Wes Henderson

Wes Henderson

Systems Engineer

San Antonio, Texas, US
(210) 589-0628




I am a community oriented Linux nerd with more than a decade of IT experience and a penchant for automation, documentation, and mentoring. I am keenly aware of operations and ever mindful of opportunities for process improvement; I believe that continuous improvement is paramount for any organization. The key to maintaining continuous improvement is to build and maintain a strong team through constant, organic training.

Work Experience

Work Experience

  • Lead Systems EngineerSalesforce

    Nov, 2019 - Jun, 20233 years 7 months

    Businesses succeed when they create meaningful connection. Our mission is to deliver it.

    • Led a small team on our ‘Bring Your Own Key’ (BYOK) initiative; this product allowed customers to fully own the keys their databases were encrypted with and represented $6 million in recurring revenue for Pardot.

    • Helped to identify and deploy cost saving measures in our public cloud infrastructure, representing a savings of $3 million dollars annually.

    • Led multiple teams across multiple business units in order to meet deployment deadlines.

    • Built a bespoke tooling pipeline for the SRE team, allowing tools to be created and shared widely while circumventing common pitfalls around such tooling, e.g. tribal knowledge resulting in decreased visibility and adoption.

    • Built a CLI tool to rapidly manage asynchronous jobs, greatly decreasing response time while increasing visibility.

  • Deployment EngineerTrueAbility

    Feb, 2018 - Nov, 20191 year 8 months

    TrueAbility provides an advanced platform for delivering skills-based assessment for today’s digital workforce™.

    • Mentored junior team members and built pathways from support to engineering.

    • Helped many top companies build, deploy, and grade their performance based assessments.

    • Acted as a consultant on exam creation and deployment.

    • Created bespoke environments/grading via Bash and Powershell, primarily.

    • Contributed to the underlying codebase where applicable.

    • Maintained the AWS and GCP infrastructure for internal tooling and exams respectively.

  • DevOps EngineerRackspace Hosting

    May, 2013 - Dec, 20174 years 6 months

    As you move through your cloud journey, our customer-first, cloud-first approach to service delivery helps ensure that all of your technologies work together to move you forward.

    • Architect and deploy scalable cloud solutions for customers in an AWS ecosystem via CloudFormation.

    • Design for customers’ regulatory requirements (e.g. PCI, HIPAA, etc).

    • Educate customers on distributed computing principles and CI/CD solutions.

    • Collaborate with team members via GitHub.

    • Wrote a Python framework to automate the build process.

    • Created custom tooling in Bash and Python.

    • Active contributor to both the internal Rackspace wiki and public blog.



  • DevOps







    Terraform / CloudFormation

    Ansible / Chef / Puppet


  • Leadership






  • Programming







  • Computer Forensics, Associate of Applied Science, Northwest Vista College

    Jan, 2010 - May, 2012

    Marketable Skills Achievement Award: Linux RHCT

    Marketable Skills Achievement Award: Information Security & Assurance



  • Certified Solutions ArchitectAWS

    Issued on: Jan 26, 2017

  • RHCERed Hat

    Issued on: Apr 15, 2016

  • RHCSARed Hat

    Issued on: Jul 12, 2013

  • Cert 1Linux Professional Institute

    Issued on: Mar 16, 2012

  • Linux+CompTIA

    Issued on: Jan 27, 2012

  • Security+CompTIA

    Issued on: Dec 06, 2010

  • Network+CompTIA

    Issued on: Dec 30, 2010

  • A+CompTIA

    Issued on: Nov 02, 2008