Seasoned SRE and SysAdmin with a knack for automation in all facets of life. Serial skill acquirer in pursuit of a more automated and optimal life; I pickup, replace and augment skills as needed. At the end of the day, the software/tools/things/technology I'm responsible for should be reliable, performant and ideally put a smile on people's faces.

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Touchpoint Restaurant Innovations 2018-10-01 โ€” 2020-04-01

Sr. Production Engineer/SRE

equal parts troubleshooter, automation tooling engineer, AWS architect. Owned efforts to modernize, internalize, containerize various bits of core infrastructure.

Highlights

  • Tool-smith ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ. Dozens of in-house tools some of which radically changed (read: streamlined and automated) how hardware was shipped to customers. Other tools developed as needed to rectify problems at hundreds of in-field deployments.
  • Hashicorp evangelist. Terraform, Packer, Consul, Vault used/deployed to make for a largely immutable, smarter, more secure operating environment. I ๐Ÿ’— (immutable) Infra as Code!
  • Vocal advocate for the containerization ๐Ÿ“ฆ of workloads whenever possible. Strong proponent of immutable infrastructure and declarative infrastructure as code.
  • Tamer of Elastic Search (Open Distro for Elastic Search on Docker ๐Ÿณ, specifically). Worked w/ Application Engineering side of the house on migration to ES7.
  • Supervisor of in-field hardware; everything from instrumenting for prometheus and building Grafana dashboards ๐Ÿ“ˆ to vetting OEM samples to reverse engineering troublesome firmware and proprietary APIs.

Eventbrite (via Ticketfly) 2017-09-01 โ€” 2018-10-01

Sr. SRE, DevOps evangelist

Support Ticketfly's systems and help Eventbrite build new tools and processes to give developers more insight into their systems and the organization more flexibility

Highlights

  • Worked to revise how Eventbrite and Ticketfly respond to critical incidences
  • Wrote tooling to better link Vault to Eventbrite's central authentication flow
  • Modernization of existing Puppet manifests
  • Coached colleagues on networking in AWS and Terraform best practices
  • Created networking components to securely share data between EB and TF data lakes; extensive work w/ EB DataScience team to fine-tune performance

Ticketfly 2015-01-01 โ€” 2017-09-01

Sr. SRE, DevOps Practitioner, Tools Engineer, Cloud former

Hired as in the in-house AWS Expert. Led the migration from dataccentre to AWS and drove the necessary infrastructure and application architecture changes needed to pull it off.

Highlights

  • Was 24x7 Tier 4 OnCall
  • Rebuild a modern / skilled DevOps team
  • Significant tech-debt eradication, ancient stack archaeology, platform spelunking
  • Authored countless CHef cookbooks, ruby gems
  • SCALR server administrator
  • Mongo and MySQL dbe/a
  • Consult as an SRE and Architect for new apps and services
  • Successfully ran bare metal / data center exit & equipment disposition & data destruction efforts

Acxiom 2014-02-01 โ€” 2015-01-01

Associate Software Engineer

Principal support contact for all Aditive software. Integral Chef 'consultant'

Highlights

  • Developed chef training / coached internal teams on migration to Chef
  • Built tooling to automate administration of Aditive software and better integrate it within Acxiom's AWS environments
  • Worked with colleagues in Asia to support and roll out Aditive software for Asian markets
  • SRE, Ops, Dev work for a variety of internal and external applications, some of which serve millions of requests every day.

Aditive 2013-07-01 โ€” 2014-02-01

DevOps Engineer

Equal parts Mongo and Vertica 5 DBA. Led development of software to automate build/deploy of Aditive software in A/B style. In-house Chef dev

Highlights

  • Single handedly engineered and implemented growth/scale strategy for high demand web services.
  • Responsible for most infrastructure maintenance, including upgrades to production appliances and live migrations to AWS/VPC from AWS/EC2 Clasic
  • Designed and built a variety of deployment tools to aide under staffed development team with single-click / continuous deployment for testing and production environments.

UC, Merced 2009-08-01 โ€” 2013-05-01

CA
BS, Computer Science & Engineering

Courses

  • Computer Security
  • Networking
  • Computer Architecture
  • Databases
  • Algorithms

Amateur Radio Operator

Awarded 2020-01-01
by FCC
General Class

Intermediate Vault Training

Awarded 2016-09-01
by HashiCorp
Everything needed to deploy, run, integrate Vault

Programming Languages

  • Python3: advanced
  • golang: passable
  • php: rusty
  • ruby: rusty
  • C/++: hacky

Cloud Providers

  • AWS: advanced+
  • Google: passable
  • DigitalOcean: intermediate

Containerization

  • Docker: advanced
  • kubernetes: intermediate

IaC/Ops Tools

  • Terraform: advanced+
  • Packer: advanced
  • Consul: advanced
  • Vault: advanced

General SRE/Ops/Admin

  • Networking: advanced
  • troubleshooting: advanced+
  • performance tuning: intermediate
  • testing: intermediate
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธEnglish
Native
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpanish
No asombroso, suficiente

Fitness

  • avid gym rat
  • automated nutrition optimization
  • practitioner of various mindfulness techniques

Home/Personal Automation

  • built/hacked several IoT devices
  • Operational Technologies (OT)

Networks & wireless systems

  • Licensed HAM (we're allowed to build / test our own wireless protocols)
  • Passionate student of all techniques/protocols for linking systems together

Provided on request

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