Résumé of Marc Elliot Hall

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223 Hollyfern Street
Henderson, NV 89074
(530)409-0372 (cell)
(702)815-0628 (home)

Work Experience
Education & Training
Certifications, Licenses & Credentials
Honors & Awards
Volunteer Experience


To bring my hands-on leadership style to your business and technical challenges: determining goals and priorities, allocating resources, leading a team, mentoring junior staff, gathering requirements, specifying, designing, documenting, implementing, and maintaining Open Source-based systems that meet customer and business partner needs.

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Work Experience

April 2014 - Present, Senior Systems Design Architect MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas, Nevada. (Direct Hire)

Design and document best-of-breed information systems supporting 24x7 hospitality and casino operations and general business requirements. Engage with cross-functional teams. Provide third-tier support.

Principal technologies:

In a mixed Windows 2003/2008/2012, Windows 7/8.1, AIX, and Linux environment.

June 2012-January 2014, Systems Engineer - Unix/Linux Allegiant Travel Company, Las Vegas, Nevada. (Direct Hire)

Design, build, support, and document best-of-breed information systems supporting 24x7 safety-critical flight operations and general business requirements. Increase cooperation among cross-functional teams. Provide third-tier support for end users.

Principal technologies:

In a mixed Windows 2003/2008, Windows 7, AIX, and Linux environment.

February 2012-April 2012, Senior Systems Engineering Consultant GCI, Anchorage, Alaska. (Contract through Bergaila & Associates)

Systems architecture, development, implementation, documentation, and operational handoff of a statewide WiFi network authentication and authorization mechanism.

Principal technologies:

July 2011-January 2012, Senior Systems Engineer Thomson Reuters, Creve Coeur, MO. (Contract through Adaptive Solutions Group)

Operational full-platform support of multiple n-tier applications in a Web-centric framework. Provide technical expertise within a team focused on the implementation and service delivery of products, systems & networks in an investment & advisory delivery team. Ensure successful implementation of new functionality while maintaining or improving existing service levels. Ensure compliance to operational standards, procedures and best practices. Closely liaison with various operational, project, development, and product teams as well the service organization.

  • Function in a lead technical role for the implementation of new products and capabilities
  • Architect and implement infrastructure solutions for business critical projects
  • Review, create and contribute to design documents
  • Collaborate with development teams on system design and serviceability
  • Assure compatibility of components and operating characteristics of subsystems in multi-product environments
  • Recommend technology optimizations, performance tuning and process improvements
  • Mentor system engineers and help raise the technical knowledge in the team
  • Leverage systems management tools in order to automate server builds, deploy software packages, monitor servers, manage capacity, etc.
  • Schedule and implement production changes such as applications, software upgrades, roll out of security and system patches, bug fixes, etc.
  • Ensure that appropriate documentation and training (RunBook and Work Instructions) is delivered to First Level support team
  • Participate in ITIL processes -- incident/problem management, change management, release management, etc.
  • Principal Technologies:

    In a mixed Windows 2003/2008, Windows XP, Solaris, and Linux environment.

    June 2010-July 2011, Senior Unix Architect Wells Fargo Advisors, Saint Louis, MO. (Contract through Technisource)

    System programming, technical oversight, advisement, and quality control of data management projects in very large relational database environments, data warehousing and data mart architectures. Detailed implementation of Unix shell scripting and file transfer technologies and techniques. Develop technical approaches and ensure that proper data management guidelines and standards are followed. Project leadership, planning, and organization. Resource management within the context of assigned projects.

    Principal Technologies:

    In a mixed Windows 2003/2008, Windows XP, AIX, Linux, and Solaris environment.

    February 2008-February 2010, Unix Administrator Lead St. Anthony's Medical Center, Saint Louis, MO. (direct hire)

    March 2005-February 2008, Senior Software Engineer MasterCard Worldwide, Saint Louis Global Technology and Operations Headquarters, O'Fallon, MO. Saint Charles County. (636)722-7000 tel. (contract through Programmer Resources International, converted to direct hire)

    November 2004-March 2005, Software Engineer Mark Monitor®, San Francisco, CA. (415)278-8400 tel. (415)278-8445 fax. (contract through Ajilon)

    December 2003-November 2004, Information Specialist II C/Net Solutions, Sacramento, CA. (916)779-0362 tel. (direct hire)

    October 2003-December 2003, Contract Programmer/Director of Information Technology nerdbooks.com, Roseville, CA. (916)677-1400 tel. (contract through El Dorado Tech)

    August 2000-February 2003, Senior Programmer II WorldCom Sacramento, CA. (contract through TekSystems)

    September 1997-August 2000, Webmaster Association of California School Administrators, Sacramento, CA. (916)444-3216. (direct hire)

    October 1996-present, Owner/Creative Director, El Dorado Tech, LLC (principal)

    January 1993-September 1997, Webmaster/Editor/Legislative Assistant, Murdoch, Walrath & Holmes, Sacramento, CA. (916)441-3300. (direct hire)

    1988-1990 and March 1992-October 1996, Resident Manager, Howe Avenue Apartments, Sacramento, CA. (direct hire)

    March 1991-July 1992, Administrative Assistant/Word Processor, Adia Personnel Services, Sacramento, CA.

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    The Green Pages: California's School Business Directory — Editor

    CASH Register — Editor

    I've written a number of articles over the years. At one point, I had a regular column in Educational Leadership magazine. Some of my columns remain available:

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    Honors & Awards

    Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America (1983)

    Award of Excellence, National School Public Relations Association (1999)

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    Education & Training

    Partially completed Master of Business Administration with an emphasis on Finance (MBA Finance) at Webster University; GPA: 3.34.

    Baccalaureate/Bachelors degree (BS) in information technology (IT) University of Phoenix; coursework completed December 2002 and diploma awarded July 2003. Upper division GPA: 3.84.

    Additional courses taken from:

    Specific coursework in:

    Extensive, ongoing personal study via individualized reading and Web-based research.

    High school diploma, Del Campo High School

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    Certifications, Licenses & Credentials

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    Expertise in:

    Operating Systems and Environments


    Commercial Applications

    Open Source Applications


    Extensive training through:

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    Volunteer Experience

    March 2011-February 2012, Coach and Mentor; FIRST Lego League, Team Motherboard Mayhem, sponsored by FIRST Team 1094, the River City Robots Channel Cats

    October 1999-September 2000, elected Vice President; Buckeye Elementary School Site Council

    September 1998-October 1999, elected Councilmember; Buckeye Elementary School Site Council

    1997-1998 appointed Administrative Councilmember, Webmaster; Sacramento Chapter; Society for Technical Communication

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    To protect their privacy, contact information for my references is only available upon request.

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