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Ryan McMichael

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Solutions Architect and Developer

Location
Paris, France
Toptal Member Since
August 12, 2022

Ryan is a certified solutions architect with 15 years of experience, having developed and practiced modern DevOps techniques before the term existed. His clients range from scrappy startups to elite global banks and everything in between. He is a member of the AWS Partner Network and is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect. Equally comfortable in Azure and Google Cloud, Ryan has significant experience directing teams in the enterprise technology space.

Portfolio

Pledged Inc
Cloud Architecture, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Lambda, Machine Learning...
Ricoh USA, Inc
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Enterprise Architecture...
Dat Track
FPGA, Kubernetes, Amazon EKS, Apache Kafka, Helm, Terraform, CI/CD Pipelines...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Terraform, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Solution Architecture, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Azure

The most amazing...

...recent system I designed broke new ground with FPGAs in an EKS cluster to identify audio content and return program data in under 2 seconds to millions of TVs.

Work Experience

Cloud Architect

2023 - 2023
Pledged Inc
  • Constructed an end-to-end pipeline for the company's internet-facing web presence using Terraform.
  • Consulted on various machine learning models for an AI-based mortgage payment risk calculator.
  • Advised on various finance-based tech questions ranging from API design to AWS security best practices.
Technologies: Cloud Architecture, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Lambda, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), GitHub, SSL Certificates, React, Delivery Management, Machine Learning Operations (MLOps), DevOps Engineer, Deployment, DNS Configuration, System Administration, Networks

AWS Solution Architects

2022 - 2023
Ricoh USA, Inc
  • Created a subsequent detailed design, including build and configuration instructions for all (100+) components. Delivered and defended solutions to all stakeholders.
  • Constructed a high-level design for said cloud-based replacement.
  • Collaborated with many departments across the corporation to gather requirements for a cloud-based replacement of an industrial print facility.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Enterprise Architecture, AWS Certified Solution Architect, AWS Cloud Architecture, Architecture, Enterprise Application Architecture, SSL Certificates, IBM Db2, Lambda Functions, Pub/Sub, Computer Networking, Delivery Management, DevOps Engineer, Deployment, Networking, Cisco Routers, DNS Configuration, Proxy Servers, System Administration, Network Security, Networks

EKS Solutions Architect

2022 - 2022
Dat Track
  • Constructed an ultra-fast system that uses FPGAs on an AWS EKS cluster to match video content on millions of individual televisions and return metadata in real time.
  • Broke new ground, collaborating with the AWS FPGA team to put pattern-matching F1 instances in EKS for the first time.
  • Delivered a modularized infrastructure template that has allowed this system to be deployed to several tenant clients, all of which are giant electronics manufacturers.
  • Fostered the infrastructure from infancy to maturity, overseeing and maintaining its growth at every stage.
Technologies: FPGA, Kubernetes, Amazon EKS, Apache Kafka, Helm, Terraform, CI/CD Pipelines, Vulnerability Identification, DevOps, Linux, PostgreSQL, Microservices, Vulnerability Management, AWS DevOps, Git, GitHub Actions, Docker, Solution Architecture, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Hazelcast, Redis, Cloud Security, Amazon API, Amazon EC2, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon Web Services (AWS), App Infrastructure, API Gateways, AWS ALB, AWS Certified Solution Architect, AWS CLI, Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon EBS, Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR), Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), AWS ELB, AWS HA, AWS IAM, AWS Lambda, AWS NLB, Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), Amazon RDS, AWS SDK, Amazon Simple Email Service (SES), DevSecOps, Bash, GitHub, Security, Containers, Node.js, JavaScript, High-availability Systems, Systemd, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Bash Script, Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), API Management, AWS Cloud Architecture, CentOS, HashiCorp, Containerization, Amazon Route 53, TCP/IP, Transport Layer Security (TLS), Wireshark, Tcpdump, Back-end, Java, Cloud Computing, Agile, Amazon API Gateway, AWS CodeDeploy, Prometheus, Web Applications, Elastic Load Balancers, Container Orchestration, Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Application Architecture, Monitoring, Reporting, Cloud Architecture, Scripting, Cloud Services, Cloud Infrastructure, Consulting, Datadog, TensorFlow Deep Learning Library (TFLearn), Leadership, Amazon Aurora, Machine Learning Operations (MLOps), Full-stack, Cloudflare, Amazon CloudFront CDN, Cost Control, Amazon Cognito, SSL Certificates, Data Engineering, Data Warehousing, Serverless, Lambda Functions, Pub/Sub, Computer Networking, GPU Computing, Blockchain, NVIDIA CUDA, React, Delivery Management, Python, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Pipelines, DevOps Engineer, Kubernetes Operations (kOps), Deployment, Networking, DNS Configuration, System Administration, Network Security, Networks

