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Paul D Simpson

Hi, I'm Paul D Simpson - Experienced IT Manager & UNIX/Linux/SAN/NAS/NetBackup Engineer, Project Manager, & Solutions Architect

Experience of Paul D Simpson: 17 Years of Project Management 14 years of HP-UX / Solaris / Linux administration 5 Years HP-UX Performance Tuning & Analysis 10 years of windows administration 15 years building systems (servers / desktops) 6 years semiconductor defect reduction / yield engineering 4 years database design and maintenance 4 years semiconductor photolithography engineering 8 years HP/Brocade SAN / EVA administration 6 years Veritas NetBackup Enterprise administration 5 years NetApp administration B.S. - Business Management M.S. - Information Systems / Management 

Paul D Simpson's Background

Paul D Simpson's Experience

Senior UNIX Systems & Backup Administrator / Operations at Microchip Technology, Inc

February 2004 - March 2011

Symantec / Veritas NetBackup Enterprise 6.5.5 administration in a 24/7 production environment, encompassing approx 100 UNIX clients, 300 Wintel clients, 7 Master Servers & 4 Media Servers, with miscellaneous Virtual Tape Libraries & LTO2/3 robots (Primarily Quantum/ADIC.& HP) Led worldwide testing & migration from NetBackup 6.0 to 6.0MP4 Led worldwide testing & migration from NetBackup 6.0MP4 to 6.5.5 Administer and install / configure all worldwide (US & International) HP-UX 11.0, 11iv1-11iv3 servers. Performance tuning and monitoring of HP-UX production environment. Generate shell scripts as needed for admin and support (mostly POSIX, ksh, bash, some Perl) Administer HP EVA5000 / EVA8000 SAN storage systems. Administer HP OpenView environment OVOW 7.5; Design / architect new server environments for new and existing applications. Conduct systems analysis for global business units to determine needs. Monitor the corporate IT environment (OpenView / Nagios / Servers Alive / custom scripts). Install 'off the shelf' and custom software packages to servers (EDI, Baan, PeopleSoft, etc.) Interface with VAR's & suppliers, obtain quotes, place orders. Manage multiple projects and implementations. Update, install, & configure departmental web servers (Apache & IIS). Assist disparate internal groups with administration of their computing environment Document existing and new installations & procedures. Assist in the training of new Operations specialists. Evaluate and install new server & storage (SAN, NAS) technologies. Some Windows 2000, 2003, 2008 Server administration duties Some Linux (Red Hat / Fedora / Ubuntu / other) administration duties. Assist network group with installation & troubleshooting of network equipment.

Senior UNIX Systems & Backup Administrator / Operations at Microchip Technology, Inc

February 2004 - March 2011

Symantec / Veritas NetBackup Enterprise 6.5.5 administration in a 24/7 production environment, encompassing approx 100 UNIX clients, 300 Wintel clients, 7 Master Servers & 4 Media Servers, with miscellaneous Virtual Tape Libraries & LTO2/3 robots (Primarily Quantum/ADIC.& HP) Led worldwide testing & migration from NetBackup 6.0 to 6.0MP4 Led worldwide testing & migration from NetBackup 6.0MP4 to 6.5.5 Administer and install / configure all worldwide (US & International) HP-UX 11.0, 11iv1-11iv3 servers. Performance tuning and monitoring of HP-UX production environment. Generate shell scripts as needed for admin and support (mostly POSIX, ksh, bash, some Perl) Administer HP EVA5000 / EVA8000 SAN storage systems. Administer HP OpenView environment OVOW 7.5; Design / architect new server environments for new and existing applications. Conduct systems analysis for global business units to determine needs. Monitor the corporate IT environment (OpenView / Nagios / Servers Alive / custom scripts). Install 'off the shelf' and custom software packages to servers (EDI, Baan, PeopleSoft, etc.) Interface with VAR's & suppliers, obtain quotes, place orders. Manage multiple projects and implementations. Update, install, & configure departmental web servers (Apache & IIS). Assist disparate internal groups with administration of their computing environment Document existing and new installations & procedures. Assist in the training of new Operations specialists. Evaluate and install new server & storage (SAN, NAS) technologies. Some Windows 2000, 2003, 2008 Server administration duties Some Linux (Red Hat / Fedora / Ubuntu / other) administration duties. Assist network group with installation & troubleshooting of network equipment.

