Dan Rich - San Jose
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Seeking a senior level position in systems architecture, systems engineering, or devops that will allow me to make full use of my skills in architecting application and server infrastructures.
March, 2016 - Present
Senior Systems Engineer
Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media
1741 Technology Drive, Suite 500
San Jose, CA 95110
  • Senior member of the Technical Operations / DevOps staff
  • Member of the team responsible for designing and implementing a Kubernetes solution for applications running in an existing data center and migrating them to the cloud
  • Member of the team that designs, builds, and supports the pipeline used to deploy applications to the cloud
October, 2002 - March, 2016
Senior Systems Engineer
1600 Seaport Blvd, Suite 240
Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Senior member of the Systems Engineering staff
  • Senior Unix System Administrator
  • Network Administrator (former)
  • Maintainer of infrastructure services such as LDAP, Sendmail, DNS, IRC, and Jabber
  • Architect of a Nagios and GroundWork OpenSource based monitoring system. This system was also integrated with Cacti and Ganglia for data collection, Smokeping for network latency testing, and Splunk for log analysis
  • Architect of a new monitoring system migrating the above to Zenoss, and ongoing maintainer and architect of the Zenoss monitoring solution for three separate corporate offices
  • Lead architect and implementator for the deployment of HP's BTO monitoring suite of software; including OMi, NNMi, OM, SiteScope, and UCMDB
  • Member of the implementation and support team for the studio-wide puppet configuration management system
  • Member of the core team to migrate the above puppet installation to chef and to implement an integrated pipeline for chef configuration management.
  • Developer of various web-based tools for systems management, including a server information database and a system locator with dynamic floor maps
  • Lead developer and architect of the computer systems inventory database and CMDB
  • Backup architect, responsible for a (now retired) Legato Networker installation with 150TB of Network Appliance disk and 40 servers, using LTO2 tapes over a SAN
  • Lead maintainer of and instructor for the new employee systems overview class and developer of multiple internal training classes
  • Selected by upper managment to lead data center tours and Q&A sessions for strategic partners
August, 2009 - August, 2015
League of Professional System Administrators
P.O. Box 5161
Trenton, NJ 08638
  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • Board President from 2013-2015
  • Responsible for both setting direction for LOPSA and day-to-day operations of the organization
August, 1999 - October, 2002
Operations Architect
NUASIS Corporation
260 E. Gish Road
San Jose, CA 95112
  • Senior member of the Operations/IS staff
  • Operational infrastructure architect
  • Senior Unix System Administrator
  • Senior Network Administrator
  • Responsible for network and system security
  • Maintainer of infrastructure services such as LDAP, Sendmail, DNS, MRTG, and Usenet at both the corporate and production data center level
  • Architect of the data center, corporate networks and infrastructure systems, including the Cisco router and switch backbone, the DNS and mail services, and Solaris servers
  • Chief architect of our fault-tolerant network, system, and database design for our 2nd generation data center roll-out
  • Developer of tools for installing, monitoring, and maintaining our production data center and corporate systems
April, 1996 - August, 1999
Technical Lead
Cisco Systems, Inc.
170 W. Tasman Dr.
San Jose, CA 95134
  • Technical Lead for the Information Systems Web Advanced Technology team
  • Architect, Technical Lead, and developer for Cisco's Internet web infrastructure rearchitecture project, including designing the systems architecture, designing the CVS repository structure and tools, implementing software engineering structure, and interfacing with the various development groups
  • Responsible for support and maintenance of Cisco's Secure Transport Architecture
  • Responsible for infrastructure design and support of the Internet and Intranet server environment
  • Involved in various web technology evaluation and pilot projects
  • Author of portions of Cisco's web infrastructure software, including CGI applications, software repository tools, and monitoring and maintenance scripts
January, 1995 - April, 1996
MTS Technical Marketing
Silicon Graphics, Inc.
2011 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 95135
  • Technical Lead for the Silicon Graphics' World Wide Web server development team
  • Designed and implemented SurfZone user registration and authentication system
  • Designed and implemented electronic store, including multi-lingual support
  • Responsible for daily operations of the Netscape Communications and Commerce Server software
  • Author of the majority of scripts and software used in conjunction with the web server, including CGI and log processing
November, 1993 - January, 1995
System Support Engineer
Silicon Graphics, Inc.
2011 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 95135
  • Responsible for on-site support of hardware and software for customer systems
  • Primary responsibility was 350 Silicon Graphics systems of varying models at NASA Lewis Research Center
June, 1992 - November, 1993
Sr. Systems Engineer
RMS Technologies, Inc.
NASA Lewis Research Center
21000 Brookpark Road, MS 142-4
Cleveland, Ohio 44135
  • Member of the distributed file server team, responsible building and maintaining a heterogeneous system of DEC Ultrix, Sun Solaris and IBM AIX servers
  • Involved in the design and implementation of NASA Lewis' mass storage solutions
  • Senior member of the Unix desktop computing team
  • Principle engineer in moving NASA Lewis from Cnews to inn and in maintaining a common news reader configuration
  • Responsible for consolidation and management of floating software licenses
  • Maintainer of GNU software on the SGI platform
  • Member of the central Unix information service team tasked with evaluating and installing gopher, wais, WWW, and CSO
August, 1989 - June, 1992
Unix Systems Administrator
Dialogic Corporation
300 Littleton Road
Parsippany, New Jersey 07054
  • Installed and maintained a network of Unix System V/386 and Sun 3 computers, including hardware and software maintenance
  • Installed and maintained connectivity between Dialogic's New Jersey and New Zealand offices over modems and X.25
  • Wrote all Unix scripts needed by the Device Driver group for both production and internal use
  • Research, define, and implement an install process for all DOS, Unix, and OS/2 software packages
  • Installed and maintained Unix e-mail systems, and interfaced with the existing DOS e-mail system
  • Installed and maintained Unix Usenet news software
  • Defined and supervised software release procedures
  • Researched and installed software archive system
January, 1988 - May, 1989
Research Assistant
Department of Chemistry
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
  • Develop software for experimental equipment as the need arises
  • Adapt existing software to fit laboratory needs
  • Install and maintain computer equipment and interfaces
Programming Languages
Perl Python PHP JavaScript
Awk LISP C++ C
Bourne shell Misc. Assembler    
Hardware Systems
PC (Intel/AMD) Macintosh
Cisco Routers and Switches Foundry Routers and Switches
Operating Systems
Solaris 2.x SunOS 4.x IRIX 4.x, 5.x, 6.x Linux
UNIX System V VMS Windows NT/XP/7 OSX
Cisco IOS
Network Protocols
Infrastructure Applications
LDAP Sendmail Web Servers Splunk
Nagios Cacti Smokeping Ganglia
NeDi HP BTO Suite    
January, 1988 - August, 1989
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Computer Science Graduate Student
Data Communications Concentration
Work towards Master of Science
August, 1985 - December, 1987
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Computer Science Major
Microcomputer Systems Specialization
Received Bachelor of Science; December, 1987
August, 1983 - May, 1985
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309
Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Major
Additional Training
  • HP BTO training in OM, NNMi, UCMDB, BSM, SiteScope, and Service Manager
  • UCSC Extension's Project Management and Project Leadership
  • Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Various USENIX tutorials
  Cisco IS Outstanding Team Award
Eagle Scout
Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity
  Available on request
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