About

Brad Janke

Hi. I’m Brad. I started toying with computers in the early 90’s which morphed into building and maintaining them and eventually IT support during middle school. From there I jumped over to writing scripts (mIRC bots, anyone?) and apps with Windows Forms which cleared the path for where I am today. Over the last 13 years I’ve managed racks of servers, been a full stack dev and traveling DevOps engineer. I began my cloud journey with AWS in 2010 while dipping my toes in DigitalOcean and Azure along the way. Currently, I’m working on my own product with the goal that it generates any revenue.

Experience

MTN Development - Owner

February 2017 - Current

MTN Development is just me. I started it to track consulting under a single entity.

Optum - Lead Software Engineer

June 2020 - February 2021

Fielda - Consultant

March 2020 - August 2020

I started with the goal of managing their application infra from Terraform on AWS. They had a mix of manual and automated steps but hadn’t completely committed to an IaC direction. I was able to accomplish the following:

LiveSchool - Senior Backend Engineer

February 2019 - March 2020

While at LiveSchool my goal was to improve our engineering workflows. I focused on automation and operational efficiency of the CI/CD stack and its supporting services.\n\n Built infrastructure for managing build pipelines. Implemented Config and Secret management; killed our self hosted Jenkins cluster by moving to Github Actions for builds and versioned artifacts.\n\n Developed tooling to automate infrastructure operations. Created a Platform with VPN that’s home to our engineering tools and an Admin Panel to manage environments; infra managed with Terraform; reduced cost and maintenance by transitioning to Serverless architecture.

Contino - Senior DevOps Consultant

October 2018 - February 2019

Rackspace - Platform Engineer

October 2016 - September 2018

Change Healthcare - Senior Software Engineer

April 2016 - August 2016

Kanini - Senior Software Engineer

October 2014 - April 2016

GISi - Senior Software Engineer (Contract)

April 2014 - September 2014

Titan Cloud - Senior Software Engineer

April 2013 - April 2014

Kanini - Software Engineer

April 2010 - April 2013

PlantCML/Dialogic Communications

September 2007 - February 2010