Hello, I am Matthew Butch
Technology Manager and System Engineer
My passion for technology knows no bounds, and my technology and non-technology skills cement myself as the ideal employee for any employer. And yet I am constantly improving all my skills and learning new ones because I always want to be better. Without a doubt, any employer should be having a conversation to find out more.
I have fifteen years experience providing technology support and management of people, projects, servers, clients, and networks. My extensive technology skills include servers (Macs, Windows 2008 & 2012, Linux, Active Directory, Exchange 2010 & 2013, MSSQL, MySQL, VMWare vSphere with HA and SRM, Apache, nginx), networking and SANs (EqualLogic, Cisco, Force10, Brocade, SonicWall, F5, Aruba, Meru, Ruckus, IPv6, iSCSI, VLANs, layer 3 router, BGP), clients (Mac, Windows, Linux, iPads), and many more technologies.
However strong my technology skills are, my skills in management of technology projects and people may be stronger. I am a leader wherever I go. My leadership includes two pieces: the already mentioned technology experience, and interpersonal skills. My management style is honest, open, upfront, willing, understanding, colaborative, listening, fair, and strong. People always look to me for leadership and advice because of that style, even when I was in non-management positions. My style has been informed over the many years of work and non-work experience, and lessons during those years. There are not many great managers like myself out there.
This page lists some of the major projects I've lead, with a short summary for each. More information is available on request.
I upgraded four SonicWall firewalls in two locations. This required taking the website offline, which is a major deal for an ecommerce website. I configured all four SonicWalls (two each site for HA) to our specification. In one location I removed the old ones, installed the new ones, and ensured everything worked. For the other location which was many miles away, I managed a contractor to do the physical removing and installing, and then I ensured it all worked. I lead this project from start to finish.
I reconfigured our network for PCI compliance and created 4 different networks in 4 locations (Development, Testing, Production Datacenter 1, Production Datacenter 2. This required reconfiguring Force10 switches, EqualLogic SANs, ESXi hosts, vCenter, and SonicWall firewalls. I lead this project from start to finish.
Switch and SAN Upgrade2014
I upgraded two Force10 switches (a 1 gigabit and a 10 gigabit one) and an EqualLogic SAN for our Development and Testing Environment. This required configuring both switches differently for the two environments and purposes (iSCSI and VM traffic). I lead this project from start to finish.
Upgrading vSphere from 4.1 to 5.12013
I upgraded two clusters from 4.1 to 5.1. This also included creating two new vCenter VMs and migrating the database.
SRM Installation and Configuration2013
After upgrading and creating two new vCenter VMs, I had to recreate the Site Recovery Manager setup. This involved configuring two EqualLogic pools, setting up SRM on both vCenters, and testing out the recovery plan.
Upgrading all wireless access points from 3COM to Ruckus2011 - 2013
All four buildings had a limited 3COM wireless deployment. We upgraded the over the span of a few years to Ruckus. This involved a new controller, configuration of new and old switches, contracting out and supervising the physical access point install, configuration of the controller and APs, and finally testing.
Upgrading all Windows Server 2003 and Exchange 2007 to Windows Server 2008R2 and Exchange 20102012
We had physical and VM servers, and I planned a migration of all services (Exchange, AD, File, Print, Financial, Lync). I proceeded to make new VMS and migrate the services, all with minimum downtime and impact to our users.
Reconfiguring entire network2011 - 2013
I created a plan to move, upgrade, and retire switches, as well as rewire all the network closets. This was a time intensive task. I removed 43 switches that we no longer needed to due wireless coverage. I moved switches around for better reliability. I upgraded switches for better performance. I reconfigured the entire network for better reliability and performance.
Setting up, installing, configuring, and troubleshooting servers including Macs, Windows 2008 & 2012, Linux, Active Directory, Exchange 2010 & 2013, MSSQL, MySQL, VMWare vSphere with HA and SRM, Apache, nginx, IIS, Memcached, Elasticsearch, and Laravel.
Setting up, installing, configuring, and troubleshooting networking and SANs including EqualLogic, Cisco, Brocade, Aruba, Meru, Ruckus, IPv6, iSCSI, VLANs, layer 3 router, BGP.
Designing, planning, implementing, and evaluating technology and non-technology projects. This also includes management personel.
Setting up, installing, configuring, and troubleshooting clients including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPads.
Managing tasks, duties, responsibilities, requirements, and operation of employees.
Communicating, assisting, and instructing customers with a positive and productive attitude.
Villa2015 - present
Works as a Lead Web System Engineer, managing web and supporting servers for a worldwide sales website.
WebstaurantStore2014 - 2015
Worked as a Senior Web System Administrator, managing development, testing, and production web servers and networks for a worldwide sales website, and leading the other Web System Administrators.
Custom Computer2014 - 2014
Worked as a Backup Services Manager, supporting backup systems, servers, and networks for small and medium business server environments.
Pequea Valley School District2011 - 2014
Worked as a System Engineer, and managed district servers and networks, planned, implemented, and evaluated technology projects, supported Macs, PCs, and iPads, and instructed staff on technology
Penn Manor School District2008 - 2011
Worked as an Technology Support Specialist, and supported software and repaired hardware on Mac and PC, planned and supported wireless deployment, and instructed staff on technology
MacOutfitters2005 - 2008
Worked as a retail technician and an onsite Mac hardware repair technician.
Millersville University2000 - 2005
Worked as a student tech supporting Macs, PCs, and printers.
League of Professional System Administrators2015 - present
Millersville University2000 - 2005
B.S in Computer Science and B.A. in Government and Political Affairs
Harrisburg University2009 - 2013
M.S in Learning Technologies
I'm always open for discussion about any topic. Use the below information to get ahold of me. Email is best.
- Lancaster, PA
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