Samuel Carlson

Virginia, United States |

šŸ‘‹ Hey there! Iā€™m a Cloud Architect from Virginia who loves to build experiences that help people leverage AWS cloud services. I love using technology to empower others, and feel most fulfilled when I can use my skills to do so.



Cloud Engineer Intern


Contributes to system architecture and frameworks to ensure consistent and efficient development.

  • Employs agile methodology for cloud infrastructure adoption, continuous integration and delivery.
  • Assists principal cloud architect in presenting decisions to senior management on cloud design and implementation.
  • Projected to reduce annual infrastructure costs of e-commercesite by 150%.
March 2022 - Present


James Madison University

Bachelor of Science
Major: Intelligence Analysis | Minor: Geography
2019 - 2021


Cloud Resume Challenge

AWS Services Utilized: S3, CloudFront, Route53, API Gateway, Lambda, DynamoDB

Deployed personal resume website on AWS using serverless technologies and CI/CD best practices.

  • Utilized HTML/CSS/JavaScript for front-end architecture, coded back-end using Python, DynamoDB, API Gateway and Lambda.
  • Implemented serverless framework using AWS SAM to dynamically push code changes.
  • Reduced resume hosting expenses by 95%.

Web Application Architecture Evolution - Adrian Cantril lab

AWS Services Utilized: RDS, EFS, ASG, ALB, SSM

Implemented decomposition patterns and converted monolithic application into microservices.

  • Generated launch template and stored configuration data within AWS SSM Parameter store.
  • Distributed database into AWS RDS, WordPress filesystem into AWS EFS, and updated launch template.
  • Configured auto scaling group and application load balancer to improve elasticity of application.


June 2022

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate (SAA-002)

Verify Credential ID: TN1KJBMLP2Q11YSL

AWS Certified Developer Associate (DVA-C01)

Stay tuned!