Donovan Searles

Entry level Cloud Engineer with multiple years of experience in the IT field

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About Me



I am a passionately driven entry-level cloud engineer based in the general Atlanta area with multiple years of experience in the IT field. I currently hold 10+ active IT certifications including 3 AWS certifications. I have a strong sense of networking knowledge and experience working on projects.

Name: Donovan Searles

Phone: +1 (706) 510-8996

Location: Greater Atlanta Area



AWS: Amazon Web Services, VPC, EC2, Lambda, API Gateway, S3, EBS, RDS, IAM, Route 53, CloudFront, Dynamo DB, etc..

Programming: Strong understanding of basic programming concepts, with the ability to pick up on most language syntax rather quickly, Python, HTML, CSS, Bash Shell Scripting, light experience with Javascript

Operating Systems: Windows 7/8/10, Unix, Linux, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

Networking: LANs, SANs, TCP / IP, DNS, Wireless, VPN Architecture, Routers & Switches, Firewalls, Active Directory Domain Controllers

Software/Services: Fundamental understanding of Splunk

Hardware: iPads, Macbooks, tablets, desktops, laptops, printers, scanners

Ticketing Systems: ConnectWise, ServiceNow, Auto Task

Years in IT

Active Certifications

Expired Certifications

Certifications in Progress

Professional experience

Mar 2022 - Present

Software Engineer I (Azure Cloud Engineer)

Cox Automotive -- Remote

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Jun 2021 - Mar 2022

AWS Support Engineer

Cox Automotive (contract) -- Remote

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Aug 2020 - Jun 2021

Remote Support Engineer 1

Coretelligent -- Remote

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Jun 2020 – Aug 2020

Remote Support Technician

Coretelligent -- Remote

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Sep 2019 – May 2020

Field Service Technician

WellStar Health System (contract) -- Austell GA

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Jan 2019 – Aug 2019

Project Engineer

Athens Micro -- Athens GA

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Sep 2018 – Jan 2019

Desktop Engineer

Athens Micro -- Athens GA

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May 2018 - Sep 2018

Information Technology Intern

Nisshinbo Automotive -- Covington GA

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Jan 2018 - Jun 2018

Quality Assurance Inspector

Nisshinbo Automotive -- Covington GA

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Jan 2018 – Sep 2018

Information Technology Intern

Clique Here -- Conyers GA

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Aug 2017 – May 2018

Information Technology Intern

Rockdale Medical Center -- Conyers GA

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Recent blog posts


AWS Certifications:

● AWS Certified Security – Specialty

● AWS Certified Developer – Associate

● AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate

● AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

HashiCorp Cloud Engineer Certifications:

● Terraform Associate

Microsoft Certifications:

● MTA: Networking Fundamentals - Certified 2018

● MTA: Windows Operating System Fundamentals - Certified 2018

● MTA: Security Fundamentals - Certified 2018

● MTA: Introduction to Programming Using HTML and CSS - Certified 2018


● (2018-2021) Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (verify: 433314169547BLXG)

● CompTIA Security+ ce Certification

● CompTIA Network+ ce Certification

● CompTIA A+ ce Certification

● CompTIA IT Fundamentals Certification



Rockdale Career Academy

Information Technology Course -- Conyers GA

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Heritage High School

High School Diploma -- Conyers GA

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