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  • Sophomore
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  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College / University
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  • MBA

Veteran Information Technology Specialist with 12 years of Experience in Waco, TX

Methodology

I base my teaching methodology on the Socratic method - I will also provide examples, guide you through the lessons, and ensure you understand the material by consistently asking you questions throughout the lesson. I make sure to keep things interesting and keep you engaged with the lesson by making sure that the lessons are interactive and to the point.

Background

I have conducted numerous training sessions throughout my career as a Information Technology Professional and Military Veteran with 15 years of proven ability to interact and collaborate with multiple levels of management and diverse cultural audiences. Accomplished measurable results while leading teams of 84 in a dynamic, fast - paced environment. Possess a comprehensive background in Enterprise Technology, Communications and Information Assurance derived from conducting domestic and global operations in Iraq, Japan, Philippines, Australia, and South Korea. Managed risk upon multiple lines to protect assets, property, and equipment valued over $200M while meeting the expectations of senior leadership. Possess extensive knowledge in Internet Protocol/Radio Frequency Systems and Personnel Training/Management. Recipient of multiple awards for outstanding performance and professionalism. Career supported by an Associate in Science, Information Technology.

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Rate for online lessons : $16/h
Lessons offered by Conrad
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Information Technology
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College / University
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

Conrad's resume

• Cisco Servers
• Strategic Planning
• Data Analysis

• Network Systems Management
• Network System Architecture
• Process Improvement

• Troubleshooting/Diagnostics
• Imagery
• Database Design

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Copart, Inc – Waco, TX 2015 – 2016
Infrastructure Architect
• Achieved high cost savings of over $300K annually by consolidating 4 data centers into 2 by leveraging a combination of Public/Private OpenStack Cloud with an integrated Horizon web interface that runs on top of Red Hat Linux and the Cisco UCS Blade System; integrated capacity to automatically spin up instances on a Public OpenStack based cloud (leveraging tools such as Satellite, Cobbler, and Puppet to preconfigure instances to add capacity to several high traffic e-commerce websites
• Improved the performance of Apache, Apache Tomcat, IBM Websphere, and Adobe Experience Manager Servers by offloading SSL and rewrite rules to a F5 cluster as well as delivering streamlined images and strengthened network security and performance with the Cisco Nexus platform and Vyatta vRouters; implemented BGP enterprise-wide to improve network resiliency
• Standardized Image delivery for both bare metal instances and cloud-based images with configuration management utilizing Puppet and Satellite, as well as guaranteeing the proper build of Red Hat, CentOS, SuSE, FreeBSD, and Windows images for deployment to an OpenStack environment running QEMU/KVM, VMWare ESX, and XenServer hypervisors
• Completely rewrote numerous BASH, Korn Shell, Python, and Perl Scripts throughout the enterprise to standardize Content Deployment as well as writing over 10K lines of Ruby to enable ease of management
• Developed the appropriate storage and delivery of content utilizing with an EMC SAN environment built upon with Gluster and built out SwiftFiles data storage
• Improved the performance of the F5 BigIP cluster by simplifying iRules, configuring proper of SNAT rules, and hardened perimeter security with the F5 AEM and failover with the F5 GTM
• Transformed Network Performance with the implementation of the Cisco Nexus platform in conjunction with a major Datacenter installation, integrating the environment within a global MPLS network; ensured appropriate monitoring with Netflow and Syslog servers with MRTG/SNMP

United States Navy – Various Locations 2003 – 2015
Systems Architect, National Reconnaissance Office
• Successfully deployed the first phase of the NRO’s mission to virtualize data storage by implementing a host server environment built on Cisco UCS blades by leveraging a combination of VMWare ESXi as well as OpenStack, with KVM and Xen hypervisors; reduced data center foot print dramatically as well as providing
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Systems Architect, National Reconnaissance Office continues
IaaS to several other government agencies
• Built an easy to manage Red Hat Linux and FreeBSD server configuration management with Chef and Puppet; developed a bare metal server spin up environment as well as push button guest spin-ups improving ease of code deployment and service delivery
• Deployed and maintained numerous Cisco and Juniper routers, Cisco ASAs, and F5 BigIP load balancers to manage several Wide Area Networks connected to the virtualized environment
• Managed and implemented major upgrades to a worldwide global MPLS based network with BGP, IS-IS, and RSVP-TE traffic management. Assisted with the coordination of installation of DWDM technologies through leased line capacity with various government agencies
• Implemented a massive data store utilizing EMC VNX and NetApp with over 180,000 TB of storage capacity and highly available active/active disaster recovery within the entire environment
• Built out a Jira environment for tracking as well and building out a Jenkins environment.

Information Systems Manager, USS Denver/USS Juneau
• Designed, managed, and provided hand-on assistance an upgrade of USS Juneau’s entire information system architecture by upgrading over 20 Windows 2003/2008 Servers, 4 Red Hat Linux servers, 2 HP UX servers, and 2 Compaq UNIX servers; hardened security at the perimeter on 6 Cisco routers, Cisco PIX, and Cisco Switches
• Saved over $850K in materials and labor costs by developing an expansion to the LAN infrastructure onboard the USS Denver, increasing onboard access to data and productivity by 45%
• Assisted with the development and deployment of DISA’s server virtualization efforts within the Pacific Theatre of operations by consolidating 50 servers into 10 VMWare host servers

Networking Subject Matter Expert, NCTAMS EURCENT
• Resolved massive network latency issues plaguing the European/Central area of operation by resolving numerous routing metric issues within several Cisco and Juniper backbone routers
• Installed over 300 bare metal Red Hat, FreeBSD, and Compaq UNIX servers; maintained DWDM leased lines and ATM technologies through IDNX (Defense Red Switch Network)

EDUCATION

Associate in Science, Information Technology, Excelsior College, Albany, NY – 2008

CERTIFICATIONS

Information Systems Technician Course, U.S. Navy – 2004

NOTABLE AWARDS

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Kosovo Campaign Medal

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Software: Microsoft Office, SharePoint
Operating Systems: Mac / Microsoft Windows

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