Cameron Harris, Developer in Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Cameron Harris

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Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Developer

Los Angeles, CA, United States
Toptal Member Since
August 27, 2019

Cameron has over 15 years of experience in Unix/Linux systems administration. As a natural problem solver, Cameron looks to solve interesting problems involving infrastructure architecture, micro-services, containerization, configuration management, and continuous-integration and continuous-deployment. He has great object-oriented development skills and has worked with various different product teams.


Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Go, Solana, Parity Polkadot
Amazon Web Services (AWS), VMware vSphere, Terraform, Rancher...
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Vagrant, Python, Puppet, Packer, Kubernetes, Jenkins...




Preferred Environment

GitLab, Bitbucket, GitHub, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Linux

The most amazing...

...thing I've built was a music ingestion pipeline that took media packages from labels and encoded them into various formats to be sold in an online record store.

Work Experience

Senior Software Engineer

2021 - 2023
  • Developed a feature for the company's internal blockchain data snapshotting system, which implemented multi-threaded chunk file processing that resulted in a 20% increase in download/upload speeds and saved the company on infrastructure costs.
  • Managed and deployed validators for proof-of-stake blockchains using infrastructure automation and Kubernetes. Collaborated with external blockchain teams (Solana Labs, Parity, Near Protocol) to coordinate network updates.
  • Oversaw development of Coinbase's first Chainlink Pricefeed. Educated business developers and engineering on how Chainlink oracles support blockchain networks to take an idea from a technical design document to a launched product.
Technologies: Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Go, Solana, Parity Polkadot

DevOps Engineer

2019 - 2020
  • Built a continuous deployment pipeline for the technical publication team.
  • Deployed and maintained the company's first Kubernetes infrastructure.
  • Championed the migration from monolith applications to container-based microservices.
  • Deployed Kubernetes infrastructure with Terraform.
  • Automated the creation of a development environment in Kubernetes.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), VMware vSphere, Terraform, Rancher, Windows PowerShell, Kubernetes, Groovy, Docker, Chef, Ansible

Infrastructure Engineer

2015 - 2018
  • Architected, deployed, and maintained cloud and bare metal infrastructure.
  • Created and maintained CI/CD pipelines for deploying Packer-built AMIs to EC2.
  • Created and maintained CI/CD pipelines for deploying containers to Google Kubernetes Engine.
  • Created and maintained portable development environments using Vagrant and Ansible.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Vagrant, Python, Puppet, Packer, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Django, CentOS, Ansible

Senior Linux Administrator

2015 - 2015
Viant Inc
  • Wrote and modified Puppet code to deploy monitoring, system configurations, and applications.
  • Automated the provisioning of physical and virtual machines.
  • Contributed to the migration of 1,000+ physical machines to AWS EC2.
  • Troubleshot and deployed advertisement real-time bidding clusters.
  • Worked closely with data scientists to meet system requirements.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Puppet, Ruby, Linux, Google Cloud, Hadoop

Systems Engineer

2008 - 2014
  • Worked closely with other operations engineers to maintain up-time for 2500+ machine infrastructure.
  • Wrote and maintained Puppet configuration for bare metal machines.
  • Automated system administration tasks using Bash, Perl, and Python.
  • Contributed to the architectural design and deployment of multi-node Linux clusters that made up a shared web hosting platform.
  • Wrote and maintained various infrastructure monitoring.
Technologies: Solaris, Python, Puppet, Perl, Git, CentOS, Debian, Bash
2010 - 2012

Associate's Degree in Information Systems

Santa Monica College - Santa Monica, California


Telegram Bot API, Beautiful Soup, Node.js


Git, Jenkins, Ansible, Vagrant, Terraform, Puppet, Chef, VMware vSphere, Vault, Grafana, GitHub, Bitbucket, GitLab, Packer


Python, Bash, Ruby, Perl, Groovy, Go, TypeScript


Agile, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Deployment, Continuous Development (CD), DevOps, Waterfall Development


Linux, OS X, Docker, Ubuntu, Linux RHEL/CentOS, Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Rancher, Blockchain, DigitalOcean, Ethereum, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Debian, CentOS, Solaris


Google Cloud, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Memcached, Elasticsearch


Django, Flask, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Parity Polkadot, NestJS, Hadoop, Windows PowerShell


Web Scraping, Oracle VM VirtualBox, Shell Scripting, Configuration Management, CI/CD Pipelines, Solana, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), OpenVZ, Prometheus

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