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Hi, I am Jesse

Jesse

Senior Systems Engineer at Sela US

I’m a passionate technologist who loves tinkering and Linux. I’ve been active in both systems and software engineering for over a decade, while moving into DevOps as a merger of two of my passions. My formal background in both psychology and sociology has helped me both mentor others and better understand the needs of both clients and team member. In my free time I enjoy weightlifting, photography, and collecting vinyl.

Project Planning
Mentorship
Documentation
Agile

Experience

1
Senior Systems Engineer
Sela US

May 2023 - Present, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cloud Consulting / DevOps Engineering


Senior Systems Engineer
Foresight Technologies

May 2022 - May 2023, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cloud Consulting / DevOps Engineering

Responsibilities:
  • Developing Windows and Linux system automation
  • Backend Python application development
  • Implementing and maintaining Puppet DSC for SQL Clustering
  • Designing Terraform IaC and participating in tem code review for larger modules
  • Participating in project planning and development deployment design process
2

3
Lead Engineer
Webjogger

Jan 2016 - May 2022, Lake Katrine, New York

Managed Service Provider / Systems Automation

Responsibilities:
  • Designing and maintaining hybrid cloud data centers
  • Developing CI/CD Pipelines
  • Designing and implementing custom multi-site monitoring
  • Engineering disaster recovery solutions
  • Network architecture and related task planning
  • Mentoring and managing field engineers
  • Assisting with on-call rotation for critical outages
  • External and internal security auditing

Field Service Systems Engineer
Constructure Technologies

Nov 2014 - Jan 2016, Melville, New York

Managed Service Provider

Responsibilities:
  • Managed customer break-fix and hardware deployment
  • Malware research and response
  • Mentoring L1 technicians
  • Maintaining deployed IP PBX systems
4

5
Mobile Desktop Network Technician
Connected Technology

July 2014 - Nov 2014, East Setauket, New York

Managed Service Provider

Responsibilities:
  • Help desk support
  • IP Phone system deployments
  • K-12 Hardware refreshes
  • Windows Server migrations

Technology Consultant
Schoepfer Consulting

March 2005 - July 2014, Stony Brook, New York

Systems Consulting

Responsibilities:
  • Off-site backup deployments
  • Logical and physical Network architecture reviews
  • Windows and Linux server implementation and maintenance
  • Website development
  • SMB PoS Support
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Education

Masters of Business Administration - Information Systems Management
Extracurricular Activities
  • Delta Mu Delta - International Honor Society in Business
Bachelors of Arts - Sociology & Psychology
Associates of Arts - Liberal Arts

Volunteer Work

1
DevOps Technical Lead
Fedihosting Foundation

July 2023 - Present, Breda, North Brabant, Netherlands

Project Management / Architecture Planning

Responsibilities:
  • HR planning, interviewing and hiring of team members
  • Managing DevOps team of 8 remote contributors
  • Running weekly standup meetings and agile project review
  • Designing scalable infrastructure using multi-cloud providers
  • Conducting code reviews and mentoring junior developers
  • Kanban project planning and design collaboration
  • Growing presence in FOSS community and giving back to other projects

Skills

Projects

Porch Light (Color Controller)
Porch Light (Color Controller)
Developer

Changes LED bulb to colors based off dynamic photo download

Microsoft SQL HA PaaS
Microsoft SQL HA PaaS
Senior Systems Engineer

Puppet / Powershell SQL AO deployment, leveraging Terraform for deploy at scale

Hubitat Control
Hubitat Control
Developer

Hubitat Interface Library using Python & Requests, running in Docker.

Bank Account Systems Sync
Bank Account Systems Sync
Developer

Data transfer automation, leveraging Python, SFTP, PGP and Hashi Vault

AutoBot
AutoBot
Lead Engineer

Autotask / PRTG API integration, written in Python docker microservices

FortiBackup
FortiBackup
Developer

Firewall Configuration backup manager using Git and Python

VDI Restructuring
VDI Restructuring
Senior Architect

Multi data center business continuity, using Veeam, OSPF and Citrix

UptimeParser
UptimeParser
Developer

SNMP Parser designed to be integrated with PRTG Network Monitor, written in Go

LCD Network Monitor
LCD Network Monitor
Developer

ICMP based network stats, controlling a Display-O-Tron HAT

ISP Datacenter Migration
ISP Datacenter Migration
Senior Architect

Cross datacenter live migration of DNS, Zimbra (Email), and Hosted VPS services

AutoAudit
AutoAudit
Developer

NMap reporting backend for data-center clients

Speed Test Logger
Speed Test Logger
Developer

Internet speed monitor using Speedtest.net and Python

Temp Monitor
Temp Monitor
Developer

Client server micro-python environment logging using 8266 micro controllers

Huego-cli
Huego-cli
Developer

CLI Application to control Philips Hue home lighting written in Go

ForgeLand
ForgeLand
Developer

Mincraft project using REST JSON API to post/view custom hosted message board

AdoptMe
AdoptMe
Developer

Masters capstone project using Flask App Builder

Bio Page
Bio Page
Writer

This bio page, created using Hugo, and deployed using DO Apps

Personal Infrastructure
Personal Infrastructure
Engineer

Managed DNS, S3, VMs and related services via Github, Terraform