Career Profile

I’m cloud nerd passionate about all things Linux and automation. Outside of work, you’ll find me tinkering with my lab at home trying out the latest technologies, or checking out the local music scene.

I frequent a few meetups in Sydney, if you see me come and say hi!

Experiences

System Development Engineer

July 2016 - Present
Amazon Web Services

Design, build and operate Amazon RDS - the largest database fleet in the world.

Scaling, monitoring, and supporting hundreds of thousands of database instances.

Cloud Support Engineer

April 2015 - July 2016
Amazon Web Services

Accredited Subject Matter Expert (SME) for EC2 Linux, architecting solutions for customers starting from small startups all the way to some of the world’s largest enterprises. Work with customers both internal, and external to dive deep and troubleshoot complex problems and issues.

Facilitate regular new hire training sessions for Elastic Block Store (EBS), as well as in depth advanced training for existing staff to be more effective Engineers

Systems Administrator

April 2013 - March 2015
iiNet

Part of a 247 on call rotation for Australia’s #2 ISP

Design, implementation and operational support for core technologies such as LDAP, E-mail, DNS and Web Servers that power the Internet for over 1 million active services.

Network Administrator

August 2012 - August 2013
iiNet

Proactive monitoring of the availability and performance of iiNet’s key systems and applications, including:

  • F5 BIG-IP load balancers
  • *NIX Servers (Linux, Solaris)
  • NetApp Storage Appliances
  • Juniper Networking Equipment
  • Cisco IronPort Appliances

Projects

Side projects and Open Source Contributions to keep my skills sharp in my spare time

ecs-gen - ecs-gen lets you generate config files from templates using AWS ECS cluster information
Contributions include:
  • Added level based logging functionality
  • Added functionality to intelligently detect changes before reloading config.
shrinky linky - A stupidly simple serverless URL shortener (with serverless UI!)
try it out at https://sknk.ws