Levester Johnson Jr.

Levester Johnson Jr.
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  • , Cleveland, Ohio
  • LJohnson@SevereTech.com
  • Contact person: Levester Johnson
    • LJohnson@SevereTech.com
Type: IT Systems Admin
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About Me

Much effort is put into being a person that anyone of age, gender, race or creed could get along with. I’m very reliable and never leave my team hanging. Patience is something I practice regularly while simultaneously staying focus to complete tasks or projects. Finding creative ways to use what you have on hand to make something impressive is a value I tend to reiterate. Taking the time to learn is an everyday tribute. Lastly I just love life and try to keep a good sense of humor as well as a positive attitude.



2012 – Current                   Severe Tech LLC                 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Owner / President

  • Severe Tech LLC is the company I started and own.
  • My business operates by web hosting, initial fees, tech support services, installations, managing, customizing (video, graphic, and audio templates), webinars, SEO.
  • Tools and software we us to function include HTML5 CMS, MySQL, Linux, API’s, PHP, Open Source (extensions, plugins, modules, and scripts), FTP, TeamViewer, IIS7
  • Positions I work: Sales, Graphic Design, Web Developer/Programmer, Site/Server Installation, Customer Service, Website Customizations, Systems Administrator, Accounting, SEO / Marketing, Video Editing
  • SevereTech.com is the website I single handily developed.
  • The company video I created using Adobe After Effects CS5 can be found here.


2012 – 2013                       DSP Solutions                       Medina, Ohio

Systems Administration / Website Management

  • Contracted to Medina City Schools then placed at City Hall to work for Mayor managing systems of city departments: fire, police, building, finance, law, and water.
  • Troubleshoot / manage: Windows 2003 R2 Server OS for a 70+ user network, Active Directory (user, computer, group policies, OU’s, scripts, etc), network connectivity between clients and servers (wireless included), Exchange Server 2007
  • Installed, configured, supported: Windows XP and 7 OS, monitoring software SpiceWorks, anti-virus software such as Symantec, cloning hardware and software (Acronis), Office 03/07, desktops, laptops, printers, scanners, external hard drives, etc
  • Optimize system performance via: software (CCleaner, Combo Fix, etc), RAM upgrades, defragging, disc error checking, replaced network/video cards, slipstreaming
  • Provided tech support in-person, phone, and remote software (RDP, VNC, Logmein)
  • Informal training to users on security, platform navigation, common applications
  • Support, troubleshoot, manage, update content for city website (ASPX, CMS platform), ftp transfer, backend editing, code optimizing using web editors (Eclipse Java EE IDE, Firebug, Dreamweaver, Sharepoint Designer)
  • I developed a functional CMS design to replace existing city website. See proposal screenshot () case sensitive.
  • Researched, analyzed and recommended new technologies for potential implementation such as mobile device management software by Fiberlink


2007 – 2011                       International Data Management     Akron, Ohio

IT Systems Help Desk / Verifier / Assistant Team Leader

  • During my career at this company I worked 3 different positions (IT Systems Help Desk, Verifier, Assistant Team Leader).
  • IT Systems Help Desk included managing Active Directory, Windows Server 03 R2, Exchange 03, Sophos virus protrection, WhatsUpGold monitoring, FTP\SFTP sites, network connectivity, VMware environment, 24hrs technical support, hardware/software, update firmware / applications (SAP, Peachtree, Quickbooks, AppXtender, Teleform, etc), software compliance, phone system, network security, data restores, WebEx video conferences, help desk tickets, and Sonic Wall for vpn
  • Provided tech support in person alongside our internal and external clients as well as using remote protocols such as phone, RDP, VNC, and Logmein.
  • To help save company money I researched open source free products and use what we had on hand that could do just as good as expensive brands.
  • Created my company video () using Sony Vegas 7.0 and FL Studio 9 Producer XXL for sound effects
  • Verifier position entitled me to verify forms scanned into our SQL database system using state of the art EMC software ‘Cardiff Teleform’ which uses OCR.
  • Assistant Team Leader position involved answering phones, assisting other employees with work related issues, and end of shift processes such as running reports.



2003– 2007          University of Akron          Akron, Ohio

2001– 2002          Lakeland Com. College     Kirtland, Ohio

2000 – 2001         Kent State University        Kent, Ohio

1998 – 2000         Auburn Career Center       Concord Township, Ohio

1997 – 2000         Harvey High school           Painesville, Ohio

1996 – 1997         Fairport High school         Fairport, Ohio



CompTIA Network+ License Certified 11/5/2011

Covers network technologies, installation and configuration, media and topologies, management, security. See full objectives (SevereTech.com/Networkplus.pdf) case sensitive.

CompTIA A+ License Certified 3/12/2011

Measures technical understanding of computer technology, networking and security. There are 2 parts to this exam. See objectives for A+ Essentials (SevereTech.com/Aplus-Essentials.pdf) and Practical Applications (SevereTech.com/Aplus-Practical-Applications.pdf). Links are case sensitive.


Technical Skills

Networking, PC repair both hardware/software, basic VMware, Java Programming, Basic Accounting, Microsoft Office, Data Entry, Web Design (HTML, XML, XSL, ASP, JavaScript, VBScript, PHP, etc…), Organizational, Macromedia Flash, Adobe Photoshop, SharePoint Designer, Dreamweaver, basic SQL, FL Studios Producer XXL, Sony Vegas Video Editing, CMS (Joomla, Wordpress, eCommerce, etc)



Fluent in English


  • Received President’s Education Award in recognition of Outstanding Academic Achievement signed by year 2000 U.S. President Bill Clinton and U.S. Secretary of Education Dick Riley
  • 1st place with financial analyst team for Business Professionals of America regional competition in February of 2000 (Auburn Career Center)
  • Executive, statesman, and diplomat civil citizen awards for the Business Professional of America in 1999 (Auburn Career Center)



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Ryan Winland

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Mike Stiles

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