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Dana Cleveland

IT Analyst - Lead

  • Des Moines, Iowa 50312
  • 515-360-9606


Seasoned developer and system administrator with passion and dedication but the heart of a maverick looking for an organization that embraces modern technologies and practices which drive innovation.

Work History


IT Analyst-Lead

Principal Financial Group 

Technology Strategy

  • Provided crucial input to teams across the organization as they developed strategies for use of Drupal, PHP, Ruby and Docker.
  • Crafted a rollout and maintenance strategy for Unix based tools supported by a centralized department and used by developers across the entire organization which resulted in increased manageability and improved uptime.

Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment

  • Subject Matter Expert for Bitbucket, Bamboo, and Fisheye/Crucible tools, including troubleshooting failed builds, consulting on build configuration, managing agent capabilities, and general developer support.
  • Worked closely with architects to help shape tactical and strategic plans for CI/CD adoption.

Multi-Platform Developer

  • Developed add-ons used across the Atlassian ecosystem as well as plugins for Maven, Sonar, and Jenkins including:
    • Kerberos based SSO capabilities with and without Crowd
    • In-house deployment solutions for automated builds
    • Automatic archiving of repositories before deletion. 
  • Created, maintained and enhanced a preventive control service integrated into production deployment pipelines, still in place after 15 years.
  • Created, maintained and modernized a pre-Ajax, fully responsive, cross-browser compatible front-end for Mainframe impact analysis tool which replaced the Windows based obsolete client. Key functionality includes:
    • Expandable relationship tree.
    • Web-based comparison tool for source code,
    • Version restore
    • Deployment of versions to the mainframe through FTP.
  • Developed an in-house tool to visualize our Job Scheduling information that is imported from TWS and CA7, and stored in our OODBMS.
  • Developed web-based administration tool with LDAP integration using PHP for Subversion environment.

System Administration

  • Maintain servers for the entire Atlassian ecosystem on premise, including installation, upgrades, and capacity planning.
  • Administer 40 Unix and 10 Windows servers to support 10,000+ globally distributed users.
  • Support infrastructure for tools such as Nexus Pro, Jenkins, ClearCase, and Subversion.
  • Administrator and developer of a mainframe focused fully distributed IDE and project lifecycle system called Maestro II supported by an OODBMS running on AIX supporting 1000 users.

Freelance Software Developer


Hobby company writing useful and entertaining mobile applications including:

  • EngineerBuddy – Pipe and PipeLT that assists civic engineers with pipe flow calculations released on both Apple and Google Stores.
  • Tae Kwon Do Class Check-in application to help students meet one aspect of their testing requirements. (In Development)

“20 years of experience developing, supporting and administering tooling for development teams across seven business units in a globally distributed Fortune 500 company.”



Bachelor of Science: Computer Science

Minnesota State University

Minored in Electronic Engineering Techology