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David York

David York

DevOps Engineer at Foreverâ„¢ (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Software/System Architecture


Experienced DevOps with more than ten years of experience in virtualization, deployment, monitoring, and administration of Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, and Solaris servers and workstations, with a current emphasis on high availability enterprise class server systems and private clouds. Skills: AWS, EC2, Ansible, Jenkins, New Relic, Vagrant, Linux Servers, Configuration Management, High Availability Server and Service Health and Performance Monitoring, VMWare ESXi


DevOps Engineer
May 2014 - Present (3 years 4 months) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I am responsible for effective scripted provisioning, deployment, configuration management, operation, and maintenance of Engineering and Operations infrastructure. I work with Amazon Web Services EC2, VPC, and Autoscaling via the web interface and directly via the command line interface. Most recently I automated updates to our autoscaling AMIs, associated launch configurations, and autoscaling groups plus I implemented autoscaling based on custom CloudWatch metrics.
Skills: AWS, EC2, CloudWatch, PostgreSQL, Ansible, Configuration Management, Linux
Linux Systems Administrator
Honeywell, Inc.
October 2012 - May 2014 (1 years 7 months) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Manages single server and private cloud implementations of enterprise class linux server java web application and PostgreSQL database instances. Monitors uptime, performance, and infrastructure for over 350 production linux and solaris server instances. Builds and deploys DEV, QA, and PROD environments. Automates building and deployment of those environments. Manages continuous integration system for build and deployment systems using Jenkins. Manages PostgreSQL database instances including performance tuning and streaming replication setup and maintenance. Manages Amazon web service EC2 instances and all related infrastructure as a service needs.
Skills: Vmware, UNIX/Solaris/Linux, AWS EC2, Jenkins, Fedora / Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Vagrant, Ansible, PostgreSQL
Systems Administrator / Research Programmer
University of Pittsburgh Systems Neuroscience Institute
December 2011 - October 2012 (10 months) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Installs new / rebuilds existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements, Researches and recommends innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks, Performs daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups, Develops and maintains installation and configuration procedures.
Skills: Linux, Mac OSX, Windows Desktop Support, Apple Macintosh, Microsoft Windows Server, Vmware, VMWare ESX Server 3.5 and Infrastructure 3, Red Hat 4, Ubuntu, Network Security, Computer Hardware Troubleshooting, Help Desk & Desktop Support, Mac OS, Network Troubleshooting, Windows 2003 Server Administration, Scripted Offsite Backup Solutions
HL7 Interface Designer / Field Service Engineer
Natus Medical Incorporated
January 2009 - December 2011 (2 years 11 months) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Managed custom HL7 interface implementations with customers using industry standards including HL7 standard and XML, Wrote software in a variety of programming languages to support unique customer requests, Built and maintained server environments for Microsoft SQL servers, file servers, Citrix servers, and interface servers, Performed installation of hardware and software onsite, Trained Doctors and Technicians on the use and workflow of neurology software and hardware, Designed and maintained custom software for inventory data collection.
Skills: electronic medical records, SQL, VB.NET, Windows Desktop Support, SQL Server, Windows Server 2003, Help Desk & Desktop Support, Remote Support, Citrix Systems, Mac OSX, Computer Hardware Troubleshooting, Network Security, Mac OS, Network Troubleshooting, Ubuntu, Windows 2003 Server Administration, Scripted Offsite Backup Solutions
IT Director / System Administrator
Davis Development
December 2006 - January 2009 (2 years 1 months) Stockbridge, Georgia
Maintained corporate infrastructure and servers, Managed contracts with vendors to reduce costs, Designed custom software for remote backup and inventory, Built leasing office server and workstation systems, Installed and maintained networking systems of corporate and leasing offices.
Skills: Windows Desktop Support, Microsoft Windows Server, VMWare ESXi3 and VMWare Server, Ubuntu, Linux System Administration, VB.NET, Mac OSX, Computer Hardware Troubleshooting, Help Desk & Desktop Support, Network Security, Mac OS, Network Troubleshooting, Windows 2003 Server Administration, Scripted Offsite Backup Solutions
Project Manager / Engineer
April 2005 - December 2006 (1 years 8 months) Irvine, California
As an engineer I traveled to customer locations to diagnose and repair issues with diverse networks and network appliances. As a project manager I managed implementation schedules for multiple implementations located in different geographic locations. I managed as many as seven implementation projects at once while also performing engineer duties onsite at customer locations.
Skills: Project Management, Embedded System Support, Computer Hardware Troubleshooting, Network Troubleshooting, Help Desk & Desktop Support, Network Security, Windows 2003 Server Administration
Computer Specialist II
University System of Georgia
August 2001 - February 2005 (3 years 6 months) Barnesville, Georgia
Built deployment images for windows systems, Maintained over 1000 workstations, Managed servers and services for deployment specific activities, Performed help desk activities for the university.
Skills: Windows Desktop Support, Microsoft Windows Server, Mac OSX, Computer Hardware Troubleshooting, Help Desk & Desktop Support, Network Security, Network Troubleshooting, Windows 2003 Server Administration
Network Administrator
Supreme Industries
April 2000 - April 2001 (1 years ) Griffin, Georgia
I supported the Griffin GA branch with all technical aspects of computer networking. I.E. Set up, maintain and upgrade workstations. Monitor network performance, troubleshooting, diagnosing and repair network problems. Evaluate hardware/software and make recommendations for upgrade. Conduct daily backup of vital data on the network. Maintenance of LAN/WAN components, I.E. controllers, modems, and cables. Network resource management I.E. shared folders, drives, email, and web access. Conducted office staff training on applications. Maintenance of office machinery. Create/design and upgrade local forms.
Skills: Network Administration, Windows Desktop Support, Microsoft Windows Server, FileMaker, Computer Hardware Troubleshooting, Help Desk & Desktop Support, Network Security, Network Troubleshooting
Order Processing/Webmaster
Adel Grocery Company
June 1998 - April 1999 (10 months) Adel, GA
My responsibilities were to receive, process, and print labels for all the incoming orders and distribute them to the cutters. I maintained and refined their website and delivered all the email to its respective recipient. I did software installations, hardware installations, and ran cables for the computer network. I also kept the storage log location database up to date, and did other assorted computer related jobs.
Skills: Help Desk & Desktop Support
Guidance and Control Systems Specialist
United States Air Force
July 1995 - January 1998 (2 years 6 months) Valdosta, Georgia
Maintained aircraft guidance and control systems including autopilot systems, self- contained navigation systems, inertial navigation systems, and all flight deck indicating systems
Skills: Electronics, Aircraft Maintenance, wiring specialist copper/fiber optics
Assistant Pressman
The Thomaston Times
January 1994 - January 1995 (1 years ) Thomaston, Georgia
High School Job...


