Aleksandar Babic, Developer in Novi Sad, Serbia
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Aleksandar Babic

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Cloud Architect and Software Developer

Location
Novi Sad, Serbia
Toptal Member Since
October 7, 2022

With over seven years in the cloud, Aleksandar has architected and built many solutions for various industries, ranging from simple client/server applications to complex, microservice-based, event-driven architectures. As an architect, he has worked hands-on with AWS and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Aleksandar has seen everything from infrastructure as a code, through CI/CD pipelines, containers, and serverless, to the service meshes and GitOps.

Portfolio

OpsGuru
Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Terraform, CI/CD Pipelines, Machine Learning...
Lemongrass Consulting (US), Inc.
Python, Ansible, Terraform, Linux, Configuration Management...
Globaldatanet
Machine Learning Operations (MLOps), MLflow, Kubernetes, TensorFlow, Kubeflow...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Linux, GNU, Kubernetes, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Containers, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), CI/CD Pipelines, Serverless, GitOps

The most amazing...

...thing I've implemented was a deep learning platform based on gRPC microservices and Kubernetes orchestration on GCP utilizing GitOps and CI/CD pipelines.

Work Experience

Solutions Architect

2021 - PRESENT
OpsGuru
  • Helped startups and enterprises to shift to a cloud-native mindset and processes.
  • Designed highly available, hybrid-cloud solutions for multiple enterprise clients.
  • Sustained massive AWS migration acceleration programs for various clients throughout the assessment, mobilization, and migration phases.
  • Supervised multiple teams of solutions architects and cloud engineers in implementing complex cloud-native green field and brown filed projects on AWS and GCP public cloud providers.
Technologies: Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Terraform, CI/CD Pipelines, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Kubernetes, Containers, Observation, GitOps, DevOps, Python, Bash, Node.js, Go, Docker, Jenkins, JavaScript, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS DevOps, Amazon EKS, Amazon RDS, GitHub, AWS Lambda, Jira, Prometheus, RabbitMQ, MongoDB, Scripting, Security, AWS CloudFormation, AWS ELB, Cloud, AWS Cloud Architecture, PostgreSQL, Redis, Web Applications, Load Balancers, Elastic Load Balancers, Container Orchestration, Data Lake Design, Back-end, Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Application Architecture, Linux, Amazon EC2, GitLab CI/CD, GitLab, Cloud Security, AWS CLI, AWS IAM, MySQL, Shell Scripting, SQL, Cloud Architecture, Apache Kafka, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Leadership, Amazon Cognito, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Cloud Migration, Architecture, Microservices Architecture, Microservices, Full-stack, Configuration Management, Helm, Kibana, Grafana, Kaniko, Google Cloud, Pub/Sub, Google Cloud/Suite, Kustomize, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), VPN, Continuous Integration (CI), JSON Web Tokens (JWT), APIs, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Serverless Architecture, Technical Leadership, Virtual Machines, Technical Documentation, Team Leadership, Argo CD, ECS, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Azure, Unix, Microsoft SQL Server, Datadog, Software Engineering, API Integration, AWS Elemental MediaConvert, Infrastructure, SOC 2, Git, Monitoring, Logging

DevOps Engineer

2023 - 2023
Lemongrass Consulting (US), Inc.
  • Architected and implemented a GCP Landing Zone automation from scratch. It is now being used by multiple clients in Production environments.
  • Developed new features for the AWS Landing Zone automation.
  • Did code review for the team members on multiple platform components.
Technologies: Python, Ansible, Terraform, Linux, Configuration Management, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Azure DevOps, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), DevOps, Serverless Architecture, Technical Leadership, Virtual Machines, Technical Documentation, Team Leadership, Argo CD, ECS, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Unix, Microsoft SQL Server, Datadog, Software Engineering, API Integration, AWS Elemental MediaConvert, Infrastructure, SOC 2, Gradle, Git, Monitoring, Logging

