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Lance Smith
GCP Cloud Architect
  • GCP
    Google Cloud

Systems developer experienced in multiple cloud platforms with a recent emphasis in platform architecture, Kubernetes, CI/CD, codified cloud infrastructure and security.

Recent Deliveries Involve: AWS, GCP, Kubernetes (KOPS, GKE, EKS), CircleCI, Jenkins, Terraform, Docker, Ansible, Hashicorp Tool Suite (Consul, Nomad, Vault), Nginx, SumoLogic, Datadog, NewRelic, Cassandra,ElasticSearch, Redis, PostgreSQL, Python, Golang, Ruby


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Lead Site Reliability Architect
Fairwinds Ops Dec 2017 - Feb 2020

  • Manage onboarding clients to managed Kubernetes services
  • Lead team of 5 senior SREs in Agile processes to plan and deliver work across multiple projects
  • Provide expert kubernetes implementation, admin and advisory services to multiple concurrent clients
  • Work with a wide swath industry standard cloud infrastructure and delivery tooling to provide lift and shift of apps and platform into Kubernetes

Managing Lead, Infrastructure
Blinker May 2016 – Present

  • Implement Agile framework via Kanban and Target Process
  • Architect complete application platform from ground up running hundreds of microservices
  • Develop tightly controlled internal certificate authority backed by Hashicorp Vault
  • Build AWS infrastructure using terraform and ansible
  • Manage Infrastructure team with three direct reports and various contractors and vendors

DevOps Engineer

Shutterstock Oct 2014 – May 2016

  • Automate container infrastructure using Chef, Swarm, Compose, Consul and Nginx
  • Architect and administer CI/CD pipeline using GitHub, Jenkins, Drone.io, Selenium and Ansible
  • Develop automated application setup and introspection dashboard for use by 23 development teams
  • Administer Yum, PyPI and Maven repos and private Docker registries
  • Contribute to and refactor puppet modules and chef recipes

DevOps Engineer

Catalyst Repository Systems May 2012 – Oct 2014

  • Configure complex application stack deployment using Ansible and AWS CloudFormation
  • Develop custom OpenStack Swift plug-in for LDAP authentication
  • Automated deployment of scalable ElasticSearch and RabbitMQ clusters to EC2 and OpenStack Compute
  • Build and deploy immutable AMIs for clustered services
  • Configuration Management via Puppet 2.6
  • Package code and manage repos using deb, rpm and python egg formats

Senior Application Developer, Engineering Manager

Catalyst Repository Systems

  • Manage four member development team dedicated to internal client base
  • Drive test-driven development and CI initiatives
  • Enterprise Shell: scalable, distributed application written entirely in bash

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