Christopher J. Stobie, DevOps Engineer and Software Developer in Laguna Beach, United States
Christopher J. Stobie

DevOps Engineer and Software Developer in Laguna Beach, United States

Member since August 2, 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

Portfolio

  • Calm.com
    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...

Experience

Location

Laguna Beach, United States

Availability

Full-time

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.

Employment

  • Principal DevOps Engineer

    2018 - 2022
    Calm.com
    • 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-account, multi-region 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, CI/CD Pipelines, Node.js, AWS Lambda, AWS IAM, Amazon Cognito, AWS Systems Manager, YAML, JSON, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Amazon DynamoDB, AWS CloudFormation, Amazon API Gateway, Architecture, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Networking, VPN, Jump Servers, Web Security
  • Director, Site Reliability Engineering

    2017 - 2019
    Veritone
    • 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), CI/CD Pipelines, Node.js, AWS IAM, Amazon Cognito, AWS Systems Manager, YAML, JSON, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Amazon DynamoDB, AWS CloudFormation, Amazon API Gateway, AWS, Architecture, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Networking, VPN, Jump Servers, Web Security
  • 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, AWS Lambda, AWS IAM, YAML, JSON, Amazon DynamoDB, AWS CloudFormation, Amazon API Gateway, Architecture, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Networking, VPN, Jump Servers, Web Security
  • 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), CI/CD Pipelines, Node.js, AWS Lambda, AWS IAM, YAML, JSON, Amazon DynamoDB, AWS CloudFormation, Amazon API Gateway, AWS, Architecture, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Networking, VPN, Jump Servers, Web Security
  • 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, CI/CD Pipelines, AWS Lambda, AWS IAM, YAML, JSON, Architecture, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Networking, VPN, Jump Servers, Web Security
  • 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, YAML, JSON, AWS, Architecture, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Networking, VPN, Jump Servers, Web Security
  • Cloud Consultant

    2015 - 2015
    Credera
    • 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, AWS IAM, YAML, JSON, AWS, Architecture, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Networking, VPN, Jump Servers, Web Security
  • 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

Experience

Skills

  • Languages

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

    Helm, AWS Fargate, Amazon ECS (Amazon Elastic Container Service), AWS CLI, Packer, Jenkins, Terraform, AWS IAM, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), VPN, GitLab CI/CD, AWS Systems Manager, Git, Ansible, Apache, NGINX, Amazon EKS, CircleCI, Puppet, Chef, Solr, Amazon Cognito, AWS CloudFormation
  • Paradigms

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

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

    Cassandra, JSON, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Elasticsearch, Amazon DynamoDB, Redis, Redshift, MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Other

    AWS, Cloud Architecture, Site Reliability, Quality Assurance (QA), Software Configuration Management (SCM), SDET, Full-stack, SCM Engineer, CI/CD Engineer, QA Testing, Containerization, Infrastructure, CI/CD Pipelines, Architecture, Networking, Jump Servers, Web Security, Secure Automated Lending Technology (SALT), ECS, Elassandra, Aerospace & Defense, Codefresh, Federal IT Space, RHEL, Amazon API Gateway
  • Industry Expertise

    Security
  • Frameworks

    Spark
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js

Education

  • 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

Certifications

  • 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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