Christopher J. Stobie, DevOps Developer in Laguna Beach, CA, United States
Christopher J. Stobie

DevOps Developer in Laguna Beach, CA, United States

Member since July 1, 2018
Chris is a seasoned principal DevOps engineer with several years of experience building and managing applications. Formerly the director of DevOps/SRE at an AI company, Veritone, in Costa Mesa, CA, and a solutions architect at AWS. Chris has led numerous large-scale cloud architecture designs and implementations including building a real-time serverless AI platform on AWS.
Christopher is now available for hire


    Elasticsearch, Security, Amazon Linux, Jenkins, DevOps...
  • Veritone
    Security, Amazon Linux, Jenkins, DevOps, Bash, Linux, Redis, Elasticsearch...
  • Amazon Web Services
    Security, Amazon Linux, Docker, DevOps, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux...



Laguna Beach, CA, United States



Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, AWS, Amazon Linux, CentOS, Ubuntu, RHEL, Git

The most amazing...

...thing I've designed was a serverless, immediately scalable real-time AI engine processing platform.


  • Principle DevOps Engineer

    2018 - 2019
    • Built and scaled a mobile application to support thousands of requests per second.
    • Fully deployed EKS/Kubernetes clusters fully managed by Terraform.
    • Wrote numerous Kubernetes template frameworks leveraging Terraform and CodeFresh for full Canary deploys.
    • Built a fully-managed networking layer using Terraform.
    • Built a multi-region multi-account AWS setup with full VPC peering using Aviatrix.
    • Helped solve architectural issues and bring the latency to reasonable levels.
    • Screened potential DevOps candidates for the company and assisted in building a DevOps culture and team.
    Technologies: Elasticsearch, Security, Amazon Linux, Jenkins, DevOps, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux, Bash, Codefresh, CircleCI, Amazon EKS, Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform, Go, AWS
  • Director, Site Reliability Engineering

    2017 - 2019
    • Designed and implemented an architecture for processing streams of media with AI in real time.
    • Designed and implemented a unique autoscaling architecture leveraging Fargate and ECS/EC2.
    • Led the efforts resulting in achieving a high FedRAMP compliance status.
    • Built an SRE team from nothing to having a global presence in six time zones.
    • Led the efforts resulting in a savings of over $800,000 from AWS annually.
    Technologies: Security, Amazon Linux, Jenkins, DevOps, Bash, Linux, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, ECS, AWS Lambda, Go, Python, AWS Fargate, Docker, Ansible, Terraform, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Technical Account Manager (TAM)

    2017 - 2017
    Amazon Web Services
    • Managed multiple $100+ million accounts at AWS.
    • Led architecture design efforts and reviewed all the accounts.
    • Led multiple in-depth how-to workshops on automating the infrastructure with Terraform, Ansible, and Packer.
    • Built a new internal toolset resulting in immediately an increased resiliency for hundreds of AWS accounts.
    • Contributed heavily to the internal software development for multiple tools.
    Technologies: Security, Amazon Linux, Docker, DevOps, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux, Secure Automated Lending Technology (SALT), Puppet, Ansible, Terraform, Bash, Go, JavaScript, Python, AWS
  • Lead DevOps Engineer

    2016 - 2017
    Clear Capital
    • Built a DevOps team from nothing to a global presence supporting multiple time zones.
    • Led the architectural efforts around a Cassandra/SOLR design and code implementation which resulted in a query performance optimization (going from 10+ seconds to a sub-second query response time).
    • Architected the design and implementation of ClearQC/ClearCollateral with customers like Wells Fargo, Freddie Mac, and Goldman Sachs running over $3 trillion through the systems monthly.
    • Led a team in the automation of all infrastructure and configuration management which resulted in a highly scalable, self-healing system with tools like SALT, Terraform, Packer, Ansible, Kubernetes, and Docker.
    • Automated our CI/CD processes which resulted in reducing the average build/test time from 30 minutes down to 5 minutes.
    • Led the efforts to achieve SOC 2 compliance.
    Technologies: Elasticsearch, Security, Amazon Linux, Jenkins, DevOps, Linux, Bash, Spark, Solr, Elassandra, Docker, Kubernetes, Packer, Redshift, Cassandra, Puppet, Secure Automated Lending Technology (SALT), Ansible, Terraform, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Lead DevOps Engineer

