Professional


Syapse
Nov 2017 - Present
Cloud Architect
Remote
  • Designed and implemented the move from EC2 instances for all services to a container orchestrated system. This migration allowed us to better utilized EC2 resources reducing our EC2 spend by 50% with a cost savings of over $500,000 a year.
  • Reviewed and redesigned the terraform structure to use a modular approach that could be versioned and automated.
  • Assessed the networking in AWS, and implemented changes to restructure the network in order to move instances into private subnets.
  • Migrated to a three AWS account layout to give developers more access and to improve security for Protected Health Information.
  • Brought the remaining AWS infrastructure and Github repositories under control of terraform.
  • Documented best practices for developers around Docker and Kubernetes. Gave introductory training to help transition them.
Datapipe
Dec 2016 - Nov 2017
Platform Engineer
Remote
  • Creation of a service to manage 100’s of Kubernetes cluster and create new cluster on demand.
  • Implemented continued deployment on Kubernetes with Gitlab and Helm to version and test artifacts, with promotion on tagging.
  • Created a CLI to allow for helm charts to be installed in a single command in parallel along with support for automatic updates.
  • Led infrastructure level monitoring and metrics to ensure alerting and debugging capabilities on system faults.
Move, Inc. (Realtor.com)
May 2014 - Dec 2016
Senior Software Engineer
Morgantown, WV
  • Created and implemented a strategy to move to Kubernetes from static EC2 infrastructure.
  • Created a robust, resilient and distributed scheduler with a locking, tasks, and alerting.
  • Major overhaul from static logging to logging backed by ElasticSearch ELK stack.
  • Created extensive monitoring and failure detection suite for early warning of system failures using Sensu.
  • Led training sessions on technologies such as Kubenretes, Kibana, Grafana, ElasticSearch, InfluxDB.
Booz Allen Hamilton
Oct 2011 - May 2014
Associate
Fairmont, WV
  • Used Puppet to setup developer workstations for onboarding. Reducing onboarding from 2 weeks to 4 hours.
  • Reduced infrastructure setup time from 6 days to 25 minutes using Puppet and Fabric.
  • Used Spring, Apache Camel, and OracleAQ to implement a multithreaded, redundant biometric system.
  • Decompiled a library with a GUI to use it as a command-line tool.
TEKSystems consulting for Lockheed Martin
Sept 2010 - Oct 2011
Software Engineer
Fairmont, WV
  • Made enhancements to a legacy Swing application used by the FBI gun check NICS program
Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
Jan 2008-Sept 2010
Software Engineer
Fairmont, WV
  • Created a biometric prototype system using Oracle Aqualogic Enterprise Service Bus and Business Process Modeler(BPM) using J2EE, SOAP, and XSLT along with JNI for low-level communication and implemented EFTS/EBTS FBI mappings to NIEM XML.
Advanced Acoustic Concepts.
June 2006-Jan 2008
Software Engineer
Uniontown, PA
  • Designed Java based web services to interact with Flash clients for product enhancements.

Education


West Virginia University
May 2008
B.S. in Computer Science
Morgantown, WV
West Virginia University
December 2010
M.S. in Software Engineering

Skills


Languages

Python(Flask, Django), Golang, Java(J2EE, Spring, Camel, Maven, Gradle, JBoss, Tomcat)", Bash, Javascript,

Configuration Management

Puppet, Chef,

DevOps

AWS, Kubernetes, Helm, Terraform, Redhat, Docker, Graphite, InfluxDB, Prometheus, Grafana, Sensu, Debian , Nginx , Logstash

CI/CD

Jenkins, Gitlab, CircleCI,

Databases

MySql, Postgres,