Aleksandr Saraikin, AWS Cloud Architecture Developer in Berlin, Germany
Aleksandr Saraikin

AWS Cloud Architecture Developer in Berlin, Germany

Member since July 8, 2016
Aleksandr has built numerous infrastructures that have been proven to improve the efficiency of development workflows, optimize TCO, and meet required performance KPIs in production. Given his excessive experience in real projects, he can foresee potential pricey pitfalls on later development stages and suggest an optimal solution saving time and budget.
Aleksandr is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Sourcestream
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, Serverless, Python, Ruby, PHP, Scala, Node.js...
  • Home24 GmbH
    Memcached, Agavi, Solr, MySQL, Capistrano, Subversion (SVN), Git, PHPUnit...
  • INNOVA Handelshaus GmbH
    Microsoft SQL Server, C#, Delphi 7, LAMP, SOAP, WSDL, PHP, Apache, Web Services

Experience

Location

Berlin, Germany

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS CloudFormation, AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK), Docker, Serverless, AWS Fargate, Jenkins Pipeline, AWS Cloud Architecture, AWS Amplify, Flutter

The most amazing...

...thing I've built is an infrastructure for an international charging platform for electric vehicles.

Employment

  • Cloud Solutions Architect

    2013 - PRESENT
    Sourcestream
    • Worked proactively with high-growth startups and operated as their trusted technical advisor in the development of cost-efficient cloud architectures tailored to their business priorities.
    • Designed and implemented a highly available and scalable cloud-based infrastructure for software development, data analysis, and production for customers in a variety of industries.
    • Proposed and implemented AWS cost optimization plans.
    • Improved production systems to efficiently carry out TV advertisement load profiles.
    • Planned and executed the infrastructure migration to AWS.
    • Supported B2B deals in fintech with product documentation, security audits, and technical consultancy.
    • Led proof-of-concept prototyping in eCommerce, IoT, and AI projects.
    • Supported software development teams with CI/CD automation and cloud services expertise.
    • Defined the requirements for software delivery processes and created a framework for rapid integration of new services into a Kubernetes infrastructure.
    • Refactored web services backed by EC2 servers into serverless solutions, eliminating 90% of the AWS bill.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, Serverless, Python, Ruby, PHP, Scala, Node.js, PostgreSQL, ELK (Elastic Stack), Icinga, Grafana, Sensu, Jenkins, GoCD, Vagrant, Packer, Docker, Terraform, AWS OpsWorks, Chef, Ansible, AWS CloudFormation, Kubernetes, Linux, AWS Database Migration Service, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon CloudFront CDN, AWS S3, Microservices, Logstash, AWS Step Functions, AWS Athena, AWS CodePipeline, Elasticsearch, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS CodeCommit, Redshift, AWS DynamoDB, Apache Airflow, AWS CloudWatch, Apache, Spark, Angular, Sails.js, Play, Akka, Redis, AWS SES, Ubuntu, AWS AppSync, GraphQL, AWS Amplify, AWS IoT, Amazon SQS, AWS Key Management Service (KMS), Amazon CloudHSM, AWS Cloud Map, TestNG, CQRS, Finch, HDFS, Amazon EKS, Selenium Grid, HAProxy, Amazon EFS, AWS Security Hub, Web Application Firewall (WAF), AWS AppConfig, AWS CloudTrail, Auto Scaling, Ansible Tower, AWS Glue, Kibana, Nginx, Lambda Functions, Stacker, Troposphere, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS CodeBuild, AWS ECS, AWS Fargate, Kubernetes Operations (Kops), GlassFish, Amazon Cognito, IntelliJ IDEA, Web Services, AWS Lambda, Jenkins Pipeline, AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK), Spinnaker, Continuous Deployment, Continuous Integration (CI), Microservices Architecture, AWS Cloud Architecture
  • Senior Back-end Developer

    2011 - 2013
    Home24 GmbH
    • Led a development team working on product management tools and an internal administration service.
    • Integrated product data feeds from dozens of merchants.
    • Automated imports, continuous updates, and managed thousands of products in an e-store which helped the company to make its way to the global market.
    Technologies: Memcached, Agavi, Solr, MySQL, Capistrano, Subversion (SVN), Git, PHPUnit, Propel, Zend Framework, PHP, Linux, Jenkins, Laravel, Apache, IntelliJ IDEA, Web Services, Continuous Integration (CI)
  • Back-end Developer

    2010 - 2011
    INNOVA Handelshaus GmbH
    • Developed an auction system.
    • Worked on integration of a custom ERP system.
    Technologies: Microsoft SQL Server, C#, Delphi 7, LAMP, SOAP, WSDL, PHP, Apache, Web Services
  • Software Developer

    2008 - 2010
    SuraSystems GmbH
    • Created a web interface for an automated picture production system with a variety of payment gateways.
    • Developed modules for a custom ERP system.
    • Developed a real estate trading system that enables users to mark up real estate, parcels, and further details on the Google Earth globe. Scaled to cover real estate in the USA.
    Technologies: Google Earth, Google Web Toolkit, LAMP, Joomla, PHP, SQL, C#, Delphi 7, Apache Tomcat, Apache, Web Services

Experience

  • Sourcestream
    https://sourcestream.de/

    A software engineering company focused on developing custom solutions for small and medium-sized companies from around the world.