Cloud Architecture Consultant

2022 - 2022
Globaldatanet
  • Architected a fully automated machine learning operations (MLOps) platform utilizing AWS cloud-native services to deliver models into production.
  • Supervised a team of four cloud engineers in implementing the MLOps platform while following the security, quality, and performance best practices.
  • Communicated directly with the client throughout the whole process.
Technologies: Machine Learning Operations (MLOps), MLflow, Kubernetes, TensorFlow, Kubeflow, Apache Airflow, Serverless, Python, Node.js, Bash, Docker, DevOps, Jenkins, JavaScript, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS DevOps, Amazon EKS, Amazon RDS, GitHub, AWS Lambda, Jira, RabbitMQ, Scripting, Security, AWS CloudFormation, AWS ELB, Cloud, AWS Cloud Architecture, PostgreSQL, Redis, Web Applications, Load Balancers, Elastic Load Balancers, Container Orchestration, Back-end, Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Application Architecture, Linux, Amazon EC2, GitLab CI/CD, GitLab, Cloud Security, AWS CLI, AWS IAM, MySQL, Shell Scripting, SQL, Cloud Architecture, Apache Kafka, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Leadership, Laravel, Amazon Cognito, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Cloud Migration, Architecture, Microservices Architecture, Microservices, Full-stack, Configuration Management, Helm, Kibana, Grafana, Kaniko, Google Cloud, Pub/Sub, Google Cloud/Suite, Kustomize, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), VPN, Continuous Integration (CI), JSON Web Tokens (JWT), APIs, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Serverless Architecture, Technical Leadership, Virtual Machines, Technical Documentation, Team Leadership, Argo CD, ECS, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Unix, Microsoft SQL Server, Datadog, Software Engineering, API Integration, Infrastructure, Git, Monitoring, Logging

AWS Cloud Engineer

2021 - 2022
Globaldatanet
  • Architected and developed over 20 projects for a broad scale of clients varying from small startups to giant enterprises, focusing on cloud-native and cost-effective solutions.
  • Helped establish organization-wide code quality standards across multiple technology stacks.
  • Led multiple teams of other cloud engineers throughout the consulting and code review processes.
  • Regularly organized knowledge-sharing sessions focused on improving the quality of the utilization of cloud-native technologies.
Technologies: CI/CD Pipelines, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Containers, Kubernetes, Python, Node.js, Bash, Go, Docker, DevOps, Jenkins, JavaScript, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS DevOps, Amazon EKS, Amazon RDS, GitHub, AWS Lambda, Jira, Prometheus, RabbitMQ, MongoDB, Scripting, Security, Tableau, AWS CloudFormation, Elasticsearch, Tableau Server, AWS ELB, Cloud, AWS Cloud Architecture, PostgreSQL, Redis, Web Applications, Load Balancers, Elastic Load Balancers, Container Orchestration, Data Lake Design, Back-end, Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Application Architecture, Linux, Amazon EC2, GitLab CI/CD, GitLab, Cloud Security, AWS CLI, AWS IAM, MySQL, Shell Scripting, SQL, HAProxy, Cloud Architecture, Apache Kafka, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Laravel, Amazon Cognito, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Architecture, Microservices Architecture, Microservices, Full-stack, Configuration Management, Helm, Kibana, Grafana, Django, Kustomize, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), VPN, Continuous Integration (CI), JSON Web Tokens (JWT), APIs, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Serverless Architecture, Virtual Machines, Technical Documentation, ECS, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Unix, Microsoft SQL Server, Datadog, Software Engineering, API Integration, AWS Elemental MediaConvert, Infrastructure, SOC 2, Gradle, Git, Monitoring, Logging

