Martin Bruzina

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An Experienced DevOps Engineer with a background in e-commerce development, progressing to a role as a SaaS product engineering manager. Have acquired expertise in cloud application development, QA/QE, and SRE/DevOps, with a basic understanding of SaaS operations. Colleagues value my clear vision, compassionate treatment of others, and extensive technological knowledge.



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Work Experience

Engineering Leader and DevOps, Chyron, 2020 - present

Managing Chyron SaaS product engineering. I currently care for a small engineering team (three backend developers, two frontend developers, one tester, and one cloud ops). I tightly cooperate with the Product Manager, DevOps, and other engineering leaders for cross-product initiatives. I am responsible for people, processes, project management, and end-to-end customer delivery. 


- Established SRE in the company without prior cloud or SaaS competence 

- Managed and built our observability platform: Grafana, Grafana Loki, Prometheus, Alertmanager, Uptime Kuma 

- Managing and building SRE GitOps - IaC (Terraform) a CaC (Ansible) automated by workflow changing static and dynamic environments in AWS (VMs, Docker, Kubernetes - AWS EKS and Argo CD) 

- Implementing SRE, DevOps, and management best practices and processes 

- Building the SRE team and onboarding the first products under SRE control 

- Managing project of SaaS product transition from DC to AWS 

- Experimenting with various tools (e.g., 360-degree feedback, asynchronous meetings)

- Building new DevOps stack based on GitOps, IaC, GitLab, Terraform, Ansible, AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, ELK, Prometheus, Grafana 

- Pushing forward security, DevOps, and software engineering best practices, for example: helping other Scrum masters with Scrum implementation, proposing and executing SRE strategy, or proposing Customer Issues process 

- Taking over product infrastructure from the original US and Norway teams 

- Migrated Chyron Weather infrastructure to AWS 

- Implementing Scrum and release process in the team- Managing project of SaaS product transition from DC to AWS 

- Experimenting with various tools (e.g., 360-degree feedback, asynchronous meetings)

Position associated skills

DevOps Engineer, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Czech, spol. s r.o., 2020 - 2020

DevOps & Software Development (Linux, Bash, Python, Kubernetes, Helm) on Workplace Hub.

- Developing and implementing automation tools and processes for efficient deployment and maintenance

- Architecting and deploying scalable and resilient infrastructure solutions on AWS

- Implementing security measures and best practices to safeguard data and systems on AWS

- Monitoring, analyzing, and optimizing the performance of AWS resources and applications

- Collaborating with teams to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues and incidents

Engineering Manager, SolarWinds, 2018 - 2020

Managing and leading two self-organized teams focused on Loggly SaaS product development at Scrum and Scrumban. 


Achievements: Managed large scale distributed system development and QE, built 2 teams, and shifted work from firefighting mode through stabilization phase to feature delivery. 

- Built two teams from scratch: hiring, onboarding, 2 teams forming 

- Transferred knowledge of complex cloud application from the overseas team (San Francisco) completely to Brno 

- Solved production and customer issues, product firefighting and stabilization (upgrading to supported technologies, fixed scalability issues, a transition to AWS) 



- Cooperation and coordination with stakeholders 

- Teams and people management and development 

- Technical initiatives management, encouraging innovations 

- Compelling features delivery 

- Epics and user stories breakdown facilitation 

- Introducing world-class engineering - focus on the implementation of industry best practices, automation, and security 

- On-call as an escalate

Team Leader and Manager / SaaS Application Developer,, 2008 - 2017

Achievements: Implemented an agile approach to project management (Kanban and Scrum), significantly reduced technical debt, automated toil, completed a friendly and positive corporate culture 


- Managing and leading small business unit, P&L responsibility 

- Managing all phases of SaaS/cloud application life cycle 

- 10-member team leadership and motivation 

- Customer relationship, HR, ops & finance

Achievements: Developed e-commerce products focusing on security, reliability, and maintainability 



- Requirements elicitation, analysis, and design 

- Leading small team 

- Development and coding - stack: PHP, MySQL, JS, CSS and HTML 

- Testing, user support 

- Managing Linux servers and DevOps, Bash scripting



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