I’m experienced in all aspects of IT & System Administration. Including network infrastructure, network security and technical support. I’ve worked in a smaller city where I’ve gained the opportunity to learn and refine a wide skill set. Most businesses in Amarillo hire IT personnel to handle a wide range of tasks because of the high cost of skilled employees, and they expect the IT personnel to quickly learn specialized, custom-built software and maintain existing hardware. This expectation has given me the aptitude of learning any new skill quickly and adapt to new software rapidly. I’m currently pursuing my certifications in Amazon Web Services Dev/Ops & Sys/Ops to broaden my skills.
More than 25 years IT & Server/Desktop Support experience with the last 4 years in DevOps specialization/support using Linux VMs, KVMS, Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud. Big Data management using tools ranging from Amazon Spark, Hadoop, and custom built software. Dell Systems Certified Expert on Portables & Desktops. 13 years web development. 17 years experience with IT infrastructure & systems management. I’ve worked with many applications and services and listed as many as possible.
Databases: Postgres, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and Access, MySQL, Filemaker Pro, FairCom, MariaDB, Percona, Amazon Redshift, DynamoDB
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Docs & Libre for Linux.
Disk Imaging Including: Installation of System Restore images, provisioning of new hardware to personnel, hardware upgrades (installation of new hard drives and components) and full system backups.
Platforms: Windows Server, Mac OS X Server,Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows Vista Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98 (Me, SE), MacOS X, UNIX, Cisco IOS, all Linux distributions, Most *NIX derivatives
Most Hypervisors and ‘Lightervisors’ (VirtualBox, Docker, LXC, LXD) Containers/VMs, VMware/vcloud, Amazon Web Services, Active Directory with Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Active Directory Domain Services, Zendesk, Centrify DirectControl (*NIX), Ubuntu server (DNS, DHCP, Samba, NFS)
Communications: Landesk, Cisco IOS, Windows Remote Desktop Protocol, VNC
Google Technical Support Specialist, Amazon Web Services Practitioner