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Engineering, Database, Linux, System Administration

Denver, Colorado, United States
October 07, 2016

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Matthew Allen Spiegel

**** ***** ***** **.

Lakewood, Colorado 80227

303-***-**** (home)



Providing technical services has created a background performing multi-discipline engineering developing system and facility environments that provide resources for critical raised floor cloud environments. Included is experience in the analysis of project safety and infrastructure during the development of regulated environments. Services have included organizing groups and presenting problem resolutions to provide cost savings for: planning; and, infrastructure schematics as well as database and network development updates improving the maintenance schedules of system and service devices.

Skills: Scripting; Analysis; Video; Telephony; TCP/IP; OpenStack; Routers; Switches; Unix/Linux; NFS; Fail-over; Troubleshooting, Virtual Servers, Software Deployment and; problem investigations.


Montana Tech (ABET), Butte, MT - Bachelor of Science, Mining Engineering - Graduated: 1984

Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FE) – passed – MT; EIT 14098 - CO April 4, 1986

Colorado School of Mines, CO - Electrical Engineering coursework - 1987-1988

University of Denver, Denver, CO – Masters Level Telecommunications coursework - 1996-98

Experience providing effective communication skills to present solutions regarding equipment, services and, engineering.

Experience collaborating to determine root cause and identify issues effecting site strategic planning and budgeting.

Experience with enterprise raised floor environments to develop physical cabling infrastructure; and, manage ventilation.

Consulting experience that has required the ability to develop design changes and processes; and, travel to remote locations.

Project management during assignments for plant cable Engineering of fiber and copper infrastructure development.


8/01/2014 to Present – Reflexion Technologique – System Administrator – Lakewood/Colorado

* Installing upgrades for Fedora 23 Linux for Oracle 11g installation and virtualbox user administration.

* Testing problems with Ubuntu Linux Firefox/Thunderbird/Adobe Shockwave integration and SAML access.

* KSH Scripting for automated RSYNC backup. Cassandra; Python Best Practice; and, JSON Training.

* Obtaining and reviewing administrative guides for ADFS; PowerShell scripting; and, MS Server 2012 R2.

Client engagements:

Mazda of Lakewood Volt Management Corp. Corporate Management Group Sports Authority

* Administered information databases for: customer retention; material tracking and POS document scanners.

* Programmed automated injection molding controllers for vulcanized rubber molding at Kong Corporation.

* Assisted customers with specification, fitting, sales and, warranty information for equipment purchases.

* Administered stocking and warehouse requirements for equipment sales and repair database field keys.

* Managed POS tracking programs and supervised personnel for equipment repair and recovery.

5/19/2014 to 7/31/2014 – – OPS Tech III Systems Engineer Centennial/Colorado

* DevOps global Software Defined Network (SDN) monitoring Zabbix alarms; created Atlassian Jira tickets.

* Resolved exception Jira tickets for MOP projects effecting core cloud java development and network backup.

* Assisted with the continuous integration in an Agile OpenStack environment compute module development.

* Scripted Puppet Manifest to push account applications configuration deployment changes using PowerShell.

* Developed storage module process for managing VoIP server shut down and restart to clear memory overflow.

* Worked with KVM servers to resolve Java video and Apache application problems required by the team.

* Performed SQL queries for Windows and Linux DevOp NoSQL server development for MongoDB updates.

* Restored Python 2.7for KDE desktop. Python 3.0 backward compatibility eliminated for 2.7 scripting.

07/30/2010 to 1/30/2014 – Reflexion Technologique – Systems Administrator Lakewood, CO

Client Engagements:

Department of Homeland Security; General Dynamics; Dell; Hewlett Packard; Forest City; Sunglass Hut; Genesis Rehab Services; Wells Fargo; Department of Commerce NOAA/NASA; Kaiser Permanent; Lutheran Adventist Hospital; Community Banks of Colorado

* Assisted with the secure access of USCIS ITOM DHS Information Systems and Remedy documentation.

* Updated SQL customer contact information using BMC Remedy in an ITIL structure to report problems.

* Reset passwords from the command line using PL/SQL blocks for RHEL and MicroSoft clients/servers.

* Provided information for system and network status application processing to create windows 2008 accounts.

* Performed Apache server logon resets and management accounts to determine Java Swing requirements.

