Technical Resume

Michael Prigodich, MCSE

System Administration, Software Testing

Sherwood, Oregon

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To find an interesting technical position where I can make a positive impact.


  • Seven years of software testing experience designing test strategies, writing test plans, and developing test cases.
  • Understanding of the software development lifecycle and competent in many types of software testing techniques including black box, system integration, usability, stress, scale-out, functional, data integrity, etc.
  • Comfortable working closely with developers to debug complex software defects.
  • Over twenty years of IT system administration, troubleshooting, design, and implementation experience.
  • Ability to create highly effective solutions to complex problems and manage projects to successful completion.
  • Skilled at researching requirements, analyzing issues, and automating repetitive tasks for speed and efficiency.
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of hardware, software, operating systems, network, and storage solutions.


2002 – present

Systems/Software Engineer V, HP SWD USD NAS

Beaverton, Oregon

(QA Test Engineer, PolyServe, Inc. prior to 2007 acquisition)

  • Highly praised customer-focused testing skills and commitment to quality greatly contributed to the success of our HP/PolyServe MatrixServer for Linux and Windows product lines and CIFS, NFS, and MS SQL solutions.
  • Received multiple awards and highest level performance rating for regularly going beyond the call of duty.
  • Became acknowledged expert in filesystem stress testing and exploratory testing by finding thousands of bugs.
  • Invented a random workload test harness to help find race conditions, crashes, deadlocks, and data corruption.
  • Developed test plans and automated testing for new features including our volume manager, Active Directory authentication, role-based access control (RBAC), and NTFS-like features in PSFS (ADS, 8dot3 SFN, etc.).
  • Tested high-availability, virtualization, failover, scale-out, and 3rd-party application compatibility with PSFS.
  • Microsoft SQL Server (2000/2005) client/server systems.
  • Microsoft IIS and Apache web serving with Internet Explorer, FireFox, Chrome, and Safari web browsers.
  • Desktop applications such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Desktop CIFS clients — Apple Macintosh OS X, Microsoft Windows 9.x, XP, and Vista, and Linux Samba.
  • Various third-party antivirus and backup solutions from Symantec/Veritas, EMC/Legato, McAfee, Trend Micro, CommVault, etc.
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2000, 2003, and 2008.
  • Linux servers by RedHat (RHEL 5.x, 4.x), CentOS 5.x, Novell SuSE (SLES 10, 9), Ubuntu, etc.
  • Hardened many product areas with focused exploratory testing including the user interface (GUI/CLI) and various other architectural components (storage control layer, distributed lock manager, device drivers, cluster monitoring and coordination daemons/services, application virtualization solutions, fencing modules, network communication (server interconnects and client/server communication protocols using TCP/IP, SNMP, HTTP, CIFS, NFS, multicast, unicast, tcp/udp, 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps Ethernet, firewalls, vLANs, VPNs, iSCSI, Fibre Channel, switches, routers, protocol analyzers, etc.).
  • Set up and maintained various lab infrastructure including complex multi-domain Microsoft Active Directory forests, domain controllers, DNS servers, WINS servers, DHCP servers, automated unattended installation scripts, etc.
  • Automated many tasks using Perl, VBScript, bash, CMD, Powershell, C programs, etc.

2001 – 2002

LAN Administrator, PNGC Power

Portland, Oregon

  • Redesigned network architecture to safeguard energy trading operations for $200,000,000 electric utility.

1999 – 2001

Sr. NT Systems Administrator, Enron Broadband Services

Portland, Oregon

  • Managed multiple projects with strict timelines during period of rapid growth at Fortune 500 company division.

1998 – 1999

Network Engineer II, Oregon Health Sciences University

Portland, Oregon

  • Provided 24×7 on-call top-level IT server support for 10,000 hospital employees at a level-one trauma center.

1997 – 1998

Consultant, Spherion Technology Group

Oak Brook, Illinois

  • Created IT solutions for large clients including Sears Roebuck & Co and Equity Residential Properties Trust.
  • Received letter of commendation from CIO at Equity Residential Properties Trust for work performed.


Network Engineer, Terasys

Naperville, Illinois

  • Developed unattended automated installation of CAD/CAM engineering applications for Sundstrand Aerospace.

1993 – 1997

Manager of Academic Computing, Wheaton College

Wheaton, Illinois

  • Managed the support staff and computer lab facilities for one of the best liberal arts colleges in the nation.

1992 – 1993

Technical Support Specialist, TEAM

Carol Stream, Illinois

  • Provided system administration and accounting support for large international non-profit organization.


Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)


Bachelor of Arts, 1992, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois



  1. Mike – You Rock! Stay in the moment, Keep on Keepin’ On.

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