Ian Wilson

P.O. Box 025250, Miami, FL · (786) 870-1731 · hi@ianwilson.org

Cloud Architect with over 20 years of linux experience. Let me bring my knowledge of Linux, High Performance Computing, Cloud Computing, DevOps, Continuous Delivery, Kubernetes, Openshift, and Containerization to your team.


Cloud Architect


Responsible for maintaining the build, release, secure, and deployment tool set for the government services branch of Sapient. Maintained ITAR and sensitive project compliance and performed security sweeps of the network in addition to verifying third-party security scans. Moved ITAR compliant items from an in-house data center to Amazon's GovCloud. Promoted a DevOps culture by being a technical leader for chef, vagrant, docker, packer, and other tools to push and promote leaner software deployment times for teams and other projects. Built and designed hadoop and microservices based deployments for Fortune 50 companies.

May 2010 - December 2018

Release Engineer

CollabNet, Inc

Responsible for the support and success of our internal data center deployments. Promoted to engineering team after two years in support, working in a release and utility/tools engineering role. Maintained both internal, as well as externally facing installations of our J2EE based software, CollabNet Enterprise Edition. Pushed for, and developed the software for packaging our software into an RPM format, then maintaining a yum repository for ease of upgrades. Worked hand-in-hand with the Professional Services team to build, deploy, and maintain one-off pieces of software for government clients. Traveled to customer sites to troubleshoot issues when needed.

July 2005 - April 2010

Digial Circuit Design Engineer


Responsible for the design, build, and deployment of custom point-of-sales solutions for small businesses to large (Fortune 10+) customers.

Podcasting operational change management inside of workflows to establish a framework. Taking seamless key performance indicators offline to maximise the long tail. Keeping your eye on the ball while performing a deep dive on the start-up mentality to derive convergence on cross-platform integration.

July 2010 - December 2011


Ohio Northern University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

GPA: 3.73

August 1998 - May 2001

Caldwell High School

Audio Video Vocational Program

GPA: 3.75

August 1994 - May 1998


Programming Languages & Tools
Skills List
  • 15+ Years: System Administration (RedHat, Gentoo, Debian, Ubuntu, SuSE, Windows, Solaris, FreeBSD), Shell and Scripting Languages (Bash, Ruby, Python, Node.js), Database Administration (MySQL/MariaDB, Postgresql, Oracle, MongoDB)
  • 10 years: Building, Testing, Packaging, and Deploying Software (Jenkins, Bamboo, Cruise Control, Spinnaker, Go, Gauge), Monitoring and Performance Tuning (Nagios, Splunk, Cacti, New Relic), Building and consuming API's, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Security, NetApp and EMC/Dell SAN
  • 5 Years: Cloud Technologies (AWS, OpenStack, GCE, Azure), Hadoop, Cassandra, HPC, SCM (Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt), Computer Vision Systems, Hardware hacking, Penetration Testing and Auditing, Intrusion Detection and Analysis, Fastly/Akamsi CDN Administration, Packer/Building AMI's with Boto, Terraform/Cloud Formation Deployments.
  • 3 years: Openshift, Docker, Containerization, CoreOS, HAProxy, Varnish, rkt, Concourse.ci, GoLang, Angular.js, Scala Build Tool, Play Framework, Dynatrace and AppDynamics Application Monitoring Platforms


Apart from being a linux nerd, I enjoy spending time outdoors and away from the office. In the winter, I prefer to be in South Florida, however, during the spring, summer, and fall, I am usually in the Midwest. I enjoy biking, kayaking, hiking, and BBQ'ing.

I have made it a mission to travel to every Michelin Star restaurant that I can find...I love eating and cooking great meals.

As a volunteer, I am a certified American Sign Language interpreter. I volunteer at a local Children's Hospital two or three days a week and am active in bringing STEM to high school kids in the area. I love sci-fi and Rick and Morty, but, also love opera and classical music. I blow glass and build my own telescopes and mirrors.

Awards & Certifications

  • Google Professional Cloud Architect
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect
  • Redhat Certified Engineer (RHEL 5: Expired)
  • RedHat Certified Architect (RHEL5: Expired)
  • Docker Certified Solutions Architect
  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator
  • ITIL Practitioner