Nathan McCarty

Email: nathan@mccarty.io

Work Experience

  • August 2019 → Current: Technical Operations Specialist – VetData
    • Install and support proprietary data extraction utility
    • Diagnose technical issues, both with client computers as well as with the data extraction utility
    • Perform research and analysis on client data to identify and correct issues
    • Diagnose issues with data flow through the cloud pipeline
    • Manage and troubleshoot Microsoft Azure compute and database instances
    • Manage and utilize MS-SQL for data research and analysis
    • Participate in devops pipeline by identitfying software bugs as well as potential fixes
    • Utilized Technologies:
      • MS-SQL, Microsoft Azure, C#, .Net, LINQ, Microsoft VSTS
  • March 2019 → August 2019: Service Analyst II/Contractor – Kentucky Commonwealth Office Of Technology
    • Provided Desktop support for the various agencies constituting the state government of Kentucky
    • Supported Windows 7 and 10 clients remotely in an SCCM Enviroment
    • Provided support and administration for Microsoft Office Products (2013 through 2019, as well as Office 365)
    • Oversaw software update deployments
    • Created and maintained process documentation
    • Provided support for Xerox and Fujitsu printers and scanners
    • Diagnosed issues with the network and site-to-site vpns, and recommended solutions
    • Performed systems administration and identity management tasks
    • Supported and diagnosed issues with the peta-scale network storage system
    • Support IBM Z series systems and applications
    • Utilized Technologies:
      • Microsoft SCCM, Windows 7/10, PowerShell, .Net
  • March 2018 → March 2019: ITS Technical Support Technician – University of Kentucky ITS
    • Provided tier two and three technical support for the faculty, students, and staff of the university
    • Performed systems administration tasks on Windows and Linux systems
    • Diagnosed network issues
    • Performed identity management tasks
    • Created and maintained process documentation in ServiceNow knowledge base
    • Utilized ServiceNow ticketing system
    • Maintained HIPAA compliance as well as other security standards
    • Utilized Technologies:
      • PowerShell, .Net, PHP, C, Hyper-V, VMWare ESXi
  • August 2017 → March 2018: Independent Contracting – Self Employed
    • Provided in home technical support
    • Repaired computers
    • Refurbished Lenovo, Dell, and HP laptops for resale
  • January 2017 → August 2017: Data Scientist/Student Intern – University of Kentucky Research Computing
    • Maintained and administered high performance systems used by the research community
    • Maintained multiple visualization and containerization environments utilizing the following technologies:
      • Hyper-V
      • VMWare ESX-i/VMWare vSphere
      • Docker with Kubernetes
    • Used Ansible to automate system deployment
    • Setup and maintained a multi-datacenter petascale Ceph based object storage system
    • Developed a prototype system for serializing, persisting, and migrating snapshots of running computations via low level Docker API functionality
    • Migrated department website from drupal to wordpress
    • Maintained and utilized an OpenStack deployment
    • Utilized Technologies:
      • Hyper-V, VMWare ESXi, Docker, Kubernetes, OpenStack, Ceph, Haskell, Java, Ansible
  • December 2014 → January 2017: ITS Technical Support Technician – University of Kentucky ITS
    • Provided tier two technical support for the faculty, students, and staff of the university
    • Performed systems administration tasks on Windows and Linux systems
    • Performed Identity management tasks
    • Maintained and administered the UK Software Download site
      • Migrated the application from Windows and apache to Ubuntu and nginx
      • Maintained and administered associated MySQL database
      • Containerized application and introduced high availability with HAProxy
      • Used ansible to automate system deployments and updates
      • Utilized ReactJS to incrementally replace aging UI codebase
    • Performed email administration tasks on exchange server
    • Created and maintained process documentation in ServiceNow knowledge base
    • Utilized Technologies:
      • Hyper-V, VMWare ESXi, Docker, LXC, PHP, React, .Net, C#, PowerShell, Ansible, Ubuntu, nginx, HAProxy

Education

  • 2015 - 2018: University of Kentucky
    • Majors: Computer Science/Psychology
    • Completed 72 credit hours, did not graduate
  • 2013 -2015: Opportunity Middle College
    • Dual Enrollment Program

Skills

  • Programming Languages: C/C++, Rust, Python, C#, Java, Haskell
  • Databases: mySQL, PostgresSQL, memcached, Redis, MS-SQL
  • Operating Systems: Linux (RHEL/CentOS, Debain, Ubuntu), Windows Server (2016, 2019), macOS, FreeBSD
  • Software/Frameworks: Ceph, jQuery, React, NodeJS, Apache, NGINX, LAMP/LEMP
  • Cloud: AWS, OpenStack, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Engine
  • Concepts: Object Oriented Programming, UML, Networking, Switching, routing, Linux, Unix, Multi-threading, Storage
  • Other: Technical Writing, Office Suite, Database Administration, Support Skills, Documentation

Code, Projects, and Achievements

  • Git Repositories: GitLab GitHub
  • Asuran: High performance, extensible, de-deplicating archiver written from scratch in rust with modren technologies. https://asuran.rs
  • Home Lab: A hobby project Proxmox based virtual environment hosting a collection of useful services (Gitlab, Email, Fileshares, etc.)
  • UK Software Download Site (Work/Former): https://download.uky.edu
  • UKRC Object Storage: Petascale geographically redundant high-performance datastore
  • Hackathon Wins: Best Hardware Hack Cathacks 2017, Second place Hack the Hill 2017, Best Hack for College Students Cathacks 2018