Resume

George E. Law
106 Autumn Way, Liberty, SC 29657 * Cell: 864-419-4081 * George@GeoLaw.com

Education:

  • SUNY College at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
  • August 1988 to May 1991
    Bachelor of Science – Information Systems Management

Experience:

Charter Communications – Simpsonville, SC
June 2013 to Present
System Administrator I:

  • Redhat Linux System Administration – Redhat kickstart installs on both physical and virtual (VMware) servers, server maintenance, patching, troubleshooting.
  • Solaris System Administration – new server installs (zones), server maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Datacenter activities – racked new hardware (HP DL380, DL580, BL460), ensure proper cabling specs to corporate standards. fibre runs.
  • VMware Vcenter – building and configurating new virtual machines. Managed VMware VCM for server and compliance reporting.
  • Processing incoming BMC Remedy support requests and ensure timely responses.

Windstream/Tek Systems – Greenville, SC

February 2012 to June 2012
IT Analyst – Applications Operations:

  • Troubleshoot web applications issues on Apache httpd, JBOSS, and Web Logic application servers running on Solaris and Redhat Linux servers.
  • SSL Certificate management. Generated SSL CSR and installed SSL certificates into JBOSS and Tomcat.
  • Apache httpd, JBOSS, and Web Logic code deployments
  • Shell scripting to automate system tasks.

Servosity – Greenville, SC
November 2009 to February 2012
Web Developer/Linux System Administrator:

  • System Administration of Servosity servers running Centos 5.x.  NFS Tuning of Linux file servers.  Apache httpd and Tomcat application administration.
  • MySQL Database administration – Install and administer MySQL (4.x, 5.x) databases. Database schema design and tuning. Database backups, recovery, and        conversion.
  • System monitoring and security. Wrote various shell scripts to monitor system services and trigger email and pager notifications.
  • Maintain 24/7/365 on-call coverage
  • PHP Web development – developed websites using PHP with the Smarty template engine.  Created custom Word Press websites including custom templates.
  • Server Virtualization using VMware ESXi server – virtualized several hard dedicated servers using ESXi, reducing over all datacenter footprint and costs.

View Digital Media, LLC – Central, South Carolina
February 2008 to November 2009
Developer/System Administrator

  • Web server management (RHEL/CENTOS). Managed Apache httpd for approximately 300 partner websites. Maintained mod_security filters to block various cross-site scripting attacks.
  • Used cPanel/WHM for server management.
  • MySQL Database administration – Install and administer MySQL (4.x, 5.x) databases. Database schema design and tuning. Database backups, recovery, and conversion.
  • Managed 300 DNS zones using BIND9.
  • System monitoring and security. Wrote various shell scripts to monitor system services and trigger email and pager notifications. Used ConfigServer Security and Firewall scripts to aid in server security.
  • Maintain 24/7/365 on-call coverage
  • Setup and management of Adobe Flash Media Server 2.
  • Joomla 1.0 & 1.5 Development

Champion Communications, Inc – Greenville, South Carolina
February 2012 to June 2012
Web Developer/Linux System Administrator:

  • Managed Champion’s web servers running RHEL 4. Managed Apache httpd for approximately 300 partner websites. Maintained mod_security filters to block various cross-site scripting attacks.
  • Used cPanel/WHM for server management.
  • MySQL Database administration – Install and administer MySQL (4.x, 5.x) databases. Database schema design and tuning. Database backups, recovery, and conversion.
  • Managed 300 DNS zones using BIND9.
  • Maintain 24/7/365 on-call coverage
  • Setup and management of Adobe Flash Media Server 2.
  • Developed customer websites using PHP/MySQL/Joomla. http://SpurrierHBC.com, http://TommyBowdenShow.com
  • Updated/Improved Champion’s “E-mercial” video email broadcasting services.

Nuvio Corporation – Overland Park, Kansas
January 2007 to April 2007
Linux System Administrator:

  • Monitored VoIP auto-provisioning server running Apache httpd.
  • Maintain 24/7/365 on-call coverage Perl/PHP Development:
  • Designed and developed Nuvio?s VoIP order form and process. Developed using PHP/AJAX.
  • Developed scripts using PHP/Perl/MySQL to modify existing ionosphere VoIP devices/accounts to be transferred to Nuvio’s VoIP service.

