Hello World

I am Doug,
an IT Infrastructure Architect
in Atlanta.


I have a broad breadth of IT Infrastructure experience. I have worked in Telecommunications, Network Engineering, Security, Infrastructure Operations, Systems Engineering, and Infrastructure Management. Currently I am working as an Infrastructure Architect on the Southern Company.

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  • Broad beadth of IT Infrastructure Knowledge and Experience


IT Infrastructure Solutions

IT Infrastructure Architect

November 2017 - Present

I worked on the project moving applications from the Atlanta Gas Light data center to our standard compute infrastructure, security framework, and implementation processes in the Southern Company data centers. I develop a new strategy with the Disaster Recovery Team where we fundamentally changed how the DR environments were setup, used, and verified.

Infrastructure Management

IT Infrastructure Analyst

September 2015 - November 2017

I participated in outlining the initial monitoring of Atlanta Gas Light applications, databases, and infrastructure prior to the initiating of the data center consolidation project. I conducted detailed evaluations of new products and capabilities: Nokia SAM, IBM Tivoli Network Manager, Moogsoft AIOps.

Systems Engineering

IT Systems Engineer

February 2008 - September 2015

I provided engineering to implement new applications and related upgrades. I sized servers, determine web farm load balancing, craft firewall rules, message-oriented middleware, and various application servers. I assisted business units with cost options, budget projections, and lifecycle management.

Infrastructure Operations Center

IT Supervisor

March 2005 - February 2008

Supervised a multidiscipline technical team (Tier 2) and the 24/7 network/telecommunications operations center.

IT Security

IT Analyst

October 2000 - March 2005

Created a vulnerability management program, facilitated the resolution of critical vulnerabilities, tracked and communicated metrics associated with the program. I formulated and facilitated the adoption of various security standards and the network connectivity policy. I worked on several security assessments with critical utility infrastructure.

Network Engineer

IT Analyst

October 1997 - October 2000

I worked on multiple projects involving network upgrades to network cabling, switched Ethernet, and replacing all the routers for Georgia Power for Y2K compliance.

Southern LINC

Engineering Analyst

March 1994 - October 1997

I was the analyst responsible for the Georgia hub in Atlanta. I spent time troubleshooting circuits, provision cross-connect switches, and maintain the cell sites in the metro Atlanta area.


Kennesaw State University

Masters in Business Administration


Southern Polytechnic State University

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology


Georgia Tech Data Analysis Cohort

Certificate in Data Analysis


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“If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve.”

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“Be passionate and bold. Always keep learning. You stop doing useful things if you don’t learn.”

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"You can focus on things that are barriers or you can focus on scaling the wall or redefining the problem."

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