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Kevin Edmond

Cloud Engineer

Independent | Washington, DC

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Introduction to Python

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My Work

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Understanding Data Science

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Understanding Data Engineering

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Introduction to Python

My Certifications

These are the industry credentials that I’ve earned.

Other Certificates

The Linux Foundation Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)

CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Network+

CompTIA A+

CompTIA CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist – CSIS

CompTIA CompTIA IT Operations Specialist – CIOS

ServiceNow ServiceNow Certified System Administrator

DataCamp Course Completion

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My Work Experience

Where I've interned and worked during my career.

Kura Labs | Jul 2023 - Present

Cloud/DataOps Engineer In-Training

• Focused on cloud automation using BASH and Python scripting for resource provisioning, monitoring, security, and scaling in Linux environments. • Deployed over 7 CI/CD pipelines employing DevOps practices while leveraging Terraform, Jenkins, Docker (ECS), Kubernetes (EKS), and Git for seamless application provisioning. • Created, secured, and deployed N-tier microservice infrastructure and VPCs using Infrastructure as Code and AWS Cloud.
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Crystal Equation Corporation | Aug 2022 - Apr 2023

Data Security Application Engineer

• Developed and implemented an automated solution to renew SSL certificates using shell scripting, REST APIs, Chef, Terraform, and secrets manager service. • Configured and validated data exclusion requirements using regular expression code integrated into a data loss prevention tool, ensuring organizational legal compliance. • Refactored and implemented new Python code to optimize an internal security audit tool, achieving 100% automation of identity and access management enforcement.

Chegg | Feb 2022 - Present

Student Mentor

• Guiding aspiring cybersecurity professionals on entering the field, emphasizing fundamental network security skills, incident response, and system components. • Providing honest feedback, encouragement, and professional development assistance.

4IR Solutions | Jan 2022 - May 2022

Cloud Software Engineer

• Collaborated with a team to design Azure DevOps pipelines based on customer requirements. • Built dynamic dashboards for observability into Azure PostgreSQL databases and Kubernetes clusters hosted on Microsoft Azure's AKS service using Grafana integrations and Prometheus. • Automated Azure DevOps pipeline deployments of cloud-hosted Kubernetes clusters, application services, PostgreSQL databases, and 3rd party services using Pulumi, Helm, and TypeScript.

DelCor Technology Solutions | Apr 2017 - Jan 2022

Network Systems & Support Consultant

• Provided critical guidance on security best practices, decreasing successful phishing attempts by 90%. • Investigated and addressed issues related to the Windows 10 Fast Startup feature, improving client system reliability by 50%. • Implemented security policies using Webroot endpoint detection response for data loss prevention.

Amtrak | Jun 2016 - Mar 2017

IT Security Analyst

• Conducted vulnerability assessments and security audits, ensuring 100% PCI DSS compliance. • Resolved security incidents, improved network reliability, and reduced incidents by 70% through hardware and software analysis. • Continuously monitored LogRhythm alerts, investigating anomalous log activity.

My Education

Take a look at my formal education

Certificate in DevOps IT Professional ProgramThe Linux Foundation | 2023
Google Cloud Skills Boost Jumpstart Associate Cloud Engineer, Computer and Information Sciences, ...Google Cloud | 2022
Certificate in Full Stack Web Developer NanodegreeUdacity | 2018
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Networks and CybersecurityUniversity of Maryland University College | 2016
Associate’s Degree in Computer Science: Information SystemsMontgomery College | 2014

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