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Over twelve years experience managing corporate IT infrastructure. Extensive working knowledge in Windows, Linux and Network Hardware administration. Always eager to take on new challenges, while using excellent troubleshooting skills to quickly resolve issues and problems.  Adept at building and maintaining relationships with colleagues and external contacts.  Rapid comprehension of new technologies thru the use of hands-on experience and reference material.  Able to quickly identify key features of technology products and interpret the business value to key stakeholders.

• Windows Server Administration
• Microsoft Exchange 2003 / 2007 / 2010 Design and Administration
• SAN Administration (EMC / Brocade)
• Symantec NetBackup 6.x/7.x Administration
• Microsoft Hyper-V and EMC VMWare Virtualization Platforms
• Network Administration
• Linux (Debian / CentOS / Ubuntu)
• Apache / MySQL / PHP
• Nagios / MRTG

Server Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows Server (NT-2008R2), Linux (preferably Debian)
Email Platforms: Microsoft Exchange 2003-2010 and Cisco Ironport
Storage Area Networks: EMC Clariion Series and Brocade Fabric OS
Virtualization Platforms: Microsoft Hyper-v and SCVMM
Network Monitoring: Comprehensive infrastructure monitoring based on Linux / Nagios
Corporate Networks: Design, implementation, and maintenance of new and existing LAN/WAN infrastructure

Current Employer | Bay Area, CA
Systems Manager II | April 2008 – Present Day
• Administer and maintain corporate Exchange (2003/2010) and Active Directory services
• Responsible for managing multiple production SANs across several geographic sites
• Design, build and maintain Highly-Available Virtual Computing Infrastructure (Hyper-V / SCVMM)
• Research and recommend hardware and software solutions to improve business processes
• Design and implement new business systems for corporate IT projects
• Present IT projects and proposals to executive management for review and approval

THARCO, Inc. | San Lorenzo, CA
Senior Systems Administrator | August 2005 – April 2008
• Responsible for nationwide IT infrastructure spanning multiple geographic locations
• Administer and maintain Windows, Linux, HPUX servers
• Manage Corporate HQ and branch office network hardware: Cisco switches / routers / PIX firewalls
• Design and implement new AD infrastructure and Exchange 2003 upgrade
• Upgrade multi-site Frame Relay WAN to high-speed MPLS cloud

Info Partners, Inc. | San Mateo, CA
Systems Administrator | September 2004 – August 2005
• Provide outsourced IT services to leading Venture Capital firms in San Francisco Bay Area
• Design and implement distributed CentOS Linux / Nagios monitoring system for clients
• Support and Administration of network services including DHCP, WINS, DNS and Active Directory
• Work with outside vendors to provide technology upgrades and enhancements

IXOS Software, Inc. (now OpenText) | San Mateo, CA
Systems Administrator | May 2003 – September 2004
• Maintain corporate IT infrastructure, including network, 100+ servers, and phone/voicemail system
• Build and configure open source monitoring solution based on Linux and Nagios
• Manage North American MS Exchange email infrastructure and BSD email gateway
• Responsible for IT forecasting as well as implementation of new servers and network infrastructure

IXOS Software, Inc. (now OpenText) | San Mateo, CA
Senior Systems Engineer | August 1999 – July 2003
• Perform on-site installation, configuration, upgrade and performance tuning services for nationwide customers
• Provide support and customization of IXOS / SAP software packages for new and existing customers
• Build & maintain development network and server hardware for DEV/QA test lab
• Instruct week-long technical training courses for new and existing customers

California State University, Chico
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (1999)

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