Hello, my name is Justin Sommer. I am an IT Systems Engineer - Assoc. at PPL, an energy company headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania. I started there in March of 2017, after graduating in December of 2016 from Penn State Lehigh Valley. I graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology: Integration and Application option.

At PPL, my work can be divided into three main tasks: L1 Application Support, Job Scheduling, and Compliance. With L1 Application Support, I take requests from Disco, Service-Now, and Cherwell ticketing systems. These tickets come from developers to have work done in their development, test, and production server environments. I also participate in an on-call rotation and "patch Sunday" promotion process. With job scheduling, I use Automic to create, modify, and schedule automated jobs, which run developers scripts and distribute automated alerts and reports. With compliance, I check file changes on production servers using Tripwire. I also help manage passwords in a secure vault using CyberArk.

When I am not at work, you can usually find me on a run, working on a side project, volunteering at my church or somewhere in my community, following Apple and other technology related news, seeing a movie, or doing something with my friends.

Some of the areas of IT that interest me the most are: Network Engneering, Data Center Management, and Project Managemenet. I look forward to my career in Information Technology and look forward to the innovations that will come out of technology in years to come.

Please take a look around my site and contact me if you have any questions. Thank you.