Tyler Bailey, AWS Developer in Hamilton, ON, Canada
Tyler Bailey

AWS Developer in Hamilton, ON, Canada

Member since March 17, 2020
Tyler has a diverse DevOps background with 6+ years of hands-on experience building infrastructure as code, CI/CD pipelines, leveraging configuration management, and automating/optimizing mission-critical deployments. He has worked for both small businesses and large enterprises over the years and always enjoys a new challenge.
Tyler is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Hamilton, ON, Canada

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), GitLab, Kubernetes, Python, Docker, Terraform, AWS

The most amazing...

...project was when I migrated a NASDAQ/S&P 600 company's web infrastructure from Rackspace to AWS and reducing their bill by over 75%.

Employment

  • Senior DevOps Engineer

    2020 - PRESENT
    Perkin Elmer
    • Built out highly available ECS Fargate clusters for various medical-related microservices.
    • Provisioned Kubernetes clusters with Terraform, Rancher, and RKE in a cloud-native manner.
    • Created proof of concepts for AWS IoT for on-prem data collection.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Lambda, Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), AWS EC2, MQTT, Internet of Things (IoT), GitHub, AWS Fargate, ECS, Terraform, AWS, Kubernetes
  • DevOps Engineer

    2019 - 2020
    Parallel Digital Studio
    • Migrated a NASDAQ/S&P 600 company's web infrastructure from Rackspace to AWS reducing their bill by over 75%. Infrastructure using Terraform and containers based applications being built, tested, and deployed through Gitlab CI/CD pipelines.
    • Developed CI/CD (continuous integration/continuous delivery) pipelines with Gitlab CI and AWS CodePipeline.
    • Created custom Git hosted Terraform modules to encapsulate application-specific cloud resources to set up and tear down of various environments.
    • Stood up ELK (Elasticsearch, Kibana and Logstash) monitoring and log aggregation stacks.
    • Automated processes using scripting languages such as Python, PowerShell, and Bash.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), ELK (Elastic Stack), Python, GitLab, Docker, Terraform, AWS CloudFormation, AWS
  • DevOps Engineer (Contract)

    2019 - 2019
    StormFree Cloud Corporation
    • Worked with a remote DevOps team to help build turnkey solutions on AWS using Kubernetes, Ansible, and Packer.
    • Deployed microservices to Kubernetes through custom Helm charts while deploying microservices through custom Helm charts.
    • Hardened and secured base infrastructure docker containers using Packer.
    • Built and maintained high-performance, high-availability Kubernetes clusters.
    Technologies: Docker, Ansible, Packer, Kubernetes
  • Operations and DevOps

    2014 - 2019
    Postmedia Network
    • Helped migrate 100+ small-medium sized community websites across Canada from on-prem to AWS in a month. Infrastructure was built out and configured with Ansible and deployed via Jenkins.
    • Assisted in the building and testing of the infrastructure of applications that power some of the largest media websites in Canada including nationalpost.com.
    • Built a web crawler with Scrapy to collect SEO metrics on our websites to better inform the newsroom on how our content performs and how to improve on key metrics.
    • Monitor and diagnose server issues using products such as AppDynamics, Grafana, Nagios, Amazon CloudWatch, and New Relic.
    • Automated MySQL upgrades, optimizations to server/database instances, and scripted Windows/Linux server migrations.
    • Created multiple iterations of site speed projects to improve website performance focusing on ATF (above the fold).
    • Created internal and external tools to significantly reduce cost, save time, and streamline processes.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux, Jenkins, Python, Ansible, AWS

Experience

  • Migrated a NASDAQ/S&P 600 Company's Web Infrastructure

    Migrated a NASDAQ/S&P 600 company's web infrastructure from Rackspace to AWS reducing their bill by over 75%. Infrastructure was created with a GitOps approach using Terraform and containers based applications being built, tested, and deployed through Gitlab CI/CD pipelines.

  • Infrastructure Set up And Migration of 100+ Small-Medium Sized Sun Media Community Websites

    Helped migrate 100+ small-medium sized community websites across Canada from on-prem to AWS in a month. Infrastructure was built out and configured with Ansible and deployed via Jenkins. Worked with multiple stakeholders including developers, QA, product, and project managers.

  • Node.js Anagram Application Built and Deployed with Terraform on AWS
    https://github.com/draalin/anagram-app-infrastructure

    An example Node.js Anagram application which is built and deployed with Terraform onto AWS. Using Github Actions as our CI/CD pipeline to manage the deployment of our infrastructure and application.
    The infrastructure contains a standalone VPC, public and private subnets, auto-scaling capabilities, and a single point of entry handled by an application load balancer.

  • Serverless Architecture with AWS, Terraform, and Github Actions
    https://github.com/draalin/tylerbailey.com

    A live working example of serverless architecture built out with Terraform, deployed to Github actions (CI/CD) onto AWS. Using a combination of Lambda functions and API Gateway to handle any dynamic requests. While keeping the front-end hosted on S3 with Cloudfront in front.

Skills

  • Tools

    Terraform, GitLab CI/CD, Docker Compose, ELK (Elastic Stack), Grafana, AWS CloudFormation, AWS EBS, Nginx, Git, Subversion (SVN), Docker Hub, Tmux, Istio, GitLab, Packer, AWS Fargate, GitHub, MQTT, Jenkins, Ansible, Kibana, Jira
  • Paradigms

    DevOps, Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Deployment, Continuous Integration (CI)
  • Platforms

    Docker, Ubuntu, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Linux, Debian, Rancher, Amazon, AWS EC2, AWS Lambda, Apache2, Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), New Relic
  • Other

    AWS, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Linux Server Administration, VM, Consul, Web Application Firewall (WAF), Web Application Firewalls (WAF), GitOps, Elastic Load Balancers, Elastic Beanstalk, ECS, Internet of Things (IoT), IIS 10
  • Languages

    Python 3, Bash Script, Bash, Python, JavaScript
  • Storage

    Amazon EFS, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Redis, Datadog, Elasticsearch, AWS DynamoDB, MongoDB, MariaDB
  • Industry Expertise

    IT Security
  • Frameworks

    Next.js, React Native
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js

Education

  • Bachelor of Technology degree in Computing and Information Technology
    2012 - 2014
    McMaster University - Hamilton, Ontario
  • Ontario college advanced diploma in Network Engineering and Security Analyst
    2007 - 2011
    Mohawk College - Hamilton, Ontario

Certifications

  • Certified Rancher Operator: Level One
    JULY 2020 - PRESENT
    Rancher Labs
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
    JUNE 2019 - JUNE 2022
    Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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