    2016 - 2016
    Estech Systems, Inc.
    • Architected the support for the PBX/SIP servers running on millions of phones worldwide.
    • Led the migration efforts from a self-hosted on-premise implementation to a fully managed AWS deployment.
    • Wrote numerous Ansible playbooks to optimize automation builds.
    • Developed numerous Terraform modules to improve infrastructure automation builds.
    • Led the systems team in troubleshooting SIP/PBX service issues for clients around the globe.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Elasticsearch, Security, Jenkins, Docker, DevOps, Python, Bash, Linux, Terraform, AWS, Secure Automated Lending Technology (SALT), Ansible
  • Linux Support Engineer

    2015 - 2015
    Armor Cloud Hosting
    • Worked on numerous high-profile customer accounts, troubleshooting issues and increasing performance of customers applications.
    • Wrote automation scripts for various customers concerning the deployment/installation of application stacks.
    • Worked on numerous security response teams for real-time hacker prevention of high profile clients.
    Technologies: Security, Nginx, MySQL, Apache, Linux, Python, Bash, Ansible
  • Cloud Consultant

    2015 - 2015
    • Wrote Ansible playbooks for Gold's Gym to automate their entire website application stack.
    • Redesigned Gold's Gym's website which resulted in load time response increase from five seconds to under a sub-second.
    • Wrote Ansible playbooks in order to automate LDAP deployment with Kerberos.
    Technologies: Security, Bash, Linux, Chef, Secure Automated Lending Technology (SALT), Puppet, Packer, Ansible, Terraform
  • Patriot/THAAD Fire Control

    2010 - 2012
    US Army
    • Worked on and maintained THAAD missile systems.
    • Worked on and maintained Patriot missile systems.
    • Deployed Patriot/THAAD radar systems.
    • Worked on numerous live fire simulations and real world exercises.
    Technologies: Aerospace & Defense



  • Languages

    Bash, Python, Go, Groovy, JavaScript, Java
  • Tools

    Helm, AWS Fargate, AWS ECS, AWS CLI, Packer, Jenkins, Terraform, GitLab CI/CD, Git, Ansible, Apache, Nginx, Amazon EKS, CircleCI, Puppet, Chef, Solr
  • Paradigms

    Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Deployment, Continuous Delivery (CD), DevOps, Continuous Development (CD)
  • Platforms

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Linux, Ubuntu, Amazon Linux, Kubernetes, AWS Lambda, Debian, CentOS
  • Storage

    Cassandra, Elasticsearch, Redis, Redshift, MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Other

    Cloud Architecture, Site Reliability, Quality Assurance (QA), Software Configuration Management (SCM), SDET, Full-stack, SCM Engineer, CI/CD Engineer, QA Testing, Secure Automated Lending Technology (SALT), AWS, ECS, Elassandra, Aerospace & Defense, Codefresh, Federal IT Space, RHEL
  • Industry Expertise

  • Frameworks



  • Bachelor of Science degree in Cyber Security
    2015 - 2017
    Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO, USA
  • Associate of Science degree in Cyber Security/Digital Forensics
    2012 - 2013
    Richland College - Dallas, TX, USA


  • AWS Solutions Architect Professional
    JANUARY 2018 - JANUARY 2020
    Amazon Web Services, Inc.
  • AWS DevOps Professional
    JANUARY 2018 - JANUARY 2020
    Amazon Web Services, Inc.
  • AWS SysOps Associate
    NOVEMBER 2017 - NOVEMBER 2019
    Amazon Web Services, Inc.
  • AWS Solutions Architect Associate
    OCTOBER 2017 - OCTOBER 2019
    Amazon Web Services, Inc.

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