Matthew Knox

Matthew Knox

Developer, System Administrator, and DevOps Enthusiast
Denver, CO
Email: [email protected]


  • Programming Languages: Bash, Python, Java, PHP, Ruby, NodeJS
  • Operating Systems: Linux, BSD, OS X
  • Databases: MySQL, Amazon Aurora, Elasticsearch
  • Monitoring: Nagios/Icinga, Zabbix, Sensu
  • Metrics: Datadog, Collectd, Graphite, InfluxDB
  • Containers: Docker, Kubernetes, Deis, Helm
  • Cloud: AWS, Google Cloud
  • Misc: Git, Jenkins, CloudFormation, Terraform, Travis

Professional Experience


Senior DevOps Developer/Technical Security Lead
Jan 2016 - Present

  • Migrated all existing applications from Heroku to our own Kubernetes cluster(s) running in Google Cloud.
  • Implemented consistent monitoring and metrics across diverse services.
  • Responsible for performing internal security audits as well as working with third party penetration tests.


System Administrator
Jul 2013 - Jan 2016

  • Architected cloud based infrastructure for a java based SAAS product.
  • Automated environment creation and release deployment.
  • Supported legacy perl/php application running under apache.
  • Responsible for tuning and maintaining both master/slave MySQL instances and Percona XtraDB Cluster.


Software Engineer II
May 2011 - Jul 2013

  • Planned and maintained a VMware based lab for capacity testing, running 175 virtual machines across 5 VMware servers.
  • Known for my flexibility and ability to work in all areas of our code base.
  • Develop management software for a RedHat based project. Mainly focused on the installer, RPMs, and platform management scripts.
  • Lead developer for efforts to move our product into the cloud.

Northern Michigan University - Telecom

Network Technician
Aug 2009 - May 2011

  • Maintained phone and data networks on campus.
  • Used nagios as well as custom scripts for monitoring network health.
  • Worked with analog and digital phone systems along with Wi-Fi, WiMAX, and wired data networks.

Radio X

IT Director
Jan 2008 - May 2011

  • Lead the conversion from a Windows based architecture to Linux.
  • Built internal cataloging system, local music database, and blog system.
  • Maintained a Linux based server dedicated to our web based catalog system and online audio stream.


Software Development Intern
May 2009 - Aug 2009

  • Developed software for viewing hardware test results and scheduling new tests.
  • Administered MSSQL database for storing hardware test results.
  • Computer Technician

Northern Michigan University - Housing

Developer/Computer Technician
Nov 2008 - May 2009

  • Customized an online housing application using PHP, Smarty, and Oracle.
  • Maintained computer equipment within the office, including employee workstations and four windows based servers.


Northern Michigan University

B.S. Computer Science