Daniel Joseph Howard
1532 W Walton St.
Chicago, IL 60622 U.S.A.
Tel: +x xxx xxx xxxx


A Senior Unix Systems Administrator, with a friendly ethic of service, dedicated to providing Information Technology solutions to users in a wide variety of organizations. Able to function in a lead role, as a team contributor, as a mentor, and as a technical consultant for non-technical colleagues. Demonstrated record of identifying organization-appropriate solutions, implemented as robust services that ensure continuous availability and maximum user productivity.

Major Achievements:

Technology Profile:

While proud of my ability to rapidly learn and deploy a vast array of new technologies to serve my users, these are some of the specific technical skills that I already possess:

Disaster Recovery and Storage Technology: AMANDA, NetApp, Veritas NetBackup, Unix tar and dump, automate tape robot manipulation via script, manage off-site vendor relationships, procure and manage RAID
E-mail Infrastructure: Server Software: Courier IMAP, Cyrus, Postfix, Qmail, Sendmail, UW-IMAP
Mailing-list Software: Listme, Mailman, Majorcool, Majordomo
Content Filtering: Amavis, Procmail, Sophos
LDAP: Server Software: iPlanet Directory Server, Microsoft Active Directory, OpenLDAP
Plan services, extend schema, synchronize directory data with non-LDAP systems
Networking: Solid theoretical understanding of TCP/IP
AppleTalk: Netatalk and uShare implementations
Apache, BIND DNS, CGI scripting, DHCP, IPFW firewall, NAT, NIS, NFS, T1 and DSL uplinks, various network switches
Operating Systems: FreeBSD, Linux, Macintosh OSX, Solaris, Windows 2000/XP
Scripting and Software Development: C, C++, Perl and perl modules, Java, awk, shell scripting
Multiple projects of medium complexity completed in Perl, featuring web interfaces
Ticket-tracking: Bugzilla, GNATS, RT


2003-2004 Server Central Network
Manager of Technical Support and Managed Hosting Services

Server Central Network provides network, datacenter, and web-hosting services.

2002 Transmeta Corporation
Senior Unix Systems Administrator, MIS

Transmeta designs and markets a low-power microprocessor for consumer devices and embedded computing applications.

1999 - 2001 Tellme Networks
Lead Unix Systems Administrator, Corporate Operations

Tellme provides an automated telephone-answering technology that improves service and reduces costs for high-volume call centers.

1998 - 1999 EnterAct, LLC
Systems and Network Administrator

EnterAct was a Chicago-area Internet Service Provider, that was highly-regarded for providing excellent customer support. EnterAct has since been acquired by RCN.

1997 - 1998 National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Undergraduate Assistant, Network Development Group

The NCSA provides super-computing resources to support allied academic, scientific, and commercial research institutions.

1996 EnterAct, LLC
Technical Support (Summer Intern)


B.A. in English Rhetoric: Professional Writing
Computer Science Minor and Concentration in Linguistics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

International Baccalaureate and High School Diploma
Lincoln Park High School

Personal Details:

Date of Birth: 18th January 1976
Nationality: United States Citizen
Sex: Male
Marital status: Single
Children: None
Languages: Fluent in English. Limited competency in French and Spanish
Veteran Status: United States Army 6 weeks Active Duty: Administrative Discharge


International affairs and travel: I have visited many E.U. countries, several states in the U.S. as well as Japan, Jordan, and Thailand.
Reading, writing, and linguistics.
Working customer service jobs (Waiter, Barista) between technology bubbles.