April 23, 2016

Randall W Stauner

Software Developer, Operations / Automation Engineer, Open Source Enthusiast
  • randy@magnificent-tears.com
  • 219-595-2672
  • Mesa, AZ

Skills

  • Perl
    • AnyEvent
    • Catalyst
    • DBI
    • Dist::Zilla
    • Mojolicious
    • Moose
    • Moo
    • Plack
    • Template::Toolkit
    • Test::Routine
  • CoffeeScript
  • JavaScript
    • Backbone
    • Chai
    • Express
    • Grunt
    • Handlebars
    • Jasmine
    • jQuery
    • Mocha
    • LoDash / Underscore
    • Node.js
    • RequireJS (AMD)
  • Python
    • Flask
    • Mako
    • Nose
    • PIL
  • Ruby
    • Rack
    • Rails
    • RSpec
    • Unicorn
  • Web Development
    • HTML5
    • CSS
    • Less (CSS)
  • Shell
    • Zsh
    • Bash
  • Scala
    • Akka
    • Rx
  • VimL
  • Past Experience
    • Haxe
    • J‌ava
    • C
  • Regular Expressions
  • Testing
  • Debugging
  • GNU/Linux Administration
    • Apache
    • NGINX
    • SSH
    • Ansible
    • Fabric
    • Puppet
    • Hiera
  • Data Stores
    • SQLite
    • Redis
    • Elasticsearch
    • PostgreSQL
    • MariaDB / MySQL
  • Tools
    • Vim
    • Git
    • Docker
    • Vagrant
    • Packer
    • ImageMagick
    • Inkscape
    • Gimp
  • Not Interested
    • M‌icro‌soft Technologies
    • ᴘʜᴘ

Experience

Software Development / Operations Engineer Auction Edge

2009 - Present (Remote)

2004 - 2007

  • Work with remote team (video conferencing, pair programming, pull requests) to develop websites, REST APIs, and gems with Ruby and Rails.

  • Debug everything: team code, third party libraries, database queries, application configurations, network interactions, vulnerabilities, operating system voodoo, resource utilization, production incidents, integration test environments, git branches/commits/conflicts, and team communication and productivity.

  • Configure, create, and modify tools to integrate different parts of the system using Perl, Python, Ruby, Node.js, Zsh, and Bash.

  • Increase team productivity with Vagrant virtual machines for development. Use Packer and the same Puppet configuration as the servers to build baseboxes. Maintain and augment Vagrant boxes by provisioning additional dependencies and adding utilties for each project as necessary.

  • Configure and maintain GNU/Linux AWS EC2 instances with Ansible, Puppet, Hiera, Fabric, and of course, shell scripts.

  • Deploy external APIs and internal microservices backed by Unicorn, Mojolicious, NGINX, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, Redis, and RabbitMQ.

  • Collect application statistics and server metrics with collectD, StatsD, Graphite, Opsview, and custom Nagios checks.

  • Setup, migrate, and maintain internal support services in AWS including Errbit, Graphite, Jenkins, Opsview, osTicket, Redmine, and home-grown apps.

  • Configure and script third-party service APIs to integrate workflow including source code hosting, continuous integration build status, issue tracker/sprint planner, and group chat room.

  • Create Puppet modules from existing legacy production systems in order to migrate those products from physical servers to AWS for increased capacity.

  • Write utilities for parsing and generating files and performing system tasks to analyze metrics, reuse existing data, reduce duplication, and increase efficiency.

  • Help mentor junior developers and new hires on topics such as automation, debugging, testing, app visibility, code quality, maintainability, communication, operating systems, tool proficiency (git, vagrant, shells, etc), and open source.

As Software Developer / Systems Administrator for AutoLookout (before being acquired by Auction Edge in 2012):

  • Worked with two other developers to create and maintain configurable Ruby on Rails websites customized and deployed for more than 80 customers. Responsibilities included all aspects of this process:

    • LAMP Server administration (Debian, Apache, FastCGI (mod_fcgid))
    • PostgreSQL database administration (including PL/pgSQL)
    • Back end Ruby shared library code
    • Rails web sites
    • Front end HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (AJAX)
  • Led design and implementation of a system of (eventually more than 75) satellite GNU/Linux computers to collect data from remote databases (DB2, SQLServer, CSV files) and aggregate it in a central location for our websites.

    • Remote computers ran custom Perl software to collect and process data and connect to the server for data transmission, automatic updates, and RPC.

      AnyEvent, DBI, Moose, Net::SSH, LWP, Template::Toolkit, Test::Routine

    • Perl web services and daemons ran on the server to import data, manage background tasks, and initiate interactive shell sessions with the remotes.

      AnyEvent, DBI, CGI::Application, Mojolicious, Moo, Plack

  • Worked with vendors to create web services and background jobs to receive and parse data from several formats (XML, CSV, YAML, JSON) and import into our system.

  • Maintained production servers and development environments.

    • Converted source code repositories from CVS and SVN to Git.
    • Prepared and performed production deployments.
    • Parsed and analyzed log files to determine points of failure and candidates for optimization.
  • Converted home grown test suite to Test::Builder/TAP and increased coverage by 65%.

Skills

  • Perl
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • JavaScript
  • Bash
  • Ansible
  • Puppet
  • Hiera
  • Fabric
  • PostgreSQL
  • SQLite
  • AWS
  • Git
  • Docker
  • Vagrant
  • Gimp
  • ImageMagick

Contributor, Administrator MetaCPAN

Since 2011

Open Source Search API for the CPAN

After contributing and participating on IRC for more than a year I was invited to join the admin team to help with issue management, deployment, system administration, and future design.

As team members live all over the world collaboration is done almost entirely via IRC and GitHub pull requests.

In the summer of 2014 I mentored an intern with the Free and Open Source Software Outreach Program for Women (now called Outreachy) and assisted another team member mentoring a student through Google Summer of Code.

Moose, Catalyst, Template::Alloy

Skills

  • Perl
  • Elasticsearch
  • JavaScript
  • Puppet
  • Hiera
  • Vagrant
  • NGINX

Author, Maintainer, Contributor CPAN

Since 2010

I have released and contributed to modules for testing, automation, database interaction, command line applications, Dist::Zilla plugins, parsing, formatting, text manipulation, and system utilities.

https://metacpan.org/author/RWSTAUNER

Skills

  • Perl

Webmaster Groundwork Guatemala

Since 2009

Design and maintenance of GroundworkGuatemala.org

Skills

  • Perl
  • Bash
  • JavaScript
  • Haxe
  • ImageMagick
  • Inkscape
  • Gimp

Education

12 years work experience

Software Development and GNU/Linux Administration

Westwood College of Technology

A.A.S. Computer Programming

2001/08 - 2002/12

Skills

  • GNU/Linux
  • Perl
  • C