Michael P. Johnson

New York, NY michael@michaelpjohnson.com

Director of Site Reliability Engineering

I am an IT expert with over 20+ years of professional experience. My career began as a full-time developer then slowly transitioned into a full-time SysAdmin. This range of skills has given me a unique perspective on the DevOps philosophy and how it best fits within an organization.

My Next Move

I am looking for a small startup with a lot of interesting problems to solve. Ideally a company looking to bring their tech in-house and need an engineer to hit the ground running as their CTO.

Management Style

I am very task and deadline oriented. I do not manage people's time, I look to make sure they are given the proper tasks that best fits their skills. I let them manage their own time. I also believe it is every senior level person's responsiblity to lift up the junior and mid-level engineers so they make beome senior themselves.

Technical Qualifications

Technical Proficiency (Current/Daily Use)

Technical Proficiency (Previously Used)


Github Profile

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[Hinge][] | New York, NY

Director of Site Reliability Engineering, January 2018 - Present

Senior DevOps Engineer, December 2015 - December 2017

Rakuten Marketing | New York, NY 2012-2015

Senior DevOps Engineer, September 2014 - December 2015

Senior Systems Administrator, August 2012 - September 2014

Senior DevOps Engineer
Senior Systems Administrator

New York Public Radio | New York, NY

Senior Systems Administrator, July 2011 - August 2012

Pace University | New York, NY

Senior Systems Administrator, May 2010 - July 2011

Senior Linux admin (RHCE), on-call, physical server support (250+), disaster recovery site manager, created a 50 node compute cluster from blades. Tech used daily: AWS, Python, PHP, VMWare, LDAP, Shibboleth, C/C++ (openMP,openMPI), Drupal

Wagner College | Staten Island, NY

Director, Web and Systems Development November 2004 - May 2010

Lead developer and systems administrator, two direct reports, physical server support, taught staff Drupal, migrated campus to Google Apps, deployed wireless network Tech used daily: Perl, Python, PHP, Drupal, Moodle, LDAP, SQL, Shibboleth, Tomcat,

Additional IT Experience

Early IT career

Education and Certifications

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Minor: Applied Mathematics

New Jersey Institute of Technology 2003