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Tony Sweets

Java Software & DevOps Engineer

 Welcome I'm a Senior-level Java Software/Dev-OPs Engineer with over 15 years experience. I have a broad skill set in programming, system administration, networks, and the software development process on both internal and public customer facing applications. For the past 15 years I have been working exclusively on Java enterprise web applications. Excellent soft skills including team leadership and mentoring capabilities as well as an understanding of general business disciplines including marketing, finance and accounting.

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My Services  

  • Java Development
  • Spring Framework
  • Multi-Tier Enterprise Systems
  • Agile/Scrum
  • DevOps
  • Continuous Deployment Setup


B.S in Computer Science

University of Wyoming May 1996

A.S. in Computer Science

Casper CollegeDecember 1993


Red Hat Certified System Administrator

ID: 120-063-771

Patent: Modular Home/Office Multimedia Distribution System


Patent: Secure Internet Documents (Pending)



Virtual Hudson Build Environments Part 1

Sticky Minds

Virtual Hudson Build Environments Part 2

Sticky Minds


Spring, Spring Data, Spring MVC WebFlow, Spring Security, Twitter Bootstrap, Showcase App

MrPickles on GitHub (Open Source)

Arch Linux Package Maintainer (AUR)

Glassfish version 4


IT/Software Architect

Performance Benefits, Inc. 06/12 - Present

Manage and Maintain the Ready Funds Platform, a Java/Spring Enterprise Application


Sr. Software Engineer/IT Architect 07/00 - 06/12

Software development on the ePlan Services 401(k) Platform, a Java/Spring Enterprise Application

Member of Techincal Staff

US West Advanced Technology Center 11/98 - 7/00

R&D on "connected" homes. Represented US West in the OSGi organization. Software development on the My USWest Portal.

Systems/Software Engineer

Rockwell Collins7/96 - 7/98

R&D on Modular Electronics (F-22/JSF) aka Software Defined Radios. R&D on Rockwell's Java CPU (GEM)

Programming Skills





Test Driven Development (TDD)


Spring Framework

Spring Integration

Spring Batch






Continuous Build Systems (Jenkins)

Atlassian Tool Suite (i.e. Jira)


Repositories (i.e. Git/SVN)

Application Servers

Virtualization/Cloud (AWS/VMWare)

Containers Docker/CoreOS

Technology Overhaul

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Migrated system from older outdated servers hosted in a local co-location facility to a cloud based architecture using Amazon AWS with redundancy via two geographically dispersed regions. Resulting montly bill was less expensive than hosting in a physical location


Introduced Agile and Scrum to the company replacing their existing waterfall methodology.

Mobile App

Wrote a Mobile version of the “Cardholder” site with Spring & JQuery Mobile.

Ready Funds Mobile ATM Locator


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Re-architected pieces of the existing Java/Struts/Flex application using the Spring Framework v3.2. Also replaced the homegrown batch processing system with Spring Integration and Spring Batch.

Continuous Delivery

Setup an environment for continuous delivery of applications into production. This was built with Git, Jenkins, Maven, Cargo

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Atlassian Tool Suite


Introduced the Atlassian Suite of tools for a new new development project. Including

- Jira
- Greenhopper
- Confluence
- Stash

Enterprise Integration Patters

Enterprise Integration

Using Spring Integration which implements the Enterprise Integration Patters was able to connect my company's system with our vender's platform over SOAP WS

Test Driven Development

Currently maintaining an 81.3% test coverage. Includes Junit and Selenium 2 Tests

MySQL Database Architecture

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Setup virtual MySQL instance and reporting environment to handle processing of millions of card transactions per day

Open Source Projects

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I have opensourced a "showcase" application that I use to start new projects. I take what I need and bootstrap new development. This is a Spring based Web Application using modern frameworks like JPA, Twitter Bootstrap, JQuery, and most Spring Frameworks.

Personal Information

Address 4325 Flag Drive

 Laporte Colorado 80535

Contact Me

Cell 720.507.5949


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