Sam Myers

Senior Devops Engineer


I take pride in what I do. I'm a force multiplier to quality engineering teams. Simplicity is the greatest virtue.

Work Experience

Senior DevOps Engineer

Little Bear Labs | 2020 - Present

Founding member and sole devops at startup that secured prestigious VC funding

  • Managed Kubernetes in production
  • Managed all operations: monitoring, alerting, logging, CI/CD, dev tools, infra-as-code…

DevOps Engineer

Little Bear Labs | 2018 - 2020

Contracted at multiple startups to assist their Kubernetes adoption

  • Set up Kubernetes clusters and CI/CD pipelines
  • Managed CI/CD pipelines across multiple projects
  • Contributed to project, infrastructure, and test code as needed

Automation Engineer

Portworx | 2018

  • Lead development of an orchestration system to set up Kubernetes clusters on our internal VMWare infrastructure
  • Wrote GoLang automation to test stateful containers
  • Helped customers debug and write examples / POCs to move their workloads into Kubernetes

Operations Engineer

Rally Health | 2017

  • Wrote orchestration for ephemeral development environments and simple promotion through to production
  • Wrote POC to remove manual work surrounding on-call credentials for engineering teams
  • On-call rotation and sysadmin tasks as required

DevOps Engineer

Health Fidelity | 2016 - 2017

  • Set up Kubernetes cluster and deployment procedures
  • Worked with product teams to deploy onto the new environments

Quality Automation Engineer

Health Fidelity | 2015 - 2016

  • Owned Core Data Services quality and continuous integration pipeline
  • Spearheaded Health Fidelity’s move to container-based environment and wrote the initial POCs
  • Wrote integration tests and feature code as needed


Branch Deploy Infrastructure

Developer Productivity

Every pull request gets a complete environment automatically. Engineers can test their code safely in a fully isolated and reproducible manner. Each environment gets a copy of dev database, auotmated migrations, autoscaling, logging.

Terraform Provider

Infrastructure as Code

A cloud provider did not have a Terraform provider and we wanted one. I wrote an API client by reverse engineering their website and turned it into an idiomatic Terraform provider. It is in the process of being open sourced.

On-Demand Container Clusters on VMWare

Deployment Tool

We needed the ability to flexibly create Kubernetes & DC/OS clusters in an on-premise environment. I reimagined the process as a single easy-to-use tool and lead the development. It become better than I could have hoped and is under active development by a multi-person team.