Work Experience

Director of Information Technology

January 2016 – Present
Vnomics, Pittsford, NY

  • Oversee team responsible for operation of all company infrastructure including 150+ server instances on Amazon Web Services (AWS), 16,000+ headless Linux nodes, phones, servers, desktops, laptops, and networks.
  • Responsible for hiring all IT staff and assisting the engineering department on conducting interviews and making hiring decisions.
  • Improved implementation of processes to meet and exceed client SLAs.
  • Reduced monthly AWS spend by $40k by rearchitecting legacy systems while maintaining high availability.
  • Full rebuild of corporate network and phone system:
    • Upgraded Internet service to dedicated Fiber connection.
    • Migrated onsite Asterisks phone system to cloud hosted 3CX system.
  • Transition of CloudFormation deployments to Terraform for increased functionality
and capability.

Cloud Solutions Architect

May 2014 – December 2015
Vnomics, Pittsford, NY

  • Automated the deployment process of services using Infrastructure as Code practices.
  • Led the development of CloudFormation scripts and Go applications to fully automate AWS Infrastructure over multiple regions of various technology stacks.
  • Evaluation and Testing of Kubernetes, Nomad, and Docker Swarm for future adoption.

Owner

October 2006 – Present
WebHost.io

  • Initially founded company to provided freelance/contract software development using RubyOnRails and Javascript.
  • After the development of 100+ websites, transitioned business in 2012 to concentrate on providing high end web hosting and consulting utilizing AWS and Docker.
  • All services and processes have been fully automated and architected using AWS, including EC2, S3, SNS, SES, Terraform, and Docker.
  • Occasionally consult with companies on the use and implementation of AWS.

Software Engineer

October 2012 – May 2014
Cumulus Computing

  • Using RubyOnRails, architected and implemented server-side system for food ordering mobile applications and websites.
  • Architected, implemented and managed all services using AWS. Took advantage of EC2, SES, SNS, RDS, S3, and supporting services.
  • Managed the operation of Monro Muffler and Mr. Tire mobile applications.

Lead Software Engineer

Aug 2004 – Oct 2006
CC Intelligent Solutions (Department of Health and Human Services)

  • Architected, developed, and maintained frameworks used by 70+ .Net and 
Java applications.
  • Frameworks include document storage, workflow engine, portal, and security systems.
  • Consulted department leaders on the adoption of a unifying technology system.

Software Engineer

May 2004 – August 2004
CC Intelligent Solutions (Fort Bragg)

  • As lead architect developed Visitor Pass System for the Provost Marshall of Fort Bragg.
  • Visitor Pass System was developed to adhered to strict Department of Defense security requirements, and was used by 1000s of base personnel.

Lead Software Engineer

August 2000 – March 2004
BrandLogic Corporation

  • Led team of developers while acting as primary technical contact for clients.
  • Architected and developed Fortune 500 client websites, intranets, and applications.
  • Developed a Content Management System from the ground up for St. John’s University using Microsoft .NET and XML/XSLT. The system was used by 100s of administrators and maintainers.

Accomplishments & Certifications

Skills & Proficiency

Amazon Web Services

Terraform

Hugo

Go

Docker

HTML5 & CSS

Flutter (Actively Learning)

Firebase (Actively Learning)