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Chris Nelson

  • AWS | Software Development | DevOps
  • San Diego, California, United States Computer Software

Previous positions

  • Sr. Director, Development & IT Services at Education Systems, Inc.
  • Sr. Director, Production & IT Services at EMAS Pro

Education

DeVry Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems

Background

Summary

Hands-on manager with multiple years of experience in Cloud Architecture, Web Software Development, Product and Development management, IT Operations, DevOps and CI/CD application deployment.

Experience

  • Sr. Director, Development & IT Services

    Education Systems, Inc.

    January 2016 – September 2019 (3 years 8 months) Greater San Diego Area

    ● Designed cloud applications for AWS & on premise. ● Developed new text message capabilities for CRM, 50% client adoption in first year. ● Automated and streamlined workflows with AWS Lambda.

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  • Sr. Director, Production & IT Services

    EMAS Pro

    January 2011 – January 2016 (5 years) Greater San Diego Area

    ● Leadership over a team of 18 with 10 in US (local & remote) and 8 overseas. ● Technical lead including specifications, analysis, technical research & planning for three product lines ● Infrastructure architect for Amazon Web Services for Windows & Linux stacks.

  • Director of IT Services & Production Management

    Education Systems Inc.

    February 2007 – January 2011 (3 years 11 months)

    ● Design, implementation, and management of cloud multi-tenant SaaS application ● Design, implementation, and management of SaaS hosted environment for client server & web application (Citrix, SQL Server, IIS, AD environment on private cloud).

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  • IT Manager

    EMAS Pro

    March 2002 – February 2007 (4 years 11 months) Greater San Diego Area

    Develop, document and lead IT aspects of client implementation and support escalation.

  • Software Developer

    MoneyStream Services Inc

    December 1999 – January 2002 (2 years 1 month) Calgary, Canada Area

    Authentication framework development for finance web application (ASP, VB, SQL).

Education

  • DeVry Institute of Technology

    Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems

    1996 – 1999

Additional Info

Skills & Expertise

  • SQL Server
  • Integration
  • AWS CloudFormation
  • Business Analysis
  • AWS
  • JavaScript
  • Data Modeling
  • SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Lambda
  • CentOS
  • Data Analysis
  • AWS Lambda
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • DevOps
  • C#
  • Databases
  • Entity Framework
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Identity & Access Management (IAM)
  • Amazon Web Services EC2
  • SDLC
  • Web Development
  • Citrix
  • Product Management
  • Management
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Linux
  • AWS Identity and Access Management (AWS IAM)
  • Transact-SQL (T-SQL)
  • Web Applications
  • Amazon CloudFront
  • Team Building
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Amazon CloudWatch
  • MySQL
  • Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Product Development
  • Amazon RDS
  • Amazon VPC
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Serverless Computing
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Cloud Computing
  • SaaS
  • Software Development
  • Assembla
  • SQL
  • Higher Education

Certifications

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (SAA)

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), License DJT0HTRKG24E1RCL

    September 2019 – September 2022