Tris Wilson · · GitHub: @an-empty-string
Summary: GNU/Linux and Windows systems administrator with experience managing heterogeneous environments, with additional experience in Python application development.


Expert: Python. Proficient: C, C#, Java.
Operating systems
Expert: GNU/Linux (primarily Debian-based). Proficient: Windows, FreeBSD.
Proficient: MIT Kerberos/GSSAPI, OpenLDAP, Ansible, SaltStack, Environment Modules, BIND, pf, Active Directory Domain Services and Certificate Services, Visual Studio, Phabricator, OpenAFS, git, IRC protocol.
Proficient: Relational/SQL (specifically MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite).


University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2016-2020 (expected)
  • majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics, current GPA 4.0
  • Dean's List, College of Science + Honors College, 2018


Technical Lead, (Managed IT services provider, name withheld), 2017-present
  • Built a flexible Python-based web application platform for internal applications, allowing developers to quickly prototype, test, and deploy solutions to meet business needs
  • Implemented web-based AD account management tool, enabling frontline technicians to create accounts and reset passwords for clients using a well-defined, secure, and auditable process
  • Designed and implemented a smartcard-based multifactor authentication solution for defense contracting firms, ensuring compliance with relevant NIST standards
  • Implemented tools and process to standardize improve documentation, task tracking, and code management, resulting in better team organization
Assistant System Administrator, UAH Computer Science, 2017-present
  • Maintained computer labs and supporting services used by faculty, staff, and students in the Computer Science department
  • Built a GNU/Linux environment for computer labs using Ansible, including seamless SSO functionality and multiple available versions of popular programming languages and tools
  • Modernized account provisioning process, using a C#/ASP.NET web application, bringing the time between account request and fulfillment from >24 hours to a few seconds
  • Implemented and maintained network monitoring and ticketing systems in order to improve service to end users
Student System Administrator, TJHSST, 2012-2017
  • Maintained a secure computing environment used by ~2,000 students, faculty, and staff with Heimdal Kerberos, OpenLDAP, OpenAFS, and the SaltStack configuration management solution
  • Acted as interim technology support after graduation, assisting current student administrators in the absence of a permanent staff member
Software Development Intern, InfoReliance Corporation, 2015
  • Resolved issues and wrote features for a Department of Defense web-based military information system using C#/ASP.NET, following customer requirements documents
  • Streamlined error resolution process by designing a tool to prioritize application issues (including a Visual Studio integration with the tool)


Competition Organizer, TJCTF, 2015-2016
  • Designed challenges viewed and solved by hundreds of participants
  • Implemented an open-source scoring platform for computer security competitions