My name is Scott Johnson. I was born in California, grew up in Tennessee, lived in Louisville KY, Seattle WA, and now back home in Nashville TN. I don’t plan on leaving Nashville again, mostly because I met my wife here and we built a house here.
I am a Sr. Application Operations Analyst for Deloitte. I work on an Application Management team that focuses on the availability, operations, and continuity of several enterprise content management systems. It is a technical role that requires knowledge of front-end and back-end systems, infrastructure, and networking. Every day I am working with WebSphere and WebLogic middleware, IIS, and SQL in production and all lower environments. I read a lot of application logs. I submit a lot of change management requests. I spend most of my day troubleshooting issues and performing code deployments. Previously I worked in an Application Engineering role for Take Care Employer Solutions, which was owned by Walgreens at the time. I was a technical analyst for several platform migration projects and my duties included application platform build outs, application installs and upgrages, code deployments, API and HL7 interface troubleshooting, and tier 3 application support for several other EHR systems. I’ve been doing Application Administration and Systems Analyst work since 2008.
My first computer was a Tandy 1000 and I played a lot of Blockout and Battlezone. My first video game system was an Intellivision, which I still say it had a better port of Bump n’ Jump and Burgertime than the NES. My first car was a maroon 1986 GMC Safari minivan. It was a party wagon. But I really miss the black 1997 Nissan pickup I drove in college.
I like rewatching favorite movies, binge watching cable TV shows with season-long story arcs, and playing single player RPG video games. I like crime novels, chicken and waffles, clicky keyboards, and Kentucky bourbon. I despise cheap plastic playing cards, whole wheat pasta, hoppy tasting IPAs, uninformative error messages, and reheated french fries. I deeply love puzzle games, good ice cream, time travel movies, and playing strategy board games that take hours to finish. I love to share a meal with family and friends, especially if I’m cooking.
Read the speech that convinced me to move from Seattle to Nashville in 2005.
Read the lecture on career advice that I’m glad I read early on in my career.
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Read the blog post that simplified how I approach the work day.
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Read the essay that reminds me that career answers don’t solve life’s problems.
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