JEFF CADE

Solutions-Focused IT Leader Dedicated to Driving AWS Cloud Excellence and Enhancing Operations / Procedures

AMAZON WEB SERVICES │ SYSTEMS ANALYSIS │ CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT | EC2 PROVISIONING │ IAM / IAM GROUPS │ IAM DEVELOPMENT │ SECURITY GROUPS │ DYNAMODB | S3 DATA MIGRATION / MANAGEMENT │ MULTIFUNCTIONAL DATABASE DEVELOPMENT │ OPERATING COST MINIMIZATION | ELASTIC LOAD BALANCERS │ AUTO SCALING GROUPS │ AWS CLI │ LINUX TERMINAL │ CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE │ S3 DATA MIGRATION | DISASTER RECOVERY SOLUTIONS │ HTTP │ WEB-ORIENTED TECHNOLOGIES │ SCALABLE INFRASTRUCTURE │ DATABASE HIGH AVAILABILITY | MISSION-CRITICAL SYSTEMS │ RISK MINIMIZATION │ DATA ACCESSIBILITY │ DESKTOP / SERVER / NETWORK ENVIRONMENTS │ PHP │ MYSQL

Highly Accomplished Leader who expertly drives dynamic IT initiatives with a focus on cloud computing to deliver results that align with a company’s mission, vision, and values, and who identifies efficient practices for current and deployed architecture to optimize processes. AWS Cloud Practitioner & Certified Solutions Architect who creates scalable, fault tolerant, and highly available infrastructure while planning and creating disaster recovery solutions for maximum success. Influential Strategist who exhibits details-centric critical thinking to accomplish insightful cloud-based outcomes while adhering to end users’ needs with long-term resolutions to IT challenges that surpass the status quo. Top Performer who ensures optimal uptime of critical systems, environments, and services, and who demonstrates expertise in installing, configuring, and managing high-availability and secure desktop, server, and network environments to support mission-critical systems and services used by geographically dispersed users.

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Arts

AMAZON WEB SERVICES
AWS Cloud Practitioner (Expires 2023)
Validation Number: NYMMM75KEEFE1552

AWS Solutions Architect Associate (Expires 2023)
Validation Number 2VXRQLCL12FQQ7GQ

CompTIA
CompTIA Security+ (Expires 2023)

TECHNICAL SUMMARY

Amazon Web Services: SNS │ CloudWatch │ AWS Systems Manager │ Docker │ AWS │ CLI | ELB │ RDS │ IAM │ Server Instances │ Load Balancers │ Route53 │ SES | AWS Management Console │ EC2 │ S3 │ S3 Glacier │ S3 Policies │ CloudFront
Languages, Databases & Tools: Active Directory │ HTML5 │ CSS │ PHP │ SQL │ MySQL │ Adobe Creative Suite │ Office 365
Services, Protocols & Topologies: TCP / IP │ DHCP │ DNS │ SSH │ FTP │ Office 365
Operating Systems: Windows Desktops │ Linux

PROFESSIONAL SYNOPSIS

KFORCE, INC.
2020 - PRESENT

Information Technology Specialist
Capitalize on the opportunity to lead forward-thinking acquisition of old Windows 7 tablets to run a DOD wipe on hard drives to consistently ensure all sensitive data is unrecoverable. Ensure seamless operational processes by cataloguing equipment inventories to guarantee fulfillment for the State of Texas in replacing LCD screens and hard drives.

  • Successfully meet and / or exceed IT objectives within critical, deadline-oriented scenarios.
RJC PRODUCTIONS, LLC
2004 - 2020

Systems Analyst
Leveraged broad scope of industry knowledge toward building, administering, optimizing, and supporting desktops, software, mobile devices, and peripherals to enable the production of Home and Garden Shows. Configured and scheduled nightly back-ups using AWS CLI and S3 intelligent tiering. Used Remote Desktop to administer to computers.

Expertly administered network infrastructure and set-up user accounts and access to networks / applications, including managing backup / recovery efforts, setting up security structure, deploying new updates, monitoring logs to identify potential vulnerabilities, and analyzing and resolving issues. Developed back-end tools leveraging PHP and MySQL.

  • Successfully designed a security infrastructure to minimize risk and business downtime.
  • Launched databases to support websites using MySQL and PHP to display complex data.
  • Optimized business by setting up a new, revenue-increasing wireless network infrastructure.
  • Created 12 consumer show websites on private Cloud webserver receiving 5,000 visitors weekly.
  • Built separate business and production environments to enable business launch within one (1) year.
  • Improved productivity by evaluating, recommending, purchasing, and implementing new technologies.
  • Established security awareness and compliance programs and recovered systems from malware and viruses.
MUSTANG ENGINEERING
2001 - 2004

Desktop Support Team Lead
Strategically steered management and support of BP’s desktop computing environment, including providing optimal assistance for up to 500 users within a Houston office responsible for building oil drilling operations in the Gulf. Efficiently configured new users onto Windows servers, rapidly troubleshoot backup issues, and fully restored files.

  • Earned a reputation for quickly responding to user requests, concerns, and issues.
  • Selected as Team Lead providing Level II support to desktop staff to resolve client issues.
  • Maximized the use of labor resources to plan, prioritize, and assign tickets to key team members.
  • Installed, configured, and upgraded hardware, software, and operating systems into the Windows network.
  • Migrated desktop computing environment from Windows 98 to XP to enable advanced end user functionality.
DELL COMPUTERS
1997 - 2001

Quality Assurance Lead
Played a vital role in testing and validating functionality and compatibility of all components prior to manufacturing of new Precision Workstations. Built new workstations, downloaded software, wrote test plans, and conducted complex testing to comply to established specifications, performance, and quality. Retested firmware, software, and hardware.

  • Troubleshot and identified root cause of issues.
  • Continually provided influential feedback for improvements to engineers.
  • Served as Team Leader to provide technical support for projects through to successful completion.