Long Resume

Eric Smoker

3326 Wyoming Blvd. NE apt. #301-Albuquerque, NM 87111 – eric@smokertech.com – (505)508-6075


OBJECTIVE: Seeking any gainful employment in my new residence of Albuquerque, NM. Would prefer full time employment but open to contract work.


Relevant Skills & Proficiencies

OS Specializations: Linux (Debian/Ubuntu), Windows (All)

Technology Specializations: Apache/MySQL/PHP; Linux HA/virtual server/load balancing; IIS/Exchange/MSSQL; firewall/IDS/security policy; capacity planning; network design; IP services (e.g., DNS, HTTP, DHCP, SMTP/POP3/IMAP,NFS); virtualization (VMWare); OpenVPN; PC & server hardware repair

Languages: PHP, Perl, SQL, sh/bash

Current Software Used: Apache HTTP/Tomcat; PHP; MySQL; PostgresSQL; Qmail; SpamAssassin; QPSMTP; IPSec; OpenVPN; Netfilter; Pacemaker,Corosync; Webmin; Drupal CMS; MS-Office

Non-Technical Skills: Independent; tactful; courteous; enjoys difficult technical challenges; proficient in written and verbal English; knowledge retention; project management and attention/memory for multiple details and procedures.


Professional Experience


Owner June 2008 – July 2016

SmokerTech Computing Portsmouth, OH

Sole proprietor of business specializing in small business computing. Support various local companies in all aspects of computing. Types of businesses supported include doctors, lawyers, pharmacies, insurance companies, light manufacturers, non-profit organizations and politicians. Work on private personal computers as time allows. Developed Linux server farm to host websites, email, online backup and other Internet services to support customers.


Systems Engineer Aug. 2005 - June 2008

Silver Lining Computer Engineering Portsmouth, OH

Partner, Vice President and General Manager of company specializing in small business computing support. Supported various companies in all aspects of computing. Particular emphasis was placed on supporting pharmacies.


Network Engineer Dec. 2001 – Aug. 2005

Sciotowireless Portsmouth, OH

Converted companies Microsoft Servers to Linux servers. Administered and maintained said servers. Provided customer support for wireless network connectivity, LAN management/development and developed web sites.


LAN Manager June 2000 – Dec. 2000

STG Inc. Norfolk, VA

Served as LAN Manager for SUPSHIP Newport News' Norfolk facility. Maintained 4 NT servers, 25 workstations and all associated equipment. Built 1 MS-SQL 7.0 server and installed MS-IIS 4.0 on existing server. Developed Intranet site using HTML and perlscript.


Programmer/Analyst Feb. 1996 – June 2000

EG&G Services Norfolk, VA

  • Contracted to Fleet Technical Support Center, Atlantic (FTSCLANT) as a Network Administrator. Instrumental in their conversion from a Novell network to a Windows NT network. Developed and maintained their DNS, WINS, IIS, RRAS, VPN, Firewall and Internet Monitor services. Installed and maintained numerous other PDC, BDC, File/Print, Exchange and Backup servers. Administered remaining Novell Servers after conversion. Maintained various routers, switches, hubs and other hardware associated with a large network. Assisted in the installation of network topology (10/100BaseT, FIORL, FDDI) in several new facilities.

  • Served as IS Manager for EG&G's Norfolk facility. Performed all duties associated with maintaining, administering and managing a network consisting of 5 servers, 75 workstations, printers, hubs and routers.

  • Developed a corporate Intranet server utilizing advanced indexing and search features for use as a proposal development server.

  • Installed and configured a Linux server to retrieve archive data from backup tapes of an obsolete and unrepairable UNIX SCO system.

  • Converted data from Informix databases to MS-SQL database tables. Assisted in the development of an MS-Access application to access SQL database via ODBC.

  • Administered Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet’s (COMSUBLANT) network. Installed and administered their Secure Mail System, Bastion Host firewall, CISCO 4000 routers and cc:Mail SMTP gateway.


Senior Field Engineer Aug. 1991 – Feb. 1996

Analysis & Technology Chesapeake, VA

  • Installed and maintained a 15 node LAN supporting the staff of COMSUBLANT. Re-hosted their Alteration Management database from a UNIX main frame configuration to a PC-based FoxPro application.

  • Reviewed various engineering documents for technical accuracy and conformance to required specifications. Developed First Article/Production Lot Test Procedures. Developed Engineering Change Proposals. Assembled Engineering Development Models and designed printed circuit boards.


Electronic Technician Nov. 1990 - Aug. 1991

Loral Aerospace Norfolk, VA

Performed maintenance and repair of sonar system trainers.


Senior Field Engineer June 1986 – Apr. 1990

Unidyne Corp Norfolk, VA

Installed and repaired various sonar systems. Performed installation checkout, certification, visual/mechanical and underway inspections. Conducted technical review and amendment to various test procedures.


Specialist, Installation/Test June 1984 – Feb. 1986

General Electric, Ground Systems Group San Diego, CA

Installed and repaired various sonar systems. Reviewed and corrected certification procedures and technical manuals. Assisted in the design of engineering changes.


Sonar Technician (STG1) June 1978 – June 1984

U.S. NAVY Various Locations

Performed all duties associated with the surface sonar rate. Due to technical excellence with previous systems, was chosen to be one of the first AN/SQS-53B sonar system technicians. Performed Operational Evaluation, Technical Evaluation and Certification of the original AN/SQQ-89 Sonar Suite.




1993 Novell Systems Administrator, Computech, 1 week

1992 Software & Hardware Interfacing for IBM PCs, Intel, 1 week

1984 Electrostatic Discharge, General Electric, 1 week

1984 Wirewrap, General Electric, 1 week

1982 AN/SQS-53B Sonar System Maintenance, Hughes Aircraft, 24 weeks


1982 Miniature Electronic Repair, 6 weeks

1981 AN/SQS-53 Sonar system Maintenance "C" school, 36 weeks

1980 Basic Electricity & Electronics, 9 weeks

1978 Surface Sonar "A" School, 9 weeks


American History/Political Science, Chicago Community College, 6 credits (1983)


Graduate, Raton High School Raton, NM (1976)



2000 Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)

1996 Novell Certified Network Administrator (CNA) 3.12

1984 Miniature/Microminiature Electronic Repair (E level)



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