Andy Waschick

Andy Waschick

Dev Lead at Integrity

Location
Greater St. Louis Area
Industry
Information Technology and Services

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Andy Waschick's Overview

Current
Past
  • Owner at Gestalt, Inc.
  • Web Developer at Network Communication Systems
  • Technical Support at Database Systems of Springfield, MO
Education
Connections

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Andy Waschick's Summary

I have many years of experience in being a creative problem solver with technology.

In my profile, you can see an extensive history of involvement with small companies. These jobs demanded an ability to improvise, adapt, and overcome roadblocks by creatively using existing tools and infrastructure in new ways. I find this kind of work very gratifying.

One of the best examples of this is in my recent role as IT Director. Through the integration of off-the-shelf tools and outsourced services with a suite of bespoke automation systems, the company has consistently generated a very high ratio of revenue per employee (around $430,000, in 2012). With the right kind of support, I believe I can deliver this level of efficiency to many other organizations.

And, while my work as IT Director has been rewarding, I have recently discovered a new niche that my capabilities more appropriately fall into: DevOps Administrator. This is a role which combines my knowledge of development and systems administration with my love of improvisation in problem solving. The end result is a streamlined process of developing web sites and other software projects. This kind of facilitation, applied to a team of programmers, will increase the team's efficiency and capability to deliver on-time for clients. I am uniquely qualified to be that facilitator.

I'm looking for business relationships with fun, interesting companies; companies which value employees' contributions and share in the rewards that come from hard work.

Andy Waschick's Experience

Lead Developer

Integrity

Partnership; 11-50 employees; Internet industry

February 2014Present (8 months) saint louis, missouri

I will learn, teach, and build in the fields of web application development and development operations.

Development Operations Manager

SCORCH

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

May 2013February 2014 (10 months) greater st. louis area

I streamline the process of delivering digital work to clients, through my many years of of experience in full-stack web application development and deployment: This includes systems administration, code development and management, project planning, sales support, execution & documentation, interface design, hardware and software procurement, helpdesk, and general brainstorming. I stand between the worlds of client service, technology, and visual arts, integrating each one's output to make projects and revenue flow.

IT Director

SimplyThick, LLC

Hospital & Health Care industry

July 2010October 2013 (3 years 4 months)

I make computers do their computer things better, so people can do their people things better. My responsibilities range across the entire technology gamut, from ensuring reliable end-user tools to deploying and managing server infrastructure; custom software development to MS Outlook hand-holding. It is challenging and gratifying work that has an effect on the lives of thousands of people.

DevOps Systems Administrator

zzipline

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Internet industry

September 2012May 2013 (9 months) Greater St. Louis Area

Designed and built network and hosting infrastructure for financial services software startup using both on-premise virtualization and Amazon cloud services. Provide ongoing developement support for geographically-distributed software team from prototype to launch-ready status.

Owner

Gestalt, Inc.

April 1999July 2010 (11 years 4 months)

Gestalt, Inc. is a company based in St. Louis, Missouri specializing in web-based knowledge management systems. Our software toolkit, the Gestalt 2 Web Content Management System, allows large amounts of diverse information to be quickly organized and shared over your network or the Internet.

Web Developer

Network Communication Systems

19971999 (2 years)

I helped people surf the web on their 28.8kbaud modems. Later, I built web sites which culminated in the development of a standardized toolkit for web content management.

Technical Support

Database Systems of Springfield, MO

19951997 (2 years)

I helped Mac users maximize the usefulness of their ink-jet printers.

Andy Waschick's Skills & Expertise

  1. HTML
  2. CSS
  3. JavaScript
  4. Microsoft SQL Server
  5. MySQL
  6. PHP
  7. Network Administration
  8. Network Design
  9. Computer Hardware
  10. Web Design
  11. Database Design
  12. Microsoft Excel
  13. Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  14. VMware ESX
  15. SQL
  16. Windows Server
  17. Astaro
  18. Sophos
  19. Railo
  20. ColdFusion
  21. FreeNAS
  22. Linux Server
  23. ZFS
  24. PostgreSQL
  25. Mac OS X
  26. Data Wiring
  27. Information Design
  28. User Experience
  29. Technical Writing
  30. Windows 7
  31. Windows XP Pro
  32. Toshiba Strata
  33. HTML 5
  34. Smartermail
  35. Adobe Creative Suite
  36. Shell Scripting
  37. Openfiler
  38. BBEdit
  39. Windows 8
  40. Web Development
  41. System Administration
  42. Apache
  43. XP
  44. OS X
  45. Networking
  46. User Interface Design
  47. Virtualization
  48. Project Management
  49. Servers
  50. WordPress

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Andy Waschick's Education

Missouri State University

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Digital Imaging, Communications

19931997

Andy Waschick's Additional Information

Interests:

science fiction, augmented reality, tangible computing, jazz music, improvisational painting, lego bricks, cats.

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