Christopher Kennedy

Software Engineering | Systems Administration

The joining of software and infrastructure into a love of DevOps.

Work History

Here are a few of the positions I've held during my time in Information Technology.


DevOps Engineer 2 -- Jun 2019 to Present

• Configuring Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana for log parsing and visualizations.

• Systems administration tasks for node/express servers, .NET servers, and Docker hosts.

• Administation of AWS infrastructure.

• Build, configure, and update Jenkins pipelines.


DevOps Engineer -- Apr 2018 to Jun 2019

• Day to day involves managing Tomcat and Apache application servers in AWS environment.

• Integration of monitoring solutions to control uptime, costs, and reliability of resources.

• Create and deploy Infrastructure as Code using CloudFormation's Ruby SDK, Chef, Terraform, and Docker.

• Transform and automate existing I.T. practices.

• Perform continuous integration and continuous delivery with Jenkins jobs.


Support Analyst -- Sep 2016 to Dec 2017

• Supported more than 6,000 end users in fast paced environment with 100% SLA.

• Implemented companywide virus remediation plan with I.T. Ops and Information Security teams.

• Contributed to more than 100 knowledge base articles in company intranet.

• Provided QA on SQL Server, compiling and integrating data from Dev and Ops teams.

• Automated reporting services for engineer performance.


Support Engineer Aug 2015 to Sep 2016

• Deployed Windows and FreeBSD servers with RAID 5 and RAID 6 infrastructure.

• Configured disaster recovery solution in case of inclement weather, malicious intrusion, or accidental destruction.

• Customized network and database installations to customer specifications using Hyper-V and Microsoft SQL Server.


Advanced Repair Agent -- Aug 2011 to July 2015

• Reduced store turn time from 7 days to less than 24 hours.

• Gained recognition as top 10 location in client satisfaction.

• Installed and maintained data backup unit, performed weekly maintenance on routine schedule.