Senior IT professional with interests in Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, Open Source Software (OSS), ARM-based Single-Board Microcomputers, Web and Mobile Development, Space Technologies and Exploration, and Infrastructure Hyper-Connectivity (IoT).
Thought, Technical, and Team Leadership, Innovation, Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics, IoT Security, Information Security, Mobile and Solution Design, Infrastructure Management and Administration, Configuration and State Management, Web and Mobile Development, and Shell Scripting.
`Cybersecurity`, `MacOS`, `iOS`, `Windows`, `Linux`, `Debian`, `RHEL`, `Bash`, `VMware`, `ESXi`, `AWS`, `GCP`, `Azure`, `Citrix`, `Hyper-V`, `KVM`, `Terraform`, `Vagrant`, `Packer`, `Ansible`, `PostgreSQL`, `SQLite`, `Git`, `Bash`, `Python`, `Ruby`, `Swift`, `HTML5`, `CSS`, `Apache`, `NGINX`, `yaml`, `Agile`, `Open Source`, `Networking`, `OpenStack`, `Docker`, `OpenShift`, `Kubernetes`, `Jenkins`.
Tasked with overseeing the company-wide transition of physical, on-premise infrastructure to a cloud- based IaaS model. Responsible for the maintenance and operation of the RightScale cloud management system. AWS, Azure, Google GCP subject matter expert.
Lead and directed the design, implementation, testing, documentation, delivery, security, and maintenance of the eChecks service delivery stack, including network architecture, web service delivery, database, logging, and deployment infrastructures. Tasked with maintaining the overall health and security of the eChecks software system as well as the underlying infrastructure. Designed, managed and maintained tools based on Chef and Ansible to automate operational and deployment processes. Implemented and managed continuous integration delivery systems, and associated methodologies.
Worked as an Application Architect, Infrastructure Specialist, and Security Specialist. Member of IBM Innovation Office, Mac@IBM Team, and Mac Founders Council. Responsible for providing timely, on- budget application and/or infrastructure solutions, DevOps consulting, and Apple MacOS and iOS thought leadership. Currently responsible for building out DevOps-based solutions via AWS, VMware, OpenStack, Ansible, Chef, Docker, Terraform, and Packer. Built a Watson-based computational intelligence service that provided instant access across multiple operating systems to a vast store of information technology knowledge.
Served as an Information Security Specialist and member of the Information Security and Governance teams. Responsible for the security of over 14,000 virtual servers. Supported the Governance team via Patch and Vulnerability, Policy Compliance, and Incident Management. Designed and implemented an automated Security Health Tracking management system that cut the average security health check run time from 30 days to 30 minutes.
Provided Linux Infrastructure support for multiple data centers, thousands of virtual servers, and dozens of physical servers. Helped protect IBM's extensive technical infrastructure via Information Security, Systems, Configuration, and cloud management and administration. Designed and implemented an automated self-service infrastructure provisioning system.
- 2005-2010 - Baker College / Bachelor of Science: Computer Science / GPA: 3.89
- 2009-2009 - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign / Certificate of UNIX Administration
Articles listed are both personal and professional and reflect my views and not those of any company or group that I am affiliated with.- Building a Full Stack DevOps Pipeline (LinkedIn.com)
- Why PuTTY when you can SSH? (LinkedIn.com)
- 10 Handy Bash Aliases for Linux (OpenSource.com)
- The User-friendly Alternative to Find (OpenSource.com)
- Installing Software via the Command-Line (OpenSource.com)
- The Spookier Side of UNIX/Linux (OpenSource.com)
- Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers: Computer Society
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers: Computational Intelligence Society
- Department of Homeland Security–Private Analytic Exchange Program (AEP)