Ionosphere, Inc – Greenville, South Carolina
June 2004 to December 2006
Web Developer/Linux System Administrator:

  • Installation and configuration of Suse Linux OS. Configuration of Apache, MySQL, NFS, Postfix, SAMBA and other system services.
  • MySQL Database administration. Install and administer MySQL (4.x, 5.x) databases. Database schema design and tuning. Database backups, recovery, and conversion.
  • System monitoring and security. Wrote various shell scripts to monitor system services and trigger email and pager notifications.
  • Designed and developed a customer facing web portal for the VoIP phone customers to manage their phone services using Perl & MySQL.
  • Designed and developed a “private label” business to business portal for wholesale partners to manage their VoIP customers and services using JavaScript, Perl, PHP,MySQL.
  • Maintain customer and reseller documentation for the Ionosphere VoIP product.
  • Customer and Technical support.
  • In addition to the work on the VoIP product, I have also worked on developing a web based administration tool for managing a Nextone soft switch used for the international wholesale termination product. This involved writing a web interface, using Perl, PHP, and MySQL, to manage the database and production of XML configuration files used in the day to day changes in the wholesale long distance product. This system also included automating the importing of raw data and web based reporting system.

International Plastics, Inc – Greenville, South Carolina
March 2004 to June 2004
IT Support:

  • Linux System Administration – installation and configuration of (Red Hat) Fedora Core 1 Linux on x86 based PCs to be used as internet email servers.
  • PHP/Unix Shell Scripting. Created a web based anti-spam/anti-virus configuration tool to control bogofilter, clamav, procmail, sendmail, and spamassassin
  • PC Support – Windows 98 support and troubleshooting.

Software Workshop, Inc – Baldwinsville, NY
July 1997 to August 2003
Web Developer/Linux System Administrator:

  • Managed day to day operations of 10 Red Hat Linux (5.x, 6.x, 7.x) and 2 Sun Solaris (2.5.1) servers. Developed system monitoring scripts in csh and bash to monitor CPU usage, memory, process count and conducted performance tuning as necessary.
  • Developed disaster and crash recovery plans. Automated nightly tape backups.
  • Performed Red Hat Linux OS installs and upgrades. Maintain system updates with RPM and up2date utilities. Troubleshot hardware/software issues and maintained system configuration.
  • Enabled Linux/Solaris/Microsoft file system mounts and sharing using AMD Automounter, NFS, and Samba.
  • Installed and configured Apache httpd and Tomcat. Tomcat user authorization authenticated using JDBC and MySQL. Developed a control panel Perl script to enable Tomcat servlet/jsp support for websites including server.xml and MySQL database entries. Monitored apache performance to ensure optimum performance and scalability.
  • Managed 1200 DNS zones using BIND9.
  • Installed SMTP/POP3 services using Sendmail and Qpopper. Sendmail configuration included domain based anti-spam rules and pop before smtp authentication. Developed monitor scripts to perform SMTP and POP3 session using Perl and expect to verify email operation.
  • Compilation and configuration of WU-FTPD including chroot ftp access and virtual FTP.
  • Built and configured MRTG to monitor bandwidth usage and aid in bandwidth capacity planning.
  • Set up MySQL database server software. Shell scripting to add/delete/manage databases and database users. Database performance testing and monitoring.
  • Maintain System Security. Wrote shell scripts to monitor syslog for unusual activity such as failed logins, website scans, DDoS attacks, and SPAM floods. Used chkrootkit to monitor for unauthorized root access.
  • Designed web sites and client/server Internet applications using Perl/PHP and MySQL.
  • Developed web based control panel for web site management in Perl.

Activities:

  • I am the coordinator of an online support group for parents of children suffering from Lissencephaly, a rare brain disorder.

Affiliations:

  • Member of the Upstate Carolina Linux Users Group

Computer Skills:

  • Operating Systems
    • Apple Mac OSX
    • Microsoft Windows 3.1/9x/2000/XP/Vist/Windows 7
    • Novell Suse Linux (SLES 9, Suse 9.3, OpenSuse 10)
    • Red Hat Linux (5.x, 6.x, 7.x, Fedora Core 1,RHEL/CENTOS 4.x, 5.x)
  • Programming Languages:
    • HTML
    • JavaScript
    • Perl
    • PHP
    • SQL
    • Unix Shell (csh, bash)

References:

    • Available upon request