Microsoft Certified Professional
Windows XP
2004 - 2004
CompTIA A+
2003 - 2003
Microsoft Certified Professional
Windows 2000 Server
2002 - 2002
Microsoft Certified Professional
Windows 2000 Workstation
2002 - 2002
Griffin Technical College
Associate Degree
Computer Networking and Telecommunications
2001 - 2003

Professional Memberships/Awards

  • National Vocational - Technical Honor Society
  • National Defense Service Metal
  • Outstanding Unit Award


  • Biotech Research
  • Information Security


  • Server Virtualization
  • Windows 2003 Server Administration
  • Windows XP/2000 Deployment
  • Network Troubleshooting
  • Software Deployment
  • Scripted Offsite Backup Solutions
  • Linux Administration
  • Apple Mac OS X Administration
  • Electronics
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • wiring specialist copper/fiber optics
  • Network Administration
  • desktop support and network
  • Microsoft Windows Server
  • Windows Desktop Support
  • Linux
  • Mac OSX
  • Apple Macintosh
  • Vmware
  • VMWare ESX Server 3.5 and Infrastructure 3
  • Red Hat 4
  • Ubuntu
  • VMWare ESXi3 and VMWare Server
  • Linux System Administration
  • VB.NET
  • electronic medical records
  • SQL
  • SQL Server
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Help Desk & Desktop Support
  • Remote Support
  • Citrix Systems
  • Project Management
  • Embedded System Support
  • Computer Hardware Troubleshooting
  • Network Security
  • FileMaker
  • UNIX/Solaris/Linux
  • Mac OS
  • Fedora / Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • PostgreSQL
  • AWS EC2
  • Jenkins
  • Vagrant
  • Ansible
  • AWS
  • EC2
  • CloudWatch
  • Configuration Management