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Seasoned developer and system administrator with passion, dedication and the heart of a maverick looking for an organization that embraces modern technologies and practices which drive innovation through collaboration and candor.

Work experience

1994-10Present

IT Analyst-Lead

Principal Financial Group 

Technology Strategy

  • Provided crucial input to teams across the organization as we developed strategies for use of Drupal, PHP, Ruby, Docker, Azure, and AWS.
  • Crafted a rollout and maintenance strategy for Unix based tools supported by a centralized department and used by developers across the entire organization which resulted in increased manageability and improved uptime.
  • Collaborated with centralized IT organization and Business Unit IT teams to help drive initiates for better utilization of the "Cloud" across all of IT. 

Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment

  • Subject Matter Expert for Bitbucket, Bamboo, and Fisheye/Crucible tools, including troubleshooting failed builds, consulting on build configuration, managing agent capabilities, and general developer support.
  • Worked closely with architects to help shape tactical and strategic plans for CI/CD adoption.

Multi-Platform Developer

  • Developed add-ons used across the Atlassian ecosystem as well as plugins for Maven, Sonar, and Jenkins including:
    • Kerberos based SSO capabilities with and without Crowd
    • In-house deployment solutions for automated builds
    • Automatic archiving of repositories before deletion. 
  • Created, maintained and enhanced a preventive control service integrated into production deployment pipelines, still in place after 15 years.
  • Created, maintained and modernized a pre-Ajax, fully responsive, cross-browser compatible front-end for Mainframe impact analysis tool which replaced the Windows based obsolete client. Key functionality includes:
    • Expandable relationship tree.
    • Web-based comparison tool for source code,
    • Version restore
    • Deployment of versions to the mainframe through FTP.
  • Developed an in-house tool to visualize our Job Scheduling information that is imported from TWS and CA7, and stored in our OODBMS.
  • Developed web-based administration tool with LDAP integration using PHP for Subversion environment.

System Administration

  • Maintain servers for the entire Atlassian ecosystem on premise(Data Center), including installation, upgrades, and capacity planning.
  • Administer 80+ Unix and 10 Windows servers to support 10,000+ globally distributed users.
  • Support infrastructure for tools such as Nexus Pro, Jenkins, ClearCase, Subversion, and Sapiens Decision.
  • Administrator and developer of a mainframe focused fully distributed IDE and project lifecycle system called Maestro II supported by an OODBMS running on AIX supporting 1000 users.
2014-06Present

Freelance Software Developer

ScritchyLabs

Hobby company writing useful and entertaining mobile applications including:

  • Cover Your Assets - Bitbucket Server (Data Center) plugin which gives a Project Admin a quick and hassle free option to recover a deleted repository. Listed on Atlassian Marketplace. 
  • EngineerBuddy – Pipe and PipeLT that assists civic engineers with pipe flow calculations released on both Apple and Google Stores.

“20 years of experience developing, supporting and administering tooling for development teams across seven business units in a globally distributed Fortune 500 company.”

Education

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Bachelor of Science: Computer Science

Minnesota State University

Minored in Electronic Engineering Techology