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Tom Mc

Tom McManus' impressive resume:

Summary of Qualifications:

•   Ansible, Git, Jenkins
•   MySQL/Mariadb
•   Web applications, Apache, Tomcat, Ruby, LAMP
•   Email servers Sendmail and Postfix
•   Experience scripting bash and maintaining perl scripts
•   Backup servers and workstations
•   NFS, Samba storage servers
•   DNS servers
•   OpenSSL for web sites and web services

Work Experience

Boston College
March 2015 – September 2021
Senior Systems Administrator
Expert Level Linux RHEL 6/7/8
Worked in CI/CD environment using Ansible, Git and Jenkins
Troubleshoot server problems using RCA (root cause analysis)
Desktop troubleshooting MAC OSX, Ubuntu and Windows 10
Knowledge of vSphere and upgrading/patching ESXi hosts
Knowledge of Infoblox DNS and bind
Deployed Ansible Zabbix 5.2 role and playbooks for QA and Prod
Deployed 3 node Oracle RAC environments on VMware for Dev, QA and Prod
Migrated MySQL and MariaDB Servers from 5.1 to the latest version
Worked with middleware team to deploy Symas OpenLDAP
Worked with Splunk and other logging tools for RCA, Security and Sudo privileges

Mass. General Hospital/Martinos Center
January 2014 – March 2015
System Manager
Built, updated and administered Dell GPU MRI research workstations
Compiled and deployed software applications from source and rpm packages
Patched workstations and setup NVidia drivers
Responded to help desk emails
Installed and managed backups
Worked with various LAMP applications
Responsible for monitoring security and system emails from cron and logwatch
Installed and tested Logwatch, Elasticsearch and Kibana
Led Martinos technical staff for the Partners ServiceNow ticketing system
Available after hours to work on urgent items

Dossia Services
January 2013 – January 2014
Linux Administrator
Built and administered Linux servers for dev, QA, staging and production environments
Deployed and supported Tomcat 6/7, Apache, Ruby, Oracle 11g, MySQL and Postfix applications
Patched management for all servers and applications including php, java, ruby and databases
Managed HP blades and HP P2000 G3 MSA Array Systems for VMware Linux servers
Managed Cisco ASA 5500 firewall/VPN and Alert Logic Intrusion Detection servers
Managed RSA SecureID server to control access and replace usernames on production servers
Implemented and managed Zmanda Enterprise Backup system
Implemented Nessus vulnerability scanner
Responsible for monitoring security and system logs
On call monitoring and troubleshooting duties

Boston Children's Hospital- ISD Operations
December 2006 – January 2013
System Manager
Primary Linux administrator for the Children’s Informatics group (CHIP)
Built and deployed Linux (RHEL and Ubuntu) virtual and physical servers
Deployed RHN satellite for building servers using kickstart and patching
Built infrastructure for healthmap.org based on Zend php, memcached and MySQL cluster
Built and managed a colocation data center for Dossia as a member of the Children's team
Configured all Linux servers for Veritas backup
Used VMware vCenter to create a Windows cluster (active/passive) for CyberArk password vault
Deployed a wide variety of web servers including lamp, wikis, mailman, postfix and ruby on rails
Used tools including Wireshark, Palo Alto and NetWitness to investigate potential breaches
Tested and implemented Log logic to replace multiple logging systems throughout the hospital
Configured server to manage logs for 300 servers, 20k desktops and over 14k mobile devices
Provided the data center Linux support for special projects such as deploying OpenNMS
Implemented Rapid7 vulnerability scanning
Rotating on call duties

Boston University - Dean of Students Office
February 2001 – January 2006
System Analyst
Deployed 35 information kiosks throughout the BU campus based on Linux Fedora 3
Built a Student Concerns Tracking System online database
Managed databases for Study Abroad Programs
Created weekly status reports on student surveys
Supervised 3 work-study students providing help desk support
Windows and Linux System Administrator of file and print servers
Provided desktop support for Windows XP and Mac OS computers

Independent Consultant
January 1996 – February 2001
Researched and wrote papers on future impact of rich media and ecommerce
Consultant for SG Cowen content management system
Integrated traffic data from various feeds into SQL databases for smartraveler.com
Setup and deployed Windows and Solaris servers
Managed extensive Lotus Notes email and databases
Systems migration for the mergers of Hill Holliday Interactive and Thunder House
Installed and trained consultants in Mexico City, Mexico on Lotus Notes email and databases
Provided technical support in Spanish for Lotus Notes to companies Latin America
Developed and deployed various Lotus Notes databases in various industries

Employee of the United States Federal Government
Department of Labor, New England Region

March 1983- January 1996
Claims Examiner promoted to Systems Analyst
Implemented new reporting system for the Office of Workers’ Compensation
Wrote mainframe programs in Cobol and JCL
Developed databases using dBase III, IV and FoxPro
Purchased, configured, deployed and train staff on new Windows NT LAN
Installed and maintained Lotus Notes databases
Migrated proprietary Harris mini computer programs to UNIX

Fluent in Spanish (resided in Spain for 8 years)

UMASS/Boston, Bachelor of Arts Degree

Selected Dept. of Labor New England Region Employee of the Year, 1994
The Labor Secretary’s Exceptional Achievement Award, presented by Sec. Robert Reich, 1995

Mentored International Students at Boston College to help with ESL
Coach of the KillaBytes softball team at Childrens Hospital
Boston Marathon finisher 2009 and 2011 ($20,000 raised for charity)
Falmouth Road Race finisher 2010 ($1000 raised for charity)
B.A.A. Distance Medley (5k, 10k Half Marathon) 2014, 8th place in age group