Jason Armbruster, Performance Developer in Loveland, Colorado, USA, United States
Jason Armbruster

Performance Developer in Loveland, Colorado, USA, United States

Member since June 15, 2020
Jason is an IT generalist with over 20 years of experience in building highly reliable systems for the enterprise. His recent projects include AWS and Azure Cloud infrastructure build-outs for a major university, data integration architecture, and build activities in support of identity and marketing initiatives.
Jason is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • Performance 15 years
  • Linux 10 years
  • API Integration 10 years
  • SAML 7 years
  • AWS 4 years
  • Terraform 4 years
  • Enterprise Architecture 3 years
  • Azure 1 year

Location

Loveland, Colorado, USA, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Go, API Integration, REST, Bash, Terraform, Emacs, Visual Studio, MacOS, Linux

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is the parent access to students' data by integrating four systems and piloting new authentication and authorization technologies.

Employment

  • Enterprise Cloud Architect

    2017 - PRESENT
    University of Colorado Boulder
    • Owned product and served as an architect and primary engineer for a cloud broker product.
    • Provided foundational cloud artifacts, including account and subscription baselines meeting appropriate compliance regimes.
    • Performed cost optimization and migration planning, and consulted about re-architecturing and refactoring.
    Technologies: Go, AWS, Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Enterprise, DevOps, Enterprise Architecture, AWS HA, SAML, Agile, Terraform
  • Enterprise Architect

    2015 - 2017
    University of Colorado System
    • Assisted with design and architecture in early-stage Salesforce.com enterprise-wide CRM applications and strategy as well as handled integrations and data architecture.
    • Significantly improved uptime and decreased undetected duplicate rate through Master Data Management architecture, upgrades, and a data quality engine replatform.
    • Designed and implemented the parent access to approved student data integrating PeopleSoft, PingFederate, and social identity to pay bills, view grades, and participate in other parts of students' life.
    Technologies: Enterprise, Enterprise Architecture, Performance, SAML, PingFederate, Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Service Bus, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Oracle
  • Assistant Director of Integration Services

    2012 - 2015
    University of Colorado System
    • Built a team of dedicated integration developers pursuing an integration factory approach to implement modern integration architectures in PeopleSoft and other legacy systems.
    • Implemented high availability Oracle Service Bus to serve as the primary integration platform as well as the external integration gateway with hardened DMZ deployment.
    • Managed Siebel UCM implementation to provide a single constituent ID and a golden record for everyone involved with the University of Colorado, including staff, faculty, students, and alumni.
    Technologies: Enterprise, Performance, SAML, Web Service Specifications, XQuery, REST, XML, SOAP, Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Service Bus
  • Associate Director, Portal and Integration Architecture

    2011 - 2012
    University of Colorado System
    • Managed upgrades of PeopleSoft Enterprise Portal and integration gateway from PeopleTools 8.4 to 8.5.1.
    • Developed the integration architecture roadmap to be implemented in my next position.
    • Improved the user experience on the portal sites for students, faculty, and staff by developing and deploying new features.
    Technologies: Enterprise, Performance, SAML, XMLHttpRequest, jQuery, PeopleSoft Campus Solutions (CS), PeopleSoft
  • Director of Service Delivery and ITIL Program Manager

    2010 - 2011
    University of Colorado System
    • Implemented ITIL program and initial processes such as change management, problem, and service management, and served as the process owner for all of them.
    • Managed day to day operations of PeopleTools and Oracle Database support.
    • Managed performance testing and improvement efforts for PeopleSoft Campus Solutions and Portal applications including hands-on test scripting work.
    Technologies: Enterprise, Silk Test, VMware, PeopleTools, PeopleSoft, Oracle
  • Interim Assistant Vice President for Computing and Information Systems

    2007 - 2010
    University of Colorado System
    • Consolidated two formerly separate organizations under a single structure representing nine direct reports and 80 total staff. Managed consolidation while eliminating my former position saving the University $140,000 per year.
    • Maintained high customer satisfaction and SLA compliance through disruptive changes to reporting relationships and shifts of role definitions.
    • Created the system's architecture committee to unify decision making and leverage expertise across infrastructure, security, development, and architecture groups.
    • Managed an inherited $200,000 budget deficit without major impacts on production systems or project timelines.
    Technologies: Enterprise, Visio, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel
  • Director of Operations and Infrastructure

    2001 - 2007
    University of Colorado System
    • Managed a 2,500 square foot data center from the physical plant to the database operations.
    • Oversaw the upgrade of Hitachi mainframe, Sun E10K, and many other hardware platforms as the primary vendor contact, project manager, and primary budget manager.
    • Achieved high availability and consistent SLA performance.
    Technologies: Enterprise, Performance, Solaris, Linux, Oracle

Experience

  • Terraform CloudWatch Alarms (Development)
    https://github.com/CUBoulder-OIT/terraform-aws-cloudtrail-cloudwatch-alarms

    I was the primary developer on this fork of a Cloud Posse module using Terraform to implement security alerts in AWS, allowing the University of Colorado Boulder to pass the CIS 1.2 specification for AWS and achieve baseline security certification for hosting applications in AWS. By implementing the security alerts, I assured the central Office of Information Security that AWS could be used safely for low-security applications.

Skills

  • Tools

    Terraform, Emacs, Oracle Service Bus, Oracle SOA Suite, AWS EBS, Visual Studio, AWS Systems Manager, PeopleSoft Campus Solutions (CS), PeopleTools, VMware, Silk Test, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Visio
  • Platforms

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux, MacOS, Azure, Oracle, Azure IaaS, Azure PaaS, Solaris
  • Other

    AWS, Performance, API Integration, PeopleSoft, Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise, Algorithms, Data Structures, Siebel, Azure Virtual Networks, Data Architecture, SOAP, Web Service Specifications
  • Languages

    Bash, SAML, Go, XML, XQuery
  • Frameworks

    AWS HA
  • Paradigms

    REST, Agile, DevOps
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, XMLHttpRequest
  • Storage

    PingFederate

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    1992 - 1996
    University of Colorado Boulder - Boulder, Colorado, USA

Certifications

  • AWS Certified Sysops Administrator - Associate
    JUNE 2020 - JUNE 2023
    AWS
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals
    MAY 2020 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
  • AWS Certified Solution Architect - Associate
    JANUARY 2020 - JANUARY 2023
    AWS

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