Sr Systems Administration / Middleware Administration

Sr Systems Administration / Middleware Administration

Doug will be looking at new permanent or contract/contract to hire roles to start after August 29, 2014. Remote, Telecommute, or in Cincinnati Ohio area only Improving how Business Works! Doug is a well-organized, results-driven IT infrastructure professional with strong troubleshooting, administrative and business skills with experience in retail, manufacturing, healthcare, grocery, insurance, finance, publishing, energy, staffing and communications industries. The insight that comes from working with different types of organizations, learning how they solve business challenges with Technology is invaluable to his clients. His strengths lie as an adviser, counselor, negotiator, mediator, technician, mentor, etc, often working unseen, in the background. He works well planning, dealing with the details, patterns, easily finding trends which help while mediating or troubleshooting, anticipating issues as or before they arise. His background includes consulting, project management, system design, product selection, evaluation, testing, implementation of new technology and IT infrastructure products. Working with enterprise, mid-range and small scale systems, primarily Unix based systems with emphasis on middleware, data communications, networking, data transfers, process / job scheduling, automation and monitoring, process improvement, business crisis management, disaster recovery, compliance and security. "A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better." James Rohn Doug enjoys a fast paced, yet flexible and dynamic environment with commitments to team playing, recognition of innovative input and a commitment to personal and professional growth. He prefers solutions design, strategic and operational opportunities, that allow hands-on or close ties to application of infrastructure and technology for business solutions. Sales and management are not in his future career plans.


  • Apache Server

  • Websphere

  • Unix Shell Scripting

  • PERL Script

  • Weblogic

  • Nagios

  • UNIX and LINUX


  • Hp Openview

  • Solaris

  • Jboss

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  • Job Posted: Thursday, September 04, 2014

  • Expires On: Thursday, April 02, 2015

  • Job Type: Permanent

  • Desired Salary: $90000/yr

  • Work Authorization: Citizen

Dedicated, adept technical troubleshooter, team player & mentor with proven success in identifying trends to anticipate & quickly resolve issues, devise / execute cost-effective solutions that optimize operations, maximize resources, drive strategic performance improvements & maintain high systems availability. 

With over 30 years IT experience in the retail, manufacturing, healthcare, grocery, insurance, finance, publishing, public utilities, staffing & communications fields that provide a solid foundation to understand & translate your business needs into sound technical solutions.

Key Information Technologies team leader who has successfully deployed skills such as identification, design, planning, testing & deployment of strategic company-wide objectives. A dynamic engaging presenter; liaison between technology groups & business management relating to new products, product or process improvements & business strategies.

· Innovative problem solver with a track record of successful resolutions often sought to recommend viable ideas & alternative procedures to management so that variable market forces can be met – often simplifying solutions to complex technical / procedural problems to save time or reduce costs.
· Expertise in IT security, Solaris Virtualization, high availability & clustered systems; as well as experience with business continuity, crisis management & disaster recovery.
· A quality minded, expert team lead; strengths as an advisor, counselor, negotiator, mediator, technician, mentor, etc, usually working behind the scenes, planning, dealing with the details, easily finding trends while troubleshooting, often anticipating issues before they arise.
In one year, in one data center, saved $750K in server upgrade costs by switching to refurbished parts & another $250K re-purposed old servers after consolidation & technical refreshes were completed; conducted root-cause analysis, significantly improved processes & create standards to eliminate product failures. Reduced costs - electric, heat & footprint with server virtualization.

· Promoter of quality awareness & training programs that encourage prevention rather than correction throughout IT; IT lead for several Six Sigma projects & Subject Matter Expert for several development teams.
· Often facilitated change control meetings & cross-functional problem management issues.

  • Cincinnati, OH

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