Kyle Vondra

🚀 Hello and welcome to my site! 💻

I'm an engineer who likes to make high availability, high performant systems

📜 About Me

Howdy! I'm Kyle from the USA, and for the last few years, I've been deep in the world of site reliability engineering, ensuring systems are not just up and running, but running optimally. My journey has been filled with plenty of experience involving popular platform technology, such as Kubernetes, Docker, AWS, Terraform, Prometheus, Go, Linux, SQL, Ansible, and Python. I use all these tools to enhance system reliability and performance, build developer tools, and collaborate with key stakeholders and team members to better understand their development and deployment pipelines.

I got my Bachelors of Science in Game Design Engineering in 2021 from the University of Silicon Valley, where I concentrated on computer graphics. These days, I'm a Sr. Cloud Engineering Consultant at Deloitte, and I work with a variety of high-profile clients.

When I'm not programming though, you can catch me weightlifting, blacksmithing at the forge, hiking some of the nearby trails, or eating some great local food (especially tacos). Some of my other hobbies include dancing, martial arts, tinkering with my homelab, and language learning (currently learning Spanish!).

🔗 Links

You can join my professional network on my LinkedIn

You can check out my résumé here: View

You can shoot me an email at kylevondra@hotmail.com

⚙ Work History


Sr. Cloud Engineering Consultant

Deloitte

November 2022 - Present

Developed, scaled, and maintained multi-DC services while owning US API Gateway services

  • Develop tools in Go that automate manual service-level tasks and increase developer productivity by saving over 10+ development hours
  • Design comprehensive Grafana monitoring and analysis dashboards with Prometheus to give insights into alarm details, which helped in reducing alarm noise by 50%
  • Assist in deployment, debugging, and scaling Elastic Search Kubernetes clusters with an SLA of 99.99% uptime
  • Implement Agile methodology into team methodology to increase work focus and productivity by 35%
  • Create Elastic Search proxies through internal API Gateways to provide reliable uptime of over 99.99% across multiple DC's

Site Reliability Engineer

Tiktok (via Blu Omega)

January 2022 - November 2022

Subcontractor working with Blu Omega to enhance system performance and reliability of TikTok USDS services

  • Primary POC for API Gateway services in the US region, responsible for upgrading, deploying, and debugging 95% of US-related issues to provide 99.99% service uptime
  • Participate in on-call shift rotations to provide less than 15 minute response time to critical issues 24-hours a day
  • Root cause analysis on Systemd service issues running on Linux Docker containers

NASA Software Engineer Intern

Crown Consulting, Inc.

Mar 2021 - August 2021

Software consulting company working with NASA's SBIR project to develop tools for engineers

  • Develop interactive web apps with industry-standard tools for NASA engineers

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