Profile

I’m a System Administrator & Web Engineer with a passion for cybersecurity, server virtualization, and network administration. I enjoy setting up and managing servers, web applications, hypervisors, firewalls, and anything else you can install on a server. A few qualities that describe me are kind, reliable, curious, organized, high attention to detail, great listener, honest, determined, and I work well with others.

Skills

  • Highly skilled in creating WordPress websites, and Java programs.
  • Passionate about Server Virtualization (ESXi, Hyper-V, Xen Server), Cyber Security, Software Engineering, IT Support, and Cable Management.
  • Experienced with Active Directory, RAID Arrays, Endpoint Management Software (Altiris, Goverlan) Windows Server, Linux Servers (Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, Arch), Dell PowerEdge Servers, Web Hosting (HTML & WordPress websites, SAAS Applications), IAAS Applications (DigitalOcean, Amazon Web Services, Scaleway), Faronics Deep Freeze PC Deployment Solutions (Windows Deployment Services, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, and Symantec Ghost). Veeam Backup & Replication (Backing up physical/virtual Windows and Linux servers).
  • Proficient with Batch & PowerShell scripting, Managed Switches, and MySQL.
  • Skilled in creating System Documentation, HTML Websites, Virtual Machines, and Servers
  • Knowledgeable about Docker, Embedded Systems, Firewalls (PfSense, Sophos, Untangle), Open Source Software, CCTV Cameras (IP & analog systems), FreeNAS.

Experience

Information Technology Consultant | Student Assistant

California State University, Sacramento
August 2015 - Present
  • Providing IT support to university faculty and staff.
  • Installing, updating, and securing Windows and Linux servers.
  • Installing and repairing Dell PowerEdge servers.
  • Deploying and managing 200+ Windows and Mac computers.
  • Backing up Windows servers Veeam backup software.
  • Experience with Qualys security scanner and Sophos XG Firewalls.
  • Managing an Active Directory-based environment.
  • Customizing and Syspreping Windows OS with Windows Deployment Center and Microsoft Deployment Tools.
  • Installing, configuring, and maintaining APC uninterruptible power supply units.

WordPress Multisite Network Administrator

DevSpace Hosting
February 2014 - Present
  • Hosting a WordPress multisite environment.
  • Installing, configuring, and securing Linux VPS servers.
  • SEO website optimization & experience with Google Search Console.
  • Generating SSL certificates with Lets Encrypt & Cloudflare.
  • Writing small WordPress plugins in PHP.
  • Installing & configuring Cloudflare content delivery network and security features.
  • Customizing WordPress plugins and themes.
  • Writing tutorials and support articles.

System & Network Administrator

Delta Bearing & Supply
March 2011 - Present
  • Installing, managing, and updating PfSense Firewalls.
  • Managing an Active Directory-based environment.
  • Providing IT support for employees.
  • Experience with deploying opensource software (Syncthing, FreeNAS, Nextcloud).
  • Deploying, updating, and securing Windows, Linux servers, and managed switches.
  • Installing and configuring APC uninterruptible power supply units.
  • Creating virtual machines with VMWare ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V.
  • Deploying and repairing Dell PowerEdge servers.
  • Backing up Linux and Windows servers and workstations with Veeam backup software.
  • Remotely managing Dell servers through iDRAC.
  • Installing and managing 10+ CCTV cameras/security alarm equipment.

Education

BSc, Computer Science

California State University, Sacramento

A full-time degree program that provides technical experience as well as instruction in computing fundamentals and advanced topics in areas such as computer architecture, software engineering, database management, computer graphics, networking, computing theory, data structures, and algorithms.