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Cloud Engineer & Development Operations (devops), Contractor Resume

Birmingham, AL


Continuous Integration & Continuous Development (CI/CD): Apache, Jenkins CI, Bamboo, JIRA, Confluence, ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana), AWS (EC2, Route 53, CloudFront, CodeDeploy, S3)

Configuration/Change Management (CI/CM): Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Vagrant, Docker, Terraform, Consul, Git, Gitlab, GitHub, SVN

Containerization & Virtualization: Docker, AWSEC2 Containers, VMWare, QEMU, VirtualBox

Cross - Platform Scripting: Power Shell, Bash/Shell, Python

Resource Management: Amazon RDS, MSSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB (NoSQL), SQLite, Oracle

Application Servers: Apache, IIS, Tomcat, Nginx, Jetty, PHP-FPM

Markup & Web: XHTML, XML, XPath, XForms, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML & CSS

Operating Systems: Linux Systems, UNIX Systems, Windows Server Systems

Security: WatchGuard, Cisco ASA, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), AV/AM Tools, IDS/IPS, Strong working knowledge of PHI, HIPPA, and HITECH, PCI-DSS

Networking: Cisco ASA, VPN (OpenVPN, CareBridge), Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) fundamentals, and various individual application layer protocols (HTTP/S, SSH, SFTP, FTP, NFS, SMB, LDAP, NTP, RDP, SNMP, DNS, DHCP)

Server-side Languages & Frameworks: PHP, Python, Ruby

Software & Project Management: SLDC, Agile, Scrum


Confidential, Birmingham, AL

Cloud Engineer & Development Operations (DevOps), Contractor


  • Served as a Cloud and DevOps engineer for client information systems and AWS cloud infrastructure in the Financial, Healthcare, and Insurance fields for several Alabama companies.
  • Collaborated on the design, planning, and implementation of scalable platform for the client’s growing SaaS offering.
  • Worked with Developers and Product engineering teams to design and implement cloud deployment strategies.
  • Maintained and Provisioned access to internal systems and Dev, QA, and Production environments using AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM).
  • Performed container-based deployments using Open source platforms such as Linux, Docker, PostgreSQL, Cassandra, Elasticsearch.
  • Implemented secure systems with HIPAA compliant applications and environments.
  • Worked with the Support, Implementation, and Engineering teams to provide a stable and highly available infrastructure for health care clients.
  • Provide 3rd tier support for health care clients with hardware or software problems.
  • Worked directly with Client IT groups to setup VPN connections and answer questions about infrastructure and security regarding HIPAA, HITECH, and PCI-DSS.
  • Configured client data interfaces for EDI, HL7, SFTP, and other formats/protocols.
  • Worked with the Implementation and Engineering teams to deploy customized interface (e.g. HL7, SFTP/CSV, etc) solutions for clients.
  • Provided Consulting and Support for clients with on-premises deployments and in-house technology purchases and budgeting.
  • Collaborated on IT Security Policies, Disaster Recovery Plans and Policies, Change Management Policies, and Escalation Procedures.
  • Documented Network Security and implementation of IT Security Policies and Security Audits.

Confidential, Nashville, TN

SuSE Senior Linux Subject Matter Expert (SME)


  • Worked closely with both Infrastructure and Application development teams to support OS and Patch deployment, develop new deployment image solutions, and automate POS Upgrade processes.
  • Applied experience with large scale rollouts to design and develop tools for the unattended deployment of both OS upgrades and Point of Sale software migrations in Production environments.
  • Established concurrent versioning codebase with Atlassian BitBucket for scripts used for automation of deployments.
  • Daily tasks included standing up isolated testing environments, refactoring and creating new scripted processes on bootable USB drives for use on POS machines without changes to BIOS.

Confidential, Birmingham, AL

Cloud Engineer & Development Operations (DevOps), Contractor


  • Interfaced with both Infrastructure and Application development teams to support code deployment, develop new deployment solutions, automate processes, maintain and enhance source control and configuration management systems, and own, troubleshoot, and resolve escalated technical issues.
  • Applied understanding of the business and customer use cases to effectively design, develop, and implement operational capabilities within Hybrid Private/Public Cloud (AWS VPS).
  • Managed various configurations for our HTTP Load Balancers and Web Application servers such as NGINX, Apache, Tomcat, and Jetty.
  • Created tools and processes that enable highly available, scalable and reliable deployment of code to Development, QA/UAT, and Enterprise Production environments.
  • Deployed and advised on DevOps best practices for Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) for developer created micro services.
  • Integral part of DevOps team where my primary focus was on improving automation with a minimum of 80% coverage.
  • Daily tasks included setting up sandbox environments (e.g., using EC2, Docker, vagrant), automated environment builds with Jenkins and Bamboo, deployment and maintenance routines (e.g., AWS Lambda, CodeDeploy), as well as implementing them on CM systems using Ansible Roles, Puppet Manifests, and Chef Cookbooks, and running reporting/analytic systems for pre/post deployments such as Elasticsearch-Linux-Kibana (ELK) and Grafana.

Confidential, Birmingham, AL

Technical Implementation Engineer


  • Planned and conducted technical tasks associated with the implementation of Confidential SLES and CentOS solution sets working with clients and internal resources at the client site or remotely.
  • Designed and implemented Secure Encrypted Remote Access services (SCP, FTP, sFTP, VPN, SSH Tunneling).
  • Project managed the technical tasks associated with the implementation of the SLES, CentOS, and Oracle High-Availability business solutions in complex environments assured the timely and quality completion of the deliverables.
  • Partnered with clients in planning, executing technical tasks such as conversions, interfaces, integration, issue resolution, assessment of system environment readiness, and installation for over 1000+ servers (Physical and Virtual).
  • Mentored and provided technical assistance and training to client and internal resources.
  • Led multiple technical projects simultaneously as the main point of contact for client.
  • Provided recommendations on process improvements related to implementation processes and led the efforts to create improvements.

Confidential, Tuscaloosa, AL

Infrastructure Administrator


  • Administrated the Installing, Supporting, Maintaining, and Documentation of CentOS/RHEL & Windows 2003/2008 servers (Apache, MySQL, PHP, IIS, SQL), TCP/IP networks, IPS/IDS system (Snort, Cacti), and Firewall UTMs in local/remote datacenters.
  • Managed the procurement of new hardware, rolling out new software installs.
  • Supervised the planning for and responding to service outages and disaster response (Backup, DR, FTP, sFTP, SCP).
  • Guided the Auditing and Documentation for security breaches and poor data management.

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