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Jason Downs

Senior DevOps Engineer

Leading my team into the future

Portland, Oregon Metropolitan Area

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Senior DevOps Engineer

June 2015 to Present

Portland, Oregon Area


Senior Systems Administrator - DevOps Team Lead

January 2014 to June 2015

Portland, Oregon Area

Intel Corporation

Cloud Services Engineer

June 2013 to December 2013

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Two decades of experience with UNIX systems administration, application and operating system development. Complete mastery of Sun Solaris, all forms of BSD UNIX and Linux. Very experienced with many other forms of UNIX. Extensive experience with project planning and management. Excellent at multi-tasking, and always able to find an elusive solution during a crunch. Some management experience. Lead designer and implementer of the infrastructure for several successful service-orientated companies. Has built everything from highly available Internet Service Provider to application delivery infrastructure. Extensive background in applications development in C, including databases, client/server networking, and more. Kernel and device driver development, in C. Held positions within the Free Software Foundation's GNU Project (maintainer of Gnu DBM; 1992 - present), and as an OpenBSD developer (operating system development and maintainer of several platforms; 1996 - 2000 and occasionally since). Extensive knowledge of networking protocols, various programming languages (C, JavaScript, Ruby, Perl, PHP, SQL), Amazon AWS and other cloud related technologies, and much more.Senior DevOps Engineer @ From June 2015 to Present (7 months) Portland, Oregon AreaSenior Systems Administrator - DevOps Team Lead @ • Configuration management based Systems Engineering in both a bare metal and virtualized environment, while building out a DevOps orientated team. Development of several in-house Puppet modules and extensive work on other modules. • Successfully transitioned management system from Puppet Enterprise to Puppet Open Source and The Foreman. Current system consists of a multi-master deployment, managing 500+ virtual and physical systems. From January 2014 to June 2015 (1 year 6 months) Portland, Oregon AreaCloud Services Engineer @ • Contributed to the refinement of a DevOps model for a couple of products in development within PCCG. Heavily revised the Amazon Web Services deployment implementation for one of the products, and planned for the conversion to a new deployment architecture within AWS. The updated deployment both increased security and performance. • Implemented an operational management network for product support within AWS, including support for the Splunk operational data management platform. From June 2013 to December 2013 (7 months) Senior Systems Engineer @ Datacenter architecture, customer deployment and support of Cisco Prime Home (formerly ClearVision). See the ClearAccess section for more information. ClearAccess was acquired by Cisco Systems in April of 2012. From May 2012 to May 2013 (1 year 1 month) Senior Systems Engineer @ • Contributed to the development of a Broadband Forum TR-069 based Automatic Configuration System for Customer Premise Equipment, a web application developed in Java, Scala, and JavaScript. Developed interoperability layers in JavaScript, developed a customer facing device testing portal in Ruby on Rails. Developed significant portions of a JavaScript library used to communicate with devices, developed many of the scripts used by customers and third-party devices. Participated in the Agile development model. • Built out SaaS infrastructure using Amazon EC2 in Europe, including high-performance MySQL and MongoDB. Has also evaluated other cloud providers, and is experienced with VMware ESXi. • Responsible for maintaining legacy infrastructure and architecting new infrastructure for the datacenter SaaS hosting environment, using Ubuntu/RHEL 5.x/CentOS 6.x, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB and many other technologies. Responsible for developing and standardizing deployment methodologies for the product and it’s application platform. Also responsible for installations and upgrades of customer deployments, as well as tier 3+ customer support. • Responsible for the internal and external networking infrastructure, including Cisco routers, Cisco PIX firewalls, Dell switches, and VPN connections. Familiar with most load balancing technologies (F5 and other hardware switches, haproxy/CARP, apache, etc). • Responsible for several monitoring tools, including Nagios and Zabbix. Also familiar with ZenOS. From September 2008 to May 2012 (3 years 9 months) Systems Engineer @ • Designed majority of the infrastructure for the combined company. Implemented most of the system software for electronic mail, including significantly customized versions of Courier IMAP, Postfix, webmail, and proprietary services. Implemented the system software for web services, including integrating and debugging of the Apache server software and various modules. Setup and administered internal and customer servicing MySQL and Postgres database systems. Redeveloped entire LDAP infrastructure (OpenLDAP). Responsible for day to day operations of the Solaris systems, backup infrastructure, Network Appliance Filers. Integrated both SPARC Solaris 9, 10, and x86 Solaris 10 systems. Responsible for system security, patch maintenance, and third-party software package updates, including MySQL, Postgres, Perl, PHP, Python, and much more. From January 2003 to August 2008 (5 years 8 months) Systems Engineer @ • Performed a wide variety of tasks on-site at Hewlett-Packard. Duties included the continued development of internal tools, maintaining web interfaces, product recommendation and deployment, systems integration. Was responsible for a wide variety of test equipment. Worked primarily with the Inkjet printer firmware development group. Primary supported platforms were various versions of HP-UX and Windows. From June 2002 to January 2003 (8 months) Systems Engineer @ • Responsible for the implementation and deployment of entire UNIX (BSD/OS, OpenBSD) systems infrastructure (30+ servers, 50,000 customers), including mail, USENET news, dial up authentication, and web hosting platforms. Developed customized OpenBSD operating system to fit environment. Developed system back ends and CGI front ends for custom accounting system. Integrated other acquired or merged company infrastructure and customers. Directed up to three employees. • This was essentially a technological leadership position within Pacifier Online; the company was sold to MDM iNet and later became Infinity Internet. From January 2001 to February 2002 (1 year 2 months) Systems Engineer @ See MDM iNet section, above. From April 1996 to January 2001 (4 years 10 months) Technical Lead @ • Performed systems administration for the entire company (across many different vendor flavors of UNIX), managed tasks for up to two other administrators, planned technical expansion of the company. Also performed consulting at customer sites, including a large amount of time at Rockwell Semiconductor and Willamette Industries, as well as software development. From April 1995 to March 1996 (1 year) Jason Downs is skilled in: C, System Administration, High Availability, Cloud Computing, Ruby, Software Development, Systems Engineering, Integration, Unix Shell Scripting, MySQL, Systems Programming, Networking, Agile Methodologies, JavaScript, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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