Jeffrey Ott

2143 Delta Way, Tallahassee, FL 32303

850.524.9562 ●

Accomplished Systems Administrator with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of hardware and software components needed to plan, install, configure, optimize, manage, monitor, and troubleshoot systems and networks. Demonstrated success in the analysis of an organization's hardware and software, assets and deficiencies, in order to develop innovative solutions to maximize the availability, scalability, optimization, security, and management of information technology resources, to meet current and future business goals.

Technical Qualifications

Operating Systems: Ubuntu 10 12 & 14.04, CentOS, Windows Server 2008R2 & 2012R2, Windows 7 & 8, Mac OS X Server
Hardware: Macintosh, PowerConnect 10GbE SFP+ and 1GbE Cisco Network Switches, PowerEdge and PowerVault Servers, EqualLogic iSCSI Storage Arrays, NICs, DIMMs, SSDs, SAS & SATA HDDs
Software: Linux Command Line Tools, VMware vSphere 5.5, ESXi, vCenter Server, VMware Data Protection, VMware Update Manager, VMware vCloud Suite, VMware Fusion 6.0, VMware Workstation 10, Active Directory, Hyper-V, RDS, Apache2, Bind9, Fail2ban, Groundwork Monitor, MSSQL, MySQL, Nagios, OpenVPN, PHP, Postfix, Noah, Practice Perfect, GSCView, TSLog, REDCap
Certifications: VMware Certified Associate - Data Center Virtualization, VMware Certified Associate


Systems Administrator 09.2011-present
Florida State University, College of Communication and Information

Manages and expands the college’s network and IT resources to include planning, installing, configuring, and maintaining optimal physical hosts and their virtual machine infrastructures in a multiple cluster environment, with emphasis on LAMP servers, Windows servers, and commercial virtualization software – VMware and Hyper-V. Administers Active Directory Domain control of HIPAA and FERPA compliant networks and application assets to ensure reliability and availability of management, research, data collection, storage, web, file, EMR, RDS, backup and video surveillance systems, both locally and remotely. Creates, deploys, migrates, clones, remediates, and supports vCenter Virtual Machines. Configures, manages, and remediates vSphere5.5 clusters, including DRS and HA configurations. Responsible for local and remote, file and server level back-ups, and restorations. Ensures all system upgrades and security patches are current. Installs and configures new rack servers, storage arrays, switches, PDUs, CPUs, DIMMs, power supplies, RAID controllers, NICs, and various PCIe cards in the datacenter. Responsible for the physical and logical security of both systems and networks on a continuous basis as threats are elucidated by CVE and other releases. Maintains DNS records, DHCP ranges, and ACLs.

Maintains comprehensive, up-to-date written technical documentation of all systems supporting research, patient care, and instruction within the college, as well as actively responding to Tier II and Tier III support tickets, ensuring timely and accurate troubleshooting and minimal downtime. Responsible for 24/7 on-call support. Implements best security, performance, and business continuity practices. Communicates effectively with hardware and software vendors.

Laboratory Manager 09.2006-01.2009
Florida State University, College of Medicine

Maintained MySQL databases of all data collected by automated motion and sound detection systems, as well as preserving digital records, files, and logs of work performed in laboratory experiments. Ensured the security and stability of all Windows servers and workstations to include the administration of daily remote backups of critical research data.

Performed insightful, detail oriented experimental research with notable success in protocol design and implementation, with consistent reproducible results in the study of 2D electrophoretic differential protein expression patterns in narcotic treated laboratory animals.


Master of Science in Information Technology - 24 Credit Hours 2009-2011
Florida State University – Tallahassee, FL

Bachelor of Science Degree, Biological Science - GPA 3.57 2002-2006
Florida State University – Tallahassee, FL

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