Dana M. Diederich

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5620 58th Lane NW
Olympia, WA, 98502
diederich@gmail.com (preferred)
dana@realms.org (secondary)

More Information about my technical skills (A couple of years out of date)


I am seeking a hands-on, team-oriented role at a stable, technologically progressive company where we will be able to facilitate evolutionary and revolutionary adoption of leading edge technologies, intended to produce consistently growing operational return on investment.



Skill Areas

Work History

OraclePrincipal Applications Engineer2021-presentHelped migrate away from legacy F5 load balancers to Oracle Cloud (OCI) native. Worked to maintain and improve the internal Host Management System, which is used by a wide variety of customer facing products for deployment, failover, DR and general management.
Lumos LabsDevops Engineer2020-2021Generally supported the AWS based cloud infrastrucutre, and greatly improved developer productivity by creating Environment Manager, a system that allows various products and platforms to be created, suspended, restarted, snapshotted and restored on demand. This also represents great AWS cost savings potential.
FacebookSystems Engineer2018-2020Working on the Enterprise Engineering traffic team, I created multiple mission critical services, including a system that replicated internal global load balancing to external global load balancing in real time. I also created a powerful automated troubleshooting tool system, allowing anybody in the company to investigate all kinds of potential problems with their load balanced services.
Orbital InsightDevops Engineer2017-2018Orbital is a startup, so I was involved in a wide variety of typical operational topics. I headed up multiple Kubernetes proofs of concept, and helped start a company-wide migration to k8s. I also revamped the monitoring infrastructure, moving from static to dynamic configurations.
Twitch Interactive, an Amazon companyVideo Devops Engineer2016-2017Tools developer for the Video team, I helped design and derive next generation operational architecture, along with the delivery of a service that protects resources from impacting changes.
Flux FactorySoftware Engineer2015-2016Primarily automation and tooling, but also did system and security administration.
Ariba, an SAP companyPrincipal Software Engineer (Cloud)2013-2015Served as the technical leader of the Tools team as we navigated balancing support for ancient, legacy systems and migration to newer, more mainstream technologies.
LiveOps IncSenior Operations Tools Developer2009-2013Primary tools/devops developer, also served as Linux system administrator, Database Administrator. Major focus was on monitoring and release management.
Wal-Mart Stores, IncAdvanced Network Engineer1997-2009Co-founded the Network Management team, our work included UNIX system administration, Database administration, regulatory compliance, security, and much more.
NorthWest Arkansas Community CollegeInstructor, Linux System Administration2003We covered everything from installation to configuration to management/maintenance to security.
NorthWest Arkansas Community CollegeInstructor, Perl Programming2002Taught from the Llama Book.
US Air ForceSenior Airman, Computer Programmer1993-1997Did work in a wide variety of roles, including system administration, network security, operations, and more.

Formal Education, newest to oldest

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