At a Glance

At a Glance

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Youn Elan, code weaver at large

Professional experience

Owner/CTO Consecration SARL 06/2022 - Now

  • Software Consulting & Development
  • Sys Admin of LAMP Systems
  • Built open Source CMS as alternative to Drupal/Wordpress
    • Running on 20+ sites
    • multi site support
    • multi database support
    • Drupal/Wordpress legacy mode
    • Developped Plugin Ecosystem
    • This website is running OSZ (Open Sitez)

Musical Interlude, Content Creator

  • Artist

    • created 500+ Songs, about 500 songs
    • Made 150+ Youtube Vides w/ 1000+ subscribers
    • Grew 1800 Soundcloud Followers
  • Traveler

    • Built Out a Camper Van with solar panels/water/furniture
    • Drove 25000 acros 48 US States
    • Explored the world

Comcast Business/Principal Engineer Ashburn, VA (Sep 2018-Jun 2020)

  • Part of Orion Devops team - The Orion Devops team owns production for Comcast business's NextGen billing platform coordinates its rollout. This involves tracking progress across environments and deployments, reviewing architecture, opening & maintaining connectivity and setting timelines for multiple stakeholders.
  • Edge system Coordination - I track the integration of 30+ teams is successful by coordinating deployments to production, resolving dependencies, making sure all fits together across multiple dev teams, testing and pmo
  • Product owner Security - My role includes interfacing w/ the security team, coordinate security scans/audits, track security posture and coordinate resolution of issues/ improvement of the current security posture
  • Product owner for ADH – tasked with coordinating multi-team/multi-vendor integration effort to cleanup/ synchronize & unify data sources to make them available for analytics and bring real time insight into the business

Comcast Residential/ Principal Engineer Ashburn, VA (July 2017-Now)

  • Part of the Arcadia next gen team, coordinating the effort roll out of the next gen platform... rolling out the future of awesome
  • product owner analytics platform integration - tasked with coordinating multi-team/multi-vendor integration effort to cleanup/synchronize and unify data sources in order for them to become available for analytics and bring real time insight into the business
  • Product owner for Monitoring & automation- Tasked with implementing both basic and synthetic monitoring scripts to allow pro-active reaction, enhance stability and reliability as well as bringing in automation to improve reliability and enhancing MTTR/time to recovery
  • wrote a portal to drastically simplify, speed up and automate manual creation of connectivity requests, while giving a clearer picture of existing connections
  • Devops resource for the billing platform - part of a team tasked with triaging, coordinating, troubleshooting & resolving server/infrastructure issues across multiple platforms/ multiple vendors/ multiple teams

Fidelis Security(Sr Software Engineer) Bethesda, MD (May 2015-Jul 2017)

  • Worked on the Fidelis Sandbox, a distributed designed to gather forensic data for malware sent over the wire and help determine if an executable is malicious
  • Setup cloud service – Shortened install time considerably by Creating web based installer. Wrote custom C wrappers to tighten security by removing root dependencies. Automated associated services configuration (MySQL, MongoDB, Python, SELinux, Libvirt/KVM, Apache...)
  • Made System more robust – setup nagios monitor to ensure continuous system operations, developed custom plugins as needed. Configured vagrant to simulate full deployment in one go, made system was more resilient, setup failover galera cluster failover, mongo replication
  • Created On Prem solution – Made custom ISO, customized anaconda, custom RPMs for install and updates for non cloud customers, made product more robust and wrote config API
  • Worked on the Web API - wrote/debugged python code using SQLAlchemy, bottle, flask, mod-wsgi, pymongo & multiple other libraries. Wrote system configuration service.
  • Wrote reports – Wrote reports to correlate data, provided health status and task statistics

ScienceLogic (Software Engineer) Washington, DC (Jul 2013 – April 2015 )

  • Phone Home collector - created inter-appliance messaging system with persistent tunnels to consolidate multi-network data. Wrote init scripts, python backend, PHP web GUI, and replication system for config settings, ssh keys and automatically reconnect.
  • Reporting - Wrote, Debugged & optimized multi-db/multi-table reports with queries extracting data spanning 90+ databases for EM7, the company's network Monitoring appliance.
  • Powershell - Wrote Dynamic apps to provide performance counters for Lync Server
  • GUI - Implemented small interface enhancements and fixed defects
  • Bug Fixing - Worked hand in hand with QA to fix bugs, enhance reports and add features in multiple product branches, replicated client setup by creating many VMs with multiple Virtualization solutions
  • SDLC - Got a deep understanding of multiple Processes and techniques while working simultaneously multiple versions of the software product using version control tools such as SVN and GIT.

