Wilson Mar

"Wilson is like Master Chief in the game Halo. He lives on the bleeding edge of tech to help others on the front lines. A one-man army who explains things well. So good he tunes what others create." -- from among references on LinkedIn/wilsonmar

  • CERTIFICATIONS: SAFE Agile, Pragmatic Marketing, PMP, MCP Microsoft Project 2007, CQE (statistics), CQA, Certified Quality Manager, ISTQB, CPIM, OMG Certified UML Professional

Experience


See:

* GitHub
* GitHub.io
* YouTube

Cigna (via TCS) - Lead DevOps Architect

2016-present

Socialized and implemented a comprehensive DevOps approach which include APM monitoring with testing automated with DevOps using Jenkins, Nexus. Coded JUnit, Java Selenium, OpenCV, Tesseract, NeoLoad to achieve shift-left. Wrote and evangelized Confluence wikis from the ground up for enterprise-level collaboration and training. Initiated a Community of Practice for developers.

JetBloom - Lead DevOps Performance Evangelist

2014-2016

Presented step-by-step tutorials at national conferences on DevOps, Git, and shell scripts. Created end-to-end DevOps pipelines for IoT using Jenkins2 Groovy, Ansible, Docker. Published JAM-stack websites leveraging REST APIs. Defined proactive alerts from monitoring by AppDynamics and ELK-stack. Designed and coded Python scripts for data-handling and use of SciPy in an Algorithmia API. Designed and coded OAuth2 and JavaScript libraries. Used Trello, JIRA, and Rally with daily SCRUM and velocity calculations.

HP Software - Master Developer Advocate/Consultant

2010-2014

Coordinated teams in China, India, and New Zealand to reduce response time 85%. Assets from the effort are now included in SAP Mobile installers. Established all aspects of mobile services evangelism, including architecture and development, with vendors around the world. Created videos and presented at meetups and technical deep-dives. Improved responsiveness of mobile conference app by 40% in 2 days. Initiated Salesforce CRM. Created demo environments in AWS cloud for testing and hands-on courses (with videos) about (Android/Java) mobile development optimization and network virtualization.

MBO Partners Lead Architect/Developer

2007-2010

Led international teams to get enterprise systems into production through debugging, profiling, and benchmarking. Implemented agile processes, code reviews, static code analysis, and automation. Reduced response time spikes and garbage collection by 62%. Integrated third-party APIs, WebSockets, SQL, Java, and .NET code.

Prior experience

to 2007

Consulting experience with an international consultancy (KPMG). Six-sigma consultant. Obtained Top Secret clearance to design systems for the Stealth Fighter at Lockheed Skunk Works. Programmed apps using C, C#, Visual Basic, and declarative languages. Product Manager of international security product.

Education

M.S., Educational Computing, Pepperdine University

B.S., Economics, Loyola Marymount University

Coursera Machine Learning AI Data Science specialization, in progress

67 courses completed on Pluralsight, Lynda, Coursera, EdX, OpenSAP, Salesforce

 

Worked or traveled to all 50 states, major Canadian provinces, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, UK, Israel

Owner of organic fruit orchard farm in Montana

 

ATT IoT Hackathon at CES, 2016, 2015, 2014 winner

ElasticSearch training, 2016

Amazon IoT Introduction QwikLAB, 2016