Jamie Wood, AWS Developer in Bristol, United Kingdom
Jamie Wood

AWS Developer in Bristol, United Kingdom

Member since December 9, 2019
Jamie is a talented DevOps Engineer with a passion for containerization, automation, configuration management, and DevOps methodology. He's worked across the entire application delivery lifecycle from software development to deploying production environments at scale. Previously, Jamie has worked as the DevOps lead engineer at Dyson to architect and implement infrastructure to serve tens of thousands of users.
Jamie is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Canopy Servicing
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, JavaScript, Continuous Delivery (CD)...
  • Dyson
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Ansible, Terraform, Windows, Linux...
  • Eloquent Technologies
    Docker, Puppet, Configuration Management, Cloud, Node.js, VMware, PHP...

Experience

Location

Bristol, United Kingdom

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Deployment, Pipelines, Git, AWS, Linux, Docker

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on was for the NHS allowing patients to get the care they need more efficiently.

Employment

  • AWS DevOps Engineer

    2020 - 2020
    Canopy Servicing
    • Hired as the first engineering employee to help the founders architect and build their AWS estate.
    • Dramatically increased the speed of development by introducing the Serverless Framework enabling the application to be put in front of potential customers and VCs more quickly.
    • Built a massively scalable proof of concept for calculating interest rates using AWS Step Functions and Lambda.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, JavaScript, Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), Serverless, AWS Step Functions, AWS Lambda, AWS
  • DevOps Lead Engineer

    2018 - 2020
    Dyson
    • Served as the lead engineer for the digital cloud infrastructure team tasked to architect and implement a cloud infrastructure with a strong focus on infrastructure as code with Terraform and Ansible primarily in AWS and Azure.
    • Designed and implemented a common framework for Docker services in AWS ECS and Fargate.
    • Increased the velocity of application deployment by building CI/CD pipelines allowing developers and QA to run short-lived environments based on Git features branches.
    • Decreased deployment time by removing manual steps and reliance on an individual’s knowledge with Team City, Octopus, and Jenkins.
    • Led initiative on a multi-account strategy allowing for the automated network provisioning of hundreds of AWS accounts using Direct Connect and Transit Gateway.
    • Built an application with Node.js allowing for global markets to create their own SEO redirects in Akamai for marketing promotions.
    • Reduced AWS costs by 20% by implementing scaling patterns based on traffic and workload, rightsizing instances, and ensuring that resources are cleaned up properly by decommissioning tooling.
    • Operated in bi-weekly sprints, participating in an array of agile ceremonies (Jira and Confluence).
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Ansible, Terraform, Windows, Linux, JavaScript, AWS
  • Engineering Team Leader | DevOps

    2016 - 2018
    Eloquent Technologies
    • Supported and enhanced all technical offerings with practical application as well as participation in business strategy meetings that had a large positive impact on growth.
    • Ensured uptime of cloud services through network upgrades, maintaining, and supporting multi-DC VMWare platforms, and managing Windows and Linux servers (Hands-on and Puppet).
    • Designed and implemented Laravel-based API back ends with Vue.js-based front ends for a variety of software development projects. Deployed with bespoke CI/CD pipelines in Docker.
    • Acted as the primary escalation point for first and second line teams, responsible for the support and sometimes provisioning of customers' IT infrastructures.
    • Assisted in automating Cisco networking devices (NXOS/IOS) for layer 2 and layer 3 configurations including BGP and MPLS.
    Technologies: Docker, Puppet, Configuration Management, Cloud, Node.js, VMware, PHP, Windows, Linux
  • System Administrator

    2014 - 2016
    AH Warren Trust Ltd
    • Served as the sole system administrator for ~50 person organization.
    • Replaced an aging infrastructure with a hybrid one using the on-premise resource (VMWare, Hyper-V) and cloud resource (Azure) for a mixture of Windows and Linux applications.
    • Increased efficiency by creating RESTful APIs (Node.js) to automate labor-intensive tasks and display key performance metrics to directors.
    • Enforced consistent state on networking devices using configuration management tools (Ansible).
    • Maintained and supported a Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 ERP platform.
    Technologies: Docker, Hyper-V, Incident Management, Azure, Windows PowerShell, Windows Server
  • Software and Support Engineer

    2013 - 2014
    CFB Solutions
    • Served as the team leader for a small team responsible for delivering managed services to customers within Windows Server and desktop environments.
    • Developed a custom help desk system using C# and JavaScript frameworks.
    • Designed and implemented a wireless internet service provider offering to 50+ residential and commercial properties.
    Technologies: JavaScript, C#, Networking

Experience

  • Vegmenu
    https://www.hangrycub.com

    An Angular, Hapi, and PostgreSQL stack web app helping people in the Sydney, Australia area find restaurants close to them. I was the DevOps engineer on this project, working closely with software developers helping them automate deployment and follow best practices in AWS.

  • MeetMyna

    Built a complete SaaS solution for a pre-existing legacy application. The solution was 100% TypeScript and Node.js back end, and React front end. It was hosted in AWS Lambda with data stored in AWS DynamoDB and authentication provided by AWS Cognito.

Skills

  • Languages

    HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, C#, PHP, TypeScript, Python
  • Tools

    GitLab CI/CD, Docker Compose, Terraform, AWS ECS, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), AWS CloudFormation, GitLab, GitHub, Amazon EKS, Ansible, Git, Nagios, Hyper-V, VMware, AWS Step Functions, Puppet, Traefik, Amazon Cognito
  • Paradigms

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

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

    Amazon S3 (AWS S3), MySQL, PostgreSQL, Google Cloud, AWS DynamoDB
  • Other

    Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Automated Deployment Scripts, Cloud, AWS, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, AWS DevOps, GitOps, Monitoring, Networking, AWS RDS, Pipelines, Deployment, Incident Management, Configuration Management, Serverless, Pulumi's
  • Frameworks

    Laravel, Windows PowerShell
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Vue 2, Node.js

Education

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science
    2016 - 2019
    The Open University - United Kingdom

Certifications

  • Amazon Web Services Developer - Associate
    JUNE 2021 - PRESENT
    AWS
  • Amazon Web Services DevOps Engineer - Professional
    MARCH 2020 - PRESENT
    AWS
  • Amazon Web Services SysOps Administrator - Associate
    DECEMBER 2019 - PRESENT
    AWS

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