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Sr. Director, Lead Devops Advisor Resume

Washington, DC

SUMMARY:

Experienced Information Technology professional with 20+ years of hands - on technical and managerial experience delivering solutions and services with a unique ability to interface between technical and non-technical stakeholders. Management skills include hiring, training, mentoring, coaching, reorganization, budgeting, and supervising of personal. Adept at interfacing with companies and customers at all levels, including C-Level executives. Intuitive ability to quickly create professional written communications, processes, and policies.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Budgeting Forecasting Negotiations Project Management Team Building Agile SCRUM
  • Operations Product Development QA Change Management SDLC DevOps

TECHNOLOGIES:

AWS: Certified Solutions Architect - Associate, Certified Developer - Associate

Databases: Cassandra (Certified), Oracle, MS SQL Server, Informix

Networking: Load balancing, LAN, IP, Routing

Languages: Proficient (C, C++, Golang, SQL, CQL), Familiar (Java, Python, C#)

Other Technologies: VMWare, Solr, Datastax, Isomorphic applications, HP Performance Center, Nginx, Docker, Sonar, Jenkins, Openstack, Git, Katello, SiteScope, Nagios, JIRA, Confluence

Frontend: Proficient (HTML5, CSS), Familiar (Bootstrap, AngularJS, ReactJS)

Operating Systems: Red Hat Linux, CentOS, Windows 2XXX

Hardware: HP Blade Servers (C7000), IBM Blade Servers, HP DL class

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Washington, DC

Sr. Director, Lead DevOps Advisor

Responsibilities:

  • Sr. Director of DevOps responsible for delivery of successful high-quality services. Proposal and business development and solution engineering.
  • Directed and managed resources, and effective risk management. Worked closely with client to ensure expectations are met. Specialty focus on process improvement, delivery and innovation utilizing Agile and DevOps.
  • Delivery of Florida Department of Transportation BI/DW project using DevOps with AWS, CI/CD, Informatica ETL, MDM, Meta Data POC
  • Analysis of Data Conversion process and recommended alternative approach to meet the project objectives
  • Solutioning multiple proposal for various opportunities
  • Agile /DevOps readiness client assessments

Confidential, Washington, DC

Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Manager of technology working at Department of Homeland Security Confidential .
  • Reorganized the functional testing team structure, established Innovation team to implement open source tools.
  • Established new reporting, and new engagement strategies to align with new service offerings and deliver better business value to the client.
  • Reorganized team structure to align with business objectives and Agile Methodologies
  • Established Innovation office to research and implement DevOps technologies
  • Initial setup of Innovation lab with Jenkins, Redmine, Gitlab, Docker, Katello, SonarQube, Puppet

Confidential, Tallahassee, FL

Technical Manager/Project Director & Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Project Director/Architect for Confidential . Fraud Initiative Rules and Rating Engine ( Confidential ) is a multi-faceted application to identify, detect and rate incoming claims in real-time that may be fraudulent. The project was on time and under budget. Responsible for all project activities.
  • Director and Architect for entire SDLC including solution, vision, and roadmap
  • 90 Days from start to first production release including infrastructure, development, JAD sessions, testing, tools, and implementation
  • Architected using (Cassandra, Solr, Spark, Python, Golang, Red hat, CentOS), Micro-Services, SaaS hosted in-house
  • Established test plan and methodologies for functional and performance testing
  • Managed day to day activities using DevOps, Agile, Behavior and Test Driven Development (TDD/BDD)
  • Presentation and demonstration of Confidential to CIO’s, Directors, and other Executives
  • Created a Tick-Tock release schedule to address new features and fixes
  • Analyze potential features for Machine Learning
  • Evaluated, Designed, and procured hardware infrastructure
  • Designed the User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI)
  • Migrated Python code to Go for better performance, maintainability and deployments
  • Designed data model, data conversion, and software design patterns
  • Evaluate system performance and made adjustments to improve performance
  • Recruitment, training and mentoring of staff
  • Developed multiple Go services for Batch, and JSON REST API backend to a Cassandra Database cluster with Fan-In Fan-Out concurrent design pattern for best latency
  • Planned transition to Docker for development and testing environments

