Brent M. Wagner

IT Systems Engineer

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Senior IT Systems Administrator & Engineer
Expertise in developing, implementing, and maintaining enterprise-class IT solutions in the areas of Virtualization, Cloud Computing, Automation, Storage Area Networks, Converged Networks, High-Availability/Fault-Tolerance, Backup/Disaster Recovery
 
› Solution-oriented: able to use IT to solve business problems
› Adaptable: able to rapidly learn and implement new technologies
› Business driver: skilled with end-user interactions, customer service, public relations, and team leading

Skills

System Admin

Experienced in all levels of enterprise technology stack:
› Storage / Network
› Servers / OS
› Database / Middleware
› Enterprise Apps / Cloud

Problem Solving

Methodologies derived from experience and training as an enterprise systems support engineer

Team Leading

Proven ability to set a high standard and to drive success across a full project team

Expertise

  • Windows / Unix / Linux
  • Fault Tolerance / Backup
  • Virtualization / Cloud
  • SAN / LAN / WAN
  • Active Directory / CIFS / NFS
  • Oracle Fusion Middleware
  • Databases / Web Servers
  • LDAP Directory Servers
  • Identity Federation / SSO
  • Bash / Ksh / Python
  • X.509 Certificates / SSL / TLS
  • Encryption / VPN

Work Experience

Seeds of Genius, Inc.

Senior IT Systems and Support Engineer

2007-2014

› Team leader, senior engineer, business driver, and contractor on a wide variety of successful solo and team-based IT projects (sample list below):
 
Sun Microsystems, Inc.: Tier 4 back-line OS Support Engineer & Team Lead for Solaris, Linux, Windows, and VMware; closed over 1000 cases
 
Office of the Secretary of Defense: Customized Sun and Oracle Identity Management / SSO suite with PKI token authentication and legacy system integration
 
Department of Labor: Web server architecture and maintenance; Unix + Windows integration
 
Navy Engineering Logistics Office: SAN consulting, installation, and configuration; database server hardening
 
ArgonST, Inc.: Performed server integration, troubleshooting, and repair
 
Investment Company Institute, Inc.: Upgraded/reconfigured several outdated Solaris LDAP servers
 
› Also regularly wrote technical proposals, generated configurations for sales quotes, achieved vendor sales/implementation certifications, managed internal network, and set up lab equipment for demos or training and for problem replication

Innovative Computer Solutions, Inc.

IT Consultant

2006-2007

› Performed on-site hardware and software maintenance/upgrades on Windows servers, workstations, and network equipment for small-business customers

Certifications

Sample List

  • Oracle Certified Professional Solaris 10/11
  • Cisco Certifed Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Cisco Certified Field Specialist (CNXF)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
  • IBM Certified AIX System Administrator (ICASA)
  • CompTIA Security Plus
    (Security+)

Education

Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD (formerly Villa Julie College)

B.S. Degree in Computer Information Systems; Network Development Track

Suma Cum Laude; Dean’s List
 

University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Coursework in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Communications, Accounting, and Economics