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Clifton
Cliflb@Mac.com
321-698-8927
Cocoa, FL 32923
321-633-6461
Linux Systems Administrator
31 years experience W2
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Summary

• Installation and maintenance of Linux; Solarix; HP-UX and Irix OS based UNIX servers – fifteen years experience.
• Installation and maintenance of Linux RedHat and CentOS OS based servers – seven years experience.
• Installation and maintenance of Solaris based servers – three years experience.
• Installation and maintenance of Irix v6.4 and v6.5 based servers – seven years experience.
• Installing Windows virtual installations under Parallels, oracle VMBox, and VMWare.
• Use of network management tools and providing incident response support.
• Distributed sniffer packet analysis, Fluke and WireShark.
• Administration of Cisco and 3Com routers, switches and blades.
• Shell scripting; Perl, Kornshell, C-shell and BASH.
• System backup and restore (Legatto, Ghost, CommVault and Karen’s Replicator).
• Network protocols and basic knowledge of domain controllers.
• Experienced in performing security penetration testing on networks and Unix servers.
• Ten plus years experience in the verification and validation on Internet-based electronic test systems.
• Knowledgeable of Visual Studio; C++, Visual Basic, LabView LabWindows CVI.
• Knowledgeable of HTML, CSS, VB script, java script, php and MySQL.
• Administered VME chassis systems running the VxWorks operating systems.
• C, C++, Visual Basic and Web development studied at Brevard Community College and Rollins College.
• Administered Oracle 9i, 11g, and Informix databases on Unix/Linux/Solaris.
• Knowledgeable of SQL queries and data retrieval methodologies.
• Strong knowledge of data structures, template classes and object oriented methods.
• Display development using graphic modeling systems.
• Knowledge of LabWindows CVI.
• Helpdesk experience; taking trouble calls and following issue until resolution.
• Knowledge of software installation from both disk image and over network.

Experience
RedHat Linux Systems Administrator
Aerospace/Defense
Mar 2013 - present
  • Linux systems administration on RedHat Enterprise, both rack mount servers and desktop common hardware platforms.
  • Symantec Ghost to backup and restore systems including Windows7, Windows 2008 and RHEL Linux.
  • Bash scripts to automate updates of Linux, Java, Adobe, Flash and Oracle 11g on RedHat Linux platforms.
  • Use Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) to determine the security level of operating systems.
  • Applied Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIGs) to Linux servers and networking equipment.
  • Maintained configuration management system and produced DVD’s of software products for distribution.
  • Nessus and Retina venerability scanners and applied software patches to mitigate information assurance vulnerability alert (IAVA) findings.
  • Use Yum to control RedHat package management (rpm’s) to download, update and remove.
Linux Linux Admin RedHat BaSH RHEL Flash Java Oracle System Administration Patch Management Windows Adobe Flash Database Backups
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Consulting and Volunteering
Retail
Oct 2011 - Mar 2013

• Networks and systems administration consulting on SME servers and wireless network connectivity.
• Systems administration, networking, database admin, and producing technical drawings (VISIO).
• Personal business startup, Clif’s Crafts, LLC.
• Setup and use of ShopBot desktop CNC machines including setup and corresponding g-code equivalent.
• Setup of Epilog laser etchers and corresponding CAD software – Corel Draw X6.
• Knowledge of Quickbooks 2012, project management, and just-in-time inventory.
• Wireless “client mode” setup using LinkSys routers.

Corel Draw quickbooks
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Network, Systems, Linux, UNIX, and Database Administrator and Software Developer C++
Information Technology
Oct 2011 - Mar 2013

Developing a personnel skills and abilities database. Web and database design.

Database Design Linux DBA C++ UNIX
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Network Engineer
Information Technology
Apr 2012 - Jun 2012

• Supported SME server release 7.4 (CentOS 4.4 based on Linux Enterprise 4.4).
• File and Print Sharing and Backup using Karen’s Replication.
• Software installation and recovery.
• Used VISIO to document and draw networks.
• Network analysis using WireShark.

Linux CentOS Network Analysis Network Engineer Data Replication Database Backups
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Senior Systems Engineer
Aerospace/Defense
Aug 1990 - Sep 2011

• Utilized standard job practices obtained from a broad background in diverse subject matter of Visual Basic, C, C++, and graphical modeling languages. Setup, maintained and administered UNIX servers and network address assignments. Writing, testing, validation and implementing security plans.
• Responsible for supporting UNIX servers and network equipment including initial installation, backup and recovery, patching, securing, and troubleshooting.
• Distributed network analysis using Fluke Optiview II into a MySQL database; Tomcat.
• SNORT used in packet sniffing and intrusion detection modes.
• Used knowledge of networking concepts LAN, WAN, VLAN, SFTP, SSH, IP/TCP, HTTP, routing, firewalls and network testing equipment to determine technical solutions for a wide range of unique networking problems, performance monitoring and security requirements on a variety of Cisco, 3Com and Sonicwall appliances.
• Writing, testing, validation and implementing system security plans.
• Enforced secure access rules by users both locally and remote.
• Interacted frequently with inter and intra organizational personnel and external customers.
• Represented the organization to customers by providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific test objectives.

3Com Analysis MySQL UNIX C++ C Firewall HTTP Cisco Visual Basic LAN Network Analysis SSH VLAN WAN Systems Engineering Apache Tomcat Database Backups
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Non-cloudteam Skill
Education
Associate's in Business
University of Maryland University College, 1984 - 1988
Associate's in General
City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College, 1985 - 1988
Bachelor's in Business
Excelsior College, 1987 - 1988
Skills
Database Backups
2021
28
Apache Tomcat
2011
21
LAN
2011
21
Network Analysis
2012
21
SSH
2011
21
Systems Engineering
2011
21
VLAN
2011
21
WAN
2011
21
Adobe Flash
2021
7
Windows
2021
7
Patch Management
2021
6
System Administration
2021
5
3Com
2011
1
Analysis
2011
1
BaSH
2021
1
C
2011
1
C++
2013
1
CentOS
2012
1
Cisco
2011
1
Commvault Bacup
0
1
Corel Draw
2013
1
CSS
0
1
Data Replication
2012
1
Database Design
2013
1
DBA
2013
1
Firewall
2011
1
Flash
2021
1
HTML
0
1
HTTP
2011
1
Java
2021
1
JavaScript
0
1
Linux
2021
1
Linux Admin
2021
1
MySQL
2011
1
Network Engineer
2012
1
Oracle
2021
1
Penetration Testing
0
1
Perl
0
1
PHP
0
1
quickbooks
2013
1
RedHat
2021
1
RHEL
2021
1
Routers
0
1
Shell Scripts
0
1
Solaris
0
1
SQL
0
1
Switches
0
1
UNIX
2013
1
Visual Basic
2011
1
VMWare
0
1
VxWorks
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1