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Resume of Christopher K. Curtiss



Christopher K. Curtiss


8 Farley St

Milford, NH 03055

(603) 557-5295

chris@xrayspx.com


Objective:

To secure a challenging position that will strengthen my problem-solving and technical administration skills in a high-growth environment.

Hardware Experience:

I have experience with the following hardware:
  • HP/Compaq Proliant Servers
  • IBM Bladecenter chassis
  • Apple Macintosh Laptops and desktops
  • Network Appliance storage arrays:
    • F760 Filer
    • F820 Filer
    • F840 Filer
    • FC8/FC9/DS14 Disk Shelves
  • EMC VNXe 3300 SAN
  • Cisco Routers, Switches, Firewalls
    • PIX 520, 515E, 535, Firewall Switching Module for 6509
    • CSS11503 Load Balancers
    • 2950, 3548, 3508, 4506, 6509 switches
    • Cisco Routers
    • Linecards and configuration for the following:
      • T1 (MLPPP, Private Line, PRI circuits), DS3 (ATM), upstream ethernet handoffs to 1Gb/sec
  • Juniper SA-4500 SSL VPN Server
  • Nortel Contivity VPN servers (300, 1700)
  • F5 BigIP load balancers (+custom shell scripts)

Software Experience:

I have experience with the following software:
  • Operating Systems
    • Microsoft Windows through 2008 R2
    • Linux: Centos, OpenSuSE, Ubuntu flavors
    • Cisco IOS
    • MacOS X
  • Microsoft IIS web, mail and FTP server
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Apache Webserver
  • MySQL SQL Server
  • Sendmail MTA
  • Postfix MTA
  • Server monitoring packages (What's up Gold, Servers Alive, Big Brother, Nagios, Syslog)
  • Remote administration software (SSH, VNC, Terminal Server, Citrix, RDP, Remote X)
  • X Windows and various WMs, GNOME, KDE
  • Various IPSEC Implementations
    • Linux to Linux with FreeSWAN
    • Linux to Cisco with FreeSWAN, link goes to HOWTO
    • Cisco to Cisco
    • Nortel Contivity Branch Tunneling and end user
    • Juniper SA-4500
  • Scripting, mainly small tools and web utilities:
    • BASH
    • Windows CMD
    • Perl
    • HTML
    • Expect

Employment:

PatientKeeper, Inc (www.PatientKeeper.com)
- 01-08 - Present

Senior Network Engineer

    • Implementation of IPSEC VPN for secure employee access to the office and production networks
    • Test our web application and backend architecture for security holes
    • Design internal domains and apply security policy
  • Administration of Production web and internal user networks consisting of the following:
    • Windows 2003 Servers
    • Microsoft DNS and Active Directory
    • HP Intel servers - DL360, DL380, DL585
    • IBM Intel Servers - 330, 336, 3550
    • IBM PPC Server - P6
    • Custom Linux-based load balancing solution
    • Cisco VPN Concentrator 3000
    • Cisco PIX and ASA Firewalls
    • Linux Servers - CentOS 4 & 5, OpenSuse 10 & 11
    • Unix Server - AIX 5.1
    • Nagios
    • OTRS Ticketing System
  • Security model design and implementation

  • Hardware/software installation, HP, Microsoft, Linux, DataDomain, Equallogic
  • Writing technical documentation, installation/config guides


Vistaprint, Inc (www.VistaPrint.com)
- 08-01 - 04-07

Senior Network Engineer

    • Maintain current NT/IIS Patchlevels
    • Implementation of IPSEC VPN for secure employee access to the office and production networks
    • Test our web application and backend architecture for security holes
    • Design internal domains and apply security policy
    • Security sweeps of employee network, coordinate patch rollout and service inventory

  • Administration of Production web network consisting of the following:
    • Windows Servers, NT, 2000, 2003
    • IIS versions 4, 5 and 6
    • Microsoft DNS and Active Directory
    • HP/Compaq Intel servers - DL360, DL380, 8500r
    • IBM Bladecenter chassis
    • Nortel Contivity IPSEC VPN gateways (600/1700)
    • F5 BigIP load balancers
    • Cisco Content Switch (load balancers)
    • Cisco PIX Firewall
    • Network Appliance F820 NAS Filers and DS14 shelves (clustered)
    • Linux Redhat 6.2->9, Suse 8->10.2
    • Postfix
    • Nagios
    • Apache + Scoop weblog
  • Security model design and implementation
  • Hardware/software installation, Compaq, Microsoft, Linux
  • Writing technical documentation, installation/config guides
  • Release management, from Development, through test and production
    • Maintain rollout plans for bi-weekly code release schedule
    • Package and maintain code patches
    • Design process for code releases to production
    • Coordination with QA engineers and developers to manage releases and patches
  • Writing tools to help in various administrative tasks, mainly in Linux BASH/Perl, good ones:
    • Web based tools to monitor and add/remove servers from Cisco Load Balancer
    • Cisco hardware configuration change monitor with pager alerting
    • Web Based SpamAssassin content rating tool
    • Various filesystem checks and ACL checks



Softlock Services, dba DigitalGoods.com
- 3/01-7/01
  • Administration of Production web network consisting of the following:
    • Windows NT server 4.0
    • IIS4
    • MS SQL Server 7.0
    • MS SiteServer Commerce Edition 3.0
    • Compaq 1850r and 6400r servers
    • RedHat linux, Qmail and DJB-DNS
  • Release management to Production
  • Coordination with QA engineers and QA release engineers for daily patches
  • Consultation and coordination with vendors to facilitate corporate winddown


Web-sites.com
- 7/99-7/00

Server-Administrator, Dept. Head

  • Windows NT, IIS4 Webserver Administration
  • Linux / Apache (Redhat 4.2-5.1-6.1-6.2)
  • Hyperseek Search Engine
  • SLMail Mailserver/Listserver
  • Rockliffe Mailsite Enterprise level Mail/Listserver
  • MacOS 8.5/Windows 95/98/NTWkstn. Desktop support
  • Customer Support in FTP/Mail/Web-access
  • Various Monitoring/Uptime Packages (WebTrends, What's UP Gold, MRTG)
  • 24x7 on-call support (pager)
  • Hosting 80+ web-sites
  • Managed networks of custom built webservers and internal employee workstations
    • 20 web, mail and administrative servers
    • 25 clients, including NT Workstation 4.0 and Mac G3 (OS 8.5)
    • Design and rollout of multi-phase network move during relocation



New Hampshire Computer Outlet, Derry, NH
- 3/97-6/99
  • Assembly of custom PC's and servers, PC/Network repair and
    trouble-shooting
  • Customer support both onsite and via telephone
  • Support for dial-up internet access


Education:

  • CompTIA A+ Certification
  • CompTIA Network+ Certification


Assets:

  • Excellent communications skills
  • Aggressive work ethic
  • Willing to take outside training to enhance skills

chris@xrayspx.com



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