Richard McGuinness, MCSE + Internet

5350 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78756



Rick McGuinness is a senior IT professional with a solid background in enterprise web server administration, portals, network architecture/administration, database administration, programming and ERP.


Network Architecture:
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007, Microsoft SQL Server 2008, BEA Aqualogic 6.1, Windows Server 2003, SharePoint Portal Server 2003, IIS 6.0, IIS 5.0, Hubbard One, BEA WebLogic 8.1, Network Load Balancing, Apache, Plumtree Portal, Verisign Certificate Server, iPlanet Directory Services (LDAP), Broadvision Portal, Windows 2000, Security Expressions, F5 Big-IP

Programming Languages:
Active Server Pages, JavaScript, VBScript, HTML, ABAP/4, Pascal

Desktop Applications:
SharePoint Designer, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Photoshop, Visual Studio, Delphi, ABAP Workbench, MS Office.

ERP: PeopleSoft, SAP R/3


Texas Department of Public Safety
SharePoint Consultant
June 2010 - Present

The Texas Department of Public Safety consists of State Troopers, Texas Rangers, Emergency Management and Drivers License. There are approximately 9,000 internal and hundreds of thousands of external users of their systems.

Contracted to design, build and administer a portal environment consisting of multiple server farms hosting intranet and extranet portals serving more than 100,000 users. Designed a SharePoint Server 2010 farm with a publishing portal for intranet content, MySites and team sites for collaboration with search enabled across all sites. Produced the proof-of-concept environment. The production roll-out project kicks off in January 2011.

DPS recently purchased the WebCenter, SOA and Security stacks from Oracle. I am on the team charged with implementing this new enterprise architecture - standing up a four-tier environment consisting of roughly 50 Linux servers.

Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell

SharePoint Architect/Admin - Database Administrator
April 2008 – May 2010

Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP is an Am Law 100, national law firm comprised of approximately 700 attorneys with 12 offices. Locke Lord was formed in 2007, after the combination of Texas-based Locke Liddell & Sapp and Lord, Bissell & Brook, a national firm headquartered in Chicago.

Responsible for everything related to the LLBL intranet and extranet sites. Tasked with developing requirements, designing and migrating from the existing intranet sites in Dallas and Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 site in Chicago to a new consolidated SharePoint Server 2007 based intranet. Created and rolled out multiple SharePoint based applications which used custom workflows to handled items ranging from Help Desk Tickets to IT Change Control. Responsible for the administration of 300+ legacy extranet sites that share a common Cold Fusion database. Designed and implemented a new extranet solution for sites moving forward. This platform utilizes MOSS 2007, Active Directory, SSL, Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM) and forms based authentication to allow internal and external users to collaborate seamlessly.

Additional duties:
  • Responsible for implementation and maintenance of all LLBL databases (Microsoft SQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008)
  • Provide application support for the Firm’s financial applications (Elite Enterprise, Distributed Time Entry, Reporting)

VHA Inc. – Irving, TX
Senior Applications Engineer
May 2007 – March 2008

VHA Inc. is a national health care provider alliance of more than 1,400 not-for-profit hospitals and 21,000+ non-acute health care organizations that delivers supply chain management services and creates regional and national networks to help members solve key clinical and operational challenges.

Recruited to design, build and administer VHA’s portal environment consisting of multiple server farms hosting internet, extranet and intranet portals serving more than 50,000 users. Upgraded the internet environment from Plumtree 5.03 to Aqualogic 6.1. Implemented a new SharePoint Server 2007 based Clinical extranet application. Mapped out the conversion path for the intranet from Plumtree to MOSS 2007. Worked with Windows Integrated Authentication as well as forms-based authentication using two domains.

ConocoPhillips Company (heritage Burlington Resources) – Fort Worth, TX
Senior Advisor
April 2006 to March 2007

Retained as a senior member of the team responsible for on-going support and integration/migration project support during the transition of Burlington Resources (BR) applications to ConocoPhillips. Technical support activities include responsibility for heritage BR enterprise business applications support as well as web, portal and collaboration systems support. Supported applications include internal audit and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, production monitoring/volume reporting, tax and numerous hosted (application service provider) applications.

Burlington Resources – Fort Worth, TX
Sr. Staff (Technical) Analyst / Webmaster
December 2001 to March 2006

Burlington Resources, a Fortune 500 company, was one of the world's largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies. It was acquired by ConocoPhillips.

Recruited to design, build, secure and maintain Burlington Resources’ global web environment. Started with an environment consisting of three web servers. Ended with responsibility for 17 web and application servers. As team lead for the E-Business side of the E-Business and Enterprise Business Applications team, managed the day-to-day operations of the Burlington Resources global internet, intranet and extranet systems. Duties included configuring and maintaining Windows based web servers, portal servers, content management systems, streaming media services and security. Provided senior-level technical, design and other assistance on the creation of other company web services. Assisted with the development of design and operational standards and procedures. Oversaw the development of applications, maintained workflow, and ensured the timely completion of various projects. Assisted with the planning and implementation of sophisticated knowledge management, collaboration and user identity initiatives and worked with others to optimize the company's web services for speed, uniformity, usability, and compatibility.

