Adam Kellogg

Founder of Taomerle Publishing Association

Summary

I have worked as a System and Desktop Administrator for over 14 years. I have worked with Microsoft and
Unix/Linux systems and networks.

Specialties: C+/C++, Cisco Routers/Switches, Cisco PIX, TCP/IP, HTML, ISS Real Secure, Linux, Microsoft
IIS, MySQL, Network Security, Perl, UNIX Solaris, Windows 95/98, Internet Security, Web Server
Administration, Java Scripting, Shell Scrip, DNS, DHCP, FTP, NFS, PHP, Python, XML/XHTML, Active
Directory, Networking, LDAP, VMware, Windows Sever 2003, Exchanger Server 2003, SSL VPN, MacAfee/
Symantec, Penetration Testing. Introscope, Websphere, Web Logic

Experience

President at Taomerle Publishing Association
January 2014 – Present

UNIX Server Administrator (consultant) at MDI Group
March 2015 – Present

  • Learn the UNIX hardware and software environments, inventory current state of servers and assess
    administrative risks, develop written procedural documentation, administer the servers and analyze for
    improvements.
  • Create a stable, responsive and reliable platform for the business critical software applications currently
    running on the UNIX systems.
  • Install and configure new Unix systems in replacement of aging hardware.
  • Migrate applications and databases from old hardware environment to new environment.
  • Trouble shooting, research, and analysis of hardware and application deficiencies and issues.
  • Identified activities include but are not limited to:
    • Backup / Restore
    • Identification of hardware issues
    • Establish process for identification and remediation of hardware issues
    • Establish redundant systems for failover and document test and implement failover procedures
    • Identify system risks over time and establish processes for notification and warnings when various systems
      thresholds are approaching
    • Capacity planning
    • Maintenance of patch levels

Service Avalability Manager at Safeway
July 2012 – January 2015 (2 years 7 months)

  • Responsible for monitoring and operating Midrange platforms.
  • Ensure all Service Level commitments and processing deadlines are met.
  • Ensure system availability for Business Services through contestant proactive system monitoring.
  • Assist in the performance of system administration, including file restores, account management, security
    management, database re-orgs, DNS updates, etc. at the direction and supervision of system and Database
    Administrators.
  • Perform first level problem diagnostics, identification and resolution; execute Incident Management,
    escalation and notification procedures.
  • Assist in training and development of operators.
  • Drive the Technical Service Restoration effort for any service availability issues.
  • Accountable for the review and approval of all environmental changes that could impact service delivery to
    ensure operational readiness and supportability.
  • Respond proactively to any negative service health trends by engaging the appropriate technical and
    business resources.
  • Potential to provide that Monitoring driven Service Maps are accurately maintained, well tuned, and
    integrated.
  • Create Service Management Reports, Daily Operational Health Statistics, and other ad-hoc reports as
    necessary.
  • Perform environment and system health checks to validate stability of the environment and react
    accordingly.
  • Accountable for ensuring that problem identification and remediation efforts are appropriately documented,
    effectively prioritized and driven to resolution.
  • Develop and enhance cooperative interdepartmental and vendor relationships and communications.
  • Review Support Turnover Requirements and Run Books to ensure knowledge transfer is documented
    properly.
  • Responsible for the Creation and Authoring of Knowledge Articles for both new and existing technologies
    in line with standard Knowledge Management requirements.
  • Maintain current knowledge of industry trends and potential impact on the Data Center.

Sr. Network Administrator at United States Army Reserve
September 2008 – February 2012 (3 years 6 months)

  • Conducted organizational maintenance of 60 non-tactical and tactical computer systems
  • Fielded Force XXI Digital War fighting systems worth over five million dollars
  • Train Tactical Operation Center (TOC) Staff to proficiency on automation equipment and capabilities in a
    combat environment
  • Maintained User Accounts in an Active Directory environment
  • Established Information network with VOIP email and file/printer sharing
  • Installed and maintained network security system
  • Maintained Unit security patch compliance on servers and user systems
  • Maintained server and end-user system security
  • Installed and maintained software and hardware on information systems
  • Assigned and maintained user and group permissions and disk quotas
  • Maintain mirror drives and Disk Image backup
  • Solved problems concerning network issues
  • Wrote user manual for end user
  • Supervise 6 Junior LAN Managers

