Mattox Mattox

Senior System Engineer

About Me

  • Full Name:Matthew Mattox
  • Email:[email protected]
  • Address:Coleta, IL 61081

Hello There!

Self-motivated, results-driven Systems Engineer and Project Specialist. Particularly interested in supporting and developing efficient business processes, and technology, within a competitive environment.

My Resume

  • Work Experience

  • Senior System Engineer

    Insurance Auto Auctions - Feb 2016 - Current
    • Work with Enterprise Storage (Pure Storage, EMC, IBM, NetApp)
    • Work with Servers (IBM x3650, Cisco UCS, Dell, HP)
    • Work with Amazon AWS (VPC, RDS , EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, S3, IAM, Route 53 , CloudWatch, CloudFront, Code Commit, Code Pipeline, Elastic File System, Direct Connect)
    • Work with Virtualization Technology (VMware, Hyper-V, Docker)
    • Use Git, SVN for version control systems
    • Scripting ( Bash, Powershell)
    • Monitoring tools (Cacti, Ntop, Zabbix, Nagios)
    • Work with multiple type of operating system (Linux, Windows, Mac OS)
    • Be a part of the team to implement IT projects
  • Storage Architect

    Hyatt Hotels Corporation - March 2014 - Feb 2016

    As a Datacenter Architect, my responsibility covers all shared storage and shared virtualization systems. Ranging from purchasing, daily support, and implementation which includes 4PB of storage and 128 physical servers, and ~17,000 virtual machines (Citrix, Windows, RedHat, etc…) as part of my role, I designed two new datacenters and migrated all of Hyatt’s Global IT services with at most 4 hours outages at the application level, with all customer facing application requiring no downtime.

  • UNIX/VMware/SAN Architect

    Caterpillar Inc. - March 2013 - March 2014

    At Caterpillar, my responsibility covered a variety of Technical Infrastructure components comprised of RedHat, Linux, VMware, and Windows servers, Network Attached and SAN storage as well as TSM. I was also responsible for driving four major IT projects with the largest project being automating Caterpillar’s disaster recovery plan between our Primary and Secondary data centers. The project was finished in less than 2 months and was successfully used during the East Peoria Flood of June 2013. We did it with an RPO of zero for all mission critical applications with an RTO of 15mins for mission critical and 45mins for all customer facing. With all lower applications up and running within 4 hours.

  • System Architect

    Semaphore Company, LLC - Sept 2012 - Feb 2013

    During my time with Semaphore, I was responsible for running over 30 virtualization projects. These projects ranged in size from $20k very small customers with a few servers to a $1m project which involved building a Cloud based app using only flexible Cloud based hosting. (DigitalOcean) We were able to quadruple the size of the app without needing human intervention.

  • SAN Architect

    IBM - Sept 2010 - Sept 2012

    At IBM my primary role was transitioning customer supported shared storage and virtualized environments to IBM Global Services supported, which involved project management and project scheduling along with migrating customer system to a standardized support model by using my own scripts and processes, to automate the day to day activities and monitoring of the SAN infrastructure, which resulted in a cost decrease of 30 %, without any service disruption increase. I also provided guidance and training to junior members of the storage team, regarding network security and troubleshooting the storage system. For these companies, I designed, documented, and executed appropriate maintenance procedures including storage system upgrades, patch management, and SAN/NAS backups with quarterly full maintenance cycles.

  • Education

  • Associate of Applied Science

    Morrison Institute of Technology - 2008 - 2010

    Through Morrison Institute of Technology I earned an A.A.S degree in Systems and Networking Administration. I trained on Cisco’s small business class networking equipment, ranging from PIX based firewalls to catalyst class switches. Also, I learned to fully design a redundant Windows Exchange 2010 cluster which included SPAM detection and off-site backups. I learned about building both RedHat and Ubuntu based master VMware images for mass server deployments. Security standards across a variety of servers and desktops, including Windows XP, Vista, 7, Ubuntu and RedHat, were a part of my learning curriculum. I also learned about IT business management which included generating cost benefit reports for new IT purchases, security vulnerability reports, and customer outage risk reports.

  • Associate's degree

    Sauk Valley Community College - 2006 - 2008

    I attend Sauk Valley Community College as a dual enrolled student at Sterling High School. While there I learned about Cisco’s IP PBX phone systems which included configuring auto enrollment of desktop phones for end users. I also student taught an Introduction to Computer repair and programming class at Whiteside Area Career Center in Sterling, IL. During my apprenticeship at WACC I was responsible for the day to day administrator of over 100 student and staff desktop computers and related services. I was in charge of migrating all the desktop computers from Windows XP to Windows 7 which included doing a domain migration from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, without impacting students and staff. This degree was earned while still enrolled at Sterling High School.


VMware ESXi95%

Pure Storage95%

RedHat / CentOS80%



VMWare SRM70%



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