Mike Conigliaro

Michael Paul Thomas Conigliaro

Experience

Senior DevOps Engineer

Ibotta - Denver, CO, USA

January 2016 - February 2017

Infrastructure automation for a mobile shopping app with millions of users

  • Rapid-provisioning and configuration management for Ubuntu using SparkleFormation and Chef on Amazon Web Services
  • Migrated from a shared staging environment to a system where developers could create their own staging environments on demand
  • Wrote a command line tool to help developers with common infrastructure tasks (code deployments, load balancer management, etc.)
  • Migrated the entire infrastructure from EC2-Classic to a Virtual Private Cloud for improved security
  • Introduced load-based autoscaling to increase capacity at peak times and reduce costs at off-peak times
  • Introduced Vault for secure secret storage

Senior DevOps Engineer

Ello, PBC - Denver, CO, USA

March 2015 - August 2015

Infrastructure automation for an ad-free social network with millions of users

  • Rapid-provisioning and configuration management for Ubuntu using CloudFormation and Chef on Amazon Web Services
  • Developed a web-based dashboard and REST API to create and destroy staging environments on demand
  • Evaluated Mesos/Marathon and Kubernetes for Docker container orchestration

Senior DevOps Engineer

SendGrid - Denver, CO, USA

January 2013 - March 2015

Infrastructure automation for one of the world’s most successful transactional email delivery and management businesses

  • Lead the rewrite of a massive Chef code base to make cookbooks composable and testable, and to facilitate the migration from Ubuntu to CentOS
  • Implemented Chef best-practices and introduced Berkshelf and Test Kitchen to facilitate a more natural cookbook development work flow
  • Automated cookbook testing using Jenkins
  • Introduced Vagrant to facilitate disposable and repeatable development environments

Senior Systems Engineer

LivingSocial - Boulder, CO, USA

April 2011 - November 2012

System administration and application development for one of the world’s most successful daily deals businesses

  • Migrated the entire SocialMedia.com infrastructure from Amazon Web Services to Rackspace Cloud
  • Worked on the Merchant Platform team to develop application deployment and management strategies for point-of-sale systems on customer premises
  • Worked on the Developer Happiness team to develop a PaaS called Airspace
  • Wrote initial versions of Klomp (a simple STOMP messaging client) for Airspace
  • Introduced Vagrant to facilitate disposable and repeatable development environments

Co-Founder and Principal Infrastructure Engineer

Precog (a summer 2011 TechStars alumni) - Boulder, CO, USA

October 2010 - July 2011

Infrastructure automation for a cloud-based analytics and reporting platform

  • Rapid-provisioning and configuration management for Ubuntu using Chef on Amazon Web Services
  • Administered a sharded MongoDB cluster and several application servers running JVM microservices
  • Wrote initial versions of the Python and Ruby client libraries

Chief Infrastructure Engineer

SocialMedia.com - Boulder, CO, USA

January 2010 - April 2011 (acquired by LivingSocial)

Infrastructure automation for a performance advertising platform serving tens of millions of requests per day

  • Reduced infrastructure costs by ~70% by migrating from a traditional hosted environment to Amazon Web Services
  • Rapid-provisioning and configuration management for Ubuntu using Chef on Amazon Web Services
  • Developed a REST API on Sinatra for simplified infrastructure management
  • Developed comprehensive application and server monitoring (including some automatic problem-resolution) using Nagios, Ganglia, Monit, and Ruby/shell scripts
  • Developed a continuous deployment pipeline using Jenkins, Chef, and Ruby/shell scripts
  • Automated the setup and teardown of isolated staging environments for automated testing
  • Administered a Hadoop/HBase cluster, several sharded MongoDB clusters, a multi-master Tokyo Tyrant cluster, and several application servers running JVM microservices

Computer Analyst

Fandotech - Manchester, CT, USA

June 2007 - January 2010

Developed datacenter solutions for a managed services provider in a 24/7 environment

  • Rapid-provisioning and configuration management for CentOS using Kickstart and Puppet
  • Administered several Citrix XenServer pools and VMWare ESX server farms
  • Administered several distributed Citrix XenApp farms
  • Administered two NetApp filers in an Active/Active cluster configuration
  • Created a Windows installer package to facilitate the deployment of support tools
  • Monitored and managed several thousand Windows servers and workstations
  • Configured and deployed Cisco PIX/ASA, SonicWALL and Netscreen firewalls

Chief Systems Architect

ProActive Technologies - North Haven, CT, USA

June 2005 - June 2007 (acquired by Fandotech)

Developed a unified managed services platform

  • Developed a distributed monitoring system, customer web portal, and ticketing system
  • Developed a Linux-based network analysis and intrusion detection appliance
  • Configured and deployed Cisco PIX/ASA, SonicWALL, and Netscreen firewalls

Systems Analyst

Perimeter eSecurity - Milford, CT, USA

July 2004 - June 2005

System administration and web application development for a managed services provider in a 24/7 datacenter environment

System/Network Administrator, Web Developer (Contract)

William B. Meyer, Inc. - Stratford, CT, USA

April 2002 - July 2004

Windows, Linux, and FreeBSD system administration, network administration, and web application development for a multi-service transportation, storage, and distribution company

Web Developer

SEIsports.com - Shelton, CT, USA

September 1999 - April 2002

Developed and maintained a custom e-commerce website for a snow, skate, and surf board retailer

Open Source Projects

See http://github.com/mconigliaro

Education

Certifications

  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) - Certificate 110-491-743 (scored 100% on all sections)
  • Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA) - XenServer 4.0

Publications