Solutions Architect

2019 - 2022
OwnersBox
  • Transformed a local development app into a highly available, resilient, highly successful, scalable fantasy league sports betting system.
  • Designed the system for PCI and SOC2 compliance, as well as legal and regulatory compliance across all 50 states and Canada.
  • Automated infrastructure maintenance tasks across all applications and databases.
Technologies: Google Cloud, Google, Google Cloud SQL, Google Cloud SDK, Google Cloud API, Google Cloud Build, Google Cloud Functions, Google App Engine, CI/CD Pipelines, Web Security, Cloud Security, DevOps, Microservices, Vulnerability Management, Solution Architecture, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Terraform, DevSecOps, GitLab, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Bash, GitHub, Security, Containers, JavaScript, SonarQube, High-availability Systems, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Bash Script, Monorepos, Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), Go, API Management, SOC 2, GitLab CI/CD, HashiCorp, Containerization, Transport Layer Security (TLS), Back-end, Java, Cloud Computing, Helm, Argo CD, Bitbucket, Agile, Web Applications, Elastic Load Balancers, Container Orchestration, Penetration Testing, Monitoring, Reporting, Serverless Architecture, Cloud Architecture, Scripting, Cloud Services, Google BigQuery, Google Compute Engine (GCE), Cloud Infrastructure, Consulting, Datadog, Flutter, Full-stack, Cloudflare, Cost Control, SSL Certificates, Data Engineering, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Computer Networking, React, Delivery Management, Python, DevOps Engineer, Deployment, DNS Configuration, System Administration, Network Security, Networks

DevOps Engineer

2021 - 2021
JTR Solutions
  • Designed a resilient, scalable, HIPAA-compliant system for US patient health records processing and ingestion in Azure.
  • Implemented the entire system using Azure Resource Manager templates for client security requirements.
  • Created and deployed CI/CD pipelines for the system to allow continuous deployment for future infrastructure changes.
Technologies: Azure, Azure SQL, Azure PaaS, Azure IaaS, Azure Queue Storage, Azure Blobs, Azure Cache, Azure Virtual Networks, Azure Network Security Groups, Azure Virtual Network Gateway, Azure Resource Manager (ARM), CI/CD Pipelines, Vulnerability Identification, DevOps, Linux, Python, Microservices, Azure Functions, Git, Solution Architecture, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Azure DevOps, Microsoft Azure, DevSecOps, GitLab, Bash, GitHub, Security, Azure Storage, Containers, Node.js, JavaScript, SonarQube, High-availability Systems, Systemd, Azure Active Directory, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Bash Script, Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Azure API Management, API Management, CentOS, HashiCorp, Containerization, Wireshark, Tcpdump, Back-end, Java, Cloud Computing, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Helm, Argo CD, Bitbucket, Agile, Azure SQL Databases, Web Applications, Elastic Load Balancers, Terragrunt, Enterprise Application Architecture, Monitoring, Reporting, Serverless Architecture, APM, Scripting, Cloud Services, Cloud Infrastructure, Consulting, Datadog, Leadership, Full-stack, Cloudflare, Cost Control, SSL Certificates, Serverless, .NET, Pub/Sub, Computer Networking, Data Pipelines, DevOps Engineer, Deployment, Networking, DNS Configuration, System Administration, Network Security, Networks

