Jeremy Simkins

DevOps / SysOps / Systems Admin / Consulting

About Me

Personal Info

Name: Jeremy Simkins
Location: Florida, USA
Language: English

About Myself

I’m a huge fan of Linux but I’ve been know to dabble with Windows and Mac environments. Let’s face it, all the good games are on Windows! I’m a regular Linux user, so I’m not afraid to work on the command line and tackle a problem. I enjoy the terminal and find the challenge of finding a problem and creating a solution to be as enjoyable as playing the new Zelda game on the Switch! I have a lot of experience managing Linux, Windows, and Mac servers. I am a fan of CentOS for server environments but am also aware that technologies work better in the proper environment. I enjoy system administration and designing infrastructure. I love the cloud and have a lot of experience with AWS (even got certified to prove it). Designing scalable architecture is challenging and fun; luckily I’ve been able to make a great career out of it! Chef makes it more enjoyable and I get to use Ruby, which I never really thought I’d be happy about. I started off coding in PHP and building websites, mostly for local Djs, this evolved into a passion that I did for over a decade in industries ranging from broadcasting, healthcare, real-estate and debt-collection. Lately I have moved towards server management and solutions architect. I have a strong interests in security so this has lead me to designing more stable systems without sacrificing security, yeah… I do not disable SELinux. I know, scary right?! I have proposed, designed and implemented numerous security policies that have strengthened company security. I could go on and on about other feats I’ve accomplished and how great I am but writing about myself isn’t something I really like to do. So let’s discuss what I can do for you.




Director of Cyber Security, DevOps, and SysOps

March 2014 - Present

Responsible for Cyber Security, DevOps and SysOps. This included automating the infrastructure and using Chef for versioned designs. Managing all company AWS accounts and responsible for security across all systems and websites. Worked on WordPress websites for marketing, custom plugin development, and built APIs for third-party integrations. Roku development and team collaborations for designed microservices architecture. Managing and monitoring teams from development to security.


Responsibilities include:
– Securing cloud based and on-premises systems
– Implement and maintain security policies and procedures
– Keep an eye on security vulnerabilities and threats
– Develop strategies to handle security incidents
– Involved in security investigations and recommended courses of action
– Ensure policies, procedures and protocols are being executed
– Provide leadership, training and guidance to staff members
– Prepare technical reports for executive management
– Monitoring systems
– Implementing CI/CD pipelines
– Streamline the development process and improve time to delivery
– Design and assist DevOps with monorepo for all cloud services
– Design and publish packages for the Dev team to use for development following best practices and security standards

1450 Inc / EHRScope

Senior Programmer / Systems Administrator

June 2009 - March 2014

I ran the programming department, worked with the design team, and took on a lot of the IT directors’ workload. I added InfoSec practices into the company and software. I consulted for outsource projects and company needs. I also worked on the core system the company depended on for its day-to-day operations. I improved algorithms to increase not only speed and memory consumption but also accuracy. I updated the company servers, software, and code to be up-to-date with the latest technology and security standards. Worked with teams daily, ranging from accounting to sales. I mostly worked on proprietary solutions but there were also many WordPress customizations for different services.

JJL Processing Corp.

Lead Programmer

Jan 2009 - June 2009

I was hired to fix their current system the company runs on. Much of the code was encrypted and there was no way to decrypt the files. I worked on two systems and configured the servers for this company. The first system was the main software the company used, proprietary debt management software, where I rewrote the entire core of the system to improve overall performance. I also redesigned their database infrastructure to be more scalable and handle the workload the company needed using database design patterns. The second system was a pretrial management system that I worked on with a team. I designed the core of the system while the team designed the UI. That system sold for $10 million.

RSS Pieces / DevElement LLC.

Lead Programmer

May 2007 - December 2008

I implemented scalable architecture to a custom social media platform with high traffic. I increased and improved the system security by rewriting the entire core of the system. Originally, the system was vulnerable to XXS, session fixation/hijacking, SQL injections, and many more. When I left this company the system was running 500% faster and more secure. I was involved in rebranding the company and implementing policies.

SoN9ne Programming LLC


June 2000 - Present

This was a freelance company I had with a friend. We worked a lot on DJ websites working with Clear Channel Radio. Also did a lot of club websites in the local area and some commerce sites. This company started my passion for programming, as this was pre-WordPress days.

My Skills

Personal Skills

  • Team Oriented
  • Flexible
  • Reliability
  • Personal Integrity
  • Positive Work Ethic
  • Great Communicator
  • Responsible
  • Enjoys Learning

Profesional Skills

  • DevOps
  • SysOps
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Leadership Skills
  • Disaster Prevention/Recovery
  • Information Security
  • Scalable Solutions
  • Systems Admin
  • Works Well Under Pressure
  • Sharing Knowledge
  • Automation

Software Knowledge

Unit Testing
Web Development
WordPress Plugins

Contact me

Feel free to contact me

If you think I’d be a good fit for your team or are interested in hiring me for a project, don’t hesitate to contact me. If you are a recruiter, please don’t use this form but instead use my LinkedIn link below.

My Thoughts

I’m not much of a blogger but I sometimes have some thoughts I like to put down to help others or myself at a future date.

Hope you find these to be useful.