Blake Green

Sacramento, CA · (916) 246-2670 · blakegreen@msn.com

I am a highly motivated, results-driven professional who loves to experiment and learn new things related to cloud technologies. I have proven success in managing, architecting, and implementing highly available, secure, and complex cloud solutions.


Experience

Cloud Architect

Infiniti Consulting Group
  • Lead Cloud Architect for California Department of Technology Security Operations Center. Designed and automated highly available and secure cloud environment to host Splunk cluster.

  • Architected and implemented a CI/CD solution for the Post Electronic Standards Council (PESC) and the EDEXCHANGE application which included Github, Jenkins, Docker Hub and Rancher as well as migrated DNS to AWS Route 53. EDEXCHANGE will allow students to securely exchange transcripts when they transfer to another school.

  • Built a serverless architecture using AWS S3 static website, CloudFront, CodeBuild, Certificate Manger, and Route 53 with source control management in Github
March 2013 - Present

Client Systems Technician

United States Air Force - Reserves
  • Promoted to Technical Sergeant in charge of 940th Air Refueling Wing Communications Focal Point at Beale Air Force Base, California.

  • As a Technical Sergeant, I have supervised and provided leadership to several airmen in the flight as well as a subject matter expert in the event of internal escalations.

  • The 940th Air Refueling Wing consists of approximately 2k users and computers in which the Communications Focal Point is responsible for at Beale.
October 2013 - Present

Network Engineer

Infiniti Consulting Group
  • Lead Engineer for several managed service contracts which included network administration, security, sever administration, and desktop support for small and midsize businesses.

  • Upgraded network infrastructure for California Exposition in support of the California State Fair which included over 100 Brocade ICX switches and site-wide Aruba wireless that spanned over 300 acres with more than 200 access points.

  • Traveled to over 50 Pacific Coast Supply sites across the US to perform network infrastructure upgrades to Cisco firewalls, Cisco routers, Brocade ICX switches, and Ubiquity wireless access points.
May 2014 - September 2016

Client Systems Technician

United States Air Force - Active Duty
  • Lead contracting officer representative for managing a $16 million dollar Base Telecommunications Services contract at Beale Air Force Base. Performed quality assurance checks for contracting companies on behalf of military operations.

  • Project manager for five government building renovations estimating at $2 million dollars in upgraded communications infrastructure.

  • Honorably discharged after 6 successful years in active duty Air Force with over 20 awards and decorations.
October 2007 - October 2013

Education

University of Maryland

Bachelor of Science
Computer Science (In Progress)

GPA: 3.47

April 2017 - Present

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
Expertise in:
  • Cloud Architecture
  • Cloud Automation
  • Cloud Security

Interests

Apart from being a Cloud Architect, I enjoy most of my time being outdoors. My wife and I like to travel and we've been fortunate enough to go to some really amazing places. I had to create an app (https://maps.greengocloud.com) in order to keep track of all the places we've been. We also like to explore our local area and find hikes to take our dog, Blue. Other than that, I enjoy playing golf. While my handicap might say otherwise, there is that one shot every round that makes me come back for more.

When forced indoors, I will usually try and catch whatever sporting event is on TV. I'm a huge San Francisco 49ers, Sacramento Kings, and San Francisco Giants fan. I also spend a large amount of my free time exploring the latest technology advancements in the world of cloud. I enjoy little side projects to keep growing my skills and experience.


Awards & Certifications

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional
  • AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate
  • AWS Certified Developer – Associate
  • Microsoft 70-533 – Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
  • CompTIA Security+