Ethan is a highly skilled technology professional based in Middle Tennessee. In addition to his technical expertise, Ethan also runs a family-owned business constructing portable livestock shelters. He also actively serves his community as an officer in his local volunteer fire department.
Ethan is a certified AWS Solutions Architect - Associate
The easiest way to get in touch with me professionally is LinkedIn.
2019 - Current
As a Cloud Architect and Developer/Automation Expert at a cloud consultancy firm, I have a broad range of responsibilities and experience. On my most recent project, I supported teams in modernizing the application development pipeline, primarily using Terraform to build infrastructure. I also have extensive experience with other technologies, including Ansible, Python for API development, serverless functions, and Kubernetes. If you'd like to know more, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.
2016 - Current
In 2016, I ventured out on a new path and decided to leave my long-standing career at Dell Services to build an automation and monitoring framework for system administrators. Despite not succeeding in this effort, I gained invaluable insights and knowledge. I learned that building enterprise software is incredibly challenging and selling it can be prohibitively expensive. However, this experience was still incredibly valuable to me. During the process, I gained expertise in using Oracle APEX and continue to rely on it as my primary tool for rapidly prototyping applications.
1998 - 2016
I have extensive experience from my roles at Dell Services (formerly Perot Systems). I consider myself an expert in Oracle databases, focusing on automation and performance optimization. I supported several large ERP systems, such as J.D. Edwards OneWorld and PeopleSoft, for various clients. I also served as the primary development DBA for the largest healthcare claims processing system in the world. My responsibilities included designing the entire build, deployment, and patch process for all database assets, which required significant work with PL/SQL. If you would like to know more, please feel free to reach out to me.
If you made it this far 🙂
I love technology. My first computer was an Atari 400 and I learned to program in Basic. I built my first database to track my burgeoning side hustle buying and selling books taking evening classes at University of Phoenix in Orange County, CA. I love technology as much today as I did 40 years ago. Today I am competent in Python, PL/SQL, SQL, and Bash script. and many other products as well as many soft skills.
I appreciate expertise and professionalism. When learning a new skill or technology I try to identify the experts first and then read or watch anything I can get my hands on. I love Uncle Bob. I read DHH and Jeff Atwood. The list could go on for a long time.
I respect good leaders and love to read books on leadership. Good leaders are good followers. I believe in Extreme Ownership. I try to make everyone better around me. I learned this many years ago reading Zig Ziglar. I love great teams. One of the lessons I learned trying to develop my own software application is that the chances of success are almost nil if you are on your own. If you are on a great team the product probably doesn’t matter as much as you think, your chances of success are high. Teams are everything.
Would you like to work with me? If I am between “gigs” I would love to hear from you. If I am currently engaged, I will let you know when I expect to wrap up. I keep my commitments.
Ethan Ray Post