Nicholas J. DeClario
Lebanon, NJ 08833 | nick@declario.com


As my career naturally shifts from development to systems administration to devops my adeptness for learning new technologies, working across teams and self-motivation have been greatly valued.


  • OS Expertise: Linux (Debian/Ubuntu, CentOS, RHEL, SLES), FreeBSD, Solaris
  • Virtualization and Cloud: AWS, Vagrant
  • Coding Languages: Python, Perl, BASH, C, C++
  • Development Tools: GIT, CVS, SVN, RPM, FreeBSD Ports
  • Deployment Technologies: Ansible, Jenkins, Puppet, PXE, Cobbler
  • Production Services Supported: Apache, Cassandra, Tomcat, Postfix, Postgesql
  • Storage Technologies: AWS S3, RAID, LVM, NFS, SMB/CIFS
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AWS Solution Architect Associate Cert

Professional Experience

Stelligent Systems, LLC., Herndon, VA
DevOps Automation Engineer
March 2015 - Present
IQTell.com, LLC., Old Bridge, NJ
Linux DevOps Engineer
Jun 2013 - March 2015
Lead DevOps engineer responsible for the infrastructure to support and build the IQTell.com application.
MeetMe, New Hope, PA
Linux DevOps Engineer
March 2012 - June 2013
Senior member of a small Linux DevOps team, primarily responsible for deployment, maintenance, automation, backup procurement, scalability planning and management of a cluster of ~950 CentOS servers.
Morgan Stanley, New York, NY
Senior Integration Engineer
May 2010 - March 2012
Member of a newly formed team designed to maintain risk analysis trade applications used by developers and trade desks.
Niksun Inc., Princeton, NJ
Senior Build Engineer
March 2009 - June 2010
Key team member with two other engineers to build and release the two primary OS-based products. Build environments included FreeBSD and Linux (RHEL) systems with heavy custom scripting. Additional responsibilities included creating packages (RPM and FreeBSD Ports) and on-going build environment development (OOPerl/Bash).
Goldman Sachs & Co., Jersey City, NJ
Senior Technical Analyst
May 2007 - March 2009
Member of a small team of Linux administrators and developers who build and maintain a grid computing farm of over 30,000 x86 based 1U tier 2 client servers and over 1,000 infrastructure x86 and Sparc-based servers. This farm is spread across 10 co-location sites located in different regions of northern America.
NYSE Group (SIAC), Brooklyn NY
Senior Programmer Analyst
June 2004 - May 2007
Lead developer and key member for a small team of developers assembled to build the next generation Linux based system for NYSE trade floor embedded devices.
Guardian Digital, Allendale, NJ
Developer / Systems Engineer
April 2000 - June 2004
Responsible as a lead developer, and systems engineer of a small team for providing the technical expertise necessary to build a secure Linux based open source platform.


AWS Certified Developer - Associate - May 28th, 2015 - May 28th, 2017


Bachelor of Science in Computer Science - Kean University, Union, NJ

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