Wayman L. Smith

5525 Maries Retreat

Bowie, Maryland 20720



Bachelor of Science: Computer Science – May 2005

Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD 21251


CISSP (in training)

TS/SCI w/ CI Polygraph

Red Hat Certified Architect  # 805008536835381

Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist

Red Hat Certified Security Specialist

CompTIA Linux+ Certification 07/2006, LPI Linux Certification 10/2007

Red Hat Whitepaper - redhat.com/f/pdf/rhn/Satellite-HA.pdf

Technical Skills

Operating Systems: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL 4/5/6), Sun/Solaris (8/9,10), SuSE Enterprise Linux Server/Desktop, Fedora, Ubuntu, Gentoo, AIX, FreeBSD, HPUX. Windows 2000/XP/7/8

Accomplishments/Skills: Author of Whitepaper for Red Hat detailing the process of combining Red Hat Cluster Suite (RHCS) and Red Hat Network Satellite Server for redundancy of Satellite application. Development of python script to categorize music catalog utilizing various python modules, libraries and APIs including AmazonAPI, musicbrainz2, id3. Conversational Spanish

Knowledge-base: SELinux Policy Adminstration, Puppet, Chef, PowerShell, Ansible, OpenSCAP, Red Hat Network Satellite Server, Red Hat Certificate Server, Red Hat ClusterSuite, DNS Server (Linux, Solaris), DCID/NISPOM/DISA Security Configuration, Linux Audit System Configuration, NFS (Linux, Solaris), NAS administration, VMWare ESX/ESXi configuration and management, NTP Server (Linux, Solaris), LAMP Installation/Administration, Samba (Linux), NTP (Linux, Solaris), NIS (Linux, Solaris), Nagios, SSH, TCP/IP, Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP (LAMP), Management of Beowulf Cluster Computing System using Intel x86 Architecture, Red Hat Directory Server, Sun One Java Directory Server, IPTables, SNORT, Nessus, Advanced Bash/Perl/Python Scripting, Leveraging APIs, PAM Security Implementation, Snare IDS Configuration, Linux Kernel Compilation/Customization, Solaris Jumpstart, Red Hat Kickstart, SuSE autoyast, PXE network installation, iLO2 management

Employment History:

6/2010-Present Senior Linux System Engineer Supervisor: Brian Ruskavich

Northpoint Technologies LLC.

Responsible for the management of 1000+ RHEL systems across multiple classified environments using such tools as Red Hat Satellite Server (Satellite Server), Altiris, VMWare ESX 3.5. Rapid development of scripts/utilities to meet needs of program. Work closely with ISSO/ISSM to apply security patches as well as verify and document mitigations. Utilize Satellite Server to automate patching and updating of linux hosts as well as configuration file management and provisioning of systems. Other tasks include management of LDAP user accounts with standard linux tools (ldapsearch, ldapmodify, etc.), development custom rpms for off the shelf software (clamav antivirus, SRR definitions), configure block and file level storage for RHEL systems using dm-multipath. Maintain compliance with security guidelines. Develop documentation on effective Linux System Administration in cleared environments for tier-1 and tier-2 help desk technicians. Plan and execute upgrade from RHEL4.8 to RHEL5.5 while maintaining integrity of third party applications.

07/2008-6/2010 Red Hat Professional Consultant Supervisor: Justin Nemmers (202) 821-3457

Red Hat Inc.

While at Red Hat, my duties included being responsible for delivering Red Hat solutions in a wide variety of customer environments. During engagements, it was necessary for me to rapidly assess client environment, install product(s) according to customer requirements, test operational effectiveness of product, as well as transfer knowledge and best practices to customer. Once the on-site portion of the engagement has completed, I was then tasked with drafting documentation which would serve as summary of engagement and document any issues which occurred during. The products I was tasked with installing during engagements were Red Hat Directory Server, Cluster Suite, Global File System, and Satellite Server. As a consultant, tasks often required that I use Bash and Perl scripts to automate procedures and employ an in-depth knowledge and understanding of Red Hat applications in order to develop accurate solution for customer environments. Several occasions required I combine products (ex. Red Hat Satellite Server and Cluster Suite in High Availability setup) to deliver requirement agreed upon in Statement of Work. In addition to consulting duties, I was also tasked with working with internal engineers and consultants to develop repeatable product deployment procedures.

