About Me


James Valero is a technology enthusiast and currently works with Smartronix as a Sr. Systems Administrator – Linux. He specializes in shell script automation and coming up with solutions to complex problems.


  • Configured Apache httpd to handle 25+ completely independent instances which improved manageability without affecting upgrade procedures.
  • Contributed 1000+ knowledge base articles and maintained System Architecture diagrams.
  • Developed Bash Shell Scripts to reduce WebLogic deployments from 2 hours to under 15 minutes in a clustered environment.
  • Created/Maintained both (in|ex)ternal monitoring tools/scripts to help keep on top of issues.
  • Fought for and designed the building of a new server to synchronize log files which is now critical to monitoring a past employer’s E-commerce system.
  • Trained the Web Support team to use platform tools, resolve issues, and taught regular training sessions.
  • Created and configured new Linux VMs (VMWare) in a clustered environment


  • Spending time with family
  • Finding productivity hacks and tips ‘n tricks on macOS/Linux
  • Learning AWS, Python, Chef
  • Watching Walking Dead, Hawaii Five-O, and Marvel/DC Shows