Professional Senior Cloud DevOps Engineer specialising in AWS2021-10-21T14:21:19+10:00

Hi, I’m Michael


Computer Science student, experienced system engineer, specialising in Cloud and DevOps.

Hi, I'm Michael


I am always evolving and adapting my skillset to industry trends, these are some of the things I am highly skilled at.

Research Report

Artificial Intelligence, a Conceivable Threat

Read my research report that investigates the practical applications of Artificial Intelligence in use today and the potential for the future, as well as the benefits of smart machines that utilise Deep Learning to improve. The report also highlights the Dangers of Artificial Intelligence, to answer the question, is Artificial Intelligence a conceivable threat to humanity?

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How to list all CloudFormation stacks across all regions using AWS CLI

If you're like me and work with AWS environments with numerous CloudFormation stacks running in many regions globally, then you're often going to want to audit what stacks you have running. I thought I would share my method of doing this, using the following bash snippet to run a couple [...]

By |November 9th, 2020|Categories: Cloud Computing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How to generate random lists of unique strings using Python

This Python script generates lists of unique random (alphanumeric|alpha|numeric) strings from argument defined specifications. Purpose to be used as auxiliary unique random string generation, or stand-alone unique list generation for data population. Each value generated is unique within the outputted list.

By |September 16th, 2020|Categories: Programming|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Deploy a secure serverless website in S3 behind CloudFront with Terraform

A complete Terraform stack to deploy a serverless static website, hosted from AWS in a secured s3 bucket, only accessible via CloudFront (no direct bucket access). This stack should be used as a quickstart, and may require some additional tweaking to suit your needs (outside of hosting a simple single [...]

By |February 22nd, 2020|Categories: Cloud Computing, Terraform|0 Comments

Professional History

DevOps Lead


Reporting directly to the CTO, responsible for building and maintaining the Plutora cloud ecosystem. Working alongside principle engineers and product teams to architect globally scalable, highly available infrastructure.

Senior Cloud Engineer

APAC Region
Human Made, the makers of Altis DXP

Senior Cloud Operations Engineer

Cloud Engineering & Operations

Senior Network Engineer

Broadband Infrastructure & Operations

Network Engineer

Corporate Infrastructure & Operations


Bachelor of Computer Science
Deakin University, Jul 2018 – Present (In Progress)
STP050 Academic Integrity (Pass), SIT102 Introduction to Programming (Pass High Distinction), SIT112 Data Science Concepts (Pass High Distinction), SIT111 Algorithms and Computing Systems (Pass High Distinction), Cont…

Diploma of Information Technology
TAFE NSW, Dubbo, 2001

High School Certificate (HSC)
St Johns College, Dubbo, 1999


AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate

Splunk> Certified Knowledge Manager

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
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Courses Completed

AWS Advanced Networking Specialty (Aug 2020)

Palo Alto Network Firewall Configuration and Administration (Mar 2019)

Arista Configuration Essential (ACE) (Nov 2017)

Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance (WSA) (Jun 2016)

Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) Deployment, Administration and Troubleshooting (Jul 2015)

Amazon Architecting on AWS (Apr 2015)

Amazon Systems Operations on AWS (SysOps) (Feb 2015)

Amazon AWS Essentials (Oct 2014)

Programming Mobile Applications for Android Handheld Systems (Mar 2014)

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services (6234A Implementing and Maintaining) (Aug 2012)

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (6231B) (Nov 2009)

Project X-Cloud - Founding Member
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