I am working with the world class Cloud Platform & Engineering team @ Symantec to marry our existing Openstack cloud with AWS, Azure, and GCP public clouds to create a highly available, scalable, and secure hybrid cloud offering. Projects/Achievements
Lead Operations Architect for the following efforts:
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I've worked with Jason on several initiatives. The following recommendation is related to a major initiative which the software infrastructure storage team did together with Jason from the Operations team. I was leading the software infrastructure group. Jason Riedel was the operations architecture for our continuously available, distributed, in-house developed storage system which is used to store all temporary state and cache of journal data for store and forward processing. Jason worked closely with the software development team to improve the operational aspects of our storage solution. One of the major activities was to completely replace the deployment with an optimized network, hardware and software setup to improve operational aspects. Jason took great ownership. He engaged with all the different teams, worked on the design and implementation and transition to the new deployment. The initiative was successfully executed with no disruption (downtime) in production.
Jason is not only a talented Engineer and Architect, he is a leader. I have worked along side Jason for several years now and on more than one occasion; Jason has united product development and infrastructure engineers to deliver world-class solutions.
In more recent years, Jason has delivered highly available architectures for state management and mission critical systems. Jason is passionate and aggressively advocates for the “best” solution. He inspires professional growth and creativity in his teammates; he is a true credit to the organization.
Jason is a top notch Software Architect with an amazing attitude who has played a very critical role in scaling PayPal for the last 10 years. I was fortunate to work very closely with Jason for several years and watch him redefine the boundaries of his Architect role by leading key scaling initiatives and mentoring a whole host of team members. At PayPal, he provided leadership in a legendary effort to scale and standardize a key caching component that helped to mitigate a painful Site bottleneck.
He will always be an invaluable asset to any organization that he works for and I eagerly look forward to working with him again
Jason is a exceptional architect with technical skills that make him an in-valuable asset to the Paypal Operations team. His dedication and attention to detail makes working with him a privilege if nothing else. His role in certain projects have significantly help PayPal meet our live to site metrics and ensure that we had a successful holiday season without major incident this past year.
I am currently available for freelance work.
I can help with the following: