Joseph Ziegler

Systems Engineer II
Site Reliability Engineering @ Uber

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About Me

Hello all! I am Joseph Ziegler, a systems engineer at Uber Technologies based in San Francisco, California. I've been living in the Bay area for around 4 years now and loving every minute of it.

Experienced IT professional with 7+ years experience working in the technical industry including experience in support, Linux administration, server automation, Windows, MacOS, ChromeOS, mobile devices, and TCP/IP networking. Experience supporting a large corporate-level infrastructure at a very fast-paced environment. I am able to support a large user-base, mostly under pressure, including campus-wide outages, working on several projects at once pertaining to services in the SRE and DevOps stack. Proven ability to drive projects on my own and having a positive impact on a company's infrastructure.

I am very interested in new technology, TCP/IP networking, system administration, and automation. I am ready to learn new things and to make a difference in the world with today's computer systems. My ambition is to utilize my diverse background and technical experience to make a positive impact on my future career and the world.

My passion is technology. Working in the technical industry is my dream and I do whatever I can to learn every single day and make a huge impact on the corporate infrastructure



Uber Technologies, Inc

Systems Engineer II, Site Reliability Engineering

* Owner of Corp Linux server authentication.
* Take ownership of implementation of larger applications, reachable by 4000+ engineers.
* Implement applications consisting of multiple web servers, load balancing, multiple databases, metrics, and monitoring using Puppet.
* Research and implement new services into our environment, eliminating time-consuming Puppet code modifications.
* Mentor employees on other teams in an effort to provide potential career growth and better understanding of the managed corporate services.
* Rewrite Puppet classes to scale with the growth of the server environment and to eliminate any potential manual configuration.
* Perform all duties of Systems Engineer I

Uber Technologies, Inc

Systems Engineer I, Site Reliability Engineering

Systems Engineer I on the Tech Services, Corp Site Reliability Engineering Team. Our mission is to ensure a durable approach to engineering for all corporate systems through proactive design, automation, and metrics.
* Promoted to Systems Engineer II
* Solve problems relating to mission critical services and build automation to prevent problem recurrence.
* Configure and deploy applications in OneLogin.
* Deploy new applications created by software engineers into our corporate environment by configuring dedicated systems with Puppet Enterprise.
* Configure new and current Haproxy servers for load balancing and high availability for web nodes.
* Determine ways to improve our current Puppet code for future infrastructure growth and rewrite the Puppet code as necessary.
* Write custom Sensu checks and metrics for monitoring and alerting purposes.
* Administer internal systems including Puppet Enterprise, RabbitMQ, Sensu, Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana (ELK stack), Grafana/Graphite, Redis, Kafka, Stash/Bitbucket, Bamboo, OneLogin, Jira, and Confluence (Atlassian Suite).
* Manage 1000+ nodes spread across Uber's global corporate infrastructure using Puppet, which includes Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, and Windows operating systems. * Quickly manage systems using Fabric.
*Lead and coordinate the implementation of new services into the Corp infrastructure

Uber Technologies, Inc

Service Desk Technician II

Provided onsite, phone, email, and chat support for end user systems and applications.
* Promoted to Systems Engineer I on the Corp Site Reliability Engineering Team.
* Wrote weekly updates for the entire global service desk team which includes all important changes, updates, and critical information regarding services we supported.
* Set all time record with another colleague for the most amount of tickets completed in one workday.
* Began after work program to teach service desk team desired technologies for career growth.
* IT onboarding lead for all of Uber’s new full­time employees weekly.
* Created and designed projects, which affected all service desk teams globally to help streamline our ability to resolve tickets more efficiently and help scale with the company growth.
* Wrote bash scripts to automate tedious processes for LDAP additions, deletions, and modifications.
* Wrote tools using Google's App Script to make processes more efficient.
* Won the Most Valuable Person award for 2015 on the global tier 2 team


Information Technology Resident

Encountered all major desktop and mobile OS’s (Windows, Mac, Linux, ChromeOS, Android, Blackberry, etc) and a sophisticated userbase with technically challenging support cases. I supported Google employees directly and remotely, including support with Google's internal tools and applications. In this role, I also took on small to medium-sized IT projects, which impacted all Google campuses globally.

New Earth Co

IT Technician

Managed the entire company infrastructure including servers, workstations, networking routers and switches, and a PBX phone system. I dealt with many operating systems including Windows (XP, Vista, 7 Server 2003, Server 2008), Mac (OS X Lion), and Linux (Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Mint, and Fedora). I also performed various tasks such as added/removed users and groups in Active Directory, installed new operating systems when necessary, maintained the backup system, and maintained networking equipment, if needed.


Oregon Institute of Technology

Sept 2008 - June 2013

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Klamath Falls, Oregon

Umpqua Community College

Sept 2005 - May 2008

Transfer Credits in Computer Science
Roseburg, Oregon

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