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Summary

  • Proven Linux and cybersecurity professional with both academic credentials as well as years of enterprise experience
  • Cloud Linux engineer focused on optimizing and hardening for efficient operations
  • Accumulated years of secure migration experience in the virtual cloud, maximizing business value
  • Prepares for disaster recovery with geographically-varied, redundant data backups
  • Designs, implements, and secures custom High-Availability server builds
  • Designs, implements, and secures custom routing and traffic distribution
  • Experienced with hosting and site administration for over 100k users
  • Automates using Shell scripting and related tools
  • Verifies security configurations with Linux auditing tools
  • Ensures server reliability and up-time under stress with load-testing tools
  • Visualizes and shares business-critical data with monitoring and graphing tools

Experience

Mar 2019Current

Systems Engineer II

Accruent
  • Multi-cloud administration, Accruent CloudOps
  • Redundant international data-center administration
  • Globally distributed applications, Java and Apache Tomcat
  • RedHat Linux administration
  • CentOS Linux administration
  • Oracle Enterprise Linux administration
  • Cybersecurity vulnerability patching and scanning
  • F5 routing, load-balancing, and administration
  • Bash Shell systems automation
  • Systems configuration and administration at scale with SaltStack and Chef
Mar 2016Feb 2019

Linux Systems Engineer

MicroAssist


Managed all services personally and migrated entire Linux infrastructure into the virtual cloud; solo 1-member team, on call 24/7/365.

  • Cloud Infrastructure administration; fully maintained every Linux server
  • RHEL environment administration; production ecosystem consisted of CentOS and Fedora hosts
  • Network monitoring and logging; configured various tools to measure, graph and quantify uptime, average response time, hosts on network, ports open, etc
  • Apache web server management and hardening; configured all web services, SSL/TLS,  and protected port against DDoS
  • Moodle LMS server management; managed and maintained various medical and public-sector eLearning systems
  • Wordpress server management; total CMS management on all Linux stacks
  • Drupal server management; custom Drupal builds in v7 and v8
  • Redmine server management; migrated then maintained DPS ticketing system including SSL/TLS encryption
  • Jira server management; virtualized then cloud migrated our Atlassian ticketing system
  • MariaDB / MySQL database management; nearly all Linux servers included database functionality, hardened account access, etc
  • NMap / ZenMap network enumeration; analyzed local office subnets as well as my cloud servers individually to gain insight into external visibility
  • Nginx proxy and load balancing; customized traffic shaping and routing for highly specialized client sites
  • Server stress testing / bench-marking; documented server behavior under strenuous load and unexpected user behavior
  • Server security and auditing; ran various security tools against my own servers and services in order to simulate friendly penetration testing
Jun 2015Mar 2016

EMT+

Astreya at Google
  • MacOS corporate Domain environment
  • Equipment maintenance and support
  • Hardware support
  • Operating system / software maintenance
  • Networking support
  • Inventory management
  • Help Desk / Ticketing
  • User support
Feb 2012May 2015

Desktop Technician

Peniel Solutions
  • Windows 7 corporate Domain environment
  • Operating system / software maintenance
  • Workstation support and security
  • Networking support
  • Hardware support
  • Mobile devices support and security
  • Backup management
  • Help Desk / Ticketing
  • User support
Aug 2006Feb 2012

PC Repair and Network Technician

Freelance
  • Operating system maintenance and management
  • Software maintenance and management
  • Networking support and troubleshooting

Education

Certifications

May 2012Present

Linux/UNIX Server Administrator Certificate

Gwinnett Technical College
May 2011Present

PC Repair and Network Technician Certificate

Gwinnett Technical College