Brenda Plant 23232 Glen Haven St. Houston, TX 77099 713-555-2040
Systems Engineer and Administrator specializing in virtualization
  • IT Professional with 10+ years experience in Systems and Network Administration with a primary focus on MS Windows Servers 2000/2003 Standard/Enterprise operating systems.
  • Good communication and team management skills.
  • Extensive experience developing procedures, policies, technical manuals, software guides and instructions, executive briefings and presentations.
  • Team management experience in both Systems Administration and Software Engineering project environments.
  • Virtualization:VMware ESX 3.x, VMware Server 1.4, Virtual Center 2.5, MS Virtual Server 2005 R2 MS Terminal Server 2003, MS SoftGrid.
  • Disaster Recovery: VERITAS/Symantec Backup Exec 9.1 for Windows, CA ArcServe 11.5 BrightStor vRanger Pro, Symantec Ghost Suite 11.
  • Firewalls: WatchGuard Firebox X1000, Sonic Wall 3.0 Standard/Enhanced, CheckPoint Express NG.
  • Scripting: VBScript, WMI/WBEM, PHP, KixTart, ADSI/LDAP, COM.
  • Platforms: Windows Server 2000, 2003 and 2008
  • SQL Server, Exchange Server
    • MCSA - Windows Server 2003
    • VMware Technical Certification

Enable Oil Company, Houston, TX                                                                                                                     2007 - PRESENT Sr. Systems Administrator - Managed IT infrastructure for this offshore oil driller.

  • Managed Exchange Server 2007 for entire corporation.
  • Implemented VMware ESX server to provide multiple virtual hardware platforms while keeping hardware costs and energy consumption down.
  • Migrated obsolete hardware platforms to VMs via VMware Converter.
  • Managed SQL Servers databases and participated in discussions with Oracle administrators as well as best practice recommendations.

  ACME Satellites, Houston, TX                                                                                                                                     2003 - 2007 Sr. Systems Engineer - Managed and expanded the network and IT infrastructure for this satellite tracking and control system supplier to the space program.

  • Implemented and administered Windows Server, IIS, SharePoint, SQL Server.
  • Managed technical services of Windows network infrastructure, including Active Directory, Group Policy, WSUS and SMS.
  • Managed Virtualization Lab environment using VMware Server.
  • Designed and implemented virtualized development environment to prepare for domain rename.
  • Obtained DOD Confidential security clearance

University of Texas, Austin, TX                                                                                                                                      1997 - 2003 Systems Engineer  (2000-2003) - Worked in IT department, providing computing and network services to the entire UT campus.

  • Managed Exchange Server for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Created front-end RPC proxy servers and back-end mail servers.
  • Maintained VMware virtual computers for use by students.

  Programmer/Analyst  (1997-2000) - Wrote applications and integrated outside vendor applications used to administer registration and campus computing services.

  • Wrote database query applications against SQL Server database of student and applicant data.
  • Wrote data converters and feeds for non-integrated software.



B.S., Computer Science, University of Texas (1997) Keywords: VMware, virtualization, SQL Server, database, Exchange Server, Confidential security clearance

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