Colin P. McNeill

Newport Beach, CA 92660
+1 (765)-480-0311 * * * Colin McNeill | LinkedIn


Professional Summary  

I have over 10+ Years of IT, Development, Technical Support, and Cloud Architecture experience. I have a passion for implementing the proper technology and solutions to the given problem. It is my prerogative to create efficient solutions that satisfy clients needs while reducing cost and complexity. I excel in communicating technical information across non-technical teams.


Cloud Skills

  • Cloud implementation
  • Containerization and orchestration tool – ECS; Docker Containers;
  • AWS Shield, Macie, Guard Duty, AWS Secret Manager, AWS Parameter Store
  • Infrastructure as Code – CloudFormation.
  • AWS CI/CD Code Suite – CodeCommit, CodePipeline, CodeBuild, CodeDeploy.
  • AWS AMI, SSO, STS, AWS Cognito
  • AWS Trusted Advisor, AWS Budgets
  • AWS (CLI, EC2, ELB, RDS, S3, CloudWatch)
  • AWS Cloud Computing Services
  • DynamoDB, ALB/NLB, Route 53, VPC,
  • Firewalls & Log Analysis.
  • Yaml, JSON
  • Mac OS, Linux, Windows
  • Ruby
  • Python
  • Node.js
  • Git

Development Skills

  • Advanced: Ruby, Git, AWS
  • Good: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Mathematica, PowerShell, Bash, Yaml, JSON
  • Intermediate: Azure, Microsoft Dynamics, SQL, PostgreSQL, Python, Node.js, RPGLE
  • Frameworks/Technologies: Rails, Django, Docker, Travis CI, React, AngularJS, Backbone
  • Exposure: C, C++, Java, Assembly, MATLAB, PHP, COBOL
  • OS: Mac OS, Linux (Debian, Mint, Scientific, Ubuntu, etc.), Windows (XP – 11), IBM i, iOS, Android, Windows Server

Employment Experience

Cognoa (Remote)

AWS Junior Devops Engineer 11/2021 – Present

  • Maintained and improved CloudFormation templates for AWS infrastructure
  • Integrated monitors and alarms within codebase
  • Upgraded patches and removed unused dependencies
  • Deployed and scaled application using Docker with deployments.
  • Used AWS CI/CD Pipeline to automate, test and build applications cutting application release time
  • Utilized AWS Trusted Advisor to eliminate unused resources and reduce cost

Collabtech Group (Remote)

Service Desk Supervisor 6/2021 – 11/2021

  • Responsible for 10+ remote T1 Service Desk Technicians
  • Lead T3 Support for Microsoft, Lenovo, and Logitech products all in the Collaboration space

Collaboration Specialist 9/2019 – 11/2021

  • Leader and Expert in Microsoft Surface Hub 2S and Microsoft Teams Room Devices
  • Proficient in Cloud Technologies (M365, Azure AD, Exchange, Endpoint Manager, UC, etc.)
  • Led 200+ enterprise customer training sessions and white glove experiences
  • Created content for client executives and end user presentations (interactive collaborative sessions)
  • Generated technical documentation for engineers and administrators

Signature Resources Capital Management (MassMutual) Irvine, CA

Financial Services Professional (Licensed Agent) 8/2018 – 9/2019

  • Licensed in multiple states for Life, Health, Disability, and Long Term Care Insurance
  • Engaged prospects on a daily basis – exerting activity of canvassing, calling, and networking events

Express Computer Systems Irvine, CA

E-Commerce HPE Product Manager (Sales) 5/2017 – 7/2018

  • Architected multiple enterprise computing, storage, networking, and virtualization solutions for different business types
  • Generated gross revenues >$750K, averaging double-digit robust profit margins with no prior sales experience while gaining repeat customers
  • Responsible for purchasing > $10K worth of computing equipment regularly
  • Performed Digital Marketing and Account Management employing several E-commerce platforms
  • Designed 15,000 + digital advertisements utilizing HTML, CSS, JS, Photoshop and other tools
  • Near 24/7 responsiveness to customer inquiries from worldwide sales exposure (Dubai, Argentina, India, Germany, etc)
  • Networked and consulted with domestic and international customers and vendors
  • Troubleshoot hardware issues and found solutions quickly
  • Proficient in domestic and international shipping/freight logistics

Freelance Technology Consultant: Newport Beach, CA

  • Fierro’s Kitchen COO/CTO:    Dec 2016 – Present
    • Email Automation, HTML Order Forms, Payment Integration, Spreadsheet Manipulation, Website/Email domain management, Business Management, etc
  • Nikki Rica Content Creator/Manager:    Jan 2017 – Present
  • C Plus Electronics Contract Software Developer:    Jan 2017 – Mar 2017
    • SEO, Content Management, DBA

Profound Logic Software:  Dayton, OH/Irvine, CA

Technical Support Specialist:    Oct 2015 – Dec 2016

  • Responsible for compiling, building, and publishing new software releases
  • Answered phone calls and responded to support emails under approved timeframe
  • Trained/onboarded new employees
  • Built, tested, and distributed recreation programs in RPG for product bugs
  • Wrote unit tests in RPG and NodeJs
  • Utilized technical writing for product documentation
  • Responsible for maintenance/upkeep of redmine issue tracking system
  • OnSip phone administrator
  • Created, generated, tested, and distributed software patches for customers
  • Technical recruiting at local colleges at job fairs
  • Learned IBM i environment, RPG IV, DDS, and other associated technologies

MOBI Wireless Management:  Indianapolis, IN

Software Developer:    Aug 2014 – March 2015

  • Created features for Ruby on Rails application, applying Test Driven Development  
  • Updated Ruby Gems maintaining code integrity and avoiding depreciation
  • Designed API integrations using proper security protocols
  • Fixed bugs, utilizing ZenDesk
  • Experienced in Agile Project Management, using Scrum and Pivotal Tracker

      Cetani Corporation:  Carmel, IN

Software Developer:    Jan – June 2014

  • Fixed bugs, created enhancements for Ruby on Rails application
  • Created/Edited report templates using SQL and Stimulsoft software
  • Installed software on remote servers and virtual machines

      Technische Universität Darmstadt:  Darmstadt, Germany

Informatik/CS Dept.  Data Analysis Research Group:    Summer 2013

  • Designed MATLAB programs using experimental algorithms and formulas
  • Implemented active learning parameterization functions with correlation clustering  

       Wolfram Research Inc:  Urbana-Champaign, IL

Intern/Campus Ambassador:    2011- 2013

  • Organized training events, certification programs, and educational content
  • Technical writing and content for Mathematica 9 documentation
  • Interviewed prospective employees and relayed information to superiors
  • Analyzed, tested, and distributed Wolfram Alpha code
  • Reported problems with current data

University of Illinois:  Urbana-Champaign, IL

Complex Systems Research Assistant:    Nov 2010-May 2011

  • Studied, analyzed data, and performed experiments using physics research equipment


University of Illinois:    Urbana-Champaign, IL

Bachelor of Science, Physics:    December 2013

  • Concentration in Computational Physics


  • Marching Illini, Baritone Section Leader:    (2011) 2009-2013
  • University of Illinois Bodybuilding/Powerlifting Club:    2013
  • Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps    2009-2010