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William McDonald

3440 Summit Drive

San Francisco, CA 34348
(898) 893-2743

OBJECTIVE Senior Network Administrator with 14+ years of experience seeking part time
position in the San Francisco Area

TECHNICAL Hardware HP blade servers, Compaq/HP server setups and updates, fiber
SKILLS channel switches, storage array configurations, data recovery from
viruses and physically damaged media, workstation builds and

repairs, disaster recovery plans, laptop repair and configuration,
printer repair, network backup devices, AT&T Definity PBX and
voice mail system, power allocation, data center design, router
configurations, ethernet switch configuration & optimization,
firewall configuration

Networking TCP/IP, LAN/WAN, T1, T3, fiber channel

Operating VMware ESX Server, Windows NT X.XX, Windows 2000,
Systems Windows 2003, Redhat Linux
Microsoft Windows 95, 98, XP and Vista, Dos X.XX, Cluster Server,
Products Remote Access Service, Internet Information Server, Front Page,
WINS, DHCP Server, Domain Name Server, Exchange Server,
SQL Server, Proxy Server, Outlook, Office Professional, Terminal

Server, Visio

Other Sitescope, Nagios, Webtrends Enterprise Reporting Server, Media

Products House Live Stats, Wire Shark(Ethereal), Arcserve, Live Vault

Real-time Backup, Backup Exec, PC Anywhere, VNC, Net IQ,

Ghost, Norton Antivirus, A La Mode WinTotal, Isocor N-Plex
mail server, MDaemon Mail server, Compaq Insight Manager

PROFESSIONAL Extreme Technology Systems, San Francisco, CA

EXPERIENCE Senior Network Administrator, 2003 – Present

 Responsible for routine backups, new server deployment, SAN

management and maintenance, MS SQL Server administration, server
performance/uptime monitoring, power monitoring and allocation, and

failed hardware replacement

 Migrated data centers and converted physical servers to virtual servers
using VMware and HP blade servers, resulting in a reduction of rack and
power usage, decreased downtime during maintenance and upgrades, and
improved management and monitoring tools
 Consolidated 50 racks down to 5 racks, cutting down ongoing data center
costs by 75%
 Completed blade server installs, VMware installs, physical to virtual
server conversion and SAN (HP EVA) installation/configuration
NextGen Systems Corporation, San Francisco, CA
Senior Network Engineer, 1998 – 2003
 Conducted extensive product research and produced recommendations on
new hardware and software investments
 Automated day to day tasks being performed by NOC Engineers, enabling
a night shift staff reduction
 Designed variously sized client virtual data centers, maintained client
traffic reports, and deployed client websites
 Created a disaster recovery plan and a diagram of back up servers,
ensuring adequate procedures and resources were in place to mitigate
down time
 Responsibilities included monitoring and patching security holes, set up

of MTI SAN, Windows NT and 2000 performance tuning, set up and
maintenance of Cisco switches
 Automated Webtrends log collection with a sniffer device, eliminating the
need for local webserver logs

Financial Solutions Ltd., San Francisco, CA
Senior Network Administrator, 1996 – 1998
 Responsible for network administration of 20 remote offices and

corporate headquarters, including 50 servers
 Maintained AT&T PBX, Lotus Notes and MS Exchange servers;
supported Bay Networks Switches and Routers
 Automated network setup for training classes supporting up to 50 people
 Set up WAN monitoring system and optimized LAN/WAN traffic

Custom Computer Solutions, San Francisco, CA

Senior Field Technician, 1993 –1996
 Set up numerous Netware and Windows networks for small/medium sized

businesses with up to 50 users

 Provided diagnosis to clients with difficult to resolve issues through
remote access via SSH and log file examinations

Tech Market Inc., San Diego, CA

Technician, 1990 – 1993
 Repaired printers, computers, electronics; responsible for setting up and

maintaining Novell 3.12 network


CCNA, Cisco Certified Network Associate, 1999

 MCSE, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, 1998

EDUCATION Arizona State University, Tucson, AZ

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, 1990
 Minor in Electrical Engineering
 President of Delta T au Delta Fraternity, 1989 – 1990

CONTINUED San Francisco College of Technology

EDUATION Electronics and Computer Repair, 2006
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