Developer at heart, with a passion for learning the latest in tech. Continuously researching the latest technologies and their applications. Strong experience in designing and integrating software and physical infrastructure. Develops with not only optimization in mind, but extensibility and usability as well. Expert in practices, languages by trade. Crypto lover.
Founding partner in new Michigan development partnership agency.
Leading project and infrastructure architecture for startups, small to medium-sized business.
Leading research and development clients in various verticals looking to utilize latest tech trends such as containerization, micro-services, machine learning, etc. to automate, simplify, expand their businesses.
Leading software development, project planning for full-stack applications.
Establishing industry practices in development, research, continuous-development, continuous-integration, orchestration.
Utilizing an ever expanding list of technologies, including: AWS (S3, EC2, ElasticBeanstalk, CloudFront, RDS, ElastiCache, Lambda, Route 53, VPC, CloudWatch, SES, SNS), Docker, GitHub, CircleCI, Kubernetes, Rust, Ruby on Rails, Node.JS, Python, CoffeeScript
Systems Engineer I • March, 2015 — February, 2017
Implemented support service redundancy with ElasticBeanstalk, a production-ready environment for highly-available DNSSEC and NTP services with Docker and Kubernetes.
Developed end-to-end service provisioning systems with web-based user interface and REST automation API with Ruby on Rails, Node.JS, Semantic UI, Python.
Created Ansible playbooks to maintain and replicate DNS and NTP systems, developed plans for Chef automation of bare-metal server deployment, and used Capistrano, Docker, and GitLab CI to stand up a continuous integration environment.
Developed an interactive self-service customer portal with WebRTC & WebSocket functionality using Rails, Node.JS, CoffeeScript, Angular.JS, Ember.JS, and Bootstrap.
Setup and maintained in-house end-to-end DevOps environment (version control, continuous integration, testing) built with Vagrant, GitLab, GitLab CI, and Circle CI.
Upgraded many internal and external facing user interfaces with a combination of React, React Native, Angular.JS, Bootstrap, Semantic UI, jQuery.
Upgraded security infrastructure to support two-factor authentication, reverse-proxy protection, DNSSEC, single sign-on, federated access, triple-A, fraud mitigation, and industry compliance.
Lead maintainer of Linux, Windows, Mac OS X virtual, bare-metal, and end-user infrastructure.
Principle architect in VMWare platform and off-site AWS (S3, EC2, RDS), DigitalOcean redundancy.
Supported a variety of network infrastructure composing of Cisco, Juniper, and Fortinet products.
Maintained MySQL, Postgres, Redis, and MS SQL databases.
Senior Director of Information Systems • May, 2011 — February, 2015
Built entire virtualization infrastructure comprised of VMWare products.
Automated maintenance and customer turn up on Cisco and Adtran networks, using Ansible, Rails, Bootstrap
Migrated and automated billing and services systems using Java, Ruby, PHP.
Maintained DNS (BIND) systems, MySQL, MS SQL databases.