Bryce Andress, DevOps and Developer in Lehighton, PA, United States
Bryce Andress

DevOps and Developer in Lehighton, PA, United States

Member since January 26, 2022
Bryce is an eight-year IT professional who started work while still in college as a Level 1 IT support technician. Since then, he has worked for a Fortune 500 health insurance company, an ISP, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and a key leader in a Series A-funded startup. Although well-versed in multiple areas of IT, DevOps and cloud security are his passion. Bryce designs secure, efficient, scalable, and available solutions to worthy problems.
Bryce is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Lehighton, PA, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

MacOS, AWS, Linux, Vim Text Editor, iTerm2, GitLab CI/CD, GitLab

The most amazing...

...project I have worked on was a biometric, signal, and facial recognition video processor that worked as a virtual polygraph in a serverless fashion.

Employment

  • Deputy CTO

    2020 - PRESENT
    Presage Security Inc
    • Architected a novel 3 tier biometric passive authentication system that has been deployed in multiple Fortune 500 GDRP compliant enclaves.
    • Collected, transformed, and processed large data sets into a variety of data stores for fast retrieval and review.
    • Collaborated with clients in numerous business sectors to identify where our technologies could better improve theirs.
    • Assisted six junior developers with learning best practices and security standards.
    Technologies: Python 3, Serverless, AWS, AWS CloudFormation, Terraform, MacOS, Incident Response, GitLab CI/CD, CTO, Python, Machine Learning, AWS DynamoDB
  • IT Professional

    2018 - 2020
    Department of Justice
    • Maintained a highly available and customized Oracle Commercial of the Shelf product.
    • Designed the migration plan that embraced cloud technologies to migrate the above product to AWS.
    • Implemented this migration in AWS using Serverless technologies and standard DevOps best practices such as IaC and CI/CD.
    Technologies: AWS, Bash, Python, Jenkins, Linux, Infrastructure as Code (IaC)
  • IT Support

    2017 - 2018
    Guardian Insurance
    • Assisted with company-wide migration to Windows 10.
    • Troubleshot various technology issues with employees ranging from laptops not booting, viruses, up to full system restorations.
    • Shadowed senior DevOps team members in free time to learn more about the field.
    Technologies: Troubleshooting, Windows, Help desk, Microsoft

Experience

  • Remote Polygraph

    A cloud-first application deployed in AWS and utilized Python and Node.js. The application analyzed video in near real-time using a combination of machine learning and equations to gather in-depth detail on the subject. The system was designed to be highly available and fault-tolerant. Under the hood, the system was a 3-tier web application. The web and app tiers were hosted on a Fargate ECS Task while the database utilized an Aurora Serverless PostgreSQL database. All deployments were automated and utilized GitLab CI/CD.

  • Open Source Data Collect

    Designed and implemented a system responsible for collecting ~1TB of data per week of open-source data. The system leverages the lost cost and efficiency of AWS Serverless technologies and NoSQL databases to keep expenses minimal and access to data quick. The system has been designed so that after an Access Pattern is established, adding a quick retrieval path of that data usually takes minutes. The system can also be scaled to add further collections or transforms with no impact to existing services and with minimal overhead.

Skills

  • Languages

    Bash, Python, Python 3, C++
  • Tools

    GitLab CI/CD, GitLab, Vim Text Editor, AWS CloudFormation, Terraform, Jenkins, AWS Fargate
  • Paradigms

    DevOps
  • Platforms

    Linux, MacOS, Windows, Microsoft, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS Lambda
  • Other

    AWS, Agile Software Testing, Serverless, Operating Systems, iTerm2, Data Structures, Incident Response, CTO, Machine Learning, Troubleshooting, Help desk, Infrastructure as Code (IaC)
  • Storage

    AWS DynamoDB
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
    2016 - 2018
    Kutztown University of Pennsylvania - Kutztown, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Associate's Degree in Computer Science
    2014 - 2016
    Lehigh Carbon Community College - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA

Certifications

  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
    FEBRUARY 2022 - FEBRUARY 2025
    AWS

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