Erick Kendall

Developer, middleware engineer, IT professional

About

Energetic, self-driven IT professional with 20+ years of experience. I am currently working as a middleware engineer supporting both Apache and JBoss. I enjoy challenging myself and am studying various on line courses like Udemy as I look to transition to an application developer role. I've done work in AWS including building EC2 instances, security groups, load balancers and writing Cloudformation scripts.

Experience

Consultant

CIBER - State of Tennessee - Nashville, TN - December 2015 to Present

Responsibilities
  • Supporting Red Hat JBoss environment and deploying application
  • Documented process used to build CKAN environment on Vagrant systems
  • Configured SSL for both Apache and JBoss as required for an agency

Software Engineer IV

Emdeon - Nashville, TN - December 2014 to December 2015

Responsibilities
  • Maintaining existing WebSphere environment; troubleshooting application issues
  • Architecting AWS solutions and migrating applications to the Cloud; writing CloudFormation Templates that create EC2 instances, load balancers and security groups in AutoScaling Groups
  • Compiling and installing the latest version of Apache for both Linux and AIX systems as required by Emdeon’s security team

Web Architect

Comdata - Brentwood, TN - March 2014 to December 2014

Responsibilities
  • Working with developers migrating applications from WebSphere 6.1 to WebSphere 8.5 – creating cluster(s), data sources, deploying applications and troubleshooting issues
  • Programming Jython scripts to automate routine WebSphere administration task(s)
  • Providing off-hours support for application issues and to deploy applications to production

Web Architect

Beacon Hill Staffing Group (for Comdata) - Brentwood, TN - January 2014 to March 2014

Responsibilities
  • Managed project to migrate existing application from WebSphere 6.1 to WebSphere 8.5
  • Patched WebSphere Application Server and IBM HTTP Server
  • Analyzed Java Heap Dumps and “verbose GC” logs using IBM Support Assistant (ISA)

Advanced Systems Engineer

LifeWay Christian Resources - Nashville, TN - November 2010 to January 2014

Responsibilities
  • Supporting IBM WebSphere used for company website. Performing software updates and configuring test/ development systems used for code development.
  • Working with software developers configuring/maintaining Linux systems and open-source software that facilitates company website.
  • Writing scripts to automate routine tasks, assist in software updates and monitor system(s) performance.
  • Documenting installation and maintenance procedures for applications. Researching technologies and their benefit(s) to the organization.

UNIX Systems Administrator

Gaylord Entertainment Company - Nashville, TN - July 2007 to November 2010

Responsibilities
  • Supporting pSeries systems used for both Oracle databases and applications.
  • Designed and supported the HACMP or clustering software for NFS and Oracle databases - ensured the organization met their SLA business requirements.
  • Implemented and administered IBM TSM backups - provided cost savings encryption solution by introducing LTO4 technology.
  • Working within a limited time frame to migrate data from IBM to EMC SAN - supported all tasks including disk(s) layout, server preparation and data migration.