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Summary

I strive to ease and improve people's lives through my love of technology. My curiosity drives me to learn new things and challenge the limits of my understanding. I am determined to work hard in a profession that is interesting, fulfilling and continually forces me to grow. I regularly seek opportunities to advance in my fields of interest and help others using the knowledge I have acquired.

My specialty skills include: OS Familiarity: Language Experience:
  • Research
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Customer Service
  • Public speaking
  • IT Administration
  • Project Management
  • Programming/Scripting
  • IT infrastructure support
  • Technical support
  • Windows (95-10)
  • Mac (OSX)
  • IOS
  • Android
  • Linux (Fedora, CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian)
  • BSD (Free BSD)
  • Assembly
  • Basic
  • Visual basic
  • C
  • C++
  • Visual C++
  • C#
  • Java
  • HTML
  • PHP
  • Shell Scripting

Work experience

January 2017Present

IT Specialist

TrueVision 3D Surgical

Daily I confer with systems analysts, engineers, programmers and consultants to find a balance between improving our internal infrastructure and contributing to our product success.

One of my primary functions is to develop the system OS images with input from our different engineering departments as well as guide our system testing and validation procedures working alongside our QA department. I also consult on hardware revisions and troubleshoot issues that arise with the different equipment and applications that run on our embedded processing unit.

Internally I oversee outsourced IT contractor(s), coordinate IT projects and ensure proper allocation of company IT resources to allow us to implement infrastructure designs, improve security, optimize usability, support hardware/software engineers and remedy daily IT support tasks.

Computing Production Duties:

Regular IT Duties:

  • Create and oversee computing product OS and hardware specifications
  • Create and help direct base and revision versions of a production image used on our embedded processing unit
  • Develop and direct system testing and validation procedures
  • Determine system performance standards and help with configuration and documentation
  • Consult on hardware revisions, equipment choices and specialized applications
  • Write scripts for particular OS functionality, testing and deployment
  • IT project management
  • Systems/Network administration
  • General administration tasks (Active Directory, User Applications, Cloud Applications, Workstations)
  • Dev Ops (Familiarity w/Jenkins, JIRA, Confluence, VS2017, Git)
  • Consultant management
  • Technical support
  • Equipment purchasing and maintenance
  • Infrastructure maintenance
  • Workstation Image Deployment
  • VMware ESXI Server virtualization and deployment
  • Troubleshooting and diagnosis (network, computer hardware, software and technical issues)
  • Computer repair/upgrades
May 2014January 2017

IT and Communications Specialist

The Kavli Foundation

The Kavli Foundation is a non-profit private science foundation and is dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of humanity, promoting public understanding of scientific research, and supporting scientists and their work.

I singularly managed all IT for the Kavli Foundation along with working on Communications projects. We did work with contractors both on the IT and Communications side that I helped to coordinate and train.

Regular Communications Duties:

Regular IT Duties:

  • Website and Content Management System (CMS) maintenance
  • Web content updating
  • Social media planning
  • Media creation (InDesign, Photoshop Premier Pro)
  • Copy editing
  • Manage and collaborate with freelancers/temps/interns
  • Proofreading
  • Web/social analytics interpretation
  • Google hangouts
  • Technical support
  • Equipment purchasing and maintenance
  • Infrastructure maintenance
  • Troubleshooting and diagnosis (network, computer and technical issues)
  • Computer repair/upgrades
  • Network, domain, web and email administration
  • IT project management
  • Systems administration
Notable projects:
  • Spotlight live Google Hangouts - Technically manage and coordinate 30 minute talks with scientist
  • Web Content and Platform Management - Kavlifoundation.org, Kavliprize.org
  • Office-wide network infrastructure upgrade
  • Implementation and administration of VoIP phone system

Education

20062008

UCSB

My declared major was physics, but I also took computer science courses when I could fit them in.

20012005

Associates Degree

Ventura Community College

My focus was in computer science and physics, but I took several science courses that were not required to round out my science background.