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Linux System Administrator

A seasoned Linux system administrator who is always looking for opportunities to learn new technologies and methodologies. I enjoys taking on new projects and I am able to adapt fast to new situations to meet challenging business needs.

  • Able to design and implement small to medium networks.
  • Knowledge of LAN/WAN technologies
  • Ability to use install and configure Multiple Operating Systems for desktops and servers
  • 5+ years of Linux server administration


Red Hat Certified Engineer
CCNA: Cisco® Certified Network Associate

Technical Summary

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 & 5
  • CentOS
  • Plesk
  • MySQL
  • Postfix, Spam Assassin, Procmail, PostGrey
  • Apache & PHP
  • Data Migration
  • PCI Compliance
  • WordPress
  • Cisco Routers and Switches
  • Routing Protocols: RIPv1, RIPv2, OSPF, IGRP, EIGRP
  • Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, ME, XP Home and Pro, Vista, 2007
  • Linux: Installation, Configuration, Administration
  • PC Hardware Components
  • C++
  • Java
  • Typing (90 WPM)
  • Web Design, HTML, DreamWeaver

Professional Experience

Rackspace Hosting, San Antonio TX | http://www.rackspace.com 2007-Present

Linux System Admin III

  • Linux server administration: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Plesk, Apache, MySQL, Postfix, Qmail, PHP
  • UK After Hours team supporting clients overseas
  • Support via ticket system and phone

Southwest Business Solutions, San Antonio TX | http://swbusiness-solutions.com 2006-2007

IT Specialist / Lead Technician

  • Linux server administration
  • Mail server administration
  • Asterisk PBX administration
  • desktop support
  • PHP programmer

SPS Technologies, Inc., Dulles, VA | http://spstech.net 2006

Network Specialist

  • New PC installation and addition to network
  • Local point of contact for East Coast IT company

Center of Nonlinear Dynamics / University of Texas Austin, TX 2002-2003

System Admin/Technician

  • Work Study at a The University of Texas at Austin lab
  • Building new PCs
  • Assist in network installations and support. Troubleshooting
  • Printing and mail support in a Windows and Linux environment

S&L Internet and Computer Services, Devine TX 2000-2002

Technician/CSR/Web Developer

  • Assisted in user adding and managing for Internet Service Provider on Windows Server 2000
  • Build and repair PCs to customer specifications
  • Design and maintain client web sites
  • Answering phone calls on a wide variety of topics and providing a numerous customer support


2005-2006 Northwest Vista College San Antonio, TX

Graduated with an AA degree, Class of 2006

Cisco® Networking Academy: Cisco® Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Digital Destinations technology club member

NVC Improvisation Ensemble

NVC Voices Choir

2002-2005 University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX

Majored in Computer Science with a minor in Government

Programmed in Java for 2 years

System Admin for local graduate lab

Alpha Phi Omega community service fraternity

Professional Training

Rackspace University – RHCE certification

Cisco® Networking Academy - CCNA certification

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