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CHRISTOPHER E. WEILEMANN
cweilemann@gmail.com
2536 Sun Valley Road
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 853-0498

Objective


To lead a team-oriented, remote, agile software development organization while remaining hands-on and utilizing my expertise in API development, DevOps, and cloud infrastructure solutions with a strong desire for regular customer interaction.

Skills


Programming
  • Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, Minitest, RSpec, Shell, Python, Swift, Elixir, various other languages and frameworks.
DevOps
  • AWS — (including, but not limited to) EC2, ECS, S3, RDS, IAM, Route 53, CloudWatch, CloudFront, EKS, ElastiCache.
  • Load Balancers, DHCP, DNS, Networking, VLAN, Router/Switch Configuration, Firewall Configuration.
Supplementary
  • Experience with iOS and Android development, Slack API development, open source web and mail servers.

Experience


Chief Technology Officer
Chicago, IL / Los Angeles, CA
May 2017 — present
  • Fully responsible for Development and Data Science consisting of more than 15 developers and data scientists.
  • Head of development and maintenance for CloudSight's AWS environment and colocation hardware.
  • Implemented configuration changes to CloudSight's AWS environment, resulting in additional reduction in usage as well as reducing AWS costs by more than 75%.
  • Managed product development for CloudSight's mobile applications, CamFind and TapTapSee.
  • Assisted in customer support and interaction on social media and mobile application platforms.
Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Chicago, IL / Los Angeles, CA
July 2016 — May 2017
  • Lead Software Developer for internal and external applications.
  • Led all maintenance of the CloudSight AWS environment and colocation hardware.
  • Led development of new APIs and microservices, including documentation, automated test coverage, and customer training for usage.
  • Implemented procedures and infrastructure changes, reducing AWS usage by more than 50% and emergency alarms by more than 95%.
Web Developer
HS2 Solutions, Inc.
Chicago, IL
September 2013 — July 2016
  • Lead Ruby on Rails developer for various clients.
  • Redesigned all customer communication notifications while working directly with multiple client representatives.
  • Mentored a “client report manager turned developer” in Ruby on Rails, including best practices and coding styles.
  • Assisted in implementing AWS configuration changes, reducing AWS costs by more than 30%.
Head of Product Development
Golden Reviews, LLC.
Chicago, IL
April 2013 — September 2013
  • Ownership of development, infrastructure, and operations for goldenreviews.com.
  • Transitioned infrastructure from Heroku to AWS, resulting in a cost savings of more than 30%.
  • Assisted regularly in onboarding customers on the goldenreviews.com platform.
  • Primary point of contact for customer support on a 24/7 basis.
Lead Software Developer
The TriZetto Group, Inc.
Naperville, IL
September 2012 — April 2013
  • Led a team of software developers, product owners, and quality assurance engineers working on various applications.
  • Presented team-wide updates to the entire division regarding team progress, enhancements, and bug fixes.
Engineering Manager
Groupon, Inc
Chicago, IL
September 2010 — September 2012
  • Led a rotating team of web engineers providing application support and development of new internal features.
  • Assisted in the creation of a “customer support triage” team, reducing trouble ticket volume by more than 90% and off-hours emergencies by more than 75%.
  • Responsible for internal application support for the Groupon Customer Service team, including regular interaction with Groupon CSRs.
  • Implemented and directly responsible for 24x7x365 support for groupon.com and related services, including after-hours interaction with executives, sales, marketing, editorial, and customer support staff members.
  • Regular communication end-users regarding their experience on groupon.com, including assisting in helping make and complete purchases using the platform.
Manager, Interactive Operations
Tribune Technology, Tribune Company
Chicago, IL
April 2009 — September 2010
  • Led a team of 10 web developers providing Tribune-operated online media front-end support.
  • Primary point of contact for over 10 national newspapers and over 100 broadcasting affiliates, including regular communication with executives at each online media outlet to resolve technical issues.
  • Responsible for 24x7x365 support for all Tribune-operated online media, including after-hours interaction with executives, sales, marketing, editorial, and customer support staff members.
  • Hired and trained new employees on the custom platform which runs Tribune-operated online media.
Technical Producer / Team Lead, Interactive Operations
Tribune Technology, Tribune Company
Chicago, IL
August 2007 — April 2009
  • Front-end web developer for all Tribune-operated online media.
  • Primary point of contact for Tribune-operated newspapers in the state of New York, including regular communication with online editors and local producers for Newsday and amNY.
  • Lead developer for the Tribune Company’s first mobile-friendly website, featuring chicagotribune.com on iOS.
Business Technology Analyst
Deloitte Consulting LLP, Deloitte & Touche
Chicago, IL
July 2006 — August 2007
  • Managed a team of developers implementing a Java/JSP application for the State of Wisconsin benefits system.
  • Implemented the complete redesign of client notifications using Document Science xPression Suite, including presenting sample redesigned notifications to a steering committee of officials and the Lieutenant Governor for the State of Wisconsin.
  • Led communications for local office projects and events including campus recruiting and interviewing.

Education


Indiana University
College of Arts and Sciences
Bloomington, IN
  • Bachelor of Science with Distinction and Honors in Computer Science, minor in Mathematics.
  • Team Lead for the Residential University I.T. Services, involving daily interaction with students.

Activities & Accomplishments


  • Amateur Radio Operator and Volunteer Examiner, Extra Class. — Licensed May 2006.
  • Head of Technology, Grace United Methodist Church. October 2015 – present.
  • Co-Leader, Portico Collective, Grace United Methodist Church. August 2018 – present.
  • Lisle, IL Baseball-Softball Coach. May 2018 — present.

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