Hi, my name is Elisamuel Resto.
I'm a Systems Administrator and Software Developer living in SE Minnesota. You may browse around and view my CV, download my vCard or contact me using this site.
I'm a Systems Administrator by trade and a Software Developer as an acquired skill set through the years. I may not have extensive education and a degree in Computer Science, but I have the years of experience by doing a little bit of everything. I love technology and enjoy learning new things.
Work with ideas from conception to deployment. Maintain the Cloud infrastructure for company software. Deploy, maintain and support Magento instances for the company and customers, including some extension development and third-party extension support and troubleshooting. API integrations external systems such as PayPal, Braintree and Stripe APIs. Extensive use of PHP in internal system scripting and web applications.
Development of internal company software (job management for manufacturing, order tracking, quote generator) and client websites. Maintain the infrastructure for company software. Deploy, maintain and support Magento instances for the company and customers, including some extension development and third-party extension support and troubleshooting. Desktop and server maintenance and support for company equipment. Level 3 customer support for online stores (issues with the ordering system). Extensive use of PHP in internal system scripting and web applications.
Tested internal company software following documented processes for Quality Assurance. Helped test internal company systems before being released into production. Assisted several developers as a sounding board for ideas and possible scenarios to cover when developing software for company use. Tested company websites and content for problems and errors. Tested new material and spell-checked new courses as part of the Quality Assurance process.
Various duties, including the maintenance of the php-pear section of packages and general package maintenance
Managed the campus main server, the 86 workstations and various network-attached devices (multi-function printer/fax machines) using ActiveDirectory on Windows 2003 Server. Re-organized network links and organized by sections and use (public, administrative, student) and segregated utilizing VLANs. Provided support, periodic maintenance, repairs, deployments of workstations and re-imaging of terminals as needed. Wired the campus for PBX extensions on the main Nortel PBX system.
Deployed, repaired, maintained and managed servers with a variety of operating systems (Linux, FreeBSD, Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2008 Server) for small and medium businesses. Managed and monitored several instances of MySQL servers for internal and client use. Worked on the backend scripts written in PHP for online payment features and form processing. Performed value-added services to VIP customers like installing network hardware on-premises, configured switches, routers and servers, wired premises for Ethernet networks.
Worked on contract as part of a team to develop the in-house CRM (Customer Relationship Management) backend of the company on PHP. Made numerous improvements to existing source code and wrote various important pieces of code from scratch (payment processing modules, scheduling system, MySQL-backed session storage engine and email-parsing for the helpdesk ticketing system among others).
First-line technical support via email, chat and phone helpdesks for hosting clients. Worked with cPanel/WHM servers, DirectAdmin and Plesk as side-contracts for customers requiring more specific needs as needed.
I will be happy to recommend Sam Resto, who I remember as being genuinely friendly, enthusiastic, and capable. Also he demonstrates sensible good taste by driving the same car as I do. :-)
Elisamuel has an excellent understanding of Linux and server administration even including phone servers.
Sam has a talent for quality assurance, demonstrating great attention to detail and a desire to respond to constructive criticism. Moreover, he sought opportunities to improve and gain skills with great zeal. He showed a knowledge of cutting-edge technology that was beyond his years, and I envision him being a resourceful system administrator in the near future.
One year course at JDC focusing on core knowledge of IT. Based on A+ and Network+ curriculum.