System Administrator at Newberry Group
March 2009 – December 2010 (1 year 10 months)

  • Installed and maintained network security system
  • Maintain IAVA compliance on server systems
  • Update VMS documentation of Systems and assets.
  • Build Server systems to customer specifications
  • Troubleshoot and repair software and hardware issues
  • Project Lead for Telephone Switch. (June 2009 – January 2010)
    • 2 Red Hat Enterprise Server
    • 1 Solaris 9 Server
  • Alternate Project Lead for Infrastructure (March 2009 – August 2009)
  • Project Lead for Infrastructure (August 2009- January 2010)
    • 18 Windows Servers
    • 10 Solaris 8/9 Servers
    • 4 HP 11 Servers
    • 3 Red Hat Enterprise Server
    • 3 ESX servers
  • Project Asset for NCES (March 2009 – Current)
    • 64 Red Hat Enterprise Server
  • Project Asset for Information Assurance (June 2009 – December 2009)
  • Alternate Project Lead for Information Assurance (December 2009 – January 2010)
    • 10 NICSUN network devices
    • 20 Windows Servers
    • 4 Windows Laptops
    • 1 Redhat Enterprise Linux Server ( FTP)
  • Mid Shift rotation (February 2010 – May 2010)

Network Sr. Professional at Computer Sciences Corporation
September 2008 – December 2008 (4 months)

  • Analyze voice/data network needs and assisted in complex architectural design, integration, and installation
    to ensure effective customer network architecture.
  • Evaluate, test, and document current network technology base line for both hardware and software to
    determine networking needs.
  • Develop technical standards and interface applications.
  • Evaluate new products and provides network problem resolutions to crate and maintain optimal network
    solutions.
  • Serve as technical resource across functional teams to ensure consistent knowledge of network architectures.
  • Maintain SOA management systems
  • On-board SOA services into Aqualogic service bus, Monitor and manage SOA Services using Amberpoin.

Instructor Writer at US Army
July 2005 – September 2008 (3 years 3 months)

  • Trained over 1200 soldiers to perform the digital portion of the war-fighting mission with a 97% pass rate
  • Train students with realistic Force XXI scenarios to promote confidence in their abilities
  • Ensured four digital command posts were ready for over 120 students daily
  • Assisted in the relocation of over two million dollars worth of training equipment with no loss or damage
  • Maintained accountability of two classrooms with 66 computer systems and sensitive items
  • Developed new lesson plans and tests for use in training soldiers

Sr. Lan Manager at US Army
October 2001 – June 2005 (3 years 9 months)

  • Conducted organizational maintenance of 60 non-tactical and tactical computer systems
  • Fielded Force XXI Digital War fighting systems worth over five million dollars
  • Train Tactical Operation Center (TOC) Staff to proficiency on automation equipment and capabilities in a
    combat environment
  • Maintained User Accounts in an Active Directory environment
  • Established Information network with VOIP email and file/printer sharing
  • Established and maintained two internet caf├ęs with 64 computer systems of soldier moral
  • Established and maintained Unit Web presence of 1st Squadron 7th Cavalry Regiment.

Web Coordinator at Troy University
June 2000 – April 2001 (11 months)

  • Established an Internet presence for the South East Alabama Learning Network
  • Developed new server systems for undergraduate distance learning for Troy University
  • Tested and implemented new distance learning lesson delivery methods
  • Maintained Scheduling of two Video Teleconferencing Classrooms
  • Established and maintained one streaming media server
  • Established and maintained two Blackboard course ware servers
  • Trained Instructors and staff of Troy University in the use of Blackboard course ware server.

Network Security Manager at US Army
August 1997 – June 1999 (1 year 11 months)

  • Tested Network for security vulnerabilities
  • Established and maintained network monitoring systems using ISS Real Secure
  • Installed and maintained software and hardware on end user systems.
  • Wrote User Manuals for end user
  • Maintained six computer systems and networked printers in a Top Secret Classified environment

Education

University of Phoenix
Information Systems technology/Network Security, IT, 2011 – 2014

Devry University
Simulation Programming, Information Systems, 2005 – 2007

Troy University
2000 – 2001