Work History

Work History
Oct 2008 - May 2009

Senior QA Systems Engineer (Contract)

Collaborated with QA team to ensure a high quality, next generation Video-On-Demand product. Developed and managed complex quality assurance tests, recommended administrative and testing enhancements ensuring a more effective use of time. * Created maintenance scripts to administer project content management functions for development of best practices.
Jun 2007 - May 2008

Senior Systems Administrator (Contract)

Designed open-systems infrastructure solutions. Spearheaded 24-hour administrative coverage of servers designed to facilitate media downloads for customers of Wal-Mart and TransWorld entertainment. Delivered solutions to complex technical issues across all technologies. * Enhanced research and analysis functionality by creating and implementing an improved and more efficient centralized log management. * Increased productivity on manual functions by creating and introducing Perl applications and Linux shell scripts. * Researched, configured, and compiled Linux kernel options for virtualized and bare-metal servers to deliver high performance operating systems for the application and development environments.
Oct 2005 - Apr 2007

Business Systems Engineer

Oregon Dental Services
Implemented and administered open system / multi-tiered applications requiring data translation, database migration, customer facing applications, and testing environment enabling ODS to modernize its legacy insurance application yielding a significant increase in processed insurance claims. Ensured application integrity and reduced challenges reported by quality assurance teams through proficient management of the software development cycle. * Spearheaded best-practice initiatives for programming teams. * Designed and implemented Perl applications that effectively reduced deployment time. * Evaluated and introduced open source technologies to management teams that minimized expenses of technical and budgetary resources.
Oct 2004 - Oct 2005

Systems Test Engineer (Contract)

Intel / Wizard Technical Staffing
Performed quality assurance evaluation on NIC silicon and open source operating system hardware ensuring the quality of Intel's products. * Designed heterogeneous networks and client-server environments in support of QA testing requirements requiring the configuration of network switches and the patching of cables. * Assisted project management team in development of QA testing applications, script creation effectively minimizing time spent on manual testing across multiple environments.
Jun 2001 - Oct 2004

Administrative Assistant

Standard Insurance Company
Coordinated and distributed paper-based and imaged-document system communications via e-mail for the Retirement Plans department. * Updated communications sorting and distribution by developing a MS Access application to interface with Oracle database which was core to the replacement of their paper-based / list system
Jul 2000 - May 2001

Security Administrator

The Sabre Group
Performed information security auditing across various Unix & Windows operating systems to fulfill SEC requirements for the rating of company stock. Managed deployment of information security auditing and monitoring applications across 250+ mid-range servers. Functioned as first response facilitator for information security incidents; provided severity determination, and escalated incident reports as needed. * Significantly reduced management’s time involved in reporting requirements by developing an auditing project management application and security monitoring rules and alerts.
Oct 1997 - Jul 2000

Systems Administrator

Trend Western Technical Corp.
Planned, implemented and administered networking, server, database and desktop modernization efforts for a United States Air Force contractor in support of Air Force F-15 fighter training. Audited information security and compliance as directed by AFB Information Security and Department of Defense. Ø Administered Air Force Base-wide MSSQL database and application requiring performance tuning, an upgrade of the database product and database, backup scheduling, and making the application accessible across the entire AFB in a young network infrastructure. * Delivered technical support to 200+ desktop, application and network clients.




Technical Documentation, Process Documentation, Technical Planning, 24/7 Support


TCP/IP, Open SSH, DNS, tcpdump, Open BSD's pf firewall, Cisco, Linksys


Nagios, Open View, UnicenterTNG


Apache, Tomcat, Web Sphere, named, procmail, GNU tool set, OpenLDAP


mySQL, Sybase, Postgresql, Oracle, MSSQL


Perl, Unix shell (sh / bash), Ruby, Visual Basic

Operating Systems

Linux, Free BSD, Open BSD, VMWare, Irix, AIX, Solaris, Windows


Energetic, accomplished, and motivated professional experienced in Information Technology, Programming, and Administration of highly technical systems. Adept in all facets of product life cycles from development through launch in a 24/7, mission critical environment. Possess excellent analytical skills capable of understanding and interpreting technical systems, developing innovative and effective problem resolution coupled with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated skills in taking initiative, increasing productivity and efficiency. Respected by management and peers for technical and application expertise and proven ability to make sound decisions. Voracious appetite for new technologies. Extremely loyal, honest and personable with a reputation for an irreproachable work ethic, approachability, customer focus, and a consistent commitment to operational and service excellence in all areas.


Electronic Music Production

Digital Media