Steve Bachelder


Systems Virtualization Engineer

Cambridge, MA
Steve Bachelder
Systems Virtualization Engineer – US Dept of Transportation – Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
IT Director and Architect with expertise in Cybersecurity and IT Infrastructure. I have experienceworking as both an internal employee and external consultant across multiple technical and business domains. One of my strongest attributes is the ability to combine technical expertise with communication skills and strategy for maximum business effectiveness. From a technical standpoint I have designed and implemented IT infrastructure solutions for financial institutions, medical institutions, office buildings, and municipalities while from a management standpoint I have experience supervising budgets, schedules, employees, and contractors.

IT Certifications
CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional
CEH – Certified Ethical Hacker
CCSK – Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge
CCNP – Cisco Certified Network Professional
MCSE – Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert Server Infrastructure
VCP – VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization
CCNA – Cisco Certified Network Associate
MCSA – Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Server 2012
MCTS €“ Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
CCENT €“ Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician
ITIL €“ ITIL v3 Foundations

Cambridge, MA 02138

Systems Virtualization Engineer US Dept of Transportation – Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
March 2015 to Present
03/2015 to Present
US Dept of Transportation – Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
As part of the US Department of Transportation, Volpe’s mission “is to improve transportation by anticipating and addressing emerging issues and advancing technical, operational, and
institutional innovations across all modes.” In my current position I am responsible for managing, securing, and architecting the virtualized infrastructure of the center.

Network Engineer and Project Manager Innovative Business Systems
September 2013 to March 2015
Innovative Business Systems is a Microsoft Gold Partner with clients across New England. IBS
specializes in designing and deploying comprehensive IT infrastructure solutions for financial and medical institutions. While at Innovative I serve as a Tier 3 Technical Resource for other
staff as well as a Project Manager and Security Architect for our financial clients. Below are
some of the IT infrastructure and application solutions I have implemented:

Deployed a network and server infrastructure upgrade for a regional savings bank with 11
branch locations. Built and implemented a new VMware environment with a HP 3Par SAN and
HP ESXi hosts. Migrated Xen server virtual machines into the vSphere environment. Designed and installed a backup system for the entire bank including the DR site.

Performed a Microsoft Exchange 2007 to 2013 migration for a 300-mailbox credit union in the western part of the state with 8 physical locations.

Designed and deployed a new IT infrastructure, servers and networks, for an auditing company with a remote workforce. The project included implementing a backup solution and migrating
data, services, and applications from legacy servers to a new VMware environment. Migrated
email onto a third party hosted Exchange service.

Managed the core processor banking software conversion for a 5 location financial institution in the western part of Massachusetts. In addition, managed third party fiber installation.
Implemented Cisco ASA’s and VPN site-to-site tunnels across locations along with redundant
VPN tunnels from secondary ISPs.

Designed and implemented an antivirus solution for a regional savings bank in the northern part of the state spanning 9 physical locations. Implemented the solution to include information
governance controls such as USB blocking and content filtering. Integrated the solution with the
Microsoft Active Directory structure spanning all 9 physical locations in separate Active
Directory Sites.

Network Engineer Glocal Technologies
January 2012 to September 2013
Planned, designed, configured, and managed the installation of the technology infrastructure,
phone system, and servers for an office building at 6 Institute Road Worcester, MA which included:

• Designing a Windows 2008 Network supporting three separate organizations within the same building and off of the same demarcation point
• Managing electric sub-contractor to install electric throughout the building in support of the computer network and telephone network
• Running and terminating Cat6 cable throughout the building and into the MDF to meet
building and electric code requirements
• Implementing VLAN (virtual LANS) on network switches to segregate data and voice
traffic within the building as well as traffic between the organizations
• Installing Cisco Power over Ethernet Security Cameras, the PoE switch, and the node
that manages the cameras
• Designing and installing board room AV system and a sound system including speakers, a sound board, and wireless microphones for the public events room
• Deploying and configuring Windows 2008, server shares, Active Directory, and Group
Policy for all three organizations

Planned, designed, configured, and managed the installation of a new server based Local Area
Network for the Town of Warren, MA which included:

• Implemented VLANs to remain in compliance with State of Massachusetts privacy
regulations for municipalities
• Configured Port Security on switches to allow one static MAC address connection on end user computers with sensitive information
• Configured a Windows 2008 Domain, Active Directory, and Group Policy for the different
• Designed a new IP addressing scheme including static IP addresses and DHCP
(dynamic host control protocol) for the new network

Technology Director Quaboag Regional School District
May 2010 to January 2012
Lead Network Engineer for a 1600 person organization

Managed two full-time and one part-time direct reports

Designed and deployed a unified Windows Server 2008 Network across four separate buildings while migrating off of a Novell IPX network in an operational environment. This included:

• Configuring a new Windows 2008 Active Directory and Group Policy for the network
• Installing domain controllers at all three buildings and designing the network for as little
VPN traffic as necessary regarding authentication and file sharing between buildings
• Installing new gigabit switches in support of the network
• Implementing STP and port security to eliminate communication outages caused by broadcast storms
• Configuring Remote Desktop so front line IT support could remote across buildings for faster resolution times to user requests
• Deployed a Cisco wireless network on the ESS model

Managed a $500,000 annual budget, all computer networks, and three technology personnel for a 1600 person, four building, school district.
Planned, presented at Town Committee meetings, and successfully led an effort for town tax
payers to pass a resolution to spend $300,000 upgrading the IT at one of the elementary

Master of Science Systems Engineering The Johns Hopkins University

2015 to 2017

Professional Certificate Cybersecurity Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

Master of Science Information Technology University of Massachusetts Lowell
Lowell, MA

Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT

High School Diploma St. John’s High School
Shrewsbury, MA

IT Management, IT Security Architecture, Network Engineering, Active Directory, Cloud Computing, IT Security, Routers, Switches, VoIP, Automation, Analytics, Systems Engineering, Virtualization, SaaS, IaaS, Firewalls, VPN's, Disaster Recovery, IT Infrastructure






ITIL v3 Foundation

CCNA Routing and Switching





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