Matthew is a technology professional with a proven record of system administration, team leadership, technical writing, project management, employee/end-user training and providing an excellent customer experience. Through several years working for service providers and managed services companies, he has become an adept problem solver, comfortably adapting to new technologies and driving efforts to complete projects on time
Matthew is a technology professional with a proven record of system administration, team leadership, technical writing, project management, employee/end-user training and providing an excellent customer experience. Through several years working for service providers and managed services companies, he has become an adept problem solver, comfortably adapting to new technologies and driving efforts to complete projects on time and within budget. His current focus is on automation (via Puppet Enterprise) and orchestration of Linux and Windows systems, provisioning to both cloud and on premise infrastructure.
Technologies: Windows Server, RedHat / CentOS / Oracle Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Exchange, Hyper-V, VMware, Microsoft SQL, AWS, Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Git, Jenkins, Vagrant, PowerShell, Ruby, Puppet, Ansible.
Systems Engineer IV @ Served as a technical team lead for a growing orchestration and automation team.
Designed Puppet Enterprise architecture to manage a diverse set of customers and several thousand systems spanning multiple datacenters.
Developed custom Puppet modules for Linux and Windows operating systems.
Developed reporting and provisioning tools in PowerShell and Ruby.
Created and provided training to onboard new customers and applications on to Puppet managed infrastructure. From February 2014 to August 2015 (1 year 7 months) Windows Server Administrator @ Developed custom Puppet modules to automate Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2012.
Technical Evangelist, aiding internally in adoption and deployment efforts for Puppet Enterprise. From October 2013 to February 2014 (5 months) Greater Seattle AreaTechnical Writer / Lab Developer @ Microsoft @ Served as SME and author of Office 365 Premier Support Workshops labs for Microsoft Partners, providing classroom training materials for cloud-only and hybrid deployments of Office 365. From May 2013 to October 2013 (6 months) Greater Seattle AreaSupport Engineer @ Microsoft @ Level 3 Support for Microsoft Cloud Accelerate and Syndicated partners worldwide; Troubleshoot Office 365 Suite (Exchange, SharePoint, Lync), DNS, configuration and migration issues. From February 2013 to May 2013 (4 months) Greater Seattle AreaSenior Network Consultant @ Provided solutions and support for Microsoft enterprise technologies and Apple mobile devices, including Windows Server 2008, Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010, Intune, Office 365, iPhone, iPad and Mac OS X Server. From January 2012 to January 2013 (1 year 1 month) IT Manager @ Served as team lead and project manager for a team providing system administration and support in three areas: internal infrastructure, managed services and customer on-premise support. Responsibilities included building a PCI compliant managed services environment, assisting developers with the provisioning, testing and production launches of e-commerce websites and mobile applications, troubleshooting Windows and Mac infrastructure and procuring partner status with several vendors to increase benefits and reduce equipment and licensing costs. From August 2006 to January 2012 (5 years 6 months) Greater Chicago AreaNetwork Engineer @ Provided top level support for all issues related to ISP or hosting connectivity. Responsibilities included training and writing documentation for support teams, building and maintaining portions of both public and internal websites, system administration of Linux and Windows server environment and DNS troubleshooting and management. From November 2004 to August 2006 (1 year 10 months) Greater Chicago AreaGlobal Help Desk (Consultant) @ Provided technical support for employees worldwide. From March 2004 to November 2004 (9 months) Greater Chicago AreaTechnical Support Analyst (Consultant) @ Provided technical support for all employee software and hardware issues. Responsibilities included auditing and submitting new processes documentation to a vast support library, aiding in more efficient troubleshooting and faster resolution times. From February 2003 to March 2004 (1 year 2 months) Greater Chicago AreaSystem Administrator @ System Administrator for Solaris and Linux web, mail and DNS infrastructure. From December 1995 to May 2001 (5 years 6 months) Greater Chicago Area
Matthew Stone is skilled in: System Deployment, Enterprise Architecture, Puppet, DNS, Windows Server, Active Directory, IIS, System Administration, Computer Hardware, Servers, Microsoft Exchange, Troubleshooting, Disaster Recovery, Network Administration, Linux
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