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About Robert McCall

Hey, I’m Robert and I run this site. Throughout my career and day job, I get most of my tech experience working directly with customers and help them build in AWS. I’m here to help you learn more about Tech in general and all things cloud computing!

With over a decade experience and being certified in over 5 AWS Certifications, you’re in great hands!

I’ve encountered countless situations where there was a high level of ambiguity, but managed to work through it with customers and deliver exceptional results.

Because of that, I am here to help guide you to be the best of the best when it comes to career advice and know-how regarding technology.

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Summary of experience

I am an honors student from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), and hold a Cyber Security Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Throughout my tenure at UTSA, I put myself through school through a variety of internships in different business industry segments.

These segments ranged from technology, oil and gas, semiconductor, and local and state government. Specifically, I served as a security analyst for the city of San Antonio, network engineer for NuStar energy, and a security engineer for Samsung in their research and development center in Austin Texas.

Once graduated, I was recruited to work with Marathon Petroleum as a security engineer, immediately prior to my joining of Amazon Web services.

Throughout my career at Amazon, I have served again in a variety of different industries ranging from government, nonprofit, federal financial services, department of defense,and now aerospace and space exploration.

Accomplishments and Awards

First Amazon Web Services (AWS) Snowcone sent to space

Robert is a Solution Architect at Amazon Web Services and was the trusted technical advisor responsible for leading the effort to land the first ever piece of cloud computing technology into outer space. Not only that, but this mission occurred in the first ever commercial human spaceflight in the history of mankind. He also got recognition from the CEO of AWS on LinkedIn.

Professional Certifications

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional

I have had an active AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional Certification for over three years, and leverage that expertise on a daily basis working with customers.

AWS Certified Security Specialty Certification

I am also a subject matter expert when it comes to Cyber Security in AWS, and have been certified as such for over three years.

Thought Leadership

AWS Well Architected Framework: SEC10-BP02 Develop incident management plans

Having worked as an actual AWS Solutions architect at AWS for almost 4 years, Robert even got to author a Security Best Practice for the Global Well Architected Framework.

AWS Well Architected Framework: SEC10-BP04 Develop and test security incident response playbooks

I have also gotten to write a second, brand new Well Architected Framework Best Practice for developing and testing security incident response playbooks.

AWS Satellite Operator Direct Connect

Robert also has been a frequent though leader while working at AWS. He has crafted reference architectures such as the satellite operator direct connect reference architecture. This draws from his experience guiding his customers through designing for resiliency and faulty tolerance for their mission critical workloads!