Matthew Xavier Spencer


Seeking an IT position where I can use all or almost all my skills. I would like to also have an opportunity to learn and implement new technologies.


Director of Information Technology, Redacted

May 15th 2012-Jan 2015

Redacted, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Lead a team of engineers in developing patented technologies for development of PHP, Perl, C#, and Cobol applications. Maintain and deploy new linux and AIX systems to support development platform. Designed and integrated social networking website into development platform to support online highschool initiative. Schedule and maintain backups. Setup and maintained e-mail system using Postfix, SpamAssassin, ISPConfig with multiple MX servers.

Sr. IS Admin, Redacted February 2010 – February 2011

Redacted, Shady Grove, Pennsylvania

Maintain and deploy Virtual machines using VMWare VSphere. Use virtual center tools including but not limited to VMotion, Snopshots, HA Setup, Templates, Datastores, and Resource pools. Setup and maintain Windows server 2003/2008. Install and configure Citrix XenApp. Install and configure XenServer. Actively participate in knowledge sharing with back office, server, and storage professionals throughout the company. Participate in shaping and maintenance of service level agreement targets and objectives thus reporting mechanisms for back office, server, and storage infrastructures.

Manager January 2006 – February 2010

Redacted, Rockville, Maryland

Manage multiple client networks. Monitor server uptime, errors, and health statistics. Windows 2000, 2003, and 2008 clustered environments. Support VMWare ESX(Sun hardware) and Hyper-V (Dell hardware). Dell PowerEdge a nd HP DL server series as well as custom built servers from I/O Sage for medical applications. Install and integrate Exchange 2003/2007. Setup of advanced SAN/NAS solutions. Install and maintain Debian, Ubuntu, Redhat, CentOS, and RedHat Enterprise Linux. Setup SAD file server solutions. Setup firewalls both Cisco and third party vendors. Provide on call support. Setup sophisticated VLAN environments.

Network Engineer 4, Redacted January 2008 – November 2008

Redacted, Pentagon City, VA

High level phone support. Remote server health monitoring using NetIQ and Whats Up Gold. Remote server repair. On-Site server repair. Provide customer with 5 star support via phone and on-site visits. Work as a team to solve pressing issues. Implemented OneNote and Sharepoint to take notes for all issues allowing all engineers to keep track of ongoing support tasks. Windows 2003 Server Enterprise edition with clustering. Exchange 2003 server in clustered environment with up to 8 nodes per data cluster. Maintain AD servers for all airports in US and Canada controlled by TSA. Monitored all servers in TSA NOC as well as remote locations including all TSA managed airports.

Unix Network Engineer, Redacted January 2006 – December 2006

Redacted, Washington, DC

Built secured Apache servers. Installed and hardened RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4. Installed and hardened Solaris 9 and 10. Dell blade servers. Implemented and configured SonicWall Firewall. Implemented and configured Cisco PIX. Implemented and configured Cisco Catalyst switches. Integrated open source software solution to save money on NetContinuum. Installed and configured Dell 1850 blade server. Applied STIGS to Windows servers and Bastille to Unix servers. Took customer support calls for all parks. Configured/Maintained BIND DNS, Apache, and MySql. Wrote custom scripts to perform updates on multiple *Nix servers to keep all configuration files current on National Park Service web farm.

Sr. Network Engineer, Redacted January 2005 – January 2006

Redacted, Rockville, Maryland

Redesigned corporate infrastructure rack implementing wiring cages, shielded cable, and PDU’s. Created Microsoft Active Directory Group Policy Object(GPO) to control security and company use policies. Created active active file server cluster using HP OpenView Storage Mirroring software. Configured and maintained Nokia IP350 Checkpoint firewalls. Setup Cacti to monitor SNMP on Nortal Business Policy switches and Cisco routers to track bandwidth usage and user internet abuse/infection. Migrated users from CommuniGate mail server to Exchange mail server and integrated into Microsoft Sharepoint. Setup domain across Cisco VPN concentrator to all other company locations. Implemented Symantec AV Server Domain wide and also Symantec Mail Security for Exchange saving company $500/month on outsourced AV/Spam control. Implemented FaceTime IM Auditor to track sensitive conversations over AIM, Yahoo!, MSN, and Jabber protocols. Implemented Nessus Security scans from outside network weekly to ensure Visa/Mastercard acceptance. Unix Shell scripting to create Employee Directory server for easy search of employee extensions. Migrated sister office to Windows 2003 AD Domain to increase productivity and add AV. Implemented Tape Backup system using StorageTek tape library and created enterprise level DR plan. Implemented ticketing system for help desk department. Created test lab using VMWare ESX.


Volunteer, Damascus High School – IT Department (Novell environment), 2000

IPStor Certified Engineer – 2002

QLogic Certified Engineer – 2003
A+ Certified Engineer – 2002
Linux + Certified Engineer – 2010


Information Technology, August 1998 – June 2001

Wilkinsburg High School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

GPA 3.8/4.0


Windows NT 4.0

Windows 2003
Windows 2008


Shell Scripting



Windows Vista/XP


WebSphere Suite



Linux +