Andrew A. Neuschwander

1540 W Kent Ave
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone (406) 396 - 5230

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  • Linux Systems Administration and Programming in science and technology.
  • Cluster Computing for Multi-Terabyte Scale Science.
  • End-to-end research datacenter design, implementation and management.

Summary of qualifications
  • Systems Administrator: 12 years of Professional Linux experience. Experienced in designing, implementing, and managing server, storage, network, cluster, and virtualization solutions. Experienced in multi-terabyte data management and cluster based parallel processing. Experienced in heterogeneous server environments. Can evaluate and implement custom solutions for a wide variety of research and IT needs. Familiar with an extensive number of server technologies including VMWare VI3, EMC Networker, EMC Clariion, Fiber Channel, InfiniBand, Dell PowerEdge rack and blade hardware, RHCS/GFS clustered filesystems.

  • Software Engineer: Experienced in many languages, including: Perl, C, PHP, Bourne Shell, SQL and others. Familiar with many common tools such as gcc, insure++, cvs, and subversion. Familiar with multiple paradigms: systems, application, web-based, and parallel programming.

Professional training
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate Boot Camp - March 2009
  • RedHat Certified Engineer (RHCE) on RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 (certification #804005507017025).
Professional experience

May 2001 - Present    Linux Systems and Software Engineer
Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group, The University of Montana - Missoula, MT
National Center for Landscape Fire Analysis, The University of Montana - Missoula, MT

  • Designed, deployed, and manage a research datacenter for several data-intensive research groups.
  • Provide code integration and programming support for ecosystem science software models.
  • Responsible for a multi-terabyte data warehouse and the Linux cluster to process these data.
  • As part of a team; developed, deployed, and maintain a remote wireless research data network.

May 2004 - Dec 2004    Research Collaborator and Advisor on Cluster-Based Computing
Systems for Environmental Management on contract with NASA Ames Research Center

  • Provided experienced based advice on network design, cluster maintenance, and data management
  • Executed regular detailed security and systems audit and review.

Dec 2000 - Jan 2002    Linux Systems Administrator and Programmer
TRIO Training, University of Washington - Missoula, MT

  • Designed and implemented a multi-user web design competition environment for a nation wide user base. Provided secure multi-user remote web-programming tools.

Mar 2000 - Nov 2000    Linux Systems Administrator and Programmer
Information Technology Resource Center, The University of Montana - Missoula, MT

  • Implemented core network and streaming multi-media services.
  • Designed, developed, and maintained enterprise level network monitoring software.
  • Participated in international community based Open Source projects.
  • Other projects included a collaborative software development environment and an online video management library.

Sept 1999 - Jan 2000    Independent Programming Consultant
Consultant to Big Sky Network Technologies Missoula, MT

  • Developed and maintained C and Perl applications to administer network services and monitor ISP user loads across a geographically distributed network.

May 1997 - Sept 1999    Systems Administrator
Big Sky Network Technologies - Missoula, MT

  • Administered a network of Windows NT, Linux, and Solaris servers in a 24 by 7 ISP environment.
  • Implemented a wide range of network services and related security practices.
  • Developed and implemented a network security model and policies.

Publications & presentations

Deploying a Remote Data and Communications Network in Denali National Park
Riddering J.,   L. Queen,   C. Teske,   A. Neuschwander,   C. Stonesifer,   E. Lynn,   D. Warthin,   M. Thornton,   G. Wilson

BGC5: New Features and Usage Changes in the Next Major Release of Biome-BGC
Neuschwander A.,   B. Bond-Lamberty,   poster presentation at the AGU Joint Assembly 2007,   Acapulco,   Mexico,   May 2007.

Distributed Application Framework for Earth Science Data Processing
Votva P.,   R. Nemani,   C. Bowker,   A. Michaelis,   A. Neuschwander,   J. Coughlan,   proceedings paper at The International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium,   Toronto,   CA,   June 2002.

An Automated Data Ingestion and Cataloging System
Neuschwander A.,   poster presentation at NASA ESIP Federation 2nd Technical Workshop,   Pasadena,   CA,   January 2003.

Professional meetings

American Geophysical Union Joint Assembly 2007    May 22 - 25, 2007    Acapulco, Mexico
American Geophysical Union Fall 2006    December 11 - 15, 2006    San Francisco, CA
Biome-BGC / RHESSys Workshop 2006    April 25 - 27, 2006    NTSG, Missoula, MT
MODIS Vegetation Workshop II    August 17 - 19, 2004    NTSG, Missoula, MT
NASA ESIP Federation 2nd Technical Workshop    January 6 - 9, 2003    JPL, Pasadena, CA
MODIS Vegetation Workshop    July 16 - 18, 2002    NTSG, Missoula, MT
Science Data Processing Workshop    February 26 - 28, 2002    GSFC, Greenbelt, MD

Education 1995 - 2000    The University of Montana - Missoula, MT
Bachelor of Arts in Biology
  • Emphasis in Botanical Sciences.
Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
  • Emphasis in Applied Analysis
1991 - 1995    Westmont High School - Campbell, CA
Additional academic activities Summer 1999    Flathead Lake Biological Station    Yellow Bay, MT
Independent Study
  • On the Bioenergetics of Mysis Relicta under Dr. Jack Stanford
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