Ahmed Kadri, DevOps Engineer and Cloud Developer in Paris, France
Ahmed Kadri

DevOps Engineer and Cloud Developer in Paris, France

Member since March 9, 2020
Ahmed is a certified cloud solutions architect and DevOps engineer with over four years of experience working in enterprise-level environments and delivering B2B solutions. He's experienced in applying DevOps principles with a strong proficiency in the cloud and AWS technologies, Linux, automation tools like Ansible and Terraform, containerization, and orchestration. Ahmed is also proficient in using Docker, Kubernetes, CI/CD pipelines, Jenkins, GitHub Actions, GitLab CI, and CircleCI.
Ahmed is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Paris, France

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

AWS, Linux, Python, Ansible, Kubernetes, Terraform, Docker, Helm, CI/CD Pipelines, DevOps

The most amazing...

...thing I've done is design and build several solutions architectures on AWS with automated CI/CD chains while ensuring their scalability and security.

Employment

  • DevOps Engineer (AWS/Terraform)

    2021 - 2021
    Enterprise Consultancy firm (Toptal client)
    • Deployed infrastructure resources (IAM, RDS, alb, EC2, S3, etc.) and executable containers (ECS) to AWS, following best practices of enterprise application development.
    • Deployed automated Elastic Container Service (ECS) using Terraform and Github Actions.
    • Set up data pipelines deployments (AWS managed Airflow, Snowflake, etc.).
    Technologies: AWS, AWS ALB, AWS ECS, Terraform, Docker, AWS EC2, AWS RDS, Apache Airflow, GitHub, GitHub API, Python, Continuous Deployment, Continuous Integration (CI), DevOps, AWS DevOps, DevOps Engineer
  • Solution Architect | DevOps Engineer

    2021 - 2021
    Transeo
    • Migrated a self-managed EC2 based Kubernetes cluster into Amazon EKS, using Terraform to automate the whole infrastructure securely.
    • Designed the infrastructure architecture for the different environments (staging, production) and resources such as EKS, VPC, RDS, IAM, and S3.
    • Implemented a monitoring solution within the EKS cluster using Prometheus, Amazon Managed Grafana, and CloudWatch.
    • Created Helm charts to deploy several applications to the EKS cluster in coordination with Terraform code.
    • Implemented CI/CD pipelines using GitHub Actions to build, test, and deploy the stack applications to ECR and EKS clusters.
    Technologies: AWS, Amazon EKS, Kubernetes, Helm, Grafana, Prometheus, AWS S3, AWS IAM, Terraform, DevOps, AWS RDS, Amazon Aurora, Amazon Web Services (AWS), GitHub, GitHub Actions, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Deployment, AWS CloudWatch, AWS ALB, Linux, Docker, Git
  • Cloud and DevOps Engineer

    2021 - 2021
    Toptal Clients
    • Designed and implemented a serverless API endpoint using Lambda, API Gateway using the Serverless Framework.
    • Ensured the operational condition of a B2B/B2C platform running on GKE (Kubernetes on GCP); debugged and fixed issues in the production environment.
    • Created a development environment for a startup on AWS using IAM, CodeCommit, Terraform, and other services.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Ansible, Kubernetes, Docker, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Terraform, Helm, Linux, Datadog, Python, AWS, Git, AWS ALB, DevOps
  • Cloud and DevOps Engineer

    2018 - 2021
    Datategy
    • Designed the architecture and deployed a B2B solution on AWS using Kubernetes, S3, RDS, Aurora, CodeBuild, WAF, and Lambda. The platform is used by thousands of small businesses and the production environment is fully scalable and cost-optimized.
    • Migrated a B2B AI monolith solution into microservices architecture using containerization (Docker on Linux and Centos 7). Built a fully automated CI/CD chain with Jenkins, Ansible, Docker Compose, and BitBucket along with a monitoring solution, ELK.
    • Created the design and deployment of a B2B ML and DS-based solution on Kubernetes from scratch, including CI/CD chain, Ansible, and Jenkins. The ecosystem has several microservices and apps in Python, Scala, Java, Angular, Node.js, Spark, and DBs.
    • Managed and supervised the company's infrastructure autonomously, including the fleet of servers such as AWS and OVH, Kubernetes clusters, databases like PostgreSQL and Cassandra, and solutions environments.
    • Maintained the operational condition of production environments 24/7.
    • Improved the architecture of the company's solutions in collaboration with the development teams, including security, orchestration, and monitoring.
    • Advised clients on technical issues and decisions.
    • Provided Level 3 support on requests and technical incidents concerning the infrastructure.
    Technologies: AWS, DevOps, Linux Administration, Continuous Deployment, Continuous Integration (CI), Monitoring, Automation, Ansible, Jenkins, Bitbucket, Cloud Architecture, IT Infrastructure, Kubernetes, Containerization, Docker, Helm, ELK (Elastic Stack), Grafana, Prometheus, Linux CentOS 7, Debian, OVH, Python, Bash, PostgreSQL, Cassandra, Linux, Terraform, Git, AWS ALB

