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


  • Calm
    AWS, GO, Terraform, Docker, Kubernetes, EKS, CircleCI, CodeFresh
  • Veritone
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Terraform, Ansible, Docker, Fargate, Python, Go...
  • Amazon Web Services
    AWS, Python, JavaScript, Go, Bash, Terraform, Ansible, Puppet, SALT, Linux


  • Linux, 13 years
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS), 8 years
  • Continuous Integration (CI), 6 years
  • Jenkins, 5 years
  • Docker, 5 years
  • Kubernetes, 4 years
  • Python, 4 years
  • Packer, 3 years


Laguna Beach, CA, United States



Preferred Environment

Git, RHEL, Ubuntu, CentOS, Amazon Linux, TFS, AWS

The most amazing...

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


  • Principle DevOps Engineer

    2018 - PRESENT
    • 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 into reasonable levels.
    • Screened potential DevOps candidates for the company and assisted in building a DevOps culture and team.
    Technologies: AWS, GO, Terraform, Docker, Kubernetes, EKS, CircleCI, CodeFresh
  • 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: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Terraform, Ansible, Docker, Fargate, Python, Go, Lambda, ECS, Postgres, Elasticsearch, Redis, Linux
  • 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: AWS, Python, JavaScript, Go, Bash, Terraform, Ansible, Puppet, SALT, Linux
  • 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: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Terraform, Ansible, SALT, Puppet, Cassandra, Redshift, Packer, Kubernetes, Docker, Elassandra, SOLR, Spark
  • 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: Ansible, SALT, AWS, Terraform, Linux, Bash, Python
  • 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: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Ansible, Bash, Python, Linux, Apache, MySQL, Nginx
  • 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: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Terraform, Ansible, Packer, Docker, Puppet, SALT, Chef, Linux
  • 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: THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense), Patriot



  • Languages

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

    AWS Fargate, AWS ECS, AWS CLI, Packer, Jenkins, Terraform, 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, Debian, CentOS
  • Storage

    Cassandra, Elasticsearch, MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Other

    Site Reliability, Quality Assurance (QA), Software Configuration Management (SCM), SDET, Full-stack, SCM Engineer, CI/CD Engineer, QA Engineer, Secure Automated Lending Technology (SALT), Security, Federal IT Space, RHEL
  • 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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