Alex Zhang, DevOps Engineer and AWS Developer in Vancouver, BC, Canada
Alex Zhang

DevOps Engineer and AWS Developer in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Member since September 22, 2021
Alex is a DevOps engineer with 5+ years of experience in cloud infrastructure, infrastructure as code (IaC), containerization, CI/CD monitoring and observability, configuration management, and shell scripting. His technologies of choice include AWS, Azure, Terraform, Docker, Kubernetes, GitHub Actions, Argo CD, ELK (Elastic Stack), Python, and Linux. Alex learns fast and welcomes a challenge.
Alex is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

AWS, Azure, Terraform, Docker, Kubernetes, GitHub Actions, Argo CD, ELK (Elastic Stack), Python, