Summary of Qualifications

I am an accomplished IT Manager, Systems Engineer, and Developer with a wide range of skills in Identity and Access Management, automation, security, networking, systems design, and programming.

I served four years in the US Army as an Infantry soldier and Non-Commissioned Officer, and another four years in the US Army Reserve.

My professional experience includes supervisory responsibilities such as training, staff development, and counseling. My strengths include strong communications and interpersonal skills.

Technical Skills

  • Subject Matter Expert in Identity and Access Management
  • Programming in C/C++, Ruby, Python, Perl, Regular Expression, VB/C#/.Net, Java, JavaScript, Velocity, PHP, HTML, SQL (MySQL and MS SQL variants), PowerShell, and BASH shell scripting
  • Automation of system and application configuration using Ansible, Git, Gitlab CI/CD
  • Extensive experience managing Identity Management infrastructure including installing and maintaining LDAP servers, Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager, and Microsoft Active Directory
  • Extensive experience in installing and maintaining federated single-sign on SAML-based infrastructure, using the Shibboleth identity provider, Azure Active Directory authentication, and Duo Security Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Server management in an enterprise environment including Windows Server, RedHat Enterprise Linux, and Sun Solaris
  • Experience with installing and configuring application server software in production environments including Apache HTTPD, Tomcat/Glassfish/Jetty, DNS, SMTP, POP/IMAP. Configurations include both clustered and load balanced high-availability configurations

Professional Experience

University of Texas at San Antonio

Manager, Enteprise Collaboration Services (2016-present)

  • Subject Matter Expert for Identity and Access Management, including user lifecycle management, single sign-on, and Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Manage the team responsible for identity management, federated single sign-on (Shibboleth and ADFS), Active Directory, web services, and cloud services (Microsoft 365, Google Workspace for Education)
  • Architected solutions for infrastructure expansion using a combination of on-premises and Azure resources
  • Technical Lead / SME on a multi-year project to migrate 100,000+ student collaboration accounts from Google Workspace to Microsoft 365

Identity Management Analyst (2010-2016)

  • Subject Matter Expert for Identity and Access Management, including user lifecycle management, single sign-on, and Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Designed, architected, and implemented a two-factor implementation using Duo Security MFA
  • Developed software in C#/VB/PowerShell for user management, user provisioning, and task automation
  • Implemented systems automation using Ansible and Git using Gitlab CI/CD for application configuration deployment
  • • Developed scripting and tools for the security team to generate reports from Active Directory and other sources for incident investigation
  • Implemented and maintained Forefront Identity Manager

Systems Analyst III (2005-2010)

  • Systems engineer for mission-critical Solaris servers, including Oracle database, HTTP, LDAP, and SMTP servers
  • Primary LDAP administrator responsible for installation and maintenance of Sun Directory Server cluster
  • Responsible for the migration of student email services from an in-house solution to Google Apps for Education
  • Developed software for systems management, system monitoring, user provisioning, and task automation
  • Installed and maintained the Shibboleth Identity Provider, integrating UTSA with the UT System Federation, InCommon Federation, Google, and multiple third-party service providers
  • Secondary responsibilities include scheduled maintenance, backup adminisitration, storage administration, managing support contracts

U.S. Army Reserve

Weapons Instructor (2006-2009)

  • Small group leader responsible for a team of soldiers
  • 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)

  • Developed software to translate report formats between legacy applications and archival software that allowed users to respond to queries about customer payroll history
  • Audited credit-card transaction processing software for Y2K compliance
  • Custom built and administered Linux servers deploying an array of network services including web hosting, DNS/DHCP, firewalling, and SMTP/IMAP email
  • Supported payroll processing and accounting software (including Y2K compliance) for up to 100 connected users on a combination of SCO OpenServer, RedHat Linux, and Windows platforms
  • Defined specifications for and built a Beowulf computing cluster for the US Air Force Directed Energy Research Lab

Education

Western Governor’s University

MS in CyberSecurity and Information Assurance (Expected Graduation 2023)

BS in Cloud Computing (2020)

U.S. Army

Professional Leadership Development Course (2003)

Certifications

  • Amazon AWS Certified Sysops Administrator - Associate (Feb 2019)
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • RedHat Certified Engineer, version 5, certificate #804005377616305
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