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DevOps Engineer Resume: Here's mine as an example

I share my DevOps Engineer Resume so that those interested can see what technological skills are needed to get into DevOps.

Toul
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DevOps Engineer Resume: Here's mine as an example


In this post I provide my DevOps Engineer Resume as an example, and the tool I wield to make it competitive when applying to jobs.

DevOps is a challenging field to get into and as a consequence it is even more challenging finding DevOps Engineers in most folk's
immediate network.

In fact, I had never met a DevOps Engineer until my internship in college. Let alone seen a DevOps Engineer Resume.

So, I'm here to show what my resume looks like as a DevOps or DevSecOps engineer, what it looked like in internships, and what it looked like to get an internship.

Current DevOps Engineer Resume

I use a plain text style resume when applying online to jobs because of the Applicant Tracking System (ATS), which is a piece of software that scans most people's resumes whenever they apply online. It is not the best piece of software in the world and often fancier resumes with formatting and spacing do not get properly read. So, I recommend the use of a plain text resume for applying online and then provide a fancier resume upon request (recruiter messages on LinkedIn or before interviews).

Additionally, I also use ResuCan.com, a web application that I've opened up to my readers for FREE that I use on my resume when applying for different job postings. It's a simple tool that tells you want the recruiters are looking for based upon the posting and provides actionable feedback. Anyways, here is my current basic resume that is geared towards Security which is what I'm interested in (currently studying for AWS Security Certification Exam and then CISSP).

Toul DeGuia-Cranmer
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EDUCATION
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B.S. Computer Science, University of Houston - Main Campus, December 2018

SKILLS
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Python, GO, Docker, Kubernetes, KubeBench, DockerBench, KubeHunter, KOPS, Helm, Terraform, Terragrunt, Anchore, Veracode, Machine Learning

PERSONAL PROJECTS
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ResuCan.com
  * Open Source Resume Scanning Project built in GoLang and Deployed on AWS
  * Built a DevSecOps Pipeline through GitHub Actions to reduce likelihood of exploits making it to production
  * Implemented a WAF to further protect web application

GO-DevSecOps-Pipeline
  * Open Source repository that shows how to create a free DevSecOps Pipeline through GitHub Actions
  * Added OWASP Dynamic Application Scanning
  * Demonstrates a Dockerized GoLang application deployment to AWS ElasticBeanstalk
TheToulBox.com
  * Where I blog about technlogy

EXPERIENCE
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DevOps Engineer, HP, Inc., Houston, TX, 2018-Present

Terragrunt Infrastructure Pipeline
  * Enabled 200+ developers to provision any piece of AWS infrastructure they needed 24/7 365 days a year
  * Reduced infrastructure resource provisioning time from days to minutes

AWS WAF Implementation
  * Increased AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF) on AWS Application Load Balancers (ALB) from 0% to 100% in production
  * Innersourced the WAF into a Terragrunt template that is applied across hundreds of AWS ALB's

Compliance Reporting Platform
  * Reduced report creation from one hour to automatically happening in seconds via Python Lambdas
  * Helped secure SOC 2 and SOC 1 compliance as a result of 100% monthly reporting

Golden Amazon Machine Image
  * Used Docker Bench to create a golden Amazon Machine Image (AMI)
  * AMI is now the basis of 200+ Kubernetes Nodes
  * AMI has Security Agents Built in to ensure compliance of SOC 2 and 1

Kubernetes Zero Downtime Upgrades
  * Used Kubebench to determine which vulnerabilities existed in current version of Kubernetes cluster
  * Upgraded Kubernetes Cluster version from 1.11 to 1.13 with zero downtime for CVE vulnerability patches

Gater - Gated Check In tool
  * GoLang CLI that enabled smart code coverage check in on 300+ repositories
  * Increased Code coverage from 10-60% on average

ADM - Automation of Repository Creation & Enforcement
  * Created a GoLang CLI to enforce branch protection rules on 300+ repositories
  * Branch protections increased by 51%

HONORS
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  * Terry Foundation Scholar, 2015-2018
  * Texas Space Grant, 2015

LEADERSHIP
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 * Led Alpha Lambda Xi to place 2nd out of 1300 internationally for research project as Executive Vice President
 * Led Fire Drone a 3-person start-up to semi finals at SHPE 2017 National Conference Hackathon

Intern DevOps Engineer Resume

This is the resume that lead to my first and only full-time job so far. Note, that I also interned at the HP, Inc. beforehand, which is a common way of transitioning from student to full-time.

