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Brian is a Full Stack Architect and Developer with more than 15 years of experience working with a multitude of startups, government agencies, and Fortune 500 enterprises around the world. He is particularly strong in C#, .NET, DevOps, and Cloud technologies. Brian’s strongest skill set is using Azure with .NET Microservices as he has contributed directly to Azure KeyVault for Microsoft in C# and led development on the largest Azure Microservice implementation in the world. In his recent position as a CTO, he was consulting for small and large businesses for architecture/software development of greenfield applications primarily focused on the cloud. Brian has been leading and directing enterprise-level software development for over a decade and was twice cleared by the FBI to work on projects that enhanced the decision making capabilities of the President of the United States of America. He loves to get involved as a player/coach in the early stages of a project where he can utilize his design and architectural experience to help clients complete projects on-time, on-budget, and drive his team to exceed client expectations.

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ReactNative
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JavaScript
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Hadoop
ANT
VPNs
Apache
Terraform
SQL Server
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Unity
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Bash Scripting
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Azure
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Adobe
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Red Hat
ARcGIS
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GKE
Android
MongoDB
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Oracle
GoLang
Node
ASP.NET
DevOps
iOS
GitOps
KeyVault
Silverlight
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Swift
GitLab
Serverless
EC2
Objective-C
Microservices
Data Warehousing
MVVM
WordPress
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Hashicorp
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PHP
Docker
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Enginety Inc

CTO

Work Experience : 2021 - present

Consulting for small and large businesses for architecture/software development of greenfield projects primarily focused on the cloud. Led multiple teams of on and off-shore developers through the end-to-end SDLC. Built an entire Cloud Architecture, DevOps, and Security in Azure for Silicon Valley Bank’s FinTech startup platform 0 to 1. Contracted as Vice President for a startup to develop a go-to market engineering team alongside Google engineers, MIT engineers, and joint venture capital.

  • Re-architecture to AWS Kubernetes w/containers
  • Consulted for software architecture and build for Silicon Valley Bank FinTech Startup
  • DevOps / Architecture improvement for all of Microsoft’s Azure certification programs enabled ephemeral Infrastructure and Coding Environments “Cloud Slices and Lab Development hands-onents”
  • Assisted in planning for initial go to market strategy for Azure hands on lab certification solutions for Google
  • Lead technology and transformation during Venture Capital investment and private investment for a 40 million dollar a year company
  • Architected DevOps Observability patterns, implemented app observability for over 150 microservices

Technologies:  DevOps, Azure, C#, .NET, Microsoft MVP, Microservices, APIs, CI/CD Pipelines, GitLab, Python, Agile, Azure DevOps, SQL, JSON, AWS, GCP, Cloud Native, Java, Android, Kubernetes

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Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Cloud Architect for CTO NextGen Team

Work Experience : 2020-2021

Developed standardized re-usable CI/CD pipelines for over 400 applications and over 200 teams. Implemented a new offering to allow onboarding to Kubernetes for teams easily. DevOps and Architecture transformation for a firm with over 295,000 employees.

● Promoted and received awards for improving Customer Centricity by CTO
● Developed a solution to allow teams to use clusters rapidly CLaaS in Rancher with GKE
● Onboarded culturally diverse teams from 6 continents for over 200 teams
● Introduced serverless functions to the platform allowing a 40% adoption increase
● Owned Python-based DevOps improvements and implementation team resulting in reduced cost, increased
quality, and increased speed
● Service Bus Architecture and Delivery which resulted in support for Azure, GCP, and AWS for all teams
● Vastly exceeded expectations for application onboarding goal was 50, achieved an astonishing 476
● Architected and consulted for project blue sky with IBM to enable leveraging PwC Cloud for GoLang, Python,
NodeJS, and C# Containers as a Service offering in partnership with PwC
● Trained Container as a Service teams / Cluster as a Service engagement team and developed enablement
tooling with GitOps.

