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Jess Mahan

Jess Mahan

Burbank, CA, USA, United States
Member since February 20, 2018
Jess is a veteran engineer who’s particularly skilled in Go (3 years), C (13 years), and Python (10 years); he’s also experienced in site reliability development and DevOps. He is a professional who has exceptional communication skills and has experience working freelance. Jess joined Toptal to find cutting-edge projects and talented people to work with.
Jess is now available for hire
  • Katch LLC
    AWS, Terraform, Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes
  • Warner Bros.
    C, Go, AWS, Ansible, Docker, Syslog-ng
  • Warner Bros.
    AWS, VMware, CloudFormation, Puppet, Jenkins, Python, Bind, PowerDNS, C...
  • Bash, 15 years
  • C, 15 years
  • Python, 10 years
  • Go, 4 years
  • Kubernetes, 1 year
Burbank, CA, USA, United States
Preferred Environment
The most amazing...
...thing I've done was to build one of the first private clouds complete with the infrastructure as code and virtual load balancing.
  • Site Reliability Engineer
    2017 - 2017
    Katch LLC
    • Designed and implemented the AWS infrastructure using Terraform.
    • Developed the back-end in Go.
    • Built the infrastructure with Ansible.
    • Implemented container management with Docker.
    • Managed the CI/CD pipeline with Jenkins.
    Technologies: AWS, Terraform, Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes
  • Information Security Engineer
    2015 - 2017
    Warner Bros.
    • Developed an intrusion analysis with Dell Secureworks.
    • Managed a centralized logging environment with Syslog-ng and Rsyslog.
    • Implemented a Kibana (ELK) environment for security event analysis.
    • Built a custom indexing engine in Go (Golang) for a shipment to Kibana.
    • Created custom DNS NetFlow style tools in C for real-time and historical analysis of DNS queries and flow with a REST API microservice for queries.
    Technologies: C, Go, AWS, Ansible, Docker, Syslog-ng
  • Senior DevOps Engineer
    2013 - 2015
    Warner Bros.
    • Managed all Tomcat 6/7 and GlassFish servers.
    • Implemented cloud orchestration via Puppet.
    • Managed the CI/CD pipelines with Jenkins and the DNS.
    • Migrated the entire on-premise environment (over 5,000 hosts) to AWS.
    Technologies: AWS, VMware, CloudFormation, Puppet, Jenkins, Python, Bind, PowerDNS, C, Tomcat, Apache
  • Languages
    C, Bash, Go, Python, PHP
  • Platforms
    Linux RHEL/CentOS, Debian Linux, Ubuntu Linux, AWS EC2, Docker, Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Tools
    Terraform, AWS CloudFormation, AWS ECS, Jenkins, AWS ELB, Nginx, Apache, iptables, Syslog, Rsyslog, Syslog-ng, Google Compute Engine (GCE), Google Stackdriver, Ansible
  • Storage
  • Other
    BIND9, Route53, GlassFish
  • Libraries/APIs
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
    FEBRUARY 2018 - FEBRUARY 2019
    Amazon Web Services
  • GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
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