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David Leonard

I'm an engineer focused on Kubernetes and DevOps and making teams successful.


Experience

Senior Director of DevOps

at Flexential since April 2018


Leadership

Kubernetes

AWS

Azure

DevOps

CI/CD

SSO

Security

Linux

Windows

MacOS

Providing leadership and engineering services as a consultant to multiple clients while working with Flexential's Professional Services team. Develop and maintain multiple production, staging, and development environments that must stay secure and in many cases compliant with PCI and HIPAA regulations ranging from single systems to scaled clusters.

Developed all processes and procedures for the Managed DevOps product, including a reproducible production-ready Kubernetes cluster that automates monitoring, log aggregation, security processes, and access management.

Designed and deployed an industry-leading, zero-trust Single Sign On (SSO) platform that allowed for multi-tenant authentication and authorization through SAML and OpenID Connect (OIDC). Developed multiple plugins for the SSO platform that allowed connecting legacy services to modern, zero-trust authentication.

Manage multiple teams and help foster growth of engineering staff. Lead culture events across the organization. Work closely with our sales and marketing staff to ensure that they're empowered with the correct tools and materials.


Systems Administrator

at Frog Dawg Productions from February 2013 until December 2014


Linux

Windows

Networking

Security

Cloud

Developed and built a managed service provider to provide systems administration to multiple businesses in Fremont County, Colorado. Deploying real time monitoring of client networks for security issues and also performance problems.

Developing and deploying large changes to IT to solve specific challenges clients had.

Leveraged cloud services to provide resources to smaller businesses at the scale they needed, while also allowing them to keep costs down.


Intern IT Technician

at Cañon City School District from January 2011 until May 2011


Windows

Networking

Troubleshooting

Worked with staff directly at the high school to provide Tier 1 support directly to teachers and administrative staff. I provided help with hardware and software issues throughout the environment.


Certifications and Education

Certified Kubernetes Administrator

Certified Kubernetes Administrator

August 2019

ITIL 4 Foundations

ITIL 4 Foundations

November 2019

Certified Cloud Practitioner

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

March 2019


High School Diploma

at Cañon City High School in 2011