Nikolai A

DevOps/Infrastructure Engineer
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Seasoned DevOps Engineer with 11 years in this field. In this role, I have: - independently deployed and maintained local Kubernetes clusters and have hands-on experience with cloud providers such as AWS, HuaweiCloud and DO. - implemented IaC and GitOps methodologies for both new and existing services within the organisation, including successfully migrating services from dedicated servers. My experience also includes effective infrastructure development, both within a team and as the sole DevOps engineer in a startup.



Vetting results

DevOps/Infrastructure Engineer




Work Experience

Senior DevOps Engineer, EasyHire, 2022 - present

Deployed and managed a PHP/JS/NodeJS application development project's dev, stage, prod environment.  

Tasks completed: 

- Fully dockerised the application (around 20 services) 

- Migrated infrastructure from DO to AWS 

- Organized a monitoring, logging and backup system from scratch 

- Implemented GitOps approach (fluxv2, Helm, Terraform) 

- Reduced infrastructure costs by 300% 

- Increased application performance by 3x

Senior DevOps Engineer, Zvuk - Spotify competitor, 2021 - 2022

High load project, several hundred thousand users per day 

Deployed and managed a Python/Java application development project's feature, test, dev, stage, prod environment. 

Tasks completed: 

- Introduced the GitOps approach to the company (Terraform, Flux) 

- Implemented Kubernetes 

- Created ELK+Kafka stack 

- Dockerized around 30 services 

- Organized infrastructure for auto testing and load testing

Senior DevOps Engineer, Several companies, 2017 - 2021

Deployed and managed a Java/Python/PHP application development project's test, dev, stage, prod environment. 

Tasks completed: 

- Implemented Kubernetes 

- Created EFK stack 

- Implemented monitoring system (Prometheus, Grafana) 

- Deployed developed banking platform in five banks in production 


Lead System Administrator - Sep 2015 - Oct 2017 · 2 yrs 2 mos 

Sminex - Full-time - Investment management company 


Lead System Administrator - Jul 2014 - Sep 2015 · 1 yr 3 mos 

Bank of Payments and Savings - Full-time - This bank was one of the top financial institutions in Russia in terms of assets. 


System Administration Specialist - Jun 2012 - Jun 2014 · 2 yrs 1 mo 

Asteros - Full-time - Included in top 10 largest IT companies in Russia 


My major achievements and challenging tasks: 

- Made change network topology from flat to VLAN 

- Managed several SQL databases, which size have to tens of terabytes 

- Organised and planned work of several engineers 

- Developed disaster recovery plan 

- Migrated from enterprise software firewall to hardware 

- Implemented enterprise-wide Owncloud cloud 

- Introduced Zabbix for several hundred devices 

- Migrated from Windows XP to Windows 7 (approximately 1000 PCs)



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