I'm technically a software developer by trade but I'm also a
generalist with background in operations and have been in the
past one or more of the following: programmer, technical
support analyst, technical writer, systems designer, database
administrator, amateur cook, and professional curmudgeon.
I'm currently working at Coupa in Reno, NV as part of the
Site Reliability Engineering team helping them with
operations, deployment, DevOps, or anything else they can
My technical knowledge is not limited to Linux / Unix
technologies. I worked in cross-platform environments which
used Windows, Linux and other Unix flavors. I am fluent in
several scripting and programming languages, including
Python, Bash Shell, C#, SQL, Ruby, and I'm always tinkering
with the next shiny thing.
Develop the building blocks to scale the Coupa Cloud for a
growing customer base, deliver high performance and
availability as Coupa expands globally, and provide
security and privacy in compliance with global laws and
regulations. Lead and mentor engineers internally and work
with Coupa vendor and customer organizations.
Create, develop, and manage the deployment
architecture for the applications, develop the
monitoring architecture and implement monitoring
agents, dashboards, escalations and alerts across
application environments, change management &
configuration management operating mechanisms,
drive root cause analysis and risk management
processes, drive ongoing improvements and
efficiencies in operational practices, tools &
Maintains and supports mission-critical applications that enable Microsoft
to do business with its partners and customers in the OEM business
channel. Collaborates across groups to maximize system uptime and minimize
inconveniences to external and internal end users. Works well with business
stakeholders and IT management to identify priorities and minimize system
impact to those priorities.
Worked for TEKSytems as a vendor based at the Microsoft
facility in Reno, NV. Maintained and supported
mission-critical applications that enable Microsoft to do
business with its partners and customers in the OEM business
channel. Integral part of the team which deployed and
supported the systems in an enterprise level production
Developed applications, analyzed data, infrastructure
planning and deployment for a number of companies including
the Center for the Study of Violence at the University of
São Paulo in Brazil, the WIC Program for the State of
Idaho, CC Computer Services & Training of Idaho Falls, ID,
and Trial Sciences, Inc. of Reno, NV.
Programmer Analyst, WebQuest International Inc.
Defined and analyzed requirements, designed, coded tested,
and implemented core elements in the company's product line.
Selected by management to lead the development of the
WinBridge game client product.
Performed object-oriented web application development,
integration of web sites with database servers, and coded
new programs and new server components. Addressed and
resolved numerous technical issues. Key player selected by
management to implement compiled server-side components to
improve robustness and efficiency of client
solutions. Enhanced customer satisfaction and overall
profitability by delivering solutions on time and under
Improved the user interface and manage the structure of
various sites content. Worked with existing code to make
changes and enhancements. Developed new code for additions
to web sites. Designed and implemented web-based systems
and the processes to maintain them. Developed the front-end
HTML and associated back-end functionality to tie web sites
with databases. Enhanced the company's bottom line by
interfacing directly with clients and providing solutions to
those clients in a timely manner.
Tested products by means of mechanical, electrical, and
chemical processes. Operated electronic machinery that
performed the tests in memory chips. Drafted and wrote
procedures for several electrical testing
processes. Enhanced company profitability by increasing
production output and product quality in a steady fashion.
Bachelor of Arts Degree in English
Skills & Qualifications
- Outstanding analytical, problem-solving and
decision-making skills. Able to solve complex problems
- Proven ability to transform concepts into working,
- Key team member who contributes positively to each
- Continually enhances customer satisfaction and
overall profitability by delivering solutions on time
and under budget.
- Organized, efficient, productive, dedicated, hard
worker, goal and results-oriented.
- Technologies: Linux (RHEL / Debian), FreeBSD,
- Programming: Python, Bash, Ruby,
- Databases: Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL
- Services: Nginx, Apache, Tomcat
- Tools: Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Capistrano,
Since 2007 I have been publishing my articles on my own
Initializing and Managing Services in Linux: Past, Present and Future
Build Your Own Guest Book/Mailing List with MS Access
Please feel free to review and use the open source code that I
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2036 Breen Drive
Reno, NV 89509