Thomas W. Weeks
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Email: tweeks-jobs-at-theweeks.org

Bio: Tom's Bio

Updated February - 2013
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Professional Objective:

Seeking a Senior Technical or Technical Manager position that can take advantage of my skill set and experience while allowing me to continue to increase my professional expertise. Enjoy working in the areas of Internet/IT, Security, Server/Networking, Training/Education, Documentation/Authoring and Open Systems Technical Management.

Professional Overview:

Is an experienced System Administrator/Electrical Engineer with 15+ years of experience in both Windows/Linux professional IT realms. As an accomplished author, lecturer, trainer, technical manager/executive liaison, is a natural leader within technical groups, and enjoy functioning as an interface between engineers and business groups. I posses a passion for the technology that I've mastered, a love of showing others how to properly apply it, and the abilities to harness all of these to solve real world problems in new and creative ways.


Published Papers, Lectures & Books:


Education:

            Texas A&M University

Graduated from Texas A&M w/Electrical Engineering Technology / Telecom BS degree. Telecom portion covers: u-Wave Links, LAN, WAN, TCP/IP, Bridging, Routing, Protocol Programming, Cellular/PCS/GSM Networks, Leased Lines, VSAT, SMDS, ATM, Frame Relay, ISDN, FDDI, Optics, T1, DS3, OC-n, etc.

            Thames Valley State Technical College

Graduated in class of 90 with an Associates Degree of EET.

            IT Industry Training & Certifications


Experience:

Rackspace: 1999 to Present

    Rackspace Positions Held:

    Rackspace Inventions, Special Projects and Skills:

   Other skills attained while at Rackspace:

Hardware:

RAID-10 & RAID-50, Burn In Testing & Fault Replication, Firewall Scripting, Dual-Homing/NAT Routing, Hybrid Disk-to-Disk Backup Solutions, Hardware Root Cause Analysis

Networking/Security:

Port scan Detection & Blocking, Intrusion Detection, Packet Level Attacks, Security Audits, IP-Chains/Tables Cracker-Forensics & Post-Crack Lock downs,

Technology:

SSL/X509, ssh/scp, SMTP-Auth, Linux/UN*X Command & Control (c-line, kernel tweaks, process, networking, etc), UN*X Daemon Control (nice, resource throttling, task prioritizing), Highly Customized cron jobs, Windows/Linux Interoperability (LPR, SMB/SAMBA, etc.), Automating OS-Installs

Professional:

ITIL, Six-Sigma/Lean, Root Cause Analysis & Problem Solving Theory, Personnel Management, Time Management, Project Management, R&D/Cost Analysis, Staffing Issues, Communication Skills, Employee Effort Recognition/Motivation.



            Brooks-AFB IT Contractor:                          1996 - 1999
            (for CSC, GTE, & General Dynamics)

Key technological experience attained while in TIC position(Brooks-AFB):

I=Implemented T=Tested R=Researched

Networking

Admin/Servers

Integration

Net-Media 
10/100BxI, DS0/DS1/T1I, FDDIT, TTY/RS-232I

Operating Systemsall I
Sun-OS, Solaris, Linux, HP-UX, WinNT4

Migrationsall I
UNIX/Win95->NT, 
NT-Domain->NT-Domain, NFS->CIFS

LAN Based Protocols
TCP/IPI, UDPI, RIPI, ATMI, DNSI, NIS+T, WINSI, NetBIOS/BEUII, IPX-BridgeT

Storageall I
NAS Backup/Restores, Soft/Hard RAID 0,1,5

SMS Server->Winn9x Pushesall I
Net-Centric NortonAV, MS-Office, Outlook98, Y2K Patches, IP Stack Patches

Security
DOS AttkT, Port ScanningT, System FingerprintingT, CRACK/SATAN/SAINTT/R/R, Back-DooringT, Host HardeningI, Physical SecurityT, Securing HardwareI, TCP WrappersI, TripwireR

Server Appsall I
Exchange, SMS/SQL, NortonAV Enterprise, Net/Web-XRay

Projectsall I
Web-Email, DMS, 96 Line Modem Bank, MAN-Wide AV Solution, Software Auditing, User Tracking,...

Net/Info-Sec Protocols
KerberosR, PGPR, SSLI, VPN/PPTPI, SSHI, SHA/MD5/DES/3DES/RSAI(ssl), etc.

File Systemsall I
FAT16/32, NTFS, EXT2/Linux, misc-UN*X, Romeo/Joliet/ISO9660, FFS, TAR, etc.

Scriptingall I
Shell Scripting (SH/csh/Korn, cron, batch, NT-Login), HTML, client batch utils

Perimeter
FirewallsT, ProxyingT, Proto-BridgingI, Filter-ListsT, Intrusion Detection/ForensicsT

NAS/Net FS'all I
NFS, SBM/CIFS, Net-App(vendor)

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