Josh McFarland

Developer / I.T. Professional

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Professional Experience


Worked in BASH, C, C#, CSS, HTML, Java, Javascript, PHP, Python, and Ruby, and probably others; familiar with Laravel and Bootstrap frameworks


Windows, Mac, Linux, and IBM i series servers, desktops, and laptops, from DOS 6.2 up to modern OSs


Wired and wireless networking; extensive study of Cisco Routing and Switching and Cisco Wireless 200-355 with 5 unit racked hardware lab. Professionally installed network systems for multiple businesses.


Data recovery, imaging, remote deployment and management, ticketing systems, directory services


Deployed Duo 2fa auth with PHP, web site auth, web application and network firewalls, TLS certificates, PKI, and various VPNs


Comfortable with mobile technologies (iOS and Android), virtualization (Hyper-V, KVM, Parallels, Proxmox, QEMU, Virtualbox, VMWare), and web site administration (DNS, certificates, hosting, web servers), Unity engine

Formal Education

Ouachita Baptist University

Attending for BS in Computer Science

National Park Community College

Associate of Science, Dean's Award 2011

Quapaw Technical Institute

Certificate of Computer Information Systems, 2001 - Won A+ certification for achieving 1st place in state VICA computer repair competition


Ouachita Baptist University

Programmer, Arkadelphia AR
  • Programmed in PHP on IBMi series server for University administration web portal, an in-house developed ERP application
  • Completed IBMi server training
  • Performed network troubleshooting/diagnostics
  • Directly worked with over 150 faculty/staff members

Airmax Communications, LLC

Installer/Tower Engineer/Sysadmin, Hope AR
  • Worked on operations management programs and network status map using Google Maps and Ubiquiti UNMS APIs
  • Troubleshooting for various server issues
  • Installed and configured radio tower equipment
  • Installed/configured IPAM server for managing IP space and Owncloud server for hosting shared files
  • Created scripts for mass deploying SSH keys and remotely configuring changes to equipment
  • Door to door sales and installation of CPE (customer premise equipment)


Customer Security Department Supervisor, Hot Springs AR
  • Fielded departmental questions for over 35 employees for a Fortune 100 company
  • Made customer escalation call backs, handling 'difficult' customer concerns
  • Utilize user authentication and document handling best practices
  • Assisted clients with all aspects of account security


Bill Phelps


Chief Information Officer, Ouachita Baptist University

Erick Santisteban


Owner, Airmax Communications

Kris Flagg


Manager, Startek

Bob McCleskey


Director, Computers For Kids

Jerry Pruden


Board Chairman, First United Methodist Church of Hope

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