Daniel Alan Fleming
132 Cottontail Lane
Nederland, CO. 80466-9726
A proven people leader with extensive experience working with technology.
Demonstrated track record in technology planning and execution to meeting
strategic business goals. Expertise in building cohesive and effective
support teams. Skilled in management of both CapEx and OpEx budgets.
Excellent relationship management and problem solving abilities. Core
- Data Center Operations
- Website Administration
- Team Management
- Network Architecture
- Internet Security
- Systems Administration
- Web Site Support
- CableTV R&D
- Budget Management
Platforms: Virtually all flavors of unix, including Redhat Linux,
Solaris, HPux and AIX. Systems virtualization with both VMWare and Redhat
KVM. Also familiar with both Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh.
Applications: Sendmail; named/DNS; mailman mailing list management;
Apache/httpd web server; Veritas NetBackup; Amanda backup; nagios monitoring;
some Oracle administration.
Network Equipment: Cisco routers and switches running IOS; Cisco
ASA firewalls; F5 BigIP load balancers; Palo Alto firewalls; Brocade/Foundry
routers, switches and load balancers; Brocade SAN switches; Checkpoint
firewalls; Network Appliance NFS filers; Network Instruments network sniffers.
Cable TV Equipment: Cisco/Scientific Atlanta headend; Motorola headend;
Big Band Networks BMR; Terayon DM6400; Cisco DCM muxes; Concurrent VoD server;
Arris/CCOR/nCUBE VoD server; Cisco/Arroyo VoD server; Motorola/Broadbus VoD
server; Tandberg/N2Broadband catchers, BMS and AMS; Cisco CMTS; Big Band SDV
server; Cisco/SA SDV server; Trilithic EAS system; Monroe EAS system; S&T
TSBroadcaster; Time Warner Cable MystroTV system.
HomeAdvisor, Golden, CO 2012 - Present
Director, Technical Operations: I manage a small operations team
responsible for all the equipment running the HomeAdvisor website, as well
the multi-site WAN/LAN network infrastructure for the entire company.
Thus-far in my time at HomeAdvisor I have overseen massive infrastructure
upgrades and implementation of new technology during a time of explosive
growth leading to the present where the website earns $300 million in
revenue. I balance multiple simultaneous priorities including improving
stability, increasing scalability, dramatically tightening security, adopting
exciting new technologies and processes, uplifting legacy equipment and
planning for disaster recovery. In addition to managing a highly technical
team of engineers I also manage multiple external vendors, calculate the
Operations team's annual capital budget and am the compliance officer for
the entire Technology organization. In the past, I've also overseen the
configuration management responsibility, handled network architecture duties,
covered as lead Network and Security engineer and done project management
for some large infrastructure projects. Highlights have included:
Time Warner Cable ATG (previously MystroTV), Broomfield, CO 2002 - 2011
Director, Lab Support: Managed support team of 14 engineers overseeing
a cutting-edge R&D data center supporting Time Warner Cable video
organization's software development, test and field support operations. The
team was responsible for doing the specification, design and support of the
development lab infrastructure, providing tier IV field support and doing
hardware architecture for deployed products. Equipment used includes multiple
Scientific Atlanta headends, Motorola headends, Video-on-Demand servers,
ISA-complaint subsystems, Switched Digital Video systems, OCAP infrastructure,
Cable modem/DSG infrastructure, over 100 Sun enterprise servers, over 300 Linux
servers, a multi-layer network with more than 30 Brocade, Foundry, Cisco and
Riverstone routers as well as many more pieces of equipment specific to the
cable TV industry.
- Completing a PCI-DSS Level 2 ROC.
- A comprehensive re-design and upgrade of the entire network infrastructure
including LAN, WAN, firewalls, load balancers, VPN and wireless.
- Complete re-design and upgrade of the website server infrastructure
including physical to virtual migration, hybrid-cloud integration and
accomplishing both SOX and PCI compliance.
- Successfully planning and executing a data center consolidation with no
- Overseeing the public website transition during a rebranding of the company.
Infobeat (www.infobeat.com), Denver, CO 2001
Senior System Administrator: Responsible for designing and implementing
an email/web network including security, network infrastructure, hardware
selection, vendor negotiation and system standards. Part of three person team
responsible for managing existing Infobeat web site including backups, system
monitoring, firewall and network security and development environment.
- Designed, built, staffed and operated $20 million dollar 5,000 sq ft
cable TV industry data center. Created specifications including calculating
space, power, air conditioning and cabling requirements.
- Designed, built, staffed and operated a $5 million dollar, 1,000 sq ft
cable TV industry data center.
- Coordinated two building moves with no outages or loss of productivity.
Oversaw the build-out of office space, working with architects, general
contractors, sub-contractors, cabling vendors, leasing company and legal
- Responsible for managing all vendor relationships for the lab.
- Managing a multi-million dollar CapEx and OpEX budget.
- Managed design and implementation of hardware virtualization project
tasked with developing next generation solution to deploy into Regional data
- Responsible for specification, vendor selection, pricing and purchase
for all data center equipment.
Mancala, Inc (aka WordOfMouth.com), Boulder, CO 2000
Sr. System Administrator and Operations Manager: Responsible for
support of all office equipment, the development environment and the planning,
deployment and administration of the web site. The site was 100% Sun/Solaris,
Foundry load balancer and networking equipment, Oracle running on Network
Appliance NFS filers, Netscreen Firewall, Cisco routers, Apache web servers
and Vignette middleware.
- Designed system and network architecture to support next generation email
MapQuest (www.mapquest.com), Denver, CO 1999 - 2000
Contract Senior Unix System Administrator: One of five tasked with
Systems Administrator, Network Administrator and Webmaster duties for the
MapQuest web site. Responsible for maintaining all the servers, networking
equipment and software necessary to run the site.
- Responsible for evaluation, contract negotiation and purchase of all
server and network hardware.
- Designed and implemented website network and security architecture.
- Developed website management procedures, maintenance plans and
- Led Installation Checkpoint Firewall-1 firewall.
- Led evaluation of F5 Labs Big/IP and Foundry ServerIron load balancer
- Managed Sun and Linux server hardware, Cisco routers and 3Com switches.
Additional Related Experience:
TCI Careertrack, Boulder, CO
US West, Denver, CO
AT&T Tridom, Marietta, GA
Georgia State University: Completed 2 years toward BA Philosophy/Religion.
Georgia Institute of Technology: Completed 3 years toward BS Information and
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