My Skills

Don Milligan

Doing IT & Development since 2010

As a former honor roll graduate from ITAS at VIU (2012), and with recommendations from previous employers and contract positions, I have a proven record of keeping projects on time and under budget. 

Your project done right, it matters to me too.

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TECHNICAL SKILLS

A summary explanation of my experience

Time Spent since 2010
Network Administration

Cloud Computing / Virtualization:
Cloud: Google Cloud Platform (currently in training for the Security Engineer certificate), Amazon Web Services,

Virtualization: VMware (Hypervisor, vSphere, ESXi)

Network Infrastructure: 
Firewall: WatchGuard, pfSense, SonicWall, and FortiGate.
Domains: ActiveDirectory, LDAP

Linux

Administration:
Since 2011, I have been using Linux daily. and I have built and configured many production servers. I primarily have experience with Ubuntu, Debian, Amazon Linux, and FreeBSD.  

Development:
In 2013/2014 one of my roles was on a team of developers for USB information security product. I was tasked with solely building the security rules (system hardening), and some UEFI features that were only theoretical at the time. 

Website Design and Development

Languages:
Front end: HTML, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, JSON, AJAX, XML, 
Back end: PHP, MySQL
Other: I’ve worked with Java, and Python

Technologies:
CMS: WordPress and OctoberCMS
JS Libraries: D3.js, Vue.js, React.js
Frameworks: Bootstrap 3 & 4, Laravel, Zend

Windows

Background:
ITAS provided MCSA and MCSE training, and I have worked as a professional administrator on Windows Server 2008 – 2016.

Technologies:
LDAP, Active Directory, IIS, SharePoint, and Exchange. Also, Windows 7, 8, and 10.

VOIP/PBX

Background:
1. Relocation of an entire PBX system
2. Configuration of various phone brands
3. Setup and administration of Asterisk servers.  

Graphic Design

Background:
1. Logo Design
2. Business Cards
3. Photo Manipulation 

Tools:
Inkscape, Gimp, and Krita

My CV

Employment and Education

Experience

2018 - Present

Freelance

Project Manager + Cloud Administrator + Developer

Custom WordPress websites, and Linux server administration on Google CLoud Platform, and Amazon Web Services.

2015 - Present

Hispattern.com

Volunteer Bible Worker + Web Developer

This was a personal evangelism project I hoped to turn into a non-profit organization. Shortly after moved away from Vancouver BC, I decided to  keep it as a website and YouTube channel only.

2015-2016

Dyrand Systems

Network & Systems Administrator

Dyrand is a fully managed IT services provider. 
I was chosen to be the team member to take over for the Support Manager doing onsite work in Vancouver BC. I also worked on the support team as a Network and Systems Administrator for Windows and Linux, while maintaining an above average resolve rate. A letter of recommendation is available from Dyrand.

2015

Inetco Systems

Network Engineer

Inetco is a financial transaction monitoring software company
serving banking industries across the globe.Inetco is a financial transaction monitoring software company serving financial organizations across the globe. While I was with Inetco, I provided support and consultation for networks to executive planners and IT teams. A letter of recommendation is available from Inetco.

2013 - 2014

Binary IO Solutions (BIOS)

Network & Systems Administrator + Developer

BIOS is a fully managed IT services provider and development company.
I was the onsite IT representative for BIOS clients in Vancouver. I also functioned as a vSphere administrator, network administrator, Linux developer, WordPress developer, and research & development. A letter of recommendation is available from BIOS.

2011 - 2012

Snuneymuxw First Nation

Project Manager + Web Developer

I was on the project board as a web developer for the Vancouver Island Treaties Conference. I developed the conference website and took part in all project management meetings held at VIU. 

2010 - 2016

Freelance

Network & Systems Administrator + Developer

I provided website hosting, front and back end website development, CMS development, and Android development services.

Education

2010 - 2012

Vancouver Island University

Information Technology and Applied Systems

I graduated with a diploma in Information Technology and Applied Systems (ITAS) with a 3.67 GPA. 

Areas of study were diverse. Essentially ITAS trains you to be a Network and System Administrator, Mobile Developer, and Web Designer Developer (~10% Designer, 90% Developer). This is all done practically rather than just academically, and due to the rigorous coursework, only about 20% of ITAS students manage to graduate year 2. 

1996 - 1999

College

Business

I was in college at 16 years old, however I wasn’t ready to make a career decision yet.

Confidence

WordPress 98%
Elementor Pro 99%
Design 80%
Linux 100%
Google Cloud Platform (GPC) 89%
Amazon Web Services (AWS) 76%
Web Servers 94%
Networks | TCP/IP 100%

References