John J Lester | (925) 289-6969 | Online Portfolio


Bachelors of Science, Computer Science and Information Technologies
California State University, Monterey Bay; Seaside, CA
Associates of Science, Computer Science
Diablo Valley College; Pleasant Hill, CA

Technical Skills

  • PC / Server / Network Equipment Maintenance
  • Cat6 / Fiber Optic Network Design & Installation
  • End User Support / Training
  • Familiar with Assembly, C++, HTML5, Java and Perl
  • Creation/Management of Long Term IT Planning
  • Project Management (all phases)
  • Regulatory Compliance such as xGMP
  • System automation using  various PLCs


IT/Facilities Manager; ImmunoScience, Inc; Pleasanton, CA2012 to 2016
  • Evaluated, purchased and implemented the Vaisala Veriteq validated continuous monitoring system for all xGMP lab equipment. Organized on-call personnel schedules and responses.
  • Responsible for all computer and network security, administration and maintenance at five locations. Implementated 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.
  • Assisted with technical writing of procedures and other documents for FDA and xGMP compliance.
Self Employed; Kirker Enterprises; Concord, CA1998 to 2012
This entailed providing an array of IT support services for various companies 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 debugging,
  • OnForce (for AT&T, Dell) required timely deployment of new hardware while providing top-notch customer service,
  • TekSource (for Office Depot, Williams Sonoma) required an organized point of contact to oversee network and computer installations at new and existing locations,
  • ServiceLive (for OfficeMax, Sears), Fujitsu, Xerox, Gurus2Go and many more.
Products Manager; A’n D Cable Products, Inc; Concord, CA1993 to 1996
  • Oversaw the day to day operations of the product division of the company.
  • Spearheaded the design, prototyping and final release of the RackOrganizer.
HAWK Missile Systems Specialist (Lance Corporal); United States Marine Corps1991 to 1995
  • Responsible for the maintenance and repair of the Raytheon HAWK Missile System.