Baron Chandler

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3861 Foxford Dr
Atlanta, GA 30340

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tel404-395-6650 fax267-219-4212 urlhttp://baronchandler.com/ skypebaronchandler gtalkthebaron@thebaron.org githubthebaron linkedinthebaron twitter@msthebaron

technology interests

Python / Objective C / JavaScript & friends / Puppet / PHP / Perl / Postgres / MySQL / MongoDB / Ruby / iOS / MacOS / Linux (RedHat, Ubuntu, Scientific) / HTML / CSS / LDAP / Active Directory / Chef / Splunk / OpenShift / Virtualization (VMWare, vagrant/Oracle VirtualBox) / Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3, Route 53, RDS)


Release 6.0 - 22 November 2016


Versatile software professional with a 20-year professional technical work history including both technical and management positions. Seeking a company that takes a people-oriented approach toward technology, respects the individual, values creativity and spontaneity, and knows how to be grown-up without being stuffy and boring.


Senior Systems Architect, Linux, RentPath LLC, Atlanta, Georgia (2014-∞)
Lead architect for team of Linux engineers in Operations team. Upgraded fully-virtualized multi-datacenter environment of 2000+ servers to RedHat 7, refactored and improved automation (foreman, puppet, mcollective), established peer review and quality processes and continuous deployment (gitlab, docker) and documentation framework (Google docs, jekyll, confluence). Multi-tier HA architecture (HAProxy, varnish, mm-mysql). Currently working to integrate cloud resources and company-wide cd/ci.

Senior Consultant, Network Utility Force, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia (2014-∞)
Leader of network automation, management, and software tool development with a highly regarded and experienced team of network, wireless, and security architects. Clients have included service providers, media companies, small and large enterprises, and higher education institutions.

Owner and Principal, Venture Cranial, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia (2011-∞)
Small business focused on helping startups and small organizations from around the country examine technical strategy and develop prototype products and solutions. Venture Cranial also develops its own products for iOS and Mac systems. General tech: python, Django, various databases, objective c, Javascript (client and server), LDAP, Ionic, Electron.

Principal Software Engineer, Wiser Together, Inc., Washington, D. C. (2012-2014)
Principal engineer at startup working with CTO and VP of Product as a full-stack developer for healthcare decision support product (python, Django, BackboneJS) in a compliance environment. Architecture, storage and related APIs for topic map, personalization and survey data (Django, TMAPI, Django REST framework, postgres). Refined SDLC, operations and deployment, security/HIPAA compliance in both private cloud and virtual environments (RedHat 5/6, puppet, vagrant). Other technologies included: Solr, Elastic Search, JenkinsCI, gerrit, OpenShift, Datastax, Splunk, Active Directory, Jira, and Confluence.

Staff Software Engineer, EarthLink, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia (2002-2012)
Broad technical leadership experience overseeing full life-cycle implementations in a diverse environment of local, remote, and outsourced personnel. Managed large, long-term projects from concept to production. Spearheaded replacement of logging infrastructure with custom global near-realtime performance; web hosting platform consolidation, refresh, and outsourcing; re-homed acquired automatic call distribution platform; worked on mail and webmail systems. Responsible for delicious homemade baked goods.

Director, Network Tools and Solutions, MindSpring, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia (2000-2002)
Promoted to management and budget responsibility for our department of 25 FTE/3 teams. Developers and ops team responsible 24x7x365 for enterprise-wide tools including work request tracking system, time management, data center facilities, network and service monitoring and analytics, network operations center desktop environments, development environment, enterprise portal and tools. Directed development of corporate collaborative suite which integrated in-house and 3rd party applications to deliver internal provisioning, e-mail, groupware, company directory, portal, and calendaring for enterprise.

Head Geek, MindSpring, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia (1996-2000)
Joined MindSpring in 1996 and remained with company for 16 years, going thru many, many acquisitions and merger with EarthLink. As a startup, MindSpring required a high degree of flexibility and ingenuity in crafting numerous tools for network engineering (DNS, network inventory and configuration), network operations (NMS, pollers, testing, alerting), planning and provisioning (capacity and vendor management, local area).

Principal Technologist, Net America LLC, Bowling Green, Kentucky (1995-1996)
Reported to managing partners of regional ISP. Managed network, servers and served as top tier for customer support escalations. Developed MacOS dialer and installer package.


Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky - BS in Computer Science, 1990

SAIR Linux GNU Certification (#563871) - Linux Certified Administrator, 2001; Linux Certified Professional, 2001

Council for Service Management Education (#54044) - Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management (ITIL, itSMF), 2004


Member Apple iOS Developer Program, developer.apple.com, 2009-2016
Member MacOS Developer Program, developer.apple.com, 2010-2016
Greater Athens Area Software Developers, 2012-2014
Electronic Frontier Foundation, eff.org
Association for Computing Machinery, acm.org
National Brittany Rescue and Adoption Network, nbran.org


OpenShift (http://www.slideshare.net/roundman/openshift-overview), presented to Athens Software Developers, January 2014.


I enjoy 70s funk, soul, and disco 45s — an archaic, pre-iPodian method of analog music playback in which nylon discs are physically spun under a needle at 45 revolutions per minute to produce an audible noise. The audio signal, when amplified, creates a nice, smooth, mellow groove. I also enjoy playing the keyboard and making my Theremin wail.

I am an avid cook and especially enjoy perfecting the mundane, such as homemade mayonnaise or the perfect chocolate chip cookie or vanilla ice cream. I am also working my way through techniques of food preservation: cheese making, canning, and fermenting.

I live with many Brittanys — an energetic tiny huntress, one obsessed with reflections, and even a grumpy one. My dogs, wife, and I evaluate, foster, and rehabilitate Brittanys rescued by the National Brittany Rescue and Adoption Network so that they can be placed in a permanent, loving family home.


Available upon request.