Evan Lott

Software & Cloud Engineer

[email protected]
(469) 383-8261


TierPoint Senior Cloud and DevOps Engineer | January 2023 - Present
- Architect customer environments in AWS and Azure
- Build Infrastructure as Code with Terraform
- Design and implement monitoring solutions with Datadog
- Build CICD pipelines in GitLab
- Manage OS configurations at scale with Ansible
- Manage network infrastructure with Fortigate, Megaport, DirectConnect & ExpressRoute
- Manage and build customer relationships

Sixth Street DevOps, Cloud and Platform Engineer | April 2021 - January 2023
- Built serverless web APIs with Python Lambda functions, API Gateway, and SQS, Cloudfront, ACM, S3, EventBridge
- Worked on a software engineering team, performed code reviews, followed team Git Flow
- Architected serverless system to integrate multiple SaaS systems (FIS DX & Salesforce) in Python
- Codified infrastructure as code with Cloudformation, SAM CLI, and the Python CDK
- Built CICD deployment pipelines with GitHub Actions
- Advised multiple teams on IAM policy best practices
- Wrote least-privilege IAM Policies and IAM Role Trust Policies
- Implemented the Cloud Custodian cloud hygiene system across entire AWS Organization
- Configured SSO identity federation with Okta across a variety of SaaS and org-built applications (GitHub, AWS IAM Identity Center, etc.)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Software Engineer (Contract) | September 2020 - March 2021
- Architected cloud infrastructure on AWS
- Deployed cloud solutions with Terraform and Jenkins pipelines
- Guided other teams on AWS and SRE best practices
- Refactored metrics exporter components to enable greater visibility in Prometheus/Cortex

Capital One Senior Software Engineer | January 2017 - September 2020
- Automated RDS database cross-region failover with AWS Lambda (Python) and AWS Step Functions
- Built Windows Service in Python to augment AWS Classic ELB HealthChecks and minimize downtime
- Developed synthetic transaction tests in C# with Selenium and NUnit for robust production monitoring

Capital One Software Engineer | August 2016 - January 2017
- Automated deployments with CloudFormation Templates, Powershell and Bash scripts, and Jenkins pipelines
- Wrote custom Windows services in Python to automate manual failure remediation, reducing MTTR
- Automated routine reports with Powershell, saving 3+ hours of daily toil
- Created dashboards in Grafana and Datadog to improve operational intelligence

Armor Defense Inc. Production Support Engineer | November 2015 - August 2016
- Leveraged Saltstack to manage the configuration of 1000+ customer VMs, reducing project completion time by 10 days
- Deployed Ansible to manage 130+ assets and meet compliance needs.
- Deployed, maintained, monitored and documented a public, global application on MSSQL, RabbitMQ, Redis, and .Net
- Seamlessly coordinated and executed production code deployments in a highly secured, PCI DSS and ITIL environment
- Administered GitHub Enterprise, JIRA, Bamboo and Octopus for a team of 40 development staff

Armor Defense Inc. Cloud Systems Engineer | November 2013 - November 2015
- Built, updated and deployed customer-facing VM templates to vCenter Servers
- Built VM automation frameworks with Powershell
- Created and maintained VM and template deployment SOPs
- Identified OS-level security vulnerabilities with Nexpose
- Built virtual machine inventory management system
- Extensively documented configurations in Confluence
- Maintained all scripts in git
- Built and maintained multi-forest Active Directory infrastructure
- Developed AD Group Policies
- Deployed and administered multiple monitoring solutions (Panopta, PRTG, Zabbix, OpenManage Essentials)
- Managed internal company patching infrastructure, including WSUS and Linux package mirrors
- Deployed, administered, automated and monitored vCenter and ESXi installations for private and public cloud workloads
- Remediated hypervisor security vulnerabilities
- Monitored, troubleshot and fixed all blade servers and blade chassis hardare
- Wrote, maintained and applied hardware installation and testing SOPs

Armor Defense Inc. Linux Support Engineer | February 2013 - November 2013
- Performed complex Linux systems administration tasks in a virtualized hosting environment
- Fulfilled provisioning orders for new cloud resources
- Completed production web application and database migrations quickly and without errors
- Resolved technical and logical support inquiries via phone, chat, and ticketing systems
- Continually identified efficiencies for systems, processes and procedures
- Scripted automation tools to make work faster and more accurate


AWS Solutions Architect Professional | Oct 2018 - Oct 2021 & Nov 2022 - Present
Credential ID: QP2QQ5ZC2JRE109G

Microsoft Certified DevOps Engineer Expert | July 2023 - Present
Credential ID: DE4D27506CDFB48

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) | Jan 2020 - Present
Credential ID: 626279

Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator | June 2023 - Present
Credential ID: AD1C9171E8B04FCD

AWS Security Specialty | Dec 2023 - Present
Credential ID: 5c880030f611440f9a47e734b7736d27

ITIL Foundations v3 Mar 2016
Credential ID GR750231229EL

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Candidate | May 2020 - Present
Exam passed, awaiting verification

VMWare Certified Professional 5.0 DCV | Jan 2015 - Jan 2017
Credential ID 13730534-88B4-A4E427D7007D

Comptia Network+ | Aug 2012 - Aug 2015


Master of Science, Information Technology and Management | 2020
Naveen Jindal School of Management, UT Dallas

Certificate in Cybersecurity Systems | 2020
Naveen Jindal School of Management, UT Dallas

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology | 2010
University of Texas at Dallas, Magna cum laude