Linux Nerd and DevSecOps Leader with over 20 years of hands-on technical and leadership experience in building of large scale systems.
Fostering security, one email at a time. Created a culture of information security awareness with the different teams that support Blueshift through a program that included monthly e-mails, webinars, how-to’s for engineers, and 1:1 employee training via zoom. Worked with engineering teams to show them SDLC fundamentals and brought git gpg signing to the engineering team. Point of contact of all security issues within the support, devops, and product team. Implemented full SSO within Blueshift and included vendors that supported SSO natively in procurement cycles. Screened new vendors for GRC compliance within our different accredited frameworks (SOC 2 Type II, HI-TRUST.)
Orchestrating DevOps In Retail. Lead a team of contractors who managed the day-to-day in store retail operations at a technology, network, and security level. Managed the building, deploying, configuration, and refurbishment (‘depot’) process of in store servers, along with all relevant reporting through Luxottica’s internal reporting and management tool, which I championed a complete rewrite from Perl/ModPerl/Catalyst to Python, Django, and ReactJS. Final point of escalation for dhcp, dns, linux, payment processing, and point of sales issues. Key person for SOC2 and PCI-DSS compliance efforts internally.
Delivered Complex DevOps Solutions to global clients. Initially responsible for maintaining the build, release, secure, and deployment tool set for the government services branch of Sapient. Maintained ITAR and sensitive project compliance and performed security sweeps of the network in addition to verifying third-party security scans. Moved ITAR compliant items from an in-house data center to Amazon’s GovCloud. Promoted a DevOps culture by being a technical leader for chef, vagrant, docker, packer, and other tools to push and promote leaner software deployment times for teams and other projects. Built and designed hadoop and microservices based deployments for Fortune 50 companies.
Bringing Modern Delivery to Legacy Software. Responsible for the support and success of our internal data center deployments. Promoted to engineering team after two years in support, working in a release and utility/tools engineering role. Maintained both internal, as well as externally facing installations of our J2EE based software, CollabNet Enterprise Edition. Pushed for, and developed the software for packaging our software into an RPM format, then maintaining a yum repository for ease of upgrades. Worked hand-in-hand with the Professional Services team to build, deploy, and maintain one-off pieces of software for government clients. Traveled to customer sites to troubleshoot issues when needed.
Building Point of Sales Solutions around the globe. Responsible for the design, build, and deployment of custom point-of-sales solutions for small businesses to large (Fortune 10+) retailers.
Open Source is an integral part of who I am. I believe in full disclosure, open source, and open firmware and services. Simply put, I wouldn’t be who I am today without Open Source in my life.