Benjamin Myers

Benjamin Myers

Remote Build and Release Engineer, DevOps, Cloud Enthusiast
 

Currently employed at Wells Fargo

Previous: Outsell, LogRhythm, Ricoh, Binary Tree, Inc., Reed Group, Ltd, Microsoft, Open Text Corporation, Milliman Care Guidelines LLC, Boeing, Starbucks Coffee Company, 360 Networks Inc., HostPro, Eddie Bauer, Dell

 

Previous: University Of Arkansas

Experiences

Build Release Engineer

At Wells Fargo

From January 2017 to Present
Part of team migrating existing applications to new builds and deployments for Azure using TFS and Release Management. Reworking TFS REST API tools in PowerShell to validate hundreds of Release Definition settings and their Builds, and create HTML reports on validations. Created a view copy of the...
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Software Build Engineer

At Outsell

From March 2014 to December 2016
DevOps. Builds in TFS and deployed SaaS to Amazon Web Services. Auto merged code across multiple Team Projects during code restructure. Used TFS events to trigger XML messages for Amazon Simple Queue Service (AWS SQS) so work time was applied to costs in Innotas. Set up externalized configs as an...
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Software Engineer

At LogRhythm

From March 2012 to January 2014
Originally contracted to upgrade the TFS 2010 builds and InstallShield packages for multiple 32bit and 64bit server\client products. After hired on permanent finished changes to installers and created an all-in-one application using C# WPF to create and configure various product servers and upgrade...
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Software Build Engineer

At Ricoh

From May 2011 to November 2011
Building Java print applications on AIX (IBM Unix), Linux (openSUSE) and Windows. InstallAnywhere 2011 for packaging. Migrating code from IBM CMVC to Subversion (SVN) and tasks to Agile using Rally. Set up a portion of test automation after builds using Powershell and VMWare's vSphere to revert...
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Install Developer & Build Engineer

At Binary Tree, Inc.

From November 2010 to January 2011
Migrated Team Projects from TFS 2008 to TFS 2010 and InstallShield 2009 to 2011. Restructured installer prerequisite packages to be more generic across product lines. Converted older custom actions to use PowerShell and AppCmd (IIS 7.x). Managed Build Definitions and structured Source Control...
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Software Development Engineer

At Microsoft

From February 2010 to October 2010
Build Engineer in OEM-IT Group. Running builds in VSTF and deployments with Octopus. Automating IIS 7 and SQL 2008 configuration with MSBuild and new tools like AppCmd in IIS 7. Creating MSBuild extensions in C# when needed. Working with other groups inside Microsoft to take advantage of quick...
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SCM

At Reed Group, Ltd

From February 2010 to October 2010
Software Configuration Management engineer in Development group. Assigned new customer and set up FTP, SFTP, AS2 and SSO (with PingFederate) for data transmissions. Deployed SQL data fixes to numerous databases in all server environments between application versions. Supported code on build servers,...
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Software Design Engineer

At Open Text Corporation

From October 2008 to January 2009
Created Windows Installer files for RightStar Client and RightStar Server products using InstallShield 2008 – Professional Edition (version 14). Numerous pre-requisite packages involving the install, upgrade ad configuration of products such as multiple .NET Framework versions, SQL Server 2005 or...
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Sr. Software Design Engineer

At Milliman Care Guidelines LLC

From December 2006 to June 2008
Responsible for automated builds of CareGuideQI 6.0 and its features developed in Visual Basic (VB 6) and Visual C# (Visual Studio 2005), and the MSI created with InstallShield 12. Upgraded MSI package from previous application version, developed custom actions and dialogs and made install SMS...
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Technologist

At Microsoft

From January 2005 to November 2006
Appointed as Technologist once new group, Microsoft Managed Solutions (MMS), officially created. Duties included setting standards for packages and integrating new tools, new test environments and new customers while helping to make existing processes scalable. Some Tier IV work when root cause...
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Lead Packager

At Microsoft

From November 2004 to December 2004
First Packager in group, and later Lead Packager once others were hired, for a group in Microsoft IT that would become Microsoft Managed Solutions (MMS). Developed packaging standards and instructed other packagers in Redmond and Hyderabad, India on new and evolving tools and processes. Helped...
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Build Specialist

At Boeing

From July 2004 to October 2004
Responsible for all aspects of Windows Server Lifecycle Management (WSLM) involving design, build, testing problem resolution and support of WSLM script packages for release content of WSLM Server Roles and Layers. Server Automation using VBScript in VBS, Windows Script File (WSF) and Windows Script...
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Data Analyst

At Microsoft

From April 2004 to July 2004
Worked on pilot program inside Microsoft using new Corporate Error Reporting (CER 2.0) tools and techniques to develop documentation and processes for Microsoft IT and Microsoft customers in preparation for Sunshine Coast. Data analysis performed with SQL Query Analyzer and Excel. Microsoft...
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Network Engineer

At Starbucks Coffee Company

From March 2002 to March 2003
Specialized duties focus on software distribution and automation for project teams. Most software distribution through Windows Installer MSIs built through a combination of InstallShield Developer (Author), direct MSI Table editing and scripting changed. Development involves utilizing ODBC...
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Windows 2000 Senior Integration Engineer & Consultant

At 360 Networks Inc.

From June 2000 to June 2001
Consultant and Engineering Lead to Windows 2000 Migration Team in Vancouver, BC. Provided vision and scope for full automation of laptop and desktop images for Global Enterprise under migration from Windows NT4 Clients for current employees, acquisitions and new hires. Proposed milestones and future...
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R&D Project Lead & Programmer

At HostPro

From December 1999 to April 2000
Researched technical requirements for the deployment of commercial and freeware applications in the shared systems hosting environment. Developed VB and COM tools for virtual server interface, IIS/Metabase editing and migration. Developed and tested Windows 2000 Server and Advanced Server...
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Sales System Integration Engineer Advisor

At Dell

From May 1999 to November 1999
Engineered custom integration and automation of customer's Bios, software image, proprietary software, custom hardware, and asset tagging and reporting on Dell Optiplex Desktops, Precision Workstations and Latitude Notebooks. Revised factory-automated and DellPlus automated processes using DOS,...
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Desktop Integrator

At Eddie Bauer

From May 1999 to November 1999
Software testing and development, and desktop software application troubleshooting on Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 95 machines. Performed Y2K and integration testing on off-the-shelf and internally developed Windows based applications and developed remote installation scripts for these applications...
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University Of Arkansas, Fayetteville

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, University of Arkansas

From January 1985 to May 1990
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Minor in Physics
 

Skills

 
  • AIX UNIX
  • Amazon Web Services
  • API
  • AWS
  • COM/DCOM
  • Customer Experience
  • develop documentation
  • FTP
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