Technologies:  CI/CD Pipelines, DevOps, Rancher, GKE, Python, Azure, GCP, AWS, GoLang, Node.js, C#, Containers, PwC, GitOps, .NET, Java, React, Angular, MySQL, SQL Server

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Ernst & Young, Global Tax Platform

Cloud Enablement Architect / Tech Lead

Work Experience : 2018-2020

Greenfield re-architecture of the Global Tax Platform to use Microservices with C# in Azure, resulting in over a $2 billion revenue growth per year. Member of the AKS steering committee with Microsoft and directly contributed to Azure Key Vault code in C#.

  • Mentored and lead company-wide discussion forums with over 3,000 in attendance for global technical
    challenges
  • Automated and increased security standards removing all critical security flaws and reducing medium findings by
    100% developed container AquaSec security gates to proactively prevent security risks
  • Lead implementation of Kubernetes enabling CI/CD for 60 teams over 90 Microservices and 16 Kubernetes
    clusters for a Big 4 consulting firm with over 250k employees

Technologies:  Azure KeyVault, C#, CIO/CD, Kubernetes, .NET, JavaScript, MySQL, HTML, CSS, SASS, Angular, ASP.NET, Microsoft MVP, IdP Authz, Serverless, Data Warehousing, APIM, Hashicorp, Containers, Docker, Terraform, Linux

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DePalma Studios

Director of System Architecture

Work Experience : 2018

Developed in over 6 languages per month at a rapid growth startup; lead multiple technical consulting teams. Direct point of contact consultant as the owner of up to 5 client engagements at a time speaking directly to multiple C-suits.

  • Increase quality by architecting CI/CD DevOps migration with gated checks and code reviews resulting in 85%
    test coverage
  • Lead strategic roadmap for SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS solutions resulting in a record-breaking 90% sales closure rate
  • Programmed in 8 languages in one month as a polyglot
  • Developed large cloud native eCommerce solution for Startups in C# / Azure.

Technologies:  .NET, Java, Python, React Native, Xamarin, jQuery, Android, Hadoop, Unity, Django, Flask, Spring, Ruby on Rails, ASP.NET, GCP, AWS, Azure, MySQL, SQL Server, MongoDB, Oracle, Node, iOS, Swift, Objective-C, C#, DevOps, HTML, CSS, WordPress, PHP

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ArdentMC

Architect / Tech Lead

Work Experience : 2015-2018

Architected and developed for multiple government agencies including DHS, DoD, FBI, Secret Service, FEMA, President Obama / JSOC, and DOJ. Led federation and greenfield re-architecture of Homeland Securities classified request system. Contributed to situational awareness mapping tool used to identify smuggling, wildfires, terrorism, and other layers of government concern for the United States of America.

  • This work is publicly acknowledged.
  • Passed 2 FBI Agent background investigations, trusted with national security
  • Re-architected and developed an extremely high visibility situational awareness live map frequently used by the President of the United States in the “Situation Room” resulting in freeing human trafficking victims, preventing terrorism, and helping with wildfires
  • AWS EC2 Migration of the system as well as migration to Angular, Linux, .NET Core, and CI/CD
  • Led Federation and re-write of complex classified requests system written by Silverlight author
  • Built real-time notifications decreasing response times to 2 seconds from 3 minutes

Technologies:  .NET, JavaScript, React, Xamarin, jQuery, GCP, AWS, Azure, Angular, ArcGIS, MySQL, SQL Server, MongoDB, ASP.NET, HTML, CSS, Silverlight, Linux, CI/CD, EC2, MVVM

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Work Experience : 2015-2020
  • Cloud Managing Consultant at Belmont Software Services (2012-2015)
  • Software Engineer at Camping World (2012)
  • Linux Admin / Software Engineer at Hitcents, Inc. (2011-2012)
  • Systems Engineer at Fruit of the Loom (2010-2010)
  • System Architect at Western Kentucky University (2007-2010)
  • Linux Security Admin/Web Developer  at Linux Admin/Web Developer (2005-2008)
  • Customer Service / Technician  at Verizon Wireless/Afni (2007-2009)

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