Jeremy T. Bouse

Dallas, Georgia
Mobile: (678) 348-0867


To advance my career in the Information Technology field and enhance my knowledge of existing and evolving technologies. To continually challenge myself to learn new skills to improve myself as a passionate, dedicated DevOps engineer with a vast level of experience already.

Professional Experience:

UnderGrid Network Services
Dallas, Georgia
Jan 1997 - Present
  • Operate as independent Linux consultant on a variety of projects
  • Specializing in small- to medium-sized businesses
  • Cloud and Configuration Management knowledge and expertise
Sterling Talent Solutions
Atlanta, Georgia
Cloud Solutions Engineer
May 2017 - Oct 2019
  • Automate deployment of enterprise applications into Amazon Web Services
  • Assist dev teams in developing CloudFormation templates for application deployments
  • Maintain infrastructure level CloudFormation templates for environment
  • Jenkins CI/CD deployment running in ECS with dynamic build nodes
  • Worked on Jenkins Pipeline common library functions
  • Built Jenkins build node Docker images
  • Implemented Anchore Docker image scanning during CI/CD
Sterling Talent Solutions
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Automation Engineer
Jan 2015 - May 2017
  • Automate application platform stacks utilizing SaltStack
  • Provide application support for backend infrastructure
Cox Media Group Technology
Atlanta, Georgia
Systems Engineer/Automation & Tooling Engineer
Aug 2013 - Jan 2015
  • Managed CentOS Linux within mix environment of physical and KVM servers
  • Brought experience and expertise to assist in defining Puppet best practices workflow
  • Worked with Open-Source upstream authors to improve Puppet Forge modules
  • Lead AWS SME on deployment architecture for platform redesign
  • Worked within DevOps environment to manage systems in concert between development and operations teams
  • Provide escalated support to iternal customers
  • Participated in on-call rotation
GAGA Sports & Entertainment, Inc.
Sausalito, California
Systems Engineering Consultant
Sep 2009 - Feb 2014
  • Maintain a dozen server instances running in Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
  • Maintain 24/7 monitoring of all EC2 instances
  • Design & Implementation of layered tier security infrastructure within the cloud
  • Initiated on-going cost savings of IT budget
  • Complete Puppet configuration management of AWS EC2 instances
  • Operational administration of Ubuntu, Debian & CentOS production servers
Atlanta, Georgia
Sr. Staff Engineer
Apr 2012 - Aug 2013
  • Managed Debian Linux servers within VMware ESXi virtual environment
  • Provided system architecture input on new systems and network changes
  • Provide support to iternal customers for all operations managed services
  • Deploy Splunk to handle Cisco ASA IPS event log handling
  • Mentor and help extend Linux knowledge of fellow team members
  • Performance tuning analysis of HP EVA6000 SAN
  • Designed and implemented data center move and relocation
  • Began effort to implement Puppet configuration management of servers
  • Tripled size of Hadoop cluster
  • Participated in on-call rotation
Atlanta, Georgia
UNIX Systems Administrator @ The Weather Channel
Sep 2011 - Apr 2012
  • Manage Linux servers in 3 data centers
  • Xen virtualization server environment
  • Puppet configuration management installation & setup
  • Participated in on-call rotation
Atlanta, Georgia
UNIX Systems Administrator @ General Dynamics Information Technology
Sep 2010 - Sept 2011
  • Serve as Linux/UNIX SME supporting USARC G2/6 data center
  • Manage RedHat Network Satellite deployment and management of deployed RHEL5 systems
  • Maintain operational control over Blue Coat Proxy servers
  • Maintain operational control over McAfee Secure Email Gateways (formerly Ironmail)
  • Provide backup Windows administration and tier 2 support
Barracuda Networks
Atlanta, Georgia
UNIX Systems Administrator
Nov 2009 - Sep 2010
  • Implemented Puppet central configuration management of 90 production Linux servers
  • Redesigned existing Nagios monitoring of production following best common practices
  • Provide constant on-call status for emergencies
  • Operational administration of Debian & CentOS production servers
Atlanta, Georgia
UNIX Systems Administrator II
Jul 2007 - Nov 2009
  • Pro-active redesign of enterprise-wide network monitoring system covering geographically disperse data centers
    • Utilize Xen virtualization to make better use of multi-core servers for monitoring
    • Utilize Groundwork Monitor Open Source as a base for network monitoring system
    • Implemented NDOUtil database Nagios Event Broker for additional detailing for reporting
  • Deployment/Operation of RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 hosting platform server
  • Deployment/Operation of RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 web mail clusters handling > 180K domains and > 800K mailboxes
  • Coordinate with Storage Solution and Network Engineering teams for new server deployments
  • Member of team providing last tier of escalation for support/operation problems
  • Developed Shell, Python or Perl scripts to automate most frequent administrative tasks
    • Migrating file system data between SAN volumes
    • Auto-importing configuration data into network monitoring system
    • Pulling necessary data for reports from web mail and NMS databases
Seabridge, Inc.
South San Francisco, California
Systems Engineering Consultant
Mar 2004 - Aug 2009
  • Conduct pro-active network penetration testing, security auditing and handle firewall administration
  • Deploy and maintain server infrastructure to support J2EE fan loyalty portal application using Apache 2.0 and Tomcat 5.5 running on RedHat Fedora Core 4 servers
  • Deploy and maintain server infrastructure for MySQL 4.1 on a RedHat Fedora Core 4 server with RAID5 storage array
