|I am a hard working, analytical and effective problem solver, experienced in multitasking independently and in a team environment with minimal guidance, to meet project deadlines.|
|Senior Unix Systems Administrator||Jul 2006 to Present|
|Kansas State University||Manhattan, Kansas|
|Maintenance of multiple enterprise-wide Solaris Unix-based services, including: Installation, maintenance, performance monitoring, tuning, configuration, and problem analysis of Solaris and Red Hat Linux based servers. Central e-mail (SMTP, IMAP, POP) maintenance and enhancement of current services. User account management (30,000+ users). Data backup services and disaster recovery. Design, implementation, and support of software projects. Development and deployment of new services and systems. Research and advising for new hardware and software purchases. Remain current in understanding of computer technologies. Expand and extend job skills. Provide training and support to campus UNIX administrators and support staff. Programming with Perl and UNIX shell scripts. System troubleshooting.|
|Principle responsibility for internal E-Mail systems, DNS and Big-IP LTM.|
|Software Engineer||Sep 1999 to Dec 2005|
|Open Text, Inc.||Dublin, Ohio|
Engaged in the design, modification, development and implementation of
software enhancements, and the investigation and resolution of software
defects, in the Livelink Collections Server (BASIS) product. Also, involved
with product build, release, and installation and regression testing.
Working primarily on Unix/Linux platforms, mainly in the system interface
layer in C, including IPC, Socket and multithreading (by replacing the use
of POSIX AIO with an implementation using POSIX Threads. To overcome
performance issues with Solaris AIO on non-pagesize read/writes to non-raw
files), with some work in SLANG, Java, Perl and Shell (C, Korn, Bourne)
scripting. Continued this role with the Livelink workflow module involving
Also functioned as primary Unix (AIX, Solaris, HPUX, IRIX, DU/Tru64, and Linux) systems administrator for local site, which included the design, purchase and configuration of systems and having relationships with related vendors. Managed internal network services (including NFS, NIS, NTP, DNS, Samba), and mentored a co-worker in systems and network management.
Assisted with some electrical related matters in facility, specifically when the office relocated in 2002.
|Consultant||Apr 1998 to Sep 1999|
|APR, Inc. - Information Dimensions/Open Text, Inc.||Dublin, Ohio|
At Information Dimensions, Inc. (acquired by Open Text, Inc.) to solve a
specific customer issue in BASIS in the C/Unix system specific layer.
Continued on to perform additional software maintenance, build, release and
a Linux port of the software.|
Also assisted with local Unix systems management activities.
|Computer/Research Engineer||May 1990 to Oct 1997|
|Combustion Dynamics Ltd.||Medicine Hat, Alberta|
Worked in a small company environment doing C/Unix programming on a variety
of defense and industry related contracts, along with full life cycle work
on the commercial software product IFSAS (Integrated Fluid Structural
Analysis Software). Other product/contract activities include DOS and Unix
data processing software, VCS (Vehicle Control System) software, Aircraft
and Payload control software. Software life cycle work included
requirements, design, development, testing, release and maintenance.
Development activities include programming in C/C++ under Unix and MSDOS,
GUI programming in X/Motif and PeX, Unix shell scripting, database
programming using Raima's dbVista, conversion of codes from FORTRAN to C to
C++, the porting of codes to Unix and across Unix platforms. Unix platforms
employed in the office include Interactive Unix, Solaris 2.x, HP-UX 9/10,
IRIX, OSF/1 and SCO. In the role of release and maintenance, had
responsibility for some software modules. Also involved in internal and some
direct customer support.|
In addition to software development, have also performed many other duties in the office, these include the design, implementation and operation of Unix systems and networking and simple hardware configuration, troubleshooting and servicing.
Additionally, was responsible for electrical safety in the office and lab, and did some electrical systems design for the combustion research lab. Also conducted literature searches and document ordering.
|Junior Land Analyst||Summer 1989|
|Esso Resources Canada Limited||Calgary, Alberta|
|Worked in "Production-Property Divestment and Consolidation", investigating company interests in Bid Package Properties held by various Imperial Oil companies. Test and Troubleshoot the Esso to Texaco Mainframe connection.|
|Summer Student||Summer 1986, Summer 1987, Summer 1988|
|Texaco Canada Resources||Calgary, Alberta|
|Test and Troubleshoot Computer Software Systems, Encode Land Data in Computer Mappable Form, Encode Land Data in Stratigraphic Retrieval Form, and Encode Pipleline Easements in Computer Mappable Form.|
|What's New in Solaris 11 Express||June 2011|
|SANS - SEC546 - IPv6 Essentials||April 2011|
|NetBackup 6.5 for Solaris Administration||June 2008|
|Big-IP LTM 9.x Essentials & Advanced Topics||Feb 2008|
|Solaris 10 Features for Experiences Systems Administrators||May 2007|
|Java Programming||January 2005|
|B.Sc. In Electrical Engineering||Sep 1986 to Apr 1990|
|University of Calgary||Calgary, Alberta|
|Advanced High School Diploma with Excellence||Sep 1983 to Jun 1986|
|Sir Winston Churchill High School||Calgary, Alberta|