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Posted on November 26th, 2006 in by Brandon

BRANDON CHECKETTS

140 Victory Estates Dr
Athens, GA 30605
Phone: (706) 850-0319
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Summary of Qualifications

  • Senior level PHP developer including experience with complicated backend systems.
  • Expert in administering and monitoring Linux based servers and services including most popular applications.
  • Thorough understanding of many underlying fundamental technologies including Linux internals and networking
  • Ability to design, work, and prioritize based on high level business goals
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Passionate about doing things correctly and efficiently

Professional Experience

CampusBooks.com
Technical Manager
San Diego, CaliforniaNovember 2007 – Present
  • Responsible for all technical aspects of CampusBooks.com and several related websites
  • Lead PHP Developer and Application Architect
  • Integrated many different back-end and front-end technologies
  • Daily work with PHP and MySQL development, scalability, and performance issues
  • Maintain several Linux-based servers and internal applications
  • Supervised and reviewed code from up to 5 other developers working simultaneously on projects
RimuHosting.com
Linux System Administrator (Part Time)
Cambridge, New ZealandApril 2007 – December 2009
  • Assist customers in installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting their virtual and dedicated servers
  • Work with a variety of Linux distributions and hundreds of different applications
  • Excellent experience with Postfix, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Java, and Ruby on Rails
  • Provide excellent customer service by addressing customer emails quickly and professionally
  • Worked on thousands of different customer servers – able to find my way around a new server quickly.
Webpipe.net
System Administrator
Ogden, UtahMay 2005 – November 2007
  • Developed tools to automate tasks and assist other employees in performing day-to-day tasks
  • Administered Webpipe’s web, E-mail, DNS, and other servers
  • Maintained Cisco- and Nortel-based routers and switches
  • Maintained metropolitan area point-to-multipoint fixed wireless network
  • Programmed many PHP and AJAX based dynamic websites
Flying J, Inc
System Administrator
Ogden, UtahMarch 2003 – May 2005
  • Maintained over 400 Unix-based servers, 20 Windows-Based servers, 400 Windows PC’s, 1000+ Point-of-Sale terminals, and various peripheral devices throughout the country
  • Primary technician responsible for configuring and deploying over 400 wireless handheld devices
  • Responsible for overhauling system-wide security and backup processes
  • Created automated scripts for repetitive tasks by using Perl, shell, or Windows scripts
ATK – Thiokol
Computer Replacement – Temporary Position
Brigham City, UtahMay 2003 – November 2003
  • Part of team that replaced over 3,000 computers as part of their “Technology Refresh”
  • Wrote automated scripts to save employee’s data to a central server before removing their old computer, and then pull it back to the new computer
Totally Awesome Computers
Tech Manager and Senior Technician
Salt Lake City, UtahMay 2000 – February 2003
  • Fixed all computer hardware and software problems for business and home clients in a timely manner
  • Communicated with customers in person and via telephone to explain and resolve problems
  • Managed three other technicians and set new records in productivity

Software Experience

I have extensive experience installing, configuring, and using the following software, applications, and tools:

  • Programming / Scripting Languages: PHP, Perl, Javascript (jQuery), Bash, and even DOS Batch Files
  • Development tools: Subversion, git, trac, jira
  • Monitoring: Nagios, Cacti, MRTG, SNMP
  • Database Systems: MySQL (including complex replication), MSSQL, Informix, Oracle
  • System Tools/Commands: iptables, tc, cron, vi, scp, rsync, rdist, tcpdump, sudo, quota, many more
  • E-Mail Software: Postfix, Dovecot, Sendmail, Qmail, MailScanner, SpamAssasin, clamd
  • Server Software: Apache (including many mod’s), memcached, BIND, PowerDNS, IIS, OpenVZ, Radius, vsftpd, ProFTPd
  • Web-based applications: phpMyAdmin, osCommerce, Joomla, RoundCube, WebMin, Plesk, many more

Education

Weber State University Ogden, UtahDecember 2004
  • Bachelors degree in Telecommunications Administration
  • Relevant courses include Data Network Design, Voice Network Design, LAN Management, Cisco Certification Classes, Business Communications, Business Management
  • Served as President of Phi Beta Lambda (Professional Business Leaders) and was member of other campus organizations

Certifications and Awards

  • Linux LPIC I Certification
  • Completed three half-marathons (13.1 miles) and two full marathons (26.2 miles)
  • Technican Class Amateur Radio Operator (Call Sign KG4NZV)
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