Christian Youngblood

Christian Youngblood

Work History

Work History
Jun 2009 - Present

Systems Engineer

Carilion Clinic

Working on a 7-member team, the Systems Engineer is responsible for the deployment and continued support for all servers used to support Clinical Applications, Administrative Tasks, and Developmental needs.

  • Create and deploy various server operating systems supporting Microsoft, Linux, and Citrix XenApp applications.
  • Reduce number of physical servers using VMware (ESX) virtualization technology.
  • Monitor and repair 850+ servers using such tools as HPSIM and SCOM.
  • Monitor system backups (Tivoli TSM) for all servers and applications.
Mar 2000 - Jun 2009

Director of Information Technology

City of Buena Vista

Under the general supervision of the City Manager, the Director of Information Technology provides high-level computer support to all City staff while maintaining the integrity of all desktops, servers, and networks.

  • Implemented a Capital Improvement Plan for the procurement of technology equipment.
  • Created and implemented a Citywide Municipal Accounting Software System.
  • Manage IT vendor relationships, projects and other activities related to the IT operations of the City.
  • Continually reviewed and developed in-house documentation for procedures and preventative maintenance.
  • Trained staff in new technologies when appropriate.
Jun 1995 - Mar 2000

Owner / Manager

CyberTech, Inc.

Created and operated a local computer business that specialized in custom built PCs and local area networks. Acted as the General Manager assuming the responsibilities of payroll and accounts payable. Supervised all employees.

  • Built computers according to customer specifications.
  • Designed computers and networks for clients, ranging in size from one to hundreds, to meet their needs.
  • Created competitive bid documentation for large projects.
  • Provided on-site service to include internet troubleshooting, hardware upgrading, and PC diagnostics for nation-wide warranty providers.

Education

Education
2009 - 2010

MBA

Western Governors University
2008 - 2009

B.S.

Western Governors University

Skills

Skills

Manager

As the Director of Technology for the City of Buena Vista, I was tasked with managing employees and contracts, as needed, to meet the technological needs of the City.   As the owner and operator of CyberTech, I was tasked with supervising all employees while overseeing marketing, accounting, and human resource needs.

Accounting & Payroll

While working at the City of Buena Vista, I designed and implemented an accounting package to service all financial aspects of the City.  During this period of time, I served a 6-month role as the Payroll / Human Resources Coordinator during the extended absence of the normal personnel.   Areas of accounting that I incorporated include: Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable Payroll Personal Property & Real Estate Taxes Cash Collection General Ledger Utility Billing  

Computer Hardware Repair

I have been involved in building and repairing computers, both on the workstation and the server level, since 1995.  I am proficient in many brands and technologies.

Project Management

As the Director of Technology and as the proprietor of a computer services  company, I have extensive experience in managing projects from beginning to end.  I have a proven track record of completing projects ontime and within budget.

Objective

I wish to provide my extensive experience to serve in the role of Technology Director for a small Municipality or school system.

Interest

Continuing Education, Reading, Movies, Renewable Energy

Certifications

Certifications
May 2010 - Present

VCP 4.0

VMWare
2009 - Present

MCSE 2003

Microsoft
2009 - Present

Server +

CompTia
2009 - Present

Sun Certified Java Associate

Sun Microsystems
2008 - Present

Project +

CompTia
2008 - Present

Certified Internet Webmaster

CIW
2008 - Present

Security +

CompTia
2008 - Present

Network +

CompTia
2008 - Present

A + Hardware / Technician

CompTia
2009 - Present

Excelling as a First Time Manager

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