IT Systems and Network Architect; Manager IT Operations and Support - San Francisco / California
January 1995 to January 1998
- Designed, implemented, and managed Internet presence (top five on the Internet at the time)
- Scaled public access to the web site to 500,000 page views and 25 GB FTP traffic per day
- Re-designed, implemented, and managed corporate IT for all US, Europe, and Japan offices
- Solely responsible for the infrastructure to launch “ShockWave” on time (President’s Award for Contribution to ShockWave project & Distinguished Performance Stock Award for Internet Contribution)
Web Site Launch (6/95)
ShockWave Launch (12/95)
Designed and implemented entire infrastructure for Macromedia's Internet Presence (a site among the top five percent on the Internet according to Lycos; at that time), scaling public access to the site successfully from 100,000 initially to 500,000 page views and greater then 25 GB in FTP downloads per day.
Installed DS-3 circuits for Internet connectivity on dual-redundant SONET Bay Area Ring to HQ building (MFS fiber circuit and in-house switch installed along Townsend Street for 4 blocks)
Designed and managed installation of mirror sites in Europe and Japan, including bandwidth and performance assessment. These were the first international corporate mirror sites deployed on the internet (1995).
Access and DMZ network design, hard- and software evaluation and selection for CSU/DSU, routers, Ethernet switches, WebServer, load balancing options and DNS server design, security design for DNS, email, firewall evaluation, performance testing (with subsequent firewall upgrades from packet filtering, TIS Gauntlet Application Gateway firewall, Sun's Checkpoint Firewall-1 and NTI, Cisco PIX Firewall).
Designed and implemented HQ and branch offices' in-house data center, server structure (upgrade to centrally administered NetWare v4.1 OS) for servers in the domestic US and in international locations, UK, Japan and Australia, internal firewalls and network access security, rapid deployment of applications, such as Novell GroupWise (also worldwide), designed and implemented international private network, including Frame Relay connections to offices in Japan (Tokyo) and Europe (London).
IT Integration of several acquisitions: Future Flash (today’s Flash Player), iBand (web authoring software ‘BackStage’, which later led to the development of Macromedia’s Dreamweaver product).
Authored, evaluated, and executed vendor bids on Request for Proposal (RFP) for all corporate Global Telecommunications, including all US-domestic and international (Europe, Asia, Australia) voice, public data (Internet), private data, video, cellular and calling card services, with special consideration of outsourcing options for Internet systems (co-location and co-hosting) and technical abilities (multiple routes using BGP4, bandwidth aggregation, NOC administration, peering relationships and management, bandwidth and service monitoring and reporting, local and global load balancing options within and between internationally deployed data centers and scalability options).
Designed and implemented a global, multi-point video conference system connecting corporate offices in domestic and international locations through both private and public networks, offering scaleable multi-point conferencing and one-to-many broadcast functionality.
Designed and implemented upgrades to the networked NorTel Meridian PBX systems (models 11, 21, 61c) for new and expanded offices.
Received executive approval on designs for global remote data access for corporate users with analog, ISDN, and Frame Relay connections with centralized secure authentication, telecommuting options, data network upgrades for public and non-public systems, upgrades and evolution paths for Internet systems to support electronic commerce, global support structure for vendor-monitored networks and data centers.
Managed IT Operations staff and help desk with emphasis on team building within local offices and across teams based in different sites (to support offices in the US, Europe, and Japan).
Developed and maintained extensive vendor relationships with domestic and international companies.