Senior DevOps Engineer

2020 - 2021
QNET
  • Played a vital role in migrating all components of Asia's largest sales company from on-prem to Azure.
  • Planned and executed the migration of over 30 databases with terabytes of real-time sales data.
  • Created tools and procedures to allow the everyday maintenance and operation of databases and related functions after my departure.
  • Completed a successful migration on time with no downtime.
Technologies: Azure, Azure SQL, Azure PaaS, Azure IaaS, Azure Queue Storage, Azure Blobs, Azure Cache, Azure Functions, Azure DevOps, Azure Virtual Networks, Azure Network Security Groups, Azure Virtual Network Gateway, Web Security, Databases, SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, CI/CD Pipelines, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Kubernetes, Vulnerability Identification, Vulnerability Management, Vulnerability Assessment, DevOps, Linux, Microservices, Git, Docker, Solution Architecture, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Terraform, Microsoft Azure, DevSecOps, Ansible, GitLab, Bash, GitHub, Security, Azure Storage, Containers, Node.js, JavaScript, SonarQube, High-availability Systems, Systemd, Azure Active Directory, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Bash Script, Bazel, Monorepos, Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), Go, Azure API Management, API Management, SOC 2, Ubuntu, GitLab CI/CD, CentOS, HashiCorp, Containerization, Transport Layer Security (TLS), Kubernetes Operations (kOps), Back-end, Cloud Computing, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Helm, Bitbucket, Agile, Azure SQL Databases, Prometheus, Big Data, Hadoop, Elasticsearch, Web Applications, Elastic Load Balancers, Container Orchestration, Data Lake Design, Terragrunt, Enterprise Architecture, Monitoring, Reporting, APM, Scripting, Cloud Services, Cloud Infrastructure, Consulting, Datadog, Leadership, Cloudflare, Cost Control, SSL Certificates, Serverless, .NET, Pub/Sub, Computer Networking, React, Delivery Management, Python, Data Pipelines, Hospitality, DevOps Engineer, Large-scale Production Deployments, Deployment, Networking, Cisco Routers, DNS Configuration, Proxy Servers, System Administration, Network Security, Networks

Solutions Architect and Engineer

2016 - 2020
Perchwell
  • Built the back end from the ground up for the fastest growing premier real estate technology solution in US urban areas.
  • Automated CI/CD pipelines for databases, infrastructure, and many peripheral reservices.
  • Executed the successful no-downtime migration across several technology iterations.
  • Transformed a three-server architecture into a highly available, secure, and resilient system across several environments.
Technologies: Bash, Docker, Docker Hub, Docker Compose, Docker Cloud, Docker Swarm, Elasticsearch, Ansible, Amazon API, Amazon EC2, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon Web Services (AWS), API Gateways, App Infrastructure, AWS ALB, AWS Certified Solution Architect, AWS CLI, Architecture, Amazon CloudWatch, AWS DevOps, Amazon EBS, Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR), Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), AWS ELB, AWS HA, AWS IAM, AWS Lambda, PostgreSQL, CI/CD Pipelines, Vulnerability Identification, Linux, Microservices, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Terraform, Cloud Security, DevSecOps, GitHub, Security, Grafana, Containers, Node.js, JavaScript, High-availability Systems, Systemd, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Bash Script, Monorepos, Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), SOC 2, AWS Cloud Architecture, Ubuntu, HashiCorp, Containerization, Amazon Route 53, Web Application Firewall (WAF), AWS Fargate, TCP/IP, SSL, Tcpdump, Kubernetes Operations (kOps), Back-end, Cloud Computing, Agile, Amazon API Gateway, AWS CodeDeploy, Amazon DynamoDB, Web Applications, Elastic Load Balancers, Container Orchestration, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Application Architecture, Monitoring, Reporting, APM, Cloud Architecture, Scripting, Cloud Services, Cloud Infrastructure, Consulting, Amazon Aurora, Full-stack, Cloudflare, Amazon CloudFront CDN, Cost Control, Amazon Cognito, SSL Certificates, Serverless, Lambda Functions, Django, Pub/Sub, Google Cloud/Suite, Computer Networking, Delivery Management, DevOps Engineer, Large-scale Production Deployments, Deployment, DNS Configuration, Proxy Servers, System Administration, Network Security, Networks

