Steven E. Ames 915 South 14th Street Lafayette, IN 47905 E-Mail:


Keep my personal knowledge and skill bases at the forefront of technology.  

Officescape, Inc., Lafayette/Indianapolis, IN, June 2001 – Present
Senior Director of Engineering, June 2001 - Present

Winstar Communications, Inc., Lafayette, IN, September 1998 – May 2001
Director of ISP Services, March 2000 - May 2001
Manage Systems Administration within Winstar's ISP locations. Capacity planning, hardware decisions, etc... optimize services to take advantage of scale. Plan and migrate e-mail, DNS and other ISP services from small, regional ISP platforms onto carrier class core platforms.
Director of Technology, September 1998 - March, 2000
Direct the integration of dialup services from multiple ISPs nationwide into a single dialup support center including: dialup technical support, splitting off a customer service department, revamping the entire billing software/procedures and standardizing the operation (hardware, software and policy).

CIOE Corporation, Lafayette, IN, January 1994 – August 1998
Director of Technology, June 1995 - August 1998
As Technical Director for CIOE Corpration, have three basic responsibilities: keep abreast of all potentially related technological developments; ranged planning of CIOE’s technological future; and act as a focal management point for CIOE’s network operations, network information, application and support groups. Additional duties include departmental budgeting, assisting in the development and implementation of corporate policies, and management of all departmental personnel. Directed CIOE's Y2K effort.
Network Operations Manager, June 1994 – June 1995
Oversaw the design and implementation of CIOE’s WAN infrastructure making the company one of the largest ISPs in Indiana. Duties included infrastructure design, purchasing, circuit ordering and the management of teams of network engineers and software developers. During this period, CIOE’s network was not only increased in size (fourteen points of presence), but also in redundancy and fault tolerance. Routing practices were shifted from static to dynamic protocols (EIGRP and BGP). Attended several courses on Internetworking and networking technologies and standards.
Head of Software Development, January 1994 – June 1994
Designed and coded asynchronous communications and file transfer protocols. Worked on GUI interface development under DOS and MS Windows 3.1. Acted as systems administrator for CIOE’s LAN network that included Windows 3.1, Novell 3.11 and UNIX (SunOS 4.1.3 and FreeBSD). Implemented company’s entry into the ISP business utilizing Cisco routers and access servers.


Skill Summary Sheet


Cisco Certifications

CCNA (10/05/2001)

Microsoft Certified Professional

Obtained MCP in June of 1997 (expired).

Member of SAGE (System Administrators Guild) and USENIX (The Advanced Computing Systems Association).


Ivy Tech, June 2003 - Present

Studying Spanish

Purdue University, August 2002 - Present

Part time studies...

Purdue University, August 1988 - December 1990

Majored in Computer Science. Coursework focused on procedural programming techniques, data structures and algorithms. Pascal, C, Vax Assembly and Lisp were utilized in a UNIX environment.

Franklin Accademy, September 1984 - June 1988

Attended Franklin Accademny High School in Prattsburgh, NY. Graduated in the top 10% of the class. Course work was mainly focused on math and science. Passed New York State Board of Regents exams in all applicable subjects. Member of National Honor Society.