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About Me

Well-rounded System Administrator with focus on virtualization and cloud computing.

Jonathan Larsen

Experience

IT System Administrator

Northern Wasco County PUD
Since January 2016
Responsibilities completed
  • Administer RHEL and Windows servers supporting day-to-day operations of the PUD.
  • Provide deskside support for office employees and administration.
  • Plan and implement infrastructure upgrades and updates for all critical systems.
  • Implemented help-desk software and procedures to streamline IT support and change requests.
  • Implemented automated application deployment and updates.

Primary System Administrator

Agiloft, Inc
November 2014 to January 2016
Responsibilities completed
  • Administered over 250 virtual and physical servers hosting Agiloft's SaaS offering and resources for internal development and QA teams. Stack consisted of MySQL, Java, Tomcat and nginx running primarily on CentOS and some Windows servers.
  • Administered virtualization infrastructure consisting of KVM virtual machines hosted in CentOS. Implemented gold images and procedures for rapid deployment and configuration of new servers utilizing custom scripts and Ansible.
  • Planned and implemented migration of production infrastructure from private cloud to AWS.
  • Tuned virtual servers and filesystems for performance.
  • Implemented application deployment and centralized AV and security software for corporate network.
  • Applied and enforced security best practices, designed and implemented Active Directory environment for corporate identity and access management.

Infrastructure System Administrator

Providence Health & Services
June 2014 to November 2014
Responsibilities completed
  • Responsible for the Service and Support of production systems, end-user devices, and supporting infrastructure
  • Patch and update systems. Execute standard changes as managed by change control.
  • Provide support to vendor activities and vendor service deployment.
  • Respond to tickets, service requests, and alerts from monitoring systems. Monitor appropriate work queues and take action.

Senior Business Analyst

Providence Health & Services
February 2013 to June 2014
Responsibilities completed
  • Technical subject matter expert in planning for software implementations and projects.
  • Analyzed systems and procedures for process improvements and error reduction.
  • Tracked system errors and investigated root causes of errors and downtimes.
  • Championed customer needs to Information Services organization and facilitated customers' efficient use of technology products and services.
  • Managed setup and maintenance of HL7 connections between Meditech 6.0 and 3rd party applications’ electronic data interfaces.
Detailed Description
  • Managed conversion of local HL7 interfaces during transition from Meditech to EPIC for inpatient EMR.
  • IS lead on Project RED (Re-Engineering Discharge), an effort to reduce readmissions and utilize technology to enhance the discharge process for patients and caregivers. Readmissions in four pilot diagnoses were reduced by over 30% during pilot period.
  • Documented and cataloged applications in use across the hospital to further the centralization of application and contract support, reducing overhead and redundant contracts and licenses.

IT System Administrator

Pivotlink
June 2012 to February 2013
Responsibilities completed
  • Administered physical and virtual linux and Windows servers for QA, development and IT departments, including Hadoop Cluster on CentOS, virtualized Linux, Windows and Mac clients for QA department, and a variety of Linux and Windows server environments both virtualized and physical.
  • Provided IT support for onsite and remote employees.
  • Configured and supported Windows, OSX and Linux workstations.
  • Administered VMWare for office infrastructure, including Active Directory, DFS and QA desktops and servers for local and remote offices.
Detailed Description
  • Documented procedures and automated workflows to prepare for the elimination of my position.
  • Audited security, revoked access and collected/inventoried assets during 30% workforce reduction.

System Analyst II

Providence Health & Services
September 2010 to June 2012
Responsibilities completed
  • Provided Tier II support to end users via phone, email, instant messaging and in person.
  • Deployed software to remote workstations using Symantec Ghost, PSexec and ManageEngine Desktop Central.
  • Planned and executed site-wide upgrades and software deployments.
  • Used Symantec Ghost to create and deploy standardized workstation images.
  • Administered in-house Linux servers (RHEL and Debian).

Project Support

Self-employed
April 2010 to September 2010
Responsibilities completed
  • Provided Providence Medical Group users with hardware and software support.
  • Coordinated local and regional IT resources during EMR rollout and go live.
  • Assessed and reported support issues and requirements throughout all stages of the project.
  • Acted as liaison between local IT and Project staff.
  • Managed and supported deployment of hardware for rollout of Centricity EMR and Centricity Business.

Bartender

Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center
June 2009 to May 2010

System Administrator

Wide Ideas, Inc
July 2007 to April 2009
Responsibilities completed
  • Administered ~100 geographically distributed CentOS and Debian virtual servers hosted with OpenVZ.
  • Implemented and managed network monitoring services, distributed management and IT automation.
  • Managed server configurations and configuration deployments using cfEngine.
  • Migrated configuration management from cfEngine to Puppet and increased the scope to allow deployment and configuration of new servers with minimum manual intervention and configuration.
Detailed Description
  • Implemented high availability fail-over with DRBD and Heartbeat for redundant OpenVZ hosts.
  • Led implementation of highly availabile PostgreSQL servers hosting telecom switching/billing data for production environment

International Sales and Logistics

6 Squares, LLC
May 2008 to December 2008
Responsibilities completed
  • Relocated to Guangzhou, China, to research and pursue possible business opportunities in the Telecommunications industry.
  • Facilitated communication between local contacts and stateside management to organize business relationships and future projects.
  • Worked with local contacts to understand the Chinese market and prepare a strategy for entering the market with existing technologies as well as partnering with Chinese businesses to develop new technologies.
  • This work resulted in a profitable business relationship for 6 Squares, enabling the company to develop software with less overhead

Webmaster

Walla Walla College
January 2006 to December 2006
Responsibilities completed
  • Manager of student developers and designers
  • Recommended strategies for reconstructing Web Services department.
  • Supported and administered Typo3 CMS installation.

Web Technician

Walla Walla College
September 2004 to June 2007
Responsibilities completed
  • Team lead for student developers and designers
  • Assisted WWC webmaster in maintaining content on wwc.edu, administering Typo3 CMS and maintaining relationships with other departments at Walla Walla College.
  • Trained WWC employees to use Typo3 and developed solutions to their content needs using Typo3 extensions.
  • Updated web applications to maintain security and provide new functionality.
  • Wrote content for departmental web pages and developed a web style guide for college departments.

Collegian Editor

Walla Walla College
June 2000 to May 2001
Responsibilities completed
  • Editor of weekly student newspaper.
  • Created and ensured adherence to editorial policy.
  • Responsible for publication deadlines and managing staff writers, designers and photographers.