BLAIR ARMEAU

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Blair (at) Armeau (dot) net

Full Stack Software Systems Engineer, Administrator, and Full Stack Developer

Innovative software engineer with 15+ years’ progressive technical experience and proven commitment to company and project visions. Collaborate remotely with multi-discipline team to design, develop, document and maintain architectures, requirements, interfaces, and designs for software systems. Professional software trainer, that loves to share knowledge, breaking down complex tasks into manageable, easily understood information. Continual learner of new technologies.

  • Software Troubleshooting & Debugging
  • Network and Server Installation & Configuration
  • Beowulf & Hadoop Clusters
  • MBTI-INTJ-Independent, Original, Quick, Organized -
  • Problem Solving & Data Analytics
  • Network Troubleshooting & Hardware Knowledge
  • Software Project Management
  • Design & Build Databases

Technical Expertise

Operating Systems
Windows, Linux, AIX, Command Line Interface, Microcontrollers, Embedded Systems
Hardware
Installing server hardware including networking and cabling and operating systems
Software Development
ITSM, SCRUM, DevOps, Agile, Installing and configuring server-side applications
Programming Languages
Lotus Script, Visual Basic, Java, COBOL, Fortran, LISP, JavaScript, Assembly, PHP, HTML, CSS
Database Design & Use
Lotus Notes Domino Database, MySQL/Maria DB, DB2, SQL, Oracle
Source Code Control
Teamstudio, Tools, Git (GitHub), SVN, Jenkins, ChangeMan ZMF, Serena Dimensions
Scripting Language
Windows Batch, Linux Bash Shell, Power Shell

Professional Experience

Navy Federal Credit Union

Promoted through a series of increasingly responsible positions based on performance, a willingness to grow, improve, expand knowledge, share information, and the ability to create lasting relationships with employees and managers.

Systems Engineer 4 – Information Services - 2019–present

Tranfer to new position in order to research, evaluate, design, implement and maintain system and product solutions by applying knowledge of engineering principles. Provides technical direction and engineering support for projects and infrastructure. Develops and maintains expert funcitonal knowledge fo evolving IT engineering intustry technologies, concepts, and trends.

  • Full life-cycle project management

Systems Engineer 4 – Service Transition - 2010–2019

Promoted to serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all LOTUS/IBM Notes administration, development, client support, system maintenance, and interoperability with other systems such as DB2 and mainframe. Served as both ad-hoc programmer and administrator to support both legacy and one-off solutions.

  • Primary point of contact for developers to troubleshoot and diagnose problems including performance and capacity issues.
  • Led software development and deployment in Teamstudio CIAO and related tools.
  • Assisted and cross trained in ChangeMan ZMF, Serena Dimensions, SVN, Jenkins, GIT, and GitHub.
  • Mentored and cross trained staff with development; primary author of training materials and documentation.

Senior Lotus Notes Administrator – Telecommunications - 2004–2010

Tapped for role during major organizational restructuring to serve as primary point of contact for installing database update. Updated operating systems, server components, and supported 100+ physical and virtual servers on Windows and AIX platforms.

  • Built out multiple test environments for developers, including building servers, installing server operating systems, installing applications, and applying security restrictions.
  • Maintained production, integration, quality, training, and unit testing environments; led all aspects of Lotus Notes Domino Infrastructure including databases and mail.
  • Collaborated with developers and provide database updates daily.

Additional Roles at Navy Federal Credit Union

Functions Analyst & Programmer – R&D

Led programming solutions to streamline and automate operations; developed innovation of new products and redesign of outdated projects and processes.

Computer Training Specialist

Directed corporate software training programs with a focus on Microsoft Office and Lotus; hosted certification courses. Served as primary point of contact for Lotus Notes System Administration and Lotus Notes Programming training.
  • Created customer training courses for various business units to support training requirements.
  • Hosted and attended Microsoft Windows server configuration and desktop configuration certification courses.

Workstation Analyst – Information Services

Provided maintenance of software and hardware diagnostics.

Education

M.S., Computer Science - Southwest Texas State University
B.A., Mathematics - Schreiner College

Certifications & Training

ITIL Foundation Certification
DevOps Training
Lotus Notes and Domino Administrator
Lotus Notes and Domino Developer
Lotus Notes and Domino Trainer