Damian Knopp

Platform Architecture


Hadoop and Big Data Systems
Cloud Systems
DevOps Best Practices
Java / Scala Software Engineering
Web Front Ends


M.S. Computer Science, Loyola University of Maryland
B.S. Computer Science, Towson University



Recent Projects

Cybersecurity Analytics Startup
Security Gateway
Built a secure gateway with custom one-way encryption to receive anonymized and masked customer data.

Cybersecurity Analytics Startup
Major DevOps Improvements to Cloud Deployment
Implemented a system to quickly deploy and install the customer’s product in AWS. Made the environment deployable quickly using the SaltStack:  Kinesis, EMR, Spark, Elasticsearch, HBase, and Phoenix. Developed the SaltStack scripts and its management system to orchestrate and control workflows.

Technical Expertise

  • Java: Spring, Jersey, Tomcat, Maven, Scala, Groovy, Gradle, Jetty
  • Hadoop: Spark, Ambari, Hive, Phoenix, Accumulo, Cascading
  • Javascript: Angular, RxJs, Webpack, Node, React, D3, Highchart
  • Data Stores: Elasticsearch, MongoDB, Oracle, Redis
  • DevOps: Docker, Puppet, Saltstack, Ansible, Terraform, Cloudformation, Kubernetes, Mesos