About

Cloud Operations Engineer with a focus on creating repeatable processes and systems that people enjoy using. Over the last 7 years I've honed my skills in Data Engineering, Infrastructure Provisioning, Database Development & Analysis, Automation, and Operations.

Work Experience

  • Cloud Operations Engineer, Invoca

    Aug 2016 - Present Recently joined

  • Senior Data Engineer II, Graphiq

    Aug 2013 - Aug 2016 2 years 11 months

    Graphiq is a semantic technology company that instantly delivers deep insights from the world’s data. Since 2010, the company has amassed the world's deepest and most interconnected knowledge graph, encompassing 500 collections, 1 billion entities, 250 billion data points and 25 billion curated relationships.

    • Principal developer of Data team's Ansible managed AWS infrastructure
    • Contributed the pdi-fastjsoninput-plugin to Pentaho's Kettle project
    • Became co-chair of the Training & Development committee, responsible for ensuring and coordinating the continued growth of Graphiq's team
    • Authored and led a 12 week curriculum on Pentaho's Data-Integration (Kettle), which now serves as the foundation of Product Management's onboarding process and enables self-service development of ETL jobs.
    • Developed the first iteration of Engineering's ETL Scheduler and Pipeline
  • Data Analyst / SQL Developer, Experian

    Jan 2011 - Sep 2013 2 years 8 months

    At Experian I was part of the Autocount team of engineers responsible for the reporting (22M Records/Year) of new and used vehicle sales within the U.S.

    • Developed well structured T-SQL, stored procedures, and SSIS packets to automate and handle all ETL processes
    • Refactored monthly ETL processes, decreasing processing time by 25%
    • Refined monthly commits to Reporting Warehouse, decreasing data transfer time by 50%
  • Setup Configuration Specialist, Aon Hewitt

    Aug 2010 - Dec 2010 4 months

    • Reviewed and executed test (including regression) plans in order to solve system defects
  • Management Information Systems Intern, Lockheed Martin

    Apr 2009 - Aug 2010 1 year 3 months

    As a member of the M-TADS/PNVS Reset team I helped to manage logistics of three program contacts responsible for the maintenance of Apache helicopter systems returning from theater.

    • Developed and maintained loan tracking database and metrics to ensure contract integrity

Skills

  • Daily Toolbelt (advanced): Ansible AWS Data (incl. filesystem) Migration Docker Jenkins Percona / MySQL Python
  • Techniques (intermediate): Configuration Management Continuous Integration / Deployment TDD
  • Other (intermediate): Bash Java JavaScript Kafka PHP

Education

  • Mangement Information Systems, Bachelor of Science,  University of Central Florida

    Jun 2006 - Aug 2010

  • Computer Programming & Analysis, Associate of Science,  Valencia College

    Jan 2012 - Apr 2013

Awards

  • Winner: Fuelzee,  Startup Weekend Orlando

    Awarded on: Nov 2012

    Fuelzee is like Foursquare for gas stations, but with real-time rewards. We help you find the cheapest gas near you, and give you rewards on things like Snickers, Slurpee’s, Slim-Jims, and gas!"

Volunteer Work

  • Docker Santa Barbara Meetup Organizer,  Docker

    May 2016 - Present

    Organize monthly meetup events to discuss all things Docker.

  • Hour of Code Volunteer,  Code.org

    Dec 2015 - Dec 2015

    Worked with a 2nd grade class at Leonora Fillmore Elementary School in Lompoc, CA to introduce them to Computer Science and help with Code.org's interactive learning lessons.