Bradley Frank

Linux Systems Engineer & Administrator

About Me

I learned keyboarding on Macintosh in elementary school. My parents bought our first computer when I was in middle school. In high school, I began programming in QBasic.

I’m a CS/MIS graduate, with client support, system administration, and architecture/engineering experience in non-profits, private industry, and higher education. My professional interests are in systems architecture and security. My preferred workspace is on macOS or Fedora. I may have a tattoo of Tux.

You can reach me at brad@franklybrad.com or via LinkedIn. I also have GitHub page.

Lifetime & Personal Experience

Professional Experience

Systems Engineer & Administrator

Harvard-MIT Data Center • Cambridge, MA
March 2013 — Present

Worked on a devops team to develop, configure, deploy, and manage 200+ physical and virtual CentOS-based servers making up a social science research cluster with adjacent services (DNS, LDAP, web hosting, database hosting, big data storage) that served faculty and students across Harvard.

Systems Project Manager at EdLabs

Harvard-MIT Data Center • Cambridge, MA
August 2012 — Present

Contracted to develop and build several Enterprise Linux-based workstations—that complied with Harvard’s highest level security requirements (level 5)—for a team of statistical researchers at the Education Innovation Laboratory, to store and process private, public, and governmental data.

IT Support Specialist

Harvard-MIT Data Center • Cambridge, MA
July 2011 — March 2013

Provided individualized first class tier I support, as a member of a small client services team, in a wide array of hardware, software, mobile devices, and services for hundreds of faculty, staff, and students across several departments.

LAN Administrator

Personal Computers, Inc. • Buffalo, NY
Sept 2010 — July 2011

Performed dual role as tier II remote and on-site support for multiple clients, and systems administrator overseeing servers, SANs, phone appliances, and networking equipment in a colocation facility.

Systems Administrator I

Crystal Run Village, Inc. • Middletown, NY
Oct 2007 — Sept 2010

Member of a small team providing comprehensive IT support for business and residential offices, along with managing mission critical services at the on-site data center, for a non-profit serving handicapped individuals across several counties.

Education

Trainings & Classes

Degrees

Management Information Systems, MA
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ • May 2007

Computer Science, BA
SUNY Geneseo
Geneseo, NY • May 2005

Essays