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.

Personal Info

Projects

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This page lists some of the major projects I've lead, with a short summary for each. More information is available on request.

  • Firewall Upgrades
    2015

    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.

  • Network Reconfiguration
    2014

    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 Upgrade
    2014

    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 5.1
    2013

    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 Configuration
    2013

    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 Ruckus
    2011 - 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 2010
    2012

    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 network
    2011 - 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.

Resume

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Skills

  • Server Management
  • Network Management
  • Project Management
  • Client Management
  • People Management
  • Customer Service

Detailed Skills

  • Server Management

    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.

  • Network Management

    Setting up, installing, configuring, and troubleshooting networking and SANs including EqualLogic, Cisco, Brocade, Aruba, Meru, Ruckus, IPv6, iSCSI, VLANs, layer 3 router, BGP.

  • Project Management

    Designing, planning, implementing, and evaluating technology and non-technology projects. This also includes management personel.

  • Client Management

    Setting up, installing, configuring, and troubleshooting clients including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPads.

  • People Management

    Managing tasks, duties, responsibilities, requirements, and operation of employees.

  • Customer Service

    Communicating, assisting, and instructing customers with a positive and productive attitude.

Experience

  • Villa
    2015 - present

    Works as a Lead Web System Engineer, managing web and supporting servers for a worldwide sales website.

  • WebstaurantStore
    2014 - 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 Computer
    2014 - 2014

    Worked as a Backup Services Manager, supporting backup systems, servers, and networks for small and medium business server environments.

  • Pequea Valley School District
    2011 - 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 District
    2008 - 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

  • MacOutfitters
    2005 - 2008

    Worked as a retail technician and an onsite Mac hardware repair technician.

  • Millersville University
    2000 - 2005

    Worked as a student tech supporting Macs, PCs, and printers.

Professional Organzations

  • League of Professional System Administrators
    2015 - present

    Member

Education

  • Millersville University
    2000 - 2005

    B.S in Computer Science and B.A. in Government and Political Affairs

  • Harrisburg University
    2009 - 2013

    M.S in Learning Technologies

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