hi! i’m whitney. systems engineer, android developer, and web developer based in charleston, south carolina. Download Resume

About

i suck at intros.

i wear many hats and i crave a challenge.

my geeky interests lie mostly in linux, security, devops, android development, and web development.

my non geeky interests consist of crossfit, cooking, drawing zombified fun things, and playing outside with my weird family.

Whitney Champion

Skills

    Operating Systems

  • Linux
  • Mac OS
  • Windows

    Cloud Platforms

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • OpenStack

    Information Security Tools

  • Nessus/Security Center
  • Nmap
  • Burp suite
  • Metasploit
  • Retina

    VPN

  • OpenVPN
  • strongSwan
  • VPC Peering

    Programming

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Java
  • Bash
  • Python
  • PHP

    Database Implementation/Administration

  • MySQL
  • MongoDB

    Virtualization

  • VMware
  • VirtualBox
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV)

    Server Administration Tools

  • Puppet
  • Ansible
  • Red Hat IdM (Identity Management)
  • Bind/DNS
  • Splunk
  • Spacewalk
  • Foglight

    Continuous Integration & Deployment

  • Jenkins
  • Shippable
  • Elastic Beanstalk

    Design

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator

Experience

SPARC, an Agile Systems Delivery Hub of Booz Allen Hamilton

August 2011 - Present

Position: Dev Ops Lead, Systems Engineer

  • Build and maintain dev, testing, preprod, and production environments for projects within the Amazon Web Services platform
    • Custom server builds, primarily RHEL 6/7
    • Infrastructure
    • Troubleshooting
    • Code deployments
    • Monitoring/alerting
    • Patching/software updates
    • Security engineering and compliance
    • Intrusion detection
    • Backup automation
    • Multi-VPC environments
    • Network configuration
    • VPN configuration
    • Identity management
    • Multi-factor authentication
    • Documentation
  • Work alongside developers to determine security and infrastructure requirements to meet project needs.
  • Linux systems engineer on production operations team supporting the Veterans Benefits Management System (VBMS), ~200 servers spanning 4 environments.
    • Custom server builds, primarily RHEL 5/6
    • Patching/software updates
    • Troubleshooting
    • Code deployments
    • Monitoring/alerting
    • Disaster recovery procedures
    • Documentation

SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic

May 2010 - August 2011

Position: Security Engineer

  • Specialized in Linux and Unix CT&E (Certification Testing & Evaluation) processes and engineering using NIST 800-53 controls and Risk Decision Authority Criteria (RDAC) for CDS (Cross Domain Solutions) within the DoD (Department of Defense).
  • Performed in depth network forensic analysis.
  • Scripted tools to assist in aforementioned forensic analysis.
  • Led security engineering effort for a DoD CDS in 2010.
  • Co-led CT&E regression testing effort for a DoD CDS in 2010.

Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc

June 2009 - May 2010

Position: Information Security Analyst

  • Specialized in Linux and Unix CT&E processes using NIST 800-53 controls and RDAC for CDS within the Department of Defense.
  • Led PT&E review effort for a DoD CDS in 2009.
  • Used tools such as DISA Gold Disk, DISA SRR, and manual testing tools to test client systems for C&A (certification and accreditation).

ASU Technical Support Services

August 2004 - August 2008

Position: Computer Repair Technician

  • Computer hardware/software repair and one-on-one technical customer support for students, faculty, and staff at Appalachian State University.

Certifications

  • Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening - June 2016
  • Red Hat Certified OpenStack Administrator - February 2015
  • Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA) - September 2014
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) - April 2011
  • Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA) - April 2011
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) - April 2010
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) - September 2010
  • CompTIA Linux+ - May 2010
  • CompTIA Security+ - May 2009
  • ITILV3 Foundations Certified - November 2008

Training

  • RH413 - Red Hat Server Hardening - June 2016
  • PWAPT - Practical Web Application Penetration Testing, Tim Tomes - April 2016
  • CL210 - Red Hat OpenStack Administration - February 2015
  • RHS318 - Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization - September 2014
  • RHS333 - Red Hat Enterprise Security and Network Services - June 2012
  • RH300 - RHCE Rapid Track Course - April 2011

Work


Web

  • DryStax

    DryStax

    Logo, design, and development. HTML, CSS, and PHP. Fully responsive.