* Clients include: Dell; Hewlett Packard; Forest City; Sunglass Hut; Genesis Rehab Services; Wells Fargo

* Evaluate and advise on site requirement changes and modifications for CPE with vendor personnel.

* Function as site deployment lead for memory upgrades and, administration of CPE equipment.

* Assigned to NOAA/NASA for DevOps script programming and signal transmission processing automation. * Configured remote servers such as apache on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) confirming transaction posting.

* Advised on J2EE application and Apache procedure administration to manage access on AIX and Linux servers.

* Identified issues with Java web page servers and corrected configurations for TomCat using ksh and bash scripts.

* Corrected issues with PL/SQL procedures and Java application processing to monitor server health and activity.

* Performed client/server refresh and CLI patching for network administration of RHEL at Perl Vision.

* Provided equipment engineering for DNS/DHCP IP addressing and CPE client upgrades for Kaiser Permanent.

* Assembled fixtures for mounting (HP, Dell, Oracle, etc.) equipment at Lutheran Adventist Hospital.

03/20/2009-07/07/2010 ComCast Cable Corp., Lead Data Center Engineer/Systems Administrator

Device Testing

Assigned to the Comcast Data Center Management group (Apex Systems Inc.) to perform: training, Linux; and, equipment installations for cabinet planning and electrical distribution for load balancing of switched networks using MS Project.

* Provided layout installation planning diagrams for cabinet cabling schematics; and, raised floor planning.

* Trained technicians to configure interfaces for remotely administered cloud hardware data center development.

* Reviewed, investigated, and developed appropriate recommendations for assigned engineering projects.

* Performed cabling engineer and COTS memory, disk and CPU equipment upgrades for the data center.

* Installed and configured images on new servers for administrative access which includes RHEL and, CentOS.

* Assisted administrators to determine issues with F5 Load balancers and Juniper switches for the server network.

* HP BladeServer; HP Proliant; HP Integrity; and, Oracle ( Sun ) Server SNMP connection management trace.

* Drew reference schematics for data center electrical distribution and fail over circuit switching.

* Designed and built fixtures for new hardware cabinet placement; and, electrical supply.

* Configured Network device addresses and Routers using infrastructure protocols (BGP, DHCP, TCP etc.)

01/08 - 03/19/09 Kforce: Lead Field Engineer - Denver metro site Dell dispatch Linux engineer.

Dispatched to various locations to install and administer printers and new servers at site locations

* Built and installed cabinets and hardware for POS servers and adjunct equipment addresses.

* Supervised site activities for configuring Cisco Dmark connections and configured CPE installation updates.

* Updated Linux configurations for local servers for client services and configured for network addresses.

* Performed LDAP and Active Directory changes for access to processes and directories.

08/07 - 12/31/07 ComCast Cable Corp., System Administrator

Assigned to the Comcast IT Operations group by Sapphire Technical to perform server installation; cable management; network design/planning; and, Linux (RHEL 4) server administration and system patching. Perform requirement gathering to development of power requirements needed for installation of equipment and development applications.

* Installed CentOS, and RHEL and performed manifest configurations for puppet deployments to the test DC. * Served as advisor for small to medium sized projects which included cabinet placement and service requests.

* Advised on electrical distribution design and placement for cloud plant equipment power load requirements.

* Developed diagrams to determine the location of isolated and high power circuits for new equipment installation.

* Used Yum and RPM to update software packages and determine requirements for upgrading applications.

* Used SNMP to identify problems in the test development networks to identify lost links for Apache servers.

* Planned placements and installed cabinets in a raised floor environment to install resource hardware.

03/07 - 5/30/07 IBM Global Services, Computer Operator Level II System Administrator

Assigned to the Cendant/Galileo Network DevOps Center (NOC) by CDI, performed computer control; monitoring; and, systems restoration of servers and applications. Analyzed server issues associated with customer access to system applications: Java and Weblogic. System Engineered Unix shell scripts and applied patches to correct issues.

* Command center experience working with performance tuning of Oracle on Unix; and, Linux servers.

* Administered RedHat Linux/Solaris and resolved Bash scripting automation issues using embedded PERL.

* Administered Apache Web and WebLogic Application Server environments for Java applet issues.

* Worked in an SSH environment using cloud terminal emulators to update perl SNMP and other shell scripts.

* Helped automate and configure ksh and Perl shell script tools for data center server alarm monitoring.

* Performed Tivoli storage backups of the NFS to maintain the integrity of the LVM partitions.

