Working in the computer industry since 1982. Unix Administration, Database Administration, shell script writing, Perl, customer support and troubleshooting come second nature.
If you are looking for someone motivated to resolve your issue, and experienced enough to make it worth your while, look no further.
Brain Measures Online Certifications
Solaris 10 U4 Certification
Principal Database Administrator
2007 - Present
Provide all levels of support: Install Oracle, create databases and schemas, complete backups using RMAN and attend to the specific requests of multiple customers in IU’s Research community. Recently migrated multiple databases to new hardware using datapump and transportable tablespaces. Allocate file systems, create startup scripts, create links, and compile/install system software. Also have installed Apache/Tomcat Servers, configured Perl DBI/DBD, and CGI connections to the databases.
Implemented MySQL Server offering for our Researchers. Significantly altered scripts that installed the latest version of MySQL Server for a specified user or users, allocates ports and installs configuration files for each user, in addition to providing scripts for backups and starting and stopping the server so that the Researcher has complete control over their MySQL server.
Currently administer the installation scripts, adding features as needed and assist the user base with troubleshooting, instruction and technical advice.
Senior Unix Administrator
1999 - 2003
Senior Unix Administrator for a variety of Sun Microsystems hardware platforms including the E10000, V1280, V880, Ultra1, 2 and 5 (SSP). Certified to perform hardware maintenance on E10K and also SGI Origin 2000. Provided customer support to various IU personnel and researchers. Installed operating system, patches, analyzed coredumps and various hardware failures. Replaced hardware and reconfigured kernel, upgraded OS, wrote shell scripts and provided training to customers as needed.
System Support Engineer
1992 - 1999
Support Sparcsystems and Ultra 1,2,5, Enterprise Server 3000,3500,4000,4500,6000,E10K, v880, v1280 and many others during the years. Started using Sun operating system at SunOS 4.0.1 and continue to use it at Solaris 10.
Kernel Support Engineer: provided phone support to customers experiencing system software and hardware crashes. Analyzed core dumps, provided instruction, wrote scripts, workarounds, patches and interfaced with Engineering to obtain patches and submit bug reports. Provided kernel configuration assistance.
Account Manager for a select group of Sun Microsystems™ customers as a Personal Answer Line (PAL) Engineer. Provided phone support in a variety of software and hardware areas. Quarterly onsite visits to meet face-to-face, assess needs & prioritize various customer requests.
Computer Aided Designer
1989 - 1992
Numerical Control Programmer/Manufacturing Engin
1981 - 1989
Initially a Mechanical Drafter I soon became a CADD Drafter creating drawings on Computervision hardware with a CGOS OS. I was promoted to CADD Tool Designer and while holding that position, I learned how to use a self-teaching DNC system. After presenting the system, to upper management I was offered the job of Manufacturing Engineer. I created NC programs for the Burn Shop and monitored the floor, ensuring that schedules within shop were met and parts being manufactured to specification. Eventually, Computervision stopped using their proprietary CGOS OS, in favor of Sun Microsystems new SunOS 4.0. I proposed the purchase of a new Computervision SunOS DNC Automatic Nesting System which saved us 108k per year in time and material savings. I used the new hw to create Nested Direct Numerical Control (DNC) programs for both multitorch oxy and plasma cutting machines. In addition I was the SunOS Sys Admin. I have been interested in Sun hardware and software ever since.