Burlington Public Schools Operations

Jose Desousa IT Manager

I’ve been employed by the school District and Town of Burlington, for the last 13 years.  Educated in Venezuela, holding a Computers Engineering degree, decided to come to United states in mid-early 80’s to learn English.  I attended Boston University, Northern Essex Community College, Northeastern University, and then University of Lowell, to study different courses related to my career and English language.  Married, 4 children, my youngest daughter chose to attend Burlington High school and graduated in June, 2017.

Started working in the technology field, for one of the largest computer companies, Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) for 14 years.  Although it was a single company, I achieved different roles; worked in Operations for the Education and Training group, in Bedford, MA. as Systems Administrator for the New England Production Center (NEPC) and New England Networks Operations Center (NOC), first in Nashua NH, Andover, Marlborough and Littleton MA.  My last task in DEC/Compaq was supporting the SAP group worldwide. As soon the new century came about, went to work for, what then used to be one of largest .com companies in the world,  Baltimore Technologies, a leading Irish internet security company, as Systems Engineer. In 2004, I came on board to work for the Town and School district. My current title is Information Technology Manager.

I’ve been lucky enough to witness and support the technology effort accomplished within our schools and town, during all these years, be part of an enthusiastic group of people that constantly strive for innovation and proud to say that I have collaborated to make the district as one of the first educational centers, in the country, to implement the 1 to 1 (1:1) computing.