Network to Code, LLC

Engineering Manager - Nautobot
January, 2022 — Present

  • Manage a 6-person team with structured touch-points, feedback-driven assessments, and autonomy.
  • Shaping product development of Network to Code open source projects, including the Nautobot project.
  • Execute growth in productivity and output by continuously improving maturity in our product backlog and agile practices.
  • Facilitate org-level retrospectives and conflict resolution.

Managing Consultant
April, 2020 — January, 2022

  • Manage and mobilizing 10-person teams through clear visioning, feedback-driven reviews, empathy, empowerment, and agency.
  • Consult for teams of 15+ members on best-practices pertaining to automated testing, SDLC, documentation, security foundations, process management.
  • Engage the growth and best-fit resource planning of teams across the company during multi 100%+ YOY growth.
  • Product ownership for a Fortune 50 enterprise automation transformation project.
  • Manage project and client relations on $2M+ projects around network automation.
  • Executed over 30 global, multi-data center releases, in day-time roll-out strategies.

Senior Network Automation Consultant
March, 2019 — April, 2020

  • Reorganised change documentation and release management processes to cut development-to-release cycle time by 50%.
  • Presented three technical and non-technical presentations around voice-based automation and enterprise consulting.
  • Exhibited technical leadership for modernizing testing, release, documentation, and software delivery pipelines, specializing in the financial network infrastructure sector.
  • Engage with a complex set of technologies: Ansible, Docker, Bitbucket, OpenShift, Java, JavaScript (ES6+, TypeScript), Python, Jira, Jenkins, Robot Framework.
  • Established triaging and documenting procedures for Tier 3+ troubleshooting, production operations, and incident response.


Software Consultant
August, 2018 — March, 2019

  • Senior architect and technical manager of function-specific end-user facing shopping platform of a Fortune 25 B2C retail company.
  • Facilitated internal developer relations of 15+ member teams, cutting down blocker resolution time by 75%.
  • Streamlined automated testing (contract, functional, integration, smoke, unit) pipelines, improving testing times by 25%.
  • Mentored and developed tools on based on CloudFoundry, Docker, Gitlab, Google Cloud Platform, Java, JavaScript (ES5, ES6+, TypeScript), Jest, Kotlin, Lerna, SprintBoot, React, Redux.
  • Troubleshoot Tier 2, Tier 1 incidents in a follow-the-sun support model.

Make Fix Know, LLC

Freelance, Founder
February, 2017 — August, 2018

  • Primary project manager for concurrent software development projects, including SaaS applications and cryptographic-based solutions.
  • Managed five direct technical and non-technical peers and project-based sub-contractors.
  • Leveraged a large set of AWS tools to accomplish quick-to-market projects, including S3, EC2, ElasticBeanstalk, CloudFront, RDS, ElastiCache, Lambda, Route53, VPCs, CloudWatch, SES, SNS.
  • Introduced standardized CI/CD pipeline on top of GitHub, CircleCI, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform.
  • Designed rapid-prototyping frameworks on top of Ruby, Rails, TypeScript, NodeJS, React, Vue.JS.
  • Redesigned a data-processing tool to improve run-time performance leveraging Rust.
  • Integrated payment and subscription workflows using Stripe and PayPal platforms.
  • Performed as CTO for four venture companies during funding rounds.

TelNet Worldwide

Systems Engineer
March, 2015 — February, 2017

  • Architected an end-to-end service provisioning systems with web-based user interface and REST APIs with Ruby on Rails, Node.JS, Semantic UI, Python, and Jinja, reducing provisioning process time by 90% and error rate by 50%.
  • Setup and managed CI/CD pipeline consisting of Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Capistrano, Docker, Vagrant, GitLab, GitLabCI for automating DNS & NTP management, and bare-metal provisioning.
  • Designed an interactive self-service customer portal with WebRTC & WebSocket functionality using Rails, Node.JS, CoffeeScript, Angular.JS, and Bootstrap.
  • Upgraded security infrastructure to support two-factor authentication, reverse-proxy protection, DNSSEC, single sign-on, federated access, fraud mitigation, and compliance.
  • Core contributor for administration of Linux, Windows, Mac OS X virtual, bare-metal, MySQL, Postgres, Redis, MS SQL, and end-user systems
  • Principle architect in VMWare platform and off-site AWS (S3, EC2, RDS), DigitalOcean.
  • Administered LAN and WAN network infrastructures composed of Cisco, Juniper, and Fortinet across three data centers.

Grid4 Communications

Senior Director of Information Systems
May, 2011 — February, 2015

  • Setup a VMWare virtualization platform for compute and storage workloads.
  • Migrated and automated billing VoIP services systems using Java, Ruby, PHP.
  • Maintained DNS (BIND) systems, MySQL, MS SQL databases.
  • Sole administrator of Linux, Windows, Mac OS X virtual, bare-metal, and end-user systems for 40+ employees.

Past Experience
Available upon request.

Education & Certifications

Oakland University

Bachelor Degree, Computer Science, 3.5

Managing Yourself and Leading Others Training

Harvard Divison of Continuing Education

Issued Feb 2021, Verification Upon Request