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John Rehmert

Ellicott City, MD 21043 ▪ 410.656.9057 ▪ john@rehmert.com ▪ www.linkedin.com/in/jrehmert

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Summary of Qualifications

Solutions-driven information technology professional with extensive hands-on experience in IT engineering and operations across many disciplines (systems, network, security, database, monitoring, etc.).  Successfully drive the planning, architecture, deployment, and operations of heterogeneous (Windows/Linux/Unix) information systems infrastructure, including Internet/cloud services, operations support, systems/network security, business/financial/technical analysis, asset management, capacity planning, and business continuity.

  • Leverage wide-ranging skills and experience in information technology, leadership and business to effectively manage organizational change, mitigate risk, infuse new concepts and provide project deliverables on-time and within budget.
  • Outstanding relationship builder and communicator – highly skilled at quickly gaining and maintaining the critical trust and respect of internal and external stakeholders – strategic partners, staff, and clients.
  • Solid record of achievement in planning, design, implementation and operations of information systems in alignment with strategic business objectives.

Security Clearance: Active TS/SCI/TK w/ Full Scope Poly and Agency Special Background Investigation (SBI).

Key Competencies

Systems Analysis/Engineering/Design, Enterprise Architecture, Information Systems Security, ITIL Guidance/Implementation, Project/Program Management, Operations Management, Asset Management, Strategic Technology Planning, Application & Data Integration, System/Network/Software Engineering (Management, Monitoring, Security, Operations, Design), Technology Analysis/Selection, Vendor Selection/Relations, Technical Leadership/Coaching

Professional Experience

Sr. Systems Engineer • Nutanix, Federal Team • Ellicott City, MD • 6/16-Present

  • Provide pre- and post-sales services, incl. business analysis, technical requirements elicitation, solution design, and systems engineering for customers in the US Federal space, focusing on the Intelligence Community.
  • Provide engineering, implementation, and technical support for existing and potential customers in proofs-of-concept and solution design efforts.
  • Provide engineering support to partners, resellers, and integrators in the US Federal and other verticals.
  • Participate in RFx preparation and presentations, as necessary.
  • Maintain situational awareness – market trends, product portfolio, competitive strategies, and service offerings.

Senior Engineer • Federal Data Systems / Intelligent Decisions • Elkridge, MD • 1/15-4/16

  • Provide high-level engineering consultation and support for global and regional mission-critical information systems and underpinning technology solutions in the intelligence community.
  • Provide technical leadership for regional, national and global mission-critical enterprise network services.
  • Act as technical resource on multi-disciplinary business development efforts – network, systems, virtualization, data center, converged and cloud solutions.
  • Collaborate with vendors/OEMs (AppDynamics, Cisco, Dell, EMC, FireEye, Infoblox, Kemp, Microsoft, NetApp, Nutanix, Splunk, VMware, etc.) to develop demonstrations and produce white papers to exhibit real-world implementations of new and/or existing technologies.

Principal Systems Engineer / Systems Architect • Eagle Alliance • Annapolis Junction, MD • 4/13-Present

Act as highest level technical resource and provide technical direction for the Distributing Computing Group within the Architecture and Implementations Group, which included Desktop (Windows/Linux/Unix), Directory (Active Directory), Messaging (Exchange), Server (Windows/Linux/Unix/Virtualization), and Storage/Backup (SAN/NAS) Services. Provide technical leadership and direction for significant multi-disciplinary enterprise projects/initiatives to introduce/modify/update IT/IS capabilities. Act as technical liaison and/or subject matter expert (SME) for high-visibility projects with multiple IT/IS interfaces, incl. Distributing Computing, Networking, Security and Messaging. Initiate and/or significantly influence efforts to evaluate new technologies/solutions to meet/exceed new or existing requirements. Create/update/proof technical documentation incl. Concept of Operations (ConOp), Service Level Agreements (SLA), Technology Assessments/Evaluations, SDLC Artifacts, RFx, etc. Lead/Manage high-priority, high-visibility special projects that require multi-disciplinary subject matter expertise and/or coordination of multi-vendor complex solutions. Provide technical direction, hands-on design/implementation and/or executive briefings/technical training on new/emerging technologies – virtualization, cloud, convergence, etc.

Sr. Mgr. of Engineering • World Wide Technology • Baltimore, MD • 7/10-4/13

Responsible for the overall management of the research, design, implementation, documentation and operation of new and existing systems and networks. Manage 24x7x365 data center operations – Tiers 1-3, OEM escalation, business continuity/disaster recovery testing and maintenance of SAS-70 Type II / SSAE-16. Manage and provide technical direction and escalation for multi-disciplinary 24x7x365 data center operations staff – incl. operational processes and reporting associated with all applicable ITIL practice areas. Manage and provide technical direction and escalation for a diverse team of senior/principal level engineers in support of 24x7x365 operations escalations (systems, storage, database, network/telecom, information systems security), consulting, systems integration, business continuity/disaster recovery and all related performance tuning/capacity planning activities. Create and/or modify business processes as necessary for the engineering department to continue to meet dynamic business forces/requirements. Create and/or significantly contribute to product vision and direction in the strategic implementation of that vision. Provide technical direction and content for product development and sales (pre-sales, RFx – bids/proposals, and client engagement). Provide career guidance and growth opportunities to engineering/operations staff, incl. annual reviews, quarterly check-ups, formal/informal training, and internal promotions. Provide direction and project management for strategic, complex, and highly visible engineering projects

IT Mgr. / Principal Architect • Lockheed Martin / Sapient • Rockville, MD • 4/06-7/10

Manage the Information Technology Infrastructure team for the Communications Technology Branch (CTB) within the National Cancer Institute, incl. personnel management/direction, resource planning/budgeting, project management, technical direction and hands-on support. Completed first C&A exhibiting adherence to the required FISMA guidelines. Design, implement, and manage technical engineering processes/procedures for infrastructure change and 24/7 operations of Internet/Intranet applications for the NCI. Manage 24x7x365 fault-tolerant data center operations across a geographically distributed and load-balanced network infrastructure to maintain strict compliance with DHHS/NIH/NCI IT policies/regulations and maximum availability. Provide technical direction to staff regarding existing infrastructure and new technical initiatives. Provide technical and managerial escalation point for technology. Build and maintain strategic relationships with key vendors/resellers. Provide technical direction for procurement of technology products (software/hardware). Participate in and/or lead regular staff, managerial, and executive-level meetings and direct topics that involve technology.

