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Management Security

Knightdale, North Carolina, United States
October 10, 2016

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Knightdale NC, *****

Mobile: 919-***-****

Howard Luckenbaugh

Summary of General Qualifications

More than 17 years working in Information Technology, including architectural design and Implementation, physical and logical deployment, systems administration, physical and logical cloud deployment, and system security. 12 of those 16 years I have successfully worked remotely while maintaining leadership responsibilities. I bring self motivation and leadership with excellent communication skills that drives the team to accomplish end goals. I am responsible for the design and implementation of IBM Special Events digital experience with disaster avoidance multi site architecture These sites include but not limited to the following:,,, and Linux/UNIX/VMWare and Related Systems Abilities

VMWare, SLES, RHEL, AIX and Solaris planning, installation, and administration

Designed Intel (KVM/VMWare) and POWER series (P5 – P8 VIO/LPAR) base solutions

“Lights Out” data center management and automation for hardware and OS/application Installations

Server and Network topology planning and implementation

Cloud installation planning and deployment leader

Legacy migration including hardware and Operating System transitions for SP and RISC/AIX to x86/Linux and POWER/Linux and AIX

Developed server BAU procedures and level one help desk documentation

Overall physical infrastructure planning and ownership including HVAC, power, racking, networking connectivity and server installation

Multiple compensatory awards for design and systems accomplishments

LAN/WAN IPv4 Network design and implementation

Leadership and Supervisory Abilities

Design team lead for Security Hardening, implementation and automation

Transition lead for security checking tool (Security Compliance Manger, IBM) to chef continuous security compliance for Linux and AIX

Assumed leadership of systems and support of personnel post implementation

Functioned as intermediary between technical administrators and management

Managed projects including analyzing staffing and travel requirements, ordering needed supplies and equipment, and on site management as needed

Mentored transitional and new employees

Assumed leadership of relocation of data centers to new floor spaces

Lead team of subject matter experts for strategic Cloud Security General Work Stills

Mobile Office for 13 years, utilizing IRC, IM, VoIP, and site travel as required

Minimal or not management oversight needed for BAU duties

On Call and critical situation management as needed, including gathering subject experts and project leads for resolution

Conducted training; one to one basis and classroom style presentations

Project development, documentation, and presentation

Manuscript, extemporaneous, and impromptu public speaking

Mentored new and developing employees in technical and soft skills

Up to %50 travel as needed, domestic and international Noted Accomplishments

Planned for 3 site architecture involving over 1200 devices

Performed level 3 problem determination for VMWare/Linux/AIX

Manage 7 Million dollar infrastructure spread across 3 physical locations

Task automation using Ruby, Korn/Bash and Perl

Australian Open on site web hosting support

Remote management, installation of multiple OS versions

Datacenter migration project management and implementation

Conversion from physical servers to virtualized environment using xCat

Lead in roll out and design of SCM (security compliance)

Lead AIX SME for Tivoli Server roll out

In place re-architect and deploy of datacenter assets

Physical Connection detail/design that includes 3000 cable connections

Brocade ADX load balancing reference architecture

Akamai Web Acceleration reference architecture

Operating system patch automation scripting

Certified SystemP Adminstrator

Years Exp Level of Ability








02 Intermediate

11 Advanced











Specific Skills

Name of skill or activity

Unix (General)

Linux (General)




xCAT v1 and v2

Solaris (legacy only)

Network Cabling and Hardware

Installation Infrastructure design

Systems Documentation and Procedures

Power and HVAC planning

Team Lead

Project Leadership

Public Speaking and Presentation 16


Technology Experience:

DevOps PaaS, IaaS, SaaS chef, Urban Code Deploy Git Lab, Datapower, Cisco Nexus VIO,LPAR,HMC,DLPAR,NIM IBM AIX 4.3, 5.x, 6.x, 7.x Vsphere 5.5 RHEL6 & Suse 11 NPIV,TCPIP,TSM,IMM, HACMP HL7, TclTk, C++, Perl, Ruby Userid mgt & sudo implementation TCPIP, WAN/LAN Technology

System Capacity Planning

BigData, Hadoop, BigInsights


x86, RISC Hardware installation Datacenter Planning, softlayer SAN, XIV, iSCSI, SVC Private & Hybrid Cloud

Openstack, Nova, Neutron,








BS Computer Science University of North Carolina Wilmington 1999

Employment History:

02/2004 – current Cloud Architect Special Event Hosting - IBM 01/2000 - 02/2004 AIX / Linux SME / Unix Security SME - IBM

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