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Linux System Administrator Systems Architect

Bowie, MD
November 21, 2022

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Keven Jones

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Upper Marlboro, MD 20774



Solaris Systems Administration/Architecture

RedHat Enterprise Linux Systems Administration/Architecture

CentOS Systems Administration/Architecture

VMware Administration

Netback Administration


North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University; Greensboro, NC; BS Electrical Engineering, 1994

MySQL for Database Administrators

RH300 RHCE Rapid Track Course and RHCE Exam, Red Hat

SunKey Membership, SunMicrosystems

Solaris System Administration, Oracle Corporation

Solaris Server Administration, Oracle Corporation

Solaris Network Administration, Oracle Corporation

Solaris NIS+ Administration, Oracle Corporation

SUN Cluster HA administration, Oracle Corporation

Shell Programming, Oracle Corporation

Sun Enterprise Volume Manager w/ Sparc Storage Array, Oracle Corporation

Oracle Parallel Database Administration,

HP-UX System & Network Administration,

Introduction to Oracle SQL & PL/SQL,

Oracle Database Administration,

Inside the HP-UX Operating System,

Theory of Operation For PA-RISC HP 9000, HP-UX 10.X Trouble shooting,

HP-UX Performance Tuning


NCR Electronic Commerce 10/2008 — Present

Lead Unix/Solaris/Linux Systems Architect; Sr. Analyst SaaS Cloud Services

Systems architect support for over 10,000 Virtual Machines

Responsible for OS (Solaris 10/11 & RHEL 7/8/9) & unbundled software patch installations, hardware/software support, installation, and maintenance.

Initiated system builds, performed deployment, maintenance, support, and troubleshooting of Solaris, Linux & Windows virtual machines.

Produces documentation to resolve technical & operational problems. Acts as a computer systems consultant.

Distributes and coordinates tasks/system outages among technical staff.

2006-2008 Owned & Operated Baptiste Trucking Company

Kaiser Permanente 2/1998-8/2006

Lead SUN/HP-UX Systems Programmer

Server administrator for Kaiser’s members only secured web site hosted from a 3-tiered (web-application-db), load balanced HA configuration of 16 SUN mid-range servers (Solaris 2.6,7,8,9,10)

Server administrator for public web site hosted from a 3-tiered (web-application-db), load balanced HA configuration of 26 SUN mid-range servers.

Responsible for planning, testing, purchasing, recommending, researching, installation, configuration, administration, backup and recovery of production & staging web platforms as well as national ftp server and smtp mail relay.

Responsible for OS and unbundled software patch installations, hardware/software support, installation, and maintenance.

Responsible for planning, purchasing, testing, installation, and maintenance of operating system and related software components hosted on 32 HP severs (E,G,H,I,K,T class) running HP-UX 10.20 or 11.0.

Plans, tests, and implements new technologies in both hardware and software areas. Prepares system and departmental documentation. Produces documentation to resolve technical and operational problems for Operations and Production Control. Provides technical expertise and support to applications programmers and 300 + end users to resolve technical and performance problems.

Distributes & coordinates tasks/system outages among technical staff.

Bell-Atlantic 3/1997 - 2/1998

Systems Architect

Installs, configures, and maintains HPK420, HPD350, & HPT600 servers running HP-UX 10.20 in a complex 3-tiered environment.

Proposes/ implements file system standard & tunes various kernel parameters to maximize system performance/reliability.

Recommends and purchases hardware/software through a variety of vendors.

Acts as backup database administrator for both Oracle 7 and GemStone dba.

Installs all software on UNIX systems including Oracle and setting up interfaces for database.

MITRE Corporation 3/1996 - 3/1997

Systems Administrator

Responsible for system installation, configuration, & maintenance, user problem resolutions and upgrade of computer hardware and software.

Accountable for the control of user access and passwords.

Propose and implements system reliability and performance.

Monitors usage and performance, diagnosis and resolves problems on the network(s) and client(s)/server(s).

Trains personnel on system usage and functionality of network(s).

Supported Platforms include Solaris 2.X, SunOS 4.X, and HP-UX.

Lockheed-Martin 12/1994 - 3/1996

UNIX Analyst

Supported platforms include Solaris 2.X, SunOS 4.X, & HP-UX.

Builds, configures, and maintains server and client environments.

Possesses a complete understanding of and trouble-shoots NIS+ and NFS services.

Installs and upgrades COTS products and in house applications.

Maintains the security and integrity of the UNIX systems.

Executes all backups and restores on files and file systems.

Ability to understand and modify shell scripts.

Provides user support as required

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