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I'm Mat Carlson. I'm seeking a position in DevOps / Systems Enginnering in the San Jose, CA area.

Mat Carlson's Bio:

Mat Carlson is an experienced IT administrator and entreprenur, who is planning on relocating to the San Jose area. He is currently working as an Assistant Network Administrator at Old Dutch Foods, Inc. He helps manage and maintain a network of 100 Windows Servers and 600 Windows desktops, including a disaster recovery plan at two sites using VCE vBlocks and EMC RecoverPoint. He designed and programmed a dynamic helpdesk site for Old Dutch Foods using PHP, HTML, Javascript, and CSS used by the company for all helpdesk tickets. 

Mat was previously the founder of Salient Solutions, LLC, an IT Services and Managed Services Provider in St. Paul, MN that operated from 2005 to 2012. In this role, he managed up to 10 people on many projects for customers like Dell, HP, Ford, AT&T, Delta Airlines, and Walmart

Mat is looking for a role that encompasses his experience with systems (Windows and Linux servers) and/or includes work with a DevOps team. He has a strong interest in object-oriented languages like PHP and Python, as well as some UI interaction components through Javascript and CSS. 

Mat Carlson's Experience:

  • President at Salient Solutions, LLC

    I worked as an IT consultant for many local and national customers like Ford, Walmart, Dell, Delta Airlines, HP, Best Buy, and AT&T. Work included break/fix, network engineering and planning, project management, web programming, sever automation and administration, and regional engineering lead for Best Buy for Business and Park Place International. Provided Managed Services for local businesses around telecom, network, systems, monitoring, and cloud services. Managed many other contractors and companies in a Project Management role for larger projects.

  • Systems Administrator at Outsell

    I was responsible for maintaining a fast turnaround on all helpdesk tickets, monitoring performance of essential equipment, creating new servers, maintaining Group Policy and Active Directory, helping to architect company-wide changes, and documenting processes. I also made recommendations and purchasing decisions to accomplish our department's goals. Worked with 2 to 4 staff in a team environment. I worked closely with the development team, including debugging some of their PHP source code and maintaining some of their VPSes.

  • Assistant Network Administrator at Old Dutch Foods

    Helped to maintain roughly 100 Windows 2003 and 2008 R2 servers at two datacenters and five minor sites requiring 24x7 availability, as well as 600 Windows XP and 7 client systems, on and off network, at over a dozen locations in Minnesota and across Canada. Worked with an international team to design and implement solutions for the unique requirements of the company. Handled the day-to-day operation of the network in my manager's absence.

Mat Carlson's Education:

  • Century College

Mat Carlson's Interests & Activities:

PHP, Python, Windows, Linux, CentOS, Ubuntu, Photography, Music, Security, Apache, Nginx, HHVM, Redis, MySQL, DNS, Networking, Administration, Design

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