Sr. Professional Staff / Sr. Info. Sys. Engineer • JHU APL • Laurel, MD • 6/04-4/06

Implement Altiris Client Management Suite for all IT systems (6500+ hybrid systems). Technical Lead for secured facilities/labs performing work to support government agency-sponsored projects. Automate processes to maintain accreditation and increase efficiency. Develop & manage teams to design & implement solutions using Altiris Client Management Suite. Technical escalation point in areas of systems engineering, design, support, & automation. Significant influence on technical direction of IT systems management infrastructure. Act as primary technical contact for IT initiatives requiring automated approach. Build & lead focus groups to solve enterprise technical challenges. Technical consultant to other APL offices.

Computer Network Specialist • Analex Corporation • Columbia, MD • 2/04-6/04

Contracted to Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Liaison to Microsoft for IT Support Group (65+ members). Liaison to Systems Backup Services, Windows Server, and Active Directory Teams for IT Support Group. Perform enterprise-level (6500+ systems) IT support duties as required (configure/implement GPOs, login scripts, VBScript, package applications, etc.). Provide technical guidance regarding 3rd party enterprise support packages/products.

Client Executive • Digex, Inc. • Laurel, MD • 2/01-2/04

First escalation point for all technical incidents/planning reaching a tier-4 level. Manage a technical team of 5-7 engineers & serve 10-15 clients (American Eagle, Edmunds, LEGO…). Analyze the performance of clients’ sites/applications. Provide regular reporting on network & system performance analysis. Proactively recommend improvements & identify opportunities for improvements incl. performance, load balancing, fault tolerance, & disaster recovery. Analyze recurring problems & work with clients & technical staff to identify/recommend solutions. Maintain detailed knowledge & understanding of clients’ business goals/initiatives to forecast technical requirements. Maintain accurate records (Visio diagrams, data sheets) pertaining to solutions architecture, server, and network device configurations.

WAN Engineer / Exchange Specialist (CSA II) • TekSystems • Baltimore, MD • 11/00-2/01 (details available upon request)

Senior Network Analyst • Greenwich Technology Partners • Columbia, MD • 5/00-11/00 (details available upon request)

Senior Network Engineer • Data Computer Corporation of America • Ellicott City, MD • 1/99-5/00 (details available upon request)

Network Field Engineer • Wang Global / Bannex Corporation • Charlotte, NC • 11/97-1/99 (details available upon request)

Network Manager • First Equity Corporations • Baltimore, MD • 8/96-10/97 (details available upon request)


08/2014-Present Johns Hopkins University
M.S. Information Systems Engineering
9/99 Catonsville Community College, Catonsville, MD
Computer Science study
5/06-5/09 University of Phoenix
B.S. Information Technology – Summa Cum Laude
1/99 Howard Community College, Columbia, MD
Computer Science study
8/94-5/96 Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
General Engineering and Computer Applications in Forestry Operations

Awards & Recognition

2010 NCI Good Team Member Award – NCI New Campus, 2009 NCI Good Teamwork Award – Cancer.gov Web Operations Team, 2008 NIH Plain Language Award – Gold. National Institutes of Health, 2008 NIH Plain Language Award – Silver. National Institutes of Health, 2008 NIH Plain Language Award – Bronze (x2). National Institutes of Health, 2007 Group Award of Merit. National Institutes of Health, 2006 NIH Plain Language Award – Honorable Mention. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health

Skills / Tech / Certs Snapshot

Splunk Certified Architect, MCSE, ITIL Foundation V2/V3/2011, Infoblox Expert (CICA/CICE/CIST), Cisco Unified Computing Technology Support Specialist, Cisco Unified Computing Support Specialist, Nutanix Platform Professional, Nutanix Platform Sales Engineer, F5 BigIP, Altiris, BMC FootPrints, LanDesk, Backup Management (NetBackup, ArcServe), Pre/Post-Sales Engineering, RDBMS (SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite), Compute/Storage/Converged Infrastructure (Nutanix, ScaleIO), Monitoring/Compliance (Splunk, SolarWinds, Nagios, NetXMS, EventSentry, SiteScope, WhatsUp Gold), Networking (Physical / Virtual / SDN, CCNA & UCS Trained), Network Services (AD, WINS, DHCP, DNS, GLB, PXE, etc.), Scripting / Automation / Development (PXE, VBScript/JavaScript, PowerShell, bash/K, Python, Puppet, Perl & Java), Systems Admin/Engineering, (Windows, Linux/BSD), Software Packaging / Delivery, Customer Care/Service/Relations Skills, Storage (EMC VNX/VMAX/ScaleIO, Dell MD, NetApp FAS, HP EVA SAN/MSA, Quantum SAN), Virtualization / Cloud (Cisco UCS, IBM BladeCenter, HP BladeSystem, Dell M1000e, Nutanix, Microsoft Hyper-V 2008R2-2012R2, VMware vSphere 3-6), WebDev (HTML, PHP, ASP, Perl, & Cold Fusion), Web Servers (IIS 4-8, Apache HTTP (1/2.x & Tomcat)

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