David Howell

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About

You can find much information about me both here, on LinkedIn, as well as on Discord. I am always free to answer questions, whether they be personal or professional in nature!

DevOps Engineer & Containerized Enthusiast

Great solutions are created when minds are allowed to flourish.

With a passion for technology and a penchant for the best solution, I encompass many tools in my trade to sort out the most feasable and quickest implementation. I am here to make your work easier, not harder!

Skills

No engineer is complete without a set of highly refined and specialized skills to perform their job functions!

Docker 100%
Containerization 100%
Container Orchestration 70%
Ansible 70%
Chef 65%
AWS 95%

Resume

I am a seasoned developer engineer with a focus to find quick, fast, and effective solutions for anyone whom I am working for.

Summary

David James Howell

Well respected and seasoned developer engineer (devops) who strives for the best solutions for the right job.

Education

Bachelors of Science - Computer Information Systems (Security Specialty)

2011 - 2014

DeVry University - Mesa, AZ

Professional Experience

Devops Engineer - Cloud

May 2019 - Present

Early Warning, Scottsdale, AZ

  • Terraform related activites.

Devops Engineer

Nov. 2016 - Jan. 2019

Brightcove, Scottsdale, AZ

  • Responsible for managing test and production AWS environments and accompanying automation
  • Identifies opportunities to improve application performance and resiliency by implementing architectural changes and better utilizing AWS
  • Seeks to create reproducible environments using industry standard tools for infrastructure automation, configuration management, and containerization
  • Works closely with developers to identify and implement changes to infrastructure, configuration, and deployment pipelines

Tier 2 Development Engineer

Jun. 2014 - Nov. 2016

Brightcove, Tempe, AZ

  • Received incoming customer requests for low level technical support and triage issues appropriately
  • Identify and isolate customer issues on a technical plane utilizing resources spanning from code fixes to replicating issues consistently
  • Communicate with distributed team for knowledge sharing on complex cases
  • Improved manual process into semi-automated improving in queue time from 30 minutes to 5 minutes per task saving 50+ man hours each month.

Services

My services tend to revolve around technology and integrations. However, my wide ranging skills can make me practical for any usages.

DevOps Work

I can do top down developer operations work ranging from pipelines to full container orchestration.

Cloud Work

With a familiarity with both AWS and GCP, I can work with you to migrate workloads and plan cloud strategies.

General Tech Assistance

Need some other work not covered by the above? No worries, I can definitely help or refer you to someone even more suited for the task!

Personal Blog

My personal blog contains not only tech related topics, tricks, and pitfalls I have found but also general life advice!


Please visit the blog at DavidJamesHowell.dev

Let's Talk on Discord!