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, and management of information technology resources to meet current and future educational and research goals.

Technical Qualifications

Operating Systems: Ubuntu 10, 12, & 14 LTS, CentOS, Windows Server 2008 & 2012, Windows 7 & 8, Mac OS X
Hardware: Macintosh, PowerConnect 10GbE SFP+ and 1GbE Cisco Network Switches, PowerEdge and PowerVault Servers, EqualLogic iSCSI Storage Arrays, iPad, iPhone, NICs, DIMMs, SSD, SAS & SATA HDDs
Software: Linux Command Line Utilities, VMware vSphere 5.5, ESXi, vCenter Server, VMware vCloud Suite, VMware Fusion 6.0, VMware Workstation 10, Active Directory, Apache2, Bind9, Drupal, Fail2ban, Groundwork Monitor, MSSQL, MySQL, MySQL Workbench, Nagios, OpenVPN, PHP, Postfix, WordPress
Certifications: VMware Certified Associate - Data Center Virtualization, VMware Certified Associate


Systems Administrator 09.2011-present
Florida State University, College of Communication and Information, Academic & Research Technologies

Manages and expands the college’s network and IT resources to include planning, installing, configuring, and maintaining optimal physical hosts and their virtual machines, in a multiple cluster environment, with emphasis on open source operating systems and commercial virtualization software. Creates, deploys, migrates, clones, remediates, and supports vCenter Virtual Machines. Configures, manages, and remediates vCenter ESXi clusters, including DRS and HA configurations. Responsible for file, and server level back-ups and restorations. Ensures all system upgrades and patches are installed. Installs and configures new rack servers, switches, and PDUs, in the datacenter.

Maintains comprehensive, up-to-date written technical documentation of all systems supporting research 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. Researches, plans, and implements new technology solutions for instructors, principle investigators, and research associates within the college.

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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