Personal statement

Hello, I am Brandon. I'm a seasoned information technologies professional based in Houston, TX. I was born in Phoenix, AZ and raised in Katy, TX right outside of Houston. This is where I was taught at a young age the value of education and to have an entrepreneurial spirit. This has influence me to follow a path of social responsibility and ethics in my field as well as in my personal life.

Start-ups are my passion. This is where I thrive. The process of taking an idea for a product or service and building the infrastructure around it, in order to take it to market, is what I enjoy most. I love to build things. I enjoy helping businesses streamline there efforts using a variety of techniques and technologies, from network architecture, systems integration, to automation.

If you feel like I could benefit your organization, feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience.

Best Regards,

Brandon Burns


Areas of Expertise

Testing & Troubleshooting | Project Management | System & Network Administration | Vendor Relations | Virtualization | Documentation | Strategic Planning | Resource Allocation | Effective Communication | Team Leadership | Business Continuity | Data Backup & Recovery | Datacenter Operations | On-Premise Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Initiatives | VoIP Systems


Job Experiences

CEO / Founder

Dreamlike Technologies

2009 - present

Dreamlike Technologies is a consulting firm targeting small to medium businesses in management of their infrastructure, communications, and online marketing needs. We have created strategic partnerships with Ubuntu, RedHat, Microsoft, VMWare, Dell and Cisco to enable us to offer the best in class products to our customers.

We have provided total business solutions for innovative companies since 2009. Our team of professionals will succeed in enhancing and managing your network capabilities, improving its efficiency and reliability, as well as reducing end-user downtime.

We specialize in project management, product deployment, infrastructure management and systems automation. We have expert technical resources available to recommend the most feasible and cost-effective solution for your specific needs.


Advanced Customer Support

SoftLayer, an IBM Company

2015-2016

Provided the top tier of customer support for the SoftLayer family of products on the IBM cloud


*NIX Technical Analyst

cPanel

2014-2015

Unix/Linux/BSD support of the cPanel product line (cPanel, WHM, WHMCS)


Systems Security Analyst

Alert Logic

2014-2014

Audit of system logs and alerts to meet security and compliance standards (PCI DSS, HIPAA, GLBA, corbit, etc.)


Operations / Technical Assistant

Austin Exploration

2012-2013

Supported lead geophysicist in daily operations. Managed internal IT operations.


Marine IT Support Specialist

CGGVeritas

2011-2012

Hired for migration project to a fully virtualized environment for data aquisition vessels.


IT Consultant

ScoNet International

2009-2011

Managed custom IT infrastructures for over 60 clients


CTO

Eleven2

2009-2009

Managed operations and planning of all IT initiatives


Network Administrator

Idera

2007-2009

Managed network infrastructure for an industry leading software company covering 5 major brands


Network Administrator / Development Operations

R1Soft

2006-2009

Began working during research/developmental stage of R1Soft’s Continuous Data Protection (CDP) software


Education

Computer Science

Blinn

2003-2005


Computer Science

North Harris College

2002-2003


Computer Science

Houston Community College

1998-2000


Certifications

TWIC

TSA

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

2012-2017


BOSIET

OPITO

Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training

2013-2016

Technical skills

Project Management

75%

Network Administration

85%

Virtualization

85%

Automation

75%

Web Development

75%

Documentation

50%

Graphic Design

25%