We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.
I am a humble, collaborative, ambitious, and continuously improving DevOps engineer. I have been delivering large-scale distributed systems and mission critical infrastructure services for over two decades. In that time I have developed a wide range of experience which includes being an individual contributor, technical lead, architect and hands-on manager.
I am passionate about DevOps culture and SRE principles as ways to rally people with diverse backgrounds around shared outcomes; increasing productivity while simultaneously improving quality of life through tenacious pursuit of automation and elimination of toil.
I am familiar with multiple cloud infrastructure providers, including Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud, as well as multiple container orchestration frameworks including Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry. I am well versed in agile development practices, lean product thinking, and infrastructure as code.
I am pragmatic in both my work style and technology choices, seeing the world as a series of tradeoffs that must be carefully considered and occasionally reevaluated. I have worked fully remote for over a decade, am an excellent communicator, and highly effective at asynchronous collaboration. I value flexibility, autonomy and deep focus enabling a state of flow. I love Linux, Vim, Git and opportunities to solve new puzzles in a variety of languages.
Seasoned practitioner of DevOps and SRE
Real-world experience on every public IaaS
Building in Shell, Node.js, Go and SQL/NoSQL
GitOps combined with Ansible and Terraform
Skilled operator of Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry
Always be shipping; Jenkins, Drone and Concourse
Sensu, Prometheus, ELK
User centered, focussed on value