Monday, March 03, 2014

Over the last 10 years

Interim Director of Information Systems and Learning Resources 02/2013 to present
Developer/Systems Analyst II 07/2006 to 02/2013
Workstation specialist 2003 to 07/2006

Proposed and implemented a 4-5 year equipment refresh policy. Architected and implemented a virtual desktop solution to reduce expenses. Implemented Server 2012R2 deduplication and storage spaces to extend the life of existing storage equipment and to acquire new storage at reasonable prices. Repurposed existing hardware for our backup plan to include full workstation backups for the entire college. Backup and disaster recovery systems were revised for better reliability and security.

Serve on the Leadership Council (2013-Current), Clinic Implementation Committee (2005-Current), Joint Privacy and Information Security Workgroup (2013-Current), End-User Device Security Team (2010-Current). Recipient of the Chancellor Council Silver Award of Excellence in 2012 for my role in the electronic dental record implementation.

Before serving as the Director, I filled many roles within Information Systems. As a Systems Administrator I architected, deployed, and administered Active Directory, extensive Group Policy Objects, DNS, DHCP, SQL Server clusters and availability groups, Hyper-V virtualization clusters, terminal servers, clinic system applications, fileservers and related share structures. Acquired and deployed into production entry level enterprise SAN for SQL and Hyper-V.

Owned the mission critical applications and systems. Served as the only database administrator managing vendor and internal databases. Handled system upgrades from Server 2003, to 2008R2, to 2012/2012R2 across our infrastructure. Executed the SQL cluster upgrades and hardware refreshes to our clinic systems from SQL Server 2000, to 2005, to 2008, to 2012. Implemented SQL Reporting Services (SSRS) and laid the foundation for a future data warehouse implementation.

Performed the initial implementation of Active Directory as a disaster recovery solution in 2004. Managed the migration of our users, computers, group policies, servers, and custom applications to another university domain in 2011. Assisted with the analysis, implementation, and ongoing support for a replacement clinic system in 2005 and for the digital record modules of that system in 2012. Implemented secure prescription printing solution. Performed the server side management and clinical integration of a MiPacs digital radiography system.

As a Developer, I work mostly with PowerShell, SQL, .Net, and aspx. My implementation of SSRS for reporting was to complement our clinic system. Worked closely with the business manager to define and implement the financial reports they required. Significant effort was also put into implementing grading, insurance, and research reports for the various areas of the college.

Developed other applications that interacted with the clinic system to increase user productivity. Many of my add-ons were used by the vendor at other sites or the features were integrated directly into the product. Some of those enhancements include a calendar style schedule for the clinicians, inventory management for the central dispensary, chart management for the records clerks, and a streamlined patient check in dashboard used by reception.

Wrote the design documents and was the project manager for a biomonitoring application we outsourced to Dell. Developed a DRM video player to protect human cadaver videos. Wrote an electronic insurance integration component for an internal clinic application. Built CD/DVD splash screens. Wrote USB activity auditing processes and various other odds and ends as solutions to issues the college was facing.

As a Workstation Specialist, I migrated us from XP to Windows 7 starting in fall of 2009. I assisted in setting up the imaging server and helped craft our master images. I am a strong advocate for least privileges so I spearheaded the effort to remove administrator rights from our users. I was able to leverage my developer experience to resolve issues applications had with either Windows 7 or restricted access. I now direct my own team on our Windows 8 and Virtual Desktop deployments.