JOHN J. KAVANAGH

MCSE, CNE 

330.283.5360

 

7/02 – Present 

Systems Engineer, Jones Day

 

Function as a Systems Administration Engineer focusing on design, implementation and migration in varied applications and platforms:

·         Windows2000 design and implementation

·         Active Directory design, implementation and migration

·         Group Policy design: security, end-user and machine

·         SAN Imaging Technology

·         Vbscript and WMI script development for windows, system administration and automation

·         Performance monitoring and capacity planning for Lotus Notes

·         Software migration: upgrades, testing and education

·         Project Management design through implementation

Design, implement and document application driven Active Directory model. Manage WindowsNT and Windows2000 Servers and evaluation of Microsoft Operations Manager.  Serve as support engineer for system administrators, network operations and infrastructure groups.

12/97 – 2/02 

Technology Consultant, Allstate Insurance Company

 

Support, administration and migration of multi-platform environment:

  • 450+ SMS, SNA, IIS, Proxy, SQL and Microsoft Exchange servers
  • Completed migration from mixed OS environment to new NT network
  • Designed and tested CA-Unicenter for monitoring, analysis and problem resolution for all server and infrastructure components
  • Successfully implemented infrastructure for large internet initiative
  • Participated in the enterprise Active Directory migration
  • Lead team in planning and implementation of new Storage Area Network (SAN)

Functioned as the technical lead for implementation of a variety of enterprise wide initiatives. Managed workflow and lead a team of nineteen technicians. 

8/96 – 11/97

Senior Network Administrator, McDonald & Company Securities, Inc.

 

Served as Senior Network Administrator focusing on design, migration and implementation:

·         Designed, planned and implemented Microsoft Exchange migration for all field sites. 

·         Managed PC based network resources including Windows NT and Novell and assisted with UNIX (AIX, Solaris and SCO) networks. 

·         Lotus Notes system administration, installation and support.

·         Developed, drafted and documented security considerations and design of new Internet connection. 

·         Documented and prototyped Intranet and Internet services for NNTP, HTTP, SMTP and FTP services.

11/95 – 8/96 

Network Consultant, D. P. A. I. 

 

Responsible for the design, implementation and support of local and wide area (LAN/WAN) networks including physical layer and NOS.  Supported existing client base.

5/94 – 11/95

Server Group Technician, McDonald & Company Securities, Inc.

 

Responsible for all server class operations:

·         Completed maintenance, repair, and performance evaluations and upgrades for Windows, Novell and various UNIX platforms including Compaq servers & IBM RS6000. 

·         Responsible for data sharing (file transfers and NFS) between mainframe and servers as well as desktop stations and connectivity with mainframe via TN3270 through protocol converters, telnet and TN3270 emulation over TCP/IP.

·         Member of Network Redesign Committee, Desktop Committee and the Networking Task Force. 

·         Served as a Windows 95 Beta Tester. 

·         Technical member of CSS Staff, helping to develop client server replacement for the mission-critical application that was currently running on a Tandem. 

7/93 – 4/94 

Technical Support Specialist, McDonald & Company Securities, Inc.

 

Maintained, repaired and upgraded automation equipment.  Planned, budgeted and organized software.  Managed network projects.  Maintained network consisting of several protocols (IPX, TCP/IP, UUCP and X.25).  Utilized Ethernet (10baseT) IPX to IP using LAN workgroup & IRMA 3270 software access Mainframe (Tandem).  Supported a workforce of 600 local employees and 30 branch offices.

2/91 – 7/93

Data Quality Analyst, U.S. Bankruptcy Court

 

Managed and maintained the court’s hardware and software including PC and mainframe equipment and software.  Audited and corrected entries made in the Bankruptcy Court’s reporting system. Initiated, managed and coordinated special projects with additional offices in the district.  Accountable for UNIX shell, SQL, and database programming.  Served Novell Network Administrator and assisted with TCP/IP Ethernet networking.

5/90 – 11/90 

Manager, Technical Department, Automotive Computer Enterprises

1/83 – 1/90 

United States Marine Corps

 

Computer and affiliated duties.  Worked with various hardware and software platforms.  Maintained various hardware types, from IBM AS400 units to stand‑alone desktop computers.  Tested, evaluated and contributed to the on‑going mobile computer network.  Client Server and COBOL program modification in a 3270 environment.  Local database application development using dBASE III+, Informix and ORACLE.  Personnel and Administration.  Served in operations during conflicts in Grenada and Beirut.

 

 

 

CERTIFICATIONS:

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)

Certified Novell Engineer (CNE)

Zenith Desktop Series Technician

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:

Zenith/Honeywell Technician Training (112 Hours) {Hardware & Software Repair}

Noncommissioned Officer Course (6 weeks) [USMC] {Leadership} MCB, Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan

ALR (Advanced Logic Research) Service Training {Micro Computer Repair} Irvine, CA

Novell Netware Engineer Training Certification {Installation, Design and Maintenance} Cleveland, OH

Facilitative Leadership, Allstate Insurance Company

Leveraging Diversity, Allstate Insurance Company

Four Roles of Leadership, Allstate Insurance Company