Alex Akilin

DevOps Engineer
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Highly adaptable and diligent DevOps Engineer, possessing a wealth of expertise in cloud technologies and effectively managing extensive software systems.



Vetting results

DevOps Engineer



AWS Certified Solutions Architect



  • Linux RedHat, Windows Server
  • AWS, Azure, Rackspace, IBM Softlayer
  • EC2, RDS, IAM, Route53, S3, VPC, CloudFront, CloudWatch, ECS, EKS,Lambda
  • MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL
  • Jenkins
  • GitHub, Gitlab
  • Nginx, Apache, IIS, Tomcat
  • Bash, PowerShell, Python
  • Zabbix, Datadog, Nagios, Logic Monitor
  • VMWare, KVM, Hyper-V, Docker, Vagrant, K8s
  • RabbitMQ
  • Terraform, Ansible, CloudFormation

Work Experience

DevOps, UpTeam, 2019 – present

Nexar Project - a social network of dashcams aimed at dashcams interaction and enabling new vision-based applications for better driving.

  • Automating deployment processes
  • Building continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines
  • Setting up new and/or support of existing infrastructure: providing automation, including cloud services
  • Providing reliability improvements
  • Setting up Monitoring and alerting systems
  • Carrying out maintenance and preparing documentation
  • Interacting closely with project managers, other engineers and client-side stakeholders involved in product delivery
  • Participating in planning discussions and leading related design discussions and in product meetings with business owners providing personal input to enhance the product
  • Configuring Kubernetes KOPS
  • Researching and pioneer the adoption and use of new technologies

Stack: Linux, AWS, GitHub, Terraform, ElasticSearch, HBase, Kafka, Kubernetes, Helm, Jenkins

DevOps System Engineer, Aquiva Labs, 2018 – 2020

  • DevOps methodology, implementation of practices and culture
  • Configure and administration of infrastructure in AWS
  • Deploying infrastructure in AWS with Terraform
  • SFTP with AWS S3 bucket mount + AWS Lambda
  • Ensuring the availability of servers in 24x7 mode, Duty Management, OpsGenie
  • System analytics for the description and automation of business processes
  • Deploying infrastructure with Ansible, Docker, Docker-Compose
  • AWS ECS Cluster Administration- Setup and administration, process automation using TeamCity
  • Setup and administration of servers based on Ubuntu, Centos, Linux AWS
  • Setting up automatic backup of internal services, databases, sites on AWS to storage in S3
  • Monitoring setup based on Zabbix, Prometheus (+ JMX, Node Exporter), Grafana, InfluxDB
  • Configure ELK logging (Elasticsearch + Logstash + Kibana), and alert CloudWatch, CloudTrail, Sonar.
  • Setting ChatOps (Slack, Telegram, OpsGenie)
  • Configure Kubernetes KOPS
  • Kafka Aiven Administration- MongoDB cloud administration
  • PCI DSS compliance, work with documentation
  • Disaster recovery trainings preparation- Bash, Python scripts for automation undefined
  • AWS CloudWatch

Senior System Administrator / DevOps, Breffi, 2017 – 2018

  • DevOps, find bottlenecks, automation and optimization of the system
  • Setup and administration of infrastructure, cloud services Microsoft Azure, Cloud4You, Google CloudPlatform
  • Redundancy at the data center
  • Ensuring the efficiency of servers in operation 24x7
  • Setting up a local infrastructure clusters on Windows Server 2016 virtualization Hyper-V-based
  • Setting up a local area network, ACL security, Cisco Catalist 3560CX, Cisco 2911. UniFi Wifi
  • DHCP, DNS, Active Directory on Windows Server 2016.- User Access Administration on
  • System analyst to describe and automate business processes
  • Provisioning and scale of infrastructure with Packer, Terraform, Ansible, Docker, Docker-Compose
  • Setup and Administration GitLab.- Setup and administration of servers based on Ubuntu 16.0.4
  • Configure and administer cloud OwnCloud data server on the internal network.
  • Setting up automatic backup internal servers and user’s computers using standard Windows tools
  • Virtualization-based Proxmox, cluster on the CEPH
  • Virtualization based on VMWare
  • Setting up of the local environment on Vagrant + Ansible + Docker, Docker-Compose.- Setting up Jenkins
  • Setting up Monitoring, logging and alerting based on Zabbix, Prometheus, Docker Logging via EFK(Elasticsearch + Fluentd + Kibana)
  • Setting Kubernetes (Minikube, K8s GCP)


I have had the pleasure of working with Alex Akilin as a DevOps Engineer and I can confidently say that he is one of the best in the field. His expertise in AWS is unparalleled and he has consistently demonstrated his ability to manage complex infrastructure and maintain software systems at scale. Alex's contributions to our project were invaluable, and he played a critical role in ensuring that our infrastructure was robust, secure, and scalable.

Sergey S

Head of DevOps


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