Highly skilled and well-rounded renaissance man of technology. A thinker, tinkerer and maker; A leader by example, and supporter of outstanding ideas.
Operating Systems: BSD (FreeBSD, OpenBSD), Cisco IOS 10.1-12.4, Linux (Debian, Gentoo, Mandrake, RedHat, Slackware, Ubuntu, and other various distributions), Mac OS 9 & X, Mikrotik RouterOS, MS Windows (3.1, NT 3.51, 95, NT 4, 98, 2000 Server & Workstation, XP, Server 2003), Sun Solaris 9 & 10
Cloud Environments: Amazon Web services (AWS), Centurylink Cloud (CLC), Google Cloud Platform
Devoting volunteer time to work with non-profit organizations on computer networks and web design.
Savvis/CenturyLink Technology Solution, New York, NY
Senior Lead Solutions Engineer, 2013 - present
In late-2013 I shifted positions to one of the leading companies in cloud computing where I've focused on transitioning large financial firms to the cloud. This has been a very intensive role, requiring not only a deeply technical understanding of large scale cloud operation in both infrastructure and software, but the ability to merge the technical to business goals and operations. From the onset of an engagement I take a very consultative role, gathering business requirements from different levels of an organization. Those requirements are then translated to a technical design which can be disseminated both internally to service delivery engineers and also to the business leaders of my clients. I focus on helping to realize not only very large scale projects - such as grid computing clusters, big data initiatives and highly transactional financial systems - but also to reduce risk and cost and enhance reliability.
Logicworks, New York, NY
Senior Solutions Architect, 2012 - 2013
In mid-2012 I transitioned from the role of a systems engineer/administrator to a solutions architect. This transition created a new role inside the company as well as a new department. My responsibilities in this role have been supporting the sales team by providing real-time analysis and engineering for customer demands; Providing thought leadership to our company; Interacting with our marketing team to generate white papers and technical documentation; And involving myself deeper in the community to provide technical leadership and activism, which internally drives our product development and quality of service provided to our customers. As this was a new role inside this company, I have also been a driving force to start the SA department, manage time, and promote cross-team communication and collaboration.
Logicworks, New York, NY
Senior Linux Engineer, 2009 - 2012
This opportunity has allowed me to develop products with some of the most advanced hardware available. I have played a key role in helping to bring an infiniband based private and public cloud product to market utilizing a 40GB/s storage fabric. Other duties have included project management roles, advisory and think-tank roles, educational roles to train junior staff members, and software development. One development project I led centered around building automation tools to help streamline server deployments; the systems utilized were Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS. Additionally I have acted in the capacity of tier 3 customer support for exclusive clients requiring a dedicated engineer to oversee and manage their services.
Southside Community Hospital, Farmville, VA
Senior Network Engineer & Security Analyst, 2007 - 2009
Network Engineer & Security Analyst, 2004 - 2007
Notable: Recognized and promoted in 2007. Received commendations for going above and beyond in 2007 and 2008.
Lynchburg Computer Systems, Lynchburg, VA
Internet Systems Architect, 2003 - 2005
Network Consultant & Website Development, 2002 - Present
Broadband Network Services Inc., Charlottesville, VA
Network Engineer, 2000 - 2002
Nexet Technologies, Charlottesville, VA
Customer Support, 1999 - 2000
Lantz Computer, Stanardsville, VA
Computer Technician, 1995 - 1999
AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate (Validation Number L3FTK7WC2B11QQS6)