I perform security and systems administration, network operations, and technical support. I've spent the last 15 years managing technology and personnel for mid-sized financial services and insurance companies, as well as a start-up or two. This experience has given me both wide and deep knowledge of many technologies, ranging from aging mainframes to cutting edge virtualized servers.
I perform security and systems administration, network operations, and technical support. I've spent the last 15 years managing technology and personnel for mid-sized financial services and insurance companies, as well as a start-up or two. This experience has given me both wide and deep knowledge of many technologies, ranging from aging mainframes to cutting edge virtualized servers. At a mid-sized organization, much of your focus is on deploying industry standard security controls and systems with best in breed features, while remaining as flexible and financially efficient as possible to stay competitive with large enterprises.
I started out in IT as a helpdesk tech during college, and my role expanded as my own expertise grew. At one point, when asked what we supported, the answer was "if it plugs into the wall, give us a call." We once soldered the controller board inside one of the vending machines to repair it. No, the vending machines were not on the officially supported hardware list.
In a mid-sized business part of the IT challenge is providing enterprise-level features at a less than enterprise cost. You name a technology that was in use in the last several years and I've probably deployed it, been brought in to manage and fix it after a bad deployment, retired it, converted it to something better, faster, and or cheaper, or I evaluated it for use.
I enjoy deploying, maintaining, and securing computer systems that enable people and organizations to accomplish their goals. Business computer systems transcend the silicon and the copper of their construction. They are inclusive of the people and the processes that are built around them, and you must manage all of these resources effectively to build a useful, lasting, and secure infrastructure.
IS Director @ From August 2013 to Present (2 years 5 months) IT Director @ From February 2012 to August 2013 (1 year 7 months) Bryan/College Station, Texas AreaNetwork Engineer @ From May 2009 to February 2012 (2 years 10 months) IT Operations VP @ From April 2006 to December 2008 (2 years 9 months) Systems Administration Manager @ From January 2005 to March 2006 (1 year 3 months) Technical Team Leader @ From January 2004 to December 2004 (1 year)
BA, English @ The University of Texas at Austin From 1999 to 2004 David Mason is skilled in: Customer Service, Windows, Hardware, Ubuntu, Security, SSH, Network Design, Hyper-V, Technical Support, Computer Security, Application Security, Microsoft Office, System Administration, Information Security, ISO 27001
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