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Mark Rose

DevOps/Cloud Engineer
********* Classic Labels ********* Full time

I've been in tech for over 15 years, working first as a web programmer, then applications and backend, then infrastructure and systems and now DevOps and specifically cloud infrastructure as my focus.

I've started a company and built a product from the ground up, including CI/CD, trying to automate everything, get clients, stay afloat -- it was fun.

I also have experience with Machine Learning and NLP, got NSF grants to pursue legal text analysis at my company (where I was the main programmer and later the CTO).

I love Cardano! I started investing last summer. I've spun up a node and I'm considering doing a stakepool.

I'm working up to taking the CKAD certification for Kubernetes, already signed up, might have waited but I really like this job. :)

Otherwise, I live on a little 10 acre farm with lots of animals and 2 kids and my wife, and it's super nice -- I'll share baby goat photos, if you're into that sort of stuff.

Lastly, my greatest skill is I can learn pretty much anything, fast, and retain the knowledge. It's helpful in life and work.

Hope this finds you well, and I look forward to working in the Cardano community one way or another.

Work Experience

Cloud Engineer
University of Virginia Sep 2019 -

Working in the automation group, using extensive knowledge of cloud infrastructures (AWS and Azure) and legacy systems (LDAP and Active Directory), I developed automation for the university community and especially on the topic of identity management.


● Python
● Docker
● Kubernetes ● Ansible
● Vagrant
● Terraform ● VMWare

  • ○  EC2

  • ○  EKS

  • ○  ECR

  • ○  Cloudformation

  • ○  CodeCommit/CodeBuild/CodeDeploy

  • ○  AWS SDK

  • ○  AWS CLI

Legal Science, LLC Feb 2015 - Sep 2019

Legal technology startup specializing in policy surveillance, legal epidemiology, custom datasets, SAAS knowledge management and workflow solutions.

I am a co-founder and partner and a member of the board. I supervised engineers, sales staff, legal experts and lawyers and contractors.

Technical knowledge:

● Python

  • ○  Tornado servers for API creation and consuming data

    • Github hooks API

    • Custom API interaction with MonQcle Saas

  • ○  Django and Flask

  • ○  Sql and MongoDB and Neo4j data sources

  • ○  Web Scraping with Selenium and Beautiful Soup

  • ○  Machine Learning (Numby, Scipy, Tensorflow, Matplotlib,


  • ○  Jupyter Notebooks

  • ○  Python 2 and 3

  • ○  Wrote custom machine learning classifiers for NSF

    ● PHP

  • ○  Symfony base for web frontend/backend and API

    ● .NET

  • ○  C#, Azure Cloud, Core and older versions

    ● DevOps

○ Linux

  • Comfortable with all command line shell

  • Installed and maintained

● Apache, Nginx, MySql, MongoDB, RabbitMQ, Elasticsearch

  • ○  Docker (installed all products on custom images for Development and Production)

  • ○  Jenkins CI/CD (with Docker and without)

  • ○  Bash programming

    • Scripts for launching and manipulating custom apps

    • Scripts for health checks (PIDs, catching Term signals)

  • ○  Kubernetes

  • ○  Pachyderm

  • ○  AWS Cloud

  • ○  Azure Cloud

  • ○  Google Cloud


BA, Music Performance
Virginia Commonwealth University Sep 1991 - Dec 1994

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