Lead Database Administrator


Experienced in systems management, lifecycle management, engineering, and architecture, all leading to specializing in data management and data systems engineering. I can bring my expertise in various open source data platforms to the table, along with my ability to adapt and learn quickly.

I am not interested in contract opportunities. I have a strong preference for exclusively remote work.

Work Experience

Staf Database Administrator

January 2022 - Current
Imagine Learning | Scottsdale, AZ

As a member of the Site Reliability Engineering team, I worked with a group focused on product as the expert on open source databases, including MongoDB and Postgres. Working with the larger SRE team requires me to apply my overall systems knowledge to support various systems and services. My primary subject matter expertise has me working within AWS services, MongoDB, and more recently, New Relic for monitoring and dashboarding.

Work is remote.

Lead Database Administrator

June 2021 - January 2022
Solera | Dallas, TX

Continuation of my work from Dealersocket after Solera purchased Dealersocket. More emphasis on leadership and mentorship over performing technical duties. Assist in expansion of responsibilities for the team as we adopt new technologies and apply DevOps principles.

Work was remote.

Lead Database Administrator

April 2018 – June 2021
Dealersocket | Dallas, TX

Continuation of my work at Dealersocket, but as leader of a team of database administrators and taking on additional open source data storage and movement technologies, such as Elasticsearch and Kafka. Lead team into adoption of infrastructure as code via a DevOps initiative.

Work was partially remote.

Sr. Database Administrator

October 2015 – April 2018
Dealersocket | Dallas, TX

As a continuation from my work at Dealertrack after the Inventory+ product was purchased by Dealersocket, manage MySQL and MongoDB clusters in AWS. Continued responsibility of performance tuning and capacity planning, along with cost optimizations.

Sr. Database Administrator

February 2013 - October 2015
Dealertrack Technologies | Dallas, Texas

Manage MySQL and MongoDB clusters. Senior administrator and engineer for MongoDB for various parts of the company, managing multiple MongoDB clusters. Responsible for performance tuning and capacity planning, as well as production support.

Infrastructure Engineer

January 2012 - January 2013
Dealertrack Technologies | Dallas, TX

Architect, engineer, and manage Linux based systems running Apache, perl based application, MySQL, MongoDB, and various monitoring and management tools. Perform automation, performance tuning, and capacity planning.

Configuration Management

October 2007 - January 2012
Verizon | Irving, TX

Architect and engineer build and release automation. Maintenance and management of SCM applications such as ClearCase, Subversion, ClearQuest, Git, and other tools. Perform build and release duties alongside developers and project management

Software Systems Engineer

December 2006 - October 2007
Essilor of America | Dallas, TX

Engineer and manage SCO OpenServer based systems running proprietary software that managed lens manufacturing labs. Create automation and manage infrastructure for administrators and users of the systems.

NOC Engineer

February 2004 - December 2006
The Planet | Dallas, TX

Provide first level support and monitoring in a network operations center of one of many datacenters. Covered monitoring of thousands of servers while also providing technical assistance to customers. Additionally worked higher level requests as necessary beyond my normal duties


References are available upon request.