Thomas Bell


IT professional with over fifteen years of hands-on experience in a wide range of technologies, seeking position in systems administration or development.


Warner Brothers Digital Labs (formerly DramaFever Corp.) Warner Brothers Digital Labs (formerly DramaFever Corp.) - Philadelphia, PA
2016 - Present
Platform Operations Engineer

Part of the platform operations team at DramaFever Corp, a member of Warner Brothers Digital Networks. Responsible for maintaining dynamic AWS-based infrastructure for multiple video properties, including Warner Archive, DramaFever, and Boomerang using Terraform and Chef to provision and scale Docker services running on ECS.

AWeber Communications AWeber Communications - Chalfont, PA
2013 - 2016
Operations Engineer

Member of operations team responsible for the infrastructure of, a leading email marketing service provider. Responsible for infrastructure automation and maintainence using Chef, Puppet, and Fabric. Maintained a continuous deployment pipeline using Jenkins and Github Enterprise to build packages and Docker containers for deployment in AWS ECS and on-site virtualized infrastructure. Developed and managed service and system monitoring and metrics collection of hundreds of physical and virtualized Linux servers and corresponding networks using Graphite and Nagios.

Expert Computer Specialists Expert Computer Specialists - Oreland, PA
2012 - 2013
Junior Systems Administrator

Responsible for providing IT consulting services to small and medium businesses, including systems administration of MS Windows environments, Asterisk based PBX systems, end-user tech support, both remotely and on-site. Deployed and maintained backup and disaster recovery plans for multiple sites/organizations.

Hypotenuse, Inc Hypotenuse, Inc - Clifton, NJ
2002 - 2011
IT Director

Oversaw the technical operations for Hypotenuse, the umbrella under which operate a collection of automated telephone polling and get-out-the-vote companies. Responsibilities included the telephone calling infrastructure, an automated call center capable of 1,995 simultaneous calls, maintaining Windows Server based architecture for email, file, and web services, multi-site Asterisk based internal phone system, and design and implementation of web architecture.


Systems Administration

Years of experience in maintaining UNIX and Windows environments and services including Apache, nginx, IIS, MySQL, MS SQL, mongoDB, PostgreSQL, Asterisk based phone systems, Postfix, Exchange, and virtualized environments including Vagrant, KVM, HyperV, and VMware, as well as cloud infrastructure deployed through Amazon Web Services (AWS). Skilled in the use of configuration management utilities including Terraform, Chef, and Puppet. Experienced with various scripting languages including Python, BASH, and PowerShell.

Operating Systems

Experienced in installing, configuring, and troubleshooting Linux, OS X, and Microsoft Windows instances.

Wrote utilities in python wrapping cobbler, jenkins, and chef to fully automate the provisioning and bootstrapping of hardware and virtualized nodes in our datacenter.


Skilled in C# web development, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, as well as Java development.


Experience with TCP/IP networking, wireless networks, BIG-IP F5 load balancing as well as software load balancing (nginx/HAProxy), and firewalls (iptables, hardware firewalls).


Eligible to work in US and all EU countries

Fluent in German


Global Knowledge (AWS Training Partner)
System Operations on AWS
Temple University, College of Science & Technology
Bachelor of Science, Information Science & Technology
Front Row Agile
Agile Estimation & Planning