Not committed to a single language, framework, or cloud. I’m committed to solving problems and getting shit done with the best tools for the situation and team.

The Basics

Who: Taylor Ondrey

Where: Washington, DC

Working For: Amazon Web Services

Since: July, 2020

As a: Senior Consultant - WWPS Professional Services


  • Leading multiple simultaneous customer engagements across multiple Government customers.
  • Designing, building, and delivering infrastructure as code (CDK) artifacts to customers supporting:
    • Data Lakes
    • Database migrations
    • APIs
    • Data ingestion pipelines
    • Streaming applications
  • Contributing to multiple open source projects enabling usage in air-gapped AWS regions
  • Supporting and mentoring dozens of engineers in Infrastructure as Code best practices


Amazon Web Services

Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty

Certified Solutions Architect - Professional

Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional

Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

Certified Developer - Associate

Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate

Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)

Kubernetes and Cloud Native Associate


Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals

Work History

Worked For: Lucid Perspectives (acquired by Avantus Federal)

Where: Reston, VA

When: June 2018 - July 2020

As a: Cloud Engineer

Helping customers get shit done in the cloud
Designing CI/CD pipelines for fast feedback loops
Architecting and implementing secure cloud infrastructures
Managing data lakes with hundreds of TB of data, ingesting 10s of TBs per daydata.

Worked For: SoundExchange

Where: Washington, DC

When: May 2017 - June 2018

As a: Senior Systems Engineer

Supporting SoundExchange’s Royalty Processing Platform.
Build and maintain Jenkins pipelines enabling crazy fast feedback loops for engineering teams.
Provision and manage AWS infrastructure with hundreds of EC2 and RDS instances, and hundreds of TB of data.

Worked For: Z Inc.

Where: Washington, DC

When: April 2016 - May 2017

As a: Senior Full Stack Engineer and DevOps Engineer at the Energy Information Administration

Senior developer responsible for setting the technical standards for a team of 12 developers and designers.
Lead change in implementing test driven development (TDD), package management, code documentation, DevOps and Continuous Integration.
Manage cluster of Virtual Machines for development (Windows & Linux) using Chef, supporting a variety of system needs across multiple projects.
Create and maintain documentation for development team in Confluence.
Develop and maintain web applications for

Worked For: Quotient Inc.

Where: Suitland, MD

When: May 2015 - April 2016

As a: MySQL DBA & Web Developer

Developed, tuned, and administered 15 dev, test, and production MySQL database servers supporting
Developed and maintained web applications for receiving millions of daily users.
Architected and developed data layer and back end for the Indicator Release Improvement Program (IRIP) making economic indicator data instantly and highly available to thousands of concurrent public users.

Worked For: M.S. Hall & Associates

Where: Syracuse, NY

When: March 2012 - May 2015

As a: Healthcare Financial Data Analyst

Administered MySQL databases for 18 hospital clients in New York and Delaware in a linux environment (LAMP stack).
Recovered over $8.2 million of additional reimbursement for clients through Medicare Bad Debts, Medicare DSH, and HCRA surcharge review.
Created internal applications using PHP, MySQL, and Python for data processing and automation.
Designed automated systems for handling large volumes of EDI transaction sets (835, 270, etc).
Saved clients thousands working hours per year through data automation.