J. Bobby Lopez

Multi-platform Enterprise DevOps 🔹 Agile 🔹 Cloud
Consultant at Sourced Group
Former Linux and Cloud Technology Lead at Ethoca Mastercard, VMware, and RBC Capital Markets

"What is the difference between what is happening, on the one hand, and the direction of its motion, on the other? If I am flying from London to New York, I am moving westwards even before leaving the British Coast.”

- Alan Watts, 1967
The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are


- Wenling Shi
Software Analyst at RBC Capital Markets

Functional Background and Expertise:

  • Problem scope analysis.  Abiliity to breakdown and understand complex enterprise software delivery systems - both their problems and proposed solutions.  Value Stream Management.
  • Seasoned, hands-on software architecture and development experience. Object-oriented design experience.
  • Systems integration, automation, and validation expertise in highly regulated and restricted environments.


Consulting Focus:

  • DevOps and Agile Advocacy - The 3 Ways, and Agile Manifesto evangelist.

  • Team Building and Sustainability - Motivating juniors, peers, and leadership on continuous improvement and continuous innovation.  Building high-performing teams using tried and true business process management frameworks and philosophies.  Leading by example.

  • Infrastructure and Deployment Pipeline Architecture - Making architecture decisions based on evidence and data. Considering options based on keeping it simple. Focus on making it secure, flexible, scalable, and sustainable.

  • Automation of Enterprise application deployments to various target cloud or hybrid cloud platforms (Azure, AWS, GCP), using a variety of open source and/or commercial tools and frameworks.

  • Security and Compliance - Enterprise-level profiling, automation, and process optimization.


Technology, Tools, and Platform Experience:

  • Cloud Platforms: Azure, AWS, GCP, Openstack, VMware, Containers
  • Orchestration tools and platforms: Azure DevOps, Jenkins, Github, Gitlab, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Bladelogic, API (migrations, alignment).
  • Host Operating Systems: Redhat 7.x, 8.x, Debian, Ubuntu, Windows Server 2016/2019
  • Languages: Powershell, Bash, Ruby, Python, Javascript, Perl, Go Lang
  • Application Servers: JBoss, Tomcat, Websphere, Pega, Spring, Apache 2, Nginx
  • Database Management Systems: MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL, SQLite, CouchDB, MongoDB, Apache Cassandra, Oracle RDBMS


Business Process Management Experience:

  • Software Development and Operations team-building, coaching, mentoring, and managment
  • Cloud Migration and Cloud Platform Scalability Consulting
  • JIRA / Confluence Project Management and Workflow Design
  • Infrastructure and Application Deployment Design and Architecture
  • DevOps Solutions Architecture and Implementation


I have had the privilege and opportunty to gain a breadth of experience from several world-class organizations.  I have been doing both challenging and rewarding work with many highly regulated financial institutions and global technology firms for many years.  I am thankful for all the connections I have made in this industry, and the relationships which have been built as a result.

I am a strong proponent of Open Source Software.  I am also fairly indifferent with respect to cloud platforms, or development and automation tools.  I believe in developing core, cross-platform, cross-technology skill-sets that are transferable.  For me, It is important to always try and leverage cloud-native tools and services first as much as possible before considering non-native technology solutions - regardless of the platform I may be working with.  At very least, native technology solutions should always be among your design considerations.  I'm interested in keeping solutions simple, keeping costs low, and breaking through barriers in communication and understanding.

My core focus and interest is in designing and building systems that automate and orchestrate software delivery - using Agile, DevOps, and pragmatic software development.  I aim to be a Trusted Advisor for the highly regulated Financial Service Industry, or otherwise high-technology, security conscious organizations deploying mission-critical software.

I provide organisational consultation and guidance from Software Delivery Architecture, Software Delivery Engineering, and DevOps Business Process Management perspectives.  My core passion is to help our clients, partners, colleagues, and peers mature their Devops and Agile journeys on their chosen cloud platforms.

I continue to enjoy designing and building systems and software solutions that are not only functional and effective, but also simple, scalable, and highly maintainable. 

I am very thankful for the experience I have gained, and the lessons I have learned throughout my career. I am humbled by the complexity of enterprise scale software development and the technology organizations involved in doing this kind of work.  I am grateful for being given the opportunity, on so many occasions, to work with so many talented and wonderful people.

If you've read this far, then I acknowledge you and I thank you.  Please consider reaching out to discuss any aspect of DevOps, or where I may be able to help you on your DevOps and Agile journey!