Robert Schmitz III

Robert Schmitz III

DevOps Engineer

Univeristy of Washington

Biography

I recently graduated with a MS in Computer Science and Systems graduate from the University of Washington. My capstone project involed building cloud-native applications using open-source software (e.g. Kubernetes, OpenFaaS), as well as benchmarking and cost analysis of provisioning and running distributed workflows on Amazon Web Service.

I live in the Pacific Northwest with my wife, daughters, and dogs. In my free time, I enjoy climbing, kayaking, home brewing, gardening, and programming.

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Interests
  • Cloud Computing
  • Open-Source Software
  • DevOps
Education
  • MS in Computer Science and Systems, 2023

    University of Washington Tacoma

  • BS in Computer Science and Systems, 2020

    University of Washington Tacoma

  • AAS in Electrical Engineering Technology, 2006

    Madison Area Technical College

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
System Analyst/Programmer 3
Mar 2023 – Present Tacoma, Washington
  • Developing and facilitating training on Docker image creation and containerized workflows using Biodepot-workflow-builder (Bwb)
  • Automation of various tasks using shell scripts and containerized microservices
 
 
 
 
 
Research Assistant
Jan 2023 – Mar 2023 Tacoma, Washington
  • Developed Docker containerized workflow and tools for gathering performance metrics to allow for cost analysis/budgeting of cloud infrastructure
  • Developed Terraform module and Ansible playbook to provision and configure infrastructure on IBM Cloud
 
 
 
 
 
DevOps Engineer
Sep 2021 – Dec 2022 Seattle, Washington
  • Developed web application with a Python/Flask back-end and React front-end to rapidly provision AWS EC2 instances for running Docker containerized bioinformatics workflows
  • Developed Terraform module incorporating Ansible to provision and configure remote servers on AWS
  • Developed GitHub Actions for automating release of Docker images
 
 
 
 
 
Software Engineering Intern
Oct 2020 – Sep 2021 Seattle, Washington
  • Developed bioinformatics workflows utilizing Docker containers and shell scripts
 
 
 
 
 
Tutor
Sep 2018 – Mar 2023 Tacoma, Washington
  • Providing drop-in tutoring for algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and computer science
 
 
 
 
 
Hardware Test Engineer
Dec 2010 – Feb 2017 Verona, Wisconsin
  • Developed in-house test framework enabling rapid development of functional and programming processing utilizing Linux, shell scripts, terminal macros, and batch scripts
  • Primary trainer on test procedure software and documentation development
  • Created and revised a total of 587 acceptance test procedures
 
 
 
 
 
Electronics Technican
Oct 2006 – Dec 2010 Verona, Wisconsin
  • Programmed, tested, and troubleshooted single board computers (SBC) and systems
  • Electronic debug and repair at the component level using microscopes, oscilloscopes, and multimeters

Publications

(2022). Characterizing X86 and ARM Serverless Performance Variation: A Natural Language Processing Case Study. ICPE ‘22 Companion.

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