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Employment History


Daniel A. Seguin,  I.T. Consulting  (September 2001-Present)
Owner
Provide to numerous clients: system and network administration; security audits, risk assessment, and mitigation strategies; information infrastructure architecture, technology requirements gathering, product/vendor selection, installation, and configuration; education and end-user training; web site development; database benchmarking; programming and task automation. Technologies: Windows XP/2000, MacOSX, Linux (SuSe/RedHat), FreeBSD, Apache, IIS, PHP based Content Management Systems (various), MySQL, MS-Office, FrontPage 2002, Intersystems Caché, Quest Benchmark Factory.

Round1, Inc.  (March 2001-September 2001)
Director of Engineering Operations
Provided strategic direction and leadership over the Engineering Operations umbrella of services: Quality Engineering, Technical Services, Build & Release Management, Configuration Management, Performance & Tuning, Application Security, and Standards & Metrics. Contributions included: The Engineering Process Guide (chapters for QE, BR&M, and S&M), defining an extensible tag and branch strategy, and fostering the on-time and quality delivery of Capitalization Manager, Round1’s flagship hosted offering for the Financial Services community. Technologies: J2EE, Apache, Struts, Tomcat, Oracle 8i, Quest Toad, Segue Silk, Solaris8, Windows NT/2000, MS-Project, CVS.

eMind, LLC  (July 2000-March 2001)
Director, Information Technology and Site Operations
Provided strategic direction and leadership over Corporate IT and Site Operations for eMind’s distance learning, management, and reporting platform. Established and enforced policy, procedure, and standards for Quality Engineering, Build & Release Management, and Site Operations. Instituted a gatekeeper facility - a two-way conduit between Site Operations and Customer Support, with escalation into QA and engineering. Measurably increased overall product quality, system predictability, supportability, reliability, accountability, and reduced time-to-resolution. Responsible for the extended computing infrastructure for three international locations and 120 personnel, including system and network administration, business applications, engineering development environment, corporate intranet, helpdesk, etc. Technologies: J2EE, Apache, Struts, Tomcat, Oracle, Solaris8, Cold Fusion, IIS, MS-SQL, Windows NT/2000, MS-Office Suite, RAID, SAN, Cisco, NetScreen, Nortel AceDirector, VPN, Linux, MS-VSS, Active-Directory, FileMaker, Veritas VxVM, NEC PBX, Nortel PBX.

Macromedia, Inc. / Andromedia, Inc.  (March 1998-May 2000)
Manager, Integration Projects, Web/IT Operations, December 1999-May 2000
[Andromedia, Inc. merged with Macromedia, Inc., December 1999] Provided project management over integration of IT infrastructures of Macromedia and Andromedia. Produced in-depth analysis on policies, processes, personnel, etc. and developed a detailed integration project plan, accounting for resource allocation, operational dependencies, and capital expenditures. Provided engineered solutions to meet integration objectives, worked as the project and process manager, and facilitated knowledge and support transfer as the Andromedia IT subject-matter expert. Technologies: Microsoft Project.

Information Technology Architect and Senior Manager, March 1998-December 1999
Reporting to the CFO, responsible for all aspects of IT architecture, management, and administration, including hardware, software, data networking, telecommunications, security, disaster recovery, end-user support, strategic planning, budgeting, personnel, recruiting, metrics, and vendor management. Scaled from 32 to 180 users and 1 to 7 worldwide locations, developed systems and staffing appropriate to meet corporate strategic objectives. Responsible for engineering, implementation, and support of corporate applications, including our enterprise-wide CRM system (Onyx). Developed and enforced computing standards to lower TCO and increase supportability and productivity. Technologies: Solaris, Oracle, CVS, Windows NT/2000, MS-Exchange, MS-SQL Server, MS-Office, Cisco, 3Com, Legato NetBackup, NEC PBX, Network, Telecom.

Informix Software, Inc. / Illustra Information Technologies, Inc.  (August 1994-March 1998)
MIS Technology Consultant, July 1996-March 1998
[Illustra Information Technologies merged with Informix Software, Inc. in February 1996] Co-managed merge of IT and CM infrastructures for Informix and Illustra. Served as an IT resource to CIO and Web Marketing. Duties: product technology evaluations, technology consulting, project management, systems architecture, DB-enabled web systems prototyping, Informix DBA, security administration, performance analysis and tuning, and second-level technical support. Managed the production for www.informix.com, the development, QA, and publishing for Informix’s partner/vendor extranet, and Informix’s corporate intranet. Spearheaded the X.500/LDAP based directory services initiative. Technologies: Solaris, Windows NT, Netscape SuiteSpot, Informix DB, Illustra DB and 3GL, shell scripting, Vxtreme, EcoNet, Siebel Sales with Informix, SQL, Microsoft Project
International IS Manager, August 1994-June 1996
Developed and managed the 14 person IS staff, serving 220 employees and 7 international offices. Responsible for 7X24 R&D, Corporate, and Site Operations; system and network administration; configuration management; help desk; asset control; policy; process; metrics; end-user training. budgets; personnel management; recruiting; strategic planning; infrastructure architecture; disaster recovery. Technologies: Solaris, Illustra, ClearCase, Windows 95/NT, Lotus Notes, Cisco, Veritas VxVa & VxVm, Legato NetBackup, MS-Office.

Ingres/The ASK Group Inc.  (December 1991-July 1994)
Senior UNIX System Administrator
System administration of 250 UNIX and 30 desktop systems serving Ingres Products Division R&D. System and network installation, administration, and troubleshooting; helpdesk second-tier support; resolved platform dependencies for porting engineers; managed product build tools and environment; automated system administration tasks; technology evaluation; vendor point-of-contact; HP9000 and HP-UX subject matter expert. Technologies: 50 vendors and 70+ flavors of UNIX, Mac-OS, Windows/NT, Auspex, ThinNet, 10BaseT, Token Ring, Shell Scripting, Perl

UCSD Network Operations  (July 1985-November 1991)
Programmer Analyst / System Administrator
Assisted installation of campus broadband WAN. Developed a suite of database-enabled applications, UNIX-based WAN network accounting daemons, and ancillary utilities, in support of usage-based customer recharges for data communication services. Other duties: departmental Ingres DBA; system and network administration. Technologies: UngermannBass Broadband WAN hardware and operating system, SunOS, BSD4.2, SVR3, Sun MicroIngres, Ingres 4GL and ESQL, DevelConn, C, UNIX, MacOS, DOS, Shell Scripting, Sun NetManager

Trinex Communication Corporation  (August 1983-July 1984)
Consultant Programmer
Designed and implemented custom end-point applications for packet-switched mail services (GTE Telenet)

Dan Seguin Computer Consulting  (June 1981-July 1985)
Independent Contractor
Provided value-added system resale (including turn-key solutions), application programming, user training, and support for small business


Education


B.A. in Cognitive Science with an Emphasis in Computation (Artificial Intelligence), University of California, San Diego, June, 1991

Training

Cisco Hands-On Training (1999); Onyx Customer Care Center Administration (1999); ClearCase/Multisite Certified (1996); AEA Management Skills Training (1995); Verbal Presentations to High-Level Management Audiences (1995); USENIX, SAGE, and SANS technical courses and conferences; Informix DBA; Illustra DBA; Netscape SuiteSpot; Ingres 4GL; and various vendor/product-specific system administration training seminars

Professional Associations


Long-term member of USENIX and SAGE

References


Furnished upon request