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I am a full stack developer, database analyst, devops engineer, entrepreneur, and cloud evangelist. I have a reputation for high-energy work ethic, excellent analytical and problem solving skills, and strong customer relations. I have a very broad range of technical skills and have worked in a plethora of industries.

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Quest Software Inc. 2016-11-01 —

Software Systems Principal Engineer

Dell Software Group was purchased by Francisco Partner Group in November 2016.

Highlights

  • Developed a command line utility (Golang) that wraps up the process of building, packaging, testing, and deploying your application (Development, Staging, or Production) in a common interface and using a standardized configuration process.
  • Created and maintained launch (Docker Swarm & Hashicorp Nomad), registry (Hashicorp Consul), & runtime (Vagrant box & Microsoft Azure) plugins to extend the functionality of the command line utility
  • Evolved the command line utility by introducing a User Interface (Angular2) that interacted with the existing command line utility through a REST API.

Dell Inc. 2013-05-01 — 2016-11-01

Software Systems Principal Engineer

Highlights

  • Created a patent pending Appliance to manage configuration, installation, upgrades, and state of the DCM software across multiple Docker containers.
  • Designed Business Intelligences tools (Golang - backend/api, AngularJS - frontend, MySQL, & BoltDB) that perform trending, anomaly detection, and introspection.
  • Performed data mining and analysis on large scale MySQL and Riak clusters (100 million+ records) and log files located in customer environments.
  • Assisted with high-level software integrations on a multitude of public and private clouds and platforms such as Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, Joyent, Google Cloud Engine, VMWare, CloudStack, and OpenStack.
  • Deployment and troubleshooting of Dell Cloud Manager Software (Java based).
  • Aided the customer support and engineering teams in query building (SQL), schema changes, and proper indexing for Dell Cloud Manager.
  • Maintainer of the Open Source Mixcoatl Python library (http://mixcoatl.net) for interacting with the Dell Cloud Manager API.
  • Developed a fully-automated handsfree utility (https://github.com/enStratus/mixcoatl/tree/master/utils/handsfree) used to fully configure Dell Cloud Manager on a single server + post setup operations without human interaction.
  • Contributor to the Dell Cloud Manager installer (Chef based) for the simple installation of Dell Cloud Manager across various OS distributions.

Enstratius Inc. 2011-11-01 — 2013-05-01

Sr. Cloud Systems Engineer

Company was purchased by Dell Inc. in May 2013.

Highlights

  • First hired employee after Series A round of funding.
  • Provided customer training on cloud computing and the Enstratius software.
  • Pre-sales engagements for product education and Proof-of-Concept advocacy.
  • Handled support tickets and provided support metrics to the CEO.
  • Generated custom reports using raw SQL (MySQL database) for customers.
  • Engaged in paid Cloud Consultant for many Enterprise level companies.
  • Auto-provisioning of servers via DevOps (Chef) or custom developed scripts (Bash, Python, Ruby, PHP, Perl, etc.)
  • High familiarity with major clouds (AWS, Rackspace, GoGrid, Azure, etc.)

Crazygood LLC 2010-08-01 — 2011-11-01

Chief Technology Officer

Highlights

  • Acted as the Technical Co-Founder in this bootstrapped startup.
  • Created marketing and vision plans that allowed us to reach 11,000 paying subscribers in the first year.
  • Lead development of the application (LAMP, PHP, MySQL, and jQuery).
  • Developed a database intensive compensation utility that automated payout to Paypal and ACH (NACHA).
  • Heavy use of AWS/Rackspace clouds to create a zero downtime solution.
  • Managed development, outsourcing, and SDLC.

enlyten LLC 2009-09-01 — 2010-08-01

Director of Information Technology

Highlights

  • Re-architecture of a high traffic website with vendor integrations (API) and customer management applications (CMS).
  • Generated growth and trending reports based upon both Inventory and Web Traffic/Store Front databases (MySQL).
  • Reduced technology department overhead by 60%.
  • Assisted in the mathematical creation of our Compensation plan algorithm and developed (pre-production) utility to perform verifications of accuracy.

VYPE LLC 2007-06-01 — 2009-09-01

Director of Technology

Formerly known as High School Sports - The Magazine.

Highlights

  • First technical hire by an already established company.
  • Created the first corporate website (PHP, MySQL, & jQuery) with a highly modular and widgetized content management solution.
  • The content management solution allowed franchisees to easily customize almost every aspect of their webpage themselves.
  • Used a MySQL backend with a memcached middleware to provide the quickest possible page loads.
  • Developed a reporting system that provided each franchise with statistics related to Traffic, Views, and Clicks.
  • Custom developed an Advertisement server for displaying per-franchisee client ads (Set ad duration, regions, max clicks, max views, etc.)

BigString Corporation 2005-11-01 — 2007-03-01

System Administrator / Developer

Highlights

  • Developed the patented technology behind BigString's Self-Destructing, Recallable/Erasable, and Non-Forwardable email solution.
  • Handled day-to-day feature development, technical support, and database (MySQL) administration.
  • Managed the entire production infrastructure, all Debian based servers, hosted in a Level3 data center.

Colorado Technical University 2003-01-01 — 2005-05-01

Information Technology
Bachelor of Business Administration

Tackling the Challenges of Big Data

Awarded 2015-06-24
by Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Michael Dell Champion Award

Awarded 2015-04-01
by Dell Inc.

Michael Dell Champion Award

Awarded 2014-04-01
by Dell Inc.

Magna Cum Laude

Awarded 2005-05-01
by Colorado Technical University

Development

  • Golang
  • Python
  • PHP
  • Javascript
  • AngularJS
  • Angular2
  • Node.js
  • Bash/Shell
  • HTML
  • CSS

Databases

  • MySQL
  • Postgres
  • Riak
  • BoltDB
  • MongoDB
  • RethinkDB
  • SQLite

Clouds

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Rackspace
  • Terremark
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Google Cloud Engine
  • Joyent

Operating Systems

  • Debian/Ubuntu
  • RHEL/CentOS
  • FreeBSD
  • OpenBSD
  • NetBSD
  • CoreOS
  • AlpineLinux

Brian is uniquely gifted with a technical business vision. His ability to understand chaotic business requirements and distill them into concrete value propositions for clients is matched only by his ability to share his knowledge with his colleagues in a way that makes the entire team stronger.

— Greg Moselle (Amazon Web Services, Inc.)

Brian has shown a high degree of proficiency in numerous programming languages, databases, and platforms. In addition, he is an excellent communicator and has the skills and personality needed to be a leader.

— John Willis (Docker, Inc.)

Brian has a consistent, superior output. He can jump into any project (including frontend) and get the work done. He is able to juggle a lot of tasks and sudden troubleshooting needs. He works very well independently: I can delegate responsibilities to him and then rely on his judgment to either deliver or raise red flags when appropriate.

— Tim Freeman (Amazon Web Services, Inc.)