Having spent two decades as an Information Technology professional, some skills are transferable to game and system design. Below are some of those skills.
Operating Systems - System Administration
Microsoft Windows Server - NT 4.0-Server 2022
Linux - RedHat/Fedora/CentOS and Debian/Ubuntu primarily, but comfortable with most distributions.
Microsoft Windows (Client) - Windows 3.0-Windows 11
Linux (Client) - RedHat/Fedora/Mandrake/Ubuntu/Debian/Slackware
Limited Novell Netware
Limited Cisco IOS
Notable Server/Service Configuration
Asterisk telephony server - Configuration and maintenance of Zaptel/DAHDI (POTS), SIP, IAX2, and integration with disparate systems across continental U.S. - conference room, adaptive echo removal/jitterbuffer, multiple AMI integrations.
Samba filesharing server - Complete Active Directory replacement and domain member server configuration. Integration with Active Directory across many physical sites and configurations.
Nagios - Configuration and maintenance of a monitoring suite encompassing multiple physical sites and disparate systems integrations. Escalations to ticketing systems (email) and phone calls through Asterisk.
Request Tracker - Perl-based trouble ticket system. Programmed custom integrations with phone, email, mutiple queues, automatic escalations, and approval queues.
Samba - Dozens of configurations, member servers, domain controllers, full Active Directory emulation (without Windows servers), Active Directory Member Servers, user and group restrictions, and access control lists.
Postfix - single and multi-domain configuration, multiple mail filters handling everything from anti-spam measures, access control, and email archiving.
Dokuwiki - Integration with Active Directory (emulated and real) for access control.
Subversion - Management of dozens of repositories with hundreds of branches/releases. Integration with Active Directory for access control. Integration with Apache (through mod_dav_svn). ViewVC for ease of code review.
IPTables - Design and maintenance of firewall policies for exterior and interior uses.
OpenSwan/StrongSwan - IPSec VPN design and maintenance for use with road warriors and branch offices.
Continuous security research, changes, and improvements to all services.
Programming Languages and Environments
Web Service Integrations - SOAP, JSON - To enable close integration between multiple companies and products. Command line interface to allow easy troubleshooting, integrated testing and archiving.
Shell Scripting - Glue scripts to enable integrations between various programs and products.
Designing and maintaining multiple websites.
Designing and maintaining backup systems (local, networked, NAS, and Online).
Analysis of all aspects of multiple businesses to determine custom programming required to wring as much efficiency as possible. Management of a team of programmers to implement, resulting in continuous double-digit growth year-over-year.
IPV4 and IPV6
Full network design and implementation across multiple locations, virtual environments, and mixture of managed and unmanaged switches, and PoE supporting dozens of devices.
DNS (Bind and Windows)
Custom client and server hardware configuration and builds for multiple companies.
Single and multi-processor.
Coordinated two office moves and multiple remodels requiring buildout, inspection, and monitoring of all aspects of the move.
License and bond compliance for a large number of employees in 8 states.