Chris Mattingly Resume

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Chris Mattingly
5360 Autumn Harvest Dr
Kernersville, NC 27284

336-499-0696 (home)
336-926-8779 (mobile)


  • Middleware, Unix and Security Engineer with over 15 years IT experience, including 7 of those years in the financial sector
  • WebSphere Application Server & MQ advanced administration/configuration/tuning
  • Apache/IHS and Netscape/iPlanet web server administration
  • Strong Solaris, Linux, AIX, and HP/UX systems administration skills
  • Perl and Unix shell scripting
  • Excellent problem solving skills coupled with a proven track record of fast adaptation of new software, products and procedures



Senior Systems Engineer 06/2011-Present

Adaptivity, Inc.

  • Support and architect internal development and test environments including VMWare infrastructure, standalone firewall, switches and NAS devices
  • Architect, support and manage external environments (demo, POC, and production) hosted in a public cloud provider
  • Troubleshoot java-based applications
  • Create DR procedures and documentation for our cloud-based hosted solutions
  • ETL, review, filter and analyze client data for delivery of our blueprint products


Senior Client Technical Architect (Client Technical Lead) 06/2010-05/2011


  • Provide overall system, network, and application architecture for a variety of AT&T Managed Hosting eCommerce clients
  • Provide application support Websphere AppServer, Websphere Portal, Websphere Commerce, Websphere MQ, IBM IHS
  • Provide advanced troubleshooting for all aspects of the clients’ services hosted with AT&T
  • Maintain documentation for the clients’ software and systems to assist teammates and off-shore resources with supporting the clients
  • Maintain a working relationship with the clients’ technical contacts
  • Provide 24x7x365 oncall support for the clients under my realm of responsibility
  • Train and mentor less-senior staff
  • Technical reviews of all changes impacting client environments


Sr. Web Systems Engineer 5 06/2005-06/2010

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., formerly Wachovia Bank, N.A.

  • Provide application system administration for critical Wachovia internet applications running under WebSphere Application Server, including product installation, patching, upgrades, etc.
  • Troubleshoot and debug application issues including application performance and JVM tuning
  • Provide MQ administration for multiple applications in the critical path for multiple internet-facing Wachovia applications, including new installations and patches/upgrades
  • Implement changes on a scheduled and emergency basis for the application developers in test, lab and production environments
  • Authored a secure password storage system for middleware system administrators
  • Support the team on-call process and maintain SLAs, often serving as the escalation point for multiple applications across the environment
  • Mentor junior system administrators
  • Author technical documentation for installation, upgrade and support tasks for WebSphere Application Server plus the J2EE applications
  • Provide project management for many tasks that are required in the environment


Lead Corporate Information Security Analyst 09/2003-06/2005

Wachovia Bank, N.A.

  • Same duties as my contractor role plus the following:
  • Led Unix Vulnerability remediation project to successful completion, closing out over 30,000 vulnerabilities on over 3,000 servers
  • Transition KeON installs to the SA community by writing large scripts to automate and secure the installation tasks
  • Provided support and management to the Unix Security Service Request facility/process
  • Supported the Unix Security on-call process and maintained SLAs


Contractor for TekSystems, Inc., Information Security Analyst 03/2003-09/2003

Placement: Wachovia Bank, N.A.

  • Install TFS UnixControl (formerly KeON) on Unix systems throughout the bank
  • Write scripts to ease installation tasks as well as to help prevent human errors from causing problems with backend security databases
  • Create and update PHP-based web site for Unix Security department, including reporting pages for presentation to upper-level management
  • Provide systems administration skills for Solaris, HP-UX, and AIX servers


Independent Consultant 12/2002-01/2003

Various clients

  • Install and configure Microsoft Exchange and Windows 2000 Server
  • Install and configure FreeBSD-based web, email, and monitoring servers for a small business
  • Setup and maintain BigBrother and MRTG monitoring systems


Principal Security/Unix Engineer, Engineering Services 01/2002-10/2002

Interpath Communications, Inc.

