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Summary

I am a seasoned platforms engineer and cloud architect focused on helping companies make the transition to cloud and adopt next generation cloud technologies.  For the last 8 years I've been a Linux engineer and DevOps practitioner, with the last 3 years focused specifically on cloud and AWS.  

Qualifications

  • Led a major re-factor of Hadoop installation and deployment to transition infrastructure as code practices and AWS.
  • Led migration of 10 small scale hadoop clusters to AWS with a footprint reduction of over 50% (90~ servers to 40~ instances).
  • Designed and managed distinct AWS environments for dev, qa, and prod using EC2, S3, VPC, and OpsWorks via terraform.
  • Wrote CI integrations for clusters in AWS using Jenkins, Gradle, AWS OpsWorks and AWS EC2.
  • Designed tools to standardize terraform deployments using Python, Jinja2, and AWS S3.

Technologies

  • Platforms - AWS, Openstack, Hadoop, Linux, RHEL, Ubuntu
  • Languages - Python, Ruby, Perl, BASH
  • Software Tools - Jenkins, Git, Gradle, RPM, Chef
  • Infrastructure Tools - Vagrant, Terraform, Packer, Cloud Formations, Ansible

Work experience

Thomson Reuters
June 2016Present

Senior Systems Architect

Principal Systems Architect for a Hadoop based graph database making the transition to cloud (AWS).

Bloomip, Inc.
Nov 2014June 2016

Strategic Systems Engineer

Primary DevOps Engineer responsible for implementing monitoring, configuration management, and cloud adoption for both internal and client use.  Leveraged new and existing technologies to provide infrastructure solutions for fast moving start-ups in on-prem datacenters, Openstack, and AWS.

DataNet IT (Cisco)
April 2014Oct 2014

Systems Administrator

Sysadmin for a large provider of network technology. Responsible for maintaining labs, resolving system issues, and developing new monitoring and reporting systems with Nagios and Ruby.

Bloomip, Inc.
March 2010April 2014

Systems Engineer

On-site engineering support for growing startups.

Education

Amazon Web Services
20172019

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

Udacity
20152016

Intro to Programming Nanodegree

University of North Carolina at Asheville
20032008

Bachelor of Arts in History