Ron Van Scherpe


Summary of Qualifications

** ***** ********** ** *****-on infrastructure technical role

Mixed Windows and Linux server administration including: system installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of networking and services such as AD/DHCP/DNS/CIFS/LDAP/VPN/NFS/HTTP/SSH

Experience in company relocation and new office setup.

Proactive monitoring of systems which have led to superior up-times.

Customer Service Oriented

Excellent communication skills, working with all levels of upper management including VPs and CEOs

Experience in working in start-up environments

Self starter with the ability to accomplish tasks and projects with little or no supervision or direction

Technical Skills

Hardware: Dell PowerEdge Servers, Dell layer 3 switches, Intel Layer 3 Switches, HP Layer 3

Switches, Netapps(FAS/250/270,2050), Cisco 2900 & 3600, Netscreen, Juniper Networks

SSL-VPN, Fortinet, Sonicwall, Packeteer, Palo Alto Networks, APC SmartUPS 1500/2200/3000, Synology NAS

Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003/2008/XP/Windows 7 Windows 10, Linux (RedHat, Ubuntu),


Software: Microsoft Office 2003/2007/2010/Office 365, Symantec Anti-Virus, McAfee, Footprints, WSUS,

Helpdesk, Netbackup, Netvault, CrashPlan, Acronis, Blackberry Server, Exchange, MediaWiki, KACE, Sysaid, Zendesk

Monitoring Software: Nagios, Munin, Cacti, OCSInventory, MRTG, Splunk, WhatsUp! Gold, Solarwinds

PBX Systems: Intertel, Cisco VOIP, Nortel

Networking: TCP/IP, Active Directory, DNS, NIS, AMD, DHCP, SAMBA, Wireless


Redhat Certified Technician

Solaris Systems Administration

Professional Experience

Niara, Inc Sunnyvale, CA - 2016-Present

IT Infrastructure Manager

SpiderCloud Wireless San Jose, CA - 2010-2016

IT Infrastructure Manager

Main IT support for a global small cell company of 100 employees.

Supported and maintained a heterogeneous environment which consisted of Windows and Linux servers as well as Windows and Mac clients.

Responsible for purchasing and tracking of all IT related equipment

Implemented various infrastructure improvements such as network monitoring tools, helpdesk,

SSL-VPN, Application Firewall, additional Netapp file server, IP KVM and UPSes.

Managed the planning and implementation of a company move (data connection, network, servers, desktops, labs, etc.) to new facilities, which consisted of managing outside consultants and contractors.

Administered over 20TB of data while maintaining integrity by implementing good backup strategies.

Upgraded core infrastructure routers/switches to a stackable more resilient/redundant solution.

Assisted on a budgeting process

Reported to the CFO

Alvarion Inc, Sunnyvale, CA 2008-2010

IT Infrastructure Manager

Main IT support for a global wireless company in U.S. Headquarters

Managed the planning and implementation of moving the company’s U.S. Headquarters

to a new facility in one month’s time.

Provided remote and local help-desk support to 50 end users nationwide.

Managed 30 Windows servers which included Exchange 2003, Blackberry, Netbackup, ISA, OWA and Windows server 2003 file servers.

Deployed a Juniper SSL VPN solution and migrated users from Checkpoint to the new solution.

Responsible for managing all IT capital equipment keeping detailed inventory lists of serial & asset numbers as well as warranty information.

Engaged in relationships with vendors and ordered all IT equipment.

Upgraded internet connection to 5xT-1.

Upgraded and managed a Blackberry server environment

Performed daily, weekly and monthly backups using Netbackup on Windows.

Reported to Director of Applications.

Blaze-DFM Sunnyvale, CA - 2007-2008

IT Infrastructure Manager

Main IT support for a 30 employee EDA company.

Managed 50+ servers which consisted of Windows 2003, Linux (Redhat 3,4 & CentOS 3,4, &5) & Solaris 9

Provided both local and remote desktop support.

Managed both Active Directory and NIS infrastructure.

Outsourced SPAM filtering to an outside company.

Managed 10TB of data across multiple servers/file systems(Netapps, Solaris, Linux, & Windows)

Maintained an Exchange 2003 environment which consisted of both a front-end and back-end server.

Managed network and servers with the following open source tools: nagios, Munin and OCSinventory.

Installed, configured and managed a backup solution, Netvault and deployed it across all servers(Windows, Linux & Solaris)

Created detailed IT documentation which consisted of network maps, explanation of how servers & networking gear were configured, hardware inventory, backup policy, account creation, etc.

Deployed Network Appliance box and migrated data to it.

Upgraded and maintained internal Twiki.

Installed and configured Dell servers running Redhat 3 & 4 and CentOS 3, 4 & 5.

Managed Cisco VOIP PBX.

Ensured Data Center equivalent up times by implementing backup UPS power systems.

Received an award for excellence in preventative maintenance and outstanding support.

Provided 99.9% uptime.

Reported to VP of Operations.

Silicon Optix Sam Jose - 2004-2007

Windows/Linux Systems Administrator

One of 5 Network Administrators which spanned across multiple sites, San Jose, Orlando, Toronto and Hanover.

Main support for headquarters in San Jose supporting 25 end-users which were mostly Execs including the CEO.

Managed 6TB of data across multiple servers/file systems(Netapps, Linux & Windows)

Supported remote users, sales and executives along with individuals in our Shanghai and Taiwan offices.

Responsible for purchasing all new hardware and software for site. Worked with a variety of vendors to get the best deal.

Installed and managed 25 Windows and Linux servers.