Big Data Soutions Architect (AWS)

2016 - 2019
Eularis
  • Designed a scalable, resilient big data analysis service for use in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Implemented an infrastructure as a code system using Terraform, which was highly scalable and repeatable.
  • Designed and deployed systems that efficiently analyzed high volumes of US patient health information.
Technologies: Big Data, BigQuery, BigTable, Big Data Architecture, Hadoop, EMR, Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR), Amazon API, Amazon EC2, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon Web Services (AWS), API Gateways, AWS ALB, AWS Certified Solution Architect, Amazon CloudWatch, AWS CLI, AWS DevOps, Amazon EBS, Web Security, Vulnerability Management, Vulnerability Assessment, Zero-day Vulnerabilities, Vulnerability Identification, Terraform, IT Infrastructure, Cloud Infrastructure, App Infrastructure, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), HIPAA Compliance, DevSecOps, Bash, GitHub, Security, High-availability Systems, Systemd, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Bash Script, AWS Cloud Architecture, HashiCorp, Containerization, Amazon Route 53, Back-end, Java, Cloud Computing, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), Agile, Azure SQL Databases, Amazon API Gateway, AWS CodeDeploy, Snowflake, Amazon DynamoDB, Elastic Load Balancers, Container Orchestration, Data Lake Design, Monitoring, Reporting, Cloud Architecture, Scripting, Cloud Services, Consulting, Cost Control, SSL Certificates, Data Engineering, Data Warehousing, Lambda Functions, Python, Data Pipelines, DevOps Engineer, Deployment, DNS Configuration, System Administration, Networks

Lead Architect and Engineer

2015 - 2017
Mast Mobile
  • Built the back end for a data-centric US cellular carrier MVNO.
  • Designed the back end for the app and web interface for a two-number phone solution.
  • Created and deployed a messaging system that integrated cellular messaging and app-based data services.
  • Delivered a working system over several years, which was eventually acquired.
Technologies: Bash, Bash Script, Docker, Docker Compose, Docker Hub, MQTT, RabbitMQ, Amazon EC2, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon Web Services (AWS), API Gateways, Architecture, AWS Certified Solution Architect, Amazon CloudWatch, AWS DevOps, AWS IAM, AWS Lambda, Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Azure, Firebase, VoIP, Voice Chat, Messaging, Message UI, Message Bus, Message Queues, AWS HA, AWS NLB, Amazon Simple Email Service (SES), AWS CLI, AWS ALB, Amazon RDS, AWS ELB, AWS SDK, Amazon EBS, Amazon API, Web Architecture, CI/CD Pipelines, Vulnerability Identification, DevOps, Linux, PostgreSQL, Microservices, Solution Architecture, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Terraform, Cloud Security, DevSecOps, Jenkins, GitHub, Security, Grafana, Containers, High-availability Systems, Systemd, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Monorepos, Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), Go, API Management, SOC 2, Ruby on Rails (RoR), AWS Cloud Architecture, Ubuntu, GitLab CI/CD, RHEL, HashiCorp, Containerization, Amazon Route 53, Web Application Firewall (WAF), AWS Fargate, OpenVPN, Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP), Back-end, Cloud Computing, Agile, Amazon API Gateway, AWS CodeDeploy, Splunk, CircleCI, Amazon DynamoDB, Web Applications, Elastic Load Balancers, Container Orchestration, Enterprise Architecture, Monitoring, Reporting, Serverless Architecture, Cloud Architecture, Scripting, Cloud Services, Cloud Infrastructure, Consulting, Leadership, Full-stack, Cloudflare, Amazon CloudFront CDN, Cost Control, SSL Certificates, Data Engineering, Data Warehousing, Lambda Functions, Computer Networking, Python, DevOps Engineer, Large-scale Production Deployments, Deployment, Networking, DNS Configuration, Proxy Servers, System Administration, Network Security, Networks

