Devon Hillard is an experienced architect of enterprise Java web applications and their supporting infrastructures. Commerce specialist with over 25 years of development, architecture, and DevOps experience. Technologist dedicated to mastering best of breed and emerging products and standards. Excellent communication skills and business acumen provide for the ability to connect business and technical worlds fluently.
Senior Cloud Application Architect, Amazon Web Services, Seattle, WA 2022-present
Assisted large clients in migrating their applications and workloads to AWS, in a professional services role. Focused on best practice architecture. Solving for scalability, performance, security, and reliability in a Cloud native approach. Developed guides, code, tooling, and other IP for the AWS ProServe team. Worked on the BluAge Mainframe Migration solution and practice.
Founder, Black Magic Consulting, Boulder, CO 2019-PRESENT
Providing consulting services focused on leveraging technology to solve problems for retailers, large and small. Covering eCommerce, PIM, Inventory, Marketing Strategy, and custom development. Built ATG Oracle Commerce on AWS Auto-Scaling solution. Built auto-scaling headless micro services based payment system for large retailer. Also spawning many independent projects from training, horses, and SaaS service development.
Launched multiple Shopify based eCommerce sites for clients, including extensive customization and integrations.
Built an open source Java Spring based Shopify App Accelerator Framework.
Technologies Used: Spring, SpringBoot, AWS, ATG Oracle Commerce, Oracle, New Relic, Jenkins, Bamboo, GitHub, Gradle, NodeJS, Shopify, Ruby, JBoss, WebLogic, Linux, CloudFormation, Micro Services, Lambda Serverless, serverless.com, Ansible, SparkleFormation, Auto-Scaling/Auto-Healing, CI/CD, automated environment creation and management, and much more!
Mentor, Sky & Wyatt, Pure Power Botanicals, Royal Supply, Canopy Boulder , Boulder, CO 2019-present
Providing mentorship to several companies in the Cannabis and CBD space. Focusing on eCommerce channel growth, SEO, small business strategy, and general startup advice.
CTO, Managed Services, Tenzing, Toronto, CAN 2018
Chief technology evangelist and leader for Tenzing’s Ecommerce lines of business, the fastest growing and highest priority strategic line of business within the company. Developed and oversaw the product and services road map and drive critical decisions around technology choices, major investments and key vendor relationships. Focused on the creation of proprietary IP, DevOps and cloud utilization.
Founding Partner, Spark::red, Seattle, WA 2007-2018
Managed ATG Oracle Commerce Hosting provider, focusing on providing excellent service from experienced ATG architect level resources. Provided guidance to enterprise architects at clients and system integrators. Built full lifecycle ecosystem of DevOps practice and service offering including CI/CD, ticket tracking, automated testing, extensive monitoring, APM, and alerting systems. Developed server hardening practices, redundant load balancing, backup systems, and more.
ATG Architect, ClearLogic Consulting 2007-2010
Worked with clients such as Ulta, Scotts, and the People’s Choice Awards. Provided architectural and team leadership. Performed upgrade project from ATG 2006.3 to 9.1. Built Fulfillment and CSC integrations with new payment provider. Designed and developed several extremely high throughput applications.
Founder, 10MinuteMail, Seattle, WA 2006-present
Created a site providing temporary e-mail addresses and web-based inboxes to provide a solution to forced registration and the subsequent spam problem. The site serves on average 100,000 hits a day and has a thriving ad-based revenue model.
Senior Architect/Security Architect, Cingular Wireless – now AT&T, Redmond/Bothell, WA 2003-2007
Took responsibility for the security and privacy aspects of most Cingular web sites. Drove VISA/PCI compliance for Cingular customer facing web applications. Performed application design and reviews for numerous projects, building architecture design documents from business requirements, and overseeing the development, code quality, and security of the application throughout the project life-cycle. Developed coding standards, project life-cycles, and software development life-cycles to increase quality and reduce maintenance costs while minimizing schedule impact.
Senior Solutions Consultant, QPass, Seattle, WA 2005
Assumed ownership of a new product offering, Open Market, and guided the first customer through implementation, testing, and into production. Developed architecture designs, UAT user guides, test matrixes, and code.
Tech Lead, NCS Technologies, Redmond, WA 2004
Gathered business requirements from multiple stake-holders, researched extensive existing infrastructure components, and development requirements and UML artifacts. Led a remote development team through a fast paced development effort and coordinated with technical and business contacts on-site at the client.
Senior Consultant, Cell Exchange, Cambridge, MA 2002-2003
Led a multi discipline team consisting of Java developers, HTML designers, Flash developers, business analysts, and other specialists to create applications and rapid prototypes. Focused on showcasing innovative methods of applying cutting edge web and wireless technologies to solving business and government needs. Led full life-cycle projects from on-site requirements gathering to post-deployment and mentorship for clients including the Navy, Air Force, DoD, JEA, and many other large corporations.
Co-Founder, MagicWaiter, Cambridge, MA 2002-2003
Created a company to provide a large capacity, high bandwidth, online storage solution. Built a clustered PHP application which served over 100,000 members, over 4 TB of content, and delivered an average of 30 Mbit/second with peaks just over 100 Mbit/second. The system involved a tuned MySQL database with multi-million row tables, merchant account and PayPal integrations, bandwidth usage and billing tracking, and a multi-tiered server cluster.
Senior Architect, ATG, Cambridge, MA 1998-2001
Advanced from entry level tech support, through professional services as a consultant, and into architecture for both the professional services and sales engineering groups. Developed expertise in all ATG product offerings. Worked on site with many Fortune 500 companies, designing systems from hardware and network layouts to application and integration architecture to provide high performance and stable online platforms for e-commerce, banking, content delivery, and other verticals. Provided the bridge between business audiences and requirements and technology teams and implementations.
Technologies, Frameworks, and Tools: AWS Services, ATG Oracle Commerce, Spring, Spring Boot, Java, GraalVM, Docker, NodeJS, JSP/JSF, Ruby, WordPress, WooCommerce, Shopify, BigCommerce, Magento, SEMRush, SEO, GIT, Atlassian Bamboo, Jenkins, JIRA, GitHub, Jekyll, Gradle, Headless architecture, Serverless, AWS Lambda, MicroServices, AWS, Auto Scaling, Auto Healing, HA Architecture, XML, SQL, PHP, HTML, Bash scripting, OS X, Linux, MySQL/MariaDB, PostgresDB, Oracle DB, JBoss, and much more.
References and detailed job descriptions available upon request.