Career Profile

With over a decade in the IT industry, I have been able to use my problem solving abilities, ingenuity, and my knowledge of best-practices and real world application to further my clients and the projects I work on. Many consider my interpersonal skills to be more developed than most of the people in the IT industry, and I thrive on tackling new challenges and engineering the best solutions. I am well versed in automation tooling, cloud and on-prem networking, systems architecture, SecOps, as well as troubleshooting at the hardware, software, and application levels of most systems put in front of me. I always aim to develop appropriate solutions for the appropriate time frame and budget. I am always seeking new opportunities to develop cohesive technology ecosystems which can provide the ideal environment for both backend developers and the front end user experience.

Experiences

Senior Network Engineer, Systems and Design

2019 - Present
TOURtech

Building and implementing better automation tooling for deploying the necessary configurations to different types of devices; work with the Field Services team to ensure that on-site issues are handled appropriately and in a timely manner. Work on bettering the customer experience with technology.

DevOps Engineer

2017 - 2019
BrainGu, LLC

Worked collaberatively with developers, project managers, and upper management to guarantee end products and results that both we and our customers love. Primarily worked on the Structsure Project building out the system architecture and automated deployment and updating functionality of the application being built.

Network Engineer / Manager of IT Services

2014 - 2016
TOURtech

Worked with both internal and external teams to guarantee success at the events we built and operated. Helped coordinate 50+ shows during my tenure. Built the “Tech Wiki” for configuration and knowledge management.

Systems Administrator I/II

2010 - 2014
Production Resource Group

Played a key role in maintaining day-to-day functionality of all networked services (Asset management platform, Cisco phones, print services, networked storage, facility access control, security system management, day-to-day hardware/software problems, client and project management, etc.) both locally and nationwide.

Systems Administrator Intern

Summer 2009
Production Resource Group

Performed day-to-day helpdesk support for the US; performed Active Directory schema changes.

Projects

Structsure @ BrainGu - Compliant Platform-As-A-Service offering simplifed deployments of necessary applications for almost any business.
Austin City Limits Music Festival 2015 - Designed the network architecture, deployed, and troubleshot both the production networking and AT&T public Wifi for VIP attendees. Successfully provided internet to 80,000+ wired and wireless clients over two weekends of the music festival including POS, Access Control, CCTV, and attendee wifi.
PRG Los Angeles Facility Move - Moved from ~80,000sqft warehouse to a ~135,000sqft warehouse; performed a full upgrade of all network infrastructure and upgraded desktop clients for office and warehouse use.
PRG New Jersey Facility Move - Assisted in merging two company locations from Mt. Vernon, NY and North Bergen, NJ into a single facility in Secaucus, NJ. 130+ employees and 90+ workstations migrated, as well as assisting with testing various core systems (Ethernet integrity, paging systems, video security systems).

Locations

Westchester, NY - April 2010 - January 2011
North Bergen, NJ - January 2011 - June 2012
Los Angeles, CA - June 2012 - November 2015
Raleigh, NC - November 2015 - Current

Skills & Proficiency

On-Prem Networking

Automation Tooling

Docker & Kubernetes

Amazon Web Services

DigitalOcean

Python, Django & Flask

Gitlab/Github/Bitbucket

Hashicorp Vault

Asterisk VoIP

pfSense

Linux

Windows System Administration