Resume

J. BOBBY LOPEZ

http://www.linkedin.com/in/jbobbylopez

DEVOPS ARCHITECT, ETHOCA LTD.
2017-PRESENT

  • Design / document / diagram technical solutions
  • Work with Chef / Ruby / Openstack / Docker
  • Work with Confluent Kafka / Zookeeper
  • Consulting  to development and operations on various projects

DEVOPS MANAGER, ETHOCA LTD.
2016-2017

  • DevOps resource management and technical leadership
  • Process Engineering and Refinement
  • Continuous Integration, Testing, Monitoring, and Measurement
  • Increasing Deployment Speed and Regularity
  • Self-service
  • Faster Developer/Operations interactions and on-boarding
  • Continuous Delivery to Production environments

IT LEAD, DEVOPS AND PRODUCTION OPERATIONS,
ETHOCA LTD.
2015-2016

  • Technical Lead for both Production Operations and Development
  • Operations (DevOps) at Ethoca, reporting to the Director IT Operations.
  • Spear-heading initiatives around DevOps principals, automation and Release Management
  • Leveraged several solid productivity enhancing orchestration, automation, and virtualization tools and
    platforms such as VMware vSphere, Ansible, Sonotype Nexus, Jenkins, Jira and Confluence on Linux-
    based operating systems (Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS).

SR. BUILD AND RELEASE MANAGEMENT ENGINEER,
RBC CAPITAL MARKETS
2013 – 2014
Programmed automations in Ruby, Python, Perl, Bash, NSH, and Batch
Tasked with design and development leadership for next-generation release management core-
framework to integrate BMC Release Process Management, Bladelogic, Jenkins, JIRA, Confluence,
Maven, and Sonotype Nexus.
Designed reports and automations to enhance audit management and compliance
Maintained 10-20 deployments per day to a mix of production, UAT, QA, and development
environments.
Supported a mix of applications and platforms including Java (Maven, ANT), .Net (Nant), C++, Linux,

DEVELOPER ANALYST, GLOBAL SUPPORT OPERATIONS,
VMWARE INC
2013

  • Designed web-based quality assurance applications.
  • Project lead of software tools inventory project spanning remote regions globally (NASA, EMEA, APAC).
  • Developed web-based reports and graphs.

LEAD DEVELOPER, BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE SOLUTIONS,
VMWARE INC
2011 – 2013

  • Led team in top-down conception, design, development and
  • maintenance of custom internal web-applications and tools. Analyzed work-flow and built automated processes.
  • Rapid prototyping of software for internal use; leveraged highly knowledgeable engineering, development and support staff.
  • Automated release management using custom written scripts and tools to interface with Git and BZR revision control systems; Automated generation of Make files and binary builds components of (e.g. ESXtop and vsish).
  • Heavy use of modern Perl, SQL, HTML (3/4/5), CSS (2/3), and DOM manipulation via Javascript and jQuery.
  • Web applications and API development using Perl Dancer web-framework.
  • Developed web-application used to assist support staf on complex storage and virtualization hardware and software issues.
  • Setup and utilization bug and issue tracking software such as Trac, Helpzilla, Bugzilla, and Salesforce.
  • Installation, configuration and maintenance of vSphere server environments (ESX, vCenter)
  • Implemented release-management processes and infrastructure to support development / testing / staging / production environments via distributed version control and auto-deployments.
  • Wrote replacement / enhancement to SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) to provide a higher productivity reporting UI in Perl and Javascript.
  • Wrote callback functions using JSONP to implement controlled cross-site scripting facilities.
  • Wrote MS SQL connector and query scripts in Ruby using Sinatra and Active Record.
  • Web-based interactive graph development with Open Flash Charts 

PRODUCT SUPPORT ENGINEER / GLOBAL SUPPORT TOOLS DEVELOPER, VMWARE INC 2007 – 2011

  • Designer / developer of internal command-line and web-based tools for log analysis and future product version support.
  • Designed / developed command-line and web-based applications for global technical support employees to troubleshoot storage hardware (SAN and Fiber Channel), software issues via log
    analysis in Perl, jQuery and Dojo Toolkit.
  • Heavy use of modern Perl, SQL, HTML (3/4/5), CSS (2/3), and DOM manipulation via Javascript and jQuery.
  • Designed / developed core-dump analysis tools for internal use, providing a web-based UI into the GNU Debugger.
  • Developed information gathering and log analysis tools to query performance data from ESX Server using Perl.
  • Lead development for refactoring of tools in company-wide transition of key business assets from MS SQL Server to Oracle 11g. Enhanced external customer data and experience in using portals.

BUSINESS CRITICAL SUPPORT ENGINEER,
VMWARE INC
2007

  • Managed inquiries and technical issues for key support contracts.
  • Built customer environment profiles to develop disaster recovery and disaster avoidance plans.
  • Supported organizations using VMware ESX Server v3 and v4
  • Wrote maintenance and information gathering tools and scripts in Perl and Bash, some of which were approved for use in customer environments.

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Agile Bootcamp Training (Scrum / Kanban) – Scrum Alliance / Ness Corp. Hosted by Ethoca, 2016
  • BMC Bladelogic Foundations I and II – Audit, Compliance and Infrastructure Management, BMC Education Services, 2014
  • Microsoft Transact-SQL Programming Certificate, Hands-on Technology Transfer Inc. 2012
  • Red Hat RHCE Rapid Track (RH300), Global Knowledge, 2007
  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP) Virtual Infrastructure Certificate, Certificate in Advanced Virtual Infrastructure Troubleshooting VMware Inc, 2005
  • Effective Project Management, Continuing Education Studies, Certificate Program, University of Toronto, 2003
  • TCP/IP / Cisco Network Routing, Cisco IOS – Computer Network and Telecommunications Learning Centre, 2000
  • Computer Programming and Analysis, Diploma Program, Seneca College, 1999
  • Hospital Information Services, Co-operative Education Program, York Finch Hospital 1997

TECHNICAL SKILLS – PAST AND PRESENT

  • Ruby / Python / Perl Programming
  • Infrastructure Automation
  • Ansible, Chef
  • Build and Release Management
  • Revision Control (Git, SVN, BZR, Gitlab)
  • DBIx-Class and Object Relational Mapping
  • API and RESTful architecture design
  • Maven
  • BMC Bladelogic, BRPM, BSA
  • JavaScript Programming / JSON
  • Project Management
  • Docker
  • Database Administration
  • jQuery / Bootstrap / Dojo Toolkit / CSS
  • Functional Design / System Design
  • Atlassian Tools (JIRA, Confluence)
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Sonatype Nexus
  • Ubuntu, CentOS, Redhat
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • CPAN
  • Chef
  • HTML/ XML
  • Report Generation
  • Hudson / Jenkins
  • Project Planning /
  • Requirements Gathering

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