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Principal, Architect, Consultant & Engineer Resume

Houston, TX

PROFILE:

  • Systems & Networks / Modern IT Operations / Software Development
  • Systems & Network Architect 24/7/365 Operations Full Stack/DevOps Engineer
  • Proactive IT professional with 12 years of progressive experience in project/operations leadership and problem - solving roles for start-up, early stage growth and SMB companies.
  • Leader in introducing methodologies and processes that streamline operations, increase revenues and profits and achieve quality, production and savings.
  • Keen understanding of where business priorities meet IT and the challenges therein.
  • Cross functional communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Equally comfortable interfacing with business clients, internal departments, consultants, vendors and others. Solid team-player, extremely rapid learner, passionate, creative, do-what-it-takes attitude.

EXPERTISE IN:

IT Operations Management

Systems / Network Architecture

Agile Project Management

24/7/365 Production Operations

Systems/Network Troubleshooting

DevOps Automation

Cloud Engineer / Consultant

Software Development

Cost Avoidance

COMPETENCIES:

Platforms: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Microsoft Azure (Azure), Docker, Kubernetes .9-1.x, nomad, docker-compose, Helm, CoreOS (ContainerLinux/Fedora), Fleet, podman, RedHat Enterprise 3-7.x/Fedora, CentOS 3-7.x, Debian, Ubuntu, CoreOS, Sun Solaris, FreeBSD, KVM, OpenVZ, Virtuozzo, XenServer 5.x-7.x, VMWare ESXi/VSphere, Windows Enterprise Server (2003, 2008, 2012) Working familiarity with Cisco switches/routers, Cisco ASA 5500, Cisco ACE 4710, F5 BIG-IP LTM v9/10

Applications & Technologies: React, Python libraries (NumPY, Pandas, TensorFlow), JavaScript features (ES6, Babel), HTML5, CSS3, Nginx, Apache, IIS, Express, HA-Proxy, Squid, Varnish, Golang REST APIs, GraphQL, Node.JS, gRPC, ElasticSearch 1.6-7.x, MongoDB, Redis, MySQL/MariaDB, PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ, Kafka, MQTT, ffmpeg, RTMP live-streaming via Red5/nginx-rtmp-module, Auth0, JWT, LDAP, ActiveDirectory, Git, Github, Gitlab, Gitlab CI, Circle CI, AWS CodeServices, Hudson/Jenkins, Jenkinsfile/Groovy, Make/Makefile, msbuild, maven, Gradle, Artifactory, Nexus, Docker Registry, DockerHub, IBM UrbanCodeDeploy (UCD), Bitbucket, TeamCity, TFVC, TFS 2013/2015/2018 , Terraform Providers (aws/azurerm/google), Grafana, Kibana, Check MK, Nagios, pnp4nagios, Jupyter Notebook, Telegraf, Fluentd/TD-Agent, Logstash, syslog/rsyslog, NXLog, Terraform .8.x-.13.x, Foreman, ansible, Ansible Tower/AWX, Puppet, Msbuild, Packer, kickstart, PXE, BOOTP, SeLinux, nmap, Nessus, Snort, Backtrack, Metasploit, Rancid, RaspberryPi, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, DNS, SSH, SNMP, HTTP/SSL, SMTP

Languages: Golang, Python, SQL, R, JSON/REST, React, HTML/CSS, bash/sh shell scripting, sed/awk, Ruby, Perl

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Principal, Architect, Consultant & Engineer

Confidential, Houston, TX

Responsibilities:

  • With extensive IT experience & business understanding, Confidential provides consulting services to SMBs and corporations.
  • Specializing in software, network & systems infrastructure, design, management and deployment utilizing the best of Open Source and proprietary technologies.
Consulting Engineer

Confidential, Houston, TX

Responsibilities:

  • Consulted on every aspect of integration, handling application assessment, current and future need requirements, and recommend and implement.
  • Handled server platform migration to AWS hosted solution, designed and managed the AWS cloud rollout and provided operational support across production and pre-production environments.
  • Managed, planned, and tested at each phase and resolved connectivity, application rollout and configuration issues.
  • Architected and implemented turn-key application delivery solution using ansible with Gitlab and Terraform integration.
  • Improved application performance by 200% and capacity by 500%.
  • Utilized Datadog for trending and monitoring.

