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Joseph Brower

System administrator / Project manager

About

System administrator / Project manager

Professional Profile

For over 10 years I have been helping companies maximize their potential through the effective use of technology.  I do this through training, software development, systems automation and integration, and a thorough understanding of how to mesh business needs with technical realities.

Skills

“When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.”― John Ruskin

85%

Leadership

Advanced, 6 years

90%

Technology Operations

Expert, 8 years

95%

Network Support

Expert, 8 years

75%

Systems Integration

Advanced, 4 years

Knowledge

“The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.”― John F. Kennedy

Language Skills (Both human and computer)

“Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.”― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

95%
English (Native Speaker)
25%
Spanish (Lived in Dominican Republic 2 Years)
50%
Lua (Developed and Released Various Games)
35%
PHP (Developed and Maintained Various Web Applications)

Experience

Over 10 Years of Experience

For over a decade I have been helping business protect their data, streamline their processes and improve their security. See below for a list of my recent experience.

Fisher's Technology

IT Support Engineer
Dec 2013 - Present
Streamlined data center operations. Configured a variety of systems designed to alleviate day to day administrative tasks. These systems ranged from new storage systems, to new virtualization platforms, to new firewall/routing/vpn platforms. Greatly improved customer data integrity and backup auditing procedures.

Binary Cocoa

Lead Developer
July 2012 - Present
Coordinated efforts between artistic and development teams to produce cross platform games. Assisted business with custom application development, generally geared towards web based applications.

Netmark, LLC

Software Developer
Nov 2012 - Dec 2013
Managed and directed development team. Implemented Agile development methodologies.

Trek Global

Business Analyst
Jun 2012 - Oct 2012
Facilitate communication between ERP developers and client.

Pagoda Box

System's Engineer
Jun 2011 - Jun 2012
Helped architect and maintain the Pagoda Box hosting platform.

Education

Formal Education

To augment my experience, I have sought out formal education from a variety of sources.

BYU - Idaho

Computer Science
2005 - Pending
Began my degree and took a few semesters in both Computer Science and Computer Information Technology.  Put my formal education on hold to support my family while my wife finished her degree in English Education. We are determining if I should go back and finish my degree or continue progressing as I have been.

South Fremont High School

High School Diploma
2002
Where it began.  Obtained my A+ certification. Nothing too terribly exciting

Informal Education

In additional to the formal education, I have also expanded my knowledge in other ways.

Technology Courses

Various Sources
2013-2016
Particpated in available training for Storagecraft (backups) and FreeNAS (ZFS and storage).

Technical Conferences

UTOS / Openwest
2007-2016
Participated in tracks on a variety of technical subjects including virtualization, software development, version control, network security, community management, and leadership.
I have also presented numerous times at these conferences on a variety of topics such as ZFS storage and game development.

Systems Used on a Daily Basis

In my daily work, I use a wide variety of equipment and systems.  A short list includes Linux (Ubuntu typically), Proxmox, KVM, Meraki appliances, Freeradius, pfSense, VMWare, FreeNAS (and other ZFS based storage platforms), Storagecraft (and Ahsay), OpenVPN, HP Procurve switches, and Ubiquiti Unifi and bridge devices. In short, I have a robust enough understanding of networking, storage, and enterprise systems that I can adapt to nearly any new piece of equipment or technology.

Achievements and Projects

Some projects and achievements that I am particularly proud of

Presentations

I regularly give presentations and teach classes at various events. When they are recorded and made publicly available, they are available here.

Let's Keep In Touch

I'm always looking for ways to help people and businesses succeed. Feel free to contact me.  I would love to show you what I can do!

Joseph Brower
585 W 1 S
Sugar City, ID 83448
United States
Phone
(208) 346-2836
Email
joseph@binarycocoa.com
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Though I don't use them often, it may be a good way for you to learn more about what I do and how I do it.