David Allan West

P.O. Box 14821
Gainesville, FL
32604-4821

allan@cookie.org
352-328-2359

Career Goals:

I enjoy technical management in a medium to large academic IT shop. I would like to work more with change management, infrastructure and facilities development.

Expertise:

Organizational Administration:
managing projects and contractors, coordinating with other units, supervising staff, procuring goods and services
Unix Administration:
configuring systems, installing and updating software, automating procedures, training administrators
System Migration:
merging independent departmental computing systems into the college computing environment, including requisite policy and technical changes
User Assistance:
troubleshooting OS and applications, training users, enforcing policies, information security management

Education & Certification:

2013: University of Florida
Masters in Building Construction
Major: Construction Management
Sigma Lambda Chi 2009
2002: SAGE, The System Administrators Guild
"cSAGE" System Administration Certification
1994: University of Florida
B.S. Business Administration with High Honors
Major: Economics
Beta Gamma Sigma 1994

Experience:

University of Florida Information Technology (2014-present)
"System Admin 3" -- linux administrator for university-wide hosting infrastructure and services.

Florida Virtual Campus (2012-2014)
"IT Expert" -- Red Hat linux, VMware & MacOS administrator for state-wide college and university library servers.

Florida Center for Library Automation (2008-2012)
"IT Expert" -- Solaris, AIX and Redhat linux administrator for state-wide university library servers.

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (2001-2008)
"Systems Programmer" -- Senior unix administrator for college-wide servers & services, personnel and support functions.

Department of Statistics (1997-2001)
"Systems Programmer" -- Sole administrator for departmental unix, Windows, and MacOS systems, and supporting equipment.

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (1995-1997)
"Computer Support Analyst" -- Assistant administrator for classroom unix servers, xterminals, and supporting equipment.

Student Financial Affairs (1991-1995)
"Student Assistant" -- Assistant administrator for office MacOS systems, unix server and supporting equipment.

Emergency Response (2006-present)
Volunteer -- Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member, emergency operations center (EOC) coordination training, and radio communications training and operation.