Robert LaRocca

A well-rounded and reliable Linux Systems Administrator, able to streamline operations, develop tools for process automation, harden information security and increase systems availability using: modern technology, leading open-source software, professional experience and proven track-record.


Active Directory Ansible Apache Canonical Landscape ClamAV CUPS DigitalOcean Exchange Google Cloud Graylog iOS Kubernetes Linux LXD macOS MDM Microsoft Azure MySQL Nextcloud OpenVPN Paessler PRTG Red Hat Cloud Red Hat Enterprise Linux Samba Snort Ubuntu VMware Windows Server Zabbix


Linux System Administrator

GAN, Miami, FL — 2021-2022

  • Check back soon to follow my exciting journey into the online gaming industry.

Linux System Administrator

National Oak Distributors, West Palm Beach, FL — 2018-2021

  • Engineered a Snort based intrusion detection system (IDS) with a live HUD style dashboard.
  • Automated Linux server and containerized application deployments using BASH, Python and Ansible.
  • Developed custom BASH scripts to simplify system maintenance, routine tasks, and status reporting.
  • Developed a paperless printing solution for the custom in-house accounting system (ERP).
  • Engineered and maintain a centralized logging system using Graylog, MongoDB and Nginx.
  • Maintain web servers (LAMP) which are hosting multiple e-commerce storefronts.
  • Provide remote support for 16 locations, home-office employees, and road warriors (~350 users).

Computer Science Tutor

Palm Beach State College, Boca Raton, FL — 2017-2018

  • Conducted individual and group tutoring sessions with student studying Linux, networking and IT security.
  • Assisted with the configuration of Palm Beach State College cybersecurity laboratory.

Systems Administrator

Shore Electronics, Boca Raton, FL — 2010-2017

  • Designed and optimized a virtual private network using strongSwan (IPSec/IKEv2) and OpenVPN.
  • Automated Linux and Unix-like operating systems with crond, BASH and Landscape.
  • Supported legacy accounting software using VMware and Hyper-V technologies.
  • Developed a cross-platform CRM, quotation, and document management using FileMaker.

Quality Assurance

Shore Electronics, Boca Raton, FL — 2005-2010

  • Assisted with the implementation of an ISO:9001 accredited quality management system (QMS).
  • Developed and maintained the quality manual and training documentation.
  • Performed internal QMS audits and made recommendations for corrective and preventive actions.
  • Prepared Department of State and Department of Commerce export license applications.
  • Ensured compliance with International Traffic in Arms and Bureau of Industry regulations.


Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, FL — Present

  • Computer Science (BAS), Security and Network Assurance Concentration


ShellHacks, Miami, FL — 2021

  • Mentor students participating in Florida’s largest hackathon.