Adrian Pop, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Developer in Cluj-Napoca, Cluj County, Romania
Adrian Pop

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Developer in Cluj-Napoca, Cluj County, Romania

Member since October 27, 2020
Adrian is a software engineer with more than five years of experience in DevSecOps, cloud infrastructures, SRE, and security areas. He is passionate about learning, research, and POC. Still, his primary focus is creating awesome infrastructures, pipelines, and security enhancements for startups or refining small, low-level details for on-premises environments.
Adrian is now available for hire




Cluj-Napoca, Cluj County, Romania



Preferred Environment


The most amazing...

...thing I've created is a fully-functional, almost one-click deployable, virtual penetration testing laboratory.


  • DevOps

    2021 - PRESENT
    Toptal Client
    • Developed and monitored a high-available blockchain node infrastructure computed by various nodes for different cryptocurrencies with integrated monitoring and backup tools. The entire infrastructure is managed by Terraform.
    • Maintained the GKE clusters and improved deployments, certificate management, and secrets management. I also enhanced the CI/CD pipeline.
    • Improved the overall infrastructure and monitoring tools.
    Technologies: Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Kubernetes, Terraform, Vault, Helm
  • DevSecOps

    2015 - PRESENT
    • Designed, implemented, and maintained a cloud infrastructure based on Proxmox hypervisor with Ansible.
    • Created and maintained Ansible roles and playbooks to automate the entire infrastructure and its containers.
    • Designed, implemented, and maintained GCP infrastructure with Terraform.
    • Created a penetration testing lab for learning purposes.
    • Designed, implemented, and maintained GKE infrastructure with Terraform and deployed the pipelines from GitLab.
    Technologies: OpenVPN, Terraform, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Kubernetes, Proxmox, Red Hat Linux, Linux Servers, Web App Security, Security Analysis, Networks, Iptables, Python, Bash, Java, Ansible, React, PostgreSQL
  • DevOps

    2018 - 2019
    Betfair Romania Development
    • Created a Kubernetes environment for canary deployments.
    • Set up an Nginx web server for different behaviors.
    • Maintained and enhanced the deployment pipelines for Java microservices and the Couchbase database.
    Technologies: Couchbase, NGINX, Ansible


  • Pentest Lab

    A penetration testing environment used by universities for learning purposes.

    The infrastructure is based on Debian distribution, virtualized by Proxmox. OpenVPN stands as an access gateway. The networking is done entirely at the network layer (layer 3) with different access and internet access levels, while the firewall is based mainly on raw iptables rules. It can handle two types of entities, KVM and LXC containers. The entire infrastructure and main user interactions are fully automated with Ansible.

  • Ski and Snowboard School Management System

    A ski and snowboard school management system with seven microservices based on the Spring framework, two microservices for the front end are built with React, and two were built with the Ionic framework for mobile. I've created the entire app, cloud infrastructure with three environments, and monitoring.

  • Wedding Planning Application

    A smart wedding planning application with 12 microservices based on the Spring framework, the front end was built with Angular and React, and the mobile app was built with Ionic projects. I've created the entire app and its cloud infrastructure with three environments.


  • Languages

    Java, Bash, Python, C, VHDL
  • Frameworks

    Angular, Spring
  • Tools

    Ansible, NGINX, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Maven, Terraform, OpenVPN, Vault, Helm
  • Paradigms

    DevSecOps, Penetration Testing
  • Other

    Linux Servers, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Networks, Iptables, LXC, Firewalls, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Security Design, Security Analysis, Web App Security, Mobile Security, Big Data, Machine Learning, Security Audits, Cloud Security, DHCP
  • Libraries/APIs

  • Platforms

    Linux, Proxmox, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Kali Linux, Red Hat Linux, Kubernetes, Debian
  • Industry Expertise

    Security, IT Security
  • Storage

    Database Security, Couchbase, PostgreSQL


  • Master's Degree in Information and Computing System Security
    2018 - 2020
    Technical University of Cluj-Napoca - Cluj, Romania
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
    2012 - 2016
    Technical University of Cluj-Napoca - Cluj, Romania

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