10/2007-07/2008 System Administrator                Supervisor: Doug Ousborne (240)228-5000

        Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (JHUAPL)

While at JHUAPL I was responsible for 50-75 node classified network consisting of Linux, Macintosh OS X, and Sun Solaris workstations, servers, and grid computing nodes. Duties included actively monitoring and harvesting performance metrics of network and computing performance. Perform security auditing and antivirus updates in classified environment. Employed SAR, Nagios, Ganglia, and scripting tools to collect and analyze system data. Responsible for configuring Windows,Unix and Linux systems processing in a highly classified environment to comply with DCID/DISA/NISPOM standards. Installed and managed LAMP installation on Red Hat Linux Systems. Configured and maintained NAS, RAID, NFS, DNS, DHCP, Vmware, NTP, LDAP, and Apache servers in classified, high availability environment. Used performance metrics and benchmarks, planned FY08 hardware purchases. Maintained 24 Node High Performance Linux clustered system for distributed processing. Management of Sun One Java Directory Server in classified environment, management of user accounts and authentication as well as schema extension.

04/2006-10/2007                OS Engineer/System Administrator        Supervisors: Greg Hickey (703) 367-2835 / Stacy Pontarolla (703) 367-2835

Lockheed Martin – Maritime Systems & Sensors (MS2)

Position: OS Engineer

Performed Information Assurance and OS Lockdown procedures to comply with DoD, NISPOM and DISA requirements. Functioned as primary system administrator of classified production network consisting of 165+ users and serve as point of contact for all system troubleshooting. Perform advanced system administration tasks such as data back-up, user account management, and Operating System installation and configuration that comply with NISPOM security guidelines.

Position: System Administrator

Served as primary system administrator for 165+ user classified network. Support Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX and Windows systems. Duties included adding, deleting, and managing user accounts, application installation and configuration, data backup (tape and SAN) and replication, and primary point-of-contact for troubleshooting needs, and administration of multiple DNS, NIS, NFS and NTP servers. I was also responsible for performing OS Lockdown procedures to comply with DoD, NISPOM Chapter 8 and DISA requirements. Configure systems with kernel level auditing, password complexity, anti-virus software, and User Access Controls across platforms. Employed Bash and Perl scripts to aid in system administration duties. Communicated with users regarding changes to systems and to resolve issues. Planned and execute system upgrades and system enhancements.

06/2003-08/2004        Migration Group/IT Intern                Supervisor: Jim Borror (410) 560-4131

United Parcel Service Internet Systems Maryland

Coded and debugged Perl and Bash scripts to aid the Application Migration Process and automate support site link automation.  Designed CGI web pages that process and display data obtained from the software migration process. Maintained and updated team support site. Developed Perl web calendar application which synchronized and updated calendar events in Microsoft Outlook.

05/2002- 12/2002          Student Researcher                Supervisor: Dorothy Russell (443) 885-4225

Morgan State University: School of Engineering and Computer Science                

Designed, built, and maintained an alternative supercomputer utilizing the Beowulf Cluster Computing Concepts developed by NASA. Construction of the Beowulf Cluster consisted entirely of commodity-off-the-shelf components and Open Source Software. Responsibilities included loading Linux OS over NFS file system, configuring TCP/IP and implemented MPI message passing technology.  Compiled and executed benchmark software as well as climate modeling software.

07/2001 – 09/2001        Internet Technology Intern        Supervisor:  Phillip O’Neal (202) 626-7485

American Institute of Architects (AIA), Washington, D.C.

Responsible for the identification of technical difficulties, resolution and maintenance of  Windows 98/2000/XP workstations for approximately 200 employees of the American Institute of Architects. Diagnosed user issues and served as the first level of response. Created Microsoft Exchange user accounts and maintained user data across Novell, Windows, and Linux Servers. Ensured system back-ups on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.