    I developed PHP back ends for various web services and took responsibility for deployments and the AWS infrastructure.
    Having built multiple AWS environments, I took a role of an AWS expert for customers.
    I further specialized in the design and supervision of complete web-based solutions and built up a trust relationship with many returning clients.

  • Outfront Media Inc.
    https://www.outfrontmedia.com/

    Outfront Media is one of the largest outdoor media companies which operates both billboards and transit displays in the United States and Canada.

    The overall goal of the project is to provide reliable, automated content distribution for outdoor advertising.

    I worked in a DevOps team that aims to speed up the delivery of software features to production using CI/CD principles, infrastructure as code (IaC), and extensive use of Terraform and Kubernetes. The team was also responsible for maintaining the existing infrastructure managed with Chef and AWS OpsWorks, debugging operational issues, and tracking performance bottlenecks.

    I designed a serverless AWS infrastructure for a monitoring solution supporting thousands of displays installed in trains.
    I created a framework that allows developers to quickly and independently integrate their new services into the existing infrastructure.
    I made multiple proof-of-concept solutions based on AWS to help clients choose the optimal technical stack for their new projects.

  • Hubject
    https://www.hubject.com/

    An international charging platform for electric vehicles: a joint venture of BMW Group, Bosch, Daimler AG, EnBW, innogy, and Siemens. The service provides roaming APIs for charging stations to let end users charge their vehicles on any station without a direct contract with the provider.

    I led the development of infrastructure-as-code, including monitoring, disaster recovery, auto-scaling, and security enhancements.

    My main objective was to migrate an existing on-premise solution to the new Java Spring microservices in AWS in four months, with a team of three DevOps engineers.
    I designed the missing parts of the infrastructure and improved it for production workloads and real-world use cases.
    I automated AWS environments with infrastructure as code (IaC) using AWS CloudFormation.
    I set up CI/CD with Jenkins Pipeline and necessary environments and proactively supported developers.
    The service has been successfully launched on time.

  • Spotcap
    https://www.spotcap.com/

    An online lending platform for SME, as a service.

    I have supported the company for four years with my AWS expertise and development skills, being the primary contact person for CTO, COO, front-end, and back-end development teams in questions around infrastructure and development workflows.

    My main responsibility was to fully automate the infrastructure deployment for each business client in dedicated AWS accounts with staging and production environments, meet country-specific regulations and internal IT policies.
    I created an automation framework with full coverage of AWS resources in infrastructure as code (IaC), which allowed Spotcap to onboard new clients around four times faster.

  • Quandoo
    https://www.quandoo.de/

    A worldwide restaurants' booking service.

    I improved the ETL pipeline for the BI department, migrated it from Docker Swarm to AWS ECS with full coverage of infrastructure as code (IaC), and set up CI/CD pipelines.
    The migration significantly improved the reliability and performance of the pipeline.

  • CodeShield
    https://codeshield.io/

    CodeShield is a serverless native security and visualization tool aimed at development teams. It analyzes your serverless code for security issues and visualizes the data flow within your AWS infrastructure.

    I organized the development workflow and set up CI/CD pipelines, local and remote environments for developers.
    I built a serverless back end and an AWS infrastructure, which helped the team deliver the MVP in just a few weeks.

  • Traffics IBE Evolution 3
    https://www.traffics.de/

    A booking service for tourism.

    I analyzed the Kubernetes-based infrastructure and helped the DevOps team to resolve reliability and performance issues.
    I set up Jenkins Pipeline and refactored a few web services backed by EC2 servers into serverless solutions, eliminating 90% of the AWS bill.

  • Highcore
    https://github.com/sourcestream/highcore

    An open-source AWS resource management system with graphic UI and a comprehensive REST API, based on CloudFormation.

    I designed the complete solution, implemented a PHP back end, AWS infrastructure, and a few blueprints for common infrastructure patterns.
    The solution helped to quickly build CI/CD and the production infrastructure in multiple projects.

  • Full Fabric
    https://fullfabric.com/

    Education management services.

    I migrated a manually configured AWS deployment of a document management system based on plain EC2 servers into a containerized solution managed by ECS.
    The reusable infrastructure as code allowed the client to estimate and plan the migration of other services.

