BENJAMIN LEVENSON

3676 E Lark Dr

Chandler, AZ 85286

Phone: (904) 446-8864

E-mail: ben.levenson@gmail.com

 

Skills

·         Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017

·         Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016

·         SQL Server Reporting Services

·         Windows XP, Vista, 7, 10

·         PowerShell

·         Office 365 & Microsoft Volume Licensing

·         C#.NET & ASP.NET

·         System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)

·         Systems Management Server (SMS)

·         Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)

 

Professional Experience

Senior Database Administrator                                    October 2016 – Present

City of Tempe                                                                   Tempe, AZ

 

Senior Engineer                                                              January 2015 – October 2016

SecureSI                                                                           Jacksonville, FL

·       Lead Senior Engineer for 15 clients comprising over 2000 endpoints

·       Sole DBA for managed services company with over 50 client sites

·       Managed Windows Server, Remote Desktop Services, Exchange, SQL, Great Plains, SonicWall network devices, Cisco network devices, and custom applications

·       Responsible for identifying needs, purchasing equipment, configuring systems, supporting applications, and correcting obstructions

·       Created centralized, scalable, cloud-based automation to backup SQL databases at multiple sites, versions, and server configurations

·       Provided 24-hour tier 3 support for system outages

 

Lead Database Administrator                                       May 2010 – January 2015

Black Knight Financial Services                                      Jacksonville, FL

·       Managed SQL services for Fannie Mae’s Home Affordable Mortgage Program (HAMP)

·       Implemented Disaster Recovery strategies to meet client RPO/RTO, including 24 recovery and zero data loss scenarios

·       Developed standards and performed SQL installations across multiple data centers

·       Configured, monitored and supported over 200 SQL instances

 

Enterprise Configuration Manager                              June 2008 – March 2010

United States Air Force                                                    Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL

·       Lead developer for the largest unified SCCM/SMS environment in the world

·       Created automated Windows SCCM deployments and MDT standalone upgrade media, delivering $500M program to Air Force Enterprise

·       Provided single repository to implement Windows desktop and server configurations to Air Force, Department of Defense, OBM, CIA, FBI, NSA, DHS, and DISA.

·       Reduced MDT standalone media deployment times by 30 minutes per station

·       Developed, tested, and maintained SCCM & C# scripts utilized to bring computers into compliance with Federal Desktop Core Configuration without losing user data

·       Managed 20 unit server farm, including Active Directory, SCCM, MDT, and SQL Server

·       Authored communications and information annexes/appendices for technical user manuals and installation guides

·       Created C# Windows compliance validation tools used on over 57,000 systems

·       Maintained testing laboratory with over 70 unique system configurations

·       Designed SQL reports using MS SQL Reporting Services to track system compliance

 

Database Administrator                                                 September 2006 – June 2008

United States Air Force                                                    Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL

·       Generated new security procedures for web interfaces, removing 3 major security holes that would have allowed user takeover of the system

·       Wrote & taught Microsoft SQL 2005 training course used by 50% of new Air Force programmers

·       Monitored & improved database performance using SQL Server Profiler

·       Designed stored procedures in conjunction with developers to assure I/O compatibility

·       Established and maintained web interfaces using ASP.NET for multiple databases and servers

·       Redesigned databases for military personnel system, reducing in- and out-processing time by 28%

·       Engineered requirements for software overhaul, reducing project costs by $250,000

·       Developed central code repository to prevent code duplication for 138 project teams

 

Security Analyst                                                             March 2004 – September 2006

United States Air Force                                                    Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, NM

·       Administered UNIX security systems for Kirtland Underground Munitions Storage Complex

·       Oversaw installation and configuration of LAN drops, phone lines, and new computers

·       Managed classified Exchange server and prepared classified briefings on IT management

·       Certified weapons tracking systems resulting in an 'Excellent' rating for unit inspection

 

Owner                                                                              December 2001 – March 2004

A+ Computer Consulting                                                 Prescott, AZ

·       Started Sole Proprietorship to expand skills and develop community ties

·       Provided guidance on IT purchasing for individuals, small businesses, and non-profits

·       Formulated training plans to meet unique customer needs in varied environments

 

Computer Salesman and Technician                            May 1999 – December 2001

E-systems                                                                         Prescott, AZ

·       Sold computer hardware and peripherals to individuals and small businesses

·       Configured and repaired computer systems and networks on-site

 

Education

·       Completed Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Troy State University

·       Associate in Applied Science in Computer Science Technology from the Community College of the Air

·       70 day intensive military training in programming, database management, systems administration, and configuration management