Ryan McMichael

Ryan McMichael

AWS Partner Cloud Solutions Architect

Seattle, United States



What's the difference

Cloud Solutions Architect with heavy immersion in all AWS technologies. Member of the AWS Partner Network and AWS Accredited Technology Professional. Prominent member of the Rightscale ecosystem, serving on the Customer Advisory Group. Significant project experience with Azure, Rackspace, and OpenStack. Looking for new challenges, interesting problems, and not afraid of big numbers.

Recent projects include the design and deployment of a secure document storage system for an elite global bank, t…


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Work History & Feedback

Amazon Web Services Explanation

Fixed Price $100
“Did a great job and helped me understand. Thanks Ryan!”


Network Adminstrator: "Cloud" Based Virtual Position

77 hrs @ $16.67/hr
Earned $1,139
“Ryan did an outstanding job of set-up and managing several servers, security improvements and network monitoring. He was self-directed, courteous and delivered on all requirements including documentation for work completed. I highly recommend Ryan and would hire him again in a heartbeat!”


IT Support 2003/exchange/dns/Active directory

25 hrs @ $22.22/hr
Earned $563
“Ryan's work has been exceptional. We are happy to have worked with Ryan, and would recommend him to any future clients.”


Windows Server 2008, TFS 2010, SharePoint 2010 Administrator

23 hrs @ $27.78/hr
Earned $639
“Ryan did good work for us. However, he became increasingly unavailable and unresponsive via email after initial configuration tasks. This is obviously problematic in a system administrator context because we need to respond to problems as they occur and cannot have a one week turnaround with email.”


Server setup for mobile location game

10 hrs @ $83.33/hr
Earned $833
No feedback given


Part-time Linux/Java System Administrator

19 hrs @ $27.78/hr
Earned $454
No feedback given


Tests Taken
Name Percentile Score

Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)


Networking Concepts Test


Windows Server 2008 Test


oDesk Readiness Test for Agency Contractors


oDesk Readiness Test for Independent Contractors and Staffing Managers