Daniel Shafer
Caldwell, ID 83605 | daniel@shafer.cc

Computer enthusiast with over a decade and a half of experience with Unix based operating systems, personal and professional. Extensive experience in Python scripting, configuration management, site reliability, cloud computing, and DevOps practices. Currently seeking DevOps and Site Reliability Engineer positions.

  • Cloud Computing
  • Python
  • Infrastructure Automation
  • DevOps
  • Unix Systems
  • Continuous Integration
  • Containerization
  • Deployments
Professional Experience
Python Developer Jan 2019 to Dec 2019
A10 Networks Inc Boise, ID
  • Built and implement testing environment for OpenStack infrastructure to improve testing of code reviews
  • Participated in bi-weekly planning meetings, review PRs daily and handled bug reports
  • Improved server reliability by implementing automation tools
  • Reviewed, developed and improved features and scripts for various projects using Python.
Site Reliability Engineer Apr 2018 to Oct 2018
Kount, Inc. Boise, ID
  • Handled patch and life cycle management for releases on over 50 Linux Servers running multiple distributions
  • Refactored legacy Python code, improving readability and functionality while cleaning up several 1000s lines of code
  • Cross-trained multiple teams on Python development and better practices
  • Provisioned and migrated new servers during major long-term-support release upgrade.
Site Reliability Engineer May 2017 to Apr 2018
MediaMath Remote
  • Managed cloud infrastructure with hundreds of instances running both RHEL and Debian-based distributions
  • Handled configuration management using Chef and Ansible on over 100 servers
  • Stood up Prometheus and AlertManager to improve monitoring for multiple projects by 30%
  • Collaborated with teams from several offices all over world both physically and virtually
DevOps Engineer Jul 2015 to Feb 2017
20th Century Fox Film Remote
  • Worked extensively with Amazon Web Services to maintain stable environments for all Fox Movies websites to run on
  • Managed development environments and deployments for websites and maintained excellent communication with third-party vendors
  • Automated process to build development environments and configuration, improving it by 95%
  • Researched, designed, and implemented new monitoring environment improving responsiveness to outages and issues by 90%.
OpenStack Engineer Feb 2015 to Jun 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 OpenStack environment
Cloud Data Center NOC Engineer Feb 2014 to Feb 2015
HP Helion Austin, TX
  • Worked with support and service teams to quickly and properly resolve any issues that occur
  • Monitored cloud infrastructure, responding to alerts quickly and providing guidance on any changes or additions of new alerts
  • Wrote portal in Python and Django to assist all engineers and developers with tasks and reports, improving incident handling by over 50%
  • Mentor colleagues on new tools and improvements to best practices improving familiarity
Linux Systems Administrator Apr 2013 to Jan 2014
HostGator Austin, TX
  • Installed, configured and managed thousands of dedicated and shared servers
  • Diagnosed and improved customer website configurations for security, performance and other issues
  • Diagnosed server problems from networking issues to resource usage problems and then provide customers with root cause analysis and steps recommended for repairing problems
  • Maintained excellent communication with over 50 customers daily for various issues.
Military Experience
Special Electronics Device Repairer Jan 2008 to Oct 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