  • shortstack, LLC

    shortstack, LLC

    Development and logo. HTML, CSS.

  • Linden Surgical Center

    Linden Surgical Center

    Development only. Wordpress. HTML, CSS, and PHP. Fully responsive.

  • Buena Vista Surgery Center

    Buena Vista Surgery Center

    Development only. Wordpress. HTML, CSS, and PHP. Fully responsive.

  • The Hand Center of San Francisco

    The Hand Center of San Francisco

    Development only. Wordpress. HTML, CSS, and PHP. Fully responsive.

  • The Stroke and Neurovascular Center of Central California

    The Stroke and Neurovascular Center of Central California

    Development only. Wordpress. HTML, CSS, and PHP. Fully responsive.

  • The Lab

    The Lab

    Development only. Wordpress. HTML, CSS, and PHP. Fully responsive.

  • VG Life Sciences

    VG Life Sciences

    Development only. Wordpress. HTML, CSS, and PHP. Fully responsive.

  • CINI

    CINI

    Development only. Wordpress. HTML, CSS, and PHP. Fully responsive.

  • Sean Divine

    Sean Divine

    Designed all but the logo. First mockup of 2013. Images created in Adobe Photoshop.

  • Sean Divine

    Sean Divine

    Designed all but the logo. Second mockup of 2013. Images created in Adobe Photoshop.

  • SPARCET

    SPARCET

    Designed all but the ribbon. Second concept mockup. Images created in Adobe Photoshop.

  • SPARCET

    SPARCET

    Designed all but the ribbon. First concept mockup. Images created in Adobe Photoshop.

  • Jurd Beats

    Jurd Beats

    Designed full SoundClick layout. First concept mockup. Images created in Adobe Photoshop.

  • High School Nation

    High School Nation

    Designed everything except for the logo. Wordpress. HTML, CSS, and PHP. Images created in Adobe Photoshop.

  • PhilipBould.com

    PhilipBould.com

    Design and development. Background photo was taken by artist and altered in Photoshop. Wordpress. HTML, CSS, and PHP. Images created in Adobe Photoshop.

  • Android

    Hacker Tracker Hacker Tracker Hacker Tracker

    Hacker Tracker

    This started out as a "nice to have" for the conference, and as of DEF CON 23, DEF CON organizers have made it OFFICIAL!

    Every year, when you get your badge, you also get a booklet that has the full conference schedule. I wanted to make a more convenient digital version that allowed attendees to plan their con schedule and bookmark the talks/events/parties/etc they wanted to go to.

    The catch is, most people don't want to connect to the wireless networks at the conference, and some disable their cellular data, so the data would have to be preloaded in a database.

    It's a work in progress that I hope to have finished for DEF CON 21 that I hope to continue for all future DEF CON's.

    App was written in Java. The database is sqlite. The logo is the official DEF CON logo, but all images were created/recreated in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

    The app can be downloaded here.

    The code can be forked from GitHub here.



    Angry Birds Backup

    Angry Birds Backup

    I have discontinued these as they do not work with the current version of Angry Birds.

    I needed a way to transfer my Angry Birds scores between Android devices efficiently, so I wrote an app to do it. Four of them, actually. One for each version of Angry Birds. Except Star Wars because I went and had a baby and didn't have time.

    A user can choose to either save/restore their scores locally between the game and their SD card, or they can create an account and use the online option, which saves/retrieves their score files to/from AngryBackup.com.

    I also wrote the web interface and PHP API that the app uses internally.

    App was written in Java. Website was written in HTML, CSS, and PHP. The API was written in PHP. The database is MySQL. Images are property of Rovio but were redrawn by me in Adobe Illustrator. They can be downloaded in AI format here

    Education

    2004-2009 | Appalachian State University

    Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

    Computer Information Systems