Joshua Wells

Cloud & DevOps Engineer

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Phone: 440-371-4548

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Location: Cleveland, OH

About Me

Hey!  I’m Josh.  

I am an avid technology enthusiast, geek, and lifelong learner. I have loved tech as long as I have known it. There is something incredibly satisfying in solving a complex problem, or learning a new thing.

While I cannot sum up my entire being in a short paragraph, there is one piece of advice that lingers with me every day of my life. It comes from my late Grandfather. Despite not having Google at his fingertips like us, he still found a way to master any new challenge. As he raised me, one thing he was adamant that I understood was to…

Learn something new every day

My Experience

A highly experienced, detail oriented, and motivated infrastructure, cloud, and devops engineer.  A passionate learner with the technical aptitude to match.

July 2021
Progressive Insurance
DevOps Engineer Consultant
July 2017 - July 2021
Progressive Insurance
Lead DevOps Engineer
Mayfield, OH
Aug 2016 - Jul 2017
AXS Ticketing
Senior Systems Engineer
Cleveland, OH
Apr 2014 - Jul 2016
Union Home Mortgage
Network and Systems Administrator
Strongsville, OH
Feb 2012 - Apr 2014
Invacare Corporation
Field Services Technician
Elyria, OH
Aug 2008 - Feb 2012
ConSun Food Industries
IT Systems Administrator
Elyria, OH
August 2008


A strong influencer and technical leader, who is passionate about solving complex problems, learning and implementing new technologies. 

Proficient in most areas of infrastructure and networking, scripting, light application development, continuous integration and delivery, application delivery, monitoring and logging, public and private cloud technologies, and container orchestration.


  • Public and Private Cloud Technologies (AWS, GCP, Azure, OpenStack)
  • Container Orchestration (OpenShift, K8s)
  • CI/CD Tooling (GHA, Jenkins, TeamCity, Azure DevOps, & more)
  • Automation (Shell, PowerShell, Python)
  • Logging and Monitoring (NewRelic, ELK, Influx, Grafana, Splunk & more)
  • HashiCorp Stack (Terraform Cloud/Enterprise, Consul, Vault, etc)
  • Systems Administration (Web, DB, Hypervisors, Storage, Networking, etc)
Leadership and Influence
Cloud Technologies
Application Continuous Integration and Delivery
Logging and Monitoring



  • Homelab-ing
  • Unlimited AMC movies when COVID isn’t a thing
  • PC Gaming – FPS, Co-Op, MMO, Couch gaming
  • Cooking indoors, outdoors, and definitely on a flat top
  • SeaDoo trips with my wife and friends
  • Modern board gaming
  • BBQ & Smoking meats while enjoying the company of others


  • HA Hyperconverged Proxmox/CEPH cluster (Triple replication nvme + EC)
  • Mix of KVM, LXC, and Kubernetes (OKD/OpenShift)
  • Managed via Terraform and Ansible AWX
  • Ubiquiti Networks UDMPro, Switches, APs, Surveillance
  • Cloudflare Pro, HA nginx load balancers/reverse proxies for Ingress
  • HA Galera MariaDB cluster
  • Authelia MFA, Nextcloud, Bitwarden, game, and web hosting (including this site)
  • SNMP, PRTG, LibreNMS monitoring
  • Centralized Logging
  • DR for it all via Proxmox Backup Server, Duplicacy, Velero, & Kasten K10
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Contact Me!