Experience

  • Telecommunications B2B Solution

    Developed a platform to manage thousands of small business financial operations. I served as the Cloud and DevOps engineer and designed the architecture from scratch. Then I implemented it on AWS by deploying the ecosystem apps, including back ends, front end, and databases. Used different Amazon services like EKS, EC2, RDS, Aurora, S3, WAF, CloudWatch, WAF, KMS, CodeBuild, and ECR to accomplish my tasks which included the containerization and orchestration of apps, creation of the CI/CD chain, deployment of a monitoring solution, ensuring the security of the whole platform, optimizing the total cost, ensuring scalability and availability, and other performance-related missions.

  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Science Enterprise Platform

    An AI B2B enterprise platform that offers data collection, data cleaning, model build, deployment, training, and visualization used by data scientists and CDOs.

    I served as the cloud and DevOps engineer and designed the infrastructure architecture using Kubernetes and Linux. Performed the containerization of the solution's components for apps in Python, Scala, Java, Angular, Node.js, Spark, and databases. Also built and maintained fully automated CI/CD pipelines using Jenkins, Ansible, Helm, Docker, and Bitbucket, along with the advanced monitoring using ELK, Grafana, and Prometheus.

  • AI Platform for Fraud Fighting

    A B2B AI-based flow analysis platform for the fight against fraud in public transport more efficiently. Used by several prestigious clients in France.

    I served as the DevOps engineer, performing the containerization of the solution's apps using Python, Node.js, and Angular, administering databases like Cassandra and PostgreSQL and Linux servers (Centos 7 and Debian). Built CI/CD pipelines using Jenkins, Ansible, BitBucket, Docker, and Compose and maintained the operational condition of the production environment with frequent improvements of the infrastructure architecture.

Skills

  • Languages

    Bash, Python, SQL, Java
  • Tools

    Ansible, Terraform, Git, AWS IAM, AWS Key Management Service (KMS), AWS CloudTrail, AWS CloudWatch, Jenkins, Helm, Docker Compose, Amazon EKS, AWS ECS, Nginx, Bitbucket, ELK (Elastic Stack), Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Grafana, Jira, Atlassian, GitHub, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Apache Airflow
  • Paradigms

    DevOps, Continuous Deployment, Continuous Integration (CI), Scrum, Automation
  • Platforms

    Linux, Kubernetes, Docker, Linux CentOS 7, Debian, Linux RHEL/CentOS, AWS EC2, AWS Cloud Computing Services, AWS Lambda, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), AWS ALB
  • Storage

    AWS S3, OVH, Databases, PostgreSQL, Cassandra, Datadog, Amazon Aurora
  • Other

    AWS, Orchestration, Containers, Containerization, Container Orchestration, Cloud Security, AWS RDS, Cloud Architecture, AWS Cloud Architecture, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, RHEL, Linux Server Administration, Linux Server Configuration, Programming, Cloud, IT Infrastructure, Cloud Infrastructure, Linux Administration, AWS DevOps, Computer Science, AWS Certified Developer, Web Application Firewall (WAF), Networks, Networking, Web Security, Web Servers, Monitoring, Prometheus, CI/CD Pipelines, Algorithms, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Web Technologies, Agile DevOps, GitHub Actions, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), DevOps Engineer
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, GitHub API

Education

  • Master's Degree in Information Technology
    2020 - 2021
    Institut F2I - Vincennes, France
  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology
    2019 - 2020
    L’École des Technologies Numériques Avancées (ETNA) - Ivry-sur-Seine, France
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
    2016 - 2018
    University of Lille - Lille, France

Certifications

  • HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate
    JANUARY 2022 - JANUARY 2024
    HashiCorp
  • AWS Certified Developer - Associate (DVA)
    AUGUST 2021 - AUGUST 2024
    Amazon Web Services
  • Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD)
    MAY 2021 - MAY 2024
    Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)
  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)
    MAY 2021 - MAY 2024
    Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)
  • Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals
    DECEMBER 2020 - DECEMBER 2022
    Microsoft
  • AWS Certified Security - Specialty
    NOVEMBER 2020 - NOVEMBER 2023
    Amazon Web Services
  • AWS Solutions Architect Associate
    JUNE 2020 - JUNE 2023
    Amazon Web Services
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
    APRIL 2020 - APRIL 2023
    Amazon Web Services
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
    SEPTEMBER 2019 - SEPTEMBER 2022
    Red Hat
  • CompTIA Linux+
    JUNE 2019 - JUNE 2022
    CompTIA
  • Certified Linux Administrator (LPIC-1)
    JUNE 2019 - JUNE 2024
    Linux Professional Institute

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