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					Darin Blanchard
1105 NE 180th St, Shoreline, WA 98155 | Phone: 206-613-9564 | Email: dtb@206Photography.com


SUMMARY
        System Administrator with 9+ years UNIX experience (Sun OS, HP-UX, Linux)
        3+ years experience with Windows NT/2000/XP
        9+ years experience shell (ksh) scripting
        3+ years SQL experience (Oracle 9i, 10g)
        Supporting skills: Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Visio,
         etc.); NetBackup; sed/awk/nawk; vi; Toad; Putty; TCP/IP; HTML; XML; Remedy trouble
         ticket application; CVS revision control software; IBM Rational Unified Process (RUP)
         Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) methodology


EXPERIENCE
T-Mobile USA                                                        Jun 2008 to present
Systems Administrator for UNIX Billing                                      Bothell, WA
    Provide 24x7 support and participate in on-call rotation
    Monitor/analyze system health, disk space, and processes for over 340 production, test
       and development servers
    Troubleshoot system problems
    Install system patches, upgrades, printers and disk arrays
    Create/delete/modify user profiles and accounts
    Write ksh scripts to automate jobs
    Build, install and maintain UNIX servers/desktops

T-Mobile USA                                                             Jan 2007 to Jun 2008
Business Analyst/Liaison for Application Planning and Direction                  Bellevue, WA
    Project manager
    Provide end-to-end (E2E) support of IT projects
    Prepare use cases for IT projects
    Act as liaison between business/project groups and IT
    Act as single point of contact on IT projects for document distribution and signoff
    Provide technical analysis during project lifecycle
    Provide solutions to technical problems & provide answers to both technical and non-
       technical audiences
    Attend all project meetings E2E and document and track IT project activities

Verizon Wireless                                                                  Sep 2003 to Jan 2007
Software Engineer Mediation Operations                                                   Bellevue, WA

        Provide 24x7 support and participate in on-call rotation
        Monitor/analyze system health, disk space and processes for 32 UNIX (Sun OS) servers
         and gateways
        Responsible for ensuring timely and accurate processing and delivery of voice and IP
         data records to billing departments
        Backup/restore data from systems using NetBackup
        Analyze/format/repair ascii and binary data
        Write ksh scripts to automate jobs and perform tasks
        Perform database queries, inserts and updates using SQL (Oracle 9i/10g)
        Create and file change controls
        Create and track tickets via Remedy trouble ticket system
        Update/propagate files/configurations via CVS revision control system
U.S. Navy                                                              Apr 1999 to Jul 2002
UNIX/NT Systems Administrator                                          USS Carl Vinson

      Provide 24x7 support and participate in on-call rotation
      Monitor/analyze system health
      Disk space and processes
      Install system patches, upgrades, printers and disk arrays
      Create/delete/modify user profiles and accounts
      Write ksh scripts to automate jobs
      Perform system backups/restorations using Veritas
      Create/update HTML pages for ship's intranet site
      PC support technician (NT 4.0)



EDUCATION
Associate of Arts and Sciences, Community College of the Air Force, Jul 2007
Associate of Arts and Sciences, Pierce College, Tacoma, WA, Dec 2005


PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
HP-UX System Administration I, HP, Jul 2008
Oracle 10g, Oracle Training, Nov 2006
Information Systems Administrator, U.S. Navy, Jun 2001
Information Systems Technician, U.S. Navy, Aug 1999


REFERENCES
Gemma Vano, Manager, Business Liaison Group at T-Mobile USA, Bellevue, WA
Ph: 404-547-1707, email: Gemma.Vano@T-Mobile.com

Alex Quante, Technician-Systems at Verizon Wireless, Bellevue, WA
Ph: 206-200-8183, email: Alex.Quante@VerizonWireless.com

Bradly Jensen, Lead Software Engineer at Verizon Wireless, Bellevue, WA
Ph: 425-681-6380, email: Brad.Jensen@VerizonWireless.com

				
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