Hello, my name is Ken Hyer and I am a

Software Architect, Developer


And

Technical Leader

working with teams to develop software-defined automation solutions for IT infrastructure

This is some of what I do

Currently reside in the Raleigh, NC area. Since 2010, I've worked for Cisco in their IT Global Infrastructure Services organization. I've had a number of roles: Linux Systems Administrator, Software Engineer, Software Architect, Agile Product Owner and Mentor.
These are some of my areas of expertise

Software Architecture and Design

Design of software-defined automation solutions to drive the deployment, operation and maintenance of application hosting infrastructure.

Full-Stack Development

Front end and back end development using Python, Django, Flask, JavaScript, Jquery, Angular, HTML, CSS, PostgreSQL, Oracle and Redis

Cross-Platform Automation

Automation and orchestration of deployment and operational tasks across on-prem and cloud hosting infrastructure.

Leadership and Mentorship

Development and leadership of technical teams to deliver value. Teaching of technical and soft skills. Career development of interns and junior engineers.

My Projects

Just a few of the development projects I have worked on over the past few years
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Sudo Access Management

Application to manage Linux elevated access requests for SOx compliance

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IaaS API

Automation of on-prem UCS and VMWare infrastructure lifecycle management

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Service Dashboard

Project/resource management, planning and project ROI historical reporting dashboard

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Infrastructure Dashboard

Web application for infrastructure alerting and reporting

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Infrastructure as Code

API-based configuraiton and change management command-line replacement

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Databrackets Compliance Portal

Industry compliance assessment and reporting for client

My Skills

I maintain a combination of systems administration, engineering and application development skills in order to help support a large-scale global enterprise IT infrastructure.

Development


Python
100%
Django/Flask
95%
PostgreSQL
90%
Angular
85%
Bash/shell
80%
Oracle
80%
Javascript/jQuery
75%
PHP
80%
Perl
75%
MySQL
60%
C#
40%
C/C++
30%

Infrastructure


Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS
100%
Ubuntu/Debian Linux
90%
Cisco UCS
80%
VMWare ESXi
75%
Openstack
70%
NetApp ONTAP (SAN and NAS)
65%
Cisco IOS
60%
EMC Symmetrix (SAN)
55%
Microsoft Windows Server
50%
Puppet
40%
Ceph Storage
30%

My Experience

With over 15 years of experience, I have worked for small organizations as well as large enterprises. Over that time, I have designed and developed a wide variety of products and services

Let's Talk

If you are interested in the skills I have to offer your organization, I would love to hear from you!