Serg Shalavin

Senior / Lead DevOps Engineer
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DevOps Engineer with large experience in System/Infrastructure/Cloud Computing/AWS DevOps/Build & Release Management and Network Administration with strong decision-making abilities and operational process discipline for custom software engineering and excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.



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Senior / Lead DevOps Engineer



AWS Certified Solutions Architect



  • Linux RedHat & Debian family, Windows Server
  • AWS, Azure, Rackspace, IBM Softlayer
  • EC2, RDS, IAM, Route53, S3, VPC, CloudFront, CloudWatch, ECS, EKS, Lambda, API Gateway, SNS, SQS, SES, ElastiCache, Kinesis, etc.
  • MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL, MongoDB, DynamoDB, Redis
  • Jenkins, TeamCity, Bamboo, Octopus;
  • GitHub, Subversion, Gitlab, Bitbucket
  • Nginx, Apache, IIS, Tomcat
  • Bash, PowerShell, Python
  • Zabbix, Datadog, Nagios, Logic Monitor
  • VMWare, KVM, Hyper-V, Docker, Vagrant, K8s
  • TCP/UDP, DNS, DHCP, SNMP, SMTP, HTTP, SSH, FTP/SFTP, web security mechanisms, proxies, firewalls, load balancers
  • RabbitMQ
  • Artifactory, Graylog, Sentry, SonarQube
  • OpsGenie, XMatters
  • RabbitMQ
  • Veritas, Bacula\Bareos, Rubrik
  • Terraform, Packer, Ansible, Chef, CloudFormation

Work Experience

DevOps, UpTeam, 2022 - present

  • Creating solutions to client's problems through the use of personal experience, successful methods, and efficient tools
  • Optimizing business efficiency by resolving challenges by providing tech leadership in a prompt and professional manner
  • Leveraging excellent technical problem-solving & decision-making skills to resolve or de-escalate urgent and critical situations
  • Being hands-on to assist and mentor the team to design, develop, test, and deliver software
  • Leading a team of DevOps engineers
  • Organizing continuous improvement activities
  • Carrying out DevOps-related communications
  • Interacting closely with project managers, other engineers, and client stakeholders involved in product delivery
  • Collaborating with the Software development team to deliver high-quality software
  • Managing and improving CI/CD processes
  • Setting up Monitoring and alerting systems
  • Researching and pioneering the use of new technologies
  • Performing root-cause analysis of production errors
  • Partnering with business stakeholders to deliver features on time and to specifications
  • Participating in planning discussions and leading related design discussions and in product meetings with business owners providing personal input to enhance the product
  • Setting up automatic backups of internal services, databases, and sites on AWS to storage in S3
  • Building continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines
  • Setting up new and/or support of existing infrastructure: providing automation, including cloud services
  • Providing reliability improvements
  • Carrying out maintenance and preparing documentation
  • Configuring Kubernetes KOPS

Lead Infrastructure Engineer, DealerSocket / Solera, 2018 - 2020

  • Working to identify performance issues and offer solutions to help prevent customer impacting incidents. Working to implement best practices to reduce MTR and overall number of incidents across all of our suite of applications;
  • Implementing security hardening to meet PCI compliance standards
  • Implementing AWS best practices and standards for high availability, redundancy, security and automation using CloudFormation, and Linux patching using Spacewalk
  • Managing an AWS cloud Linux infrastructure team located in USA, Mexico, India, Spain.
  • Architecting, planning and building production Linux environments, focusing on automation, standardization, infrastructure, and security
  • Evolving and redesigning AWS environments to leverage serverless technologies such as containers using ECS, Lambda functions, API gateways, CDNs, S3
  • Building and managing relationships with engineering, network, security, and other teams to grow and maintain collaborative efforts through Agile Scrum processes, improving team velocities and capacity
  • Continually growing teams DevOps capabilities through automation and infrastructure-as-code (IaC) through CI/CD pipelines via CloudFormation/Terraform, GitLab/Bitbucket repositories and deployment pipeline using Octopus, and code reviews/working sessions
  • Leading and mentoring the team, planning employees onboarding, decomposing initiatives, delegating and controlling tasks, managing cross training sessions, managing on-call rotation schedule and interviewing
  • Key Achievements:
  • Reduced AWS Opex expenditures by $200k over a 12-month period by reducing the infrastructure footprint and optimizing/scaling usage of all Linux environments
  • Completed migration from dedicated and cloud Rackspace hosting to AWS with annual cost saving $340k

Senior Infrastructure Engineer, DevOps Engineer, Piligrim , 2015 - 2019

  • Planning, designing, and implementing network management systems to monitor, diagnose, control, and measure the performance of IaaS assets
  • Monitoring automated build and continuous software integration process to drive build/release failure resolution
  • Building and maintaining network infrastructure consisting of Windows, Linux, and virtual products
  • Ensuring compliance with Privacy Regulations (HIPAA, GDPR, and PCI-DSS)
  • Key achievements:
  • Started Infrastructure as a code migration process
  • Migrated manually and created AWS infrastructure to Terraform

Senior System Engineer, Build Release Engineer, Offshore Creations/KovalTechnologies, 2010 - 2015

  • Building automated deployments through the use of configuration management technology
  • Collaborating with cross-functional development team members to analyze potential system solutions based on evolving client requirements
  • Completing reports detailing network and systems performance, costs, and downtime issues
  • Automating and implementing backup and recovery procedures
  • Planning moves of existing systems to cloud services


I highly recommend Serg Shalavin as an exceptional DevOps professional with a profound expertise in AWS. He consistently delivers high-quality work and plays a pivotal role in developing robust and secure infrastructure. Whether it's cloud-based or on-premises, he has the ability to manage it with ease and is an invaluable addition to any engineering team. His deep understanding of AWS and his ability to create reliable and scalable solutions make him an asset to any organization. I would highly recommend Serg to anyone looking for a top-notch DevOps professional.

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