1317 Arlington Ave, Caldwell, ID 83605 | C: 512-997-8929 | daniel@shafer.cc
Tech enthusiast by design with over a decade and a half of experience with Unix operating systems, both personal and professional.  Experience ranges from system administration, engineering and development. Worked in multiple cloud environments such as AWS and OpenStack and always have a desire to learn new things.
  • Cloud Computing
  • Python Development
  • Configuration Management
  • Linux Administration
  • Monitoring
  • CI/CD
Professional Experience
Python Developer 01/2019 to Current A10 Networks Inc Boise, ID
  • Review and make decisions on PRs for A10 Networks public GitHub projects.
  • Create, deploy and manage new testing environment on top of OpenStack that is used across the OpenStack and ACOS team.
  • Develop using Python on the A10 Networks OpenStack team.
Site Reliability Engineer 04/2018 to 10/2018 Kount, Inc. Boise, ID
  • Handled patch and life cycle management for releases on Linux Servers (Ubuntu/Oracle Linux)
  • Monitored entire network and handling alerts through Nagios, OpgGenie and other tools.
  • Refactored legacy Python code to improve readability and functionality.
  • Cross trained other teams on Python development.
Site Reliability Engineer 05/2017 to 04/2018 MediaMath Remote
  • Managed infrastructures hosted between AWS and multiple data centers running both CentOS and Debian.
  • Handled configuration management using Chef and Ansible.
  • Stood up Prometheus and AlertManager to improve monitoring for the tribe I was associated with.
  • Collaborated with teams from several offices all over the world.
DevOps Engineer 07/2015 to 02/2017 20th Century Fox Film Remote
  • Worked extensively in AWS
  • Managed development environments and deployments for websites.
  • Automated tasks using Python
  • Created and deployed new monitoring environment with DataDog and New Relic
OpenStack Engineer 02/2015 to 06/2015 Mirantis Austin, TX
  • Maintained and improved CI infrastructure.
  • Performed reliability and performance stress testing.
  • Handled DevOps tasks, bug regressions, writing bug reports.
  • Wrote several Python scripts to improve the OpenStack environment.
    Cloud Data Center NOC Engineer 02/2014 to 02/2015 HP Helion Austin, TX
    • Worked to fix hardware, software and network issues
    • Worked closely with support and service teams to quickly and properly resolve any issues that came up in the OpenStack environment.
    • Monitored the cloud infrastructure and OpenStack environment.
    • Wrote portal with Python/Django and the OpenStack bindings to provide tools to support and engineers.
    Linux Systems Administrator 04/2013 to 01/2014 HostGator Austin, TX
    • Installed and configured custom software for customers.
    • Installed, configured and managed dedicated servers running custom LAMP stacks for customers.
    • Diagnosed and improved customer website configurations for security, performance and other issues.
    • Diagnosed server problems from networking issues to resource usage problems and then provided customer root cause analysis and steps needed to repair the problem.
    Military Experience
    Special Electronics Device Repairer 01/2008 to 10/2012 United States Army Other MOS positions include Combat Engineer (12B) and Wheeled Mechanic (91B).  Served one tour in Iraq from 2010 to 2011 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.
    Port Maintainer, Contributor, FreeBSD Foundation