Download PDF

Summary

Lead level architect, designer, and developer dedicated to building quality, cost effective solutions that continue to serve a client's business needs. I have lead all sizes of teams for everything from small mobile applications to large enterprise applications. Well versed in service oriented architecture, microservices, DevOps, data modeling, modern and legacy web and data tier technologies.

Work experience

Oct 2016Present

ProKarma

DevOps Architect

For a Financial Services Client:

Helped lead discovery and design effort to create a data transformation continuous delivery pipeline using existing enterprise CICD stack. Used several tools, and worked with several team members to adopt generalized pipeline for process involving:

Informatica, MicroStrategy, Automic, Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications (OFSAA), Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Lombard AgileReporter, Oracle Business Process Manager (BPM)

Tools that were used in implementation and design of pipeline include:

CA LISA, CA LARA, CA ServiceNow, CA Automic, XebiaLabs XL Release, Jenkins, Nexus, Subversion/SVN

Developed and conducted training sessions and training materials for the Government Reporting Entity

Experience with Financial Services specific industry concepts such as Basel, Data Governance, and Treasury data services

For an International News Media Organization:

Helped lead an assessment of the DevOps maturity of the digital division of a large multi-national news media organization. Assessed the build, testing, deployment processes of the current development on both front end content such as Javascript and HTML and the backend Java Content Management System - Adobe Experience Manager. Reviewed operational processes in JIRA. Reviewed QA processes.

Generated a comprehensive assessment document providing suggestions around git branching strategies, build tool upgrades, pipeline as code upgrades, and test driven development transformations. Provided architecture for GitHub Flow driven development / with container based QA / with automated test cases.

For a Data Center Backup Software Developer:

Helped lead initial discovery into the feasibility of integrating WhiteSource and BlackDuck open source, third part IP scanners into the DevOps toolchain for the product. 

For Sales:

Led demonstrations of the Enterprise Delivery Engine - a manifest driven Jenkins based event driven architecture for the Release Pipeline. 

Led demonstrations around Kubernetes lower-environment development clusters that reduce compute proliferation in public clouds - using Terraform and Packer.

For a Retail Credit customer:

Developed the Lex Bot as Code framework, an Open source boilerplate to manage AWS lex bots and associated lambdas as source code managed in git.

Led the interview process of over 10 candidates to source team for this project.

May 2016September 2016

MoneyGram International

DevOps Lead

Augmented consulting project for MoneyGram's front facing customer websites as the head of DevOps technologies. Responsible for integrating new Jenkins 2.0 install with legacy Hudson install.  Responsible for writing documentation and training developers how to use Jenkins. Responsible for managing Bamboo build system, Bitbucket git repositories, and Slackbot that handled Bamboo to on prem deployments. Responsible for writing Jenkins/Python/Bash scripts that replaced Slackbot with Jenkins jobs to deploy various applications from off prem Bamboo artifact store to on prem servers.

Feb 2010Feb 2015

Lead Software Engineer

Creative Link Technologies, San Antonio, TX

Lead software engineer for small marketing firm, helped develop custom multi-tenant SaaS Content Management System application that served sites for over 20 clients and > 1 million monthly views. Built on a SOA architecture using Java, Struts 2, and PostgreSQL. Managed outsourced Macedonian team, built out CMS templates for Responsive HTML5/CSS3 websites.

May 2006Feb 2010

Senior Software Engineer

Perficient, Inc., Houston, TX

Served as senior engineer on a variety of enterprise content management and enterprise search projects for Fortune 500 clients across the United States. Managed large multi-national teams to develop large customer support portals that were responsible for delivering Petabytes of content to end-users.

20062015

Freelance 

Freelance Consultant

Private web development business. Lead development and design for a variety of private clients in everything from research programming, SEO, web design and development. Lead outsourced teams to fulfill client engagements as well as hands on development efforts. This is a part time (<12hr month) engagement at present time.

Projects Included:

SEO and CMS developer. Responsible for website development and maintainence. Developer for several different CMS and eCommerce platforms including WordPress, Drupal, WooCommerce, modX

Python and AWS developer that aided team in debugging and resolving/improving system failure scenario. 

iPhone Application developer for a literary publication.

iPhone Application developer for a digital signage monitoring application

iPhone Application developer for a mobile interface to a hardware home automation solution/server.

Primary multilingual, multilocation website developer and back end tools developer for a large dental franchise in Texas.

20122013

Felt

Contracted Principle Architect / Backend Services

Responsible for maintaining highly available, scalable api and backend environment for the Felt iPad app. Extensive use of Amazon Web Services infrastructure and PHP. Responsible for deployment and management of code repositories. Responsible for adding new features to the backend on an ongoing basis. Maintain legacy servers and websites as well.

Use of PHP, Elastic Beanstalk, DynamoDB, git, iOS applications, Android Applications, web development, DynamoDB NoSQL schema architect, DevOps tooling architect, Cloud Migration

Application was featured on Shark Tank and a share of the company was purchased by Kevin O'Leary

Education

Aug 2002May 2006

Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering

Rice University

Houston, TX

Volunteer

I am an active Industry Educator Specialist on Nepris.com and provide educational courses to interested parties.