Software Developer / Systems Administrator
Last active: 12/31/2013
As a Computer Science graduate from Stetson University, Florida's oldest private university, I am equipped with a full understanding of both the theoretical and the practical aspects of computer programming. During my four year career at Stetson, I worked primarily in Java, and have learned the ins and outs of effective Java design and development. Additionally, my education has provided me with hands-on experience with many current and past technologies.
I have also acquired valuable skills with my previous employment with Visible.NET. While working there, I used a Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP based implementation to develop web-based Search Engine Optimization tools. Additionally, I employed extensive use AJAX programming to create real-time client/server communication from within the web browser, and used and maintained projects using the Subversion version control system . Additional responsibilities included basic Apache server maintenance, troubleshooting Linux server problems, and configuring web services.
I was employed at Dexter + Chaney, Inc as a PROIV programmer. I wrote, tested and debugged construction company financial management software in PROIV, and wrote and analyzed MS-SQL database queries. I was also in charge of finding bugs in the PROIV language and IDE, and isolating and documenting them.
After working at Dexter + Chaney for a short period of time, I found an opportunity to advance my career with a position that both had better compensation and provided experience that is more useful in the industry. I took a job at MediaNet, as a Software Engineer writing applications and scripts for services in the Internet music industry. There, I developed and maintained back-end music related applications in Java, developed and maintained Oracle SQL databases including designing schema, optimizing queries, and tuning settings and also maintained Linux servers.
My experience with MediaNet lead me to explore the systems administration realm. I took a job at Blue Box Group, Inc. There, I worked directly to provide support for customers on a Linux / nginx / Ruby / MySQL stack. Many of our clients had virtualized hosting, so I also spent a large amount of time configuring OpenVZ containers. Additionally, I performed basic networking maintenance.
I am currently looking for short term contract work, part time work in the San Francisco Bay area, and am particularly interested in work where I can telecommute for a majority of it.