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Name: John Palli
Last Updated: 2021-07-07
Phone #: 8138175212
Address: 12709 24th Street Circle East
Parrish, FL 34219
John Palli
Address: 12709 24th Street Circle East, Parrish, Florida 34219
Phone: 813.817.5212 Email:

-=IT Manager II=-

System Administration and Migration ~ Server Maintenance ~ Network Management ~ Data Center Operations
Staff Training and Development ~ System Programming ~ Software Development ~ Process Improvement

»»»Qualifications Profile

Accomplished and technically inclined professional, with extensive experience in handling overall facets of IT operation across various sectors with an active Top Secret clearance.

»»»Professional Experience

»Novetta (Remote) | Tampa, FL
»DevOps Engineer Sep 2018–Present

•Proficiently utilize various tools in enabling speed and security for development teams, such as Bitbucket, Bamboo, GitLab, Gitea, Artifactory, Portainer, Octant, Longhorn, and Helm along with numerous scripts and security scans and monitoring
•Play a key role in establishing DevOps practices and software pipeline
•Succeeded in migrating three Docker Swarm based applications for use in Kubernetes and Openshift
•Garnered several You Rock awards for receiving various positive testimonials from government customers

»SoundWay Consulting (Remote) | Parrish, FL
»Junior Associate | Senior Systems Engineer, Veterans Administration Mobile Infrastructure Services Jan 2016–Sep 2018

•Worked on application deployment and troubleshooting through WebLogic 11g and 12c clusters, Tomcat, and Node.js
•Administered Apache proxy and static content servers while coaching junior administrators
•Collaborated with DevOps Structured Team utilizing Chef, Consul, and Docker
•Served as a substitute to BAH as part of the VA Mobile Infrastructure Services (MIS) contract
•Obtained employment due to comprehensive experience and knowledge of Linux, Chef, and Docker
•Provided assistance to new members to ensure understanding of impact of change in the environments

»Collabera (Remote) | Riverview, FL
»System Administrator, IBM Cloud Managed Services, Jun 2015–Dec 2015

•Managed numerous Oracle Virtual Server (OVS) 3.2.9 farms within four data centers, which included three overseas data centers
•Made use of Oracle Virtual Machine Manager (OVMM) 3.3 and Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) 12c for virtual machine management and migrations
•Interfaced with Oracle Support staff to guarantee attainment of service level agreements (SLAs) for IBM’s clients

»SRI | Celebration, FL
»Linux Systems Engineer, Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts Digital Feb 2015–Jun 2015

•Rendered assistance to several small projects for Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts Digital, which provided an interactive web and park experience
•Maintained Tomcat, Java, Apache, Zend PHP, and NodeJs builds through RHEL 5 and six backed websites
•Worked with numerous monitoring tools, such as Alertsite, Solarwinds Orion, Sensu, and HP Sitescope
•Cultivated knowledge of OpenStack, etcd, and Docker for upcoming projects
•Optimized performance and consistency through Splunk Enterprise 6.2.0
•Expertly diagnosed and improved a Chef recipe for a custom sitemap generator, thus maximizing productivity and accuracy of the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Team

»Cloudmancer, Inc. (Remote) | Sarasota, FL
»Chief Information Officer Jun 2012–Oct 2015

•Interpreted APIs for multiple virtualization platforms into understandable concepts for colleagues
•Developed a unified UI from common objects of the platforms

»TekSystems | Lakeland, FL
»HPC and Supercomputer Lab Administrator, Florida Polytechnic University Jun 2014–Oct 2014

•Took charge of a 48 node IBM supercomputer, such as IBM e1350 loaded with Platform HPC, Platform MPI 9.1, and LSF 9.1.1; 110 terabyte of general parallel file system (GPFS) storage operated on RedHat 6.4; and VMware vSphere 5.5 based-student datacenter with 24 terabyte of storage
•Prepared full documentation of interconnectivity and power through RackTables
•Assumed responsibility in handling Python and shell scripted clean shutdown or start-up of the lab computers including HPC or supercomputer as well as configuration of the Eaton UPS solution utilizing scripts to cleanly shutdown the HPC or supercomputer lab in the event of a prolonged power outage
•Facilitated the installation and configuration of Observium monitoring
•Participated in HPC Steering Committee
•Developed document repository and basic guide wiki for the utilization of high performance computer (HPC) or supercomputer lab using Redmine, as well as an offline library for restoration of service after an outage

»Insight Global | Various Locations
»Virtualization Engineer, PSCU, Saint Petersburg, FL Mar 2013–Apr 2014

•Helped one deep senior VMware administrator in accomplishing assigned workload and initiating projects
•Gained company authorization on vCenter Operations Manager 5.8 Suite in designing custom dashboards
•Carried out troubleshooting of scripts utilized in documenting Cisco UCS Manager Sessions for automation tasks
•Keenly assessed Cisco UCS Director and VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) for automation and other use-cases across the PSCU
•Created housekeeping scripts for automatic removal of snapshots greater than three days old in accordance with PSCU policy
•Played a key role in troubleshooting unique VMware View Horizon 4.6 operations which required creative solves

»Linux Systems Engineer, Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts Online, Celebration, FL Oct 2012–Apr 2013

