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James
jchupick@gmail.com
516-782-3725
Greenlawn, NY 11740
DevOps Engineer
26 years experience W2
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15+ years of DevOps Technology Management experience leading highly productive and cohesive teams in the FinTech and Electronic Trading spaces. A true IT Professional experienced in agile practices in the complete software development pipeline using continuous delivery principles. Extensive experience in build/release management, environment/configuration management as well as application and infrastructure maintenance and monitoring – for both pioneering startups and large global companies.

  • DevOps Management
  • Release/Change Management
  • Environment/Configuration Management
  • Risk Mitigation/Management
  • Solutions Innovator
  • SIFMA Disaster Recovery
  • JIRA/Confluence Administration
  • Process/Standards Consolidation
  • External Audit Liaison Highlights:
  • Managed full release lifecycle for the leading fixed income global trading system, which averaged roughly $350 billion in trades daily.
  • Continuously improved operational processes involving both technology and staff, substantially reducing costs while ensuring compliance.
  • Recognized repeatedly for accomplishing difficult integrations between 3rd party and in-house that avoided consulting fees and added $ millions to the bottom line.
  • Managed front/back-end, web and database technologies used in Financial Trading Applications.
  • Mitigated risk of system downtime during trading hours through thousands of decisions regarding system issues that arise over a 15+ year career.
  • “Go-to” resource for peers across the organization (both tech and business) on change management.
  • Built highly productive teams of tech professionals; saw minimal turnover of top performers; known for staff development, many saw promotions.
  • Languages/Technologies/Protocols – Perl, SQL, JIRA, CVS, Web, Windows Server, LINUX, Python, FIX

Experience
DevOps Engineer
Dec 2019 - present
  • Took ownership of the entire Release Management process in very short order for multiple applications across 3 companies, offloading all non-development tasks from the Development Team.
  • Consolidated and created consistent Jenkins jobs for all applications company wide. Converted all jobs from the ‘old style’ model (GUI + plugins) to the Declarative model, gaining full advantage of the pipeline as code concept of SDLC.
  • Executed above mentioned releases to both on-prem (VMWare) and AWS environments.
  • Exercised all best practices of the modern day DevOps and Agile methodologies.
  • Performed regular maintenance and upgrades in the server infrastructure (both VMWare and AWS environments), while working toward greater automation using the Infrastructure as Code mindset and methodologies.
  • Wrote scripts for all of the above in Python, Bash, Powershell and SQL.
Agile Methodology AWS BaSH Database Upgrades Devops Jenkins PowerShell Python VMWare Release Management Database Maintenance
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Associate Director, Infrastructure Engineering & Operations
May 2019 - Nov 2019
Project Management
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Continuing Education - AWS, LINUX, JIRA
May 2017 - May 2019
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • Completed, February 2018
  • JIRA Certified in Project Administration
  • Completed May 2019
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect
  • Expected Completion, Apr 2020
  • CompTIA LINUX+ Certification
  • Expected Completion, Sept 2020
  • LinkedIn Learning Course Work
  • DevOps, Python, Docker
Devops Docker Containers Linux Python
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Release Management Engineer
Feb 2018 - May 2019
  • Responsible for all aspects of Build/Configuration/Environment and Release Management across multiple projects company-wide.
  • Implement new Build/Deploy/Release toolchain including Git/GitHub, Jenkins, Nexus and Puppet.
  • Company wide administrator for both Jira and Confluence including Workflow creation and management, User and Group management, permissioning and customizations.
  • Transformation of existing 'Waterfall' development process to an Agile model while implementing DevOps principles and practices across multiple development projects.
Agile Methodology Devops Jenkins JIRA Puppet Release Management
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Director, Application Support and Release Management
Dec 2005 - Dec 2017
New York, NY
Director – US Application Support Manager/Global Build and Release Team Manager
  • Managed team of up to 10 technology professionals. Responsible for supporting, maintaining and upgrading the industry leading Global Fixed Income Electronic Trading System with trade volume of $350 billion daily.
  • Delivered thousands of application level infrastructure changes (several per day), upgrades and enhancements to current Production and non-Production systems globally.
  • Partnered with business units including Product Managers, Strategy Managers, Sales Managers and Level 1 Support Team Members and Managers.
  • Handle all application level infrastructure changes, upgrades and enhancements to current Production and non-Production systems globally. Worked with SysAdmin and Network teams to continuously upgrade and configure hundreds of servers including application upgrades, OS and network level changes. Managed and tracked all changes accurately and reliably.
  • Developed and managed process for Production Trading System’s annual SIFMA Disaster Recovery test; partnered with all major investment banks.
  • Managed issue investigation, scripting, database changes and application development, with a “roll-up sleeves” approach.
  • Designed, Implemented and Managed dozens of JIRA projects/workflows company-wide
  • Performed all aspects and duties required in management of a small team. This includes full hiring cycle, providing goals, setting expectations for employees and providing feedback such that those employees can reach those goals. Provided mentoring, technical and non-technical to all employees in the team.
Application Development Database Upgrades Disaster Recovery Project Management Release Management
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Software Engineer
Jun 2003 - Jul 2005
Software Engineer
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Software Development Manager
Jan 2000 - Jan 2003
New York City
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Systems Developer/Team Lead
Jun 1998 - Dec 1999
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Software Developer
Mar 1997 - May 1998
New York City, NY
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Senior Programmer
Sep 1995 - Feb 1997
Hauppauge, NY
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Education
Computer Engineering
Manhattan College, 1992 - 1994
Physics/Microcomputing
Ithaca College, 1983 - 1988
Certifications
PowerShell 5 Essential Training
LinkedIn, 2019
Agile Project Management Foundations
LinkedIn, 2018
Jira Project Administration
Atlassian, 2019
AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
Amazon, 2018
DevOps Foundations
LinkedIn, 2018
DevOps Foundations: Continuous Delivery/Continuous Integration
LinkedIn, 2018
Skills
Release Management
2021
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Database Upgrades
2021
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Application Development
2017
12
Disaster Recovery
2017
12
Project Management
2019
12
Devops
2021
4
Python
2021
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Agile Methodology
2021
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Docker Containers
2019
2
Jenkins
2021
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Linux
2019
2
Software Engineer
2005
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AWS
2021
1
BaSH
2021
1
Database Maintenance
2021
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JIRA
2019
1
PowerShell
2021
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Puppet
2019
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VMWare
2021
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.NET
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C++
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Cloud Computing
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CVS
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Data Center
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Database Design
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FICC
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Git
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IIS
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Java
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mSQL
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Perl
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Production Support
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Requirement Analysis
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Risk Management
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Scripting
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SDLC
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SonarQube
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SQL
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System Administration
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TFTP
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Trading
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Turnover
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UNIX
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Windows
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Windows Server
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