I am a Systems Engineer with a major focus in Satellite Communications and IT during my 18 years of work experience.
I first spent a number of years in the IT field involved primarily in networking. My first IT job was as an Assistant Network Administrator while I was still a junior in high school.
One of my first jobs out of college was as a software instructor for about a year and a half teaching computers and software products. The classes that I taught were mostly 8 hour courses given to a different group of approximately 30 students every day. I was a very good instructor and was rewarded with "Instructor of the Month" for three months straight. I was then promoted to IT Manager where I was in charge of all the PCs at the training facility.
Not long after my time as an instructor I joined the Field Organization team with L3 Communications based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. However, I spent less than 4 weeks out of 11 years in Salt Lake City with the company due to the nature of the Field Organization. For the majority of this time I worked on and around various mobile and fixed, miniaturized and very large communications systems. These systems were largely associated with highly classified military programs in remote locations. As a result I was able to obtain a high level security clearance and spent a large part of my career on the road. I have moved and deployed to many remote locations over the years.
During my time with this company I've advanced my career by completing my bachelor's degree in IT and have obtained a number of valuable industry standard certifications. Soon I hope to further advance my education by enrolling in a Master's program. I have also taken it upon myself to learn a fair amount of programming and to provide some very valuable products for my employer.