  • Maintain primary and secondary BIND9 DNS servers for company domains running on Fedora Core 4 servers
  • Maintain Postfix Mail Transport Agent on all Fedora Core 4 servers
  • Assisted in migrating portal applications source into a unified build
  • Working to migrate existing deployment to multiple new RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 servers in bi-coastal data center locations.
  • New deployment consisting of separate Apache 2.2 web, Tomcat 5.5 and RedHat JBoss 4.2 application, and MySQL 5.1 database servers at each location
Reflex Security, Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia
IT Administrator
Dec 2006 - Jun 2007
  • Provide IT support for company staff
  • Perform hardware and software upgrades of all office servers
  • Maintain Samba 3.0 Windows Networking servers for office file and print sharing
  • Maintain a dozen Debian Linux servers on-site running core services
    • Exim, Courier IMAPd, Apache, Subversion, OpenVPN, DHCP
  • Maintain Debian Linux servers off-site at co-location site
    • Postfix, Dovecot, Apache
  • Maintain remote Windows 2003 Exchange server
  • Maintain Barracuda spam firewall appliance
  • Install and manage new network backup server
  • Administrate office VPN certificate issuance
  • Install and administer multiple VMWare ESX servers
  • Install and administer XenSource Enterprise server
  • Handle installations of new developer Debian Linux workstations
  • Provide developers with Debian issues as needed
Tandberg Television, Inc.
Duluth, Georgia
Senior Network Operations Center Engineer
Jul 2006 - Nov 2006
  • Provide telephone support for all Tandberg Video On-Demand systems at customer installations within a 24/7 NOC environment
  • Remote configuration turn-up of Tandberg VOD Catcher servers on MSO client sites
  • Troubleshoot issues with asset distribution from content provider pitcher to MSO BMS
NTT Multimedia Communications Laboratories, Inc.
Palo Alto, California
Network Administrator
Apr 2001 - Jul 2006
  • Perform hardware and software upgrades of all office servers
  • Maintain a dozen Debian Linux servers, originally operating under BSD/OS or other BSD operating system
  • Maintain internal and external Apache 2.0 web servers
  • Maintain stealth primary, public secondary and tertiary BIND9 DNS servers
  • Maintain Samba 3.0 Windows Networking servers for office file and print sharing
  • Deploy and maintain Sendmail 8.13 Mail Transport Agent using central LDAP mapped configuration
  • Maintain all Cisco routers and switches handling dual-stacked network
  • Maintain all Foundry and Extreme Network switches
  • Responsible for 30KVA Liebert NX 3-phase UPS purchase and installation in server room
  • Network-wide monitoring with SMS alerts using Nagios and Groundwork Foundation/Status Viewer
  • Install and maintain dual Debian Linux bastion host with high availability heartbeat monitoring for remote access to network
  • Install and maintain office-wide AMANDA network backup to 30 cartridge AIT tape library and 7 cartridge DLT tape library
  • Ported several outdated Tcl/Tk web scripts to PHP
  • Developed Shell, Perl or Python scripts to automate most frequent administrative tasks
Netsurfer, Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia
Software Engineer/Network Administrator
Mar 1999 - Jan 2001
  • Managed several Debian Linux servers handling Sendmail, Apache and Samba
  • Managed two Windows NT 4.0 servers running IIS and MS-SQL for client software installation tracking
  • Handled Vertias BackupExec network backups of the servers
  • Worked with client backend integrations with billing and authentication systems
  • Deployed Oracle 8 on Debian Linux for large client backend integration
  • Managed primary and secondary BIND8 DNS servers on Debian Linux
SouthNet Telecomm Services, Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Systems Administrator
Oct 1997 - Feb 1999
  • Design and deploy 55 metro SuperPOPs handling remote dial-up and Voice over IP access using Ascend Communication equipment
  • Several Debian Linux handling a full NNTP news feed, Sendmail MTA, RADIUS, Apache 1.3 web server, MySQL
  • Managed two junior administrators and joined in on-call rotation with Netsaint network monitoring sending out pager alerts
  • Managed Windows NT 4.0 server running MS-SQL and billing software package
  • Coordinated with all bandwidth providers to establish external BGP peering sessions at all POPs
World Lynx, Inc.
Little Rock, Arkansas
Customer Support Specialist
Dec 1996 - Jan 1998
  • Provide technical support to dial-up and web hosting customers
  • Handled domain registration administration duties, coordinating with system administrator and webmaster
  • Provided assistance to system administrator with system upgrades and outages


Los Medanos College
Pittsburg, California
University of Phoenix
San Jose, California
2004 - 2005
Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, Texas
1993 - 1995



Debian GNU/Linux Project
Non-profit Linux distribution
  • Developer status since April 2001
  • Dozen packages maintained, several working along with co-maintainers
  • Organized Xen virtualization packaging team for Debian
Nagios Plugin Development
Open Source Nagios plugin development team
  • Developer with commit access to source code repository
  • Ported network plugins to support either IPv4 or IPv6
Puppet Labs
Puppet configuration management
  • Submitted GitHub pull-requests resolving bug reports accepted into 3.5.0 release
  • Participated in weekly pull-request triage meetings
SaltStack Automation
  • Submitted GitHUb pull-requets resolving bug reports accepted into release
  • Co-presented at SaltConf '16 conference


AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate (SOA)
License: H9NN26DC2JQ4Q4GN
Dec 13, 2017 - Dec 13, 2019
SaltStack Certified Engineer v2
Certification ID: B639B2E9
Apr 19, 2016
ITIL® v3 Foundation
Candidate: 908408
Jan 20, 2011


Available upon request