DevOps Engineer Intern, HP, Inc., Houston, TX, Summer 2018
Device as a Service Troubleshooting Dashboard
  * Built Data Visualization dashboard using Databricks and Scala to show data for 300,000 devices to reduce data troubleshooting time from days to minutes
  * Leveraged Grafana for 24/7 view ability amongst teams previously process involved manually querying the PostGres tables of interest

Experience

  Nanotechnology Intern, Rice University, Houston, TX...........................05/2014 – 08/2016
    * Reduced simulation time by 10% by implementing Jupyter Notebooks with MATLAB

  Resident Advisor, University of Houston, TX........................................01/2016-06/2016
    * Increased resident utilization of campus resources by 33% by holding floor resource fairs
    * Resident Advisor of the month


International Experience

  Exchange Student, University of Stavanger, Norway..............................08/2016 – 01/2017
    * Used MATLAB to compute geological structures

  Engineer Intern, AIDICO Technological Institute, Valencia, Spain……….05/2014– 08/2014
    * Reviewed EU, US, Scandinavian regulations to secure  500,000 USD contract with aluminum helipad manufacturer

  Education
    Expected graduation date Fall 2018
    Bachelor of Science Computer Science & Geophysics University of Houston-Main Campus, Houston, TX
      GPA overall: 3.144
  Machine Learning, Data Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence coursework

  Just for Fun Projects
    Sentiment Analysis – web app:  built with Python, Machine Learning, Flask, SQLite
    Lenslocked – web app: built with Go language, PostgreSQL, Bootstrap
    Served – microservice app: built with Go language, Docker, Kubernetes
    Cribsheets.io
    Leadership Experience
    Phi Theta Kappa – Executive Vice President

Student DevOps Engineer Resume

Probably, the most interesting resume to those in college. An important similarity between this one and my current DevOps Engineer Resume is that it opens with a section of side projects. Side projects are an important thing in the IT world
as they help you to keep up with current technologies and make you more competitive than the next applicant. Notice, each of the projects is a full-stack project with different technologies. I also had live links to 1 or 2 of the projects
so that a recruiter could easily check it out or interviewer and ask me questions about it.

  JUST FOR FUN PROJECTS
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    Sentiment Analysis – web app:  built with Python, Machine Learning, Flask, SQLite
    Lenslocked – web app: built with GoLang, PostgreSQL, Bootstrap
    Served – microservice app: built with GoLang, Docker, Kubernetes
    Cribsheets.io: Built with GoLang

  EXPERIANCE
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    Nanotechnology Intern, Rice University, Houston, TX...........................05/2014 – 08/2016
      * Reduced simulation time by 10% by implementing Jupyter Notebooks with MATLAB

    Resident Advisor, University of Houston, TX........................................01/2016-06/2016
      * Increased resident utilization of campus resources by 33% by holding floor resource fairs
      * Resident Advisor of the month

  INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE
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    Exchange Student, University of Stavanger, Norway..............................08/2016 – 01/2017
      * Used MATLAB to compute geological structures

    Engineer Intern, AIDICO Technological Institute, Valencia, Spain……….05/2014– 08/2014
      * Reviewed EU, US, Scandinavian regulations to secure  500,000 USD contract with aluminum helipad manufacturer

  EDUCATION
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    Expected graduation date Fall 2018
    Bachelor of Science Computer Science & Geophysics University of Houston-Main Campus, Houston, TX
      GPA overall: 3.144
      Machine Learning, Data Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence coursework

  LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
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      * Phi Theta Kappa – Executive Vice President
      * Lead team to place 2nd out of 1300 chapters at international research competition

Conclusion

Well there you have it the evolution of a DevOps Engineer Resume feel free to reach out to me on Twitter with further
questions.

DevOpsTech

Toul

I'm DevOps Engineer by Day and an Indie Hacker by night at ResuCan.com. I like to share what I'm learning in both my professional work and my Indie Hacker projects. Find me @_toul_ on twitter.