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.
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
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.
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.
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
Date of Birth: 18th January 1976
Nationality: United States Citizen
Marital status: Single
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,
Reading, writing, and linguistics.
Working customer service jobs (Waiter, Barista) between technology bubbles.