Shawn Conn, Software Developer in Seattle, WA, United States
Shawn Conn

Software Developer in Seattle, WA, United States

Member since July 8, 2016
Shawn is a freelance web and DevOps engineer/consultant from Seattle who has worked with a variety of different technologies as projects have come across his way. He often works with the Drupal CMS and the LAMP stack. He has built websites, APIs, CI/CD pipelines, and other tools to manage cloud infrastructure. Lately, he has been focused on IaaC and managing developer environments and tools.
Shawn is now available for hire


  • Luciditi, LLC
    Drupal, PHP, MySQL/MariaDB, Apache, CentOS
  • ATTN
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Node.js, PHP, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)...



Seattle, WA, United States



Preferred Environment

Vim Text Editor, Ubuntu, PHP, MariaDB, Apache, CentOS, MacOS

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...developer workstation provisioner for macOS powered by Ansible.


  • Web and DevOps Engineer / Consultant

    2015 - PRESENT
    Luciditi, LLC
    • Built custom Drupal modules and full site setups.
    • Developed Drupal configurations and built servers.
    • Consulted and provided troubleshooting on matters related to Drupal.
    • Provided back-end/DevOps services with a good bit of front-end development, as well.
    • Focused on efficiency (always looking to automate repetitive tasks).
    Technologies: Drupal, PHP, MySQL/MariaDB, Apache, CentOS
  • Senior DevOps Engineer

    2017 - 2020
    • Led an initiative to fully manage cloud IaaS (GCP/AWS) via Terraform.
    • Worked with data engineers to help optimize Redshift costs.
    • Completed dockerization of the LAMP development environment.
    • Automated orchestration of the K8S data product cluster.
    • Scripted out CI build setup, automation, and maintenance.
    • Deployed and built the app/service/infrastructure automation for various IaaS/PaaS.
    • Led the migration from custom Jenkins server to CircleCI and audited and managed AWS for cost inefficiencies.
    • Led a CMS developer that planned out an epic Drupal 8 upgrade for the rest of the team.
    • Assisted other CMS developers with feedback and pull request reviews.
    • Assisted developers with any CI build issues or local development environment issues.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Node.js, PHP, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon EKS, CircleCI, Python



    Reviewed and reported on custom modules/profile/theme code used to built as a consultant. Suggested means to move toward community-driven modules.

    Refactored the code base as a developer, eliminating 5 custom modules, removing complicated cross-dependencies and redundancies, and reorganizing code to make it more readable and maintainable.

  • (API)

    Built out a new REST API as the backbone of MedIQ’s new HTML5-based platform.

  • (Website)

    Refactored the Drupal theme, separating view/control logic. Ported the D6 site to D7. Maintained the site and fixed bugs.


    Migrated the site from D5 to D6 then to D6 to D7. Provided a complete theme build. Developed a custom module for proprietary features. Migrated legacy modules to community driven ones. Also maintained the site, fixing bugs, assisting the editorial team with additional features and workflow improvements, and handling the migration from a physical server to a virtual one.


    Complete site build from the ground up, including sub theme, custom module, server build/deployment, and content management.


  • Languages

    PHP, SQL, Bash, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, C#, Python, Java, VBScript
  • Libraries/APIs

    Drupal Modules, Drupal API, jQuery, Node.js, Google Maps JavaScript API 3, HTML5 APIs
  • Tools

    CircleCI, Terraform, Vim Text Editor, Git, Drush, Apache, Amazon EKS
  • Platforms

    Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), Drupal 6, Drupal 7, Drupal, Docker, Drupal 8, MacOS, Kubernetes, CentOS, Ubuntu, WordPress Theme Design, WordPress
  • Other

    Software Development, Vi
  • Paradigms

    REST, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Object-oriented Design (OOD)
  • Storage

    MySQL, MariaDB, MySQL/MariaDB, Oracle PL/SQL
  • Frameworks

    Drupal Commerce, Windows PowerShell, ASP, PHPUnit


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics
    2001 - 2004
    Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN

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