Andrew vonderLuft

SysAdmin / SRE / DevOps

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Brush Prairie, WA

United States


Creative thinker with broad experience developing and deploying dependable I.T. solutions


SysAdmin / SRE

Automation of everything for resilience and repeatability

Software Developer

Effective applications to delight users and maintainers

I.T. Manager

Strategic decision-making and collaborative oversight



Excella Inc.

Senior Consultant, DevOps Automation

October 2022 - present

  • Configure, deploy and monitor CI/CD pipelines
  • Implement process automation with ruby and bash
  • Automate certificate renewal and installation on EKS
  • Create and maintain Docker images and Kubernetes deployments
  • Configure and scale AWS resources with Terraform and Ansible
  • Provide regular updates on AWS resource using ruby SDKs, Docker and Jenkins
  • Diagnose and remediate CVEs, performance issues, and system outages

37signals, LLC

Senior Site Reliability Engineer

Feb 2022 - Aug 2022

  • Configure, deploy, manage and monitor entire SaaS infrastructure
  • Automate heretofore manual processes with ruby programs
  • Write extensive documentation of procedures for optimal knowledge sharing
  • Triage, analyze and remediate performance degradations and system outages

iovation Inc. / TransUnion

Senior Service Reliability Engineer

Jan 2018 - Feb 2022

  • Configure, deploy and manage 1000+ nodes with Puppet
  • Design and build out ODFE ElasticSearch clusters
  • Craft automated utility programs with ruby and bash
  • Automate processes using APIs (e.g. AWS, Bitbucket, Slack, Rundeck)
  • Develop program test suites, primarily with Rspec
  • Automate maintenance processes with cron, Docker and Kubernetes
  • Integrate solutions into automated build pipelines with Jenkins
  • Automate monitoring of processes and nodes with Puppet and Sensu
  • Perform root cause analysis of systems performance degradations
  • Discover performance anomalies using Kibana, Grafana, et al.
  • Configure and administer Git SCM (Bitbucket), CI and deploy tools
  • Automate processes for SOC2 and GDPR audit compliance
  • Document all automation procedures for optimal knowledge sharing
  • On-call rotation for mitigation of production issues

Renew Financial

DevOps Engineer III

Jan 2015 - Nov 2017

  • Automate, integrate and manage software deployment lifecycle
  • Configure and manage continuous integration tools and build systems
  • Provide system resources to Software Development and QA teams
  • Maintain internal systems to maximize automation and repeatability
  • Monitor and optimize systems and application performance
  • Ensure secure operation and configuration of all technical infrastructure


Senior Software Engineer

Apr 2002 - Jan 2015

  • Design, configure and deploy new corportate web infrastructure
  • Configure web application components including Apache, Nginx, Passenger, Bundler, MySQL, DNS
  • Develop and extend internal and external websites using Ruby, Rails, Redmine and RadiantCMS
  • Configure and manage Source Control Management using Subversion and Git
  • Mentor I.T. staff in use of development tools and technologies
  • Implement XML web services for Rate Requests, Bills of Lading, et al.


Manager of Information Architecture

Dec 1999 - Apr 2002

  • Oversee staff of over 20 to manage network infrastructure for over 400 locations
  • Prepare and present detailed proposal, including ROI, for change to thin client architecture
  • Research, select and deploy thin client network solution for all company locations
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration between technical staff and executives


Senior Systems Analyst

Feb 1996 - Dec 1999

  • Research, implement and maintain logistics operations software for new business line
  • Prepare and present design and implementation plans to VP levels
  • Provision and configure operations servers and network
  • Write and execute complete data conversion to new operations software
  • Administer Windows NT and Unix servers
  • Teach front-end staff software usage for operations

AVLUX Enterprises, LLC


Jul 2000 - present

  • Oversee operations for homegrown hosting company
  • Systems and software setup and configuration
  • Administer servers, monitoring and backup

Pacific Data Group

Systems Analyst (Contractor)

Mar 1995 - Feb 1996

  • Lead Analyst for Order Entry Systems - code, test and QA
  • Job flow dependency analysis and tuning
  • On-call support


Occams CMS

2023 - present

Owner and primary committer of an inherited a Rails-based CMS

AWS Utils

2020 - present

Ruby rake tasks to query AWS resources


2008 - 2019

Core committer for a Rails-based, no-fluff, open source CMS


Reed College, Portland, OR U.S.A

1977 - 1981

B.A. Classics  

Western Seminary, Portland, OR U.S.A

1995 - 1996

Exegetical Theology  



Delighted devotee






Avoid if possible



Java, C#


C, C++






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