Brandon L. Froehlich

Twitter: @brandonfro
Cell: (206) 225-8285

Professional Experience

February 2017 - Present

Systems Administrator - Ellucian (Lenoir-Rhyne University) - Hickory, NC

  • Helped implement Barracuda backup solution
  • Assisted with help desk issues and requests

July 2016 – September 2016

Systems Administrator – All Star Directories – Seattle, WA

  • Assisted in company initiative to move reporting stack and BI stack to the cloud
  • Used scripting to automate routine tasks

December 2015 - April 2016

Systems Administrator - Smoky Mountain Systems - Franklin, NC

  • Maintained Windows servers
  • Migrated email system to Office 365
  • Implemented backup system

August 2014 – August 2015

Cloud Engineer – Carbonado Energy Software / Power Analytics – Mt. Pleasant, SC / Remote

  • Installed and maintained private Ubuntu aptitude repository for software deployment for custom services
  • Worked closely with developers to automate building and deployment of projects using git triggers and fpm
  • Helped create custom System V init scripts for software applications to ease system administration
  • Maintained SaaS solution in AWS using EC2
  • Managed public and private hosted DNS zones using Route 53
  • Created custom backup scripts using Bash, the AWS cli tool, and S3
  • Helped maintain 24-hour operation of all systems
  • Migrated bug tracking system from Bugzilla to JIRA
  • Created multi-site network with VPN tunnels to AWS utilizing VPC’s, VPC peering, and EC2 Security Groups in order to enable / limit network access

February 2014 – July 2014

IT Project Manager - Integrity Computer Service - Statesville, NC

  • Defined and executed IT projects for clients
  • Utilized Basecamp to keep track of timeline and deliverables
  • Provided Tier II and Tier III technical support
  • Helped drive new business in expanded service area

April 2011 – January 2014

Systems Administrator - MSI Defense Solutions / JRi Shocks - Mooresville, NC

  • Implemented Intuitive ERP based on Microsoft SQL Server
  • Worked with Intuitive on database upgrades, troubleshooting SQL issues, and deploying customized reports
  • Overhauled network infrastructure with Meraki devices and services
  • Created DR plan that leveraged private cloud
  • Tightened security of information system through advanced authentication methods (WPA2 Enterprise, RADIUS, LDAPS, etc.)

Professional Skills

Desktop/Server Administration
Linux (Ubuntu, RHEL), Windows, Windows Server, OS X, OS X Server
Virtual / Cloud Platforms
AWS, Rackspace, Azure, Digital Ocean, VMware ESXi, DevStack
Monitoring Platforms
Nagios, Check_MK, Pingdom, Uptime Robot, New Relic
Server Applications
Nginx, Apache, Netty (Play Framework), HAProxy, Kafka, MongoDB, MySQL, Postgres, Oracle

General Skills

  • Team player that works well under pressure
  • Ability to learn new hardware and software quickly
  • Out of the box thinker
  • Self aware
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal


Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems

Gardner-Webb University - May 2017