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Rackspace

Title

DevOps Engineer - Fanatical Support for AWS at Rackspace

Time Period

From 03/01/2017 - To 02/28/2019

Responsibilities

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
  • Automating workloads across multiple public cloud providers
  • Resolve single points of failure and non-redundant systems
  • Developing AWS Infrastructure using CloudFormation Templates
  • Building distributed, highly available and scaleable infrastructure
  • Pro-actively seek opportunities to review solution architecture then put forward and implement proposals for improvement
  • Mentor and assist in the development of other technical staff

Technologies Used

  • terraform
  • packer
  • docker
  • linux
  • aws

Rackspace

Title

Critical Application Support Engineer

Time Period

From 03/01/2016 - To 03/01/2017

Responsibilities

  • Act as a consultative resource for customers to assist them in achieving their business objectives
  • Pro-actively seek opportunities to review solution architecture then put forward and implement proposals for improvement
  • Engages with the Account Team to ensure Critical Application Services client expectations are being fulfilled
  • Respond to support requests and coordinate Customer support teams where appropriate
  • Ensure appropriate technical documentation is in place for customer solutions
  • Attend and participate in all customer service review meetings
  • Identify opportunities for growth and advancement of the Service offering
  • Mentor and assist in the development of other technical staff
  • Engagement of every customer within portfolio at a minimum once per month
  • Ensure customers realize the value of Customer Service through pro-active architecture reviews and consultancy work

Technologies Used

  • ansible
  • linux
  • magento
  • aws

Blueacorn

Title

Senior DevOps Engineer

Time Period

From 08/01/2015 - To 03/01/2016

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for production support including bug triage, diagnosis, and resolution.
  • Release management including version control (Git) and deployments.
  • Quality control including code reviews and static diagnostics (Jenkins).
  • Infrastructure design & support for IT, internal development initiatives.
  • Technical leadership, consultation, and architecture.

Technologies Used

  • ansible
  • linux
  • magento
  • aws
  • go
  • docker

Kering

Title

Director of Technology and Development

Time Period

From 11/01/204 - To 08/01/2015

Responsibilities

  • Working with multiple Brands to own and operate their ecommerce systems
  • Manage third party integrations (WMS, CRM, Analytics, OMS)
  • Architect and administer the infrastructure
  • Manage deployments and code control of 4 brands
  • Lead team of engineers along the full lifecycle of tickets
  • Set-up and manage ticketing system

Technologies Used

  • ansible
  • linux
  • magento
  • chef

Volcom

Title

Global Lead of Technology and Development

Time Period

From 01/01/2014 - To 11/01/2014

Responsibilities

  • Experience enterprise-level developer and infrastructure architect
  • Oversee global code deployment and development
  • Manage infrastructure and applications used for daily communication and project management
  • First point of contact for external system integrators
  • Built, deploy and manage automated tool set for global site testing
  • Managing a team of 6-8 people

Technologies Used

  • ansible
  • linux
  • magento

Volcom

Title

Sr. Ecommerce Web Developer

Time Period

From 01/01/2012 - To 01/01/2014

Responsibilities

  • Working within the demandware e-commerce platform to build, stylize and customize the shopping experience.
  • Hand built a product information management tool to interface with the demand where business manager.
  • Closely working with the VP of sales and COO to build and modify budgets according to our e-commerce roadmap.
  • Running a small team (4) people.
  • Increased revenue month over month for the last four months.
  • Decrease load times on our site over 30%.
  • Integrated PayPal checkout experience into the demandware platform.
  • Integrated social aspects into the product landing pages.
  • Wrote and customize a pay per click initiative with outside vendors.
  • Integrated conditional pixel logic within the demandware platform.
  • Customized exact target e-mail platform to fit our emailing needs.
  • Created an RMA application within demandware for customer service.

Technologies Used

  • chef
  • linux
  • demandware
  • jenkins
  • php

Quiksilver

Title

Web Developer

Time Period

From 01/01/2009 - To 12/01/2011

Responsibilities

  • Design and develop User Interfaces for complex web applications including the design and implementation of web pages templates
  • EZ-Publish CMS
  • Converted outdated .NET/static html sites into Wordpress MU CMS sites
  • Built marketing and eCommerce sites on a LAMP stack using PHP5 and OSX Servers
  • Maintained and created a large number of web sites using PHP5/MySQL
  • Kept multiple sites and multiple languages versioned using GIT and SVN
  • Define the UI design, user interaction for new and existing product features
  • Develop early high-level and detailed prototypes to effectively communicate design ideas and user interactions
  • Worked with video and web technologies including video capture, encoding, delivery, viewer presentation of video and other digital content

Technologies Used

  • linux
  • ATG
  • php
  • AWS
  • EZ-Publish

Professional References

Evan Ochs
AWS Onboarding Engineering Manager, Scrum Master Certified

March 6, 2019

Casey is an outstanding example of what a remote employee should strive to be. Highly communicative, very productive, stays involved in team communications, and as a direct manager never had to question his availability in the 2 years I was lucky enough to work with him. As an engineer, Casey is highly customer focused, is a sponge for learning new technologies quickly, and extremely detail oriented. He was constantly given tougher workloads and customers because of his innate ability to handle them with ease, understand business and technical requirements, and complete them on time and with a high degree of quality. Any organization, team, and leader would be lucky to have a Casey on their bench!

Michael Miller
CGO

March 10, 2015

Casey is a bilingual eCommerce Ninja--speaking both technical and business languages, cutting thru hype, to outline reality. I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Casey on several projects while at Volcom and Kering. His professionalism, dedication (working at all hours), and commitment went above and beyond; ensuring that his team executed and completed projects on time and on budget. He is a RARE find in the eCommerce space with his ability to help business leaders understand technology implications; ensuring all projects are prioritized and executed accordingly. Much of our success at Volcom can be attributed to Casey’s talents in managing people, platforms, and process flows. In short, he’s a catalyst to growth and a unique asset to any organization.

Greg Chapman
DevOps Engineer III

March 6, 2019

Casey has a solid background helping customers make the transition from on-prem to Cloud with their Internet applications. His understanding of AWS services goes well beyond the common button pushing in the console. His Infrastructure as Code skills are as good as you're likely to find anywhere. I highly recommend Casey for anyone who needs the skills of a true Cloud Subject Matter Expert!

Lindsey Anderson
Manager, Complex Cloud Operations at Rackspace

March 10, 2019

I've had the privilege of working with Casey over the past two years and witnessed his growth as both an AWS focused engineer and a developer. In this time he's become one of the most knowledgeable and skilled engineers in the field, with his most recent work helping to significantly drive down the time for delivery of new environments to Customers. His ability to adapt and learn quickly with new problems has been shown time and time again. Casey would be an amazing addition to any organization and I highly recommend him.