Jimmie Aaron Butler, DevOps Engineer and Developer in Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados
Jimmie Aaron Butler

DevOps Engineer and Developer in Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados

Member since September 15, 2013
Jimmie has deep knowledge in managing and automating infrastructure, and he specializes in Google Cloud, Kubernetes, and Terraform. He has four years of experience in using these to build production infrastructure; working with remote teams; building CI/CD pipelines; and advancing automation on remote, distributed teams. In one of Jimmie's most exciting projects, he developed cloud infrastructure for a major eCommerce platform that serves students at over 900 college campuses.
Jimmie is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • On Campus Marketing
    DevOps, Linux, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Infrastructure as Code (IaC)...
  • UTU Intelligence
    Docker, Linux, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), DevOps, CircleCI, Kubernetes...

Experience

Location

Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

GitHub Actions, Google Cloud, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Kubernetes, Terraform

The most amazing...

...site I've worked on is ocm.com, which sells college essentials through 900+ college campuses across the United States.

Employment

  • DevOps

    2019 - PRESENT
    On Campus Marketing
    • Set up Gitlab CI/CD for deploying microservices and infrastructure changes.
    • Created Terraform scripts to manage infrastructure as code (IaC).
    • Designed, set up, and managed a per-branch UI preview, allowing QA to go through a branch with front-end changes before merging to a staging environment.
    • Provided actionable insights about performance issues with the browser SPA and did some development to implement fixes in this area.
    • Designed and set up monitoring and alerts to quickly flag issues affecting customers.
    • Collaborated in a team to design a good infrastructure on top of Google Cloud, whereby requests go through a global load balancer with integrated CDN before they are served through Google Container Engine (GKE).
    • Designed and implemented OCM's caching strategy. At its core, requests to the server never include user data, which works well for this project and allows CDN to store all results being returned from the back end (until code or data changes).
    Technologies: DevOps, Linux, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Infrastructure as Code (IaC), React, Next.js, GitLab CI/CD, Web Performance, Docker, Go, Terraform, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Kubernetes
  • Co-founder and Lead Developer | DevOps

    2017 - 2018
    UTU Intelligence
    • Designed and built a pipeline for ingesting high volumes of user data.
    • Set up and managed a production Kubernetes cluster with Terraform. This was the infrastructure behind all the company's development resources.
    • Forked and maintained the community Terraform provider for Kubernetes to include pod-anti affinity in order to support our database hosting.
    Technologies: Docker, Linux, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), DevOps, CircleCI, Kubernetes, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Terraform, Go

Experience

  • On Campus Marketing
    http://ocm.com

    On Campus Marketing (OCM) is a large eCommerce store serving 900+ college campuses in the United States. I designed and built out much of the infrastructure and automation, using Kubernetes, Terraform, Google Cloud, and Gitlab CI/CD. I also helped in designing the architecture that powers it, and I collaborated with the team to improve the performance, user experience, reliability, and team velocity.

Skills

  • Tools

    Terraform, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), GitLab CI/CD, CircleCI, Jira, Helm
  • Paradigms

    DevOps, Continuous Integration (CI), Web Architecture, Microservices
  • Platforms

    Kubernetes, Docker, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Storage

    Google Cloud, Elasticsearch, AWS S3
  • Languages

    Go
  • Frameworks

    Next.js
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, PyTorch
  • Other

    Web Performance, GitHub Actions, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Remote Work, Google Cloud Run, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), AWS

Certifications

  • Terraform Associate
    SEPTEMBER 2020 - SEPTEMBER 2022
    Hashicorp
  • Deep Learning Nanodegree
    MAY 2019 - PRESENT
    Udacity

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