Bentonville (US), Northwest Arkansas

About

Brett 'twas born and raised in Arkansas. He earned a Computer Science Degree from Arkansas Tech University with an emphasis in Language Design. He is know for his high-energy, confidence , and infectious enthusiasm for technology. On his off time he enjoys indie games, playing with his children,loving his wife, and messing around with frameworks on his raspberry pi(s).

Experience

Walmart Stores Incorporated

January 2017 - December 2019
Principal Software Architect

Cloud Powered Organization, working on cloud native services for developers

  • Managed Servlet Platform for Java Servlet Applications
  • CI/CD Pipeline Automation
  • Cloud Native Infrastructure Services and Automations

Walmart Stores Incorporated

June 2008 - January 2017
Technical Expert

Cloud Powered Organization, working on platform services for developers

  • OneOps Tomcat pack owner
  • API Management w/DataPower Appliances

Arkansas National Guard, US Army

May 2004 - May 2012
E4 Specialist

1-142nd Field Artillery HQ/C/B Batteries

  • 16 month tour Iraq with C Battery (Winter 2005-Spring 2007)[Operation Iraqi Freedom]

Education

Arkansas Tech University

2002 - 2008
Bachelor
Computer and Information Sciences
GPA: 3.2

Free Code Camp

2016 - 2018
Full Stack Web Development Certification, Computer Software Engineering

Volunteer

Pug Rescue of Northwest Arkansas

January 2010 - December 2016
Sitting Board Member

Provide guidance on fostering and placement of pugs as well as organize events and fundraising efforts

  • Fostered 20+ pugs
  • Fail-fostered 'Nemo'
  • Helped create the dns for 'pugrescuenwa.com'
  • Tech support for the organization

Boy Scouts of America

January 2018 - December 2019
Assistant Den Leader, Committee Secretary

Provide guidance and leadership to a Den of cub scouts and take meeting notes at committee meetings

  • Youth Protection Trained
  • Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Trained

Skills

Tomcat Administration
Master
  • Shell Script
  • JVM
  • Puppet
  • Vagrant
  • Ansible
  • Enterprise Docker Image Maintainer
OneOps pack Development
Master
  • Shell Script
  • Chef
  • Ruby
  • OpenStack
  • Azure
Java
Master
  • Spring
  • Maven
  • JUnit
  • Jenkins
  • 1.7
  • 1.8
  • 11
ServiceNow
Beginner
  • Item Creator
  • Jelly
  • Glide
  • CMS
DataPower Administration
Intermediate
  • Rack n' Stack of Hardware
  • Networking
  • FIPS 140-2 Compliance and Configuration
  • SOMA API Calling and Scripting

Languages

English
Native speaker
Spanish
Beginner

Interests

Books
  • The Phoenix Project [In Progress]
  • Accelerate [Done]
  • Daily Coding Problem

References