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Willard Moebest

Willard Moebest


Doctoral Candidate

Capella University


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Data Engineer

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Database Design

Innovative thinker, shaping the future through data intelligence.

My Work

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Writing Efficient Python Code


Introduction to Relational Databases in SQL


When Was the Golden Age of Video Games?


Python Data Science Toolbox (Part 2)


Python Data Science Toolbox (Part 1)


Consolidating Employee Data


Exploring NYC Public School Test Result Scores


Intermediate Importing Data in Python


Introduction to Importing Data in Python


Cleaning Bank Marketing Campaign Data


Streamlined Data Ingestion with pandas


Investigating Netflix Movies


Data Driven Product Management: Conducting a Market Analysis


Database Design


Data Manipulation with pandas


Joining Data with pandas


Cleaning Data in Python


Understanding Data Visualization


Understanding Data Engineering


Introduction to Statistics in Python


Understanding Cloud Computing


Introduction to SQL


Intermediate SQL


Joining Data in SQL


Introduction to Git


Introduction to Python


Intermediate Python

My Certifications

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Associate SQL


DataCamp Course Completion

Take a look at all the courses I’ve completed on DataCamp.

My Work Experience

Where I've interned and worked during my career.

Solera, Inc. | Sep 2020 - Present

Vice President Information Technology

• Responsible for leading database engineering and identity teams with 60+ members, supporting globally disbursed SQL and NoSQL located within 15 countries with 50+ datacenters. •Acted as Acting Principal Postgres, MySQL, and SQL Server Engineer: Led and directed engineering efforts for Postgres, MySQL, and SQL Server databases. Oversaw database design, performance tuning, and security for multiple RDBMS utilizing extensive background in development to optimize systems with a hands on approach. • Delivered strategic technical thought leadership for $2B-$3B of both relational and non-relational database infrastructure, focusing on streamlining internal processes supporting top organizational performance • Oversaw the implementation of agile project management methodologies utilizing Kanban across the global team, empowering employees to achieve the greatest individual and organizational potential • Directly led teams in infrastructure consolidation, migrating 15K databases within 2 years with 0 data loss, upgrading storage, and standardizing configuration, as well as significantly reducing outages • Established an initiative supporting the global expansion of technical leadership support teams, securing the ability to support projects locally, reducing employee burn out and increasing employee retention
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MiraCosta College | Aug 2015 - May 2022

Professor, Part-time Associate Faculty Member

Taught courses on information technology security and administration undergraduate courses. Created curricula for information technology courses with their configurations based incorporated licensing models and cost Developed, implemented, and refreshed curricula and syllabi for Microsoft server and CompTIA level certification Developed exercises and scenarios that mimic real world security and administration environments in order to prepare students with skills for the information technology job market. Competencies: Taught fundamental network and desktop system technologies to undergraduate students Developed curricula for information security, server networking courses, and TCP/IP protocol suite courses covering the following topics: • Windows Server 2008 - 2016 • Active Directory Domain Services • Group Policy • Routing and remote access server management • DHCP server management • DNS server management • IIS server management Developed in-depth exercises for undergraduate information technology students for the following topics: • Windows Server Products • Computer Security • Wireless Network Security • Malware Incident Response • Penetration Testing • Sophos UTM products • Routing and switching • IP Addressing Previously taught the following course titles: • Fundamentals of Windows Networking • Fundamentals of TCP/IP infrastructure • Windows Server • Mobile Device and Network Security • Fundamentals of Computer Security • Desktop Support

Reliant Funding | Sep 2019 - Oct 2020

Principal Data Architect

• Responsible for leading 2 SQL developers and a team of 12 contractors, utilizing expertise to provide change management policies, using ITIL framework for the development team, including change and communication guidelines for database development • Oversaw the architecture of portfolio datasets, including financial planning and analysis, portfolio liquidity, bank deposit reconciliation, and client conversion (the business funnel) • Performed as product owner for SQL development for the business analytics team, establishing development user stories, acceptance criteria, and project requirements through scoping and discovery • Led development of extraction, transformation, cleaning, conformance for reporting and analytics for bank deposit reconciliation, Salesforce (SOQL), lead ingestion, and automated rejection, establishing a foundation for top organizational performance • Collaborated with offshore contracting resources, translating old business requirements from the old system to the new system

