Dave Umrysh

Edmonton, Alberta, CA

[email protected]

Dave is employed at Yardstick as their SysAdmin. Dave studied Computing Science and Business at the University of Alberta and is now currently in the third year of a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in finance. Dave lives in Edmonton, Alberta but is proud to say he grew up in the small (we’re talking population 300!) farming community of Holden, Alberta. He is married to the beautiful Erin Umrysh and is father to two awesome little men named Seth and Emmett.

  Work Experience

Systems Administrator (DevOps) ( 2017 - Present )


Network and systems administrator

Lead Developer/Systems Administrator ( 2015 - 2017 )

@Genics Inc

Network and systems administrator as well as lead developer for server, desktop, and mobile software.

  • Personally created and is in charge of the entire development for Golden Retriever [http://thedog.io]. An Android App for data collection and GPS tracking of assets. The back-end database and client website for the software is hosted with Amazon, utilizing their off-site data centers
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the entire network and server infrastructure for Genics Inc consisting of Linux/Windows Servers (Virtual and Non-Virtual), Windows/Mac/Linux Clients, and Network Storage
  • Installed and manage the internal network monitoring software for malicious traffic
  • Created and implemented the companies first Information Security Policy for employees

Freelance App Development and Systems Administrator/Technical Support ( 2015 - Present )


Perform application development as well as network and systems administration for small business clients.

  • Full-stack application development.
  • Provide onsite and over the phone technical troubleshooting.
  • Assess clients needs for workstation/server/network infrastructure and install/configure recommended components.

Lead Developer/Systems Administrator/Health & Safety Coordinator ( 2012 - 2015 )

@Genics Inc

Network and systems administrator as well as lead developer for server, desktop, and mobile software. Also responsible for maintaining the company's Health & Safety program.

  • Created custom data-logging software to pull information from PLCs into a MySQL database
  • Customized and implemented a version of Vtiger CMS for use in the sales and shipping/receiving departments
  • Developed asset collection Android/Server software that is currently used by multiple utility pole inspection companies in North America
  • Installed and managed the company's internal email server utilizing Dovecot, Postfix and SpamAssassin
  • Since taking charge of the Health & Safety program I increased the COR external audit results from 86% to 97% though generating employee buy-in and maintaining meticulous documentation

Assistant Plant Manager/Health & Safety Coordinator ( 2008 - 2012 )

@Genics Inc

Manager in charge of entire manufacturing operation in addition to maintaining the company's Health & Safety program.

  • Managed a staff of over 15 people
  • Responsible for the training of all new employees
  • Aided in the design of new production equipment to increase worker safety and efficiency

Shipper/Receiver/Warehouse Manager ( 2005 - 2008 )

@Genics Inc

Handled all Shipments in and out of the company.

  • Coordinated shipments into and out of our USA warehouse in addition to the Alberta warehouse
  • Negotiated rate reductions with carriers and suppliers
  • Majority of shipments involved EPA/PMRA approvals
  • Coordinated wood preservative shipments to Britain and Australia
  • Maintained the blanket NAFTA certificate of origin


Athabasca University

Commerce, Bachelor (Incomplete)

2011 - Present
  • Achieved a GPA of 3.8 out of 4 in the winter term of 2011 and was placed on the Dean’s List.

University Of Alberta / Red Deer College

Computing Science with Minor in Business, Bachelor (Incomplete)

2002 - 2004
  • Achieved a 95% average in the winter term of 2002 and was placed on the President’s Honor Roll.


Health & Safety Certifications

Leadership for Safety Excellence Principles of Health & Safety Management Powered Industrial Lift Truck Train-The-Trainer Alberta Certified Peer Health & Safety Auditor Commercial Pesticide Dispenser 3M Respiratory Train-The-Trainer & Fit-Testing Transportation of Dangerous Goods Train-The-Trainer WHIMIS Train-The-Trainer Defensive Driving Instructor Standard Child Care First Aid CPR/AED Level B Saskatchewan Level 1 OHC Training Saskatchewan Level 2 OHC Training Incident Investigations in Saskatchewan Workplaces Saskatchewan Workplace Inspections Modified Duty Workshop


@Fore A Voice

Laryngeal cancer charity golf tournament

2010 - 2015

Operate activities taking place during the tournament

@Hack Weight

Curling league

2013 - 2017

Member of the organizing committee

  • Currently fill the roles of: Treasurer, League Scheduling, and Team Recruitment.



References available upon request