  • Tier-3 support for Security and Unix teams, troubleshooting problems to resolution
  • Research and Development projects such as Solaris alternative naming/authentication mechanisms, focusing on an LDAP backend
  • Deployed and supported Linux machines to serve as NIDS servers throughout the Interpath network
  • Team lead for projects such as an email filtering appliance installation resulting in blocking over 100,000 spam/virus messages a month
  • Conducted network and host based security audits on internal and external Unix systems, providing reports on issues discovered and actions to take to resolve the problems
  • Maintain VPNs and related firewall authentication and encryption
  • Created Solaris baseline security documentation
  • Assisted in development, documentation, and implementation of client Disaster Recovery plans and standard operating procedures
  • Supported Netscape/iPlanet Messaging Server and Netscape/iPlanet Directory Server


Technical Manager, Computer and Network Security 11/2000-01/2002

Interpath Communications, Inc.

  • Provide advanced troubleshooting for firewall, network, and Unix issues
  • Supervised 4 security engineers, including performing employee reviews
  • Budgetary responsibility for $500,000 annually, including monthly P&L reviews
  • Firewall-related projects including:
    • Transitioning control of production Checkpoint firewalls from another service provider with minimal interruption to clients
    • Configured site-to-site VPNs between firewalls as well as firewall to router tunnels
    • Configured client-based VPNs with SecuRemote
    • Checkpoint license management, maintenance, and renewal administration
  • Project lead for:
    • Deployment of host-based intrusion detection product
    • Transition between managed security providers for 24×7 IDS monitoring
  • Software license renewals
  • Cultivated productive relationship with software and service vendors


Principal Security Engineer, Computer & Network Security 05/2000-11/2000

Interpath Communications, Inc.

  • Checkpoint Firewall installation, configuration and performance tuning, including day-to-day moves/adds/changes and rulebase management on both Nokia and Solaris platforms
  • Additional scripting projects including:
    • Perl shell script to permit users scp access while restricting login access
    • Perl scripts to retrieve and process resource utilization from Nokia firewalls
  • Network intrusion detection deployments, utilizing both custom built hosts as well as purpose-built appliances
  • Implemented email virus scanning using Checkpoint’s CVP


Unix Systems Engineer, Systems Engineering 12/1998-05/2000

Interpath Communications, Inc.

  • Installation and support of Netscape/iPlanet web servers
  • Create scripts to automate repeatable processes [log rotation, patch downloads, etc.]
  • Engineered complex custom hosting environments of multi-tiered architectures
  • Build and deploy, support and maintain Sun Enterprise-class machines
  • Compile, install and support third-party software for Unix servers that were supported by the Engineering department
  • Assist customers to support specialized software installations/configurations, including perl/shell scripting


Systems Programmer, Engineering Computer Operations 07/1996-12/1998

North Carolina State University, College of Engineering

  • Manage AFS servers and Kerberos servers/databases for campus-wide authentication and authorization, including backend scripts to support master and slave server synchronization as well as integration with user accounting system
  • Installation and support for many diverse applications for use by over 45,000 students, faculty and staff
  • Crafted customized Sendmail configuration for use in non-standard environment
  • Ported/modified source code to support Hesiod, Kerberos, and AFS extensions
  • Apache server setup and configuration
  • Perl/CGI script writing




  • IBM WebSphere Application Server
  • IBM WebSphere MQ
  • SunONE/iPlanet web server
  • Solstice Disksuite
  • KeON/TFS Unix Control
  • Veritas Volume Manager/Filesystem
  • Netscape/iPlanet Directory Server (ldap)
  • Netscape/iPlanet Messaging Server (imap)
  • Apache / IHS web server
  • NFS
  • MySQL
  • Apache Tomcat
  • RedHat JBoss
  • Ssh
  • Ntp
  • Bind
  • Sendmail
  • ISS Internet Scanner
  • Checkpoint Firewall-1




  • Perl
  • PHP
  • Unix Shell (Bourne/Korn, C)




  • Linux – SuSE, RedHat, CentOS, Ubuntu
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Solaris 2.6, 7, 8, 9
  • HP-UX 9.x
  • AIX 3.1.2, 4.1.x
  • Digital Unix 3.2.x
  • FreeBSD / NetBSD



  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; BS in Statistics, June 1999



  • IBM Certified System Administrator – WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment V6.1
  • IBM Certified Advanced System Administrator – WebSphere Application Server, Network Deployment V6.1



  • Community Banking 2010 Sales & Service Top Performer, Wells Fargo
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