Craig Sharp
Sr. Cloud Services Engineer
  • Walled Lake,
  • Michigan,
  • United States of America
Member Since: 2002/10/16
Industry: Computer & IT
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Professional Background
Data Center Lead / Sr. Unix Engineer
January 2010 – Present
•      Sr. Unix Engineer for multiplatform Unix / Linux environment (100+ servers, Solaris, Linux)
•      Datacenter management including responsibility for power, HVAC, generator and network wiring
•      Developed new corporate standards and procedures for Unix system builds, patching, data center infrastructure, facilities emergencies
•      Design and implementation of complete SDLC system at infrastructure level
•      Change control board steering committee member
•      Implemented complete change control system incorporating system SDLC processes
•      Project manager for multiple high profile Unix implementations
•      Implemented Solaris zoning to consolidate infrastructure
•      Implemented Jumpstart and system imaging
•      Migrated multiple servers to virtualization (VMWare and Solaris 10 zones)
•      Implemented centralized logging via Solarwinds
•      System performance analysis and tuning
•      Automation scripting for system installation and configuration
•      Troubleshooting / Diagnosis of system issues
•      Design, implementation, data migration and support of EMC SAN on Solaris, Windows 2003/2008, Linux
•      Design, implementation and administration of Netbackup 6.5 solution including SSO and TAN on SL500 Library.
Firefighter / EMT-B
MIlford Fire Department
2004 – 2009
Sr. Unix Administrator
Detroit Public Schools
January 2009 – December 2009
•      Datacenter management, installations, and coordination
•      Administration of Sun servers (Solaris 8, 9 and 10)
•      Sun hardware installation and maintenance
•      Administration of multiple Unix environments including Linux (OpenSuse, Redhat AS4/5, CentOS) and Solaris 8, 9 and 10.
•      Design and implementation of new Unix solutions in both Linux and Solaris.
•      System performance analysis and tuning
•      3rd level support for all DPS Unix / Apple systems.
•      Automation scripting for system installation and configuration
•      Troubleshooting / Diagnosis of system issues
•      Configure and support SAN on Solaris
•      Installation and configuration of Apple XServe and Apple desktop hardware
•      Apple image design and creation
•      DPS technical lead for 3400 unit Apple computer implementation at 103 schools district wide.
•      Day to day technical lead for Apple infrastructure.
•      Project manager for Unix implementations
•      Designed, implemented and administrator of Netbackup V6.5 solution for the Datacenter
•      Proxy, Email, Backup, DNS and DHCP administrator
Sr. Unix Adminsitrator
Electronic Data Systems
May 2008 – October 2008
Sr. Unix Administrator on contract to EDS for support of GM / OnStar systems.

•      Administration of HP9000 series servers (RX, 76xx, Superdome)
•      Administration of multiple Unix environments including HPUX, Solaris 10
•      Design and implementation of new Unix solutions in HPUX.
•      HPUX System performance analysis and tuning
•      Project is a total replacement of current infrastructure.
•      3rd level support for all GM OnStar systems.
•      Automation scripting for system installation and configuration
•      Troubleshooting / Diagnosis of system issues
•      System launch support for all promote to production activities
•      Configure and support SAN on HPUX
•      Technical Documentation using Visio
Systems Engineer
Quicken Loans
February 2006 – February 2008
•      Administration of HP9000 series servers (RP, RX, K, Superdome)
•      Administration of multiple Unix environments including HPUX, Solaris 10, Linux (Redhat, Gentoo, CentOS)
•      Complete project management in multi-team environment for new implementations and system update/improvement
•      Design and implementation of new Unix solutions in HPUX and Linux
•      HPUX System performance analysis and tuning
•      DNS Administration
•      Supported over 3000 users on Superdome (primary production environment: HPUX)
•      Used Visio for technical documentation
Sr. Systems Administrator / Sr. Security Administrator
Roush Industries
September 1999 – February 2006
•      Administration of HP9000 series servers and workstations
•      Administration of IBM P-Series Servers (LPAR Mode)
•      Administration of multiple variants of Unix (Linux, Irix, HPUX, AIX)
•      Level 3 support for multiple areas (User, CAD/CAM, Analysis)
•      Administration of DNS
•      Design, development and implementation of new Unix solutions
•      Administration of SAN environment of ~40 Tb online storage (Network Appliance)
•      Assist WAN team in network design, setup and troubleshooting
•      Security administration including Firewalls, IDS, Virus mitigation, User accounts, etc.
•      Perform system post mortem analysis following virus attacks
•      Manage extranet accounts (Ford, DCX, GM)
•      Project manager
Applications Engineer
Carl Zeiss IMT
May 1996 – May 1999
•      Administration of HP9000 workstations (700 Series)
•      Training of users in HP Administration
•      Training of users on proprietary system software
•      Programming of measurement systems (contract)
•      Software development for test harnesses to be used on new software products
•      Script development
•      Testing of new software products
•      Implemented full networking for all Unix stations
•      Maintained Novell network
•      Maintained connectivity for remote locations
•      Performed help desk operations
•      Provided additional support for the Applications Engineering group
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Full Biography

•      Datacenter management including power, HVAC, generator and network wiring, layout, airflow distribution and balancing
•      Sr. Systems Engineer with expert skills in HP-UX, Linux, Solaris and other Unix flavors
•      Excellent skills in performance tuning, capacity planning, hardware / systems design, hardware repair and technical documentation
•      Project management / Team Lead for multiple high profile projects.
•      Knowledge of EMC Symmetrix and DMX as far as working with storage on HP-UX.
•      Knowledge of Hitachi and Netapp storage systems.
•      Outstanding interpersonal, team and communications skills.

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