Implementation Engineer   Systems Administrator

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Summary

Wesley Busdiecker
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein
I am a senior IT engineer with extensive and diversified experience in enterprise information technology, with emphasis in implementation engineering and systems administration. Adept at standardizing and/or automating systems and processes to achieve dramatic improvements in efficiency and productivity. Dependable team player with excellent analytical, problem solving, and written/verbal communication skills. Broad background has encompassed statistics, math, and programming. Lifelong learner committed to continuously updating knowledge and abilities; also interested in security and data science.

Timeline

  1. -
    Implementation Engineer, ADP

    Application Hosting Engineering, Enterprise Unix Engineering/Admin (Linux (SLES), Solaris), Task Automation/Application Installation & Configuration (Python, Perl, BASH, KSH, AWK)

    • Simplified and implemented automated client version update process using Python and shell scripts, allowing the Ops team to perform them and reducing the time needed to perform client version upgrades.
    • Wrote several utility processes, including client instance configuration & validation and system administration processes, providing increased automation and troubleshooting efficiency.
    • Performed system administration and standardization on zLinux (SLES), Linux, and Solaris based systems, and wrote documents, customizing actions based on company need, and detailing standardized systems, client updates / build processes, and version build process.
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    UNIX Systems Administrator, Pomeroy

    Enterprise Unix Systems Administration (Solaris/AIX), Security/Audit/Compliance (SOx), Enterprise Backup (IBM TSM), Task Automation and Reporting (Perl, BASH, KSH)

    • Implemented Sarbanes-Oxley (SOx) security baseline on 59 existing Solaris and AIX based UNIX systems, increasing compliance with federal corporate law.
    • Implemented and documented standard baseline Solaris installation with SOx requirements and stand-alone Bare-Metal Disaster Recovery (DR) process, including regular system level backups, providing a standard system build process and system recovery path which did not previously exist.
    • Automating portions of SOx implementation, and compliance monitoring of systems after implementation.
    • Improved reliability and web-based backup status reporting system of Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM), ensuring complete daily systems backups and accurate reporting.
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    MS, Information Technology, University of Maryland Baltimore Conunty (UMBC)
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    Systems Analyst, Pfizer

    Enterprise Unix Systems Administration (HP-UX, Solaris), Enterprise Backup / Recovery (Networker), Task Automation (Perl, KSH, BASH, POSIX, AWK), Performance Analysis and Tuning

    • Increased automation of data protection tasks, reducing daily work load, and providing management reports.
    • Designed, installed, and improved backup system, increasing backup capacity from 8TB weekly to over 31TB, while reducing backup window by more than 60%.
    • Automated systems administration tasks, reducing daily workloads, and providing system reports.
    • Monitored and evaluated system performance, and tuned systems, improving performance and reliability.
    • Used creative parts swapping with test server and production server, enabling return of critical application to service in less than 4 hours, thereby reducing repair time by over 8-fold.

     

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    Systems Analyst, Perot Systems

    Enterprise Unix Systems Administration (HP-UX), Progress DB performance analysis and tuning, Task Automation (Perl, POSIX), Unix systems backup/restore (Omniback), System Performance Analysis and Tuning

    • Evaluated, recommended, designed, installed, and managed numerous UNIX based systems, ranging from ERP systems to plant floor automation, and data collection systems.
    • Automated systems administration tasks.
    • Provided database administrator support for Progress and Oracle based systems, particularly tuning issues.
    • Database administrator for the DataMyte Quantum Statistical Process Control (SPC) Gutpa based system.
    • Factory floor data collection and automation support engineering.
    • Wrote documents covering troubleshooting, maintenance, security, and administration of installed systems.
    • Provided operator, end-user, and developer training and assistance on all installed software and hardware.
    • Designed, built, and managed high availability UNIX cluster replacing an IBM mainframe system.
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    BS, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Toledo

Education Highlights

  • University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
    Master of science - Information technology
  • University of Toledo
    bachelor of science - computer science and engineering

Interests

  • Technology
    Computer Architecture, Operating systems, computer languages, Ham Radio (Extra Class)
  • Economics
    Macroeconomic, Incentives, econometrics
  • Culture
    Photography, Science fiction, History, travel, national parks
  • Miscellaneous
    Astronomy, Physics, Steam power, Wood Carving

Skills

  • Linux/Unix
    20+
  • BASH
    20+
  • KSH
    20+
  • AWK
    20+
  • Perl
    20+
  • PyTHON
    4
  • Puppet
    1
  • GIT
    1

Questions & Answers

What languages do you use?
    • Python
    • Perl
    • BASH
    • AWK
    • SQL
    • XML
What OSs do you use?
    • Linux (SLES, Mint, RHEL/CentOS, Ubuntu)
    • Solaris
    • MS Windows
What are you working on right now?
Learning more about and working with:
  • Automation tools like Puppet, Chef, and Ansible
  • Container tools like Docker, orchestration tools such as Kubernetes (K8s)
  • The DevOps process
  • Cloud services (AWS and OpenStack in particular)
  • System and Computer Security

Location

United States

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