Lead Architect and Engineer

2014 - 2017
GearBubble
  • Transformed a one-server architecture to a scalable, highly available, and resilient eCommerce direct sales system with $1 million in daily revenue.
  • Performed a step-by-step digital transformation with minimal downtime and productivity impact.
  • Automated maintenance and deployment operations, eliminating the need for daily maintenance personnel.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon API, Amazon EC2, Amazon EKS, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), API Gateways, Architecture, AWS ALB, AWS Certified Solution Architect, AWS CLI, Amazon CloudWatch, AWS DevOps, Amazon EBS, AWS ELB, AWS HA, AWS IAM, AWS Lambda, AWS NLB, Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), Amazon RDS, Amazon Simple Email Service (SES), CI/CD Pipelines, DevOps, Linux, PostgreSQL, Microservices, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Solution Architecture, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Terraform, Cloud Security, Web Security, Cloudflare, Ansible, Bash, GitHub, Security, Grafana, Containers, High-availability Systems, Systemd, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Bash Script, Continuous Integration (CI), SOC 2, AWS Cloud Architecture, Ubuntu, CentOS, HashiCorp, Containerization, Amazon Route 53, Web Application Firewall (WAF), Back-end, Java, Cloud Computing, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Jenkins Pipeline, Bitbucket, Agile, Amazon API Gateway, CircleCI, Web Applications, Elastic Load Balancers, Container Orchestration, Enterprise Architecture, Monitoring, Reporting, APM, Cloud Architecture, Scripting, Cloud Services, Cloud Infrastructure, Consulting, Datadog, Leadership, Full-stack, Amazon CloudFront CDN, Cost Control, Amazon Cognito, SSL Certificates, DevOps Engineer, Deployment, DNS Configuration, System Administration, Networks

Senior Engineer

2014 - 2016
IllumiCare
  • Implemented a highly secure system for processing over 10 million US patient health records using terraform.
  • Ensured a secure design and execution, resulting in HIPAA audit success.
  • Used infrastructure as code to create a scalable and repeatable infrastructure for many environments.
  • Utilized a combination of granular IAM and third-party threat assessment tools to give visibility into all security aspects of the system.
Technologies: Bash, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), ECS, Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR), Amazon API, Amazon EC2, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), API Gateways, AWS ALB, AWS Certified Solution Architect, Amazon CloudWatch, AWS CLI, Architecture, AWS DevOps, Amazon EBS, AWS ELB, AWS HA, AWS IAM, AWS Lambda, AWS NLB, Amazon RDS, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), AWS SDK, Amazon Simple Email Service (SES), Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), Web Security, Java Security, Threat Intelligence, Threat Analytics, Vulnerability Management, Vulnerability Assessment, Zero-day Vulnerabilities, Vulnerability Identification, HIPAA Compliance, HIPAA Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Terraform, Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), IT Infrastructure, GitHub, Security, Containers, SonarQube, High-availability Systems, Systemd, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Bash Script, Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), API Management, AWS CloudFormation, Ruby on Rails (RoR), AWS Cloud Architecture, Chef, RHEL, HashiCorp, Containerization, Amazon Route 53, AWS Fargate, Linux Network Stack, Transport Layer Security (TLS), SSL, Wireshark, Back-end, Cloud Computing, Jenkins Pipeline, Agile, Amazon API Gateway, AWS CodeDeploy, Snowflake, Splunk, Amazon DynamoDB, Web Applications, Elastic Load Balancers, Container Orchestration, Terragrunt, Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Application Architecture, Monitoring, Reporting, Serverless Architecture, APM, Scripting, Cloud Services, Consulting, Full-stack, Amazon CloudFront CDN, Cost Control, SSL Certificates, Pub/Sub, Computer Networking, Python, Data Pipelines, DevOps Engineer, Deployment, DNS Configuration, Proxy Servers, System Administration, Network Security, Networks

