Work History

Work History
Oct 2011 - Oct 2012

Industrial Computing & Networking Engineer


Job Description

Design and implement factory automation systems for mines, oil pipelines, mills, solar plants and wind farms.

This includes everything from designing industrial computing solutions for control and SCADA systems to designing industrial networking systems expected to work in the most extreme environments.


Design, sell, configure and troubleshoot industrial networking and computing equipment.d

Helped design and configure network communications system for Arizona's largest solar plant, the Solana Generating Station

Provide technical training classes for clients to teach them how to administer and maintain network equipment.

Nov 2010 - Oct 2011

Engineering Technician Specialist

Sierra Nevada Corporation

Job Description

Design and implement aviation related systems and projects. 

Network statistical assessments and network problem resolution

Core Comptencies

Design and maintain all network related systems on projects

Configure and document network setup procedures

Analyze and optimize network systems

Diagnose, Troubleshoot and repair current and prior projects

Designed and improved network systems for projects

Setup and maintain routers and switches

Maintain VLAN configurations

Maintain VoIP hardware

Integrate network systems into current projects

Optimize bandwidth usage and traffic over RF links

Integrate and optimize various RF video systems

Setup and maintain workstations and servers

Configure satellite data links

Apr 2008 - Nov 2010

Senior Avionics Technician

Job Description:

Repair and maintain components used for aircraft navigation and radio communications, weather radar systems and other instruments and computers that control flight, engine and other primary functions. Other responsibilities include; analyzing and developing solutions to complex electronic problems. 

Aviation related skills

Performed regular mechanical and electrical maintenance on aircraft.

Troubleshooting aircraft electrical systems including avionics and radio systems.

Experience troubleshooting the following systems:ADF

Audio Panels

Nav Comm ( ILS DME )






Fuel Flow instruments

Engine Management Systems


Weather Radars


Nav Indicators

Familiar with vacuum systems and instruments (DG, AI, and vacuum gauges)

Electronics related skills


Wire troubleshooting

Reading wiring diagrams for troubleshooting and installations

Troubleshooting of RF interference and intermodulation problems

Computer related skills

Workstation & server support (Windows XP to Windows 2003 server )

Maintained version control of software and configuration data used on platforms

Troubleshot network problems including troubleshooting of switches, routers and security related products

Jun 2004 - Mar 2008

Network Services Manager

ARC Consulting Group

Managed all network service related issues for Managed Services Provider supporting Central and Eastern North Carolina.Our target was small to medium sized businesses without IT staff.Supervised a team of systems engineers supporting over 30 clients.Designed and implemented the following:Multi-Site Windows 2000, Windows 2003 and Linux based solutions.Active Directory spanning multiple physical locations and large forests.Group policy and software deployment infrastructure.Network infrastructure such as Cisco switches and routers for clients.IPSEC, PPTP and SLL based VPN solutions for clients.WAN solutions for clients from cable modems to Bonded T1's and Frame Relay.Wireless Access Point solutions with 802.1x authentication.MySQL database server solutions.The companies first Wireless Hot Spot solution for clients.

Management of heterogeneous firewall devices such as Linux, Cisco PIX, Cisco ASA, Sonicwall and Checkpoint firewall and VPN Servers.


Oversaw all security related issues and performed network vulnerability and compliance scans internally and for clients.

Lead move to offer Linux and Open Source solutions for our office and client offices.

Migrated our own office to new Asterisk based Voice-over-IP phone system and started offering the companies first VOIP solution to clients.Lead designer and support for 5 site VOIP solution. Implemented encrypted, jabber (XMPP) based intra-office messaging and presence system to allow better communication between employees from their desktop or mobile phones. Included solution into our managed services offering.Restructured web hosting environment to provide more redundant services such as DNS and web server services with emphasis on a solution that would be easier to manage.Migrated servers from physical hardware to VMware environments both internally and for clients greatly improving control and reducing downtime.Assisted with development of C# .Net applications for clients and supported the development staff.Completely redesigned our development process from unmanageable projects and disconnected development staff to implementing a version control system, continuous integration and build management. This allowed better communication between developers and a standard development environment greatly increasing productivity.Managed creation of automatic update agent to deploy and install our developed applications.Assisted with General Public License compliance when Open Source software was developed or used.Created remote help desk application that allowed a simple process for staff and clients. This allowed the client to have all servers and workstations remote controlled without modification of the sites firewall. Support staff response time was improved and more successful with problem resolution.Pioneered new and innovative products and services in the area.

Feb 2000 - Apr 2002

Network Consultant

ARC Consulting Group

Entry level network consultant supporting small to medium sized businesses.Desktop support ranging from Windows 98 to Windows XP.Supported Exchange 2000 servers.Installed network cabling in business and residential structures.Setup network infrastructure for clients:This included server and workstation setup as well as creating Active Directory domain structure.Installed and configured network switching and routing equipment.installed and supported desktop and terminal server printing solutions.Basic workstation support for approximately 30 sites.

May 1999 - Feb 2000

Technical Support

Advanced Internet Technologies

Worked as a help desk technician to support customers with problems ranging from website outages, DNS server, email server and domain name registration problems.Promoted to loss prevention/cancellation department after excelling with problem resolution for the purpose of keeping customers that wanted to cancel hosting due to problems they encountered.Worked with the sales department to make "Cold calls" to customers to promote business.Assisted with Y2K compliance issues.