About Josh Holt:
As a seasoned IT professional with over two decades of experience, I have built a career rooted in managing mission-critical IT infrastructure tools, specializing in systems engineering within the software and SAAS industries. My expertise extends to managing systems in the dynamic cloud space, where I have excelled in ensuring the security and efficiency of operations.
I am recognized for my strong critical thinking skills, meticulous attention to detail, and a proven track record of handling multiple responsibilities and projects with success. My commitment to a customer-focused approach drives me to continually improve business efficiency by leveraging innovative tools and processes.
With a wealth of experience in the cybersecurity realm, including security audits, vulnerability assessments, risk assessments, security remediation, and steady state compliance, I am well-prepared to navigate the evolving landscape of digital security.
My career is marked by significant achievements, such as implementing seamless API systems for client onboarding and deploying Citrix VDI solutions to support globally distributed teams. I take pride in my ability to optimize IT infrastructure, resulting in substantial cost savings and improved performance.
I am excited about the opportunities in the ever-evolving field of IT and cybersecurity and look forward to connecting with professionals who share a passion for innovation and excellence.
With over two decades of professional experience, I've forged a distinguished career as a Systems Engineer, excelling in the management of mission-critical IT infrastructure tools. My journey has taken me through influential roles at industry leaders such as IBM and Infinite Computer Solutions, where I've honed a diverse skill set. My expertise spans cloud system management, cybersecurity and bulk email relay administration, with a strong focus on Citrix VDI environments, sFTP client API support, and security compliance. I've successfully led technical teams, implemented innovative solutions, and delivered substantial cost savings. My commitment to a customer-centric approach, coupled with my advanced troubleshooting and problem-solving abilities, consistently leads to outstanding results. I'm eager to leverage my extensive background to embrace new challenges in IT and cybersecurity.
Key Achievements: I have a track record of achieving significant milestones, such as implementing an API system with IBM Watson Recruiter to seamlessly deploy FTP clients on GlobalScape EFT, aiding new customer on boarding. Additionally, I successfully deployed and maintained a Citrix VDI implementation across multiple data centers, supporting a global team of 250 engineers and support personnel at IBM. Notably, I saved IBM over $200K in annual MS Exchange Server licenses by implementing open source Postfix relays on Linux. At ICS, I discovered and resolved a major issue in their TMS cloud application that went unnoticed which had impacted email delivery to over 10,000 clients and candidates. I was also instrumental in migrating some of ICS’s on premises environments into the Azure cloud network.
My professional journey includes the following roles:
Infinite Computer Solutions
• Senior Systems Engineer (Hosting Operations and Infrastructure Tools)
• October 2021 – September 2023
• Senior Systems Engineer (IBM Hosting Operations and IBM Labs)
• April 2013 – October 2021
• Systems Administrator
• December 2000 - April 2013
In these roles, I have consistently demonstrated expertise in a wide range of areas, including Citrix VDI, GlobalScape EFT FTP Services, bulk email support, cybersecurity, cloud systems management, scripting, disaster recovery, and much more. My commitment to maintaining security deployments on over 5000 systems and ensuring seamless operations in diverse environments at IBM is also evident in my track record.
Associate of Arts (AA) Degree
- Valencia College, May 2000
- Orlando FL
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Security+ (currently recertifying)
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