John Woodard Datacenter / I.T. Project & Migration Manager /w PHP 252-267-6613 firstname.lastname@example.org www.packetsandbytes.com Background: Starting in my late teens I have over 20 years experience in the computer and networking field. Starting with BBS’s and token ring networks, I progressed to building and maintaining some of the largest web farms on the internet for some of the largest companies. I have managed Clients such as JOBS.com while they were still big, Foliofn, Cross Pen’s, and web infrastructure management for Nike, Colehann, and Liz Claiborne. I am a model self starter and motivator with over 99% of my success and knowledge coming from self education, drive, and working with other professionals. Although I am a great manager in almost any situation, my greatest success comes from having a detailed technical background in what I manage. By this technical knowledge, I better organize projects, participate in project design, avoid pitfalls, manage technical staff with greater success, and better translate technology issues to upper management. Although I have a break in my resume for IT based project management, I am still very up to date, I have been actively upgrading my knowledge, and I am very confident in my continued success. Experience Summary: 20+ 24x7 Network Migration Projects 14+ Years IPv4 Network Design Experience 10+ Corporate Network Migrations 7+ Years Novell and NT Domain Design 4 years Datacenter & NOC Experience 20+ Years Proven Self Education & Background 4 Years VLAN Networking Experience 20+ Years Project Management Experience 4 Years Web Farm Design and Management 20+ Projects Using BigIP Load Balancing 2+ Years 20+ Team Member IT Management 5+ Years with Multi-Site Corporate Networks I am very experienced in project management, staff management, client management, and outage management. I also excel at documenting processes and environments along with creating and improving outage and issue reporting processes using diagrams and web development utilizing PHP and MySQL. Education: This is my week point. I was 6 credits short of two associate’s degrees one in programming, and the other in networking before I stupidly paused. I will though pursue its completion in the near future. I possess two older Cisco networking certifications (CCNA and CCDA.), and I am aggressively pursuing my CCDP & CCNP upgrades. In addition I am also pursuing several Microsoft Server 2008 specialist certifications as well. Employment History: Current: www.PacketsAndBytes.com 10-21-09 – Current – Self Employed Packets and Bytes was one of my first steps in getting back into the IT business. It is a great site where I implement all of my latest programming skills and post all of my past network, project, design and management work. The web site includes custom session support, MySQL based access logging, dynamic menus, and database driven dynamic data using PHP and MySQL. It also includes sample web based visio diagrams of past John Woodard Datacenter / I.T. Project & Migration Manager /w PHP 252-267-6613 email@example.com www.packetsandbytes.com networks and environments managed, built, and designed via my prior project management positions. My prior management success over all others was due to my detailed knowledge of systems, networking, and applications. Being a technical manager allowed me to avoid pitfalls, keep projects focused, become a better translator of technology to higher management, and better define the true project goals and needs. This along with standard project management practices made me the best at what I do. Current: John J Woodard III Custom Homes: - Self Employed I am sure that this entry will make you wonder or stop reading all together, but don’t let it as it is a great example of my diversity and abilities to learn. Without ever managing home construction before, I went from my first home using minor assistance to building homes completely on my own in just three months and progressed to building the absolute best homes in just one year. Within one year I had almost mastered state and national building codes for footing and foundation construction, framing construction, and the hurricane extensions for 110mph wind zones. Through traditional project management techniques, I brought my homes in with great time and top quality, managing three to four homes at a time. By the end of my first year I was designing and drafting homes to state and national building codes. Built homes in some of the toughest inspection regions with minimal inspection items. Obtained my contractors license in my second year on my first attempt. This is a tough exam that most people fail their first several attempts. Built over 20 custom homes. VeriSign / Network Solutions: Project Manager February 2002 - October 2002 Supervisor John Kersse: VP Mass Markets Operations. WK: 703-890-2800 As PSINet went out of business one of my main managers, who is the contact for both positions, hired me to join him at his new location. The main project was to be the lead manager for the migration of all servers and infrastructure in their existing datacenter except the root servers, and a few internal corporate servers to a new datacenter in an adjacent town. John Woodard Datacenter / I.T. Project & Migration Manager /w PHP 252-267-6613 firstname.lastname@example.org www.packetsandbytes.com Well over 75 servers and devices in all were a part of the move. The services included their website generation service, their web mail service, and their domain registration service, along with many others. This job included overseeing a database migration team, a networking team, systems support engineers, and an IBM logistic team responsible for physical relocation. IBM was originally hired to perform the migration, but I was chosen over them. We had at maximum 20min outage for any given service, handled constant software updates during the entire project, and ended with complete success. Upon completion, I resigned for the reasons listed in my construction company resume entry. PSINet: Project Manager - July 2000 - February 2002 Supervisor John Kersse: Director Herndon Hosting Center. WK: 703-326-2813 Hired as a project manager who had never been in a datacenter before, I went from being the worst PM they ever had to the best in JUST one year surpassing six other PM’s. Major highlights include: Designing and managing small to large scale web farms. o Including IPv4 network design. o Vlan and load balancing design. o Project design and documentation Working with other datacenter members to improve DC and site level security design, documentation, and process standards I was promoted to a two man contract review team responsible for designing all PSINet web farms and approving all contracts sold by the sales department. My biggest achievement was when PSINet was consolidating datacenters as they were going out of business. Here I was tasked by John Kersse to design and implement a migration solution for all 24x7 sites in the closing datacenters of Los Angeles , Atlanta, and New York City. Since this operation was unknown in the company, I had to do the planning and design completely on my own. Once migrations became public and open meetings were held over 99% of my plan remained in tact. We migrated over 20 websites and farms with complete success with less then 20 minutes outage for any site. Stayed with PSINet to the end of their closing process. NetTek – Network & PC technician - Unk start – February 2000 John Almeter – Owner Norfolk, VA John Woodard Datacenter / I.T. Project & Migration Manager /w PHP 252-267-6613 email@example.com www.packetsandbytes.com Primary Duties: Run internal internet service, install, configure, and support customer networks, servers, and workstations in small to medium sized single and multiple site networks. Main products include Novel Netware, Windows NT, and Cisco routers and switches. Major achievements include growing a lot in supporting multiple clients, won employee of the month several times, was able to solo install my first multi-location Cisco network using NAT, Cisco firewall, & Netware 5. Coastal Training Technologies / NetTek - July 1996 - February 2000 Primary Duties: Diagnose and repair systems, servers, networks, and PBX phone punch downs in medium sized five building network. Major achievements include: taking lead in two mass outage situations where on two occasions lightning had damaged over 50% of our network infrastructure and over 25% of our systems; and managing a small set of subcontractors for the expansion into a new building. Learning a lot as this was a big position for me at the time, and included a lot of new responsibilities. If you’re still with me, I have the following. I have over 10 years experience alone in internal corporate networks. This includes Coastal Training Technologies, NetTek, and the Mitre Corporation a large 10k user multi building government think tank in Northern VA. You can find more background information on my website www.packetsandbytes.com including an example of a medium sized web farm I both designed and managed. Note that if I were to list all of my experiences you would run out of printer ink. Although I am only 41 I have been in this business since my late teens.