Brad King

📫 brad@lolnope.us 📝 blog.lolnope.us
📱 801.747.9004 👾 github.com/ketchupbomb

Education

University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business
University of Utah, School of Computing

Employment

Facebook
  • Production Engineer, 2016 - present
    • Hybrid software and systems engineering to ensure Facebook's capacity, growth, and smooth service operation. Embedded in infrastructure and product teams, participating in every engineering effort.
    • Partner with engineering teams to discover and document areas of improvement.
    • Create metrics to capture current state and broadly share plans how to improve existing conditions.
    • Convince and demonstrate how to implement fixes, creating tools for engineers to succeed at scale.
    • Hold proposed metrics accountable and adjust as necessary to account for needs.
    • Observe common, organization-wide problematic patterns and propose long-term solutions to address these concerns.
Experticity
  • DevOps Systems Engineer, 2014 - 2016
    • General and proprietary administration, maintenance, and development of Linux and Windows systems.
    • Act as point of contact for maintaining production, test, and development software and network infrastructure stacks.
    • Contribute to, maintain, and participate in monitoring and alerting company tools, including oncall rotation.
    • Migrate and create new infrastructure from private data centers to AWS and other cloud providers.
    • Contributor to new network infrastructure architecture, utilizing proxies, caching layers, virtual IPs, and service discovery for highly available services.
University of Utah
  • Adjunct Instructor, 2014 - 2016

    • Invited to co-teach 6000+ level MSIS courses:
    • Teach second section of core competency 4-hour night classes using existing materials, supplemented by selected texts and exercises found or self-created.
    • Adapt teaching style to match needs of students, often meeting outside of class hours to assist in 1:1 or 1:few learning.
    • Support NETLAB+ virtualization environment, developed 3rd party API to automate and scale to 1,000+ users and 1,200+ machines.
  • Teaching Assistant, 2013 - 2014

    • Attend 4-hour night classes 2 times per week, assisting with NETLAB+ platform and content, as well as miscellaneous requirements from instructors.
    • Review and grade coursework from students throughout the semester, and dogfood exams for accuracy and errors.
Rowland Hall
  • Technology Systems Specialist, 2010 - 2014
    • First point of contact for technology at the McCarthey and Lincoln campuses, supporting ~200 staff and faculty, and ~500 students.
    • Planning, implementation, and maintenance of JAMF's Jamf Pro (formerly Casper Suite) on-site installation.
    • Manage 1,300+ devices, ranging from production Xserves, Mac Minis, iMac and iPad labs, to student and faculty laptops.
    • Create and maintain 200+ common software packages for deployment, including OS updates and preferences, enforcing standards on 100% of equipment.
    • Migration of physical hosts and services to virtual machines.

Noteworthy


Do all (some of) the things!