Steven A. McFarland

1252 Clarita St, Ypsilanti, MI 48198 • (734) 717-2316


Skills:                    Experienced System Administrator familiar with UNIX technologies including Linux, Solaris, DNS, IMAP, AFS and LDAP.  Also familiar with Microsoft Windows, Macintosh OS X, PC and Macintosh hardware.  Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills.  Management experience.


Experience:          COMPUTER CONSULTANT III

7/04 to present             Information Technology Central Services, University of Michigan

• Worked with Linux, especially Linux-from-Scratch.

• Learned Radmind, a server installation and management tool.

• Worked with Dell and Sun hardware.


4/04 to present             COMPUTER CONSULTANT II

College of Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan

• Maintained and installed desktop computers running Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Macintosh OS X.

• Supported a wide range of productivity software, including Microsoft Office.

• Supported Staff and Faculty’s use of the UMCE Internet environment.


1/03-1/04                      COMPUTER CONSULTANT III

Information Technology Central Services, University of Michigan

• Helped support printing services for the Campus Computing Sites.

• Wrote shell scripts to automate system administration and printing tasks.


10/01-6/02                    SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR II

School of Public Health, University of Michigan

• Ran Novell Netware environment providing file sharing, printing, DHCP, ZENworks and backup services.

• Deployed new backup server, halving the time required for backups and file restoration.


2/00-3/01                      UNIX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR

                                        UUNET, Inc.

• Provided operational support for corporate ISP project with 250,000 users and clients such as Dell Computer.

• Exercised communication skills working with team members in other states.


6/96-2/00                      UNIX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR

Information Technology Division, University of Michigan

• Developed UNIX servers that provided services for entire campus.

• Worked with UNIX software including AFS, BIND, LPRng, and NTP.

• Participated in 24/7 oncall rotation.


10/94-5/96                    TEAM LEADER, ITD DESKTOP SUPPORT

Information Technology Division, University of Michigan

• Supervised and trained staff of 12 employees.



Took classes in Mathematics and Computer Programming.

                                        UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Took classes in Mathematics, Computer Programming, Humanities, Design and Music.


References available upon request.