Joshua Oliphant


Hi, I’m Joshua 👋! I’m an experienced Senior Software Engineer specializing in backend applications, DevOps, and infrastructure building. With a strong background in Java microservices, Python automation, CI/CD pipelines, Kubernetes, and Docker, I’m passionate about delivering secure, scalable, and innovative solutions. Currently, I’m expanding my expertise in AI Engineering, with hands-on experience in prompt engineering, using the OpenAI API. I’m driven by a passion for staying at the forefront of technological advancements and solving complex problems.

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Senior Software Engineer
August 2019 - Present
As a consultant at Nortal, I’ve spearheaded projects across Expedia, Brightloom, Amazon, Motorola, and T-Mobile, focusing on:

  • Containerization of Java/Spring Boot microservices using Docker.
  • Creation and maintenance of Kafka clusters in Kubernetes.
  • Development of CI/CD pipelines, enhancing scalability and efficiency.

T-Mobile (via Nortal)
Site Reliability Engineer
January 2022 - Present
Key achievements include leading the containerization of microservices, orchestrating deployments via CI/CD pipelines, and spearheading the Kafka cluster management in Kubernetes.

Motorola Solutions (via Nortal)
Senior Software Engineer
February 2021 - December 2021
Focused on developing robust CI/CD pipelines with Azure DevOps and contributing to high-quality C#/.Net microservices solutions.

Amazon (via Nortal)
Software Engineer
September 2020 - January 2021
Led a team in creating a data pipeline that integrates AWS services for efficient data processing, showcasing my expertise in Java and AWS Lambdas.

Brightloom (via Nortal)
Software Engineer
February 2020 - September 2020
Aided in the startup’s launch by developing Python microservices with Django, building CI/CD pipelines, and managing containerized services with Docker and Kubernetes.

Expedia Group (via Nortal)
Software Engineer
August 2019 - January 2020
Independently executed projects to construct Java microservices, integrating services with Kafka for optimized data transformation.

Customer Engineer & Software Engineer
August 2015 - August 2019
Played a pivotal role in the Kubernetes Customer Engineering initiative, enhancing client satisfaction through optimized Kubernetes-based solutions. As a software engineer, I was instrumental in the modernization of the Point-of-Sale System, developing event-driven microservices with Java, Spring Boot, and Kafka.


Seattle University
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science


  • Kubernetes & Containerization
  • Java & Python Programming
  • CI/CD Pipelines & DevOps Practices
  • Apache Kafka & Event-Driven Architecture
  • AI Engineering & Prompt Engineering
  • Cloud Services (AWS, Docker)
  • Spring Boot


  • Automating With AI
  • Continuous Learning and Technical Blogging

Feel free to reach out for collaborations or if you have any questions. Let’s connect and explore how we can drive technology forward together.