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Chris Hammer
Chris Hammer
Hello. I'm Chris. I'm a systems administrator, programmer, wannabe network engineer, photographer, and all around badass. When I'm not in the office wrangling servers, I'm at home breaking things.

Chris Hammer, Senior Systems Administrator

  • 6 Saint Paul Ct., Hampton VA 23666
  • chris dot hammer at gmail dot com
  • https://www.thezengarden.net

0.1 Skillset

Problem Solving
Customer Support
UNIX (Linux, SunOS, Solaris, FreeBSD Administration
OpsCode Chef
Virtualization
Networking
Windows Server

02. Work Experience

GMTI 2011 - Present

Deployment & Hosting Support Analyst

Responsibilities:
• Deployed, maintained, and supported high profile and revenue generating
applications including Wave2, DealChicken, Gannett Government Media
and Gannett Healthcare.
• Met and/or exceeded all internal and external deadlines with a high
degree of accuracy.
• Monitored application and server performance using tools available on
the servers, as well as external monitoring solutions such as EM7.
• Provided after hours support as required for applications both under my
control, and outside my control.

GMTI 2005 - 2011

Applications Support Analyst

Responsibilities:
• Supporting and managing aspects related to products assigned under my
control.
• Setting up monitoring to insure that our staff is aware of potential issues
before they turn into more serious issues.
• Working with vendors and customers to resolve issues vital to the proper
functioning of the application and systems that the application uses.

GMTI 2004 - 2005

Console Operator

Responsibilities:
• Monitoring and initial troubleshooting of any issues which may occur in
our server environment in two remote data centers.
• Taking after hour calls from customers and managing how to best handle
their issue either by resolving it myself or escalating to the appropriate
personnel.
• Setup scripts and monitoring to aid in daily tasks and for more advanced
notification of issues as they occur.

VISINET 2000 - 2003

Senior Software Engineer

Responsibilities:
• CGI scripting for dynamic server generated web pages which included
various techniques such as DBI with SQL database back ends, plain text
data files, template systems, and others.
• Developed and maintained custom scripts based on customer
specifications for use on their company website.
• Wrote shell scripts using Perl to aid in web site maintenance as well as
several customer libraries for in house use with custom applications.

0.3 Awards

0.4 Education

Denbigh High School

1993 - 1996

General Diploma

References are available upon request.