UMD CS Dept. System Administrator (May 2015 - May 2018)

From the end of freshman year to the end of senior year, I worked as a System Administrator for the University of Maryland’s Department of Computer Science. I was responsible for managing DHCP, DNS, and mail servers, as well as troubleshooting software issues that the department’s staff and faculty had across Linux, Windows, and OS X workstations. Most importantly, I fostered communication between the IT team and affected users as issues arose and were resolved, ensuring that everyone was aware of timelines for problems to be fixed.

Technologies used: Unix, DHCP, DNS, FreeIPA, Puppet, ZFS, Active Directory, and any program that broke while I was on shift :)

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 I don’t have many on-the-job pictures, but I did take a fair number of photos from BIOS screens when doing configurations.

I don’t have many on-the-job pictures, but I did take a fair number of photos from BIOS screens when doing configurations.

 I forget if this photo had any other purpose other than to remind me that cable management is an oft-overlooked necessity.

I forget if this photo had any other purpose other than to remind me that cable management is an oft-overlooked necessity.