System Administrator at SparkBase
Information Technology and Services | Cleveland/Akron, Ohio Area, US
I work as a System Administrator for SparkBase, a technology startup in the Cleveland, OH area. My primary focus is on the continued improvement of any and all systems relating to end users in each department (meaning policy enforcement, antivirus/data retention, domains, imaging, application packaging, and process automation; but also end user support, policy and procedure development, licensing and vendor relations, etc.). I also serve as a secondary administrator of all applications and systems related to the development of and hosting for our product offerings (Rails and LAMP servers, PostgreSQL administration, Git repositories, JBoss servers), as well as the secondary for virtualization infrastructure, DNS, and other mission-critical infrastructure systems, and the primary for our Atlassian development suite (JIRA, Confluence, Fisheye+Crucible, Crowd).
My greatest passion in IT is innovation through the intelligent use of an application's extensibility. By utilizing the correct technologies effectively I'm able to develop deep infrastructural insight, letting me streamline and automate. For me, there is no greater sense of accomplishment than crafting something which links traditionally dissimilar systems together into holistic solutions for my team.
Specialties: Windows System Administration, Linux System Administration, Cross-platform integration (Win/OSX/Linux) Software Design & Development, Web Application Design & Development, Process Automation, Database Administration