About

Data engineer with a background in business intelligence, analytics, ETL, database administration, and data pipelines. Ability to work both independently and in a close team environment while ensuring timely completion of project deadlines.

Education

  • University of Massachusetts, Boston - 2011 Graduate, B.S. Information Technology
  • Emerson College, 2007-2009, Film Production

Skills & Experience

  • AWS server administration and architecture design including EC2, S3, Route 53, RDS/Aurora, CloudWatch, Lambda, DynamoDB
  • Linux/Unix platforms (Ubuntu, Red Hat, CentOS)
  • Business Intelligence platforms and applications such as SAP BusinessObjects, Tableau, and PowerBI
  • PostgreSQL, SQL Server, MySQL, NoSQL (DynamoDB), SQL Server Analysis Services
  • Microsoft Windows, Windows Server, IIS, Active Directory services, Group Policy Objects, Group Policy Management Console
  • Monitoring tools including Cloudwatch, graylog, Nagios
  • Object-oriented programming languages, and scripting (Java, javascript, python, powershell, vbscript, batch, bash, perl)
  • SCCM 2007 & 2012 specializing in OS deployment, Windows image maintenance, software updates, and application/package creation & deployment
  • Continuous integration (Jenkins, Gitlab CI)
  • Deployment automation (Ansible)
  • Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access)
  • VMWare virtualization (Workstation, Horizon)

Work Experience

Clear Capital - Reno, NV | July 2019 - July 2021
Data Engineer

  • Monitor and troubleshoot all cloud and on-premise PostgreSQL servers for the enterprise
  • Review and deploy DDL releases across multiple applications and environments
  • Migrated multiple EnterpriseDB servers to Community PostgreSQL, saving nearly $20k in licensing costs
  • Designed initialization scripts to deploy DML & DDL to PostgreSQL servers in support of new applications
  • Rewrote many legacy functions to support the company’s migration off EnterpriseDB to Community PostgreSQL
  • Rewrote company’s internal job deployment tool to support Python 3
  • Designed Apache JMeter load tests for testing performance prior to migrations
  • Day-to-day PostgreSQL operations work including user management and monitoring scheduled jobs
  • Monitor ETL jobs on a daily basis

Sierra Nevada Corporation - Sparks, NV | July 2016 - July 2019
Business Intelligence Developer

  • Maintain and configure the servers hosting SAP BusinessObjects
  • Configuration of the BusinessObjects platform
  • Test and modify reports for business end-users
  • Maintain a consistent uptime for customers and make improvements to the platform
  • Automate many of the maintenance tasks that were previously being done manually on a daily basis
  • Perform updates and upgrades to the platform

Sierra Nevada Corporation - Sparks, NV | August 2015 - July 2016
Technical Systems Administrator II

  • Manage over 20 virtual servers running Ubuntu, Red Hat 7, Amazon Linux, and Windows Server 2012
  • Designed and built complete cloud infrastructure to meet HIPAA compliance
  • Maintain a 99% uptime SLA with our customers
  • Deploy new versions of our web application to cloud servers through continuous integration
  • Work closely with engineering team to define system requirements
  • Write and deploy automated tests for acceptance testing of the system
  • Modify source code and push commits to git during bug testing
  • Implemented anti-virus solution on all Linux servers, compiled all system security event logs, and defined all security group rules

Sierra Nevada Corporation - Sparks, NV | July 2013 - August 2015
Business Applications Administrator

  • Managed over 3500 clients through SCCM 2007 & 2012 and oversaw deployments of large and complex applications targeted for mass audience.
  • Migrated clients, packages, and task sequences from SCCM 2007 to 2012
  • Update and maintain OS deployment task sequences and driver packages
  • Collaborate with various stakeholders to plan, deploy, troubleshoot, and support application deployments
  • Took over the management of the VMWare Horizon environment to provide business users a test environment for applications.
  • Helped the business meet timesheet compliance by designing and deploying a custom Windows logon screen for all users.
  • Migrated all users from IE 8 to IE 11 and configured group policies to help maintain legacy application support.
  • Upgraded all Project 2007 users to Project 2013
  • Redesigned the company Windows image and rebuilt the accompanying task sequence while creating a new system for logging all changes to both image and task sequence
  • Trained with mobility to provide backup for service requests with Blackberry users

Sierra Nevada Corporation - Sparks, NV | July 2012 - July 2013
Information Technology Associate

  • Rotated through various IT areas taking on projects and responsibilities for each 8-10 week period
  • Received training in the service desk, business applications (IBM Lotus Notes, SCCM), cyber security, system administration, and development
  • Responded to cyber incidents, reviewed packet capture logs, and reverse engineered malware from spearphishing attempts
  • Manually upgraded all Blackberry users to a new OS across 2 states