Hey, my name is

4lch4 (Al-kuh

I'm just some guy who likes making and fixing things that usually involve a keyboard and/or a mouse.

Less self-deprecating, I’m a software developer and operations engineer by trade. I can write front and backend code, manage servers, create CICD pipelines, and much more.

About Me

I’m a software developer with a fondness for REST APIs. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology - Programming from the University of Arkansas Fort Smith.

I’ve been writing code since 2009 when one of my high school teachers introduced me to Visual Basic.

These are the skills, languages, and technologies I am most proficient with:
  • TypeScript
  • JavaScript
  • PowerShell
  • Java
  • Docker
  • Azure DevOps
  • GitHub Actions
  • Jenkins
  • Git
  • Linux
  • CSS
  • HTML5
  • Kubernetes

Experience

Senior Operations Engineer - JB Hunt
Feb 2020 - Present

I am currently a Senior Operations Engineer for the NOC at JBH. Some of my responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop web applications and API services that provided value to daily operations and reporting.
  • Provide support and training for Dynatrace and our other monitoring tools as an SME for each of the products.
  • Teach NOC about programming practices such as Pull Requests, agile development, CICD pipelines, and much more.
NOC Engineer - JB Hunt
Jan 2019 - Feb 2020

I started at J.B. Hunt as a Contractor in the position of NOC Engineer. While I was a contractor, some of my responsibilities included:

  • Developed a number of small utilities to be used by the NOC that made handling operations much easier.
  • Monitored operations health via software such as Dynatrace, ExtraHop, etc., to keep servers, services, and websites functional and healthy for business use.
  • Networked with various teams to ensure proper support and simplify any existing processes.
Freelancer - 4lch4 Industries LLC
Feb 2018 - Jan 2019
  • Work with a number of clients to create, maintain, or simply improve, their company websites.
  • Became a top-10% contractor with an award from Upwork, the main site I used for gaining new clients.
  • Retained a number of regular clients while developing new relationships with new clients.
Junior Software Test Engineer - SAPIEN Technologies
Aug 2015 - May 2017
  • Tested each new iteration of our software to ensure a high-level of quality.
  • Created an Android app that was based on an iOS app the company had (iPowerShell).
  • Provided front-line support for customers via a forum and dedicated support ticket system.

Education

Aug 2011 - Mar 2015
Bachelors - Information Technology - Programming
University of Arkansas Fort Smith

Projects

4lch4.com
Dhall Hugo GitHub Vercel
4lch4.com
My homepage on the internet. Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash.
4lch4.social
GitHub Hugo Vercel
4lch4.social
A collection of links to my various public "social media" accounts. Photo by Alexander Shatov on Unsplash.

Achievements

Fastest Cloud Migration Outside Google
While working at J.B. Hunt I helped with a cloud-migration from Microsoft Azure to Google Cloud Platform. We managed to move faster, and without disruptions, than any company Google had worked with, outside their own efforts.
2019 J.B. Hunt Hackathon E&T Award
Developed a site to display health status of major applications.
2020 J.B. Hunt Hackathon E&T Award
Further developed status page for external customers. Gained support of C-Level executives which provided full funding for the project.

Get In Touch

My inbox is always open but I rarely check it. If you’d like to reach out, please reach out over Twitter, Discord, or another method on 4lch4.social.