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Chronological Résumé

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John M Telford

Chronological Résumé LLC

1991 – Present

Owner of a sole proprietorship information technology consulting company

  • Web technology consulting company working with client web development projects
  • Infrastructure Architecture, Proactive Monitoring, Technology, Development, Project Rescue

Arbitron Inc. Toronto, CA


Database Evaluation Consultant

  • Database evaluation consultant responsible for helping the company select a database system for large-scale deployment

Rogue Wave Software


Software Analyst Consultant

  • Software analyst responsible for analyzing object-oriented software products



System Architect Consultant

  • System architect responsible for the analysis of remote utility meter reading products Internet Service Provider

1996 – 1999


  • Early Internet service provider delivering business services to small and medium size companies
  • Designed, deployed, and operated the Internet site infrastructure providing email and Web services.  Created Linux Domain Name System (DNS) severs, DeMilitarized Zone (DMZ) routers, and firewalls. 
  • Created Perl programs for measuring client Web services network traffic

National Association

1998 – 2001

Infrastructure Architect Consultant

  • Performed an infrastructure analysis. 
  • Managed a production system makeover utilizing contemporary database, hardware, networking, security, software, virtual server, web, and workstation technologies

Multnomah County, OR


System Architect Consultant

  • Responsible for helping agency evaluate and develop a sustainable architecture


Dinihanian Floral Products

1998 – 2003

IT Manager Consultant

  • Systems architect responsible for migrating from NetWare to Windows servers
  • Evaluated accounting and financial core software with company management.  Installed Microsoft Dynamics SL (Business Solutions-Solomon) Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) product, Microsoft SQL server, and migrated them to a RAID-based VMware virtual machine environment
  • Implemented and administrated the new infrastructure

City of Carlton


Infrastructure Architect Consultant

  • Helped agency deploy an database infrastructure

Nike, Inc.


Web site performance engineer Consultant

  • Responsible for measuring and documenting web site performance, and making recommendations for improvements

Rosboro Lumber Company 

1999 – 2016

Infrastructure Architect Consultant

  • Evolved resilient Cisco based network infrastructure with client, for company campus including network routers, switches, and WANs connecting satellite business operations
  • Evolved VMware ESXi virtual environment with client
  • Explored 10GbE networking, wi-fi, and VDI technologies with client
  • Evolved proactive monitoring with clinet. Integrating Splunk for operational intelligence
  • The continuing success of this evolving infrastructure is due to using industry standards, designing for change and implementing proactive monitoring throughout

Cadet Manufacturing

2005 – 2008

Information Technology Manager Consultant

  • Performed an infrastructure analysis with client
  • Managed the rebuilding and extending, the Information Technology infrastructure and team
  • Managed a production system makeover utilizing contemporary database, hardware, networking, security, software, virtual server, web, and workstation technologies.  Equivalent to replacing the pistons in an engine while it was running

Oregon Public Employee Retirement System

2009 – 2010

System Architect Consultant

  • Helped deploy SAN storage technology, VMware, automatic document generation, and proactive monitoring tools

Daimler Trucks North America


Infrastructure Business Analyst Consultant

  • Found disparate pieces of information and built a database to determine groups of users to migrate to a Windows 2003 Active Directory domain
  • Helped application owners and developers to understand the impact of domain migration, and develop requirements for remediation

Passadore Properties

2015 - 2018

IT Manager Consultant

  • Managed and expanded the technology infrastructure of a small Apple Mac-based business, including upgrading and updating all workstations, selecting and managing web IP phone and storage systems. Selected and managed peripherals. Selected web and created productivity application

Daimler Trucks North America

1993 – 1997

Infrastructure Architect Consultant

  • Infrastructure architect responsible testing and deploying a large-scale 24 x 7 x 365 three-tier remote servers and workstations infrastructure

Northwest Natural Gas

1991 – 1993

Systems Programmer Consultant

  • Systems programmer responsible for developing business graphic applications

Sequent Computer Systems

1983 - 1991

Manager, Staff Technology Analyst

  • Created and managed the group responsible for testing the integrity, and the integration, building, configuration management, version control, and production release, of a UNIX operating system
  • The grey-box testing infrastructure was a core component for stress testing symmetric multiprocessing hardware
  • Identified, evaluated, and assimilated emerging information technologies, including relational database systems, transaction managers, graphical user interfaces, object-oriented technologies, knowledge-based systems, CASE tools, configuration management, version control, and natural language systems
  • Created and managed the Information Services group
  • Created and managed the Computer Resource Group

Servio Logic

1982 – 1983


  • Engineering support.

Electro Scientific Industries

1977 – 1982

Manager Software Engineering

  • Software engineering manager responsible for the planning, development, production, and sustaining of real-time software, and user application products. The software products supported laser-based systems serving the hybrid and semiconductor marketplace

Systems Engineer

  • Responsible for the hardware and software architecture of embedded microprocessor electronic instrument product line.  Developed embedded operating systems, applications, and development systems

University of Portland

1979 – 1981

Computer Science Adjunct Professor

  • Created and taught programming and operating system classes

Modular On-line Systems

1976 – 1977

Systems Programmer

  • Responsible for developing client solutions


1973 – 1976

Systems Programmer

  • -Responsible for operating systems of large scientific computers

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

1965 – 1972


  • Responsible for high energy physics data reduction programs

Shift Manager

  • Managed and operated scientific super computers


  • Bachelor of Science Electronic Engineering California State University at San Luis Obispo, 1970


  • CCNA