Competencies used: CentOS 6/7, Windows 2019, AWS (EC2, RDS, KMS, ELB, DynamoDB, SQS, SNS, SES, Cloudwatch, S3, VPC, IAM, Cloudtrail, Route53), IIS/.NET, Nginx, Node.js, Gitlab, Terraform, MQTT, Kafka, Docker, Datadog, Golang, C, ansible, bash/sh scripting

Linux Engineer

Confidential, The Woodlands, TX

Responsibilities:

  • Provided custom built Centrify zone search API written in Go that were heavily leveraged in the planning of the migration.
  • This allowed users to discover and provide insights into domain structures, and identify clusters of unique or anomalous usage patterns across domain regions.
  • Optimized data pipelines into Splunk. Operationalized infrastructure components into microservices including dockerizing Ansible Tower, Splunk Forwarder, Dell OME, among others.

Competencies used: RHEL/CentOS 6.x-7, RHEV, Azure, Kubernetes/OpenShift, Docker, Terraform, Ansible Tower, Puppet, Foreman, Spacewalk, Dell OME, Katello, GitLab, Splunk, JenkinsX, Centrify, Golang, C, Python3, bash/sh scripting

Platform Developer

Confidential, Houston, TX

Responsibilities:

  • As part of the Identity and Access management team developed tools and processes to facilitate ongoing LDAP migrations.
  • Developed validation utilities to ensure the state of directory services used for regulatory and auditing purposes.
  • Reimplemented monitoring solution from Nagios to Nagios with Check mk to meet business requirements of oversight and C-Level views into the state of infrastructure services.
  • Developed KPIs and analytics for service capacities trending and reporting.

Competencies used: CentOS 6.x, Apache, Nginx, Splunk Universal Forwarder, ActiveDirectory, ansible/Tower, Novell eDirectory, Git/BitBucket, Nagios/Check mk, Golang, Python/Perl/bash/sh scripting

DevOps Engineer

Confidential, Houston, TX

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing and maintaining CICD infrastructure services for all of the North America region including 200 applications and over 1400 components.
  • Developed continuous integration and management solutions used by critical business applications.
  • Using IBM UrbanCode Deploy for deployments, wrote custom interfaces for application and component onboarding to the new CICD platform as well as trending and reporting using the TFS and UrbanCode rest interfaces.
  • Handled TFS 2013 migration to strategic build platforms including TFS 2018 and Jenkins.
  • Wrote a custom build configuration parser to convert old Xaml build scripts over to vNext format for TFS2018 and Jenkinsfiles for Jenkins2.
  • Created POC to deploy on premise solutions into AWS using AMI images built using packer, with Terraform and Jenkins doing the provisioning and deployment.

Competencies used: CentOS 6.x, Windows 2008/2012, ContainerLinux, Docker, AWS, Terraform, Packer, .NET/dotnet cli, Puppet, Jenkins, Team Foundation Server/Git, IBM UrbanCode, ServiceNow, Nagios/Check mk, Bash/Perl/powershell scripting, Golang, C#

Senior IT Engineer

Confidential, Houston, TX

Responsibilities:

  • Automated numerous administration tasks/duties utilizing Puppet/Ansible saving untold man-hours.
  • Implemented logging and tracing utilizing EFK and HAProxy request generated uuids.
  • Provided visibility into application trends and operational deltas.
  • Consolidated application deployment code base, established concise usage and environment rules.
  • Improved development, QA and production release cycles by 300%.
  • Rewrote backend code for block-level document storage and retrieval from Perl to Golang improving ETL job speed and performance.
  • Worked with developers to resolve compatibility issues with existing software and web applications.
  • Trained, managed and provided Level 3 support for corporate help-desk personnel.

Competencies used: CentOS 6.x, Windows 2008/2012, XenServer, AWS, Percona MySQL 5.6, Nginx, IIS 8, Puppet, EFK (ElasticSearch/Fluentd/Kibana), RabbitMQ, GlusterFS, couchbase, TeamCity, mercurial, ansible, Nagios/pnp4nagios, pfSense, Pusher, Golang, Perl/ActivePerl, bash/sh/powershell scripting

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