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Milan T. DevOps Lead

Milan T.

  • Slovakia
  • 10+ years
  • Freelance
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Being able to work in environments since the beginning of the DevOps movement and mostly in start-ups has given me a unique opportunity to bring a different perspective to work and to software development. The diversity of projects I had the opportunity to work on has provided me with skills and the opportunity to learn a waste amount of tools.

  • 20 years of work experience in the field of Information Technologies;
  • development and system administration background in an agile environment focused on DevOps, obsessed with Automate Everything in the software development process  from testing to deployment, monitoring, support
  • experienced as a self-contractor in different enterprises;
  • have a thorough understanding of the technologies that drive the Internet;  
  • great team player and communicator;

IT Skills:  

  • Architecture for large scale multi-tier applications in UNIX and mainframe environment
  • Programming languages: PHP/PEAR, Perl/CPAN, Python  
  • Shell scripting: bash/tcsh  
  • Development tools: Git, Subversion, CVS  
  • Operating systems: GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, MAC OS X, z/OS  
  • Security: GNU/Linux IPTables, OpenBSD packet filter  
  • Database systems: MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB  
  • Storage: LVM (Linux), gmiror (FreeBSD), RAID(0/1/5), GlusterFS  
  • Automation system management with Chef, Puppet, Salt, Ansible, Terraform 
  • Monitoring: Graphite, Zabbix, Nagios, Ganglia, Monit, Cacti, Graphana, Prometheus, ELK 
  • Cloud services like AWS(EC2, S3, Route53, etc.), Rackspace, Azure, etc.  Web Services REST, SOAP  
  • Other: Linux - KVM, Jenkins, Sonar, Lucene, Memcache, Redis, LDAP, Samba, RabbitMQ,  ejabberd, Bind DNS, OpenStack, OpenShift, Kubernetes, Docker, Frog, Nexus 
  • Internet protocols: FTP, SMTP, DNS, HTTP, POP3, IMAP, XMPP  
  • R - language and environment for statistical computing 
  • MVC frameworks Symfony(PHP), Django(Python)

Skills and experiences

Skills and experiences

DevSecOps Lead, Agile and DevOps coach

IBM July 2017 - present
  • Leading effort in CIO office to implement DevOps culture and practices, coaching teams. 
  • Coordinating individual steps for implementing Lean Management practices. Continuous people, DevOps, and Agile assessment throughout the whole organization.
  • Helping internal customers to understand Agile and DevOps culture to shift work towards a more agile culture. 
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of strategic DevSecOps plans and operations for individual teams.
  • Architecting technical solutions for business needs.
  • Working with first-line managers and developing hiring strategies to ensure the right skills and environment are present in teams.
  • Providing input for organization structure optimization and change to meet agile and DevOps goals.
  • Acting as a security focal point for the office of the CIO. 

Senior DevOps Engineer

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise June 2015 - June 2017
  • Day-to-Day operation in VPC infrastructure (Virtual Private Cloud) for enterprise customers. 
  • Developing tools to automatize system configuration management.
  • Debugging and optimizing proprietary SW tools.
  • Finding the root cause of problems with automatic configuration followed up with solutions, communicating them to the management, and educating support staff with instructions.
  • Writing software to automatically resolve certain issues.
  • Developing and maintaining web applications to centralize user interfaces over multiple huge oracle databases.

Senior Software Engineer

Pantheon Technologies October 2014 - June 2015
  • Developing a scalable and extensible (client-server) platform for enterprise customers on top of OpenStack using Python.  
  • Responsibilities range from implementing core features, unit testing, build automation using Jenkins, and automatic system configuration using Saltstack.  
  • Creating development, testing, and staging environments to support development efforts.  


Senior System Architect

Tunedin Media GmbH January 2014 - September 2014
  • Developed infrastructure as a code from scratch  
  • Supporting backend developers in their efforts (build continuous delivery infrastructure, central  logging solution, monitoring and performance trends tools)  
  • Optimized existing infrastructure (AWS) and cutting the costs to 50%  
  • Day to day system management tasks and solving issues


Senior Software Engineer

Seznam, a.s. May 2013 - December 2013
  •  Refactoring internal company ERP system codebase into object-oriented code 


Software Development Manager

The NetCircle September 2010 - September 2012
  • In charge of 3 cross-functional, multicultural teams, 20 people, hiring, training, helping,   leading  
  • Responsible for technical quality, growth, and delivery of projects (2 large scale online adult  portals, 3 teams)  
  • Member of the senior management team; developing overall company technical strategy 
  • I’ve set up and supervised the team responsible for developing tools and platforms for QA and testing for our technological infrastructure and codebase.  
  • Reduced costs of servers maintenance fee by 70%. 


Web engineer

The NetCircle, China June 2008 - September 2010
  • In charge of development and maintenance of large scale online adult portal, one of the most  visited sexual dating portal in Germany; 20k visitors in peak; hundreds GB’s of databases, hundreds Linux servers  
  • Development of core/backend features; designing server architecture 


Educations and Certifications

Technical University Zvolen

Geographical Information systems 1999 - 2003
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