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Steve Lerner
Internet Operations / Cloud / CDN / Network / Performance / Architecture
Greater New York City Area | Information Technology and Services
Summary

• Global internet infrastructure: content delivery networks / cloud / datacenter / network / NOC
• Pre/post sales engineering, customer success, and solution architecture
• Web and mobile app performance engineering
• International engineering team management: software/tools development, operations
• Vendor management: sourcing, benchmarking, negotiations, RFPs
• Innovation: product development / management
• Finance: business plans / forecasting / venture / M&A diligence
• Public speaking and evangelism

The field of technology lends itself to working with great people all over the world- and that is the most important reward for me.

Tools I enjoy: AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, Docker, Apache Traffic Server, Ganglia, Ansible, Linux, Curl, Wireshark, Python

Experience
Principal Architect, Network Operations (2013 - Present)
eBay
Public Company, 10001+, Internet

Senior Member of Technical Staff, Network Engineering (2013 – 2016)

Responsible for nearly 100% of eBay's traffic and performance at a scale of hundreds of billions of hits per week.
• Architecture, management, and deployment of eBay's CDN configurations, infrastructure, and vendors (Akamai and others)
• Created improvement in site/app security, reliability, and performance netting double digit percentage improvement in site/app speed and eight figure cost savings
• Product management
- - Oversaw software development: dashboards for site/app speed visualization, control, alerting, and reporting
- - Designed, launched, and operated eBay's first international content delivery systems (patent pending)
• Led cloud transformation: migrated internal and deprecated systems to cloud DNS, global load balancing, security, caching
• Ops architecture: CDN, Linux, virtual machines, Docker containers, Apache, GTM, DNS, Ansible, and more
• Financial management: eight figure budget responsibility, vendor negotiations, procurement, usage forecasting, RFPs
• Public speaking: Velocity, Akamai Edge, and various site/app/network performance events