Cloud Automation Engineer

Engineer who loves automating anything and everything, whether it is scripting deployment processes, integrating with APIs or optimizing time-sensitive tasks.

Expert on Amazon Web Services with 7 certifications and authorized to deliver official classroom training, such as Architecting on AWS and AWS Technical Essentials.

Mentor who likes sharing technical knowledge and gives easy to understand explanations for complex subjects.

Areas of Expertise
  • AWS
  • Python
  • Terraform
  • CI/CD pipeline
  • Application architecture
  • Security compliance
  • Programming
  • Training
  • Consulting
Professional experience

Cloud Consultant & Engineer @ Oblivion April 2017 - present

Developing automated and scalable infrastructures. Delivering technical training and workshops to developers and architects. Determining a short and long-term strategy with our clients to reach their innovative goals. Translating business challenges from clients to technical solutions.

Achievements
  • Implemented a dependency graph to parallelize deployments resulting in a 6x improvement
  • Developed framework to monitor and report security compliance in real-time across workloads
  • Implemented continuous integration and deployment pipeline for Docker containers
  • Enabled developers within an enterprise to migrate multiple applications to public cloud
  • Automated build and distribution process of custom machine images across multiple accounts

Back-end Developer @ Deskbookers September 2016 - March 2017

Developed new features in back-end application and resolved performance and functional issues.

Achievements
  • Improved integration with bookkeeping software to reduce workload of Finance department by 5h/week
  • Resolved all issues with geographical aggregations in the search functionality by using Elasticsearch
  • Solved bug in category tree structure to reduce query time from >20s to 0.2s

Web Developer @ QForma (now NoBears) September 2012 - August 2016

Developed web applications and CMS powered websites for multiple customers. Responsible for databases, back-end applications, and integrations with front-end. Introduced automated build scripts for front-end assets. Initiated and completed migration from managed hosting providers to AWS cloud.

Achievements
  • Replaced PHP code from a CMS by an optimized SQL query to reduce page load time from 8s to 0.8s
  • Restructured cache usage of ACL to reduce base memory usage per request from 80MB to 16MB
Certification

Amazon Web Services Certification

An up-to-date overview of all AWS certifications can be found on this online transcript: 21F31M4CK2FQ1GCY

  • AWS Authorized Instructor Champion
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional
  • AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty
  • AWS Certified Security – Specialty
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
  • AWS Certified Developer - Associate
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Education

Bachelor of Computer Science @ Eindhoven University of Technology

Relevant courses included Object Oriented Programming, Functional Programming, Data Structures, Algorithms, Discrete Mathematics, Human–Computer Interaction, Operating Systems, and Computer Networks.