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Thompson Randy

Randy Thompson

Site Reliability Engineer III

Name:Randy Thompson
Date of birth:September, 1987
Address:Cedar Rapids, IA, 52402
Phone:(319) 640 - 0662

I am a freelance devops engineer with twelve years of experience in the industry, the last six of which have been spent as a Site Reliability Engineer with GoDaddy. With a passion for automation, monitoring, coding and new technologies I am always looking for ways to improve processes in place as well as myself.


2011 - present


Site Reliability Engineer III

Job duties:

  • Monitor all hosting platforms for KPI’s and capacity.
  • Build hosting environments for customer consumption.
  • Automate capacity, IP management, and performance processes.
  • As scrum master, utilize Agile best practices, with a focus on Scrum.
  • Windows and Linux server administration.
  • Set up automation using Salt, Sensu, Openstack, Docker, Jenkins and Artifactory.
  • Helped reduce server build times by over 60% and improved overall process.
2009 - 2011


Systems Security Engineer

Additional positions held:

  • Unix Systems Administrator
  • Windows Systems Administrator

Job duties:

  • Perform patch compliance and health checking.
  • Perform and respond to audits.
  • Windows and Linux server administration.
  • Maintained 95% or greater patch compliance across 170 company accounts.
2005 - 2012

United States Army

Signal Operations

Additional positions held:

  • 25S – Satellite Communication Systems Operator-Maintainer
  • 25N – Nodal Network Systems Operator-Maintainer
  • 25B – Information Technology Specialist

Job duties:

  • Planning/designing/testing of WAN/LAN networks and telephone exchanges.
  • Maintenance of networks, hardware, and software.
  • Provide customer and network administration services.
  • Construct, edit, and test computer programs.
  • Windows and Linux server administration.
  • Helped stand up, maintain, and improve communications.


2011 - present

University Of Phoenix

Software Engineering
2008 - 2009

Kirkwood Community College

Local Area Networking Administration

Related Skills

CompTIA Security+ Certified

SaltStack Certified Engineer

Contact info
AddressCedar Rapids, IA, 52402
Phone(319) 640 - 0662

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