Brian C Milco

An IT professional with 15 years of experience developing software and maintaining servers. Excited by a good challenge and inspired to leverage new technologies to eliminate repetitive tasks through automation. Seeking to offer my experience and energy to an organization that can utilize my skills while encouraging growth.

Experience

Chief Technology Officer

Plumbing Supply Group, LLC - Chico, CA
Jan 2019 - Oct 2020
Supervised a department of 3 direct report and 5 indirect report employees. Responsible for maintenance of CentOS 7 servers to meet PCI-DSS standards. Promoted more automation by increasing use of Ansible, and introducing Docker into the toolkit. Oversaw and maintained all other aspects of IT operations at the company.

Application Developer / Linux Administrator

Plumbing Supply Group, LLC; Chico, CA
May 2014 - Jan 2019
Helped convert internal order management system from C++ to Perl back end, JavaScript (with WebSockets), jQuery, HTML, and CSS front end. Helped manage multiple active websites and day-to-day operations of dedicated and virtual servers, both local and remote. 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%)

Small Business Owner / Software Developer

Stitch Works Software; Chico, CA
Jan 2011 - Dec 2014
Developed Crochet Charts (symbol crochet design software) using C++/Qt for Windows, Mac, Linux. Set up 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. Also sold through the Apple App Store.

Mailroom Manager

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

Favor Software; Chico, CA
Sept 2006 - Dec 2010
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 from Access to mySQL database back ends for several customers. Supported customers via phone, email, and web forum. Maintained local server and backup systems.

Website Developer

OptiLife Administrators; Chico, CA
May 2005 - Sept 2006
Modified and maintained custom ASP-based website and reports created in Crystal Reports. Maintained Windows 2000 Servers. Supported end users.

Interim Systems Administrator

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

Ceder Creek Publishing; Paradise, CA
Dec 2001 - Apr 2006
Contract work. Set up and sent out bulk mailings. Developed several Filemaker databases. Added new computers and printers to existing network.

Information Systems Analyst

Merchandise Testing Labs (MTL) USA; Brockton, MA
Jun 2001 - Nov 2001
Provided troubleshooting and support for 120+ employees. Developed and administrated Filemaker databases. Set up, installed, and replaced more than 50 workstations using Ghost.

Certifications

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Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)

Verification link: 210-007-795
January 2021 - February 2024
This performance-based test focuses on installation and configuration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.
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Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)

Verification link: 210-007-795
February 2021 - February 2024
This performance-based test focuses on using Ansible to automate the configuration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 servers.
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Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)

Verification link: LF-prv0m8c401
March 2021 - March 2024
This performance-based test focuses on the skills that are needed to be a successful Kubernetes Administrator.
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Certified Jenkins Engineer 2021 (CJE)

Verification link: 31336620
From April 2021
This test focuses on basic knowledge of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) and developing CI/CD pipelines in Jenkins.

Personal Qualities

Self learner, highly self motivated, reliable, good interpersonal skills, detail oriented.

Traditional Education

Some college (Computer Science) - Butte College.

References

References upon request.