Aleksandr Saraikin, Software Developer in Berlin, Germany
Aleksandr Saraikin

Software Developer in Berlin, Germany

Member since July 8, 2016
Aleksandr is a highly skilled solutions architect experienced in building highly available and scalable AWS-hosted solutions for software development and production. Having solid background as a back-end developer, he builds infrastructure that improves efficiency of development workflows, optimizes TCO, and guarantees required performance in production.
Aleksandr is now available for hire


  • Sourcestream GmbH
    AWS, Ansible, Chef, CloudFormation, OpsWorks, Elastic Beanstalk, Docker...
  • Home24 GmbH
    PHP, Agavi, Zend, Propel, PHPUnit, Git, SVN, Capistrano, MySQL, Solr, Memcached.
  • INNOVA Handelshaus GmbH
    PHP, WSDL, SOAP, LAMP, Delphi 7, C#, MS SQL Server.


  • PHP, 5 years
  • Ansible, 4 years
  • AWS CloudFormation, 4 years
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS), 4 years
  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk, 3 years
  • AWS OpsWorks, 3 years
  • Docker, 2 years
  • Chef, 2 years


Berlin, Germany



Preferred Environment

Ubuntu, IntelliJ IDEA, Git

The most amazing...

...thing I've built is an open-source tool for visualized management of AWS CloudFormation stacks.


  • Cloud Solutions Architect

    2013 - PRESENT
    Sourcestream GmbH
    • Built highly available, auto-scaling cloud-based infrastructure for software development, data analysis, and production for customers in a variety of fields.
    • Designed and implemented cost optimization techniques.
    • Improved production systems to efficiently carry out TV advertisement load profiles.
    • Planned and executed migration of infrastructure to AWS.
    Technologies: AWS, Ansible, Chef, CloudFormation, OpsWorks, Elastic Beanstalk, Docker, Packer, Vagrant, GoCD, Jenkins, Sensu, Grafana, Icinga, ELK, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, PHP, Ruby, Python.
  • Senior Backend Developer

    2011 - 2013
    Home24 GmbH
    • Created internal product management systems.
    • Developed automated product data feeds integrated with dozens of merchants.
    • Led a development team.
    Technologies: PHP, Agavi, Zend, Propel, PHPUnit, Git, SVN, Capistrano, MySQL, Solr, Memcached.
  • Backend Developer

    2010 - 2011
    INNOVA Handelshaus GmbH
    • Developed an auction system.
    • Worked on integration of a custom ERP system.
    Technologies: PHP, WSDL, SOAP, LAMP, Delphi 7, C#, MS SQL Server.
  • 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: ExtGWT, Tomcat, GEarth, Delphi 7, C#, MS SQL Server, PHP, Joomla, LAMP.


  • MONOQI (Development)

    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

  • Valmano (Development)

    A jewelry store.

  • Sourcestream (Development)

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

  • Spotcap (Development)

    Spotcap is an innovative online lender for small and medium sized enterprises.

    I designed and implemented multi-tenant and multi-country infrastructure as a leader of the DevOps team.

  • Home24 (Development)

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

  • Aeria Games (Development)

    Internet gaming portal for massively multiplayer online games.

  • Audibene (Development)

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

  • Highcore (Other amazing things)

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

  • Hubject (Development)

    An international charging platform for electric vehicles: a joint venture of BMW Group, Bosch, Daimler AG, EnBW, innogy and Siemens.

    I led development of infrastructure-as-code, monitoring, backups, auto scaling, security enhancements, implementation, monitoring and support. I also planned, executed, and supported production launch and further enhancements, and I managed the DevOps team.


  • Languages

    PHP, Python, Ruby
  • Frameworks

    Laravel, Zend Framework, TestNG
  • Libraries/APIs

    Propel, Selenium Grid
  • Tools

    Jenkins, AWS CloudFormation, AWS ECS, AWS OpsWorks, Logstash, Ansible, Kibana, Ansible Tower, Nginx, Vagrant, Chef, Capistrano, Solr, Apache Tomcat, Apache, Grafana, Packer
  • Paradigms

    Microservices, CQRS
  • Platforms

    AWS Lambda, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Sensu
  • Storage

    MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redshift, Elasticsearch, AWS DynamoDB, Redis, Memcached
  • Other

    AWS Database Migration Service, Stacker, Troposphere, GoCD, Nginx Expert, AWS API Gateway, GlassFish, HAProxy


  • Certificate in AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional
    2016 - 2016
    Amazon, Inc. -
  • Diploma in Linguistics
    2003 - 2008
    Penza State University - Russian Federation, Penza
  • Diploma in Software Engineering
    2003 - 2008
    Penza State University - Russian Federation, Penza
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional
    JULY 2016 - JUNE 2020
    Amazon Web Services

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