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Manager Design Engineer

Cedar Park, Texas, United States
January 11, 2017

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Porthos Labault

Enterprise Systems Architect

More than sixteen Senior Enterprise Architect in High Technology and Defense Industries. Excellent expertise in Enterprise Distributed Platforms, Windows/VMware/Linux/UNIX, hardware procurement, Enterprise System integration, Project Management and Leadership. Top Secret clearance with SCI since 11/02/2010 by Army CCF. Currently acquiring CISSP and AWS certification. Independent self managed with strong problem solving ability and leadership. Achieved excellent performance rating with recommendations and references.




12206-A Dundee Dr.

Austin, TX 78759



Mozido, Austin, TX

June 2016 to December 2016

Sr. System Administrator and Architect.

Maintain manage all the physical and cloud systems on AWS.

Monitor and maintain the physical network infrastructure.

Administer all the access account for local and international employees.

Architect a couple of VMware systems for software development group.

Redesign their Avaya digital phone system.

Redesign their wireless network infrastructure.

Manage a team of 4 people in the IT department.

Potomac Fusion/Sotera Defense, Austin, TX

September 2009 - May 2016

Senior System Architect and IT Manager.

Led the design of hardware architecture, solutions and procurement.

Installed and maintain Cisco routers, switches and firewalls throughout the network and make configurations changes needed.

Installed and maintained Windows 2008/2012 Active directory and exchange server to the facility.

Review and improve system performance, also meet with customer to ID solution requirements and gather metric for future redesigns.

Quarterly financial requirement needs for each department, company wide.

Designed internal network, power infrastructure to meet industry standards.

Created SAN DB system for Cloudera environment using Dell iSCSI Vaults and RHEL.

Deployed the proper systems, software and networking equipment to support the need of the end user.

Managed, configure and maintained an MS Exchange server.

Created and maintained Red Hat Subversion, Bugzilla and Testlink servers.

Architected Austin and Denver site network infrastructure for both computer and VoIP including wire-ing and configuration of Cisco switches and firewalls.

Installed and maintain Avaya and IP Office VoIP telephone systems on all sites.

Key Achievements

Created and maintained VMware ESX server virtual environment farms.

Design solution and implementation on SAN and NAS for VM and Cloud Systems.

Supported IT requirements of Austin and Denver sites.

Involvement on infrastructure design and Expansion Companywide to different locations in the US.

Architected a Cloudera cluster for an in house large system project.

Manage and maintain Jira, Git, Atlassian, Confluence and Artifactory Servers.

IBM, Austin TX

February 1996 - September 2009

Senior System Architect

Architected solutions for security directives and specifications mandated by IBM, providing tools and services assuring department compliance.

Supported AIX and Linux shell scripts to support the Software Development Management (SDM) Team. These scripts enabled offshore support to stop and start Documentum services, clear memory, clean logs, and check status of OS and Application with limited access for security reasons if necessary.

Created an NAS and SAN environment for computer backups, software repository storage and virtual environment for blade servers. Hardware includes Netapp Fiber Chanel, IBM iSCSI vault systems, Dell iSCSI Vault systems, EMC SAN Fiber Chanel and SUN multilayer iSCSI SAN/NAS.

Performed software and Document upgrades Linux, AIX and Solaris systems. Created Procedure and Process Document that allow anyone with minimal training to perform all necessary upgrades. I worked with Developers and DBAs to get these upgrades done quickly and correctly the first time.

Architected laboratory network for 500+ clients and server system.

Recreated, debugged and provided solutions for complex errors within all platforms and hardware.

Created a department knowledgebase and published various educational and instructional documents for business processes.

Designed, configured, and maintained Network Installation Managers, software warehousing, and database via a well designed web interface front end, as well as NFS file systems.

Integrated Ghost Images solutions for use with user backups and systems installation.

Authored educational User Guides in English and Spanish.

Led educational and training material for Tivoli products deployment, installation and configuration.

Lead Software instructor for Tivoli Storage Manager and Tivoli Identity Manager in English and Spanish speaking business clients.

Developed and maintained multimedia-rich documentation and training curricula and other publications for print, web and other media, according to established guidelines.

Participated in on-call support for problem determination and solutions on customer facilities.

Architected solution concerning hardware procurement and systems design, based on project and lab infrastructure requirements.

Tandem Computers, Austin TX

June 1994 - January 1996

FCC and EMC Technician

Field test engineers for test of various components for EMC/EMI compliance under FCC and U/L regulations and guidelines.

Designed and implemented EMC tests for the defense/aerospace (i.e. Apache helicopter cockpit), industrial, marine, consumer, medical, telecoms, IT, rail and automotive applications.

Performed high frequency radiation stress tests on AT&T mainframes and military electronics until burnout to learn the imitations of EMC shielding and make design improvements.

IBM, Austin, TX

April-1992- May 1994

Circuit Design Engineer

Designed system level architecture for multiprocessor RISC platforms working with IC designers on developing custom silicon chipsets for platforms.

Developed system and IC level specifications; performing motherboard topology analysis and selection, control algorithm selection, simulation, and implementation, as well as magnetic component definition and design.

Performed motherboard design modifications and reengineering of existing designs for international customers.


ITT Technical Institude

1990 - 1991

Associate Degree

Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Engineering Technology


English and Spanish

(Fluent in English and Spanish. US Native Citizen)

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