Robert Thomas

TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANT • SYSTEMS MANAGER • WORDPRESS ADMINISTRATOR

About

Computer and networking technology expert with 25+ years of expertise resolving computer hardware, software, and systems challenges for diverse clientele. Ability and familiarity with multiple industries, including legal, financial, insurance, medical, manufacturing, entertainment, and the military. Project manager focused on continuous learning, setting strategic objectives, developing forward-thinking initiatives, and delivering an exceptional technology experience to clients.

Core Competencies

  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Resource Maximization
  • Supervision Skills
  • Communication Abilities
  • Leadership Skills
  • Long-Term Planning
  • Team Collaborations
  • Multi-Tasking Skills
  • Schedule Management
  • Process Enhancements
  • Customer Service Skills

Work History

Robert Thomas Technologies2008 - PRESENT
Owner

Utilize technology capabilities and managerial expertise to act as a WordPress and Linux consultant providing installation, development, support, training, and security services.

  • Key Accomplishment: Created a Python script using the boto package for interfacing with Amazon AWS. Overall project goal was to create scheduled snapshots of a Linux WordPress host that required 100% uptime. Final project resulted in a Multi-Site active-active WordPress configuration and an automated snapshot solution.

Roots of Peace2010 - 2016
Director of Technology

Serve as the integral technology leader within the organization, utilizing a hands-on approach to managing global technology initiatives and resolve daily challenges.

  • Migrated existing Movable Type website to WordPress and developed a new design.
  • Created WordPress plugin for adding custom taxonomies and post types.
  • Key Accomplishment: Successfully migrated Postfix/Dovecot email system to Microsoft Exchange Online, creating an "In-Place Holds" and "eDiscovery searches" for mailboxes that needed archival. New system increased efficiencies and positioned the organization for future growth and expansion.

Sonoma Valley Bank2000 - 2007
Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Spearheaded all IT related technologies and functions of the organization, including direct responsibility for the security of bank data and customer information residing on bank servers.

  • Enhanced security through the development and deployment of in-house solutions, saving the organization $30K. Installed “bundled” redundant T1 circuits and 3DES VPNs between the corporate office and all branches, which resulted in increased bandwidth, security, and fault tolerance.
  • Key Accomplishment: Retired all Novell NetWare servers and migrated to a Windows Domain using custom scripts from a remote location. Saved $10K compared to a typical on-premise migration and took only minutes to complete. Modified servers and workstations were distributed across five different locations in California.

Education

Self Study
103 Certificates of Completion
Online video training, tech books, and hands-on testing.

IN PROGRESS

Associate of Applied Science - Electronics Technology
Heald Institute of Technology
Graduated with 4.0 GPA

Technology Skills

Troubleshooting

WordPress

Amazon AWS CSA

Linux

MySQL/MariaDB

HTML/CSS

JavaScript/jQuery

Python

PHP

Photoshop

InDesign

MS Exchange Online

MS SharePoint Online

Apache

Ruby on Rails

Contact

Email
TechDetechDev@gmail.com

Location
San Francisco, California.

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