Daniel Bryan, DevOps Developer in North Laurel, MD, United States
Daniel Bryan

DevOps Developer in North Laurel, MD, United States

Member since September 18, 2018
Daniel is a creative-minded individual with over two decades in IT—mainly focusing on infrastructure, research, and security. He’s also a practiced hand when it comes to solutions engineering and troubleshooting. In his career, Daniel has led teams and emphasized the importance of effective communication. Overall, he has an exceptional understanding of how technologies relate to one another and enjoys solving complex technical problems.
Daniel is now available for hire




North Laurel, MD, United States



Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Go, Python, Zsh, Manjaro Linux, Terraform, AWS

The most amazing...

...project I have worked on was a suite of Terraform modules and infrastructure definitions to rapidly build multi account AWS environments.


  • Senior DevOps Engineer

    2016 - PRESENT
    Stratus Solutions
    • Developed a suite of Terraform modules and infrastructure definitions to rapidly build multi-account AWS environments.
    • Used governance tools similar to AWS SSO to manage access of 100+ of AWS accounts to include Directory integration, IAM policy enforcement, and budget enforcement.
    • Managed container-based deployments using Kubernetes, ECS, and various container registries.
    • Deployed a serverless website using CodeStar, CodeCommit, CodeBuild, CodePipeline, S3, Lambda (Go), API Gateway, and CloudFront.
    • Presented at AWS re:invent, a non-profit hackathon. Worked with a team of hackers to create a technical solution to one of GlobalGiving's communication challenges.
    • Engineered an AppStream 2.0 solution to provide a multi-user application that streams over HTML5.
    • Integrated an Amazon SSM solution to provide equipment inventory and patch compliance.
    • Engineered an API Gateway to provide equipment information from DynamoDB via Lambda.
    • Developed an AMI factory using an EC2 simple systems manager.
    • Automated system states for Linux and Windows servers using SaltStack.
    Technologies: Go, Kubernetes, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • PKI Specialist

    2011 - 2016
    Engineering Solutions, Inc.
    • Led, trained, and project-managed three PKI engineers.
    • Gave subject matter expert guidance for customers interfacing with PKI Technologies.
    • Designed technical and operational security components by integrating Elasticseach, Logstash, and Kibana to obtain a high-level analytical view of the information service.
    • Led the development of enterprise revocation service security architecture.
    • Managed the enterprise revocation service through certification and accreditation.
    • Developed multiple tools enabling administrators and developers to interface with PKI technologies.
    • Coordinated PKI configurations with desktop providers and software distribution centers.
    • Recommended physical, administrative, and technical controls to ensure high availability of enterprise PKI service using BIG-IP F5s.
    • Recommended and implemented intrusion detection, access control, and auditing of PKI services.
    • Led the security planning, assessment, and risk management activities for PKI services using DISA STIGs, Retina, Nessus technologies.
    • Provided system security engineering guidance to Enterprise Lync/Desktop server teams as a subject matter expert in certificate revocation technologies.
    • Interacted with high-level stakeholders of the engineering review board which helped define the standard OCSP policies and objectives—ensuring availability across the enterprise.
    Technologies: Linux, PKI
  • Network Integration Specialist

    2004 - 2010
    United States Air Force
    • Acted as the technical architect for missions that required determining the equipment, and configuration requirements as well as providing guidance to the installation-and-maintenance team.
    • Led the air control squadron site relocation communications design, which included coordinating the relocation with service providers to ensure the availability of critical systems during the transition.
    • Wrote detailed documentation of the network, telecommunication, and transmission circuits.
    • Provided cryptography solutions for missions, key issuance, renewal, and application.
    • Developed tools that enabled air traffic weapons operators to automate common tasks.
    • Supported computer systems for the squadron, which included installing software, fixing connectivity issues and diagnosing hardware issues.
    • Created and maintained a public website for the air control squadron.
    • Graduated from Airman Leadership School and took on the role of supervisor providing performance reports and career training for network system employees.
    Technologies: Multiplexers (Mux), PBX, Router Development


  • Application in the Cloud

    A suite of AWS tools (CloudFormation, CodePipeline, CodeCommit, CodeBuild, Elastic Beanstalk, RDS, EC2) to manage the network, database, application, and continuous deployment for your application which enables you to focus on developing your app.

  • Bryanlabs Blog

    Between all the projects that I am involved in, I run into some interesting problems. I feel like I come up with some creative ways to solve them and like to share. This blog is focused on AWS automation.


  • Frameworks

  • Libraries/APIs

    Amazon API
  • Tools

    GitLab CI/CD, Terraform, AWS Systems Manager, AWS CloudFormation, AWS CloudWatch, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), AWS CLI, Amazon WorkSpaces, AWS IAM, Amazon EKS, GitHub, AWS ECS, AWS ECR, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodeCommit, Amazon AppStream, Zsh
  • Paradigms

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

    Windows, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Lambda, AWS EC2, Kubernetes, Docker, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Manjaro Linux, Azure
  • Storage

    Amazon EFS, AWS S3, AWS CodeStar, AWS DynamoDB
  • Other

    AWS, Networking, Freelance, Scripting, PKI, AWS Route 53, Elastic Load Balancers, Kubernetes Operations (Kops), Single Sign-on (SSO), Networks, AWS CodePipeline, Amazon API Gateway, AWS RDS, Router Development, PBX, Multiplexers (Mux), AWS EventBridge
  • Languages

    Python, Go


  • 3C271 in Computer Systems Control
    2004 - 2010
    United States Air Force Specialty Training - On-site


  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional
    Amazon Web Services
  • AWS Certified Developer – Associate
    Amazon Web Services
  • (CISSP) Certified Information Systems Security Professional

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