Derek Palmer

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Jack-of-all-trades IT Professional with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in desktop / application support, troubleshooting, and problem solving. Strong information technology professional with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in Digital Cultures and Technologies / Media and Communication (double major) from St. John Fisher College.


Associate Developer / QA Engineer / Application Support
Rochester, NY
[email protected]


Experience

Cornell University - Associate Developer / QA Engineer / Application Support

Jan 2015 - Present

Developed web based applications using HTML, CSS, JavaScript. Ensures that the applications developed or deployed by team meet defined quality standards. Charged with performing and coordinating testing activities for systems developed or managed through the development team, and researching and applying best practices in software quality assurance.

Activities included the development of test plans, writing automated test scripts, working with developers and analysts to test system updates in advance of release to functional staff, coordination of functional testing sessions, and documenting test results. Additional responsibilities include managing a central source code repository (GIT) and deployment of updates to production and non-production environments, following a controlled release management procedure.

Provided other support to service leads as needed, in an effort to maintain a high level of quality and efficiency. Commitment to service excellence; to provide efficient and friendly support to customers, and to pro-actively monitor systems in an effort to catch potential issues before they occur. Continually seeks ways to improve and enhance services.

Cornell University - IT Specialist

May 2011 - Jan 2015

Responsible for diagnosing and resolving hardware and software incidents, including operating systems (Windows and Mac). Resolved incidents with printers, copiers and scanners.

Assisted users with any IT related incident. Took ownership of issues by carrying out problem analysis to implement temporary or permanent fixes with the aim of restoring service to the customer as soon as possible; escalating incidents to other support teams when necessary.

Accurately recorded and documented requests using help desk ticketing system. Installed and configured new IT equipment and software, either manually or via System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). Followed complex test plans when testing web applications. Periodically update websites for supported departments when requested.

St. John Fisher College - Academic Computing Technician

Nov 2010 - Dec 2014

Responsible for diagnosing and resolving hardware and software incidents, including operating systems (Windows and Mac). Resolved incidents with printers, copiers and scanners. Setup and imaged machines for lab environments using Altiris. Worked with Faculty, staff and students to troubleshoot hardware and software issues.


Technologies

Used daily: Experience with: Interested in:
HTML5 / CSS3  SCCM (CM)  Automation
SQL  Altiris  Continuous Integration
Version Control (GIT)  Docker Photography
Agile Methodology  Linux  Design
MacOS  AWS  IoT
Windows 7/10  Jenkins   
Adobe Creative Suite  Pandas (Python)   
Github Linux   
Atlassian Suite Windows Servers   
Wrike Coldfusion  
Bomgar Ruby   
   Node.js  

Education

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Digital Cultures and Technologies

Sep 2010 - Dec 2014
St. John Fisher College

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Media and Communication

Sep 2010 - Dec 2014
St. John Fisher College

Regents Diploma

June 2010
Watkins Glen High School


References

Available upon request