About Me

Self-motivated Systems Engineer experienced in supporting network infrastructure for multi-user and remote environments. Adept at communicating with key stakeholders in assessing project needs. Talented IT professional specializing in leading high-performing and multi-disciplinary teams from product development through successful product launches. Accustomed to managing multiple projects and priorities in fast-paced environments.

Skills Summary

  • Network Technologies
  • Technical Support
  • Troubleshooting
  • Evaluation, Testing, Deployment
  • Optimazation
  • Administration
  • Supervisory Skills
  • Risk Management

 

Professional Experience

Validus Technology Group – Petro-Chem Development Company Inc.

Houston, TX

Senior Infrastructure Project Manager

September 2014 – Present

  • IT Consultant/Manager for area companies focusing on restructuring systems for optimal performance.
  • Leading team projects for deployment of VoIP, VMWare, Exchange, networking, and perimeter security.
  • Managing department and project budgets to fall within constraints set by clients.

Robert Half International – Bennu Oil & Gas

Houston, TX

Systems Administrator (Contract)

November 2013 – February 2014

  • Set up Active Directory schema as needed for company function.
  • Updated ESXi hosts to handle move to VM Environment.
  • Deployed Office 365 to all users and migrated email from Exchange 2010.
  • Developed plan for relocation of Corporate Headquarters.
  • Developed DR documentation and procedures.
  • Developed relationships with vendors to provide services to company.
  • Deployed ogSYS accounting system to users.
  • Deployed Lenovo laptops to all users migrating data from existing desktops.

AET Inc.

Galveston, TX

Senior IT Support Executive

June 2011 – October 2013

  • Provide second and third level support for onshore and offshore staff.
  • Administration of ABS NS5 for Office and Offshore Vessels.
  • Provide support and administration of ABS NS5 software in office and for offshore vessels.
  • Administration, deployment of Safenet/Cryptocard two factor authentication for VPN.
  • Evaluation, testing, and deployment of new technologies to onshore and offshore staff.
  • Log support calls in ticketing system and close support calls as requests are fulfilled.
  • Support/maintain current inventory of IT hardware and software.
  • Administration of BES and support of Blackberry devices for onshore and offshore staff.
  • Administration and support of marine communication equipment for Lightering Support Vessels.

Earth Resources TechnologyFlower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

Galveston, TX

IT Consultant

October 2008 – May 2011

  • Maintain Mac OSX and Windows systems both in office and on seaworthy vessels.
  • Scan for vulnerabilities and make appropriate changes to computers.
  • Update security to conform to federal guidelines.

Logan Productions Inc.

Remote

Network/Systems Administrator (Consulting)

September 2007 – December 2009

  • Manage user accounts with appropriate permissions for folders and files to access data in an Active Directory environment.
  • Perform routine maintenance of Exchange 2003 server to provide highest possible performance.
  • Remotely maintain Windows 2003 based IBM E-series servers to provide high availability.
  • Periodically backup sensitive company data and archive it to internal network storage.
  • Tweak SonicWall firewall security to provide appropriate permission as the company grows.

MediaArtDesign

Remote

Technical Director (Contract)

July 2008 – September 2008

  • Developed web pages for clients using PHP, MySQL and HTML.
  • Provided any systems that will help clients in deploying website

Choice! Energy Services

Houston, TX

Network Engineer (Contract)

March 2008 – May 2008

  • Managed Windows 2003/Suse Linux Dell Servers to provide reliable infrastructure for brokerage floor.
  • Deployed web based ticketing solution for helpdesk services.
  • Implemented reliable backup schema using Symantec Backup Exec and Tandberg Data robotic library.
  • Updated systems to handle increasing volume of trades and increased demands of staff.

Shared Insights LLC. / Mzinga

Woburn, MA

Network Engineer

2006 – 2007

  • Developed Windows 2003/AD based Dell server infrastructure for centralized file storage and backup.
  • Developed video compression schema for streaming media.
  • Maintained DNN Server for client websites.
  • Developed Reports for SQL Report Server 2005.
  • Edited videos and web seminars using Adobe Premiere for use on client and corporate websites.
  • Deployed auto-notification of system health of servers hosted at rackspace.com.
  • Lead helpdesk contact person.

Logan Productions Inc.

Milwaukee, WI

Network/Systems Administrator

2003 – 2006

  • Configured Windows Media 9 Server on Windows 2003 to portray company portfolio to prospective clients.
  • Managed user accounts with appropriate permissions for folders and files to access data In an Active Directory environment.
  • Launched Active Directory with integrated DNS including NAT addressing through SonicWall.
  • Implemented anti-spam practices into Exchange Server 2000/2003 with GFI Mail Essentials.
  • Created Web design for clients using PHP and MySQL for user accounts and administration log-ins.
  • Created particle animation with Alias Maya 6 for use in a client corporate presentation.
  • Maintain EMC Fiber-channel SAN for video editing suites.
  • Organized Desktop/Server for secure remote administration.
  • Directed IIS set-up for company and client websites.
  • Administered Butterflynetrender as primary farm software and Smedge as secondary.

Dart Chart Systems

Milwaukee, WI

Network/Systems Administrator

2000 – 2002

  • Led entire IT Department for completion of computer related upgrades and problems.
  • Coordinated with vendors to provide new network and system base for effective use of company time.
  • Negotiated with server vendors for client/server solutions to existing problems.
  • Restructured Network and System to maximize performance by changing network infrastructure and instructed users to follow policies.
  • Competently maintained system and network at optimum performance level.
  • Implemented Windows 2000 Advanced Server and MS SQL 7.0/2000 with fail-over clustering.

Communication, Cabling, & Networking

Pewaukee, WI

Computer Technician/Helpdesk

1999 – 2000

Education

University of Wisconsin: Milwaukee, WI

2003

BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

Technical Skills

  • CompTIA Security+, Network+, A+ Certified
  • Microsoft Exchange 2003
  • SonicWall Firewall Solutions
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection
  • Windows 7 Migration
  • LANDesk Management Tools
  • KVH Troubleshooting
  • ABS NS5 Administration