Andrew J. Poland
6160 Carrollton Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 270-0251
Focus:      Design and development of web based applications and cloud infrastructure automation.
  • Ability to rapidly learn and master new technology by leveraging a solid foundation in fundamental computing principals and an avid desire to experience new ideas.
  • Design and implementation of datacenter physical and virtualized infrastructure including VMware, Linux, UNIX and Microsoft systems.
  • Fibre Channel, iSCSI, SAN and NAS storage implementation.
  • Operation and troubleshooting of essential network services such as IP routers, DNS, LDAP, email, directory, web and database servers.
  • Enterprise automations with Windows Active Directory Services and Group Policy.
  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP): vSphere 5
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows 7, Windows Server 2008
  • Amazon AWS Certified Solutions Architect
  • Programming experience including PHP, Java, Ruby, Perl, Python, JavaScript, ASP, C++, SQL, HTML and bash.
  • Web server operations including apache, nginx, and IIS.
  • Database systems including Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Sybase, and Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Cloud scalability design using Chef, Puppet, Amazon EC2, S3, ELB, and NoSQL databases including Apache Cassandra, MongoDB.
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP fundamentals, firewall configuration, network troubleshooting, and load balancers.
  • Software development skills: proposals, client communication, functional and design specification, documentation, code development, testing, debugging, version control, maintenance and leading developer teams.
Education: Purdue School of Science, IUPUI
BS Computer Science

MS Computer Science
December 2011
Work History:
Systems Engineer
November 2013-Present
Building tools to automate deployment and operations of VMware based multi-tenant cloud infrastructure. Working with engineering and development groups to develop and encourage an infrastructure-as-code (devops) culture.
Tools Engineer
Demandforce, an Intuit Company
July 2012-November 2013
Designed and developed devops tools to manage dev and production web and database clusters for a rapidly growing SaaS startup. Linux systems administration and application deployment automation using Chef on both physical hardware and Amazon AWS. Java web application development and troubleshooting.
Production Engineer
April 2012-July 2012
Developed python based deployment tools to manage large clusters of web servers.
Principal Systems Administrator
UITS Storage and Virtualization
Indiana University
November 2007-April 2012
Highly Available enterprise server virtualization (VMware ESX), SAN, and data backup/recovery for thousands of mission critical statewide systems.
Principal Systems Engineer/Owner
Andrew Technology, LLC
Web and desktop application development, hosting, and support. Cloud services consulting including Amazon EC2 and Rackspace Cloud.
Principal Developer/Analyst
Course Management Systems
Indiana University
November 2002-November 2007
Developed course management and distance learning software using service-oriented Java and Open Source technologies. Performance optimization, infrastructure and architecture design for state wide application systems (100k+ users).
Unix Systems Specialist
Unix Systems Support Group
Indiana University
August 2001-November 2002
Hardware and OS support for research and academic staff on 8 IU campuses using Linux, Solaris, IRIX, HP-UX and others. Served as primary Linux specialist. Assistance with administration of enterprise-wide servers. Web programming with PHP and MySQL.
University College, IUPUI
March 2000-August 2001
Technology and PC desktop support for largest academic unit on campus (8,000+ students, 200+ staff/faculty). Responsible for departmental design and implementation of Windows 2000 Active Directory Services.