Me

About me

Hi!
My name is Stephen. I'm a DevOps Engineer. I'm from Dublin, Ireland although I am currently based out of Toronto, Canada.
My interests include sports, technology, podcasts, books and travel.
Feel free to browse my site below and check out the Contact section if you want to discuss an opportunity.

Skills

AWS

Amazon Web Services

Services I have experience with:
EC2
S3
RDS
Route 53
CloudFront
IAM
Linux

Linux

Server Administration
Bash scripting
RHEL/CentOS, Debian
Build Automation

Build Automation

Using Jenkins to:
Deploy/Release code changes
Achieve Continuous Integration
Work towards Continuous Delivery
Configuration Management

Configuration Management

Using Chef to:
Configure Apache/Nginx web servers
Clone application code via Git
Configure extra services such as New Relic and Memcache
System/Application Monitoring

System/Application Monitoring

Using New Relic to provide:
Custom metrics
Performance dashboards
Alerting conditions and policies
SQL

SQL

Working knowledge of:
SQL language
Database design
MySQL/MariaDB administration

Work Experience

Achiga

DevOps Engineer @ Achiga

2016 - present | Toronto, Canada

  • Build Automation with Jenkins
  • Automated Configuration Management with Chef
  • System and Application Monitoring with New Relic
  • CDN Management with Akamai
  • Server and Network Administration
Brandtone

DevOps Engineer @ Brandtone

2014 - 2016 | Dublin, Ireland

  • Manual Release Management of Java Web Applications
  • System Monitoring with Nagios
  • Application Monitoring with custom-written Bash/SQL scripts
  • Server and Network Administration
Oracle

Software Engineer (intern) @ Oracle

2012 - 2013 | Dublin, Ireland

  • Developing Java Web Applications
  • QA Testing
  • Bug fixing

Academics

Maynooth University

BSc. Computer Science & Software Engineering

2009 - 2014

Modules studied:
Algorithms and Data Structures
Databases
Computer Networks
Web Development
Computer Architecture
Software Development Processes
QA Methodology
Artificial Intelligence

Contact

If you want to contact me regarding an opportunity, please DM me on LinkedIn and let me know that you came from my website.
However, given the high volume of contact I receive regarding potential opportunities, I can only respond to those that I find appealing and receive at a time when I'm looking for a new challenge.
Also, it's worth noting that I am willing to consider relocating providing the prospective employer and myself can obtain the necessary visa/permit requirements.