Hi, I am Liam Janis, an IT professional proficient in networking, virtualization, cloud computing, backups, virtual desktop infrastructure, and general system administration.

When not working, I’m typically taking part in one of several hobbies: live and studio music production, audio engineering, gaming, home-labbing, 3D printing, and working on cars.

Technical Experience

  • Backups: Acronis, Avamar, ProxMox Backup, Veeam
  • Cloud Technologies: Amazon AWS, Linode, Microsoft Azure
  • Collaborative Software: Matrix, Microsoft 365, NextCloud
  • Cryptography: Microsoft Certificate Authorities, Containerized CAs
  • Database: MariaDB, NoSQL, SQLite
  • Linux: Arch, Debian, RedHat, and various derivatives
  • Programming/Scripting: PowerShell, Python
  • Routing & Switching CLI: Arista, Cisco, Dell, Juniper, Ubiquiti
  • Storage Technologies: Dell PowerStore, Nimble, TrueNAS (Core and Scale)
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure: Kasm, Microsoft RDS, VMware Horizon
  • Virtualization Technologies: Docker, Hyper-V, ProxMox, VMware vSphere, XCP-ng
  • VPN Technologies: IPSec, OpenVPN, WireGuard
  • Web Technologies: Apache, CSS, HTML, Nginx, PHP
  • Wireless Technologies: Cisco, Ruckus, Ubiquiti


  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Security+


University of Maryland Global Campus (2019-2022)
Bachelors of Science in Computer and Information Systems Security

Harford Technical High School (2014-2018)
High School Diploma, CompTIA Sec+ and A+ Certifications


Northeastern Maryland Technology Council: Mentor Group of the Year (2023)


Department of Defense Contractor (2017-current)

Network Analyst (2023-current)

  • Maintained Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
  • Deployment of FIPS-validated networking equipment
  • Deployment of updated production SAN appliances and server clusters
  • Automation of numerous tasks with Windows PowerShell
  • Collaborated with members of IT and upper management in preparation for CMMC certification

IT Specialist (2019-2023)

  • Deployed MFA company-wide
  • Maintained Microsoft Remote Desktop Services cluster
  • Deployed and maintained backup infrastructure for endpoints and virtualized environments
  • Deployed FIPS-validated remote support software
  • Deployed FIPS-validated cloud file sharing website for use with external contacts
  • Level 1 and 2 help-desk support
  • Maintained air-gapped environment

Information Technology Intern (2017-2019)

  • Provided level 1 remote support to users
  • Imaged and deployed new endpoints to users
  • Deployed 802.1x authentication on corporate and remote office switches
  • Migrated production environment to new corporate cluster
  • Migrated core networking to 25Gbit fiber-optic switches
  • Automated simple tasks with PowerShell