Brian Williams

I am a full stack developer, database analyst, devops engineer, entrepreneur, and cloud evangelist. I have a reputation for high-energy work ethic, excellent analytical and problem solving skills, and strong customer relations. I have a very broad range of technical skills and have worked in a plethora of industries in executive and managerial roles.



  • March 2017 - current

    Data Exchange, Inc. (

    Chief Technology Officer

    Managed a development team of 6-8 developers to transition from a legacy (Fox Pro) application to a new set of applications for call center, client, and staff interaction.
    Acted as project manager for both internal and external tickets; including roadmap items.
    Developed several new revenue generating paths with EZTPV (customer data collection from a sales agents point of view), Digital Submission (customer data collection from their own device), and IVR (customer voice print).
    Architected staging and production infractructures on Amazon Web Services (AWS) using Elastic Beanstalk and RDS to auto-scale based upon demand.
    Designed the release management process for all applications using Continuous Integration practices.
    Developed REST APIs for client rates and data submissions.
    Maintained legacy platforms co-location hardware and maintenance.

  • November 2016 - February 2017

    Quest Software Inc.

    Software Systems Principal Engineer

    Developed a command line utility (Golang) that wraps up the process of building, packaging, testing, and deploying your application (Development, Staging, or Production) in a common interface and using a standardized configuration process.
    Created and maintained launch (Docker Swarm & Hashicorp Nomad), registry (Hashicorp Consul), & runtime (Vagrant box & Microsoft Azure) plugins to extend the functionality of the command line utility
    Evolved the command line utility by introducing a User Interface (Angular2) that interacted with the existing command line utility through a REST API.

  • May 2013 - November 2016

    Dell Inc.

    Software Systems Principal Engineer

    Created a patent pending Appliance to manage configuration, installation, upgrades, and state of the DCM software across multiple Docker containers
    Designed Business Intelligences tools (Golang - backend/api, AngularJS - frontend, MySQL, & BoltDB) that perform trending, anomaly detection, and introspection.
    Performed data mining and analysis on large scale MySQL and Riak clusters (100 million+ records) and log files located in customer environments.
    Assisted with high-level software integrations on a multitude of public and private clouds and platforms such as Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, Joyent, Terremark, OpSource, Google Cloud Engine, VMWare, Eucalyptus, CloudStack, and OpenStack.
    Deployment and troubleshooting of Dell Cloud Manager Software (Java Based) using DevOps techniques and log analysis. Aided the customer support and engineering teams in query building (SQL), schema changes, and proper indexing for Dell Cloud Manager.
    Maintainer of the Mixcoatl Python library ( for interacting with the Dell Cloud Manager API.
    Developed a fully-automated handsfree utility used to fully configure Dell Cloud Manager on a single server + post setup operations without human interaction.
    Contributor to the Dell Cloud Manager installer (Chef based) for the simple installation of Dell Cloud Manager across various OS distributions.

  • November 2011 - May 2013

    Enstratius Inc.

    Sr. Cloud Systems Engineer

    Company was purchased by Dell Inc. in May 2013
    First hired employee after Series A round of funding.
    Provided customer training on cloud computing and the Enstratius software.
    Pre-sales engagements for product education and Proof-of-Concept advocacy.
    Handled support tickets and provided support metrics to the CEO.
    Generated custom reports using raw SQL (MySQL database) for customers.
    Engaged in paid Cloud Consultant for many Enterprise level companies.
    Auto-provisioning of servers via DevOps (Chef) or custom developed scripts (Bash, Python, Ruby, PHP, Perl, etc.)
    High familiarity with major clouds (AWS, Rackspace, GoGrid, Azure, Terramark, etc.)

  • August 2010 - November 2011

    Crazygood LLC

    Chief Technology Officer

    Acted as the Technical Co-Founder in this bootstrapped startup.
    Created marketing and vision plans that allowed us to reach 11,000 paying subscribers in the first year.
    Lead development of the application (LAMP, PHP, MySQL, and jQuery).
    Developed a database intensive compensation utility that automated payout to Paypal and ACH (NACHA).
    Heavy use of AWS/Rackspace clouds to create a zero downtime solution.
    Managed development, outsourcing, and SDLC.