Jose A Lerma III


System Administrator

Since 2006

Learned too much using Slackware on my laptop in college. Later built a home web and mail server and have sinced moved to AWS, CentOS, and Debian.

Software Developer

Since 2006

Started programming microcontrollers in assembly in college. Now I'm using Python to make everything from websites to social media bots.



Nov 2019 – Present | Associate Technical Support Engineer


Sep 2019 – Nov 2019 | System Administrator

Saved $400/year migrating website from shared hosting to AWS.

Decreased page load time by 9 seconds.


May 2011 – Sep 2019 | Facility Computer Contact

Created Microsoft Excel macros to reorganize data from offender database automatically, which saved over 100 hours.

Saved more than $1000 using problem solving skills to troubleshoot and repair rather than replace equipment.


Texas A&M University - Kingsville

Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, 3.72/4.0



Since May 2019 | Python

Created tutorial project demonstrating implementations of the practice and challenge projects from the book Impractical Python Projects.


Since Apr 2015 | Python

Designed and built a time management tool for Clash of Clans mobile video game. Used PRAW to scan comments on reddit. Saved parts of the comments to a database and then automatically sent replies via PM and comment.

CentOS Web and Mail Server

Since Dec 2016 | Linux

Built and determined which Linux system to use for a cloud email and web server. Configured multiple DDNS domains in an AWS EC2 instance running CentOS 7 AMI.

Debian IRC Server

Since Jun 2019 | Linux

Planned and built a cloud IRC Server with IRC bouncer. Configured ircd-hybrid and ZNC in an AWS EC2 instance running Debian 9 AMI.


Linux Sysadmin

Mid Level

Good at: hardware, configuration, deployment, virtualization. Learning: infrastructure as code.

  • CSS
  • HTML
  • Postfix
  • Dovecot
  • AWS
  • VirtualBox
  • MariaDB
  • MySQL
  • ircd-hybrid
  • ZNC


Entry Level

Good at: unit testing, documentation, linting, functional programming, integration. Learning: integration testing, functional testing, classes.

  • Travis CI
  • Coveralls
  • Sphinx
  • Pylint
  • Git