John J Lester | (925) 289-6969 |
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Technical Skills

·         PC / Server / Network Equipment Maintenance

·         End User Support / Training

·         Creation/Management of Long Term IT Planning

·         Project Management (all phases)

·         Regulatory Compliance such as xGMP

·         Software Development with Android, C++, Java

·         Web Development with CSS, HTML5, Perl, PHP

·         System automation using  various PLCs

·         Cat6 / Fiber Optic Network Design & Installation


IT/Facilities Manager, ImmunoScience, Inc, Pleasanton, CA                                               Mar 2012 - Jan 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.

Self Employed, Kirker Enterprises, Concord, CA                                                                 Apr 1998 – Mar 2012

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

o   Ball Metal Beverage required end user support as well as regularly scheduled maintenance of their PC and network infrastructure,

o   Wincor Nixdorf required hardware and software troubleshooting and repair,

o   OnForce (contract for AT&T, Dell) required timely deployment of new hardware while providing top-notch customer service,

o   TekSource (contract for Office Depot, Williams Sonoma) required an organized point of contact to oversee network and computer installations at new and existing locations,

o   ServiceLive (contract for OfficeMax, Sears), Fujitsu, Xerox, Gurus2Go and many more.

Products Manager, A’n D Cable Products, Inc, Concord, CA                                                Oct 1995 - Oct 1998

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


Bachelor of Science, Computer Science and Information Technology                                                     est 2017
California State University, Monterey Bay; Seaside, CA

Associate of Science, Computer Science                                                                                                 May 2013
Diablo Valley College; Pleasant Hill, CA


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