Professional Experience

2008 – Current: Compute Farm Manager
ST MICROELECTRONICS, INC., CADss, North America, Engineering Infrastructure, IT
Managed team supporting multiple grid computing environments housed at 7 design centers across North America. Consolidated compute farms from four sites to provide economies of scale and centralized management while continuing to meet the EDA needs of a growing remote engineering and design community across North America. Scheduled ongoing interviews with engineering teams and design management groups to analyze work and job flow needs, creating a standardized compute farm design at all North American sites and accepted company-wide. Initiated regular Linux and LSF training to user communities at each site. Created tools used company-wide to help monitor login and compute environments, providing automatic feedback and analysis to users and administrators when jobs or systems encounter specific problems.

2000 – 2008: Senior Unix Systems Administrator
ST MICROELECTRONICS, INC., CADss, Phoenix, Engineering Infrastructure, IT
Sole responsibility for Systems Administration and Operational Support of the Phoenix CAD environment, migrated 120 EDA engineers from Solaris desktops to a Linux compute farm using Platform LSF. Grew NAS storage from 800gb to 12.5tb to support growing designs. Coordinated support efforts between regional Applications and Licensing, regional and local Infrastructure Network groups, and disparate IT and Building Infrastructure groups. Liaisoned and negotiated with local hardware vendors for support of regional contracts.

1999 – 2000: Senior Systems Administrator
AMERICAN EXPRESS, Voice Automated Technologies
Ensured 24/7 availablilty of integrated Solaris and Periphonics VPS/is voice response systems. Architected and built VAT Laboratory, researched and negotiated pricing for software and vendor support.

1998 – 1999: UNIX Systems Specialist I
AMERICAN EXPRESS, Distributed Operations
Ensured 24/7 system availability of Solaris and AIX web, database, and filesystem servers. Created standardized procedure run-books, reducing maintenance windows.

1989 – 1998: MVS Lead Operations Specialist
AMERICAN EXPRESS, Mainframe Operations
Ensured greater than 99.999% availability and integrity of all IPC mainframe systems, making decisions with immediate impact to worldwide user community and direct impact to profitability of Travel Related Services. Directed efforts of less experienced operators. Managed team automating MAXM for improved system monitoring and enhanced operator functionality. As Senior Operations Specialist, trained and assisted less experienced operators. Received award for creating FxOutage to record and track system outages from multiple departments. As Operations Specialist, organized work flow in Tape Library. Received award for created D21 Training Guide.

1988 – 1989: Systems Operator
Automated SAS applications for Accounting and created Inventory Tracking database for Central Processing. Responsible for system monitoring, batch processing, and trouble shooting terminal communications with no direct supervision.

1983 – 1988: Data Processor, Petty Officer Second Class
Supervised Computer Operations. Scheduled Online and Batch Processing. Established new procedures, improving security for classified data.