Associate Engineer (Yield Systems & Database Administrator) at Microchip Technology Inc

January 1998 - February 2004

Responsible for single-handedly making the department a 'Paperless' department. The first in the company to do so. Thereafter I assisted other departments in becoming 'Paperless'. Implement use of KLA Klarity yield analysis software. Project management: evaluated, purchased, & implemented use of new KLA-2401 inspection systems. Administer KLA Viper RSS & iSupport IDM servers Administer departmental UNIX & Windows servers, desktop & laptop PC's Backup UNIX servers using Legato Networker & HP Ignite. Generate KLA 2135/8, 2401, CRS, AIT2, & Tencor 7600 recipes to monitor in-line 6 & 8-inch product. Utilize Hitachi S7800 process evaluation SEM for defect review & CD measurement. Maintain & Administer Unix based Quest / UDB & Klarity defect databases and FabVARS 500.. Analyze & interpret yield excursions, and conduct short loop experiments to find root causes. Conduct ISO-9001 & QS9000 internal audits Train & certify production operators. Design, program, implement, & maintain MS Access and Lotus Domino databases for recipes, pass-downs, log sheets, and defect report information.

Associate Engineer (Yield Systems & Database Administrator) at Microchip Technology Inc

January 1998 - February 2004

Responsible for single-handedly making the department a 'Paperless' department. The first in the company to do so. Thereafter I assisted other departments in becoming 'Paperless'. Implement use of KLA Klarity yield analysis software. Project management: evaluated, purchased, & implemented use of new KLA-2401 inspection systems. Administer KLA Viper RSS & iSupport IDM servers Administer departmental UNIX & Windows servers, desktop & laptop PC's Backup UNIX servers using Legato Networker & HP Ignite. Generate KLA 2135/8, 2401, CRS, AIT2, & Tencor 7600 recipes to monitor in-line 6 & 8-inch product. Utilize Hitachi S7800 process evaluation SEM for defect review & CD measurement. Maintain & Administer Unix based Quest / UDB & Klarity defect databases and FabVARS 500.. Analyze & interpret yield excursions, and conduct short loop experiments to find root causes. Conduct ISO-9001 & QS9000 internal audits Train & certify production operators. Design, program, implement, & maintain MS Access and Lotus Domino databases for recipes, pass-downs, log sheets, and defect report information.

Vice President, Finance & IS at Gothic Creations Inc.

February 1998 - December 1998

Co-founder of corporation. Coordinate web design, programming, payroll, and book keeping for Gothic Creations, Inc., DBA: "The Realm Haunted Castle & Forest".

Vice President, Finance & IS at Gothic Creations Inc.

February 1998 - December 1998

Co-founder of corporation. Coordinate web design, programming, payroll, and book keeping for Gothic Creations, Inc., DBA: "The Realm Haunted Castle & Forest".

Process Technician (Photo) at Microchip Technology Inc

January 1995 - January 1998

Supported photo-manufacturing activities. Trained and certified production operators. Calibrated and programmed Hitachi SEM S6000, S7800, and Bio-Rad Q5. Conducted process experiments to improve cycle time and yield. Implemented new coat recipes that reduced Photo rework by appx.50%. Conducted ISO-9001 Internal Audits Certified by Canon USA in Operations & Maintenance of 1550 MKIV, 2000 i1,2, 2500 i3 Steppers. Generated new process specifications.

Process Technician (Photo) at Microchip Technology Inc

January 1995 - January 1998

Supported photo-manufacturing activities. Trained and certified production operators. Calibrated and programmed Hitachi SEM S6000, S7800, and Bio-Rad Q5. Conducted process experiments to improve cycle time and yield. Implemented new coat recipes that reduced Photo rework by appx.50%. Conducted ISO-9001 Internal Audits Certified by Canon USA in Operations & Maintenance of 1550 MKIV, 2000 i1,2, 2500 i3 Steppers. Generated new process specifications.

Production Specialist - Photo/Litho at Microchip Technology, Inc.

May 1994 - September 1995

Ran all aspects of photolithography line, LPIII dehydration bake & vapor prime, SVG & MTI coaters, Canon & GCA steppers, develop, inspection, CD measurement, final inspection

Production Specialist - Photo/Litho at Microchip Technology, Inc.

