Hey, I'm Derek.

My Passions
I love using technology to not only make our lives easier but to improve the lives of everyone. With that being said, I love to problem solve, learn, and tinker by doing various DIY projects in my home, my lab, or with others. I specifically like to do home automation and have my house rigged up with lots of tech and automation! With all my DIY and experience in tech, I have most recently worked with my own family and various medical professionals with utilizing technology to help people who have dementia like my own Grandfather. Whether it is combating (and slowing) the degradation of the mind in people who have dementia, monitoring them, or keeping them safe and healthy- there is a lot of things that we can leverage technology for.

What I Do

I'm currently employed at PrismHR as a Senior Infrastructure Engineer & Release Operations Team Lead. My expertise lies with working with on-premise customers hosting our software suite and with their varying network topologies, SSL certificates, load balancers, firewalls, and other technological challenges existing at each respective location. In addition to On-Prem customers, I am also a team lead for release engineering, working on our release mechanics and infrastructure for our SaaS products that exist in our cloud environment.


Technical Skill Set

Networking appliances/networking • Hosting/cloud provider solutions and cloud networking knowledge • Virtual technologies • Containerized technologies and inter-container networking • Automation tools • CI/CD Tools • Database technologies • Logging solutions • Monitoring solutions • Release Operations (RelOps) tasks • Dedicated mail and AV appliances • Penetration Testing • Utilization for REST API for automation • Windows/Linux server operating systems • Installation and management of all Windows/Linux machines • Telephony • iOS Mobile Device Management & Apple VPP/DEP • Change management processes for SOC 1, SOC 2, and PCI compliance


Certifications & Education

SumoLogic Certified, A+, Network+, CJIS (Criminal Justice Information System), MOS, & IC3 Certified • Have been working with websites professionally since 2006 • MBA from Worcester State University Graduate School with a concentration in Leadership • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Becker College • Designed the website and ecommerce platform for second largest Disc Golf website pro shops.

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Say Hello.

Want to chat? Shoot me an email at derek.s.grimesgmail.com