Cloud 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 8 certifications and authorized to deliver classroom training, such as Architecting on AWS.

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
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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 dependency graph to parallelize deployments resulting in a 6× improvement
  • Developed framework to satisfy requirement for real-time insight into security compliance of workloads
  • Implemented CI/CD pipeline for Docker containers so that developers can test their code quicker
  • Enabled developers within an enterprise to migrate multiple applications to public cloud
  • Automated build process of machine images so all development teams can launch up-to-date hardened VMs
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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 issues with geographical aggregations in the search functionality to deliver a better user experience
  • Solved bug in category tree structure to reduce query time from >20s to 0.2s
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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 DevOps Engineer - 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.