J. Bobby Lopez, DevOps Consultant


Who is J. Bobby Lopez ?

Based in Toronto, Canada – Professional DevOps Consultant.  Private and Public Cloud Platform Engineer.  High-performance Agile team builder. Secure Software Developer, Delivery Pipeline Architect, and Financial Services IT Automation Expert.

I am most passionate about Free and Open Source Software, Debian-based Linux distributions, and Productivity improvements via Automation.   I’ve had the good fortune to be able to turn that passion into my full-time career.  I’ve been working professionally in Enterprise IT  for over 20 years, and have had the opportunity to learn from and work with some amazing and brilliant people in the industry.  Professionally, I work for and am a proud member of The Sourced Group. – experts in DevOps, CI/CD, and enterprise-scale Cloud migration and platform development.

I have solid field experience in software development, infrastructure design, cloud platform implementation, and end-to-end testing.  My experience also covers configuration management, release management, continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD), infrastructure automation, and security and compliance management within highly regulated FSI organizations.  My work these days primarily focuses on building high-performing and highly collaborative cross-functional teams.

With a focus on DevOps practices,  I typically work with a mix of Linux, Unix and Open Source Software (such as Debian, RedHat, Ruby, Perl, Python, Ansible, Jenkins); along with commercial solutions (such as VMware, Oracle, Redhat, Solaris and Windows Servers).  My goals are always to build teams that can deliver high-quality systems and services for our customers, clients and peers.  I’m always eager to leverage the power of automation to increase productivity and I’m usually very adamant about adhering to clean, flexible, modular design practices.

Aside from my work in the IT industry, I’ve also spent much time on self-study of various topics of interest, including psychology, philosophy, and science in general – so I am always ready discuss and learn – if not debate or have strong opinions on those particular topics.  Most prominently has been my interest in the study of patterns – specifically around the psychology of people in relation to technology.

You may also find me engaged in various discussions on Twitter or LinkedIn when the right topic strikes a nerve.

Now tell me about you!  Who are you?  What brought you here? And what are you passionate about?  Thanks for visiting!

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E-mail: jbl@jbldata.com
LinkedIn: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/jbobbylopez/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jbobbylopez/