Darrel Clute

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IT Infrastructure Architect

IT Infrastructure Architect, with a focus on bridging business needs together with data center usage. Brings a cross functional focus on Network, Security, Virtulization, and UNIX Systems Engineering, bridging the gaps between the disciplines. Strong proponent of automation and orchestration, with a focus on using the same toolsets across disciplines. Advocate for Open Source software use in the enterprise, along with supporting the communities of principle projects.

Work Experience

06/2015 – Present — PLXIS LLC an Indepent Purchasing Cooperative Subsidiary, Miami Florida

06/2015 – Preent — Senior Infrastructure Engineer

  • Lead on third data center build. Optimized design to support a distributed application with given equipment purchased prior to build project start.
  • Designed and led the modernization of first two data centers.
  • Ensure availability, reliability, and security of credit card processing platform.
  • Provide technical leadership in infrastructure through mentoring, knowledge transfers, and pairing.
  • Assist CTO in promoting and reinforcing an open and transparent culture.

03/2011 – 02/2015 — ViaSat Inc. El Camino Real, Carlsbad California 92009 760-476-2200

03/2011 – 02/2015 — Senior Network Engineer

  • Focus on data center networking supporting Satellite Service Provider back office and operational support systems.
  • Provide support and dissemination of knowledge to other engineers.
  • Work with business owners on architecture, implementation and support of their applications, with a focus on network services.
  • Provide knowledge transfer and augmentation to other infrastructure groups where own knowledge or experience surpasses that of the functional groups subject matter expertise.
  • Encourage the adoption of Infrastructure as Code and Agile Operations methods, procedures, and tools, across functional groups.
  • Implement and maintain server infrastructure supporting network operations.

07/2010 – 01/2011 — Consumers Energy One Energy Plaza Drive, Jackson Michigan 49201 517-788-0550

07/2010 – 01/2011 — AMI Network Engineer

  • Review and assess vendor equipment pertaining to Smart Grid Enablement.
  • Evaluate wireless communications utilizing IEEE 802.15.4 (ZigBee) between AMI meters and Home Area Network equipment.
  • Evaluate wireless communications of AMI meters in a mesh, along with transport of data back to head end.
  • Evaluate functionality of vendor head end for respective AMI solution.

02/2009 – 07/2010 — Netarx, LLC (Acquired by Logicalis Group in July, 2011)

(Netarx acquired Analysts International VAR business unit in August 2009)

08/2009 – 07/2010 — Network Engineer

  • On-demand infrastructure support for customers.
  • Production of implementation plans and detailed design documents for customer projects.
  • Execution of implementation plans for customer projects.
  • Perform assessments on existing customer infrastructure.
  • Peer review of customer deliverables from pre-sales as well as post-sales engineers.

03/2005 – 02/2009 — Liquid Web Inc. 4210 S Creyts Rd, Lansing Michigan 48917 800-580-4985

08/2008 – 02/2009 — System Administrator

  • Technical support provided to web hosting customers.

03/2005 – 08/2008 — Senior Network Engineer

  • Design, implement, and maintain globally accessible web hosting network infrastructure.
  • Design and maintain product development around network based services.
  • Provide escalation support for suspected network related issues.
  • Provide customer support on network based services.

03/2003 – 03/2005 — Lansing State Journal 120 E Lenawee St, Lansing Michigan 48919 517-377-1000

03/2003 – 03/2005 — Information Technology Coordinator

  • Project coordination for UNIX server infrastructure and core networking.
  • Maintain server infrastructure on various platforms.
  • Maintain core network infrastructure for both the LAN and WAN.
  • Provide assistance to sister papers in the Michigan Synergy.
  • Work with Gannett Corporate IT.
  • Provide end user support to a mixed desktop environment.

09/2002 – 09/2006 — Computer Vision Networks (Dissolved)

09/2002 – 09/2006 — Partner and Chief Executive Officer

  • Drafted and submitted original Articles of Incorporation.
  • Drafted corporate by-laws adopted by shareholders.
  • Responsible for coordinating and conducting all shareholder and board meetings.
  • Maintained all financial records and corporate budgeting.
  • Responsible for accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Drafted, reviewed and approved all legal documents.
  • Responsible for drafting all work authorizations and statements of work for customer projects.
  • Performed warm sales calls in both an account manager and pre-sales engineer role.
  • Reviewed and responded to all requests for proposal and quote.
  • Maintained all vendor partnerships.

06/2002 – 03/2003 — JAS Networks (Acquired by Iserv in 2006)

06/2002 – 03/2003 — Technical Support Specialist

  • Provide technical support to customers both residential and commercial.
  • Assist with management of servers, and network infrastructure.
  • Assisted in the implementation and maintenance of OSPF and BGP routing architecture.
  • Maintain database for trouble tickets both internal and with Ameritech.

06/2001 – 03/2002 — Albion College 611 East Porter, Albion, Michigan 49224 517-629-1000

06/2001 – 03/2002 — Network Assistant

  • Provided assistance to the Network and System Administrators with various tasks.

Professional Certifications

January 2, 2012 – Current Red Hat Certified Engineer, RHCE
January 2, 2012 – Current Red Hat Certified System Administrator, RHCSA
March 16, 2009 – March 16, 2012 Cisco Certified Network Associate, CCNA
March 31, 2005 – Current Novell Certified Linux Professional
January 29, 2005 – January 29, 2010 Linux Professional Institute Certified Level 1, LPIC-1
July 16, 2003 – July 16, 2006 Cisco Certified Network Professional, CCNP
July 3, 2003 – July 16, 2006 Cisco Certified Design Professional, CCDP
May 20, 2002 – July 16, 2006 Cisco Certified Design Associate, CCDA
January 18, 2002 – July 16, 2006 Cisco Certified Network Associate, CCNA

Education

2000 – 2002 — Calhoun Area Technology Center 475 E Roosevelt Ave, Battle Creek Michigan 49017 269-968-2271

Computer Networking — Cisco Network Academy Alumnus

1998 – 2002 — Albion Senior High School 225 Watson St, Albion Michigan 49224 517-629-9166

General Education — High School Dipoloma