Objective

Seeking a position in DevOps/IT Operations where I can apply my experience and expertise within IT Infrastructure Management and utilize DevOps practices to ensure effective communication and collaboration between departments. I strive to ensure my team is always working on automating manual tasks. Strive to identify “Waits” and look for ways to speed up teams through DevOps Principals. I am looking to build an effective team of professionals utilizing my extensive knowledge of best practices, troubleshooting skills, Automation and work ethics and help fill communication and knowledge gaps between Development and IT departments. I have a high desire to apply my extensive knowledge across Development, QA and IT areas including Management.

Summary

Senior DevOps Engineer and Senior Systems Administrator with 25 years of experience in Enterprise Web, Infrastructure Availability, Active Directory, and all aspects of IT infrastructure. Extensive experience with IIS, Load Balancing, Microsoft Active Directory, Exchange, Virtualization with VMWare and NetApp Storage, DNS, Microsoft MSMQ and Service availability. Professional outgoing tier 3 support and solutions provider for complex IT strategies and initiatives to reduce maintenance and costs along with providing stable and reliable services. Thrive in a fast paced and constantly changing environment. I have a working knowledge of DevOps and applying the principals into teams to be successful at automation software deployments and IT Systems. I continue to educate myself in the principals of IT, Operations, Software deployment and automation.

Skills and Experience

IT Automation, Complex Systems Troubleshooting, Mentoring, Agile practices, Kanban, Scrumwise, TFS, Infrastructure Design, Global Web Services, SSL/TLS, IIS, Loadbalancing, Loadbalancer.org, JAMS, F5 GTM, F5 LTM, Ironport C350 and M650, VMWare ESXi, Virtualcenter (vCenter), vSphere, NetApp, SnapMirror, Entrust Identity Guard, Powershell, Active Directory, DNS, WINS, DHCP, Group Policy, Exchange 2003/2007, Exchange Migrations and Consolidations, Windows 7, XP, Vista, Windows 2003 & 2008, Microsoft Office, MXLogic, E-Trust Enterprise, Symantec Enterprise Vault 7.5, Microsoft ISA, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Visio and Powerpoint

Employment History

Proto Labs Inc. march 2017 - present

Sr Devops Engineer - Security - Pci - sox

Maintain and deploy Proto Labs websites and lead PCI implementation specialist including PKI infrastructure and website security and ensure sites are secure using modern best practices and OWASP top 10. Manage SOX auditing with over 4 years of experience. Automate building servers using Powershell DSC and modern technologies to avoid server drift. Maintain TFS and work with build and deployment stratergies withing TFS.

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Proto Labs Inc. march 2015 - March 2017

Devops manager

Manage a team of Deployment Engineers worldwide to facilitate global deployments of production software. Guiding DevOps Engineers in regards to best practices and automation to automate server and environment builds to provide new environments quickly.

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Proto Labs Inc. april 2013 - March 2015

Software Configuration engineer

Manage software deployment, configuration, approval and change control. Lead software deployment engineer for all Proto Labs deployments to production. Lead interface between Development and IT. Documented all deployment procedures for global websites, intranets and internal applications for manufacturing and production.


EFS - T-Chek Systems (CH Robinson Inc.) april 2010 - April 2013

LAN Administrator - Contractor April 2010 THROUGH December 2010 - Hired Full Time December 2010

Maintain and upgrade Infrastructure to constantly keep current with changing technology. F5 LTM Administrator. Design, build and manage Entrust Identity Guard authentication system for online Mastercard system. Support, maintain and migrate VMWare ESXi 4.1 and vCenter. Coordinate the installation, functionality and maintenance of NetApp Filer 3140 HA and replication to Chicago for disaster recovery. Installation and migration of VMWare virtual machines from Hitachi SAN to NetApp Filers. Perform 180 day cycle of global password changes for all service accounts. Microsoft Dynamics CRM server and application support. Project lead on SQL Server migration. Physical and virtual server build and deployment.

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Kroll Ontrack 1996 - 2009

Principal Systems Administrator, Sr. Systems Admin, Messaging Supervisor, Network Administrator

Efficiently managed worldwide Microsoft Exchange operations to ensure reliable and efficient email delivery for global end users. Held multiple titles including Principal Systems Administrator, Sr. Systems Administrator, Network Administrator and Messaging Supervisor. Supported all aspects of their IT infrastructure including network support, server installations, global application delivery, and upgrades. Enterprise level messaging systems integration during the company's multiple mergers and acquisitions.

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Education

Normandale Community College Bloomington, MN

Associate in Arts degree (AA) 

MRA (Formerly Trusight) Plymouth, MN March - August 2015

Management / Leadership courses

Classes Completed:

Benchmark Learning Bloomington, MN 1996 - 2009

Computer IT courses

Classes Completed:

Milestone Systems Minnetonka, MN 2011

F5 Big IP Traffic Load balancing courses

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Brown Institute Minneapolis, MN 1995 - 1996

PC LAN - Academic Excellence Award

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