48 Artesia Dr.
Chico, CA 95973
530.519.9756

Brian C Milco

brian@milco.info
brian.milco.info
github.com/iPenguin

Profile

An IT professional with almost 15 years of experience developing software and maintaining servers in a professional capacity. Able to pick up new software, technologies, and programming languages quickly. Self-motivated with a track record of successfully completing projects and bringing products to market.

Experience

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Jan 2019 - Present Plumbing Supply Group, LLC; Chico, CA

Supervise a department of 6 employees. Responsible for maintenance of CentOS 7 servers to meet PCI-DSS standards. Responsible for a technology transition from an in-house system to Magento 2. Oversee and maintain all other aspects of IT operations at the company.

Application Developer / Linux Administrator

May 2014 - Jan 2019 Plumbing Supply Group, LLC; Chico, CA

Helped convert internal order management system from C++ to Perl back end, JavaScript (with WebSockets), jQuery, HTML, and CSS front end. Helped manage day to day operations of dedicated and virtual servers, both local and remote. Helped manage multiple active websites. Consolidated, automated, and secured new backup server using rsync, ssh, and GPG. Converted all SVN code repositories to git. Converted the website deployment script from custom FTP upload to git over SSH. Proposed, developed, and deployed more than a dozen Raspberry Pi's as kiosk workstations. Converted main e-Commerce site from Apache to nginx. Helped support 30 end users. (Development 60% / IT 40%)

Owner / Application Developer

Jan 2011 - Dec 2014 Stitch Works Software; Chico, CA

Developed Crochet Charts (symbol crochet design software) using C++/Qt for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Setup and maintained Drupal based website and store. Supported customers via phone, email, web forum, and social media. Used git as a VCS and cmake for the build process. Sold the software through my website and through the Apple OS X App Store.

Mailroom Manager

Feb 2012 - May 2014 Cedar Creek Publishing; Paradise, CA

Managed the production schedule and daily operations. Managed a technology and software transition to support the new Intelligent Mail bar codes. Established and documented standard operating procedures.

Application and Database Developer

Sept 2006 - Dec 2010 Favor Software; Chico, CA

Developed Intwined Pattern Studio (knitting chart design software) using C++/Qt for Windows and Mac. Designed and maintained Microsoft Access databases for business customers. Transitioned several customers from Access to mySQL database back ends. Supported customers via phone, email, and web forum. Maintained local server and backup systems.

Website Developer

May 2005 - Sept 2006 OptiLife Administrators; Chico, CA

Modified and maintained custom ASP based website used by local agents, and created reports for third party software in Crystal Reports. Maintained Windows 2000 Servers and tape backups. Supported about 12 end users.

Interim System Administrator

Jun 2002 - May 2003 Butte Community College: Center for Information Technology (CIT); Chico, CA

Student position. Administrated Solaris (45%), GNU/Linux (30%), and Windows 2000 (25%) based systems and network services. Maintained accounts for students and teachers. Kept software and services up-to-date and patched. Worked with Solaris thin clients, and Windows Terminal servers.

Bulk Mailing/Filemaker Database Developer

Dec 2001 - Apr 2006 Ceder Creek Publishing; Paradise, CA

Contract work. Set up and sent out bulk mailings. Developed several small Filemaker databases. Added new computers and printers to existing network.

Information Systems Analyst

Jun 2001 - Nov 2001 Merchandise Testing Labs (MTL) USA; Brockton, MA

Provided troubleshooting and support for 120+ employees. Developed and administrated Filemaker databases. Set up, installed and replaced more than 50 workstations using Ghost.

Personal Qualities

Self learner, highly self-motivated, reliable, effective at multi-tasking, strong interpersonal skills, ability to identify and utilize strengths of others, detail oriented

Traditional Education

Some college (Computer Science) - Butte College

References

References upon request.