K. Scott Eppler

Cloud Engineer, Automation Developer

Currently

Assisting clients with Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services, Terraform, and Ansible.

Education

2002-2006 Oklahoma State University - Institute of Technology, Okmulgee, Oklahoma

2002-2005 Oklahoma State University - Institute of Technology, Okmulgee, Oklahoma

Experience

08/2016-Present Coda Global, US - Remote

Sr. Cloud Engineer - Assist clients with their move to a Cloud-based, DevOps style approach for their applications. This includes infstructure work as well as CI/CD Pipeline development and getting started with container technology.

06/2015-07-2016 Avnet, Phoenix, AZ - Remote

Sr. Cloud Consultant - Assist clients in implementing Cloud and Datacenter automation solutions. Including standing up new environments, transforming existing environments and crafting automation solutions to handle various items and problems.

01/2012-06/2015 Hewlett-Packard, Tulsa, OK

Automation Developer - Engineer and Develop processes & procedures, HP Operations Orchestration Workflows, HP Server Automation scripts, websites (typically LAMP-based), and any other automation or process streamlining initiative. Also assist in maintaining and supporting those items and initiatives.

10/2008-01/2012 Hewlett-Packard, Tulsa, OK

Technical Lead - Responsible for working with customers to ensure that monitoring and documentation are correct and up to standards. Main point-of-contact for all midrange technical issue relating to servers within my assigned applications.

07/2006-01/2009 Hewlett-Packard / EDS, Tulsa, OK

Jr. System Administrator - Responsible for the troubleshooting and escalation of application, OS, and hardware issues on mid-range level servers. Worked with documentation to determine severity level, troubleshoot and repair impacts and outages on servers with 24/7 availability, and escalate issues to the proper groups or personnel when necessary.

10/2005-07/2006 Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK

PC Support Specialist - PC and Mac support technician responsible for the setup, troubleshooting, repair, maintenance, inventory, and assignment/reassignment of computer hardware, networking, peripheral devices, and software.

08/2002-08/2005 Oklahoma State University - Institute of Technology, Okmulgee, OK

PC Support Technician, Work-study - Work-study support technician responsible for the troubleshooting, repair, maintenance, inventory, and assignment/reassignment of computer hardware, networking, peripheral devices, and software. Also installed and repaired cabling (primarily Cat5).

Tools and Languages

Kubernetes Helped clients get started with installing and configuring Kubernetes clusters as well as moving applications into Kubernetes-based solutions

Ansible Tackled large infrastructure configuration projects utilizing Ansible.

I have also worked with Terraform, Python, Docker, Amazon Web Services, VMWare Suite

Current Certifications

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

AWS Certified Developer - Associate

CNCF Certified Kubernetes Administrator

Past Certifications

A+

Associate Computing Professional (ACP) in Networks and Microcomputing

HP ATP - Operations Orchestration v10

VMWare VTSP 2015