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When I'm not coding web applications or researching new IT solutions, I spend my time practicing Kendo and Parkour. I enjoy writing cyberpunk interactive fiction and DJing. In my free time I frequent local meet ups and maker groups to network and collaberate with my fellow colleagues.

Summary

Multi-faceted, tallented, intellegent IT Professional and Web Developer with 15+ years of experience supporting clients with technical experience in product lifecycle and system deployment in a multi-system environment.

Specialties in Enterprise Linux(RHEL/CentOS, and Debian based distros), Cloud based infrastructure Administration, and Application Security

Objective

Establish a long-term employment in a postition where I can utilize my vast working knowledge of Linux administration, ruby on rails developement, and enterprise-scale system administration using automation, monitoring, while leveraging emerging technologies such as virtualization, and cloud computing.

References

Davon Daniels

Michael Engler

I highly recommend Dwight Spencer for any Marketing, or Webmaster position you may be considering him for. During the time we worked together he updated my website and gave me a much more professional look, all following a theme of “Trusted Technical Expertise.” He created a Style Guide to be used extensively for everything from presentations, to promotional materials and website

John Byrne

We collaborated together on an a few open source game projects on Sourceforge. Dwight was a great help in the design and testing of the BSD implementation of the polarcap engine, as well with consultation over a few other projects. I appreciate all he's contributed to over the years and I always look forward to collaborating with Dwight in the future.

Work experience

Feb 2013Aug 2013

Linux System Administrator

HostGator

Linux Systems Administrator – Support department

  • Worked to support customer issues on production servers, as well as managed VPS and dedicated servers running in a Linux/cPanel environment.
  • Maintained and shared personal scripts for investigating common problems and automating daily activities.
  • Responsible for installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting popular eCommerce and Content Management Systems, such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, Prestashop, etc.
  • Dealt with importing, exporting, and making manual manipulations to MySQL databases.
  • Preformed scanning, verification, and risk analysis for Linux-based MTA Proxy mail servers designed for Anti-Mail Abuse Management (Spam, Virus, Content, and Phishing).
  • Preformed scanning, verification, and restoration of comprimised web applications.
  • Designed and executed complex tests for system acceptance and verification of a distributed computer product involving a diverse set of Open Source and Proprietary components.
  • Wrote documentation, procedures, test plans, and test cases.
  • Executed test plans and test cases.
  • Filed Bug Reports (software defects) following industry-standard practices
Mar 2003Dec 2012

President / CEO

CompuTEK Industries, LLC

Web Developer Consultant

  • Developed iOS based mail client which intergraded dropbox for file attachments
  • Designed Creative material for Aussie Rock band The Bloodpoets
  • Developed in-site chat system for Silkfair.

Interm IT Consultant

  • Diagnose customer’s computer and check in for appropriate services.
  • Perform on-site Computer Diagnostics and Repair.
  • Automatic and Manual Virus Removal.
  • Advisied Clients on IT solutions for businesses
  • Deployed monitoring solutions using Nagios, SNMP and Monit.
Mar 2011Apr 2011

Computer Tech Spt Analyst

Lockheed Martin

  • Offered customer support for computer related issues
  • Data Migration from old XP systems to network storage on Windows 7 environments
  • Installed new Windows 7 Laptops and Desktops for clients
  • Developed Remote migration software that worked faster than the Microsoft tools
  • Transported Assets between multiple job sites.

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Skills

Unix Shell Scripting and Administration
Experienced using Unix shell scripting to perform various administration tasks on Unix/Linux servers. Familiar with tcsh, csh, zsh, and bash shells as well as crontab and other Unix /Linux applications. Built User Interface applications using shell scripting and dialog(1) Developed command line tools to help in daily operations Authored CGI MVC framework Authored Network monitoring framework with Unit testing in bash Developed an AWK based BBS
MS Windows and Office Suites
I have worked and administrated on window systems from Win3.1and up to Windows 7 Implemented and managed web servers from NSCA and ISS, to Apache and Lighttpd Managed mufti-node samba networks. Worked with MS Office 98 to Present
Mac OS X
  Maintained Apache and OpenSSH servers for PHP based sites. Graphic designed clients creative material using Photoshop CS2 Deployed Rails applications using TextMate as an editor and Git SCM to Apache front ends. Maintained a Wordpress Blog with Ecto Built Obj-c Demo applications and founded The Basecode(https://code.google.com/p/basecode/) project Managed a self published podcast Designed Creative Material Deployed Virtual Machines though Parallels and VMware Fusion Developed Animations using Adobe Flash in ActionScript 2  
PHP Programming
Developed customized CMS, Wiki and Blogging software for clients Implemented dynamic sites using Wordpress, Joomba, Drupal, and Xoops Administrated websites priory written in php. Built templates for sites using Smarty Templates Managed source coded revisions with SVN, Git, and CVS
Version Control Management with SVN, Git, CVS, etc.
Network Security
  Activiely monitored customer's networks to mitigate bruteforce attacks and remove phishing/pharming activity Developed the first pen tester's toolkit before BackTrack Linux was conceived. Used industry leading tools to assess network weaknesses and attack vectors to patch security holes. Implemented 802.1x protocols to administer small networks and allow for "Road-warrior" clients. Deployed Honeypots and packet capturing software to track traffic malicious activity. Reverse engineered C, Perl, Python and Ruby Applications to determine and report protential security risks Pen tested black box systems using industry standard tools for reporting risk anylist
jQuery and Prototype JavaScript Development
  Built UI interactions with websites and mobile applications Used jQuery Mobile to design full interactive mobile applications for Tablets and smartphone devices. Designed a lorem ipsum generator using modular design in Prototype framework. Developed A Live chat system using which used WebSockets for real time communication.
General Graphic Design
Proficient knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, ImageReady (CS2 and below), and Dreamweaver. Proficient knowledge of Open Source Alternatives; GIMP, Inkscape, Eclipse
Standards Compliant Web Programming
Implementation of CSS-based designs for greater browser compatibility and visual control. Code-compliant xHTML and HTML 5 site development. Code structure designed for maximum Search Engine Optimization benefits.
Cross Platform Programming with C, C++, and Obj-C families
Cloud Computing Administration
Administrating Virtual LANs with Xen, VMware and Qemu Built and deployed virtual appliances for Heroku and Amazon AWS Developed a portable cross platform Virtual LAN environment that runs off a pendrive Administrated and Troubleshooted profmance issues on Virtual Private Servers using Plesk
Linux Administration
  Managed Virtual Hosting servers in a Datacenter Environment Deployed Raid and  LVM file systems Managed SELinux, PAM, and Iptables Policies Built and deployed Web, Email, DNS, Database, and Chat servers
Agnostic Ruby Programming
Designed and developed code for both UNIX/Linux and Windows platforms Worked with multiple frameworks(Sinatra, Merbs, RoR, Rhodes) to develop web applications Build ruby gems to modularize code Built ruby on rails plugins as ruby gems for ease of deployment Developed applications that parsed and manipulated XML data. Developed system automation software using pure ruby code.
Agile Project Management
  Used Issue trackers, Wiki's and SCM to maintain a project Held scrum meetings with six team members to keep on task with daily project goals  

Education

May 2010Present

Bachelor of Science

University of Phoenix

Certifications

VMware Certified Professional

VMware

Certified Ruby Programmer Silver

Ruby Association

Linux+

CompTIA

Network+

CompTIA
Jun 2013Present

CAcert Assurer

CAcert
Sep 2008Present

LPIC-3

Linux Professional Institute
Feb 2007Present

Red Hat Certified Engineer

Red Hat