Principal DevOps Engineer / Architect with over 16+ years of intensive hands-on experience managing technology operations (e.g., websites, back end functions, architecture) for leading Internet websites and Telecommunication companies under highly demanding conditions. I’m knowledgeable in cutting-edge hardware, software, databases, Internet technologies and Big Data. I’m experienced at building and maintaining highly available systems from the ground up.


Programming Languages and Frameworks:

Perl, JavaScript, SQL, XML, HTML 5, CSS, Java, Bash, Python, PHP, C



Apache, MySQL, Memcache, Hadoop, Hive, Datameer, Oracle, PostgreSQL, VMWare, Tomcat, IPTables, SSH, Kickstart, YUM, MongoDB, Cassandra, CouchDB, Spacewalk, A Working knowledge of most general Linux Services (i.e. email, ssh, s/ftp, storage )



F5, Cisco, Sun, NetApps, IBM, Dell, EMC, Nutanix


Web API and Service:

PayPal, Ebay, Amazon, Twitter, Facebook, Google.


Operating Systems:

RedHat, CentOS, Suse, Slackware, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, Windows, OS X



Enterprise Solutions Architect

Mojo Systems, LLC, Seattle, WA: 08/2013 to current

  • Offering Hardware and Software Solutions for Small to Large Businesses.

Enterprise Service IT Architect / MySQL DBA

Clearwire, Seattle, WA: 03/2012 to 07/2013

  • Researched and Designed new technologies for improving the operations of the Data and Application Hosting Group.

  • Designed and built Clearwire’s Big Data Platform.

  • Designed and built Clearwire’s First Production Hadoop Cluster

  • Designed and built LTE Data Usage Processing System

  • Improved WIMAX Usage Data Processing flow by 60% reducing companies cost and SLA

LAMP Architect / MySQL DBA

Clearwire, Seattle, WA: 08/2010 to 03/2012

  • Advised on Linux application and database design, development, and deployment.

  • Leaded the Linux Tier 3 Support Team.

  • Managed 106 MySQL Database Servers.

  • Architected Usage Assurance Data Warehouse.

  • Reduced Production MySQL server infrastructure from 36 to 12 servers.

  • TIER 4 Support for LAMP servers

Open System Engineer / MySQL DBA

Getty Images, Inc, Seattle, WA: 11/2007 to 08/2010

  • FAST Search Cluster. This 101 node cluster is used to run the images search

  • This site is the online reincarnation of Life Magazine. The site has had a peak pageviews of 14 million in one day.

  • This was a conceptual site that was used as the basis for, now defunct.

  • Photographer Portal. This WEB 2.0 interface is used to be able to upload photographs over the internet. It was later upgraded to be able to except photographs from

Contract Web Developer

AT&T Wireless, Bothel, WA: 08/2007 to 11/2007

  • Worked on General Error Management Reporting System

Contract System Engineer

Getty Images, Inc., Seattle, WA: 05/2007 to 07/2007

  • Helped move a third part application from Windows platform to RedHat Linux. Setup Kickstart server for quicker installation and ease of adding additional servers.

  • Day to day Solaris / Linux Administration.

Contract Web Developer, Seattle, WA: 02/2007 to 04/2007

  • Worked on Enterprise Web Services

Director of Information Technology

X10 Wireless Technologies, Seattle, WA: 03/2005 to 02/2007

  • Oversee IT Department operations on a 24x7x365 basis for this $22 million provider of wireless security, home automation, and entertainment products; report directly to the CEO/CTO.

  • Negotiate service contracts with companies such as Level3, Mirror-Image, F5 Networks, Network Appliances, Akamai, LimeLight Networks, Dell Computers, IBM, and Cisco Systems; on average, my involvement reduced corporate expenditures by 23% from previous agreements.

Sr. System Administrator / Developer

X10 Wireless Technologies, Seattle, WA: 10/1999 to 03/2005

  • Principal responsible for designing, developing, and managing to the second largest advertiser on the Internet in 2001 with more measured traffic than

  • Designed and installed two Network Operation Centers (NOC) for the company, saving the company roughly $500,000 dollars a year in recurring charges. Relevant statistics of this second NOC include a Peak Data Transfer Rate of 350 Mbs, Peak Connection Rate of 32k/second, 2.7b/day, and 99.9% uptime for 2005 (only one outage, due to service provider problem).

  • Designed and maintained streaming media system.

  • Collaborated with other developers in the development of Internet advertising system

  • Modified and fine-tuned Kernels for both FreeBSD and Linux OS.

  • Assisted in the administration and installation of the company’s Oracle database system.

  • Principal web developer

System Administrator / Web Developer

AGS Internet Services, Port Angeles, WA: 1996 to 1999

  • Led all technical decision-making and day-to-day operations for this e-commerce company which produced the #1-ranked RV Park and Campground site Received the Lycos Top 5% of the Web Award and the Webmaster Magazine Editor’s Choice Award. Managed growth associated in taking the company from a two-person operation to a team of seven.

  • Designed a database-driven website with online database access and designed graphics and website layouts .


Associate of Applied Science Degree in Electronic Design & Maintenance

Peninsula College, Port Angeles, WA (6/1994)


CMDBA, Network+, i-Net+


  • Awarded Clearly the Best Company Award 2012 (Clearwire).

  • Awarded CEO Winning Interception Award 2013 (Clearwire).

  • Awarded CTO MCON Happen Award 2013 (Clearwire).

  • Awarded VP of Technology Award for Leadership 2011 (Clearwire).

  • SIC:// Hackathon 3rd Place 2013 (Seattle Interactive Conference)


  • Presented at the Hadoop Summit 2013