Robert A Kinyon, Software Developer in New York, NY, United States
Robert A Kinyon

Software Developer in New York, NY, United States

Member since April 15, 2019
Robert has been in IT for over 20 years, playing nearly every position on the IT infield - from development to QA to DBA and now devops. Through every project, the unifying thread has always been making everyone around him 10x more effective by finding and removing the key friction points.
Robert is now available for hire




New York, NY, United States



Preferred Environment

Vim Text Editor, Python, Perl, Ruby, Git, Linux

The most amazing...

...project I had built was a relational database that versioned data just like Git version software.


  • Head of Devops

    2018 - PRESENT
    Roivant Sciences
    • Created a devops team.
    • Trained other developers.
    • Built a complete operations infrastructure from scratch.
    • Enabled developers to deploy over 10x/week without devops intervention.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), SAML, Okta, Node.js, Python, Jenkins, Vault, Packer, Terraform, Vagrant, Chef, Ruby
  • SRE

    2017 - 2018
    • Managed Okta installation, onboarding 300+ apps.
    • Built Workday/LDAP/Okta integration for on- and off-boarding automation.
    • Designed framework for further integrations to Workday, LDAP, and Okta.
    • Supported custom Okta/Coupa integration.
    Technologies: Workday, Okta, Linux, SAML, LDAP, Python
  • Owner

    2014 - 2017
    Greenfish Bluefish
    • Built a consulting company with over six clients.
    • Led agile transformations in all clients.
    • Led devops transformations in most clients.
    • Built a devops practice at a regional consulting company.
    • Trained multiple sysadmins and developers as devops engineers.
    Technologies: Agile Transformation, Python, Ruby, DevOps
  • Vice President

    2013 - 2014
    JP Morgan Chase
    • Designed operational processes for 240 Node.js developers building the new site.
    • Architected Node.js repository management for handling security issues.
    • Built a team to manage said operational processes.
    • Mentored an existing devops team on new processes, procedures, and methods.
    Technologies: DevOps, Node.js, RPM, Linux, Bash, Puppet, Ruby
  • Lead Engineer

    2012 - 2013
    • Led the team launching on over 1,000 EC2 instances in three months.
    • Built back ends for to interface with over a dozen social sites using asynchronous Python.
    • Ran a globally-distributed team across four time zones.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), MySQL, Perl, Ruby, Twisted, Python
  • Head of ETL

    2009 - 2012
    Grant Street Group
    • Ran the ETL team for two years, overseeing the onboarding of Miami-Dade county.
    • Architected new ETL process allowing application code to be used instead of hand-crafted SQL.
    • Worked on a 1+ million-line Perl application.
    • Created a Cucumber-based startup for QA automation.
    Technologies: ETL, Linux, Oracle, MySQL, SQL, Perl
  • Consultant

    1999 - 2008
    Various Clients
    • Designed and built a data collection and ETL platform to ingest network maps from merged mobile operators.
    • Maintained and extended the application used to test mobile base stations by mimicking network traffic from a telephone network.
    • Designed and built a reporting application that responded to changes in under two seconds. This required creating a denormalized reporting database.
    • Co-founded a startup to deliver a mapping application for roleplaying games where the users could create and edit maps in the browser.
    • Co-founded a startup to deliver a relational database where data changes were automatically tracked just like Git does for source code.
    Technologies: ETL, Linux, Bash, Ruby, JavaScript, Python, Oracle, MySQL, Perl



  • Languages

    Ruby, Python, Python 3, Perl, Bash, Bash Script, SAML, HTML, SQL, CSS, JavaScript
  • Frameworks

    Sinatra, Flask, Express.js, Twisted, Ruby on Rails (RoR)
  • Tools

    Rake, Vagrant, Chef, Terraform, AWS SDK, Docker Compose, Packer, Puppet, Cucumber, Jira, Git, Vim Text Editor, Vault, Jenkins, RPM, Amazon ECR (Amazon Elastic Container Registry), Amazon ECS (Amazon Elastic Container Service), Confluence
  • Paradigms

    Agile, REST, DevOps, ETL
  • Platforms

    Docker, Linux, Apache2, Oracle, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Storage

    Amazon S3 (AWS S3), MySQL, RDBMS, PostgreSQL
  • Other

    Freelancing, Deployment, Development, QA Automation, Software QA, Ruby Gems, Agile Transformation, Software Development, Networks, Agile Sprints, Okta, LDAP, Workday
  • Libraries/APIs



  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics
    1993 - 1998
    Ripon College - Ripon, WI

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