In 2004, received a commendation from the Chairman, President and CEO; the Chief Financial Officer; and the Chief Operating Officer for my contributions to their Management Meeting event with Wall Street analysts.

Additional duties included:
  • Configure and support Windows Server 2003, Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003, Windows 2000 Server, Internet Information Server, WebLogic, Plumtree and Apache.
  • Managed cross functional teams consisting of management, staff, contractors and vendors in both office and data center environments.
  • Design, develop, and deploy infrastructure supporting new Internet capabilities.
  • Systems Configuration Control Board member. Responsible for determining, implementing and maintaining the proper system configuration for all BR Windows servers containing financially significant applications as well as the web servers.
  • Developed and implemented processes for the oversight of internal departments with web content management responsibilities.
  • Upgrading various tax and finance applications.
    • PeopleSoft HR in sourcing
    • Paybase, Winbacs, Bacstel-IP
  • Installing and providing support for various line-of-business applications
    • Sarbanes-Oxley (Certus)
    • Tax (Taxport 1099)
    • Environmental Health & Safety (OpsWeb)
    • Operations (SCADA)

CompuCom Systems – Dallas, TX
Senior Web Administrator
March 2000 to December 2001
Researched, implemented, administered and ensured security of the hardware, operating systems, and software required to support enterprise-wide Internet/Intranet/Extranet initiatives.
Provided senior-level technical expertise as a Domain Administrator. Configured and supported Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows NT, Internet Information Server, Site Server, Commerce Server, Broadvision and Transaction Server. Web applications utilized ODBC, OLE, ADO, certificates, Active Server Pages, and Cold Fusion. Web applications connected to Oracle, SQL, PeopleSoft and Progress databases. Managed the promotion of custom code with Visual Source Safe and MS Site Server in a three tier operational environment consisting of 60 web servers.

Collin County Community College District - Plano, TX
Adjunct Instructor – Continuing Education
May 2000 to October 2002

Microsoft Certified Trainer teaching Windows 2000 track certification classes.

Camozzi Pneumatics - McKinney, TX
Information Systems Manager
January 1999 to March 2000

Performed network and workstation administration, maintenance and upgrades in a Windows NT environment. Developed custom Windows applications with Delphi that streamlined business processes and promoted new business. Served as Webmaster for the division's website. Developed web based applications using Active Server Pages. Performed all end-user computer training. Involved with all phases of SAP implementation, including working closely with outside consultants during the U.S. migration to SAP. Assisted with data migration from the legacy system to R/3. Produced most of the new business forms with SAPscript. Wrote custom ABAP reports for management as needed. Performed "Help Desk" duties during initial rollout. Attended seven classes in ABAP, SAPscript and Basis Technology.

United Automation - Lewisville, TX
January 1997 to January 1999

Designed and promoted corporate web site which generated an additional $200,000 in revenue over two years while staying under budget. Produced numerous Windows 95/NT applications in Delphi and JavaScript that saved time and promoted United Automation with its customers.

Austin Integrated Systems - Richardson, TX
Regional Sales Manager
June 1995 to January 1997

Started up the Dallas branch office and warehouse. Performed the outside sales function as well as branch management duties. Hired and managed inside sales staff. Pioneered the concept of a corporate web site and designed the prototype (

Wilson Company - Addison, TX
Pneumatic Territory Manager
April 1994 to June 1995

Responsible for performing outside sales function in a Dallas based territory, holding product-training sessions at branch offices, and conducting five Industrial Pneumatic Technology seminars per year for customers. Increased territory sales by 58%.

Humphrey Products - Kalamazoo, MI
Sales Representative
May 1990 to April 1994

Humphrey Products is a manufacturer of pneumatic valves and actuators. Performed the outside sales function covering 15 states. This territory accounted for $5.1 million per year.

Greenwich Associates - Portage, MI
Outside Sales
May 1985 to April 1990
Greenwich Associates is a manufacturer's representative firm whose clients specialized in the manufacture of close tolerance parts for the aerospace industry.

· University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI - Bachelor of Arts

Microsoft Certifications
(MCP ID# 1534384)
· Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
o Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007: Configuration
o Microsoft SQL Server 2008: Implementation and Maintenance
· Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer + Internet
· Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
o Windows Server 2003
o Windows 2000
o Windows NT
BEA Certification
· BEA WebLogic 8.1 Certified Administrator: System Administration

Vendor neutral certifications include:
I-net+, CompTIA
CIW, Certified Internet Webmaster Associate