Albert Mugisha, Developer in Charlotte, NC, United States
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Albert Mugisha

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AWS Developer

Charlotte, NC, United States
Toptal Member Since
January 26, 2022

Albert is a senior DevOps and site reliability engineer with nine years of experience in Linux system administration, DevOps, and application monitoring. His primary expertise is on AWS, CI/CD, Kubernetes, Terraform, Linux, and monitoring platforms such as Elasticsearch and Grafana. Albert thrives in remote environments working in the eCommerce and retail industries.


Go, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Amazon CloudFront CDN...
Cerebral Inc.
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Terraform, Amazon EKS, Ruby on Rails (RoR)...
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Jenkins, Linux, Node.js...




Preferred Environment

Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, GitHub, Bitbucket, Jenkins, SaltStack, Grafana, Elasticsearch, Terraform

The most amazing...

...thing I've split up is a Java monolith into ten different microservices, moving deployments to a couple of times a week compared to the earlier 2-week cycles.

Work Experience

DevOps Engineer and Back-end Developer

2022 - 2022
  • Worked on the primary back end and infrastructure for developing a new real estate concept with
  • Utilized Go, AWS CDK, and Angular for the front end.
  • Tasked with the launch of from concept to live.
Technologies: Go, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Amazon CloudFront CDN, Angular, AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK), Terraform, Amazon Cognito, MySQL, Continuous Delivery (CD), Amazon EC2, Server Administration, Rancher, Linux Server Administration, ECS

DevOps Developer

2022 - 2022
Cerebral Inc.
  • Created a new data streaming application using Elasticsearch and Kafka (MSK).
  • Transformed operations by creating a self-service repo creation tool based on GitHub and Terraform.
  • Worked with the security team on multiple certifications, including SOC 2.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Terraform, Amazon EKS, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Amazon EBS, Kubernetes, Docker, CI/CD Pipelines, Amazon Kinesis, TypeScript, JavaScript, Helm, DevOps, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Terragrunt, Amazon RDS, Redshift, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), AWS Cloud Architecture, Amazon Cognito, Software Architecture, Angular, RabbitMQ, AWS Fargate, PostgreSQL, Amazon CloudFront CDN, DevOps Engineer, Apache Kafka, NGINX, Microservices, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), MySQL, Continuous Integration (CI), MongoDB, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Amazon Simple Email Service (SES)

DevOps Engineer

2018 - 2021
  • Split up the monolith into different microservices that enabled us to move deployments from a 2-week cycle to a couple of times a week, allowing faster pushes to production.
  • Introduced Jenkins CI build, leading to more consistent and zero downtime deployments. As a result, the migration moved from Bitbucket pipelines to Jenkins.
  • Integrated the regression testing into Jenkins pipelines leading to improved code quality and moving code coverage from 40% to 80% in three months.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Jenkins, Linux, Node.js, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Data Engineering, Go, SQL, Amazon CloudWatch, Redis, PHP, Laravel

Site Reliability Engineer

2017 - 2018
Red Ventures
  • Set up configuration management for 2,000 virtual machines using SaltStack. This was used for security and patch updates as needed.
  • Configured a logging framework for five different teams, centralizing logs for quick search and troubleshooting. The framework was based on Elasticsearch and S3 and was used to secure SOC 2 for the company.
  • Set up monitoring in AWS using Datadog and New Relic. It was synced with NOC dashboards for monitoring and troubleshooting.
Technologies: Linux, Elasticsearch, Nagios, Datadog, Grafana, Amazon Web Services (AWS), SaltStack, Data Pipelines, AWS Lambda, Django, Ansible

Senior IT Product Developer

2013 - 2016
  • Implemented the upgraded data network leading to a 20% increase in data penetration across Africa.
  • Carried out the implementation of a service delivery platform for the 17 countries under Airtel Africa, leading to increased VAS revenues due to a quick turnaround time in onboarding new VAS partners.
  • Spearheaded the Airtel and Warid merger for Uganda and Congo-Brazaville.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux, Jenkins, Python

Document Management System for Real Estate Agents
The system is a real estate document storage, allowing secure storage of broker's documents. It was established to be the simplest and most cost-effective real estate document management solution available. The site is a PHP Laravel deployed in AWS Kubernetes, back-end storage is AWS S3, and Bitbucket Pipelines control the deployment.


SQL, Python, TypeScript, JavaScript, PHP, Go


Jenkins, Terraform, Amazon CloudWatch, AWS Fargate, GitHub, Bitbucket, SaltStack, Grafana, Amazon EKS, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Helm, Amazon Cognito, Amazon CloudFront CDN, NGINX, Ansible, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Amazon Simple Email Service (SES), Nagios, Amazon EBS, AWS Glue, RabbitMQ


DevOps, Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD), Microservices


Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Docker, Amazon EC2, Linux, Apache Kafka, AWS Lambda, Rancher


Elasticsearch, Amazon DynamoDB, Redshift, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Redis, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Datadog, Data Pipelines, MongoDB


CI/CD Pipelines, AWS Cloud Architecture, DevOps Engineer, ECS, Cloud, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon RDS, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Server Administration, Linux Server Administration, Data Engineering, AWS DevOps, Big Data, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Software Architecture, AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK)


Laravel, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Angular, Django


Node.js, Terragrunt


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