Rodrigo was born in Brazil and relocated to US when he was 14. He is a Site Reliability Engineer with 10+ years of Linux Systems Administration experience. Comfortable in start-ups and established enterprises alike. Intensive hands-on experience with leading-edge DevOps tooling. Excellent communication skills, works well on a team or as a sole contributor.

Website: https://rodrigo-menezes.com
Phone: (510) 501-4116
Email: rdrgmnzs@gmail.om
Twitter: rdrgmnzs
GitHub: rdrgmnzs
LinkedIn: rdrgmnzs

Work Experience

Pinterest2017 - Present

Site Reliability Engineer

Pinterest2016 - 2017

Site Reliability Engineer ( Contract )

Robert Half Technology2016 - 2017

SRE - Robert Half Technology SPS

Castle Global, Inc.2016 - 2016

DevOps Engineer

  • Scaled Kiwi app to accommodate an increase of 5 million users over the course of 1 week. Scaled Plaza app from 100 to 5,000 daily users. Scaled Chatous app from 1,000 to 5,000 daily users.
  • Built new CI/CD infrastructure which doubled previous deployment rate. Automated release testing suite and increased testing capacity.
  • Configuration, deployment, and automation with Chef.
  • Manages environment 95% built on Docker, running on Mesos.
  • Migrated hosted AWS environment to in-house data center.
  • Monitoring and alerting with Sensu and PagerDuty.
  • Utilized Jenkins for CI process reorganization.
  • Deploys Cassandra and MySQL clusters.
  • Performs sharding, master/slave replication within MySQL.
  • Statistics gathering with Sensu and Grafana.

LiveVox2014 - 2016

Linux Systems Engineer

LiveVox is a leading provider of enterprise-grade cloud contact center solutions and an affiliate partner of Aspect Software.

  • Supported Java devs, QA teams, and interfaced directly with customers.
  • Deployed Katello/Foreman to greatly speed up server deployment times from 4 hours to 10 minutes.
  • Cleaned up Puppet environment, used it for configuration, deployment, and automation of tasks.
  • Deployed Cassandra and MySQL clusters.
  • Virtualization with XenSever.
  • AWS management and deployments using CloudFormation.

Livescribe Inc.2013 - 2014

System Administrator

Livescribe brings notes, words and ideas to life. Livescribe smartpens make it easy to connect paper and pen to the digital world.

  • Virtualized internal infrastructure using XenServer.
  • Retire Legacy networks

Oakland Packaging & Supplies2006 - 2013

Systems Administrator

  • Deployed monitoring infrastructure using Icinga, LogStash and Cacti.
  • Deployed Puppet environments.
  • Virtualized entire infrastructure using XenServer, later migrated virtualized infrastructure from XenServer to VMware.
  • Managed Windows and Linux infrastructure and desktop environment across 3 locations.
  • Performed Exchange Server migration, upgrade and administration for over 70 users. Active directory and GPO administration.
  • Managed and deployed E-commerce platform.


Diablo Valley College2004 - 2006

Computer Science


  • Database

    • MySQL
    • Cassandra
  • Cloud Platform

    • AWS
  • Virtualization

    • VMware
    • XenServer
  • Configuration Management

    • Puppet
    • Chef


  • English Fluent

  • Portuguese (BR) Native speaker