SSO, Inc. | Mar 2019 - Oct 2019

Senior Engineer

Developed threat analytics datasets for real-time reporting integrating all company tools into SQL server. Architected and designed backend databases for custom security application for use with Cisco Meraki and Solarwinds products Created custom REST Client and C# assemblies for backend database integrations Created custom SSRS reporting and alerting based on custom change time tracking using integrated datasets to show inventory variances over time. Maintained and enhanced backend data processing for performance tuning and error handling. Lead innovative research and development team driving emerging IT and cyber security technologies Lead all software and hardware implementation teams delivering secure and stable solutions to clients Help develop and implement technical infrastructure to increase efficiency and effectiveness Manage and implement technical documentation of software and hardware products for use by geographically distributed, asynchronous team Managing client hardware and software on-boarding and provide technical interface to key clients

Primo Water Corporation | Aug 2014 - Mar 2019

Principal Database Administrator

• Directly led a team of 2 analysts and deployed water machine servicing mobile device applications to 275-500 users, driving a 110% increase in the accuracy of returned cash collection information • Responsible for the integration of both Primo Water, Glacier Water, and Water Island database and IT systems, securing unification for services and reporting • Oversaw the development design of IoT devices data pipeline for 17K+ water machine telemetry alerts and sales, including forecasting, financial planning, and quantitative analysis concerning machine sales and uptime variance and trends • Developed the design of SQL Server Integration Services for Walmart EDI systems, including error checking, data validation, and reporting/alerting

S.W.E. | Jan 2012 - Aug 2014

IT Database Administrator

Maintained office information technology software and computing equipment for 5-10 users Designed and implemented invoice research system with of 17,500 hard-copy invoices to better protect data integrity through digital conversion. Maintained and extracted database values from company SQL databases for export and integration with newly developing web portal. SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) SQL Server 2003 - 2012 Transact-SQL Database design, management, maintenance, optimization Developed views, tables, functions, stored procedures Migrated and upgraded systems databases to SQL server 2012 Created network attached storage infrastructure for file system backups Implemented computer and server patch management for computing infrastructure Provided vendor management for technology products and services Managed licensing of MS Office Products and QuickBooks

Mira Costa College | Aug 2013 - Dec 2013

Teaching Assistant

I worked with faculty to provide enriching education in troubleshooting of server and desktop virtual machine through curricula development. I worked with students to better there under fundamentals of TCP/IP, networking, network security, desktop support in a Windows server environment. I created a blog that held as a repository of knowledge to help students build core Windows and Linux competencies necessary for the highly competitive job market. I made instructional videos that helped to present bare bones solutions to assignments and troubleshooting problems that are common to this/these course(s), also I conducted security exercises to help illustrate with the use of penetration software the vulnerabilities of within networks and the necessity of patching vulnerable machines.

United States Marine Corps | Sep 2008 - Sep 2012

Information Systems Manager (Telecommunications)

Supervised 12 technicians through the setup and installation of highly mobile telecommunications equipment, received letters of appreciation and certificate of commendation. Supervised 25 technicians through foreign operations. Organizing shifts and rest schedules to accomdate ship-to-shore movements of personnel and equipment. Managed the maintenance and programming of $500,000 of telecommunications equipment. Created system that streamlined Defense Logistics Agency disposal of unserviceable communication equipment, this removed the equipment from the maintenance and repair cycles saving $65,000 in maintenance costs. Created modular data networks for tactical chat programs Provided desktop support for 1,500 service members Provided technical support to satellite communications teams and data network teams Provided supervisory management during 200+ ship to shore operations both at home and abroad Coordinated vendor repairs overseas

My Education

Take a look at my formal education

Doctorate in Information TechnologyTrine University | 2028
Master of Science in Information TechnologySouthern New Hampshire University | 2023
Bachelor of Science in Information TechnologyExcelsior College | 2018
Associate of Arts in Network & Desktop System AdministrationMiraCosta College | 2014

About Me

Willard Moebest

I'm a passionate data professional, that looks for synergism to produce effective solutions for enterprise problems. I am always looking for a new opportunity to share my prodigious skill set and enhance a company's human capital and collaboration.

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