John Lester

John Lester

Information Technology Expert

Technical Skills

  • PC/Server/Network Maintenance
  • End User Support/Training
  • Long-Term Planning
  • Project Management (all phases)
  • Regulatory Compliance xGMP
  • Software Dev Android,C++,Java
  • Web Dev CSS,HTML5,Perl,PHP
  • System automation PLCs
  • Cat6/Fiber Design & Install

  • Work Experience

    New Store IT Project Manager
    Sephora

    June 2016 - Present

    Responsible for the administration of network and server infrastructure related to the opening of new retail stores, as well as relocations and expansions. Was also responsible for implementing technology security and the execution of many technology-related tasks and initiatives. Acted as the liaison with service providers to support all technology aspects of a retail store.

    Information Technology/Facilities Manager
    ImmunoScience, Inc

    March 2012 - January 2016

    Responsible for all computer and network security, administration and maintenance at five locations. Implemented a Cisco VPN solution to link offices and allow researchers in the field secure remote access to vital enterprise systems. Responsible for all structural and equipment contractor relations. Evaluated, purchased and implemented a Vaisala Veriteq validated continuous monitoring system for all xGMP lab equipment. Organized on-call personnel schedules and responses. Assisted with technical writing of procedures and other documents for FDA and xGMP compliance.

    Owner
    Kirker Enterprises

    April 1998 - March 2012

    This entailed providing an array of IT support services for companies of various sizes like:

  • Ball Metal Beverage required end user support as well as regularly scheduled maintenance of their PC and network infrastructure
  • Wincor Nixdorf required hardware and software troubleshooting and repair of installed ATMs at banks
  • OnForce (contract for AT&T, Dell), TekServe (contract for Office Depot, Williams Sonoma), ServiceLive (contract for OfficeMax, Sears), TekSource, Fujitsu, Xerox, Gurus2Go and many more.
  • Products Manager
    A'n D Cable Products, Inc

    October 1995 - October 1998

    Oversaw the day to day operation of the product division of the company. Spearheaded the design, prototyping and final release of the RackOrganizer.

    Education

    California State University, Monterey Bay

    Bachelors of Science, Computer Science & Information Technologies - 2018

    Diablo Valley College

    Associates of Science, Computer Science - 2013

    Certifications

    • Dell Certified Systems Expert (DCSE 2007)
    • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
    • Advanced C++ Programming (DVC)
    • Program Design (DVC)
    • Computer Architecture (DVC)