Ken Crouch

Senior DevOps Engineer

Suwanee, GA

(404) 939-3392

e-mail jobs at (same domain as this site)

SUMMARY

I have a passion for automating everything using test-driven development of DRY code.  Blending idealism and reality into pragmatic solutions, I strive to maximize effectiveness while minimizing tech debt.  I am the sworn enemy of single points of failure (so I ensure that I’m not one).

SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS

IBM Watson Media (formerly Clearleap) - Duluth, GA - Senior DevOps Engineer

2012 - PRESENT

U.S. Army - Wahiawa, Hawaii - Tikrit, Iraq - Information Assurance Security Officer

2005 - 2008

Interland -  Atlanta, GA - UNIX Team Lead

2001 - 2002

TECHNOLOGY

Linux (Debian, Centos, RHEL, Red Hat, Gentoo), git, Jenkins, Chef, Kitchen, InSpec, Terraform, Packer, Vault, Consul Template, Artifactory, yum/rpm, apt/deb, pip, gem, Berkshelf, AWS (EC2, S3, VPC, CloudFormation, RDS, DynamoDB, Route 53, OpsWorks, IAM, CloudWatch, Glacier), IBM Cloud, OpenStack, Vagrant, libVirt, Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, Ansible, Puppet, Hadoop, Cleversafe, TCP/IP Networking, Apache HTTPD, Tomcat, nginx, PostgreSQL, ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana), Datadog, Zenoss, bash scripting, Groovy, Grails, Ruby, REST APIs, TLS, PKI

TRAINING

Continuous Compliance on AWS with Chef Automate - ChefConf Workshop

2018

Kubernetes Crash Course - IBM Budapest Lab

2017

Terraform Crash Course - IBM Budapest Lab

2016

OpenStack Bootcamp II - Mirantis

2015

Architecting on AWS - Advanced Concepts - Global Knowledge

2014

Architecting on AWS - Global Knowledge

2014

System Operations on AWS - Global Knowledge

2014

Zenoss Advanced Training - Zenoss

2013

Information Assurance Security Officer Certification - U.S. Army Signal Center

2006

Information Management Officer Certification - U.S. Army Signal Center

2005

EDUCATION

Kennesaw State University - Kennesaw, GA - B.A. Music/Ethnomusicology (cum laude)

2009 - 2012