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Heather Timms

Expert Unix system administrator
   United States
  |   Hines, IL
  |  12:33 pm Local Time

Resume/C.V.

15 years experience in professional IT services, specializing in Unix based operating systems, applications and hardware support. Skilled in design, implementation and administration of enterprise solutions for government clients. Advanced management and technical abilities in planning, integration, maintenance and training for large-scale, mission-critical IT programs in fixed/deployed environments.
Service Description
(09/13/2010 – Present) IT Specialist (Unix) Department of Veterans Affairs,

System administrator for 17 Solaris 8/10 servers and 755 user accounts supporting local and wide area network for 79 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) data processing centers and clients

(10/29/2007–09/10/2010) Advanced System Administrator L-3 Communications

Technical expert and system administrator to install, test, upgrade, and maintain 18 compartmented Unix-based servers and workstations, 1050 NIS+ and Active Directory user accounts, enterprise-wide storage with 1100 network drives and intelligence applications on Solaris 8/10 and Trusted Solaris 8 servers

(07/02/2002–5/25/2007) Voice/Network Information Infrastructure Technician, USAF

Provide 24/7 support as system administrator and network infrastructure technician to install, configure, and maintain hardware and software of $10M of theater deployable communications systems and infrastructure; ensured 24/7 network access to remote sites for joint forces personnel

Coordinated logistics for mobilization of $25M of equipment items and 175 personnel; provided battlefield communications support to 10,000 deployed customers at diverse locations


(3/20/1996 – 07/01/2002) Secure Communications Technician USAF

Provide 24/7 support as secure communications technician to install, configure, troubleshoot, and repair Sun Solaris systems including x-86 and Sparc based processors, PARSEC II (Tru64 UNIX) and AT&T miniframe (System Vr3 UNIX) servers and workstations , $500K in cryptographic systems, $2.5M in battle management systems, and infrastructure for USAFE Air Operations Center customers
Certifications
CompTIA
Security Plus
Awarded: 2008
Sun Solaris
Sun Certified Solaris Associate
Awarded: 2007
Education
Grantham University
Computer Science, Bachelors
- 2009
Grantham University
Computer Science
- 2008
Community College of the Air Force
Electronics Technology, Associates
- 2006
Employment
Department of Veterans Affairs
IT Specialist
2010 - 2012
·Served as system administrator for 17 Solaris 8/10 servers and 755 user accounts supporting local and wide area network for 79 Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) data processing centers and clients ·Managed implementation of Attachmate Reflection for Secure IT solution on Solaris 10 for 16 clients ·Mitigated FIPS vulnerabilities on 9 Solaris 10 servers; ensured availability of enterprise operations ·Resolved sendmail errors supporting file repository data delivery notifications for 5 regional offices ·Engineered and integrated Solaris 10 directory solution to manage accessibility to VBA resources
L-3 Communications
Unix System Administrator
2007 - 2010
·Provided 24/7 mission support as unix system administrator for 18 SCI enterprise Solaris-based servers and desktop systems, 1050 NIS+ and Active Directory user accounts, and 1100 network storage drives ·Upgraded Bind9 on 2 Unix gateway servers; ensured resource availability to USAFE SCI network users ·Restored ISSE Guard Solaris cross domain Samba services that crippled messaging for 82 remote users ·Rebuilt and configured Solaris 8 operating system and military intelligence software on 2 Sparc servers ·Migrated 960 shared drives from NETAPP to Windows with JEDI and Active Directory account tools ·Resolved 232 REMEDY tickets for Solaris 8/10 systems troubles and customer/security requirements ·Maintained Symantec application and audits on Solaris systems; reduced security vulnerabilities/risks ·Led team of 4 to perform hardware replacement on 3 Sun Sparc servers; restored in under 2 hours
United States Air Force
Network Information Infrustructure Craftsman
2002 - 2007
·Installed, configured, and maintained hardware and software of $10M of theater deployable voice communications systems and infrastructure; ensured 24/7 network access to remote sites for joint forces ·Led team of 8 to install 2,700 ft of fiber optic cable for communications infrastructure at deployed site ·Trained 10 IT specialists to troubleshoot TDC/ICAP system malfunctions; increased qualifications 40%
United States Air Force
Secure Communications Systems Technician
1996 - 2002
· Installed, configured, and maintained Solaris sparc and x86 compatible systems, cryptographic items, $2.5M in battle management systems, and infrastructure for USAFE Air Operations Center customers · Spearheaded modernization of 36 Sun Ultra systems; increased application responsiveness by 150% · Remedied 26 Solaris system outages; provided critical command and control to air operations center · Maintained and administered PARSEC II (Tru64 Unix v5) and AT&T miniframe (System Vr3 UNIX) servers and workstations, supported Republic of Korea intelligence gathering, led to uptime of 94% · Installed 4 servers and 43 workstations on reporting system upgrade; boosted efficiency 40% · Administered $10M of tactical communications assets and infrastructure for air operation center · Led 10-man team; performed secure voice equipment phase adjustments; saved $59K in costs · Fabricated and installed 8 SIPRNET fiber-optic cables for intelligence missions; saved $3K in costs
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