B & C (IT Director/ Backend) Washington, DC (07/2012-03/2013)

  • Migrated 20+ cold fusion websites to PHP:
  • Moved multiple large databases from MS SQL to MySQL, Rewroting incompatible SQL queries
  • Reduced related hosting costs by 90% while simultaneously making sites more secure
  • Ported key sites to Wordpress for better admin/ minor ones to php to optimize porting costs
  • Preserved SEO for links by using htaccess rules and custom PHP legacy code handler
  • Handled DNS changes, SSL certificates, including multiple sites on 1 host with Apache DNI
  • Managed portfolio of 10+ Linux hosts with various purposes such as hosting and mail hosts. set up, maintained and troubleshot multiple hosts with multiple providers such as Rackspace and AWS
  • Managed Multiple Windows servers, Active directory domain and managed Windows 7 desktops.
  • Maintained a web site portfolio of 50+ web sites:
  • Integrated change requests & Optimized MySQL and Apache for performance
  • Installed and maintained off the shelf web scripts such as Wordpress and Expression Engine
  • Wrote multiple Codeigniter applications such as donations app by interfacing with Skip Jack API
  • Interfaced code custom time tracking app with firewall via SSH to regulate internet access.
  • Administered google apps domain and wrote code to integrate with local php app
  • Created Wordpress sites, themes and plugins to match site specs
  • Developed Javascript self-scoring quiz
  • Redesign of complex Drupal website using views, CCK and features module Documented the network and hosting platform while simplifying it and cutting costs

Consecration SARL (Owner/IT Consultant) Casablanca, Morocco (2001-2012)

  • Content Management
    • Installed and managed Wordpress sites with theme customization, wrote custom import code for posts, taxonomy and comments from proprietary software to keep old url structure (and thus maintain SEO)
    • Installed & administered Drupal sites on Apache & IIS, used Drush and modules such as CCK and views
  • SYS ADmin
    • Installed/managed various servers (Web, Mail, DB, DNSÉ)
  • Security
    • Secured servers, at times restoring control under attack/wrote reports to avoid repeat situations
  • software development
    • Wrote periscope, web interface with mail queue control & network scan for news site
    • wrote domain portfolio management system with parking pages to many domains with caching, theming, statistics such as top domains or % robots versus visitors, basic SEO and other functionalities
    • Setup access restricted multi-user distributed DB for local Police & replaced windows server with samba (Lead Developer) Casablanca, Morocco (2000)

learned PHP development during ongoing attack. Defended, secured, totally rewrote site CMS, expanded site, added member zone to let users modify own data, let site start making money by adding banner advertisement, closed vulnerabilities, user management features, ported from mSQL to MySQL, tracked down hacker to former developer with better log archiving - Elected 2nd best Moroccan portal at the time.


  • 1994-97 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Partial Bachelor in Management (leave of absence) Troy NY
  • 1994 American School of Tangier - High school diploma Tangier, Morocco
  • Self taught in computers (troubleshot people since age 14)

Noteworthy projects

  • – Site with web dev tips, SEO, virality, increasing traffic and enhancing UX. Thanks in part to the popularity of the poem generator, it has had millions of views
  • – sites with over 700 poems as a tribute to women, to love, to poetry
  • Promenade/ c'est party : 10+ Musical albums Released on itune (
  • BLS Instructor – volunteer with OpSmile/American Heart Association, taught hundreds of medical students & policemen Basic Life Support. Mission Lead in Dakar/Senegal taught children hospital staff
  • CAS upper school creativity award – given when pacman/labyrinth hybrid went beyond requirements
  • Mother's Wine Emporium Chair – club president/organized weekly free concerts. planned events, budgeted, Served as interface between artists, volunteers & public, setup sound & lights.
  • – Morocco focused social net/ virtual gathering place, web dir, chat & forums
  • Maroc-Cafe – email forum for friends of Morocco with many subscribers

Personal Qualifications

  • Biggest Strength: quick capacity adapting to new environments using self learning & systematic approach
  • Interests: Hypnosis, Karaoke, Darbuka (Middle Eastern drums), Sci Fi/ imagining the future, Chess
  • Languages : English-Fluent/French-Fluent/Arabic-Fluent/Spanish-Fair/German-basic/Italian-basic