Billy Foss

Work History

Work History
Mar 2014 - Present

Engineering Services Architect

CA Technologies

- Automating installation and configuration using bash scripts and Ansible.  

- Configuring Vagrant configurations to enable developers to load production like environments locally on their laptop

- Extending Vagrant configuration and automation to run in Amazon Web Services. 

Jul 2013 - Mar 2014

Infrastructure Architect

MATRIX Resources

(Consultant at CA Technologies)

- Automated builds and deployments using TeamCity, Jenkins, Rational Team Concert, and CA LISA Release Automation (formerly Nolio).

- Developed installation packaging using InstallAnywhere. Created plugins for SOAP and JDBC connections.

Jul 2009 - Jul 2013

Sr Java Developer


- Enhanced, maintained, and trained others on development lab infrastructure including DNS/DHCP, PXE network installs, Jenkins continuous build integration, Artifactory, Subversion mirroring, VMware ESXi hosting of snapshot images for automated install, deployment and smoke testing of daily builds.

- Designed and implemented Maven build process improvements to speed branching and enable source code tracking.

- Developed an automated integration test environment using JUnit, Selenium, and Jsch to validate web site functionality and confirm proper back end service start up.

- Mentored summer intern who developed a Groovy based test automation framework.

Jan 2003 - Feb 2009

Advisory Software Engineer


(Staff Software Engineer from 2003 to 2008)

- Developed installation for several products which build on IBM middleware(WebSphere Application Server and DB2 Universal Database)

- Experience developing common installers for multiple platforms (Windows, Linux, AIX, and Solaris)

- Served as Chief Programmer working with multiple teams (Test, Support, Legal, Translation, Information Development, and Release Management) to deliver the product

- Managed communication and schedule with remote development teams to ensure product dependencies meet overall product schedule requirements

- Experience with traditional software development life cycle as well as Agile development techniques

- Developed JUnit testcases and Build Verification scenarios

- Experience developing and testing in clustered/distributed/scalable environments

- Provided excellent customer support to resolve issues quickly and drive customer feedback into future requirements

- Team player always ready to assist others



Wake Technical Community College

Continuing education courses

1996 - 1999


University of Central Florida
1993 - 1996


University of Central Florida
3.8 GPA, Magna Cum Laud, University Honors
1989 - 1993

Winter Park High School
Graduated with International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma









Shell Scripting




Agile Methodologies