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Evin Callahan, Bash Developer in Austin, TX, United States
Evin Callahan

Bash Developer in Austin, TX, United States

Member since July 11, 2016
Evin is a cloud expert with 10+ years of infrastructure experience—5+ years in the cloud—and a degree in computer science. He's recently left an elite hedge fund to pursue advising firms in how to best take advantage of the cloud space in their business. Evin is interested in cloud methodologies and technology.
Evin is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Napsty, LLC
    AWS, GCP, Ansible, Terraform, Docker (et. al.), Jenkins, Chef, Ubuntu, Vagrant
  • Bridgewater Associates
    Cassandra, RHEL, JS, Ansible, AWS, Jenkins, Home-grown Apps, Java
  • iFactory
    RHEL, Apache, Tomcat, Jenkins, Marklogic, MS SQL

Experience

  • Linux, 14 years
  • Bash, 14 years
  • SQL, 8 years
  • JavaScript, 5 years
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS), 5 years
  • Python, 4 years
  • Docker, 2 years
  • Ansible, 2 years
Austin, TX, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Linux, Ansible, AWS/GCP, Node.js or Python, Docker

The most amazing...

...experience I've been a part of is a firm that looked at everything objectively and strove for excellence at all costs. That culture is now ingrained in me.

Employment

  • Cloud Architect/Founder

    2016 - PRESENT
    Napsty, LLC
    • Worked with numerous firms in different fields to scope out a project with defined goals and milestones and perform the hands-on execution from start to finish.
    • Built microservices-oriented architecture from scratch: Ansible-provisioned, Jenkins-managed, highly redundant docker cluster in AWS using Rancher+Cattle for hosting, and various tools for testing and monitoring (Postman, Stoplight, Swagger, NewRelic).
    • Introduced the team to immutable deployments and CI/CD to deploy application and system code to systems via chef and Jenkins. Automated the entire process of machine provisioning and imaging to integrate with CI/CD pipelines. Added security by introducing VPN and ELB's to isolated VPC. Filed the gap of project manager to organize resources, upcoming work, and timelines.
    • Migrated the dev team from SVN to Git and automated deployments/provisioning of systems with Jenkins, Ansible, and immutable system images. Introduced Scrum methodology to team. Migrated ~5 custom applications from co-lo to AWS and eased the management burden by offloading commodity needs to their managed services.
    • Built out a large Splunk cluster from scratch using Ansible and AWS with strict requirements around security and audibility.
    Technologies: AWS, GCP, Ansible, Terraform, Docker (et. al.), Jenkins, Chef, Ubuntu, Vagrant
  • Lead Infrastructure Associate

    2011 - 2015
    Bridgewater Associates
    • Designed, built, and supported a large (50TB+) Cassandra cluster.
    • Led a team of five to build out great research tools and services.
    • Built and supported investment research tools for the firm.
    • Scaled back-end infrastructure 10x in short order.
    • Reviewed and released 200+ service updates.
    Technologies: Cassandra, RHEL, JS, Ansible, AWS, Jenkins, Home-grown Apps, Java
  • Systems Administrator/Project Manager

    2008 - 2011
    iFactory
    • Built and scaled a collection of heterogeneous services with high SLA's.
    • Managed several team members on web development projects involving high-traffic sites.
    • Led internal IT initiatives, purchases, and installations. Drove virtualization efforts to reduce IT costs.
    • Ensured minimal downtime in upgrades to high-availability applications and systems.
    • Assisted in bringing in new business at an estimated $100k for a project that needed a complete redesign and implementation of their antiquated site using a new third-party CMS system.
    • Collected requirements from clients for systems projects, generated specs and project plans, implemented, and migrated (if necessary). Deployed live and monitored application uptime and performance.
    Technologies: RHEL, Apache, Tomcat, Jenkins, Marklogic, MS SQL
  • Web Developer/Systems Administrator

    2004 - 2009
    Daystar Computer Services
    • Built a Dropbox-like tool before Dropbox had even been heard of.
    • Managed 10-15 production servers in addition to providing programming services and support to clients.
    • Supported local teams and provided on-site tech support where needed.
    • Maintained sites, adding new features and bug fixes as needed.
    Technologies: RHEL, ASP.NET, Classic ASP, PHP
  • Beowulf Cluster Administrator, Physics

    2007 - 2008
    University of New Hampshire
    • Administered a high-capacity scientific research cluster for solar wind visualization research.
    Technologies: OpenGGCM, Gentoo, FreeBSD

Skills

  • Languages

    Bash, Python, PHP, SQL, JavaScript
  • Tools

    Jenkins, Git, Chef, Ansible, Adobe Photoshop
  • Paradigms

    DevOps
  • Platforms

    Rancher, Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux, Kubernetes, Google Cloud Platform
  • Other

    Systems Engineering
  • Frameworks

    Angular, Django
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, React

Education

  • MBA in Business Administration
    2007 - 2008
    University of New Hampshire - Durham, New Hampshire
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    2002 - 2006
    University of New Hampshire - Durham, New Hampshire
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