Senior AWS Cloud Engineer

2019 - 2021
Aegon Global
  • Developed cloud-native, state machine based, serverless microservices on AWS.
  • Implemented CI/CD pipelines within modules and services.
  • Utilized infrastructure as code principles with Terraform and AWS Cloudformation.
  • Architected cloud-native, highly available, scalable, enterprise-grade infrastructures.
  • Managed an AWS organization with 500+ AWS accounts in multiple organizational units.
Technologies: Serverless, Kubernetes, Terraform, CI/CD Pipelines, Python, Node.js, Bash, Docker, DevOps, Jenkins, JavaScript, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS DevOps, Amazon EKS, Amazon RDS, GitHub, Cloudflare, AWS Lambda, Jira, RabbitMQ, MongoDB, AWS IoT, Scripting, Security, AWS CloudFormation, Elasticsearch, AWS ELB, Cloud, AWS Cloud Architecture, PostgreSQL, Redis, Web Applications, Load Balancers, Elastic Load Balancers, Container Orchestration, Back-end, Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Application Architecture, Linux, Amazon EC2, GitLab, Cloud Security, AWS CLI, AWS IAM, MySQL, Shell Scripting, SQL, HAProxy, Cloud Architecture, Apache Kafka, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Laravel, Amazon Cognito, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Architecture, Microservices Architecture, Microservices, Full-stack, Configuration Management, Helm, Kibana, Grafana, Django, Kustomize, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), VPN, Continuous Integration (CI), JSON Web Tokens (JWT), APIs, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Serverless Architecture, Technical Leadership, Virtual Machines, Technical Documentation, Team Leadership, Ruby, ECS, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Unix, Microsoft SQL Server, Datadog, Software Engineering, AWS Elemental MediaConvert, Infrastructure, Gradle, Git, Monitoring, Logging

Lead DevOps Engineer

2018 - 2019
Vivify Ideas
  • Led an Agile team of 80 developers and set up CI/CD pipelines for 40+ projects with multiple environments.
  • Managed infrastructure as code, and configuration management with Ansible to cut provisioning time by 30%.
  • Intensively used AWS services, including Amazon EC2 (Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud), ECS, AWS CloudFormation, and AWS CodeBuild.
  • Containerized app environments with Docker, Docker Swarm, and Kubernetes.
  • Wrote scripts to automate tasks in Bash, Python, and Node.js.
  • Architected infrastructure for large-scale applications with high availability and auto-scaling in mind.
Technologies: CI/CD Pipelines, Containers, Kubernetes, AWS CloudFormation, Terraform, Python, Bash, Node.js, Docker, DevOps, Jenkins, JavaScript, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS DevOps, Amazon EKS, Amazon RDS, GitHub, Cloudflare, AWS Lambda, Jira, MongoDB, Scripting, Elasticsearch, AWS ELB, Cloud, AWS Cloud Architecture, PostgreSQL, Redis, Web Applications, Load Balancers, Elastic Load Balancers, Container Orchestration, Back-end, Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Application Architecture, Linux, Amazon EC2, GitLab, React, AWS CLI, AWS IAM, MySQL, Shell Scripting, Cloud Architecture, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Laravel, Amazon Cognito, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Architecture, Microservices Architecture, Microservices, Full-stack, Configuration Management, Helm, Kibana, Grafana, Django, Kustomize, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), VPN, Continuous Integration (CI), JSON Web Tokens (JWT), APIs, Serverless Architecture, Virtual Machines, Technical Documentation, Ruby, ECS, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Unix, Microsoft SQL Server, Software Engineering, Infrastructure, Git, Monitoring, Logging

Linux System Administrator

2016 - 2018
PrecisionPros.com Network
  • Managed and monitored OpenVZ containers, VPS/VDS, and bare metal servers for hosting customers.
  • Automated daily tasks with Ansible and Bash scripts.
  • Wrote distributed backup solution for all servers (140+).
  • Troubleshot various production issues across the environments.
  • Automated OpenVZ container deployment and provisioning.
Technologies: KVM/Qemu, OpenVZ, Bash, Ansible, Python, Backups, WHMCS, Zabbix, Nagios, Jenkins, JavaScript, GitHub, Cloudflare, Amazon EC2, Jira, Scripting, Cloud, Redis, Web Applications, Load Balancers, Container Orchestration, Back-end, Linux, GitLab, React, AWS CLI, AWS IAM, MySQL, Shell Scripting, Cloud Architecture, Laravel, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Configuration Management, Helm, Grafana, Kustomize, VPN, Continuous Integration (CI), JSON Web Tokens (JWT), APIs, Ruby, Unix, Microsoft SQL Server, Software Engineering, Infrastructure, Git, Monitoring

Cloud Factory

Developed a fully automated AWS account factory solution that provisions and maintains a best practices-driven, multi-account environment allowing businesses to rapidly start their cloud journey while ensuring that they follow all industry standards.

