Jordan Rash, Developer in Denver, CO, United States
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Jordan Rash

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Continuous Monitoring Developer

Location
Denver, CO, United States
Toptal Member Since
May 26, 2020

Jordan is a highly motivated and passionate reliability engineer that started his career in the United States Navy. It was there he learned no matter what time of day, be prepared to solve a problem. Later in his career, he had the desire to lean in on his computer science degree and entered the security field as a SOC manager, and, more recently, he has been a developer/SRE leveraging the power of Kubernetes. Every day as an SRE brings a new problem, and he is excited about the opportunities.

Portfolio

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
DevOps, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Kubernetes, Healthcare IT, Azure...
CapitalOne Financial
Amazon Web Services (AWS), DigitalOcean, Google Compute Engine (GCE), Linkerd...
InfoReliance
Basecamp, Unix, Linux, Ansible, Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Lambda, Python, McAfee...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linkerd, Gloo, DigitalOcean, Terraform, Ansible, Kubernetes, Docker, Python, Go

The most amazing...

...thing that I have developed is an implementation of the VirusTotal interface that allowed similar workflows to be done internally.

Work Experience

DevOps Engineer

2020 - 2022
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Dockerized, documented, and deployed four suites of existing St. Jude-developed software to the Seven Bridges Cancer Genomics Cloud platform.
  • Developed custom GitHub Actions (CI-CD) for developing applications in the Cancer Genomics Cloud.
  • Consulted on best practices for maturing organizations' SDLC and DevOps programs.
  • Developed custom monitoring for deployed applications that warned the team early about potential failures.
Technologies: DevOps, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Kubernetes, Healthcare IT, Azure, Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Development (CD), Infrastructure, Networking, DevOps Engineer, Networks, AWS VPN, OpenVPN

Lead Software Developer/Operations Engineer

2018 - 2020
CapitalOne Financial
  • Designed the plan to deploy OSQuery to all enterprise endpoints in the organization. Responsible for developing a technology stack that ensured no data loss, minimal time from the endpoint to SIEM.
  • Designed and developed an internal file hash indexer (written in Go), that allowed SOC analysts to easily answer the question “has this file had ever been seen in our network” The project is an internal representation of an API similar to VirusTotal.
  • Worked closely with the application team to support stress testing of multi-cloud and 3rd party CNCF application integration of CapitalOne container orchestration platform, CriticalStack.
  • Migrated multiple legacy applications to the Kubernetes platform in support of the effort to utilize a methodology focused on mutability and elasticity.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), DigitalOcean, Google Compute Engine (GCE), Linkerd, Gloo, Codecov, Codefresh, Drones, Kubernetes, Python, GoLand, Go, DevOps, AWS DevOps, Lambda Functions, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), Containerization, Containers, CI/CD Pipelines, Terraform, Security, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, Infrastructure, Networking, DevOps Engineer, Networks, AWS VPN, OpenVPN, API Gateways, SOC 2

SOC Manager and Senior Cybersecurity Analyst

2017 - 2018
InfoReliance
  • Managed team of two developers, three analysts, and one infrastructure personnel responsible for customer security platform. Defined SLAs and identified SLOs to support the company's priorities.
  • Designed and implemented network engineering plans to determine the best location for McAfee and open-source sensors and data collectors.
  • Led development of an open-source, “serverless” incident management system that utilizes many of AWS technologies.
  • Interfaced daily with customers to ensure maximum communication and on-time deliverables.
  • Utilized the McAfee SIEM stack to develop analytics and correlation rules against real time endpoint and network data.
Technologies: Basecamp, Unix, Linux, Ansible, Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Lambda, Python, McAfee, CI/CD Pipelines, Security, Infrastructure, Networking, DevOps Engineer, Networks, OpenVPN, API Gateways, SOC 2

Surface Warfare Officer and Computer Network Defense Analyst

2009 - 2017
United States Navy
  • Handled the personal and professional growth of 14 employees ranging from continued education training to managing timesheets and leave requests.
  • Developed Python-based software to extract event-based data from various sources for analysis, automating the formerly manual process of moving data from collection sources to analysis platforms to include Splunk.
  • Created, tested, and deployed custom analytics to identify malicious activity and misconfigurations on enterprise networks.
  • Maintained technician level knowledge on networking equipment and advanced external RF communications equipment.
  • Served as the head network administrator of a medium-sized Windows domain. The network consisted of two domain controllers, 100 endpoints, 2 RHEL servers, 14 networking devices, and supported 150 personnel.
  • Identified systemic security issues with UNIX/Linux systems and provided recommendations for mitigating those issues.
  • Conducted vulnerability assessment teams focusing on identifying attack vectors and analysis of intrusions, and worked with partner organizations to expand the analysis.
  • Managed development and deployment of five software development efforts that supported data analysis and synchronous global operations.
Technologies: Splunk, Java, Python, Git, Ansible, Linux, Unix, CI/CD Pipelines, Security

Micro Focused QA — Ephemeral Environments

A Kubernetes based project that allowed for individual Jira tickets (represented as branches in the git provider) to be tested by a QA engineer within an ephemeral existence of the web application. Utilizing Helm and a CICD engine, I was able to create short-lived deployments of the customers' web app, with build hash referenced URLs, that allowed the developers and the QA team to work asynchronously. At any given point in time, there will be 15-20 deployments of the web app that reference a Jira ticket directly.

Languages

Go, Python, Rust, Java, Dart, TypeScript

Tools

VPN, Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), Google Compute Engine (GCE), Terraform, AWS ELB, AWS CLI, Jira, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Azure Key Vault, OpenVPN, HashiCorp, Auth0, Ansible, Codecov, Istio, Basecamp, Git, Splunk, GoLand

Paradigms

DevOps, Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), Asynchronous Programming, Continuous Development (CD)

Platforms

Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Lambda, Kubernetes, Linux, Docker, DigitalOcean, Azure, Rancher, Google Cloud Engine, Gloo, Unix

Other

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Continuous Monitoring, AWS DevOps, Lambda Functions, Containerization, Containers, CI/CD Pipelines, Security, Infrastructure, Networking, DevOps Engineer, Networks, AWS VPN, Go Buffalo, Codefresh, Fintech, API Gateways, Drones, Linkerd, McAfee, Healthcare IT, SOC 2

Industry Expertise

Cybersecurity

Storage

Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, Amazon DynamoDB

Frameworks

Angular

2005 - 2009

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

United States Naval Academy - Annapolis, MD

OCTOBER 2016 - PRESENT

GIAC Continuous Monitoring Certification (GMON)

SANs

AUGUST 2016 - PRESENT

GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)

SANs

JULY 2016 - PRESENT

GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)

SANs

OCTOBER 2015 - PRESENT

GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)

SANs

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