I'm an IT Pro with 20+ years of experience in Information
Technology Operations, specializing in Windows & Linux
Administration, Virtualization/Cloud Computing, IaaS/PaaS/SaaS
Operations and DevOps. In addition to years of technical experience,
also proficient in IT Budgeting/Purchasing, IT Asset Management, IT
Project and Operations Management. Able to communicate advanced
subject matter to End User, IT Staff and Executives alike.
Saint Johns, Florida 32259, USA
Systems Administrator• 2017
Lead Systems Administrator and Subject Matter Expert for the IT infrastructure supporting the Talent Management System (TMS) product offered by Ascentis, including Windows Server 2008r2, Windows 2012r2, Windows Server 2016, CentOS 7, Microsoft IIS, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Active Directory, AppDynamics, New Relic, JIRA, Confluence, BitBucket/Git and AWS.
Systems Administrator• 2015
Lead Systems Administrator for 10-7 shift on the Global Wealth & Investment Management Server Operations team. Participated in 24/7 operations. Managed Windows Servers, Microsoft IIS, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, F5 Load Balancers and VMware.
IT Systems Engineer• 2013
Subject Matter Expert on Windows Server Configuration and Patch Management for FCSO and Novitas, the government divisions of Florida Blue. Managed server infrastructure needed for Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager, including Site Servers, Management Points, Distribution Points and Clients.
Systems Administrator• 2011
Deployed and managed server infrastructure for Corporate Security and Managed Services, including Windows Servers, Linux Servers (Oracle Linux), Solaris Servers, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Active Directory, Splunk, Tivoli Endpoint Manager (BigFix), Tenable SecurityCenter/Nessus and VMware.
Systems Administrator• 2010
Managed IT infrastructure and staff for College of Law, including Windows/Linux Servers, VMware, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Active Directory, Windows Media Server and Sendmail.
Systems Administrator• 2008
Administered production IT environment consisting of Cisco routers & switches, Windows Servers, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft IIS, Microsoft SQL Servers, Microsoft Exchange Server, VMware, Unitrends DPU, Linux (Ubuntu), Buffalo storage devices and Cisco security appliances (ASA).
Defense Contractor• 2005
Performed information technology duties for federal government on several US Army installations in support of OCONUS missions. Due to the nature of the work, I cannot elaborate on duties performed.
Information Technology Specialist (74B/25B)• 1999
Served in the US Army as an enlisted soldier and was assigned to several duty stations including the 306TH Military Intelligence Battalion, Joint Intelligence Operations Center Europe Analytic Center (formerly Joint Analysis Center) and the 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support). Due to the nature of the work, I cannot elaborate on duties performed. Received an Honorable Discharge.
Very knowledgeable and and always willing to help. He has an obvious passion for teaching and and has the skills to educate his peers and subordinates alike.Ryan McKibben
Samuel is hard working and proficient at his job. If he does not know the answer to a problem he works tirelessly until he finds out what the it is. He is a personable and great to work with. Also I enjoy talking with Sam to work through problems and theories.Shawn Linton
I'm always open to new opportunities and love to work side projects...like this site! Feel free to reach out to me concerning any Information Technology projects you or your company may have on the horizon.