JeremySimkins

Jeremy Simkins

DevOps / SysOps / Systems Admin / Consulting

About Me

Personal Info

Name: Jeremy Simkins
Location: Florida, USA
Language: English

About Myself

I’m a huge fan of Linux but I’ve been know to dabble with Windows and Mac environments. Let’s face it, all the good games are on Windows! I’m a regular Linux user, so I’m not afraid to work on the command line and tackle a problem. I enjoy the terminal and find the challenge of finding a problem and creating a solution to be as enjoyable as playing the new Zelda game on the Switch! I have a lot of experience managing Linux, Windows, and Mac servers. I am a fan of CentOS for server environments but am also aware that technologies work better in the proper environment. I enjoy system administration and designing infrastructure. I love the cloud and have a lot of experience with AWS (even got certified to prove it). Designing scalable architecture is challenging and fun; luckily I’ve been able to make a great career out of it! Chef makes it more enjoyable and I get to use Ruby, which I never really thought I’d be happy about. I started off coding in PHP and building websites, mostly for local Djs, this evolved into a passion that I did for over a decade in industries ranging from broadcasting, healthcare, real-estate and debt-collection. Lately I have moved towards server management and solutions architect. I have a strong interests in security so this has lead me to designing more stable systems without sacrificing security, yeah… I do not disable SELinux. I know, scary right?! I have proposed, designed and implemented numerous security policies that have strengthened company security. I could go on and on about other feats I’ve accomplished and how great I am but writing about myself isn’t something I really like to do. So let’s discuss what I can do for you.

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Experience

Olympusat

Senior DevOps/SysOps Administrator

March 2014 - Present

Responsible for DevOps and SysOps. This included automating the infrastructure and using Chef for versioned designs. Managing all company AWS accounts and responsible for security across all systems and websites. Worked on WordPress websites for marketing, custom plugin development, and built APIs for third-party integrations. Roku development and team collaborations for designed microservices architecture.

1450 Inc / EHRScope

Senior Programmer / Systems Administrator

June 2009 - March 2014

I ran the programming department, worked with the design team, and took on a lot of the IT directors’ workload. I consulted for outsource projects and company needs. I also worked on the core system the company depended on for its day-to-day operations. I improved algorithms to increase not only speed and memory consumption but also accuracy. I updated the company servers, software, and code to be up-to-date with the latest technology and security standards. Worked with teams daily, ranging from accounting to sales. I mostly worked on proprietary solutions but there were also many WordPress customizations for different services.

JJL Processing Corp.

Lead Programmer

Jan 2009 - June 2009

Live script debugging, live development. Working to restructure the current development process as well as improving system security, functionality and ease of use.
Designed two core platforms that are widely used on a national scale. New platforms are aimed at setting the standards for process server platforms.

RSS Pieces / DevElement LLC.

Lead Programmer

May 2007 - December 2008

I implemented scalable architecture to a custom social media platform with high traffic. I increased and improved the system security by rewriting the entire core of the system. Originally, the system was vulnerable to XXS, session fixation/hijacking, SQL injections, and many more. When I left this company the system was running 500% faster and more secure. I was involved in rebranding the company and implementing policies.

SoN9ne Programming LLC

Owner

June 2000 - Present

Started off doing freelance projects, mostly for local DJs in the area, then I progressed to building propriety software. Designed inventory management and reporting systems for an organic food distribution company based in L.A.. Most projects are consulting on infrastructure and/or websites and security.

My Skills

Personal Skills

  • Team Oriented
  • Flexible
  • Reliability
  • Personal Integrity
  • Positive Work Ethic
  • Great Communicator
  • Responsible
  • Enjoys Learning

Profesional Skills

  • DevOps
  • SysOps
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Leadership Skills
  • Disaster Prevention/Recovery
  • Information Security
  • Scalable Solutions
  • Systems Admin
  • Works Well Under Pressure
  • Sharing Knowledge
  • Automation

Software Knowledge

AWS
Apache
MySQL
Linux
PHP
JavaScript
Ruby
Vagrant
Python
Git
Chef
Terraform
Unit Testing
Debugging
Web Development
WordPress
WordPress Plugins
OOP
Bash
Jenkins

Contact me

Feel free to contact me

If you think I’d be a good fit for your team or are interested in hiring me for a project, don’t hesitate to contact me. If you are a recruiter, please don’t use this form but instead use my LinkedIn link below.

My Thoughts

I’m not much of a blogger but I sometimes have some thoughts I like to put down to help others or myself at a future date.

Hope you find these to be useful.

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One issue I see a lot when working on client systems is the: ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE error in the browser. Searching Google, you can see this is a very common issue but very rarely is there a common way to resolve this issue. This is my solution to fix the ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE error for WordPress. This solution has worked for over…

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AWS CLI – How to fix: Errno 2 No such file or directory

Recently, there have been a lot of issues with getting AWS CLI to work properly with S3. The common response given was Errno 2 No such file or directory For sanity sake, the version is: CLI version: aws-cli/1.15.83 Python/2.7.14 Linux/4.14.67-66.56.amzn1.x86_64 botocore/1.10.82 Running debug: aws s3 ls –debug we are able to identify the culprit: SSLError: [Errno 2] No…

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Fix login issue for HyperDB

If using HyperDB, or any advanced database plugin that allows for Writer/Reader configurations, for your WordPress setup, you may notice a common issue with logins not working properly. The issue here is the latency from the Writer DB and the Read Replicas. To resolve this issue, just add a sleep for 1 second. I have…

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