Andrew J. Poland
3957 E 250 S
Franklin, IN 46131
(317) 270-0251
Focus:      Architecture and development of software applications and cloud infrastructure automation.
  • Ability to rapidly learn and master new technology by leveraging a solid foundation in fundamental computing principals and an avid desire to experience new ideas.
  • Design and implementation of datacenter physical and virtualized infrastructure including VMware, Linux, UNIX and Microsoft systems.
  • Fibre Channel, iSCSI, SAN and NAS storage implementation.
  • Operation and troubleshooting of essential network services such as IP routers, DNS, LDAP, email, directory, web and database servers.
  • Enterprise automations with Windows Active Directory Services and Group Policy.
  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP): vSphere 5
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE): Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows 7, Windows Server 2008
  • Amazon AWS Certified Solutions Architect
  • Programming experience including PHP, Java, Scala, Ruby, Perl, Python, JavaScript, ASP, C++, SQL, HTML and bash.
  • Web server operations including apache, nginx, and IIS.
  • Database systems including Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Sybase, and Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Cloud scalability design using Chef, Puppet, Amazon EC2, S3, ELB, and NoSQL databases including Apache Cassandra, MongoDB.
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP fundamentals, firewall configuration, network troubleshooting, and load balancers.
  • Software development skills: proposals, client communication, functional and design specification, documentation, code development, testing, debugging, version control, maintenance and leading developer teams.
Education: Purdue School of Science, IUPUI
BS Computer Science

MS Computer Science
Work History:
Operations Developer
January 2016-Present
Building a cutting edge operations management software platform to manage secure processing of HIPPA compliant data on AWS. Responsible for designing frameworks for chat ops, continuous deployment, versioned infrastructure, and immutable systems deployment.
Senior Devops Engineer
Angie's List
February 2015-January 2016
Contributed to design of new microservice applications and infrastructure using Scala and AWS. Technical lead on projects to improve operations automation, efficiency, availability, reliability, and performance.
Systems Engineer
November 2013-February 2015
Built tools to automate deployment and operations of VMware based multi-tenant cloud infrastructure. Worked with engineering and development groups to develop and encourage an infrastructure-as-code (devops) culture.
Tools Engineer
Demandforce, an Intuit Company
July 2012-November 2013
Designed and developed devops tools to manage dev and production web and database clusters for a rapidly growing SaaS startup. Linux systems administration and application deployment automation using Chef on both physical hardware and Amazon AWS. Java web application development and troubleshooting.
Production Engineer
April 2012-July 2012
Developed deployment tools to manage large clusters of web servers.
Principal Systems Administrator
UITS Storage and Virtualization
Indiana University
November 2007-April 2012
Highly Available enterprise server virtualization (VMware ESX), SAN, and data backup/recovery for thousands of mission critical statewide systems.
Principal Systems Engineer/Owner
Andrew Technology, LLC
Web and desktop application development, hosting, and support. Cloud services consulting including Amazon EC2 and Rackspace Cloud.
Principal Developer/Analyst
Course Management Systems
Indiana University
November 2002-November 2007
Developed course management and distance learning software using service-oriented Java and Open Source technologies. Performance optimization, infrastructure and architecture design for state wide application systems (100k+ users).
Unix Systems Specialist
Unix Systems Support Group
Indiana University
August 2001-November 2002
Hardware and OS support for research and academic staff on 8 IU campuses using Linux, Solaris, IRIX, HP-UX and others. Served as primary Linux specialist. Assistance with administration of enterprise-wide servers. Web programming with PHP and MySQL.
University College, IUPUI
March 2000-August 2001
Technology and PC desktop support for largest academic unit on campus (8,000+ students, 200+ staff/faculty). Responsible for departmental design and implementation of Windows 2000 Active Directory Services.