MLOps Platform

Architected a fully automated MLOps platform utilizing AWS cloud-native services to deliver 30+ ML models from development into production seamlessly. Supervised a team of four cloud engineers in implementing the MLOps platform while following security, quality, and performance best practices.

Deep Learning Platform

Architected and led the process from discovery and design to implement a deep learning platform based on the gRPC Kubernetes-based microservices. I utilized state-of-the-art technologies on GCP and extremely compute-intensive resources with Tesla GPUs. The platform is entirely cloud-native, stateless, and managed through infrastructure as code following GitOps principles.

Languages

Python, JavaScript, TypeScript, Bash, PHP, GraphQL, SQL, Go, Ruby

Frameworks

JSON Web Tokens (JWT), gRPC, Laravel, Django

Libraries/APIs

Node.js, TensorFlow, React

Tools

Terraform, AWS CloudFormation, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Amazon EKS, Helm, GitLab CI/CD, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodeDeploy, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), Amazon CloudWatch, GitHub, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), AWS ELB, GitLab, AWS CLI, AWS IAM, Amazon Cognito, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), VPN, Git, Logging, Ansible, AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK), CircleCI, Jenkins, Amazon SageMaker, Amazon Athena, RabbitMQ, Google Stackdriver, Grafana, Jira, Kibana, Kaniko, Apache Airflow, KVM/Qemu, Zabbix, Nagios, ELK (Elastic Stack), AWS Step Functions, AWS Systems Manager, Amazon Firewall, Tableau, Gradle

Paradigms

Agile, DevOps, REST, Enterprise Application Architecture, Microservices Architecture, Microservices, Continuous Integration (CI), Serverless Architecture, Azure DevOps

Platforms

Kubernetes, Docker, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Databricks, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Lambda, Linux, Amazon EC2, Unix, Apache Kafka, WHMCS, AWS IoT, Azure

Storage

Amazon Aurora, Google Cloud SQL, Redis, Datadog, Google Cloud, Databases, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Amazon DynamoDB, MongoDB, Memcached, Elasticsearch, Neo4j, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Data Lake Design

Other

Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Containers, CI/CD Pipelines, Software Development, Web Development, Observation, GitOps, Machine Learning Operations (MLOps), Serverless, AWS SAM, Argo CD, AWS CodePipeline, Amazon RDS, AWS DevOps, ECS, Scripting, AWS Certified Solution Architect, Cloud, AWS Cloud Architecture, Web Applications, Load Balancers, Elastic Load Balancers, Container Orchestration, Back-end, Enterprise Architecture, Cloud Security, Shell Scripting, Cloud Architecture, GNU, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Identity & Access Management (IAM), Cloud Migration, Architecture, Full-stack, Configuration Management, Pub/Sub, Google Cloud/Suite, Kustomize, APIs, Technical Leadership, Virtual Machines, Technical Documentation, Team Leadership, Software Engineering, API Integration, Infrastructure, Monitoring, Computer Science, Kubeflow, Backups, CDKTF, Containerd, Argo Workflow, Google Cloud Build, Amazon Kinesis, Prometheus, Cloudflare, Security, HAProxy, Leadership, Stackdriver, AWS Elemental MediaConvert, SOC 2, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, MLflow, OpenVZ, GitHub Actions, AWS Transit Gateway, AWS Security Hub, Amazon GuardDuty, Web Application Firewall (WAF), Single Sign-on (SSO), AWS Certificate Manager, AWS Organizations, AWS Service Catalog, DVC, Tableau Server, Artificial Intelligence (AI)

2015 - 2019

Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology

University of Novi Sad - Novi Sad, Serbia

APRIL 2023 - APRIL 2026

Professional Cloud Architect

Google Cloud

MARCH 2023 - MARCH 2026

Associate Cloud Engineer

Google Cloud

DECEMBER 2021 - DECEMBER 2024

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional

Amazon Web Services

JUNE 2021 - JUNE 2024

AWS Certified Developer Associate

AWS

APRIL 2021 - PRESENT

Datadog Technical Specialist

Datadog

MARCH 2021 - DECEMBER 2024

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate

AWS

FEBRUARY 2020 - FEBRUARY 2024

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Amazon Web Services

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