Career Profile

I am a software developer focused on hybrid cloud infrastructure and tooling. I have a background in systems automation programming as well as unix system administration. I enjoy developing and optimizing complex systems in an interconnected environment. I am fluent in Go, Ruby and Python I have experience working in a DevOps role in an Agile-driven environment. I am a former core for the OpenStack Neutron and Firewall-as-a-Service projects.

Work Experience

Principal Product Developer

1/2011 - 10/2011, 10/2013 - 5/2015, 10/2016 - present
Comcast Cloud Automation Team in Reston, VA

Team lead and software developer programming primarily in Go and Ruby, working to engineer a holistic datacenter automation solution for Comcast. Responsible for creating technical designs, code reviews, and ensuring code and operational quality in an Agile/Scrum devops environment. Helped build a Spinnaker-as-a-Service offering to offer hosted Spinnaker at enterprise scale. Designed, deployed, and provided full lifecycle support for containerized applications running in both Kubernetes and Mesos. Replaced the HP Server Automation service with multiple off the shelf open source systems. Designed, deployed, and supported a large multi-tenant Puppet Master infrastructure.

Principal OpenStack Developer

6/2015 - 10/2016
Comcast OpenStack Development Team in Reston, VA

Core Contributor for both OpenStack neutron and neutron-fwaas. In the Mitaka cycle, I was part of a team of developers across multiple companies that collaborated to implement DSCP management within the Quality of Service (QoS) framework in neutron. I also presented about DSCP at the Austin 2016 OpenStack summit. In the Newton cycle, I led the neutron-fwaas team to implement FWaaS v2, a significant new version of the project. I coordinated heavily with the neutron team, and contributed heavily to both neutron and neutron-fwaas.

Principal Systems Architect

11/2011 - 9/2013
Comcast IDEA Architecture Team in Reston, VA

Developed and deployed an innovative server quality assurance and auditing system to ensure consistent delivery of quality server resources. Established a more rigorous data model for the operational CMDB that tracked server inventory and assignments, to ensure data quality and clarity of relationships between data sources.

Principal Systems Administrator

1/2010 - 12/2010
Comcast OSS Team in Reston, VA

Comprehensive system administration, focusing on Solaris, HP-UX, and Red Hat Linux platforms.

Principal Systems Administrator

6/2001 - 12/2009
AOL

SRE before it had a name. System administration, in-depth application administration, automation development, creating new monitoring, metrics, and CMDB infrastructure. Leader in cross-enterprise task forces.

Skills & Proficiency

Linux

Python

Ruby

OpenStack

System Automation

Go

Puppet

Ansible