Parker Byron's Resumé

Summary

25 years in the industry with a wide array of technical and managerial skills starting as a Windows Administrator and most recent and notably as the manager of System Engineering with 9 direct reports and 4 near shore engineers. Strong experience as a Dev/Ops engineer and lead system architect. Working knowledge of Agile and SAFe methodologies and helped develop the ES Infrastructure strategy to integrate to those cadences. In depth skills ranging from automation, CD/CI, vendor relations and corporate leadership. Acts as a trusted resource and natural leader with the ability to communicate effectively across organizational hierarchy and teams. Doesn't micromanage and provides thoughtful guidance and promotes trust with direct reports and peers to facilitate exceptional performance in the tasks they were employed to do. Proactively removes roadblocks and provides a passionate example of success in an organization.

(5/2019 – Present)

Ascend Learning

Leawood, KS
Manager of System Engineering/Architect

Managing 9 direct reports and 4 near shore engineers. Continuing architectural and ambassador role to business units (working manager). Leadership team participant with executive team for planning company initiatives for 2020.

(6/2016 – 5/2019)

Ascend Learning

Leawood, KS
Lead System Architect

Provides management, leadership and training to a team of 8 system engineers. Leader in corporate Dev/Ops initiative – primary contributor for Enterprise Services. Developed SALT and automation solutions for Windows and Linux (IaaS). Provides architectural direction, documentation and guidance for all new project initiatives. Works as a direct report for the IT Director as the team lead over enterprise services. Frequently consults with the CIO and CTO regarding future planning and initiatives.

(4/2015 – 6/2016)

Ascend Learning

Leawood, KS
Sr. Systems Engineer

Manages team of 8 engineers in an Enterprise environment with 1200+ employees. Assists in the planning and implementation of infrastructure and data center management. Primarily DevOps for the ATI Nursing division of Ascend Learning which is the largest and most profitable division. Responsibilities also include working directly with multiple business units and leading a more integrated approach and proactive IT model with early and open communication. Responsible for VMWare virtual machine deployments and Windows Server systems support, supporting more than 2000 virtual machines located in datacenters and branch offices throughout the country. Manual and Automated deployments using VMWare VCenter and VRealize Automation Center. Responsible for managing Active Directory in an Enterprise environment. PowerShell scripting and automation responsibilities. Deployed and administered Skype for Business 2016.