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Patrick Padgett
Code Artist, DevOps Maven: Refined Exactitude
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Patrick Padgett

Code Artist, DevOps Maven: Refined Exactitude
• DevOps/Site Reliability Engineer • Software Developer • Public Speaker / Presenter • Open Source Contributor
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Lake Career and Technical Center
Kansas City, MO, USA

Professional Background

  • Current status
    Ready to interview
  • Profession
    DevOps / System Admin
  • Fields
    Information Services
  • Work experience
    More than 15 years (More than 15 years relevant)
  • Management
    I've had experience in managing 1-5 people
  • Skills
    System Administration and Design
    Network Administration
    Security Analysis
    Web Development
  • Languages
    Native or Bilingual
  • Highest level of education

Job search preferences

  • Desired job type
    Remote Only
  • Desired positions
    DevOps Engineer
  • Desired work locations
    Kansas City, MO, USA
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    Bali, Indonesia
    Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Freelance
    Full-time freelancer

Work Experience

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May 2020 - Present
Kansas City, MO, USA
Owner of IT Company headquartered in the Kansas City metro area focused on website development and digital marketing campaigns for small businesses as well as various software projects for government contracts (CAGE code 8PMQ9). ⦁ Spearheaded targeted digital campaigns which improved client's web presence through creative messaging and calls-to-action ⦁ Created an automated IT infrastructure using DevOps tools; Ansible playbooks, Docker images and stacks, and CI/CD pipelines, with deployments to AWS, GCP, Azure, and Cloudflare ⦁ Built strong connections with potential investors, suppliers, and clients ⦁ Improved social media presence for client leading to a 10x engagement boost after only 2 months ⦁ Authored successful Wikipedia articles for a social media client, resulting in being granted coveted Instagram Verified mark

Developer & Director of Information Technology

Jan 2017 - Nov 2021
4 yrs 11 mos
Central Jakarta, Central Jakarta City, Jakarta, Indonesia
IT Director for a travel agency servicing government contracts and excursions for various entities throughout Indonesia. ⦁ Directed the organization's IT infrastructure, including design documentation, inventory management, and change management ⦁ Lead an exceptional team of programming, web development, and help desk technicians ⦁ Focused on delivering outstanding customer support while overseeing full-stack web development and integration with transit booking systems
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Senior Infrastructure Automation Engineer

Mar 2018 - May 2019
1 yr 3 mos
St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Cultivated a DevOps culture by implementing DevOps best practices (CI/CD, automated testing, infrastructure as code, and centralized logging). ⦁ Reduced deployment time for critical infrastructure by integrating tests into Azure DevOps CI/CD build and deployment pipelines ⦁ Built Docker containers for all iFactory applications, improving scalability and developer workflow ⦁ Developed Ansible playbooks to deploy, configure, and manage on-prem and cloud resources ⦁ Configured Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana to collect all relevant log messages, created dashboards using the ingested log messages
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System Administrator

Raymond James
Feb 2017 - May 2017
4 mos
St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Application administrator and Linux subject matter expert for the Capital Markets team. Responsible for the production environment of GBST’s Syn suite (which automates back-office trade processing). ⦁ Configured and deployed Splunk for log analysis and Dynatrace agents for JVM process monitoring for all Syn components • Developed Ansible playbooks to efficiently deploy new releases throughout multiple environments
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Product Manager & Software Engineer

Nov 2015 - Sep 2016
11 mos
Atlanta, GA, USA
Led the development of codesigned's Microsoft SharePoint products 'Intranet' and 'Analytics'. Spearheaded product management responsibilities for both products, ensuring successful development and deployment.
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Accounting Operations - Software Engineer

Jul 2001 - Mar 2015
13 yrs 9 mos
Overland Park, KS, USA
Wireless and wireline billing subject matter expert responsible for the highest tier support of all of Sprint's billing mediation systems. ⦁ Lead architect and developer for the application that collected and routed event data records (EDRs) to multiple downstream applications. This project resulted in $2 million in savings over a 3rd-party solution ⦁ Utilized ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) stack to monitor several billing mediation platforms time to resolution for actionable alarms by 50% ⦁ Developed a method of billing record distribution across parallel sets of billing processors which increased the processing rate by 250% ⦁ Developed a tool to translate business rules using Perl's Parse::RecDescent module ⦁ Established production management system using Ansible and Gitlab which significantly decreased deployment times and reduced errors


Jan 2005 - Dec 2009
5 yrs 0 mos
• Developed and trained education staff in Fasttrack, a web-based celeration chart application, for educators to assist in Behavioral Analysis. • Analyzed data relating to Healthcare Cost Report Information System (HCRIS) for tax firms. • Launched engaging websites for numerous small business clients.


Non-Degree Program (e.g. Coursera certificate)
Graphic Communications
1996 - 1998
4/4 GPA
• Placed third in Missouri State VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America) offset lithography press operation competition. • Placed first in Missouri State VICA digital paste-up competition (Adobe Pagemaker). • Designed the winning t-shirt design in the Missouri State VICA competition.

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