Planned and implemented a Exchange 2003 upgrade which consisted of upgrading Active Directory and removing Active Directory Connectors prior to the upgrade due to previous Exchange 5.5 servers. Was the first of 3 sites to perform the upgrade

Installed and configured a server to run ClearCase.

Installed and configured a second Domain Controller for site.

Cleaned up and organized server room by purchasing a server cabinet and installing all servers in it.

Installed a EMC2 SAN solution to replace a Dell PowerVault NAS box.

Was responsible for building facilities, by making sure access into the building was secured by a card access system.

Researched, priced, and implemented a web based Enterprise help-desk and asset manager application, so that end users could submit trouble tickets and keep track of progress.

Deployed Nagios and MRTG to monitor network and server performance and outages.

Installed WSUS server which provided automatic Microsoft updates to desktop and laptops.

Deployed BackupExec 10 to backup Windows servers.

Deployed Netbackup to backup Linux servers.

Deployed a Netapps FAS 250 for engineering department.

Recovered failed Windows 2003 Domain Controller using Acronis & Backup Exec.

Configured and managed Blackberry Enterprise server along with configuring and supporting multiple Blackberry model handsets.

Administered NORTEL PBX.

Provided 99.9% uptime

Reported to IT Manager

Link IT Portland, OR - 2004-2004

Solaris Consultant

Hired on as a contractor to install and configure 8 Solaris servers for training department for a client of LinkIT, Credence, in Milpitas.

Participated as a team member in implementing new networking hardware throughout the Corporate Enterprise

Salira Optical Networks Santa Clara, CA - 2001-2004

Windows/Linux Systems Administrator

Sole Systems Administrator for a world-wide company residing in Santa Clara, CA. and Shanghai, China, which consisted of a Windows 2000 infrastructure, 80 users, 2 sites (Santa Clara & Shanghai), 150 desktops running Windows NT 4.0, 2000, XP and 8 Windows 2000 servers.

Primary duties included: phone system administration, network administration, server administration and desktop administration, building security administration, 24 Hour on call support and facilities management.

Designed and implemented a Windows 2000 Active Directory infrastructure which connected two sites(Santa Clara, CA and Shanghai, China)

Traveled to Shanghai where I installed a Windows 2000 infrastructure, which consisted of a Domain Controller, Exchange and ClearCase servers, Intel routers and switches as well as a Sonicwall firewall, which connected the two sites together via a secure VPN tunnel.

Managed and guided system administrator in Shanghai office.

Installed and managed dual Exchange 2000 servers (Santa Clara and Shanghai).

Implemented Microsoft’s RAS server so that remote users could connect to the corporate network.

Designed and configured multiple LANS using layer 3 switches which allowed for VLANs.

Recovered from a devastating network disaster by replacing the core layer3 switch, which went bad, with a Linux box and 2 quad Ethernet cards.

Responsible for purchasing all IT capital equipment and Software and vendor relations.

Managed the planning and implementation of a company move, twice, (phones, T-1s, network, servers, desktops, labs, etc.) to new facilities, which consisted of managing outside consultants and contractors.

Planned and managed the upgrade of corporate PBX, which also consisted of the installation of a voice T-1 and DIDS.

Implemented a centralized corporate anti-virus software solution to protect all desktops and servers from viruses.

Maintained and rolled out service paks across all desktops and servers.

Wrote a corporate IT Policy explaining various functions of IT and how it works to protect and serve the company.

Pro actively monitored a variety networking resources and servers, using such tools as Lanware’s NMS console, which provides monitoring of Windows 2000 performance counters and application services

Worked with the Software Test Engineering team to help troubleshoot network problems related to the company’s product.

Designed and built a Software lab and network, using Linux as a router/firewall into the lab.

Designed and implemented a streaming video demo which ran across the company’s product, which was presented to future Venture Capitalist firms.

Reported to VP of Operations

Copper Mountain Networks Palo Alto, CA - 1998-2001

Windows/Linux/Lab Administrator

Senior Systems Administrator for a site that included a user base of Executives, Marketing and Engineers: 150 desktops and 25 servers.

Installed and configured various NT networking components: PDC, BDCs, WINS, and Exchange 5.5 servers.

Implemented various networking services using both Linux and NT: DNS, NIS, DHCP and Samba.

Managed T-1s and administered the routers, which connected the company to the other corporate sites, Fremont and San Diego as well as the internet.

Installed and maintained inter-departmental websites using Apache and Linux

Configured Linux boxes as routers and firewalls for test purposes in a lab environment.

Created Audio/Video streaming servers, both on demand and Multi-cast streams, using both Linux and Microsoft’s Windows Streaming Media Server, to generate ‘real world’ traffic, for use within house test networks.

Designed and built a 1,400 square foot Engineering lab which consisted of centralized patch panels, telco racks, descending cable trays, benches, and power and storage areas.

Installed, configured and administered a network of Sun workstations and servers, Linux, NT and Win2K workstations in the Software Engineering Lab.

Hosted DNS and NIS for machines in the Software Engineering Lab.

Created a simulated network of SNMP agents (6000), using multi-homed Linux work-stations (16) and JAVA based emulator for internal testing of Network Management Software.

Reported to Director of Software Engineering.

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96-97 N.E.T., Redwood City, CA. Solaris Systems Administrator

93 - 96 Adaptive, Redwood City, CA, Software Test Engineer

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89 - 91 Network Equipment Technologies, Redwood City, CA Manufacturing Test Technician

88 - 89 Electronic Arts, San Mateo, CA, Customer Support

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