Hello, I'm Matthew B. Saeger
Experienced Cloud Architect, UNIX Administrator, Data Analyst, Web Developer, Network Engineer, and IT Consultant
 

About Me

Hi, my name is Matt, and I like all things Cloud, UNIX, Web Development, Network Architecture, and Application Migration. I have three Australian Shepard's (yes they're as crazy as the stereotype) and I've lived in Pittsburgh my whole life. However I love to travel - especially to visit Miami, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles . I worked for Apple in college and am subsequently a complete Apple Geek. You can usually find me jet skiing on a lake on the weekends (that crazy guy going way faster than anyone should). Keeping it cloudy since 2017! I'm also a Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Alumni for '12 '13 '15 '16 '17!
Senior Cloud Architect

Senior Cloud Architect (AWS) - Currently hold all associate and professional-level AWS certifications as well as the security and networking specialty-level certifications.


Experienced Cloud Architect, UNIX Administrator, Data Analyst, Web Developer, Network Engineer, and IT Consultant.

Personal Info
Name Matthew B. Saeger
DOB August, 13th
Address Pittsburgh PA 15239
Phone +1 412.818.9634
 

Resume

As a Senior Cloud Architect holding all associate and professional-level AWS certifications as well as the security and networking specialty-level certifications, I have a proven track-record for architecting, implementing and driving strategy around cloud adoption, application & infrastructure migration, cloud-native development and application & infrastructure automation.

Professional Experience

  • Senior Cloud Architect - Cloud Technology Partners a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company

    Systems Architecture Systems Development

    Architected, Facilitated, Implemented and Tested an automated (CI/CD) image creation pipeline with AWS and Azure.

    Facilitated native cloud platform monitoring, alerts and integrations with other platforms.

    Architected and implemented Chef configuration management servers and Chef Cookbooks across AWS accounts, and facilitated alignment with Azure.

    Designed and Integrated Palo Alto Firewall automation with the new AWS Transit Gateway to create Customer Gateways, and IPSEC connections via CloudFormation.

    Architected Hybrid DNS with the use of Route 53 resolvers.

    Reviewed client’s capabilities to score cloud maturity and make recommendations for their cloud adoption program.

    Developed process for determining if an application is cloud-ready. This included a review of the compute needs, data storage, networking and security.

  • Cloud Architect - Cloudreach, Inc.

    Systems Architecture Systems Development

    Architected and integrated automated hub and spoke account model (both multi-account and multi-VPC) with Direct Connect terminated into Palo Alto Firewalls backed by a scalable Palo Alto Transit VPC in AWS.

    Designed redundant Hybrid Cloud Connectivity facilitated by BGP with Palo Alto Firewalls, Direct Connect and IPSec tunnels.

    Fully integrated IDP's such as Centrify with an RBAC (role based access control) model within AWS and connected other SAML applications.

    Built custom automation workflows to deploy compliant applications to instances, Workspaces (VDI's) and AppStream fleets.

    Architected, developed and deployed secure, redundant, scalable applications.

  • Cloud Systems Developer - Cloudreach, Inc.

    Systems Engineering Systems Development

    Utilized cloud providers such as AWS in order to migrate clients' in-house infrastructure and applications to the cloud as well as optimized those applications to ensure that they were deployed with hardened security and best practice in mind.

    Used automation and IaC (Infrastructure as code) to deploy multiple AWS environments.

    Used proprietary software like Sceptre, as well as troposphere and CloudFormation in order to automate cloud deployments.

    Worked with IAM Users/Roles, AutoScaling Groups, EC2 Instances, ELB's/ALB's, S3 Buckets and VPC's in order to meet project specifications.

    Created and utilized fully automated CI build and deployment infrastructure and processes for multiple projects.

    Created, consumed and managed GitLab repositories with embedded continuous integration scripts to test and deploy changes

    Managed and deployed GoCD pipelines to manage compliant machine images in AWS.

    Developed and implemented solutions enabling Development and Operations teams to build, deploy, monitor and test applications within the cloud environment.

    Configured and used AWS native monitoring solutions such as CloudWatch and CloudTrail within client applications as well as pushed these logs into other logging tools like Splunk and DataDog.

  • IT Applications Developer - The Bank of New York Mellon

    Data Analytics Applications Development

    Worked on the Data Analytics team within the Internal Audit department in order to automate, develop models and build visualizations based upon large and blended data sources in order to analyze and recognize valuable trends in data.

    Utilized programs such as Alteryx and Tableau in order to gather, blend, and manipulate large amounts of data from multiple data sources - consisting of anywhere from excel spreadsheets to Oracle, MySQL databases, and other data warehouses.

    Utilized the enterprise-supported virtual machine platform to create necessary hosted resources for the Data Analytics team.

    Developed department-wide data warehouse and an online, self-service environment for visualization and reporting tools.

    Deployed SQL Server to support data warehousing and development initiatives.

    Deployed Alteryx server to automate data gathering and blending from various sources in order to support continuous monitoring initiatives.

    Utilized Tableau server in order to widely deploy dashboards with both live data connections and data extracts to the department.

  • Technical Advisor - Apple Inc

    Customer Service Mentoring

    Worked with and mentored colleagues in order to increase the team performance baseline.

    Created internal training and procedural documentation for emerging issues.

    Understood customers and provided them with troubleshooting steps to reach the best possible resolution.

  • Systems & Network Administrator / CEO - Matthew Saeger Networks, Inc.

    Systems and Network Administration Web Design IT Consulting

    Design, implement and manage hosted server applications on a VMWare ESXi and RHEL Architecture.

    Provide effective and functional web designs to customers that meet their business/personal needs.

    Schedule, coordinate and deploy server configuration with automated scripts.

    Plan and build redundancy and backup procedures into existing systems to eliminate downtime.

    Setup network infrastructure capable of handling excessive bandwidth required by services.

    Certifications
    IPv6 Networking Hurricane Electric Internet Services
  • Manager / Trainer - HMS Host Corporation (Host Marriott)

    Customer Service Mentoring Management

    Administered daily operations duties to ensure productivity and operation ran efficiently and profitably.

    Supervised employees of approximately 15 individuals and support general manager.

    Managed inventory and procure products necessary for day to day operations.

    Provided exceptional customer service to patrons and ensure satisfaction.

    Trained new associates for new store opening.

  • Editor - TheGamerAccess.com

    Writing Publicity

    Gaming and Technology News, Reviews, and Previews

    Publications
    The Adventures of Tintin and Uncharted 3: Who Inspired Who?Link to Article

Education

  • Pennsylvania State University

    Bachelors Degree Information Sciences and Technology Penn State
    Minor in Security and Risk Analysis Penn State
    Recognized by CNSS (via NSA and DHS) as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense.
    Dual-Enrolled student during senior year of high school

    Projects
    Project Management Simulation Software research and recommendationIST 440W
    Poverty Data Analysis on an International, National, State and Local levelsIST 421

Certifications

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

    Amazon Web Services
  • AWS Certified Developer - Associate

    Amazon Web Services
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate

    Amazon Web Services
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional

    Amazon Web Services
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional

    Amazon Web Services
  • AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty

    Amazon Web Services
  • AWS Certified Security - Specialty

    Amazon Web Services
 

Portfolio

Some examples of my previous work, you can visit the respective sites by clicking on the preview. Graphic design examples available upon request
 

Contact Me

You can contact me via email or phone with a request for any further information Thank you!

   Pittsburgh,
PA 15239, USA

  + 1 412 818 9634
mbsaeger@me.com