Austin Chaney

Systems Administration

Azure Cloud

Infrastructure Design

Security Management

Hospitality Systems

IT Generalist

Scripting Automation

Domain Management

Virtualization

Linux Administration

PCI Compliance

Office 365 Administration

Network Management

Austin Chaney

Systems Administration

Azure Cloud

Infrastructure Design

Security Management

Hospitality Systems

IT Generalist

Scripting Automation

Domain Management

Virtualization

Linux Administration

PCI Compliance

Office 365 Administration

Network Management

About Me

Hello! I’m Austin Chaney.
IT Professional from Fort Worth, Texas. I have rich experience in infrastructure design and security management, also with a background in hospitality.

  • Location: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Title: Sr. Systems Engineer
  • Company: GrowGeneration
Information Technology Professional

Dedicated IT professional with extensive experience in numerous technical applications and software, and a background in infrastructure design and security. A motivated problem solver with an aptitude for innovation and solutions development. Communicative and personable, a technology enthusiast aiming to benefit organizations by combining technical and leadership skills to drive productivity and savings.

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Experience
Sr. Systems Engineer
2021 - Present
Sr. Systems Engineer
GrowGeneration

Responsible for maintaining, updating, and the architecture of the systems within the company. The management, setup, deployment and maintenance of all workstations, desktops, laptops, and servers within the company adding efficiencies for software deployment, updates, application management, disaster recovery and local system security. Responsible for setting system standards and documenting all efforts.

Systems Engineer
Mar 2021 - Sep 2021
Systems Engineer
GAINSCO

Develop, deploy, and document new systems and migrated systems from on-premise to Azure. Providing high level experience to a small team of System Engineers and support to a team of System Administrators and Help Desk team members. Leading experience of PCI compliance within the company and successfully configured secure PCI settings within the environment. Operated in a custom code promotion release cycle for development / production systems.

 

Key Accomplishments:

  • Designed and Deployed Azure Multi-Factor authentication for both Cisco AnyConnect and ForcePoint VPN using RADIUS
  • Standardized PCI compliance and documentation
  • Designed and started migration of several on-premise systems from our local datacenter to Azure.
Corporate Systems Administrator
2014 - 2021
Corporate Systems Administrator
Stout Street Hospitality

Provides technical expertise to the Vice President of Information Technology in both Systems and Networking management. Accurately ensures and maintains PCI compliance for all systems and networking including vendor devices. Building and managing around 50 servers including GUI and headless Windows Hyper-V/Server and Linux in an Azure cloud/on-premise hybrid environment with 300 workstations managed by Active Directory Domain Services. Most importantly, acts as an IT Generalist, with the knowledge of all company systems and network as well as hospitality applications.

 

Key Accomplishments:

  • Designed and migrated an on-premise datacenter to an Azure Cloud hybrid environment with PCI Compliance in mind.
  • Successfully converted several properties to Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio running on LightSpeed/Galaxy Hotel Systems.
  • Acted as interim IT Manager for four months in absence of IT Director, reporting directly to CFO.
  • Successfully implemented a “foundation” for the companies’ IT environment including over 300+ pages of infrastructure, How To, and Configuration documentation.
Senior IT Support Specialist
2014 - 2021
Senior IT Support Specialist
Stout Street Hospitality

Liaised with property managers directly to strategize on all IT issues. Problem solved issues reported by third party
vendors. Managed organizations VoIP phone systems. Played key role as projects lead during installs of new POS
systems, internet circuits, RFID Key Systems, Free-to-Guest HD TV systems. Planned, coordinated, installed, tested and
provided support during all new projects implemented by the organization.

 

Key Accomplishments:

  • Worked directly with over seven Hospitality Management systems including Aloha & Micros HIS POS, IDPMS: Hotel Concept PMS, Opera PMS, Saflok & VingCard Key Systems, and Symantec Endpoint Client and Management Server.
  • Streamlined user maintenance, creation, and termination process. Standardized computer and server clone images.
Front Office Supervisor
2013 - 2014
Front Office Supervisor
Magnolia Hotel Dallas Downtown

Ensured operational tasks were performed accurately and efficiently with great attention to detail. Conducted evening
MOD for each department, provided financial credit limit reports, forecasted financial revenue and budget, managed call
center/PBX.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
2011 - 2013
Tarrant County College
Fort Worth, Texas

One and half year of Associate Degree

2009 - 2011
High School Diploma
Keller, Texas

3 year graduate program

My Skills
Technical Proficiencies
  • Cloud Design and Mangement (Azure/GCP)
  • Windows Servers
  • Hyper-V / VMWare Management
  • Hospitality POS / PMS / Interfacing
  • Imaging Servers & Workstations
  • Active Directory Domain Services
  • Linux Administration (CentOS/RHEL, Ubuntu)
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • PowerShell, Batch, Bash Scripting
  • Network Management & Security
  • PCI Compliance
  • Clustering Management (IIS, SQL, RDS)