Claude M. Schrader

Geospatial Analytics and Cartographic Design


After a productive career in the IT industry, I enrolled in Temple University for a Masters in Geographic Information Systems, focusing on the intersection of open source technology, geospatial analysis, and cartographic design. Issues such as sustainability, urbanism, and poverty are especially important to me.


Software: Adobe Illustrator, ArcGIS Desktop, ENVI, Leaflet, Mapbox, Microsoft Office, QGIS
Programming Languages: CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Shell Scripting, Python, R, SQL
Database Technologies: MySQL/MariaDB, MongoDB, Oracle, PostGIS, PostgreSQL, Redis


May 2019
Professional Science Master’s in GIS, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 2004
Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Temple University Remote Sensing and Sustainability Lab, Philadelphia, PA (
November 2018 - May 2019, Graduate Research Assistant
* Researched the implementation of deep learning technologies for Remote Sensing Data
* Created a convolutional neural network for classification of satellite images using Keras and Tensorflow in Python
* Downloaded and organized satellite and LIDAR raster imagery of the Peruvian Amazon from multiple sources
* Used ArcMap, ENVI, and QGIS to evaluate the quality, clarity, and cloud cover of potential images
* Used ENVI and R in RStudio to preprocess and stack images from each geographic area, consolidating multiple bands of satellite data into one raster image
* Normalized, masked clouds, and mosaicked multiple images using R, ENVI, and Machine Learning Tools

The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA (
October 2015 - January 2018, Linux System Administrator
* Consolidated legacy virtualization environments into VMware vSphere 6.5 with vSAN
* Installed and managed Oracle 12c for a scientific application
* Configured and updated Ansible Playbooks to manage base configuration of Linux servers
* Managed a 6 node EMC Isilon consisting of over 700TB of storage
* Migrated a 432 CPU HPC Cluster from Rocks Cluster Manager, CentOS 6.5, and Sun Grid Engine to Bright Cluster Manager, CentOS 7, and Slurm Workload Manager
* Managed fibre channel, SAS, and iSCSI SAN storage from Dell, Fujitsu and ACNC
* Managed redundant Sonicwall firewalls, HP switches, and Pulse Secure VPN
* Decommissioned a legacy Openstack cluster and migrated services to VMware
* Supervised migrating all services out of a legacy Server Room
* Implemented a tape-based Isilon backup system using a Crossroads Strongbox

Telvue Corporation, Mount Laurel, NJ (
July 2013 - October 2015, Devops Engineer
* Collaborated with developers to plan improvements to existing Chef workflow
* Designed and managed a high-availability data center network
* Created a high-availability cluster of Juniper SRX550 firewalls
* Researched and implemented a 3 node EMC Isilon for fast access to HD video
* Managed a Linux KVM infrastructure of 60 Virtual Machines across 4 hypervisors
* Migrated Virtual Machines into an oVirt install running on a 4 node HP Bladesystem
* Supported a diverse Multicast IPTV network including equipment from Harmonic, Elemental, and Wowza
* Provisioned and managed HLS, RTMP, and Silverlight streams with Akamai
* Managed a cluster of 5 Elemental Live transcoders

Hit the Sticks, LLC, Devon, PA (
March 2012 - May 2013, Systems Engineer
* Designed and built a high-availability game server network using Ubuntu and Tiny Core Linux
* Built a virtualized development game server network, accessible only by VPN
* Managed network devices including a Vyatta Router, Cisco Pix, and various switches
* Installed and managed a centralized Redis datastore

University of Pennsylvania Center for Functional Neuroimaging, Philadelphia, PA (
February 2010 - March 2012, System Administrator
* Managed a 128 CPU cluster running Rocks Cluster Distribution and Sun Grid Engine
* Migrated an 80 CPU cluster from Fedora to Ubuntu with custom post-install scripts
* Maintained web services, email, mailing lists, NIS+ on Centos 5 based servers
* Managed NFS services on SATA, SCSI, and iSCSI based ACNC storage devices
* Migrated our Virtual Machine Infrastructure from Xen to KVM

Parx Casino and Racetrack, Bensalem, PA (
July 2008 - January 2010, System Administrator
* Maximized uptime of critical casino and racetrack systems in a 24x7 environment
* Managed virtual machines in a blade environment running VMware vSphere
* Administered and troubleshot a variety of Cisco switches
* Managed SSL and IPsec VPNs and firewall mappings on a Cisco ASA 5510
* Deployed updates and assisted with performance tuning on a high availability realtime online wagering system based on Adobe JRun, Mysql and Apache
* Implemented an rsnapshot server to provide hourly, daily, and weekly file snapshots
* Performed user management, backup, and other systems administration tasks on a pair of redundant IBM AS/400 systems

ITT Technical Institute, King of Prussia, PA
Summer 2008, Instructor
* Instructor for one section of IT250, Linux Operating System

DCANet, Wilmington, DE (
October 2004 - July 2008, Network Engineer
* Migrated a large Philadelphia nonprofit’s hosted email, DNS, mailing lists, RADIUS services, and hosted websites from Solaris to cPanel running on CentOS 5
* Installed network monitoring software including Nagios, MRTG, and Cacti
* Implemented a companywide Jabber server on CentOS using ejabberd
* Migrated multiple different ticketing systems into an RT3 installation

Organizations and Volunteer Experience

Board of Directors, Arcadia Commons (
Volunteer, East Kensington Neighbors Association Zoning Committee