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Jonathan Larsen

IT Professional

Jonathan Larsen
United States (Oregon)
Professional Status
About Me
Well-rounded System Administrator with focus on customer success and training.
  • Maintain KVM based virtual stack
  • Administer Linux servers hosting SaaS product
  • Manage physical infrastructure in data center
  • Responsible for data privacy
  • Administered and configured enterprise ticketing and business workflow system, processing over 30,000 tickets per month
  • Administered CentOS servers hosting ticketing system
  • Supported user base of 600 internal users and thousands of external users
  • Configured API and email systems integrations with internal and external partners
  • Collaborated with internal customers to introduce new functionality and workflows
  • Created dashboards using collected data to present metrics to users of ScienceLogic SL1
  • Created automations in ScienceLogic SL1 to remediate monitored issues with SSH, SQL, VMware and other powerpacks
  • Modified Dynamic Applications in SL1 to meet users' needs and expectations
  • Administered RHEL and Windows servers supporting day-to-day operations of the PUD.
  • Provided deskside support for office employees and administration.
  • Planned and implemented infrastructure upgrades and updates for all critical systems.
  • Implemented help-desk software and procedures to streamline IT support and change requests.
  • Implemented desktop imaging and automated application deployment and updates.
  • Implemented asset management software to discover and manage IT assets and catalog for inventory and tracking purposes.
  • Managed IT interns
  • Administered over 250 virtual and physical servers hosting Agiloft's SaaS offering and resources for internal development and QA teams. Stack consisted of MySQL, Java, Tomcat and nginx running primarily on CentOS and some Windows servers.
  • Administered virtualization infrastructure consisting of KVM virtual machines hosted in CentOS. Implemented gold images and procedures for rapid deployment and configuration of new servers utilizing custom scripts and Ansible.
  • Planned and implemented migration of production infrastructure from private cloud to AWS.
  • Tuned virtual servers and filesystems for performance.
  • Implemented application deployment and centralized AV and security software for corporate network.
  • Applied and enforced security best practices, designed and implemented Active Directory environment for corporate identity and access management.
  • Implemented asset management and monitoring of office network with Nagios

Infrastructure System Administrator

Providence Health & Services
June 2014 to November 2014
Walla Walla
United States - Washington
  • Responsible for the Service and Support of production systems, end-user devices, and supporting infrastructure
  • Patch and update systems. Execute standard changes as managed by change control.
  • Provide support to vendor activities and vendor service deployment.
  • Respond to tickets, service requests, and alerts from monitoring systems. Monitor appropriate work queues and take action.
  • Technical subject matter expert in planning for software implementations and projects.
  • Analyzed systems and procedures for process improvements and error reduction.
  • Tracked system errors and investigated root causes of errors and downtimes.
  • Championed customer needs to Information Services organization and facilitated customers' efficient use of technology products and services.
  • Managed setup and maintenance of HL7 connections between Meditech 6.0 and 3rd party applications’ electronic data interfaces.
Detailed Description
  • Managed conversion of local HL7 interfaces during transition from Meditech to EPIC for inpatient EMR.
  • IS lead on Project RED (Re-Engineering Discharge), an effort to reduce readmissions and utilize technology to enhance the discharge process for patients and caregivers. Readmissions in four pilot diagnoses were reduced by over 30% during pilot period.
  • Documented and cataloged applications in use across the hospital to further the centralization of application and contract support, reducing overhead and redundant contracts and licenses.
  • Administered physical and virtual linux and Windows servers for QA, development and IT departments, including Hadoop Cluster on CentOS, virtualized Linux, Windows and Mac clients for QA department, and a variety of Linux and Windows server environments both virtualized and physical.
  • Provided IT support for onsite and remote employees.
  • Configured and supported Windows, OSX and Linux workstations.
  • Administered VMWare for office infrastructure, including Active Directory, DFS and QA desktops and servers for local and remote offices.
Detailed Description
  • Documented procedures and automated workflows to prepare for the elimination of my position.
  • Audited security, revoked access and collected/inventoried assets during 30% workforce reduction.
  • Provided Tier II support to end users via phone, email, instant messaging and in person.
  • Deployed software to remote workstations using Symantec Ghost, PSexec and ManageEngine Desktop Central.
  • Planned and executed site-wide upgrades and software deployments.
  • Used Symantec Ghost to create and deploy standardized workstation images.
  • Administered in-house Linux servers (RHEL and Debian).

Project Support

April 2010 to September 2010
Walla Walla
United States - Washington
  • Provided Providence Medical Group users with hardware and software support.
  • Coordinated local and regional IT resources during EMR rollout and go live.
  • Assessed and reported support issues and requirements throughout all stages of the project.
  • Acted as liaison between local IT and Project staff.
  • Managed and supported deployment of hardware for rollout of Centricity EMR and Centricity Business.


Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center
June 2009 to May 2010
Walla Walla
United States - Washington
  • Administered ~100 geographically distributed CentOS and Debian virtual servers hosted with OpenVZ.
  • Implemented and managed network monitoring services, distributed management and IT automation.
  • Monitored infrastructure using snmp, agents, plugins and log collection with OpenNMS
  • Managed server configurations and configuration deployments using cfEngine.
  • Migrated configuration management from cfEngine to Puppet and increased the scope to allow deployment and configuration of new servers with minimum manual intervention and configuration.
Detailed Description
  • Implemented high availability fail-over with DRBD and Heartbeat for redundant OpenVZ hosts.
  • Led implementation of highly availabile PostgreSQL servers hosting telecom switching/billing data for production environment

International Sales and Logistics

6 Squares, LLC
May 2008 to December 2008
  • Relocated to Guangzhou, China, to research and pursue possible business opportunities in the Telecommunications industry.
  • Facilitated communication between local contacts and stateside management to organize business relationships and future projects.
  • Worked with local contacts to understand the Chinese market and prepare a strategy for entering the market with existing technologies as well as partnering with Chinese businesses to develop new technologies.
  • This work resulted in a profitable business relationship for 6 Squares, enabling the company to develop software with less overhead
  • Manager of student developers and designers
  • Recommended strategies for reconstructing Web Services department.
  • Supported and administered Typo3 CMS installation.

Web Technician

Walla Walla College
September 2004 to June 2007
College Place
United States - Washington
  • Team lead for student developers and designers
  • Assisted WWC webmaster in maintaining content on, administering Typo3 CMS and maintaining relationships with other departments at Walla Walla College.
  • Trained WWC employees to use Typo3 and developed solutions to their content needs using Typo3 extensions.
  • Updated web applications to maintain security and provide new functionality.
  • Wrote content for departmental web pages and developed a web style guide for college departments.

Collegian Editor

Walla Walla College
June 2000 to May 2001
College Place
United States - Washington
  • Editor of weekly student newspaper.
  • Created and ensured adherence to editorial policy.
  • Responsible for publication deadlines and managing staff writers, designers and photographers.