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Paul Zarlingo
Cloud Architect
  • Terraform

Paul is an expert in GCP and AWS Cloud Architecture. His experience includes designing cloud-native mission-critical systems for high profile clients at Slalom and architecting real-time energy trading systems at MISO. Paul also started his own company, KubeCommit, to enable enterprise organizations to deploy Kubernetes without writing YAML or managing Kubernetes.


Licenses & Certifications

AWS Certified Solutions Architect
Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)

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Relevant Experience

Consultant – Devops, Cloud, Security

Slalom Consulting January 2020 – Present

  • Worked in a consultative role on multiple projects as a Cloud Architect
  • Helped customers understand and use best practices for migrating workloads to AWS
  • Designed and created a fully automated deployment of a data analysis product using Terraform
  • Worked to ensure infrastructure could be easily be created or destroyed for cost savings without losing data
  • Worked with Data Scientists to migrate workflows from a shared AWS account to a multi-account model
  • Deployed Data Science workflows as containers in AWS ECS and Fargate


KubeCommit LLC March 2019 – Present

  • Built Managed Platform for ease of Deployment into Kubernetes
  • Worked with startup founders to shape the product to their needs
  • Using GCP tools including GKE and Cloud SQL
  • Worked with customers to understand how they use containers in their modern workflow

DevOps Engineer

Atlas Money May 2017 – March 2019

  • Architect and Manage AWS environment to maximize resiliency and minimize cost
  • Use AWS products such as EC2, ELB, EBS, VPC, RDS, Redshift, S3, and Route53
  • Manage Kubernetes as a platform for deploying development and production applications
  • Create Jenkins jobs to automate deployment of microservices and other CI/CD processes
  • Work with customers, project managers, and other stakeholders to understand their needs for a product and then work with developers to outline best way to meet those needs
  • Work directly with company founders to make strategic infrastructure design decisions
  • Automate systems administration tasks using Python
  • Work across stacks of various tools, platforms, and microservices to trace problems to their root and resolve them
  • Debug problems with Node.js applications
  • Manage company DNS and Load Balancing in AWS using Route53 and ELB

Linux Administration

  • DevOps Engineer
  • CenturyLink April 2016 – May 2017
  • Server Administration using Ansible
  • Deploying releases via Jenkins
  • Work directly with Development and Operations to ensure both teams are working together effectively
  • Convert and deploy applications as docker containers
  • Write bug fixes and features in accordance with user stories
  • Engage in code reviews, story pointing, retrospectives, and other Agile processes

Senior Linux Engineer

CenturyLink September 2015 - April 2016

  • Escalation point for associate engineers
  • Manage DNS for multiple customers
  • Perform and schedule planned changes and patching to all hosted Linux/UNIX systems.

Linux Engineer

CenturyLink September 2014 - September 2015

Coordinate hardware upgrades and replacements with vendors

  • RSA and internal user management
  • Server level network and routing changes
  • Adding storage to existing servers from 3par and NAS devices.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain all VMware Linux servers and ESX 4.1 and 5 hosts
  • Create, update, and maintain technical documentation for troubleshooting for both our team and other teams.
  • Provide detailed root cause analysis for any unexpected outages
  • Perform customer requested audits in a timely fashion.
  • Mentor and provide training materials for Tier 2 Server support team

Global Operations Systems Administrator

CenturyLink December 2012-September 2014

  • Administration, configuration, and troubleshooting of a diverse operation system environment including Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008, Solaris, and Red Hat Linux
  • Scripting and automation of tasks
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting over 30,000 servers across over 40 Data Centers
  • Extensive monitoring via SNMP
  • User account Administration including Password Resets, Account Creation, Account Removal, Privilege changes.
  • Monitoring and Administration of Veritas Netback-up
  • Managing and troubleshooting VMWARE ESXi and vCenter server.
  • Troubleshooting and administration of server applications including IIS, Apache, JBOSS, and Tomcat
  • Troubleshooting Load Balancers
  • MSSQL server Administration and Clustering
  • Troubleshooting and Resolution of problems with CPU usage, memory usage, and disk space

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