Lead Engineer

2012 - 2016
SecureZone
  • Designed and implemented a secure, scalable document storage and retrieval system for an elite global bank.
  • Created and built a scalable solution for Microsoft SharePoint before such services were offered.
  • Designed and built a scalable solution for Microsoft Terminal Services Farm before such services were offered.
Technologies: Windows PowerShell, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon EC2, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), MongoDB, RightScale, Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Bash, Bash Script, CI/CD Pipelines, Vulnerability Identification, DevOps, Vulnerability Management, AWS DevOps, Git, Solution Architecture, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Cloud Security, DevSecOps, Ansible, Jenkins, GitHub, Security, Containers, High-availability Systems, Systemd, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Monorepos, Continuous Delivery (CD), SOC 2, AWS CloudFormation, AWS Cloud Architecture, Ubuntu, Chef, Containerization, Amazon Route 53, OpenVPN, TCP/IP, Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP), Linux Network Stack, Transport Layer Security (TLS), SSL, Wireshark, Cloud Computing, Jenkins Pipeline, Agile, Azure SQL Databases, Amazon API Gateway, Web Applications, Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Application Architecture, Cloud Architecture, Scripting, Cloud Services, Cloud Infrastructure, Consulting, Datadog, Leadership, Full-stack, Amazon CloudFront CDN, Cost Control, SSL Certificates, Serverless, .NET, Computer Networking, DevOps Engineer, Large-scale Production Deployments, Deployment, Networking, DNS Configuration, Proxy Servers, System Administration, Network Security, Networks

Senior Engineer

2014 - 2015
Elastic Digital
  • Assisted in the migration of over 10 terabytes of data and associated computing applications from on-premises to AWS.
  • Executed a flawless MS SQL database migration with zero downtime.
  • Designed and constructed a scalable architecture for future growth in AWS.
Technologies: Amazon API, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Amazon EC2, Microsoft, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Servers, Windows PowerShell, MSSQLCE, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), API Gateways, AWS Certified Solution Architect, AWS ALB, AWS CLI, Amazon CloudWatch, AWS DevOps, Amazon EBS, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Cloud Security, Microsoft Azure, Ansible, Jenkins, Bash, GitHub, Security, High-availability Systems, Systemd, Azure Active Directory, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Bash Script, SOC 2, AWS CloudFormation, AWS Cloud Architecture, Ubuntu, Chef, RHEL, Containerization, Amazon Route 53, Cloud Computing, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Jenkins Pipeline, Bitbucket, Azure SQL Databases, Splunk, Web Applications, Enterprise Architecture, Scripting, Cloud Services, Cloud Infrastructure, Consulting, Amazon CloudFront CDN, Cost Control, SSL Certificates, .NET, Hospitality, DevOps Engineer, Large-scale Production Deployments, Deployment, Networking, Cisco Routers, DNS Configuration, System Administration, Networks

AWS Terraform EKS CI/CD Demo

https://github.com/ryanmcmichael/terraform-eks-cicd-demo
As most of my client work remains under NDA, I've put together a simple demonstration of a generalized infrastructure-as-code implementation of a secure, scalable, and resilient containerized three-tier web app. This one uses GitHub Actions to build the code and continuously deploy it to an Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) cluster. The system has an Amazon RDS Multi-AZ back end. Logging and metrics are ingested and displayed via CloudWatch.

Google Cloud Terraformed GKE Cluster

https://github.com/ryanmcmichael/terraform-gcp-gke-demo
This demo presents a working GKE Kubernetes cluster on the Google Cloud Platform, defined by Terraform. It also includes all the necessary networking components and some demo functions interacting with Kubernetes services.

Azure Terraformed VNET and Functions

https://github.com/ryanmcmichael/azure-terraform-demo
This repository shows an example of using Terraform to create a secure VNET in Azure. It also creates some Azure functions (code redacted) and all necessary networking infrastructure for intra-VPN communication.
2002 - 2005

Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science

University of Oregon - Eugene, Oregon, United States

JULY 2023 - PRESENT

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional

AWS

Libraries/APIs

Node.js, Azure API Management, Jenkins Pipeline, Terragrunt, React, Amazon API, Java Security, Google Cloud API, TensorFlow Deep Learning Library (TFLearn)

