Network Architect, Full Stack Software Engineer, Virtualization, Database Design, and Network Security

Working in data centers as small as a few racks in a closet to larger than football fields at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has given me insight into the capabilities and limitations of organizations large and small. I've worked with Scientists, Teachers, Federal Law Enforcement, Auditors, Administrators, Executives, and more. Technology is all about people and communication.

I enjoy planning and executing network expansions and redesigns aimed at growth, security, and stability. In advanced programming projects I focus on quality and productivity in large scale multiprocessing, networked suites with database backends, utilizing PyQt in the frontend all from scratch.

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In my spare time I've been developing and publishing free Android games and applications.

Experience

02/2008 - Current
Software Engineer / Network Architect
Fairfield Industries Inc.

  • Full stack software design and development for scientific research, operations, and manufacturing with Qpid AMQP messaging, MySQL and PostgreSQL databases, PyQt, and GTK.
  • Maintains Linux servers, NFS, CIFS, samba, LDAP, Qemu and KVM Virtualization, CentOS high performance clusters, PostgreSQL databases, and disaster recovery backup systems.
  • Identifies security risks, reviews confiugrations and updates software and infrastructure.
  • Designs, develops, and maintains systems to automate software building, email notification, build analysis, and network infrastructure monitoring.
  • Analyzes and designs systems to increase performance, availability, and reliability.

10/2006 - 01/2008
Information Technology Specialist
Department of Education, Office of Inspector General

  • Developed custom applications to aid in fraud, identity theft, and other criminal investigations.
  • Supported Special Agents and auditors with data mining efforts and analysis reports.
  • Reviewed change requests for all upgrades, modifications, and additions to the network.
  • Implemented Oracle RAC database environments and data mining/graphical link analysis applications.
  • Maintained IT systems including Netapp and Apple SAN, Juniper Netscreen SSL VPN, Cisco Ethernet switches, Apache and IIS web servers, Oracle RAC, Windows Server, Redhat Enterprise, Gentoo Linux, Fibre Channel, NFS, OCFS2, ASM, iSCSI, RAID storage configurations, and HP tape drive autoloaders.

09/2006 - 10/2006
Senior Network Engineer
Trawick Inc.

  • Automated installation and configuration of 100+ VMware ESX installations on Dell servers and EMC SANs.
  • Planed and supervised implementation of a collaborative content management system on Windows Servers.
  • Provided Windows server support and Exchange troubleshooting.
  • Managed initial installation and configuration of 20 racks of ESX servers, UPS, and switches.
  • This position was temporary contract employment at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office while awaiting top secret security clearance.

12/2005 - 09/2006
Network Engineer
Portsmouth Public Schools

  • Project Manager for implementation of network security related systems.
  • Conducted incident investigations, computer forensics, network audits, risk assessment, and evaluation of security advisories.
  • Developed and tested disaster recovery documentation and procedures.
  • Identified vulnerabilities in networks, applications, and systems and issued recommendations to reduce the level of risk.
  • Responsible for training and development of junior network security engineers.
  • Maintained Cisco PIX Firewall, Symantec Anti-Virus Servers, CommVault Data Backup, HP EVA SAN, email spam and virus filtering, Snort Intrusion Detection, WebSense, Cisco VPN, and VMware ESX.

03/2002 - 12/2005
Network Engineer
Norfolk Public Schools

  • Project Manager for network security related systems.
  • Trained network engineers in security procedures and network administration.
  • Evaluated IT security incident response policies, identifying the need for changes based on new technologies or threats.
  • Resolved system integration security issues.
  • Conducted incident investigations, network audits, security advisory evaluation and maintenance of disaster recovery documentation.
  • Maintained data backup systems, network appliances, content filtering gateways, OpenBSD pf, CheckPoint firewalls, and VMware servers.
  • Instituted measures to ensure IT security awareness/compliance, reviews new systems, networks, and software proposals for potential security risks.

Education

2006 - Masters of Science in Information Systems
University of Phoenix

2002 - Bachelors of Science in Computer Science
Old Dominion University

Volunteer Work

02/2016 - Second Chance Animal Shelter website design & development

Training

04/2016 - Programming with Qt (40 hours)

07/2016 - Manager Fundamentals (10 hours)