Sjon-Paul Brown, DevOps Engineer and Developer in Franklin, TN, United States
Sjon-Paul Brown

DevOps Engineer and Developer in Franklin, TN, United States

Member since June 10, 2020
Sjon-Paul is a DevOps engineer who thrives on producing scalable systems and automation that stand the test of time. While deploying and managing software within the cloud, Sjon-Paul understands and handles the complexities of the AWS ecosystem so that everything works smoothly and on time. Sjon-Paul is also an advocate of creating stable software and infrastructure that is predictable and maintainable over time.
Sjon-Paul is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Franklin, TN, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Teams, Slack, AWS, VS Code, Docker, Linux

The most amazing...

...thing I've created was automation to handle the parallelization of software builds which increased the speed of builds while also increasing security.

Employment

  • DevOps Engineer

    2020 - PRESENT
    Built Technologies
    • Consolidated load balancers resulting in thousands of dollars saved per year.
    • Managed and deployed WAF in front of all public-facing endpoints.
    • Migrated the service infrastructure to Terraform resources.
    • Developed automation to parallelize software builds using AWS CodeBuild.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS CodeBuild, AWS ALB, Web Application Firewalls (WAF), AWS CloudFront, AWS CloudFormation, Terraform, Python, Docker, AWS
  • AWS Engineer

    2017 - 2020
    Ramsey Solutions
    • Supported the infrastructure and deployments for hundreds of services hosted on AWS ECS and AWS Lambda.
    • Developed automation for managing software and infrastructure deployments within CI/CD pipelines.
    • Migrated the automation so that it could be more easily developed and tested.
    • Developed AWS account automation and helped implement networking to connect environments.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS ECS, AWS EC2, API Gateways, AWS Lambda, Linux, Ansible, Python, AWS CloudFormation, Docker, AWS
  • System Support Specialist

    2017 - 2017
    Connected Nation
    • Improved the existing support solutions for internal employees.
    • Helped with planning internal infrastructure migrations.
    • Managed Linux servers used for mobile drive testing.
    Technologies: Rackspace, Windows, Linux
  • Technical Support Assistant

    2016 - 2017
    Connected Nation
    • Hosted and supported Linux servers used for mobile drive testing.
    • Improved internal help desk support for remote and onsite employees.
    • Managed internal hardware and software support requests.
    Technologies: Nginx, Linux, Windows
  • End User Support Intern

    2014 - 2016
    Connected Nation
    • Decreased the time to image newly provisioned machines.
    • Managed incoming support requests for internal and remote employees.
    • Procured software and hardware for employees upon request.
    Technologies: Windows

Experience

  • Built Technologies (Development)
    https://getbuilt.com

    I supported the creation of a construction loan platform designed to manage risk, maximize productivity, and improve customer experience. How did I do this specifically? I helped to design and maintain the infrastructure for managing the hosted services and data pipelines used to host the platform. This included managing the creation and deployment of all AWS resources along with deploying monitoring to ensure that the platform is available and scales appropriately.

Skills

  • Tools

    AWS ECS, AWS CloudFormation, AWS IAM, AWS CloudWatch, Amazon CloudFront CDN, Terraform, Ansible, AWS CodeBuild, VS Code, Slack, Nginx
  • Paradigms

    Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), DevOps, Test-driven Development (TDD), Serverless Architecture, Microservices Architecture
  • Platforms

    AWS Lambda, AWS EC2, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux, Docker, AWS ALB, Windows, Rackspace
  • Other

    AWS, AWS API Gateway, AWS CodePipeline, Teams, API Gateways, AWS CloudFront, Web Application Firewalls (WAF)
  • Languages

    Python, SQL
  • Storage

    MySQL, AWS S3

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Technologies
    2014 - 2017
    Western Kentucky University - Bowling Green, KY, United States

Certifications

  • AWS Certified Developer — Associate
    AUGUST 2017 - SEPTEMBER 2020
    AWS
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect — Associate
    JULY 2017 - AUGUST 2020
    AWS

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