Bryan Apperson

Website: https://www.bryanapperson.com

Github: bryanapperson

Location: New York, NY USA

Why I Want to Join Your Team


Being an asset to my team and providing value are my primary motivators. Automation, continuous delivery and cloud native design are at the forefront of my skill set. My interests are in distributed systems reliability, storage and compute technologies. I am a self educated engineer, a self-starter and a go-getter. I enjoy being part of a vibrant team of ruckus makers where I can learn from, as well as mentor others, while building reliable infrastructure.


A Tour of My Career to Date


Senior Site Reliability Engineer Bloomberg LP, New York, NY December 2017 – Present

  • Building integration around open source Ansible automation for Ceph deployment, configuration and management.
  • Implementing agile software development methodologies for the team and acting as scrum master.
  • Architecture and implementation of a highly available REST based dynamic inventory provider to provide hardware information and injectable variables for Ansible automation.
  • Spearheading the migration to our internal fully managed linux solution to reduce operational load on the storage team.
  • A key contributor in operating one of the largest all flash ceph S3 clusters in the world.

Storage Integration Engineer Concurrent Technology Inc, Atlanta, GA Mar 2015-Dec 2017

  • Building enterprise management APIs and UI around ceph storage.
  • Writing ansible automation to deploy ceph clusters.
  • Second engineer on POC that resulted in sucessful sale of business unit.
  • On site and offsite level 3 support and project engineering.

Founder and Public Cloud Architect Bitronic Technologies Southold, NY Oct 2007-Oct 2015

  • Founding a web hosting company and building it from the ground up.
  • Architecting public cloud, shared hosting and bare metal server product offerings.
  • Providing support to 2000+ customers.
  • Sucessful exit and sale of the company in October of 2015.
  • Working with frontend development, full stack development, network architecture, cloud architecture, ceph, kvm, QEMU, libvirt, xen, cpanel, openstack, marketing, sales, billing and more.

Scripting and Programming Languages


  • Python, Bash, C++, Javascript, HTML, CSS

Tools/Platforms


  • Linux, Ansible, Ceph, Apache, Nginx, MySQL, Docker, Vagrant, MacOS

Education


Seth Godin’s AltMBA July 2019

  • Shipping 14 projects in 4 weeks with 4 teams in the rapid fire leadership, business and marketing workshop.