John Rearick — Resumé


I am a web developer who uses Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. I am very comfortable with Drupal and do systems administration work as well. I would like to grow my skills in Drupal and project management.


Systems Support Specialist IV, Iowa State University, Brenton Center, Ames, IA — 2008-present

  • Responsible for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' presence on the web (
  • Develop database-driven websites for paying clients
  • Manage web projects from gathering requirements, development, training and support for paying clients
  • Advise clients on what makes an effective website
  • Administer multimedia delivery systems for marketing and online learning
  • Collect and analyze website stats to improve effectiveness
  • Administer RHEL LAMP servers and virtual machines
  • Manage students and a full-time position
  • Lead a campus-wide group for web developers

Systems Analyst, Iowa State University, Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, Ames, IA — 2007-2008

  • Develop electronic sample submission system using Linux, Apache, MSSQL Server 2005 and PHP

Help Desk / Server Admin, Iowa State University, College of Agriculture, Ames, IA — 2001-2007

  • Setup and maintain Linux, Mac servers (file servers, backup, LAMP, e-mail)
  • Web database development using LAMP
  • End-user desktop support including migrating from Eudora/POP to Exchange and Mac OS X clients onto Active Directory
  • A little more stuff I know I'm forgetting because it was a while ago


  • Iowa State University, Ames, IA — B.S. Management Information Systems, 2006


Drupal, Apache, PHP, APC Cache, MySQL, MSSQL, XHTML/HTML/CSS, Mac OS and Server, RHCE, online video, iTunes U, Windows and Server, Photoshop, Subversion, Git, Javascript, Project Management, SEO, Social Media, Email Marketing, Usability, SEO, SSL Certs, DNS Requests


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