HP Master Technologist, 2013 - present
As a multidisciplinary professional currently delivering consulting for Data Protector and StoreOnce inline deduplication technologies, I routinely utilize my expertise in storage, networking, system design, and physics to solve broad-based performance and compatibility issues.
Although I am still an individual contributor, my work is now focused more keenly at the organizational and global levels. Whether it is through online publishing or one-on-one mentoring, I thoroughly enjoy sharing what I know for the benefit of others. That naturally spurs my desire to expand my proficiency even further.
I am called upon for my expertise and unique skills by a plethora of HP organizations including Technical Marketing, Product Development, Implementation Services, Sales, Escalation Managers, and Channel Partners. I have also trained additional resources to support an ever-expanding BURA demand generated by the success and increasing adoption of Data Protector and StoreOnce.
You may be wondering what it takes to become a Master Technologist at HP. There is quite a bit to it, actually, I was promoted through unanimous consent after a formal nomination and review process by global HP business unit leaders. The review was centered upon three main principles: Continuity & impact of contributions, breadth & depth of knowledge, and leadership
My entire 25+ years of engineering were examined -- much of which elapsed prior to my current tenure with HP. I am humbled by the recognition and committed to learn even more.
Sr. Technical Consultant, 2007 - 2013
Expert in HP Data Protector deployment, integration, migration, performance, and troubleshooting. Expert in HP StoreOnce inline deduplication technologies implemented in both software and hardware. Extensive background with HP-UX system administration, troubleshooting, performance, and tuning. Author of HP ExpertOne ATP and ASE HP-UX certification exams (Summer 2013). Broad experience with hp Surestore XP storage arrays including LUN and security configuration, Business Copy XP, RaidManager XP, and Zero Downtime Backup integration with Data Protector. Competent with director-class SAN design, troubleshooting, and migrations. Competent with DNS and SMTP implementations. Past experience with LAN and WAN design. Past supervisory experience. (Ended by my choice to return to purely technical pursuits.)
The Hertz Corporation
Supervisor, Unix Systems Programming, 1998 - 2007
Supervised staff of eight Senior Unix Systems Programmers at Worldwide Data Center. Principle architect of enterprise backup and recovery solution. Co-architect of multi-fabric, director-class, enterprise SAN for HP-UX. Also HP-UX performance analysis and troubleshooting, Oracle Financials, Oracle HRMS, HA clusters, SMTP relays, Linux servers, SOX compliance, and PCI compliance.
Senior Programmer/Analyst, 1995 - 1998
I moved from classified contract work to Information Technology. Also during this period, Raytheon completed their purchase of E-Systems. Expertise includes local and wide-area networking and a wide array of Unix variants such as HP-UX, Solaris, and BSD. Supervised staff of programmers responsible for engineering of email, file, print, and network services.
Senior Electronic Systems Engineer, 1987 - 1995
Broad range of expertise from component-level troubleshooting to firmware development and microprocessor design. Supervised technicians responsible for daily operation and maintenance of a classified, one-of-a-kind, real-time data processing system. Held Top Secret/SCI clearance.