Gwendolyn R Schmidt
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
+1 412 226 6776
A talented, reliable Software and Operations specialist with strong expertise in building and implementing software for clients, and at diagnosing software issues. Adept at working with managers and developers during the software development lifecycle. Demonstrates a strong attention to detail and ability to resolve complex problems efficiently. Skilled in multiple programming languages.
2018 - present
Works with development to further automate daily functions.
- Uses Mercurial and GIT practices with bitbucket
- Writes database scripts in Perl for daily data checks
- Codes Ruby scripts and Rails rake tasks
- Works with: AWS, Bamboo, Jira, Zendesk
Wombat Security Technologies
2016 - 2018
Tech Support Engineer/Application Support
Provided application support for the Wombat platform by interfacing with customers, providing training and diagnosing their issues. Point person for the PhishAlarm and PhishAlarm Analyzer products. Created documentation for point products, and more general Knowledge Base articles for the user community.
- Used SQL and Splunk queries for diagnostics
- Used tools: Salesforce, Jenkins, Jira
- Created scripted tools in Perl for members of the Support team
2009 - 2016
Senior Customer Support Representative/Application Support
Provided application support for the products Asset Suite, eSOMS, ER Suite, and SOI. Created new processes for bettering Support procedures. Provided French language support.
- Performed SQL operations and examined COBOL and Java code to diagnose issues
- Travelled to China to the Shanghai ABB office to train a new customer support team
2008 - 2009
Installed and hardened software needed for the organization. Integrated the software into the office applications and administration.
- Horde Groupware, LDAP, RT
Computing Services, Carnegie Mellon University
2005 - 2008
Senior Software Engineer/Systems Administrator
Installation and maintenance of OPs software for the University. Support daily OPs tasks for the University community.
- Perl programming for general tasks
- Created an application for viewing the status and statistics of the backups
- Solaris, HP-UX, and Linux platforms
- Apache web server, OpenAFS, Atempo Time Navigator, FWTK
pair Networks, Inc.
1997 - 1999, 2001 - 2003
Third employee at pair Networks, responsible for any number of Systems Administration tasks, including installation of the hardware and software, script creation and maintenance for daily tasks, interface with the customers to support their needs.
- Tuning/configuring Apache, MySQL, PHP, and other software packages
- Maintaining and developing system scripts
- Data security and systems maintenance on FreeBSD
- FreeBSD Server installation
- Registration and updating of DNS records
2000 - 2001
Custom System Administrator, Dedicated Search Clusters
Maintained search clusters for high-end clients with dedicated search hosting through perl-backed configuration scripts.
- Solaris systems backing Inktomi search clusters (10+ clusters of 2-35 nodes each)
- Developed Perl scripts to customize options and automate maintenance
1999 - 2000
UNIX Systems and Networks Administrator
Contract position to Jumpstart a number of Solaris servers and upgrade the RAM. Contract continued when a need for an inventory tracking system was identified and developed.
- Developed a web package using Perl, PHP, and MySQL for inventory tracking
- Installed 50+ Solaris Servers
- General Ops Maintenance
- Primary: Perl, C, C++, Java
- Secondary: PHP, Rust, Cobol, Fortran, Pascal, BASIC
- FreeBSD, Solaris, HP-UX, and Linux.
- General system maintenance (users, hardware, backups)
- Server clusters, large enterprise systems (500+ servers)
- Installation, configuration, and maintenance of Apache web server.
- Hosting server side domain name registration (DNS/BIND).
- Database administration: MySQL, PostgreSQL
- Email systems: qmail, sendmail, postfix
- Security administration: tripwire, firewalls, Wombat Training Systems
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh
Operating Systems, Programming Languages for Web Applications, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Software Engineering, Data Communication and Computer Networks, Database Applications
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