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Steve Fox, Big Data Architecture Developer in Dallas, TX, United States
Steve Fox

Big Data Architecture Developer in Dallas, TX, United States

Member since July 25, 2019
Steve is a certified AWS solution architect professional with big data and machine learning speciality certifications. He has a diverse background, and experience architecting, building, and operating big data machine learning applications in AWS. Steve has held roles from technical contributor to CTO and CEO.
Steve is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • Node.js, 6 years
  • Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR), 5 years
  • Big Data Architecture, 5 years
  • AWS Lambda, 4 years
  • AWS DynamoDB, 4 years
  • Amazon Machine Learning, 3 years
  • Kubernetes, 3 years
  • GraphQL, 1 year
Dallas, TX, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Linux, WebStorm, Git, AWS, Docker, Node.js

The most amazing...

...project I've built was a machine learning-based AWS cost-optimization service that dynamically right-sizes instance types, and leverages spot instances.

Employment

  • Founder, CEO

    2016 - PRESENT
    AutoScalr
    • Conceived, architected, developed, deployed, and operated AutoScalr AWS Marketplace SaaS service for cost-optimizing auto-scaled workloads. I used advanced machine learning to determine the most cost-effective cluster to power a specific workload by leveraging different instance types, a blend of spot instances, and predictive analytics to ensure operational requirements are met.
    • Presented at DevOps Days in Dallas, Rio de Janeiro, and Florian√≥polis. Average client savings of over 50% of monthly AWS spend.
    Technologies: Machine Learning, AWS, Lambda, Amazon DynamoDB, Docker, ECS, GraphQL, Node.js
  • Product Manager

    2007 - 2016
    Quest Software (Acquired by Dell)
    • Managed a multi-million dollar product line of SaaS APM products hosted on AWS.
    • Interfaced with customers, drove product direction, and guided engineering teams with an Agile development approach.
    • Presented at multiple conferences, including Keynote Speaker at Mobile+Web DevCon: San Francisco 2015, and break-out session at Velocity Santa Clara 2014.
    Technologies: Application Performance Monitoring, Java, Network Sniffing, Customer Experience Management
  • Systems Engineer

    2005 - 2006
    Tealeaf (Acquired by IBM)
    • Ran the technical pre-sales interaction with prospective customers, including demonstrations and on-site proof-of-concepts.
    • Met or exceeded quota targets on a consistent basis.
    Technologies: Networking, HTML, Web
  • CTO

    2002 - 2004
    Apalu
    • Developed voice recognition and the website bot.
    • Co-founded company.
    • Won the Best of Show award from the Dallas Call Center convention in 2003.
    Technologies: Voice Rrecognition, Natural Language Recognition, Telephony Integration.
  • Solutions Architect

    1999 - 2001
    Eprise
    • Developed customer presentations, demonstrations, and proof of concepts.
    Technologies: Content Management, Web
  • Account Manager

    1996 - 1999
    Objectivity
    • Managed the central US territory for object-oriented database technology.
    • Met or exceeded quota on a consistent basis.
    Technologies: Object Database (NoSQL)
  • Development Manager

    1990 - 1993
    NASA
    • Managed the specification and development of an electrical power system simulation software for optimizing International Space Station mission plans.
    • Conducted R&D for shuttle operations that reduced operational costs.
    Technologies: C++, Linux, UNIX

Experience

  • AutoScalr (Development)
    https://autoscalr.com

    Machine learning-based cost optimization service available on the AWS Marketplace that automatically manages your autoscaled loads to be the most cost-effective, while meeting your performance and availability requirements.

Skills

  • Languages

    JavaScript, GraphQL, Java, C++, Golang, Python, SQL
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, AWS EC2 API, AWS Amplify, React, PySpark
  • Tools

    AWS ECS, AWS Step Functions, Amazon SQS, Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR), AWS Glue, Amazon SageMaker, AWS CloudFormation, AWS Push Notification Service (AWS SNS), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), AWS ECR, Amazon EKS, AWS CloudWatch, AWS Athena, AWS AppSync, AWS IAM, Amazon QuickSight, Amazon CloudFront CDN, AWS Key Management Service (KMS), GitLab CI/CD, Terraform, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS CloudTrail, Jira, AWS EBS, Amazon Firewall
  • Paradigms

    Web Architecture, Test-driven Development (TDD), Design Patterns
  • Platforms

    Docker, AWS Lambda, AWS EC2, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Kubernetes, AWS Kinesis, AWS IoT
  • Storage

    AWS S3, AWS DynamoDB, AWS Data Pipeline Service, Redshift, AWS RDS, Redis
  • Other

    Amazon Machine Learning, APM, Autoscaling, Front-end Development, Big Data Architecture, AWS Route 53, Domain-driven Design (DDD), AWS API Gateway, AWS CodePipeline, AWS X-Ray, AWS Database Migration Service, CodePipeline, Elastic Load Balancers, Amazon Machine Images (AMI), Competitor Analysis & Profiling, High Availability, Fault Tolerance, Security Groups
  • Frameworks

    Spark, Angular

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering
    1985 - 1989
    University of Texas at Arlington - Arlington, Texas, USA
Certifications
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional
    JULY 2019 - JULY 2022
    Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • AWS Certified Machine Learning - Speciality
    JULY 2019 - JULY 2022
    Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • AWS Big Data - Speciality
    JULY 2019 - JULY 2022
    Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • AWS Certified Developer - Associate
    FEBRUARY 2019 - FEBRUARY 2022
    Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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