Scott Morris
  • Thrive on challenges by analyzing difficult problems and delivering appropriate, robust solutions
  • Have received many employee recognition awards from multiple places of employment
  • Strive to surpass expectations without supervision
  • Aggressively learn and teach myself new technical skills of immediate benefit to my employer
  • Pursue innovative business solutions to increase bottom line (examples available upon request)
  • Server Administration (Windows and Linux)
  • Automation through Salt Stack
  • Enforce industry-standard best practices
  • Secure Linux and Windows Servers
  • Nagios host and service monitoring
  • User and Group Management
  • Automated backups of varying types
  • Regular maintenance and system updates
  • VMWare Administration
  • Manage ESX 3.5 and ESXi 4.1 through 6.0.0
  • Virtualize existing physical servers
  • Implement ESXi server/NAS architecture
  • Linux-specific Specialties
  • Specialize in Gentoo, Fedora, CentOS
  • BIND DNS management
  • Apache web server administration
  • MySQL installation, configuration, maintenance, replication, and administration
  • MySQL schema design
  • Postfix and sendmail mail transfer agents
  • Windows-specific Specialties
  • Active Directory administration
  • Exchange Server management
  • Group Policy Object management
  • Networking
  • HP Managed Switches/VLANs
  • OpenVPN
  • IPSec tunnels
  • pfSense
  • Routing theory
  • Firewall theory
  • Networking protocols
  • Network traffic and packet analysis
  • DHCP / Static IP assignment
  • Documentation
  • Have written hundreds of technical documents for a wide variety of audiences
  • Drafted plans and documentation for server upgrades, migrations, and new policies
  • Project management
  • Diagram and describe scope of project to all parties involved as appropriate
  • Own project from inception to completion
  • Delegate project components as needed
  • Development Skills
  • Bash shell scripting
  • Regular expressions
  • Object-Oriented PHP
  • VBScript
Senior Systems Engineer / IT Manager – Omadi September 2015 - July 2016
  • Architect and implement highly-available production AWS environment from scratch
  • Orchestrate the tasks of IT/Helpdesk and Systems Engineers
  • Design and build enterprise-level office network from the ground up
  • Write Acceptable Use Policy for usage of company technology assets
  • Implement strong security posture with all solutions
Senior Systems Engineer – StorageCraft January 2015 - August 2015
  • Write scripts and tools as necessary to streamline and improve processes
  • Administrate Ceph and OpenStack installations containing petabytes of data
  • Ensure smooth execution and flow of internal tools and processes
  • Write Nagios plug-ins in Bash and Python to provide deeper visibility into system status
Security Systems Administrator – Adobe February 2014 – December 2014
  • Manage access to tens of thousands of servers using company policy and industry standards
  • Develop and maintain a system to increase efficiency with termination process
  • Create and administrate a tool for automation of physical access event audits
  • Write scripts and tools as necessary to streamline and improve processes
  • Troubleshoot and fix access issues experienced by other Adobe employees
IT Department Manager / Systems Administrator – Prosper August 2011 – February 2014
  • Employ all available security measures to mitigate any kind of system or network compromise
  • Aggressively optimize systems, processes, and policies for maximum efficiency
  • Assist employer in cutting costs through re-negotiating contracts with all of our service providers
  • Ensure maximum up-time for all phone and computer systems, networks, servers, and connections
  • Monitor and enforce appropriate usage of company resources by employees
IT Department Manager / Systems Administrator – No More Mortgage May 2009 – June 2010
  • Mastery of CentOS and OpenSUSE Linux, PHP, MySQL, Apache, and Asterisk
  • Manage and delegate development and networking responsibilities to development/IT department
  • Migrate many major systems to other solutions saving the company thousands of dollars monthly
  • Maintain crucial credit card and order fulfillment operations of customer management system
Owner / Systems Administrator – Moheeva August 2008 – August 2011
  • Administrate and configure email, web, subversion and a variety of other types of servers
  • Maintain critical servers running on CentOS and OpenSUSE Linux platforms
  • Create and administrate a tool for automation of physical access event audits
  • Put into place fail-over system to maintain site up-time
  • Implement proper security measures to ensure site integrity
Systems Administrator - TrueNorth Academy July 2006 – August 2008
  • Develop industry-strength backup system using portable Bash script
  • Build and maintain OpenSUSE, Gentoo, Mandriva, and Red Hat Linux desktops and servers
  • Manage many live email, web, DHCP, and routing servers while keeping them secure
  • Conceive, plan, develop and test enterprise-level solutions and policies for production Linux servers
OpenSUSE Linux Community Manager – WebWise Solutions December 2004 – July 2006
  • Aggressively troubleshoot and research topics valuable to system administration
  • Manage and coordinate multiple Linux communities for Novell customers
  • Wrote over 500 in-depth user-friendly technical articles and tutorials for inexperienced Linux users
  • Configure and administrate content management system used to publish articles
  • Had a personal blog discussing OpenSUSE Linux which receives over 10,000 page views per week
  • Extended experience in Search Engine Optimization and Web site ranking
  • Utah Valley State College, Major: Digital Media
  • Northern Arizona University, Dual Major: Computer Science, Psychology
  • Davis High School Graduate