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A Summary About Me

I am a highly skilled Cloud Solution Architect with over 2 years of experience implementing and optimizing cloud-based solutions using Amazon Web Services (AWS). Strong background in operating systems and automation tools, as well as proficiency in Spanish and English. AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate and AWS Cloud Practitioner with a CompTIA A+ Certification, CompTIA Security + Certification and Eagle Scout.

Key Competencies

AWS: EC2, Autoscaling, VPC, Lambda, S3, RDS, IAM, CloudWatch, CloudFormation, CloudFront, API Gateway, WAF, Inspector, CloudTrail, Config, Route 53, Firewall

Operating Systems: Linux, Windows, Mac OS

Automation Tools: Jenkins, Docker, Gitlab, GitHub, Jira, CI/CD Pipeline, Terraform, MDM

Language: Bilingual (Spanish, English)

Professional Experience

IT Security and Compliance Specialist | ARX Networks | Newark, CA / Remote in McKinney, TX | April 2023 | Present

Develop and implement robust security strategies and measures for AWS and Okta SSO environments.

Monitor and analyze security events and incidents, taking proactive steps to mitigate risks and respond effectively

Manage access controls, authentication mechanisms, and identity management processes within Okta SSO.

Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure security best practices are integrated into the development and deployment lifecycle.

Perform regular security assessments, vulnerability scans, and penetration testing to identify and address potential weaknesses.

Create and maintain security documentation, including policies, procedures, and guidelines related to AWS, Okta SSO, and SOC 2 compliance.

Lead efforts to achieve and maintain SOC 2 compliance, including coordination of audits and assessments.

Stay up to date with industry trends, emerging threats, and best practices to continuously improve the organization's security posture.

Provide training and awareness programs to educate employees about security practices and policies.

Participate in incident response and contribute to post-incident analysis and reporting.

Collaborate with third-party vendors and partners to ensure compliance requirements are met.

Assist in the development and execution of disaster recovery and business continuity plans.

Contribute to the evaluation and selection of security tools and technologies.

DevOps Engineer | CuraPatient, Inc.| Irvine, CA | 04/14/2021 | 11/21/2022

Implemented and optimized microservices and applications using AWS to meet production requirements

Created and maintained a cost-effective Tableau Server instance on Linux with encryption at rest and in transit

Interconnected Transit Gateways to establish a central network for all 25 AWS accounts

Used WAF rules to hide services behind a VPN application called Twingate

Consulted with clients on DevOps culture and best practices to improve productivity and reduce deployment cycle time

Assembled CloudFormation scripts to run a Data Sunrise Application for database masking and auditing

Continually monitored and remediated vulnerabilities within a FedRamp High environment and set up alerts for compliancy violations

Maintained services to follow HIPAA, HITRUST, ISO 27001, and FedRamp High compliance and assisted in presenting findings to auditors for certification validation

Installed and optimized an Ubiquiti Multi-Node Configuration

Conducted onboarding and offboarding of users, granting access using the principle of least privilege through Okta groups that provided IAM credentials in AWS and credentials to various other applications

Created Okta SSO applications to automate credential issuance for users

Issued new hardware and checked in old hardware while managing secure data of company assets

Supervised and monitored patient data flow from COVID vaccine sites into CuraPatient databases, operating remotely from the vaccine super-PODs in Orange County, CA

IT Consultant | Leasco Management Company | Newport Beach, CA | 01/01/2021 | 04/14/2021

Implemented necessary services to jumpstart the business and engaged with service providers to find the best prices and features for my client

Created a physical network system inside offices to remediate network connectivity issues, resulting in a 10% increase in revenue and a 15% decrease in connectivity complaints

Managed IT services for 13 offices across the US, assisting with connectivity and computational issues

Communicated with management on effective ways to increase employee performance involving IT-related concerns


Master of Science in Information Technology Management, Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT (2024)

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT (2023)

Associate of Science in Network Administration, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA (2022)

Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA (2022)


CompTIA Security + Certification (2023)

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (2022)

AWS Cloud Practitioner (2022)

CompTIA A+ Certification (2020)

Eagle Scout (2017)