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Dana Cleveland

Software Engineer III

    Summary

    I am a seasoned developer, System Administrator, and Engineer with passion, dedication, and the heart of maverick. I strive to provide the foundation and infrastructure that empowers teams to do their work better.  I am constantly learning  through iterative development and architectural collaboration.

    Work experience

    2017-08Present

    Software Engineer III

    Principal Financial Group

    Technology Strategy

    • Collaborates with Information Security and Business Unit IT teams to help drive initiates for better security and management of our “Cloud footprint" across the organization. 
    • Maintains in-house tooling to perform an inventory of resources in each cloud instance.
    • Provides consulting and SWAT Team services to Business Unit IT to improve existing processes and develop manageable automation.
    • Experiments with emerging technologies new to the company and provides evidentiary results and recommendations

    System Administration

    • Manages provisioning and basic access for cloud instances, including AWS, Azure, GCP.
    • Provides foundational/baseline guardrails such as security, access, audit enabled by default for each cloud instance through a set of pipelines using a combination of Terraform, Python and other scripting technologies.
    1994-102017-08

    IT Analyst - Lead

    Principal Financial Group

    Technology Strategy

    • Provided crucial input to teams across the organization as we developed strategies for use of Drupal, PHP, Ruby, Docker, Azure, and AWS.
    • Crafted a rollout and maintenance strategy for Unix based tools supported by a centralized department and used by developers across the entire organization which resulted in increased manageability and improved uptime. 

    Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment

    • Subject Matter Expert for Bitbucket, Bamboo, and Fisheye/Crucible tools, including troubleshooting failed builds, consulting on build configuration, managing agent capabilities, and general developer support.
    • Worked closely with architects to help shape tactical and strategic plans for CI/CD adoption.

    Multi-Platform Developer

    • Developed add-ons used across the Atlassian ecosystem as well as plugins for Maven, Sonar, and Jenkins including:
      • Kerberos based SSO capabilities with and without Crowd
      • In-house deployment solutions for automated builds, 
      • Automatic archiving of repositories before deletion. 
    • Created, maintained a preventive control service (Change Management) integrated into production deployment pipelines, still in place after 15 years.
    • Created, maintained and modernized a pre-Ajax, fully responsive, cross-browser compatible front-end for Mainframe impact analysis tool, replacing the Windows based client.  Saving the company $500K annually. Key functionality included:
      • Impact Analysis using an expandable relationship tree.
      • Web-based comparison tool for source code.
      • Version restore from backup to the mainframe. 

    System Administration

    • Maintain servers for the entire Atlassian ecosystem on premise(Data Center), including installation, upgrades, and capacity planning.
    • Administer 80+ Unix and 10 Windows servers to support 10,000+ globally distributed users.
    • Support infrastructure for tools such as Nexus Pro, Jenkins, ClearCase, Subversion, and Sapiens Decision.
    • Administrator and developer of a mainframe focused fully distributed IDE and project lifecycle system called Maestro II supported by an OODBMS running on AIX supporting 1000 users.
    2014-06Present

    Freelance Software Developer

    ScritchyLabs

    Hobby company writing useful and entertaining mobile applications including:

    • Cover Your Assets - Bitbucket Server (Data Center) plugin which gives a Project Admin a quick and hassle free option to recover a deleted repository. Listed on Atlassian Marketplace. 
    • EngineerBuddy – Pipe and PipeLT that assists civic engineers with pipe flow calculations released on both Apple and Google Stores.

    “20+ years of experience developing, supporting and administering tooling for development teams across seven business units in a globally distributed Fortune 500 company.”

    Education

    19901994

    Bachelor of Science: Computer Science

    Minnesota State University (Mankato)

    Minor in Electronic Engineering Techology

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