Daniel Suarez

About Me

    Value Offered:

  • Experience documenting, training and supporting across multiple platforms and technology skill levels.

  • Languages and Frameworks

  • JavaScript

  • HTML & XML

  • CSS

  • jQuery

  • Bootstrap

  • SQL

  • Bash-Shell

  • Python

  • Video Streaming:

  • Over 5 years of experience with MPEG2/4, VOD, STBs, Black-box bench testing, smart devices and exposure to wide variety of media encoders.

  • Ability to encode/transcode, analyze and tweak video across multiple devices and network conditions.

  • Experience with the latest audio and video encoding compression technologies including H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, FFMPEG Lib-NVENC, VP9, MPEG-DASH, AAC, AC3+, Apple HLS, Adobe HTTP and Wowza Streaming Engine.

  • Familiarity with digital video endpoint platforms such as Android devices, Apple devices, Gaming consoles (PSx, XBOX, Wii, NVIDIA Shield, Fire-TV), Raspberry-Pi and Smart TVs with the ability to tweak video presets for compatibility and best viewing experience.

  • Experience configuring, automating and deploying embedded Linux NAS media servers

  • Experience with FFMPEG and HandbrakeCLI with the ability to perform advanced video preset tweaking.

  • IT/Networks:

  • Over 5 years of experience administering, monitoring and troubleshooting Windows systems and Linux systems with the ability to analyze and resolve a variety of technical issues.

  • Proven skills in PC/Hardware repair, troubleshooting, deployment, and liquidation.

  • Knowledge and understating of Internet fundamentals, TCP/IP Network stack, OSI Layers and Cloud computing concepts.

  • Experience deploying and administering Type 2 hypervisors and AWS EC2 instances.

  • Experience administering multi-protocol storage environments such as CIFS, NFS, Samba, iSCSI and NAS.

  • Mobile device support and configuration Android/iOS.

Work Experience

System Administrator at Calabasas Pediatric and Orthodontics
January 2014 - Present
  • Responsible for applying OS/Program patches, installing peripherals, automating, upgrading and troubleshooting work stations.

  • Provides technical expertise for system design, implementation and security

  • Perform backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media.

  • Provides email/chat support for miscellaneous technical issues/questions.

Video Encoder | Ingestion at Thompson Aerospace
June 2011 - October 2013
  • Researched and developed high-quality, low-bitrate transport streams with quality in mind for the 1Net System.

  • Analyzed and tweaked video streams over the network for best performance.

  • Standardized and documented video specs for Development to implement in future projects.

  • Researched and provided expertise for a next-gen 1Net System with the goal of implementing multiple B-Frames, Mainline/High profiles and AAC-HE audio in order to get better compression across the board.

Media Streaming Server Expert at Freelance
October 2010 - Present
  • Provides expertise and guidance building custom NAS/SAN solutions for clients.

  • Provides support, custom scripts and programs necessary to fully automate media servers.

  • Encodes client media to meet quality, compatibility and size requirements.

Integration Technician at NXTV
June 2004 - December 2007
  • Assisted development troubleshooting and implementing custom IR profiles for numerous TV displays from a wide range of manufacturers.

  • Was in charge of testing, implementing and assisting development with new CRT/LCD/Plasma displays from potential clients.

  • Was in charge of scanning, bench testing, diagnosing and repairing NXTV EPIA/PPC STBs and remotes. Dealt with over 20,000 STBs over time.

  • Assisted QA testing end user client experience and well as video ingestion.


Video Compression for Web, Disc and PC/TV/Console Playback
Udemy | 2014
Image and video processing
Coursera: Duke University | 2012
California State University Channel Islands