Yes, I'm currently working; however, I keep my resume here, and updated, to keep
my options open.
UPDATE: 2004 12 10: Okay, so Lions wasn't as great as I thought it would be -- in fact, they went out of business. I now work for DeJong Enterprises. Even LESS stress! Leave Monday, home Wednesday for a bit, and home Friday for the weekend. Many of my trips involve bobtailing (tractor with no trailer) to Virgina to pick up brand-new trailers, then picking up furniture in Statesville, NC, then coming home. Easy work!
UPDATE: 2003 04 18: It did take a lot to make me leave... in fact, I even left the Information Technology sector entirely. I am now... a truck driver!
Now, this is not as strange as it sounds... I was a driver for a meat packing plant before I got into IT, and I love to drive. The company that I now work for, Lions Transport, is a great company with a solid reputation. I'm driving long-haul, 600-mile radius from Toronto, home weekends, and home every 2-3 days. Great equipment, great pay, and getting back behind the wheel... I love it. Oh, and for all you IT folks out there -- NO STRESS. It's wonderful!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.
A Systems Engineer involved in LAN / WAN support and implementation, automated software delivery, hardware / software evaluation, and diagnostic testing for a large computer network.
Over 15 years of diverse
experience with IBM-compatible PC hardware, operating systems, applications, networking,
and peripherals, with particular emphasis on:
Diagnosing and troubleshooting PC, network, and server hardware and
I have been MCSE NT 4.0 certified since March of 1999, and MCSE Windows 2000 certified since December of 2001. I am currently pursuing knowledge in the computer security field.
· Overhauled an aging computer network by implementing a new Windows NT 4.0 Consistent Office Environment, improving workstation stability, reducing troubleshooting and workstation rebuild time, and decreasing helpdesk calls.
· Devised a method for performing automated software delivery to a large base of Windows NT workstations, improving installation consistency and reducing the number of administrators required to install software across the enterprise to one.
· Implemented an automated central Enterprise Backup system, which backed up data from 50 servers, reducing tape swaps from 50 per night to once per week, eliminating manual tape management, and reducing file restores to 5 minutes.
· Overhauled the unattended installation of Windows NT Workstation and a suite of applications, eliminating user and administrator interaction during workstation staging, and reducing “broken” workstation turnaround time for users.
· Applied unattended Windows NT and Consistent Office Environment skills to the Japanese version of Windows NT, saving the cost of hiring a Japanese / English consultant, and creating a workstation similar to English workstations.
· Developed hundreds of complex automated tools and batch files for completing repetitive and tedious administrative tasks, reducing human error, providing consistency in processes, and increasing productivity of administrators and support personnel.
· Member of the PC/LAN Services group, Technology Planning & Deployment division, which is responsible for third-level technical support, software repackaging, new hardware/software evaluation, and development of standard corporate desktop configurations in an enterprise of approximately 4,000 workstations across Canada
· Developed several versions of the CTC standard NT 4.0 desktop, including planning, research, development, end-user certification, deployment, troubleshooting
· Developed numerous NT shell (CMD), VBScript, and SMS Installer tools for managing network
· Currently developing a Windows XP Desktop strategy to replace Windows NT 4.0
Member of the PC/LAN Support team, which
is responsible for all maintenance of a 1000-user, 500-node, 50-server Windows NT
Server / Windows NT Workstation LAN at an automotive manufacturing facility
Provided first-, second-, and third-level
technical hardware and software support to users, in person and via telephone
Member of team which, in 1997, successfully
migrated from a Novell Netware / Windows for Workgroups LAN to the current Windows
NT Server / NT Workstation LAN, including development of Consistent Office Environment
Developed, and implemented, a subset
of the COE workstation on Microsoft Windows NT Server, Terminal Server Edition,
including Citrix Metaframe, for Remote Access and WAN users
Assisted in the addition of host sessions
from a remote (in Japan) mainframe host to the local SNA server, via a dedicated
Responsible for the administration and
upgrading of a Shiva 8-port remote-access (dial-in / dial-out) device
Developed methodologies for remote troubleshooting
of servers and workstations via a dial-up connection
Assisted in the implementation of approximately
40 application servers, used for plant floor automation, including Microsoft Cluster
· Served as course instructor, in a classroom environment, for various Microsoft applications
Primarily involved in contract instruction
of computer courses at various Fanshawe College campuses
Responsible for computer department at
a busy Calgary mall
Sales, service, support, product ordering,
new product evaluation, assisting other sales personnel with sales, some outbound
· In-store and outbound computer sales and service of PC’s and related hardware and software
ADVANCED TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION:
Project Management 1 and 2, Canadian Tire (PAPE method)
· IBM and compatible Personal Computer equipment, with emphasis on:
o IBM PC Server & Netfinity, Compaq Proliant, and Dell PowerEdge servers
o NetFRAME NF-450 Superserver
o Dell Optiplex and IBM PC Series workstations
ISA, EISA, MCA, VLB, PCI, MPSA bus cards and configurations
o RS-232 and RS-485 Serial
o Centronics and IEEE-1284 parallel
o GPIB/HPIB/IEEE-488 devices
o Single-ended and differential SCSI
o Ethernet, FDDI, Token-Ring networks
Exabyte EXB-440, Compaq DLT, and Dell DLT tape libraries
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
· Working knowledge of thousands of applications in many categories, including:
vertical or niche applications
hundreds of complex NT Shell script (batch) files for performing repetitive tasks