Bradley Frank

Linux Systems Engineer & Administrator

About Me

My dad bought our first computer when I was in middle school; it was glorious. Now 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 personal interests are in hiking, science fiction, and gaming. My preferred workspace is on macOS or Fedora. I may have a tattoo of Tux.

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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.


Trainings & Classes


Management Information Systems, MA

Stevens Institute of Technology • Hoboken, NJ • May 2007

Computer Science, BA

SUNY Geneseo • Geneseo, NY • May 2005