May 1994 - September 1995

Ran all aspects of photolithography line, LPIII dehydration bake & vapor prime, SVG & MTI coaters, Canon & GCA steppers, develop, inspection, CD measurement, final inspection

Customer Service Rep at AT&T

July 1993 - May 1994

Billing audits and investigations

Customer Service Rep at AT&T

July 1993 - May 1994

Billing audits and investigations

Security Officer at Pinkerton Security

February 1992 - July 1993

Guard various posts such as Bank of America, Intel Corp, both armed (qualified) & unarmed. member of "Elite Mobile Unit" (EMU)

Security Officer at Pinkerton Security

February 1992 - July 1993

Guard various posts such as Bank of America, Intel Corp, both armed (qualified) & unarmed. member of "Elite Mobile Unit" (EMU)

Sr Systems Engineer / Architect at US Airways

March 2011

Backup infrastructure architect, administer, build, and maintain Linux systems ( CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Solaris (2.5 - 11)), Administer SAN (EMC CX, Symmetrix, VMAX, Apple XServe, HP MSA), and NAS (NetApp) storage. Manage tape (ADIC / Quantum), and disk (Quantum DXi / Data Domain / HP DD / NetApp ) deduplication backup targets), Participate in on-call rotation.

Small Business IT Support / Web Design / IT Consultant at Self - employed

February 2002

Administer / repair / install small business computing environments (Network / Server / PC Hardware / Software) Website design & administration / management

Faculty Member at University of Phoenix Online

November 2008

Facilitate courses online (Currently COM 130/135, US 101. Entry block, and GEN105

Faculty Member at University of Phoenix Online

November 2008

Facilitate courses online (Currently COM 130/135, US 101. Entry block, and GEN105

Small Business IT Support / Web Design / IT Consultant at Self - employed

February 2002

Administer / repair / install small business computing environments (Network / Server / PC Hardware / Software) Website design & administration / management

Sr Systems Engineer / Architect at US Airways

March 2011

Backup infrastructure architect, administer, build, and maintain Linux systems ( CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Solaris (2.5 - 11)), Administer SAN (EMC CX, Symmetrix, VMAX, Apple XServe, HP MSA), and NAS (NetApp) storage. Manage tape (ADIC / Quantum), and disk (Quantum DXi / Data Domain / HP DD / NetApp ) deduplication backup targets), Participate in on-call rotation.

Paul D Simpson's Education

Hewlett-Packard Co. Training

2004 – 2008

N/A


Hewlett-Packard Co. Training

2004 – 2008

N/A


Symantec Company

2007 – 2007

N/A

Concentration: Veritas NetBackup 6 Enterprise for Windows Administration


Symantec Company

2007 – 2007

N/A

Concentration: Veritas NetBackup 6 Enterprise for Windows Administration


University of Phoenix

2004 – 2006

MS

Concentration: Information Systems Management


University of Phoenix

2004 – 2006

MS

Concentration: Information Systems Management


University of Phoenix

1999 – 2003

None

Concentration: Information Technology


University of Phoenix

1999 – 2003

None

Concentration: Information Technology


Mesa Community College

1992 – 2001

AAS degree Terminated AA Program to pursue BS

Concentration: EE, Law


Mesa Community College

1992 – 2001

AAS degree Terminated AA Program to pursue BS

Concentration: EE, Law


Mesa Community College

2000 – 2000

Courses in Business Law, Technology, Metrology, UNIX, German, Psychology, Business, Computing

Concentration: UNIX Systems Administration


Mesa Community College

2000 – 2000

Courses in Business Law, Technology, Metrology, UNIX, German, Psychology, Business, Computing

Concentration: UNIX Systems Administration


University of Phoenix

1997 – 1999

BS

Concentration: Business Management


University of Phoenix

1997 – 1999

BS

Concentration: Business Management


Mesa Community College

1992 – 1996

None

Concentration: Business, Law, Technical, German


Mesa Community College

1992 – 1996

None

Concentration: Business, Law, Technical, German


Dobson High School

1987 – 1991

Diploma

Concentration: Various


Dobson High School

1987 – 1991

Diploma

Concentration: Various


Salzburg International Preparatory School

1987 – 1987

N/A

Concentration: General high school


Salzburg International Preparatory School

1987 – 1987

N/A

Concentration: General high school


Sea Pines Abroad

1986 – 1987

Transfer to another High School

Concentration: High School


Sea Pines Abroad

1986 – 1987

Transfer to another High School

Concentration: High School


Paul D Simpson's Interests & Activities

web design, system builds, reading, writing, outdoor activities, Linux, UNIX, Windows,

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