Tools

Terraform, GitHub, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon EKS, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), AWS IAM, AWS ELB, Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR), Helm, Systemd, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), HashiCorp, AWS Fargate, Bitbucket, AWS CodeDeploy, Amazon CloudFront CDN, Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), VPN, Git, Grafana, MQTT, Azure Network Security Groups, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Docker Swarm, Ansible, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), GitLab, Jenkins, AWS CloudFormation, Chef, GitLab CI/CD, OpenVPN, Splunk, CircleCI, Google Compute Engine (GCE), Amazon Cognito, Docker Compose, Docker Hub, RabbitMQ, Amazon Simple Email Service (SES), AWS CLI, AWS SDK, Amazon EBS, Azure Virtual Network Gateway, BigQuery, Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR), SonarQube, Bazel, Wireshark, Tcpdump

Languages

Bash Script, Bash, Python, SQL, JavaScript, Java, Snowflake, Go

Platforms

Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Azure, Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, AWS Lambda, Amazon EC2, Apache Kafka, Linux, Unix, Google App Engine, Ubuntu, CentOS, Blockchain, Microsoft, Firebase, AWS NLB, AWS ALB, Azure PaaS, Azure IaaS, Azure Functions, Google Cloud SDK, NVIDIA CUDA

Paradigms

DevOps, Microservices, Microservices Architecture, Azure DevOps, DevSecOps, Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), Agile, Serverless Architecture, Enterprise Application Architecture, Web Architecture, HIPAA Compliance, Penetration Testing

Storage

Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Google Cloud, Azure SQL Databases, PostgreSQL, NoSQL, Redis Cache, Redis, Azure Storage, Azure SQL, Docker Cloud, Elasticsearch, Azure Active Directory, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Amazon DynamoDB, Datadog, IBM Db2, Data Pipelines, MongoDB, Microsoft SQL Server, MSSQLCE, Azure Queue Storage, Azure Blobs, Azure Cache, Databases, BigTable, Google Cloud SQL, Hazelcast, JSON, Data Lake Design, Data Lakes, Amazon Aurora

Frameworks

Windows PowerShell, Hadoop, Ruby on Rails (RoR), .NET, Message UI, AWS HA, Flutter, Django

Industry Expertise

Network Security

Other

Computer Science, CI/CD Pipelines, Security, DNS, AWS Certified Solution Architect, Architecture, Load Balancers, Cloud, IT Security, AWS DevOps, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Networking, Containers, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Solution Architecture, Amazon RDS, Cloud Infrastructure, Cloud Security, Cloudflare, Microsoft Azure, High-availability Systems, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Monorepos, AWS Cloud Architecture, Containerization, Amazon Route 53, Back-end, Cloud Computing, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, Amazon API Gateway, Web Applications, Elastic Load Balancers, Container Orchestration, Enterprise Architecture, Monitoring, Reporting, Cloud Architecture, Scripting, Cloud Services, Consulting, Cost Control, SSL Certificates, Serverless, Lambda Functions, Google Cloud/Suite, Computer Networking, Delivery Management, DevOps Engineer, Deployment, DNS Configuration, System Administration, Networks, Mathematics, Vulnerability Identification, API Gateways, Vulnerability Management, Azure Virtual Networks, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, API Management, RHEL, Web Application Firewall (WAF), TCP/IP, Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP), Transport Layer Security (TLS), SSL, Kubernetes Operations (kOps), Prometheus, APM, Google BigQuery, Leadership, Full-stack, Data Engineering, Data Warehousing, Pub/Sub, GPU Computing, Large-scale Production Deployments, Proxy Servers, RightScale, VoIP, Voice Chat, Messaging, Message Bus, Message Queues, ECS, Web Security, Threat Intelligence, Threat Analytics, Vulnerability Assessment, Zero-day Vulnerabilities, HIPAA Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), IT Infrastructure, Microsoft Servers, Big Data Architecture, EMR, App Infrastructure, Azure Resource Manager (ARM), Google, Google Cloud Build, Google Cloud Functions, FPGA, GitHub Actions, SOC 2, Linux Network Stack, Argo CD, System Architecture, Machine Learning Operations (MLOps), Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Hospitality, Cisco Routers

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