•Provided technical support to the newest version of Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts Online, which included producing Python Fabric scripts to support roll out and maintenance of large amounts of servers across global enterprise
•Displayed expertise in conducting numerous Membase and Couchbase cluster upgrades
•Managed Tomcat, Java, Apache, and Zend PHP through RedHat 5 and 6 as well as Windows or IIS backed websites
•Took charge of maintaining and configuring virtual servers, pools, and iRules within the F5 BigIP load balance clusters
•Coordinated with various business units within Disney for the deployment of their websites
•Developed knowledge of Chef as a deployment tool for the future automation needs of Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts Online

»Acclaris | Tampa, FL
»Virtualization and Storage System Administrator Sep 2013–Dec 2013

•Ensured alignment of VMware and storage best practices with business workflow
•Executed configuration of two new FAS 3220 NetApp clustered pairs with more than 200 terabytes each pair operating in Data OnTap 8.2 in clustered mode
•Spearheaded the migration and redevelopment of VMware data stores with more than 17 terabytes to the new NetApp from the older Dell EqualLogic solution without impact to end users
•Handled configuration of peering for both clusters and the Vservers to the matching NetApp across the disaster recovery site
•Enhanced VLAN provisioning in collaboration with network engineer to effectively serve other system administrators
•Supervised a consensus to centralize log storage for all servers while patching and upgrading to update the virtual infrastructure
•Administered legacy storage solutions, such as Dell EqualLogics 6000 series, QNAP, and DAS as well as 90 client VMware View Horizon VDI solution for an offshore component of Acclaris
•Led the reassessment and resize of primary virtual environment to improve efficiency and best practices

»Sypris Electronics | Tampa, FL
»Virtualization and Storage Engineer Feb 2011–Jun 2012
»Virtualization Consultant, Decorus Personnel Feb 2011–Aug 2011
»Cloud Computing Consultant, Cirrhus9

•Used expertise in cloud and virtualization for Sypris Electronics Cyber Range projects
•Initiated migration of development environment to VMware vSphere ESXi 5 Hypervisors as well as the Development Team to a NetApp FAS2040
•Drove efforts in reconfiguring and enhancing the development environment for large-scale proof-of-concept deployments
•Mentored Development Team on the utilization and possibilities of virtualization
•Successfully configured VMware vCloud 1.5, which saved valuable set up time for virtual environments and storage space saving through VMware's Linked Clone technology

»»»Earlier Career

General Dynamics Information Technology | MacDill Air Force Base, FL
Senior Linux Administrator
UNIX Site Supervisor | UNIX Systems Administrator | Video Telecommunications Technician

Apex Systems | Tampa, FL
Senior UNIX Server Administrator, Dynology

Sterling Computers | Riverview, FL
UNIX Consultant, Army's Logistic Management Program, Letterkenny Army Depot

General Dynamics | MacDill Air Force Base, FL
Video Communications and Network Technician

United States Air Force | Various Locations
UNIX Systems Administrator, Various Air Force Bases
Secure Communications Technician, Various Air Force Bases
Computer Technician | Cryptologic Technician, Various Air Force Bases


Bachelor of Arts in General Studies with Concentration in Coding
In progress: Expected Completion Date: Oct 2022
Southern New Hampshire University | Manchester, NH

Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Systems Technology
Community College of the United States Air Force | Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Montgomery, AL


CompTIA Linux+
Security +

Docker, Inc.
Docker Certified Associate

Amazon Web Services
AWS Certified SysOps Administrator–Associate

Chef Fluency Badge

Zabbix 3.0 Certified Specialist

VMware Certified Professional (VCP), vSphere 5
VMware Certified Professional (VCP), vSphere 4

NetApp Certified Expert

Solaris 10 Sun Certified System Administrator
Solaris 8 Sun Certified System Administrator

IT Infrastructure Library Certification, ITIL Foundations

SAIR Linux and GNU Certified Professional

»»»Technical Acumen

Platforms or Systems
AWS, UNIX, Linux System Administration (Ubuntu, Suse, Red Hat, CentOS, and Solaris 8/10), Citrix, Xen Desktop 4.0, Xen Secure Gateway 3.1, VMware ESXi Server (3.x, 4.x, and 5.x), NetApp OnTap 8.2 Clustered, WebLogic 11g and 12c,Tomcat, NodeJs, Kubernetes, and PM2

Software Tools
VMware vCenter Operations Manager Suite 5.8, Cisco UCS Manager, Xen Desktop Administration, VMware Vsphere 4 & 5 vCenter administration, VMware View 4, vCenter Lab Manager 4, vCloud Director 1.5, Couchbase, Chef, Prelude IDS, ICINGA Monitoring, Alertsite, Solarwinds Orion, Zenoss, HP Sitescope, Splunk, Zabbix, BSD Jails, Solaris Zones, Docker, Apache 2.X web server, Github, Bitbucket, Bamboo, Gitlab, Aritfactory, Harbor, Portainer, Helm,and NGINX web server
Scripting Tools
UNIX Shell Scripting, csh, ksh, Python, Python Fabric, Jumpstart, Kickstart, VMware PowerCLI, Cisco UCS Power Tools, and Power Shell

Clustered and Metro-Clustered NetApps, V series (M-4000, 5000, and 8000), T-1000/5220, HP Blade Server (BL460c, BL45p, and BL25p), IBM X3650 M3, EMC AX-4, Synology, and HP Proliant DL385
Network Management
Wide Area Network, Local Area Network, TCP/IP, F5 BigIP, Fibre Termination, and CAT 5

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