  • Yields.io
    https://www.yields.io/

    An enterprise solution for model risk management.

    I created CI/CD pipelines for testing and deploying complex containerized applications. I designed and tested an AWS infrastructure for a data lake and data analysis based on Kubernetes.
    The solution helped to onboard customers in both the cloud and on-premise environments.

  • CartHook
    https://carthook.com/

    Shopify services.

    I supported the company in the early stages of production deployments with my AWS expertise.
    I identified performance bottlenecks and improved the AWS infrastructure to efficiently scale-out for the massive traffic growth.

  • Home24
    https://www.home24.de

    Europe's largest online-only retailer for home furniture and living.

    I led a development team on building product management tools and an internal administration service.
    These solutions automated imports, continuous updates, and the management of thousands of products in an e-store and helped the company make its way to the global market.

  • Audibene
    https://www.hear.com

    Audibene is the largest internet portal for independent hearing care case management and hearing aid purchasing in Europe.

    I supported the DevOps team with the knowledge of AWS best practices to eliminate unintended AWS costs, significantly speeding up development routines.
    I onboarded and launched an externally developed web service that helps people connect with hearing experts online.

  • Aeria Games
    https://www.aeriagames.com/

    A gaming portal for multiplayer online games.

    I implemented CI pipelines for development teams and set up a reusable AWS infrastructure to support multiple games using AWS OpsWorks.
    The solution allowed to launch the game on time and was used to onboard the next games faster.

  • MONOQI
    https://monoqi.com/

    An online destination for hand-picked design. MONOQI is collecting hard-to-find and limited-edition design products, making them available for a short time on MONOQI.com.

    I created frameworks for software delivery and deployment in AWS with infrastructure as code (IaC).
    I was entirely responsible for the infrastructure of B2B services and provided all CI/CD, staging, and production environments on time.

  • Valmano
    https://www.valmano.de/

    A jewelry store.

    I created a CI/CD pipeline for development and production deployments in an AWS infrastructure and integrated frameworks for automated end-to-end testing.
    The solution was adopted by other eCommerce companies in the VC to speed time to market.

Skills

  • Languages

    PHP, Scala, WSDL, Delphi 7, C#, GraphQL, SQL, Python, Ruby
  • Frameworks

    Laravel, Spark, Angular, Sails.js, Play, Akka, PHPUnit, Agavi, Google Web Toolkit, Flutter, Zend Framework, TestNG
  • Libraries/APIs

    Propel, Node.js, AWS Amplify, Jenkins Pipeline, Selenium Grid
  • Tools

    AWS Fargate, Amazon CloudFront CDN, AWS Step Functions, AWS Athena, AWS CloudWatch, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CloudTrail, AWS Key Management Service (KMS), Jenkins, AWS CloudFormation, AWS ECS, AWS OpsWorks, Logstash, Ansible, Apache Airflow, AWS Glue, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS CodeCommit, Kibana, Ansible Tower, Nginx, Vagrant, Chef, Amazon EKS, Terraform, AWS SES, Amazon Cognito, Amazon SQS, IntelliJ IDEA, Git, ELK (Elastic Stack), Subversion (SVN), AWS AppSync, Docker Swarm, Capistrano, Solr, Apache Tomcat, Apache, Grafana, Packer
  • Paradigms

    Continuous Deployment, Continuous Integration (CI), Microservices Architecture, Microservices, CQRS
  • Platforms

    Kubernetes, AWS Lambda, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Spinnaker, Sensu, AWS IoT, Ubuntu, Icinga, LAMP, Joomla
  • Storage

    AWS S3, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Amazon EFS, Redshift, Elasticsearch, AWS DynamoDB, HDFS, Microsoft SQL Server, Redis, Memcached
  • Other

    Serverless, Lambda Functions, Amazon API Gateway, Auto Scaling, Web Services, AWS Cloud Architecture, AWS Database Migration Service, Stacker, Troposphere, GoCD, Kubernetes Operations (Kops), AWS CodePipeline, AWS AppConfig, Web Application Firewall (WAF), AWS Security Hub, AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK), Finch, AWS Cloud Map, Amazon CloudHSM, SOAP, Google Earth, AWS, ECS, Lambda@Edge, GlassFish, HAProxy

Education

  • Certificate in AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional
    2016 - 2016
    Amazon, Inc. - https://aws.amazon.com/certification/certified-solutions-architect-professional/
  • Diploma in Linguistics
    2003 - 2008
    Penza State University - Russian Federation, Penza
  • Diploma in Software Engineering
    2003 - 2008
    Penza State University - Russian Federation, Penza

Certifications

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional
    JULY 2016 - JUNE 2021
    Amazon Web Services

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