AJ Tomko
The Dude


My Work Life

Job History

  • SevOne, Inc.
    • IT Support Engineer 2012-2019
    • Team Lead, Help Desk 2019-2021
  • Turbonomic, an IBM Company
    • Manager, Global Help Desk Services 2021-2022
  • Grafana Labs
    • Senior IT Operations Engineer 2022-Current

Operating Systems

  • Windows
  • MacOS
  • Linux


  • C++
  • Python
  • Powershell
  • HTML/CSS/JavaScript

About Me

While going through a local crash course A+ Certification Program at the Delaware Skills Center,

My Personal Life


I am the oldest of 5 and the proud father of 2 with a 3rd on the way! A born and raised Philadelphia Eagles fan with a work hard, play hard mentality, I consider myself a Jack of all Trades who unironically enjoys a friendly wager at the Poker table. One of my favorite movies of all time is The Big Lebowski to which I have derived my online alias and avatar from, "The Dude".

As an avid gamer, I have always naturally felt aligned with Information Technology. Coupled with my passion for efficiency I have fostered a mindset for automation.

In mixing the two, I have enjoyed a few Speed Runs of my favorite video games!

Speed Runs

  • Final Fantasy 9 @ 9.5 hours
  • Dark Souls 3 @ 2.5 hours
  • Resident Evil 7 @ x hours

My current long-term game of choice is Final Fantasy XIV where I have led an amazing team of 8 raiders to numerous high-end-game victories across 3+ years! We call ourselves "Not Alone", after my personal favorite Final Fantasy, number 9.

FFXIV Savage
5/11 tiers

  • Omega 3 Savage
  • Eden 1 Savage
  • Eden 2 Savage
  • Eden 3 Savage
  • Pandaemonium 1 Savage

FFXIV Ultimate
3/3 ultimates

  • The Weapon's Refrain
  • Unending Coils of Bahamut
  • The Epic of Alexander
  • [DSW tba]
  • ["Ultimate #5" tba]

I have been a gamer my whole life. Simple games, such as Snake and Blaster Ball, have helped me to pave the way for my journey's next road which I hope to find opportunities in the video game industry or general engineering field.