Ryan McMichael
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Ryan McMichael

AWS Partner Cloud Solutions Architect


Seattle, United States


Cloud Solutions Architect with heavy immersion in all AWS technologies. Member of the AWS Partner Network and AWS Accredited Technology Professional. Prominent member of the Rightscale ecosystem, serving on the Customer Advisory Group. Significant project experience with Azure, Rackspace, and OpenStack. Looking for new challenges, interesting problems, and not afraid of big numbers. Recent projects include the design and deployment of a secure document storage system for an elite global bank, the cloud infrastructure construction and management for a US cellular carrier, the scalable infrastructure creation for a global industrial manufacturing monitoring company, and the complete AWS migration (including 50TB database) ... morefor a top-tier global digital marketing company. My primary skills lie in the automation and orchestration of multi-platform, highly scalable, highly available public/private hybrid systems. I pioneered the adaptation of many Microsoft systems into an automated, scalable cloud environment. I am looking to use these skills to grow my experience and knowledge, and I'm most interested in implementing original solutions for unique problems. Please note that although I am sometimes available for emergency situations, I am usually working on several projects at any given time and generally cannot accommodate requirements that need to be fulfilled yesterday. Platforms: Rightscale/AWS/Rackspace/Azure Systems: Specializing in Microsoft technologies with an extensive Linux background Databases: MongoDB/MySQL/MSSQL/Oracle/PostgreSQL Core competencies in most AWS products Aussi, je parle le français si vous êtes intéressé. Keyword alphabet soup: Docker, Jenkins, Hadoop, NoSQL, Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, MySQL, RightScale, Elastic MapReduce, OpenStack, Nginx, DNS, Route53, Apache, Ubuntu, Centos, RedHat, OS/X, CloudWatch, Nagios, Icinga, AWS-CLI, HAProxy, ELB, VPN, Chef, Puppet, CloudFormation, Redshift, Glacier, S3, DevOps, Shell, Bash, Powershell, Python, Git, SVN, OpsWorks, JIRA, LiquidPlanner, Salesforce, OpenVPN, RabbitMQ, NewRelic, Digital Ocean, etc... less

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Work History and Feedback

  • Dec 2013

    Amazon Web Services Explanation
    Did a great job and helped me understand. Thanks Ryan!
    $100.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • May 2010 - Nov 2013

    Network Adminstrator: "Cloud" Based Virtual Position
    Ryan did an outstanding job of set-up and managing several servers, security improvements and network monitoring. He was self-directed, courteous and delivered on all requirements including documentation for work completed. I highly recommend Ryan and would hire him again in a heartbeat!
    77 hours
    $16.67 / hr
    $1,139.08 earned

  • Jun 2010 - May 2012

    IT Support 2003/exchange/dns/Active directory
    Ryan's work has been exceptional. We are happy to have worked with Ryan, and would recommend him to any future clients.
    25 hours
    $22.22 / hr
    $563.06 earned

  • Nov 2011 - Dec 2011

    Server setup for mobile location game
    10 hours
    $83.33 / hr
    $833.30 earned

  • Jul 2010 - Oct 2010

    Part-time Linux/Java System Administrator
    19 hours
    $27.78 / hr
    $453.66 earned

  • Jul 2010 - Oct 2010

    Windows Server 2008, TFS 2010, SharePoint 2010 Administrator
    Ryan did good work for us. However, he became increasingly unavailable and unresponsive via email after initial configuration tasks. This is obviously problematic in a system administrator context because we need to respond to problems as they occur and cannot have a one week turnaround with email.
    23 hours
    $27.78 / hr
    $638.94 earned

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Name Score (out of 5) Time to Complete
Windows Server 2008 Test 3.75 Top 10% 33 mins
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version) 4.40 Top 20% 13 mins
Networking Concepts Test 4.10 Top 20% 27 mins
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