Hey, I'm Derek.

My Passions
I love using technology to not only make our lives easier but to improve the lives of everyone. With that being said, I love to problem solve, learn, and tinker by doing various DIY projects in my home, my lab, or with others. I specifically like to do home automation and have my house rigged up with lots of tech and automation!

What I Do

I'm currently employed at Rapid7 as a Senior Software Engineer. I help support Rapid7 products through DevOps tooling and cloud operations. I'm experienced in various levels of troubleshooting and debugging technologies including SSL certificates, load balancers, firewalls, etc.


Technical Skill Set

Networking appliances/networking • Hosting/cloud provider solutions and cloud networking knowledge • Virtual technologies • Containerized technologies (Docker & Kubernetes) and inter-container networking • Automation tools • CI/CD Tools • Database technologies • Logging solutions • Monitoring solutions • Release Operations (RelOps) tasks • Dedicated mail and AV appliances • Penetration Testing • Utilization of APIs for automation • Windows/Linux server operating systems • Installation and management of all Windows/Linux machines • Telephony • iOS Mobile Device Management & Apple VPP/DEP • Change management processes for SOC 1, SOC 2, and PCI compliance


Certifications & Education

SumoLogic Certified, A+, Network+, CJIS (Criminal Justice Information System), MOS, & IC3 Certified • Have been working with websites professionally since 2006 • MBA from Worcester State University Graduate School with a concentration in Leadership • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Becker College • Designed the website and ecommerce platform for second largest Disc Golf website pro shops.

View my Resume


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Say Hello.

Want to chat? Shoot me an email at derek.s.grimesgmail.com