Alexei K

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DevOps/Infrastructure Engineer
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Senior DevOps Engineerwith 10+ years of experience. I specialize in DevOps solutions that finely tune the development workflows through automation. With a proven track record, I've consistently delivered impactful results, steering global organizations towards operational excellence.

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DevOps/Infrastructure Engineer

13
yr.
AWS;Linux;Terraform;Kubernetes;PostgreSQL;

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Skills

  • Linux OS (Centos/Debian(Fedora,Ubuntu));
  • Windows Servers
  • Virtualization (Hyper-V, VMware)
  • AD, DHCP, DNS, GPO, FTP, VPN, WSUS, TCP/IP Protocols.

Cloud providers:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

CI/CD, Build tools, Version Control Systems:

  • Jenkins
  • GCP CloudBuild
  • AWS pipeline
  • Spinnaker
  • GitHub actions
  • GitLab CI
  • Bitbucket

Configuration management tools:

  • Terraform
  • Ansible
  • SaltStack
  • Chef
  • Puppet
  • AWS Cloudformation

Container management tools:

  • Kubernetes, Helm;
  • Docker, Docker-compose, Docker swarm.

Databases:

  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • MongoDB
  • Oracle

Programming languages and scripting:

  • python, bash, powershell, yaml / json

Content Delivery Network:

  • Akamai
  • Cloudflare
  • AWS CDN

Web servers:

  • NGINX
  • Apache
  • IIS

Web app servers:

  • Tomcat
  • JBoss (WyldFly)
  • Jetty

Security monitoring systems:

  • HP Arcsight ESM
  • Zabbix

Monitoring and log analysis platforms:

  • NewRelic
  • Nagios
  • Prometheus
  • AWS Cloudwatch Metrics
  • ElasticSearch (ELK stack)
  • Sumo Logic
  • Zabbix
  • Organization of network security;
  • Deploy, configure and administration Cisco ASA + Firepower services, Kerio ;
  • Deploy, configure and administration Kaspersky Lab soft, Dr.Web, VBA 32;
  • Cryptography (Avest CSP, AvPCM);
  • Security Protocols (IPsec, IKE, ISAKMP, or SSL/TLS);
  • ISO/IEC 2700x, ISO 310xx.

Project management tools:

  • Jira
  • ServiceNow
  • Confluence
  • Planning IT infrastructure;
  • Planning and development of security information systems;
  • Planning security policy;
  • Support of users, maintenance of office equipment.

Responsible, sociable, executive, hardworking, enterprising.I'm passionate about new technologies, applications and continuous improvements

Work Experience

Senior DevOps, Apalon, 2020 - present

  • Leading a DevOps team
  • Infrastructure building as a code using different services/tools such as: Terraform, Ansible, Cloud, Packer, Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins,
  • Implementation Cloud services for creating a fault tolerant applications
  • Implementation Ansible as a configuration management tool for installing and updating required services, tools, configurations, etc.
  • Automate deployment process to deliver and deploy applications.
  • Optimization of the designed deployment solution
  • Kubernetes configuration: creation k8s cluster with custom application using different concepts,
  • Automatization and rewriting basic Kubernetes manifests with deployments/services for customer’s applications to Ansible playbooks with separated roles
  • Development of documents describing the whole infrastructure and services of the customer.

DevOps Engineer, Exadel, 2018 - 2020

  • Overview of the whole Cloud environment, making summary of it and offering recommendations for improvements with specific suggestions and approaches,
  • Infrastructure building as a code using different services/tools such as: Terraform, Ansible, Cloud, Packer, Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins,
  • Implementation Cloud services for creating a fault tolerant applications using different services like scaling, balancing, events rules, code deployments, etc.,
  • Implementation Ansible as a configuration management tool for installing and updating required services, tools, configurations, etc.
  • Automate deployment process to deliver and deploy applications. Optimization of the designed deployment solution,
  • Kubernetes configuration: creation k8s cluster with custom application using different concepts,
  • Automatization and rewriting basic Kubernetes manifests with deployments/services for customer’s applications to Ansible playbooks with separated roles,
  • Prepare custom Docker images for needed services. Migration custom services from Docker-swarm into Kubernetes cluster,
  • Implement Consul Service Mesh for customer’s environment using Consul Connect with proxy-Sidecars. Prepare deployments for Kubernetes services to auto-connect Consul cluster. Create solution with Consul: for services running in Kubernetes cluster and outside it,
  • Development of documents describing the whole infrastructure and services of the customer.


DevOps, Systems Engineer, EPAM Systems, 2017 - 2018

  • creating content delivery networks for a big and high-available production systems using different services such as: Akamai as CDN, Cloud, DNS management services and Web/Application services,
  • installation, configuration and providing troubleshooting for web and application servers: Apache, Nginx, Tomcat, JBoss, Jetty (configuration tomcat/jboss clusters behind the nginx/apache),
  • implementing and supporting continuous delivery with Jenkins, Git, Gradle, Maven, Sonar, Nexus,
  • automated environment configuration management (Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Docker),
  • monitor and support the customer’s digital brands/sites, environments and centralized services,
  • event Management: monitor network, server and web applications to ensure high availability,
  • incident Management, Problem Management: perform the role of an Incident Manager during Systems Events; open, update and close trouble tickets with detailed information relating to trouble reported,
  • knowledge Management: develop and maintain a working knowledge of a wide range of applications and systems,
  • change Management: assist Development and Infrastructure Groups with scheduled and emergency change management tasks,
  • follow standards for communications with business involving operational issues.

Lead specialist in information security management systems, Belspetsvneshtechnika, 2012 - 2017

  • development of normative legal documents (orders, instructions) and control over their execution,
  • carrying out organizational and technical measures, development of methodical and regulatory materials; provision of necessary methodical assistance in data protection works and evaluation of the technical and economic efficiency of the proposed and implemented organizational and technical solutions,
  • development and participation in creation of safe data protection systems in data systems,
  • implementation various antivirus systems in data systems,
  • collection and systematization of required data in data systems,
  • check of automated systems for presence of vulnerability of servers and workstations of users,
  • development of proposals for improvement and efficiency enhancement of data protection methods and means,
  • monitoring of distribution of rights for access to network resources and Internet resources,
  • participation in investigation of incidents related to data security,
  • arrangement of pass control, video surveillance system / access control and management.


Technical Support Specialist, Atlant telecom, 2011 - 2012

  • Practical skills with Windows Server 2008 R2 and AD,
  • Deploy, configure and administration DNS and DHCP servers,
  • Practicall skills with MS SQL Server 2008, replication, backup and recovery,
  • Work with MS SQL scripts.

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