Summary of Qualifications

I am an accomplished Systems Administrator and Programmer with many years of professional experience and a wide range of skills in networking, systems design, and programming. I also served four years in the US Army as an Infantry soldier and a Non-Commissioned Officer, and another 4 12 years in the US Army Reserve. My professional and Army experience included supervisory responsibilities such as training, management, personal development, and counseling.

Technical Skills

  • Subject Matter Expert in Identity and Access Management
  • Implemented Identity Management infrastructure including Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager, Microsoft Active Directory, various LDAP servers
  • Implemented and managed Federated Identity Services such as Shibboleth and ADFS
  • Implemented and maintained Duo Security multi-factor authentication for multiple enterprise-wide applications
  • Experience programming in C/C++, PowerShell, Ruby, Python, Perl, Java, PHP, HTML, and Unix shell
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer, August 2005, certificate #804005377616305
  • Experience managing Microsoft Windows in both Server and Workstation environments
  • Twenty years experience with Linux, including Red Hat (3-9, RHEL 5-7, Fedora, CentOS), Debian, Ubuntu
  • Five years experience with Sun Solaris 9 and 10 in an Enterprise environment
  • Experience with Unix-based server software including Apache HTTPD, ISC BIND, sendmail and Postfix SMTP, POP/IMAP servers
  • Experience with managing SQL databases servers based on MS SQL, MySQL, and PostgreSQL Databases
  • Experience with managing Java applications servers Tomcat and the Glassfish application server

Professional Experience

University of Texas at San Antonio

Manager, Platform Application Services
(2016-present)

Managed the team responsible for Identity Management, federated single sign-on (Shibboleth, ADFS, CAS), Active Directory, web services, and cloud services (Office365, Google Apps for Education)

SME for Identity Management and SSO technologies for UTSA

University of Texas at San Antonio

Identity Management Analyst
(2010-2016)

Subject Matter Expert for Identity and Access Management

Developed software in C#/VB/PowerShell for user management, user provisioning, and task automation

Implemented systems automation using Ansible and Git

Installed and maintained Federated Identity services at UTSA, including integrating UTSA with the UT System Federation as well as integrating third-party applications

Implemented and maintained Forefront Identity Manager 2010, including creating custom data connectors using .Net and PowerShell technologies

University of Texas at San Antonio

Systems Analyst III
(2005-2010)

Primary engineer for Identity Management

Installed and maintained the Federated Identity services at UTSA, including installing Shibboleth and integrating UTSA with the UT System and InCommon Federations, as well as integrating third-party applications

Primary LDAP administrator, responsible for installation and maintenance of the Sun Directory Server cluster

Responsible for the migration of student email services from an in-house solution to an outsourced solution, including implementing several Single-Sign-On systems

Systems administrator for mission-critical Solaris 9 and 10 servers, including the student email system with over 80,000 accounts

Developed software for systems/user management, user provisioning, and task automation

Secondary responsibilities include scheduled maintenance, backup adminisitration, storage administration, managing support contracts

Implemented software for system monitoring (Nagios), server provisioning (Jumpstart)

U.S. Army Reserve

Weapons Instructor
(2006-2009)

Served in the US Army Reserve as a Weapons Instructor in the prestigious Small Arms Readiness Group

U.S. Army

Non-Commissioned Officer
(2003-2005)

Infantryman
(2001-2003)

Small group leader responsible for up to 4 other soldiers in combat situations

Bradley Fighting Vehicle Gunner, responsible for over $6M of Army equipment

Served with distinction as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Baghdad, Fallujah, and Taji Military District from March 2003 - March 2004

Cajun Brothers Technology LLC. / MEI Solutions, Inc.

Programmer and Systems Administrator
(1997-2001)

Custom built and administered Red Hat and Debian Linux servers deploying HTTP, FTP, DNS, SMTP, and POP/IMAP services for internal use and client hosting

Directly supported client networking, hardware, and software issues on Unix, Linux, and Microsoft Windows platforms

Supported payroll processing and accounting software software (including Y2K compliance) for up to 100 connected users on a combination of SCO OpenServer, Red Hat Linux, and Windows platforms

Developed software to translate report formats between legacy applications

Developed archival software that allowed users to respond to queries about customer payroll history

Worked on a team to rewrite credit-card transaction processing software used worldwide

Defined specifications for and built a Beowulf computing cluster for the US Air Force Directed Energy Research Lab

Education

Western Governor’s University

Major: BS in Cloud and Systems Administration
(2016-present)

Focus on systems administration and using cloud technologies to solve complex IT challenges

University of Texas at San Antonio

Major: Computer Science
(1994-1998)

Programming Fundamentals

Systems Programming and Database Design

U.S. Army

Professional Leadership Development Course (2003)

Courses in direct leadership and counseling

Commandant’s List (Ranked in top 10%)

Focus on small group leadership