Dan Meyers, Developer in Costa Mesa, CA, United States
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Dan Meyers

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AWS DevOps Developer

Costa Mesa, CA, United States
Toptal Member Since
November 9, 2018

Dan has been working with IT infrastructure for over 18 years and is passionate about his work. He loves moving software into production using the latest and greatest technologies and methodologies. Dan fits well into any software development organization and loves to collaborate. He'd love to work on client ideas that need to be built, deployed, and scaled in the cloud.


DCM Tech (Contractor)
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Agile, Chef, Grafana, Prometheus...
Transcepta LLC
VPN, Zabbix, Windows PowerShell, Bash, PHP, C#, Chef, Firewalls, Cisco, VMware...
eEye Digital Security
Security, Windows PowerShell, Bash, Windows, Linux, MySQL, PHP




Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Linux, AWS DevOps, IT Security

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on is a ground-up Kubernetes infrastructure build-out including all CI/CD automation, monitoring, and auto-scaling—all on my own.

Work Experience

DevOps | DevOps & Site Reliability Engineer

2014 - PRESENT
DCM Tech (Contractor)
  • Worked on various contracts in different capacities, most centered around Kubernetes deployments and CI/CD automation on AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.
  • Embedded primarily with various software development teams to build and ship code into the cloud infrastructure.
  • Utilized Terraform to deploy various Cloud infrastructures, including Kubernetes clusters.
  • Oversaw production support, 24/7 monitoring, and incident response.
  • Analyzed cost and built custom, cost-effective solutions using a variety of techniques that allow applications to scale on demand.
  • Assisted developers with containerizing their applications into Docker and setting up local development environments.
  • Focused on Kubernetes and Docker infrastructure deployment, operation, and automation, including workload migrations.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Agile, Chef, Grafana, Prometheus, ELK (Elastic Stack), Docker, Bash, PHP, NGINX, Apache, Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), Git, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Linux, DevOps, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Amazon EKS, Google Cloud, Datadog, GitHub Actions, Terraform, GitLab CI/CD, Python, Helm, Cloud, Containerization, Orchestration, AWS DevOps, DevSecOps

Lead Systems Engineer

2006 - 2014
Transcepta LLC
  • Acquired lead role for monitoring, maintaining, and scaling production environment for a customer-facing, hosted service.
  • Designed and deployed virtualization architecture utilizing VMWare Infrastructure, including SAN technologies and high availability planning.
  • Created backup infrastructure and disaster recovery plan.
  • Deployed multi-site corporate network architecture using IPSec VPN tunnels.
  • Developed internal corporate and external customer-facing, web portals utilizing PHP and MySQL.
  • Utilized C# expertise to develop an internal application that helped ease internal process overhead.
  • Served as the central technical escalation point for several departments.
  • Deployed Chef server to manage server configurations and code deployments.
Technologies: VPN, Zabbix, Windows PowerShell, Bash, PHP, C#, Chef, Firewalls, Cisco, VMware, Windows Server, Linux, DevOps, Cloud

QA Automation Engineer

2005 - 2006
eEye Digital Security
  • Tested an array of software products designed to help companies manage security threats.
  • Developed an automated test platform using PHP and MySQL.
  • Worked closely with developers to resolve bugs and implement new feature requests.
  • Required working knowledge of all major operating systems, including several flavors/distributions of Linux and Unix.
  • Developed the ability to read memory dumps to help identify causes of application crashes.
Technologies: Security, Windows PowerShell, Bash, Windows, Linux, MySQL, PHP

Lead Technical Support Engineer

2001 - 2005
Esker Software
  • Supported cross-platform fax software (VSI-FAX), which included a wide array of Unix-based operating systems such as SCO, Solaris, Data General, HP-UX, and AIX.
  • Responsible for managing support operations, including employee schedules and maintaining internal processes.
  • Served as internal liaison between support and dev teams for bug and enhancement escalations.
  • Responsible for IT duties at local site.
  • Developed and maintained custom, internal portals utilizing Perl.
Technologies: Perl, Bash, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Exchange, Windows Server, AIX, HP-UX, Unix, Data, Solaris, Linux

Linux Systems Adminstrator

2000 - 2001
Pajo Networks
  • Deployed and maintained Linux-based ISP services.
  • Helped configure and troubleshoot customer T-1 routers (Cisco).
  • Deployed and maintained Linux-based backup architecture.
  • Responsible for resolving customer issues with hosted services.
Technologies: Apache, BIND, Sendmail, Cisco Routers, Linux

Zynga Migration from Private Cloud to AWS

I worked a 6-month remote project with Zynga (based in San Francisco), wherein my duties included assisting them with migrating applications from their private cloud into Amazon Web Services.


Jenkins Pipeline, Node.js, jQuery


Bitbucket, GitHub, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), AWS IAM, Amazon CloudFront CDN, Terraform, AWS CloudFormation, Artifactory, NGINX, ELK (Elastic Stack), Grafana, Zabbix, Docker Compose, AWS CLI, Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR), Jenkins, Chef, Helm, Jira, Git, Postfix, MongoDB Shell, Wowza, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Amazon Simple Email Service (SES), Apache, VMware, VPN, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes, Sendmail, Subversion (SVN), TeamCity, Microsoft Team Foundation Server, Microsoft Visual Studio, Sumo Logic, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Amazon EKS, GitLab CI/CD


Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD), DevOps, DevSecOps, Scrum, Agile Software Development, Agile


PagerDuty, Apache2, Docker, Linux, Amazon EC2, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, New Relic, Windows Server, Windows, Solaris, Unix, HP-UX, AIX, OpenStack, Sysdig


Datadog, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), MySQL, Amazon DynamoDB, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Memcached, Google Cloud


Windows PowerShell, Lumen, Laravel, CodeIgniter


Bash, SQL, PHP, Ruby, C#, Perl, JavaScript, Python


Kubernetes Operations (kOps), SMTP, Prometheus, GitFlow, GitHub Actions, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Cloud, Containerization, Orchestration, AWS DevOps, IT Security, Vi, VMware ESXi, BIND9, Cisco Networking, Cisco, Firewalls, Security, Data, Cisco Routers, BIND

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