Baker Computer And Data LLC
System and Storage Administration
Matthew C. Baker
3630 Kacin Court
Richfield, WI 53076
A challenging opportunity using my systems and storage administration skills, and leadership skills, to
solve computer technology challenges.
Skilled Areas : Unix systems administrator and architect, data management (SAN, NAS, backups),
programmer, web developer, and technical writer & trainer.
OS Admin : Unix Flavors: AIX, Digital Unix/Tru64, HP/UX, IRIX, Linux (Redhat, Suse), Solaris (sparc &
x86) and OpenSolaris, SunOS (pre Solaris), Ultrix; Windows, and OpenVMS.
Storage : EMC (Symmetrix and Celerra), HDS, IBM (DS8X00, DS4X00, SVC), Netapp; SAN switches:
Brocade, Cisco, and McData.
Languages : C/C++, Expect (Tcl), Java, Perl, and Unix shells(Bourne, C, and Korn).
Major Apps : Apache, BIND/DNS, DBMS support (DB2, Oracle, and Sybase), Unix OS Performance
Tuning, Sendmail, and Veritas suite on unix and windows (Netbackup, VxVM, VxFS, VCS (RAC w/ CFS),
Hardware : DEC (Alpha, MIPS, VAX), HP, IBM (powerpc/pXXX, RS/6000), Intel, SGI, and Sun (x86 &
CONTRACT/EMPLOYMENT & EXPERIENCE:
2/2010-current Kohls, Menomonee Falls, WI (Baker Computer And Data LLC partnering with
Providing AIX installation and configuration work. (AIX on large frame P-series: p5, p6, p7)
8/2009-current (ongoing part-time limited hours support) Sysmex, Mundelein, IL (Baker Computer
And Data LLC)
Providing VCS consulting. (VCS on RedHat)
9/2008-12/2009 West Bend Mutual Ins. Co., West Bend, WI (Baker Computer and Data LLC
partnering with Octane LLC)
Engagement to migrate from old IBM AIX hardware to newer p570 IBM AIX hardware. New servers
needed security hardening, new tools, and a complex app migration that needed to be integrated (custom)
with HACMP. (AIX, HACMP, IBM p570 LPARs, IBM DS4800 Storage, TSM)
4/2008-6/2009 Artisan Partners, Milwaukee, WI (Baker Computer And Data LLC partnering with
Providing Solaris x86 consulting for database servers. (Solaris x86)
6/2008-7/2009 Regal Beloit, Wausau, WI (Baker Computer and Data LLC partnering with Maryville
Under contract to provide assistance with Solaris, Netbackup, and storage administration (Solaris and
8/2008-8/2008 Various Symantec/Veritas consulting jobs (Baker Computer and Data LLC partnering
with Symantec and Incisive Info)
One week onsite consulting jobs for Storage Foundation: upgrades, maintenance, research. Companies
included Children's Hospital of Cincinnati and Penske Trucking . (HP/UX, Windows Server, Veritas SF)
9/2007-7/2008 Staples Inc., Framingham, MA (Baker Computer and Data LLC partnering with
Symantec and Incisive Info)
Under contract to install, configure, and implement a global cluster for their B2B website. The cluster
includes: Websphere, Webmethods, DB2, Oracle, SRDF-S, and VCS Storage Foundation HA-DR 5.0 with
GCO. Contract extended to do another global cluster for Oracle on HP/UX and RedHat for Web functions.
(AIX, HP/UX, RedHat, VCS w/ GCO, EMC)
2/2007-9/2007 Manpower International, Milwaukee, WI (Baker Computer and Data LLC partnering
Under contract to provide SAN admin, AIX admin, and TSM support for a Datacenter Migration. (IBM SAN
800 storage with SVC, TSM, McData SAN switches, and AIX, Solaris, & Windows systems)
3/2006-3/2007 Snap-On, Kenosha, WI (Baker Computer and Data LLC partnering with Agilisys)
Under contract to provide Solaris system install and administration on new 25K systems, install and configure
VCS to manage zones within the domains, and Solaris x86 installation and support. (Sun (sparc, x86), VCS)
2/2006-3/2007 Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Milwaukee, WI (Baker Computer and Data LLC
partnering with Berbee)
Under contract to provide SAN and TSM support, along with AIX, Solaris, and Windows hosts migrations.
(IBM SAN 8300 storage with SVC, TSM, Cisco SAN switches, and AIX, Solaris, & Windows systems)
11/2005-3/2006 Fidelity Information Systems, Chicago, IL (Baker Computer and Data LLC
partnering with Capital Data)
Under contract to review the Netbackup configuration and provide relief with daily backup admin work.
5/2005-10/2005 USBank, Milwaukee, WI (Baker Computer and Data LLC partnering with Ajilon)
Under contract as the Unix DR server admin to load the OS (AIX, HP/UX, and Solaris), get HBA
connectivity, configure VCS, and do DR testing. (EMC, HP, IBM, Sun)
4/2003-5/2005 GE Medical, Milwaukee, WI
As a server and storage (NAS, Netbackup) architect, architected and installed the new backup systems in the
datacenters and remote sites, and also performed SunFire 15K migrations w/ VCS (using RAC and CFS).
(EMC, Netapp, StorageTek, Sun)
8/2000-4/2003 - Strong Capital Management, Milwaukee, WI
Arechitect, senior unix administrator, and SAN administrator managing Sun Enterprise computers for
financial applications (web, DBMS (Oracle & Sybase), applications). My specialized duties included
architect, VCS, EMC, and development tools. (EMC, Sun, Veritas: Netbackup, Veritas Cluster Server, and
2/1999-8/2000 - Ameritech, Milwaukee, WI
As a senior system administrator for an enterprise data center, I managed the implementation of numerous
VCS clusters and lead many large projects. (Sun and Veritas: Veritas Cluster Server, Volume Manager)
5/1998-2/1999 - Catalyst International, Brown Deer, WI
As a system administrator for customer setups, I installed the OS, configured the disk/volumes as required,
and installed the application. (AIX, HP/UX, Solaris, DG/UX, appropriate vendor volume managers)
5/1995-5/1998 - Digital Equipment Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO
On a team of systems administrators who provided platinum support for the NASDAQ's & MCI's nationwide
computers and routers. (DEC computers and routers)
8/1987-5/1995 - OAO Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO
Defense contractor in Colorado Springs. Notable position as the team lead for the National Test Facility,
managing over 500 desktops and 300 servers. (Cray, DEC, HP, Macs, PCs, SGI, SUN, VAX)
8/1982-5/1987 - United States Air Force: Minot AFB, ND & Hahn AB, West Germany
Avionics mainteance (ECM) on the B-52H, computer mainteance in Germany. (VAX & PDP 11)
2003: Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. Graduated with honors from American College of
Computer & Information Sciences, Birmingham, AL.
1992: Associate of Science degree in Computer Science. Graduated with highest honors from Colorado
Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO.
1991: Associate of Science degree in Electronic Engineering Technology. Graduated with highest honors
from Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO.