Hello World!

Nice to meet you..

I’m Bobby.  Welcome to my blog.  You found me!  Thanks for your interest and for stopping by.  Please also view my Résumé / Biodata if you would like specifics about my background and experience. Here’s a little bit about myself. 


Who are you, and what do you do?

I am a father of two, and a seasoned software engineer. My work and particular area of expertise is around software delivery and automation with a focus on DevOps practices.  My skills include software design and development of complex systems.  I am a passionate problem-solver, with a strong awareness and focus on reducing friction between people and systems, and increasing effective communication between teams.

I am the DevOps Architect at Ethoca Inc. I work along-side many talented and passionate developers and systems engineers, product owners, executives and other systems architects.

My experience includes software and infrastructure design, implementation, and testing; along with configuration management, release management, continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD).  Additionally my work includes elements of DevSecOps, security/compliance management and remediation, infrastructure automation, and systems design, process design and systems architecture.

With a focus on DevOps practices,  I typically work with a mix of Linux, Unix and Open Source Software (such as Ubuntu, RedHat, Ruby, Perl, Python, Ansible, Jenkins, Tomcat, JBoss, Openstack); along with commercial solutions (such as VMware,  IBM Websphere, Redhat, Solaris and Windows Servers).  My goals are always to build teams and provide solutions that result in 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.

I blog here from time to time and tend to do the same on Twitter and LinkedIn whenever it interests me to do so.  I enjoy working with and advocate open source.  I encourage critical thinking and empathy in all aspects of life at every opportunity. 

Should you be interested in contacting me, please consider that I do receive a lot of unsolicited e-mail.  You can try reaching out to me via Twitter, LinkedIn or Email.

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


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