Confidential, Boston, MA

Director Technology, Architecture and IT Strategy

Responsibilities:

  • Based upon working together with the Massachusetts/Florida/New Mexico consortium, was sought out by the Massachusetts CIO to assess the IT organization including technology, staff, operations, development, help desk, processes and procedures.
  • After the assessment, CIO requested to stay on as the Consulting Director to create the short and long-term strategy, plan, and budget to address the gaps in the assessment.
  • The strategies were used to secure funding from the MA State technology office and the Department Secretary to address the identified gaps.

Confidential, Tallahassee, FL

Technical Manager / Technical Director & Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Recruited by the Project Director to lead the technical aspects of rewriting the 35+ year old Unemployment Compensation system.
  • Had significant involvement in the evaluation, selection, and negotiation of the $68M contract.
  • Responsible for oversight of all project technical activities including contract and vendor management and budgeting.
  • Created the new team structure to align with the new roles and responsibilities of the modernized application.
  • Created the training strategy, timeline, and budget to help the legacy development team transition to the new system.
  • Worked with the System Integrator and vendors for procurement.
  • Established team structure, direction and vision for Confidential Connect IT including Development, Testing, and Operations
  • Established Agile teams
  • Oversight for of all SI technical activities, procedures and processes
  • Partnered with SI on Technical Standards including Development, Testing (functional and performance), Release Management, Build Management, and Operations
  • System evaluation and recommendation to address consistency, performance & maintainability
  • Operational Support & Troubleshooting
  • Partnered with SI on the System Architecture design, test planning for all testing phases, established the SDLC process and procedures, established the operations procedures, and Data Conversion
  • Responsible for $14M Confidential Project Connect Technical budget (hardware and software)
  • Direct report to the Project Director
  • Interact with C-Level management on a regular basis
  • Member of the Project Leadership Team & Change Control Board
  • Disaster Recovery Planning, Design, and Implementation
  • Virtualization and Capacity Planning, and Migration

Confidential, Orlando, FL

Performance lead (Consultant)

Responsibilities:

  • Reviewed application and system design for efficiency. Planning and implementation of hardware and software for Performance lab.
  • Designed strategy, and planning for more efficient performance testing of Disney applications using DevOps
  • Designed, developed, and implemented a script modularization scheme to be used in Load Runner/Performance Center by other team members where all testing for any application is done in one script using CI/CD
  • Designed, developed, and implemented a Multi-Threaded C/C++ DLL for all team members to facilitate data sharing between all Load Runner/Performance Center application scripts
  • Mentored other team members.
  • (Linux, Windows, HP Performance Center, C/C++, VTS, SQL Server)

Confidential, Dallas, TX

Performance lead

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of performance engineers to migrate to a newer version of HP testing tools.
  • Consulted and advised staff on testing best practices.
  • Converted old scripts to new scripts. (HP Performance Center, Windows, Linux, SAP)

Confidential, San Diego, CA

Systems Architect /Enterprise Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Designed, developed, and implemented a high performance trading application for automated trading using c#, and X-trader.

Confidential, Columbia, SC

Senior Performance Lead (Consultant)

Responsibilities:

  • Performance testing lead of the Harmony application.
  • The testing and the associated modifications of the application resulted in two-fold improvement of the application performance.
  • Mentored staff on testing best practices for HP Performance Center. (HP Performance Center, Windows, .NET, ASP)

Confidential, Tallahassee, FL

Consultant / Systems Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Recruited by the CIO to help with development and performance challenges of the Legislative system.
  • Lead staff and vendors to implement various testing software and strategies to solve system challenges.
  • After the recommendations were implemented, the Legislative application was stabilized and the staff were able to be trained before the Legislative session started for a seamless rollout. (Loadrunner, Windows, .NET, ASP, Win runner)

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