Represent cloud interests and CSSG at the business unit level setting strategy, monitoring and participating in capture efforts, and advising the business unit president.
Currently serving as the technical lead and solutions architect on four proposal efforts with a potential value of over $2 billion dollars in new business for Northrop Grumman.
Developing an automated process for building InfoSec approved Golden AMI's using EC2 Image Builder. I have developed a base pipeline for Red Hat 7, CentOS 7 and Amazon Linux 2 AMI's and I am currently working on managing all pipelines, recipees and components using CloudFormation. In the next two quarters, I plan on integrating this feature with our ServiceNow platform to allow CSSG customers to request custom images as a service.
Drafted and submitted a full Information Systems Security Plan (ISSP) for the CSSG AWS operating environment that met requirements for CSSG to self-certify as NIST 800-171 compliant.
McLean and Fairfax, VA
Sr. Principle Cyber Systems Engineer
March, 2017-October, 2019
Managed cloud infrastructure for Python and Node.js applications using CloudFormation Infrastructure as Code. Developed, maintained and updated all CloudFormation templates, eventually migrating deployment of them to Jenkins and adopting a Continuous Integration (CI) workflow.
Assisted development teams in adopting CI workflows. Migrated development from manually launched scripts, to a Jenkins workflow by writing jenkinsfiles for each application or advising the developers on writing them. Additionally helped the teams adopt SonarQube, giving them code quality reports on every commit.
Served as a temporary scrum master while our teams scrum master was on personal leave. While still maintaining my development work, I was able to keep the team meeting program management goals for the sprints I managed.
Cohort lead for Northrop AWS professional and specialty level certification cohorts, working to increase the number of AWS certified engineers within the company. Lead cohorts, help cohort members prepare for upcoming certifications, and log succesful certification attempts to track current certifications.
Acted as a mentor to several junior engineers and summer interns.
Sr. Systems Administrator (DevOps)
January, 2015-March, 2017
Led a team of systems administrators supporting multiple LAMP stack applications written on Drupal and Wordpress. Supported upgrades and updates, troubleshot issues with the systems and worked closely with the development teams to add features and support their goals.
Led operations efforts in performing two major upgrades of managed applications from a Windows based IIS platform running on Drupal 5, to LEMP stack applications running on Drupal 6. Worked closely with the development teams to help them meet their development goals, and migrate their applications on time, meeting go-live date.
Led effort to standardize REI applications on the New Relic application performance monitoring (APM) tool. This tool provided REI application teams deep insights into the running of their application, allowing them up make updates and add features to improve user experience of their application. Additionally, New Relic provided utilization statistics on the underlying hardware that complemented Nagios monitoring, and assisted in planning for future growth of application hardware.