12/00 03/07 Reflexion Technologique – System Administrator - Denver Metro Area and, Ely, Nevada

Client Engagements:

Bureau of Land Management; Colorado Department of Human Services; Kaiser Permanente

* Performed installations of hardware and administrated for Linux (Red Hat) installations.

* Researched HW specifications. Administered Red Hat Linux shell scripts for data recovery.

* Provided software training; telecommunication, hardware and, software installation.

* Authored dHtml web pages using Javascript to present documentation, REMTECH federal contract.

* Assisted with installing esri javascript API for ARCInfo and GIS software client ArcGIS Server updates.

* Developed Unix alert shell script for DevOps paging of failed Secure FTP transactions from Oracle DB.

* Documented Unix (HP UX ) fail over and alert notification history; PL/SQL blocks; and, automated testing.

* Programmed ksh script changes for job processing and control concepts using. AWK SED, CUT and etc.

* Programmed html pages to include SSO for database access.

7/00 11/00 Mortice Kern Systems, Technical Java Consultant

* Installed Java Virtual Machine (JVM) to enable Oracle, and MS Windows SQL Server based connectors.

* Installed Java 1.7 SDLC applications; queried SQL shells; troubleshot JDBC/ODBC to access databases.

* Traveled to client location from home remote office as satellite office for Chicago Headquarters.

* Provided training and demonstrations of Source Integrity software Suite at client locations.

11/98 6/00 Reflexion Technologique, System Administrator

Client Engagements:

Anderson Soft Teach (; ICG communications; TCI

* Programmed ASP dHTML pages performing SQL Server development and JavaScript to create content.

* Provided unit Quality Control. Performed Software Development LifeCycle management using Clearcase.

* Assisted in the Product Management of the SDLC and identified stakeholders.

* Wrote requirements for SNMP and call record management from remote switch SQL databases.

* Converted and Identified fields for database Primary and Secondary Keys to import switch data.

* Provided engineering support for cable modem and other network appliances.

* Applied patches to customer installations from FTP servers at the command line.

8/96 10/98 Lucent Technologies BCMS, SASTII System Administrator

* Provided software engineering support for hardware and SQL databases (Paradox).

* Programmed scripts for Unix: Solaris 7; Win 3.11; NT 3.5/4; Win 98 and; other CPE.

* Programmed firmware for remote network equipment switch communications providing guides for procedures.

* Wrote documentation for STIG compliant installation configurations of data communication modules.

* Provided assistance for field technicians with hardware and system upgrades and conversions.

5/95 – 5/96 U.S. Bureau of Mines Computer Operator II/Analyst Denver Federal Center, CO

* Monitored DevOps JCL cycles updating files and Dasdi space as required.

* Managed HP-UX system engineering applications for e-mail and job scheduling.

* Assisted with Main Frame program upgrades after system conversions.

6/93 – 5/95 First Data Corporation – Systems Associate II

* Programmed and documented point of sales (POS) equipment system issues using PL/SQL blocks.

* Performed upgrades to hardware and Main Frame system programs.

11/92 – 4/93 DMNH – Courtesy Officer

* Provided guest services for Aztec exhibit.

7/92 – 9/92 PSI, Civil Engineering Inspector – DIA, CO

* Observed construction practices for apron and for the Denver International Airport field utility construction.

6/90 – 7/92 Source One Management, Data Analyst – Denver Federal Center, CO

* Analyzed petroleum royalty data for Minerals Management Service personnel contract.

* Provided assistance with the development of database procedures for computer processing.

* Assisted with programming upgrades after system conversions. Awarded for performance.

* Provided assistance with Main Frame programing conversions after system upgrades.

6/89 - 10/89 City of Steamboat Springs, Public Works Department, Civil Engineering Technician

* Surveyed and managed construction operators for the development of facilities.

* Programmed sample analysis software for maintenance schedule development.

11/88 – 4/89 Torian Plum, Night Auditor, Steamboat Springs

* Desk clerk performing nightly computer operations and guest services for residents.

6/88 – 8/88 U.S. Corp. of Engineers, Rocky Mtn. Arsenal, Surveyor

8/87 – 5/88 Colorado School of Mines, coursework in E.E.

6/85 – 6/86 Cyprus Coal Company, Contract Mining Engineer, Eagle Mine, Craig, CO

* Provided contract services to development evaluations for mine expansion and operation issues.

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