Hire Me

Why hire me?

Whether you’re looking for some consulting and contract based work, or you’d like to talk about what I can do for you long term, I’d be happy to talk. Below, I’ll provide some experience and skills that might begin to tell my story, but here’s the summary: If you have a project that involves hard work and persistence, I’ll find a way to get it done, and we’ll all have fun getting there.

General Qualities

Calm under pressure, collaborative, and good-humored
Love of exploring new tools and systems
Customer-centric project management
Professional and courteous
Build positive working relations both internally and externally
Team and stakeholder focused, holistic thinker
Loyal and committed
Will dig into details, and to find the right questions to ask
Self-driven, self-taught, and endlessly curious

Certifications

CompTIA Security+, Netowrk+
Certified MongoDB Developer Associate

Work Experience

Remote Back-end Developer, System Administration, Application Support
Brooklyn, NY
AUG 2016 – PRESENT
Contracted to provide remote development, data tooling, reporting, training, support, system administration, and other special projects. Recent projects include REST API integration with third-party systems, scripting to automate pulling data files from a website, and scripting to batch process address data against geolocation APIs.

IT Manager, Seward Community Co-op
Minneapolis, MN
JUN 2008 – AUG 2016
Provided oversight and execution at all levels of the IT infrastructure across multiple locations and data-center – databases, networking, systems, and server administration.  Lead and participated in numerous large invocation projects, including building new locations and converting to distributed systems. Ensured excellent internal and external customer support. Worked with stakeholders to develop and or contract web-based applications, complex analysis reports, and other data-driven tools. Managed IT Department-staff, vendors. Created budgets and forecasts, procured equipment and services. Researched, advised, and implemented IT strategies and security improvements. Served on the Management Team.

SKILLS – Based on Work Experience
Business and Management

Budgeting and Forecasting
Customer Service
Communication and Presentation
Stakeholder Engagement
Process and Policy
Team Building
Long-term planning

Microsoft

MS SQL Server 2005/2008/2012/2014
Reporting Services
Active Directory
Hyper-V
MS Office
Group Policy

Development and Scripting

Bash, Powershell, Asp.net, VB.net, HTML/CSS/Javascript
SQL, SSRS, T-SQL, SSIS
XML, JSON
Ruby on Rails

Operating Systems Administration

Linux/Unix
Microsoft
OSX
iOS
Android

Networking

VLAN
VPN
TCP/IP
DNS
DHCP

Security

Install, configure and
monitor IDS, firewalls,
access controls
Vulnerability scanning
System Hardening

Logging/Monitoring

ELK
OSSEC
Syslog

General System Administration

Backup Strategies
Disaster Recovery
Troubleshooting
Web-server config (Apache, MySQL, PHP)
TLS/SSL certificate management

Remote support

JAMF
SolarWinds RMM
LogMeIn/Zoom/TeamViewer
VNC (Server and client setup, configuring, and encrypted tunneling)

Virtualization

Hyper-V
Citrix
VirtualBox

SKILLS – from side projects, Independent work and other interests
Virtualization/Containers

Linux VM
Docker
VirtualBox
VMWare

Development

Ruby on Rails, AngularJS, MongoDB, Python, NodeJS, C++, Java

Infosec

Kali Linux, OWASP Zed proxy, web application and network vulnerability testing

Cloud

AWS (S3, EC), DigitalOcean

OSX

Yelp OSX Collector, Re-imaging, and recovery

Linux

Fedora, Ubuntu server and desktop, KVM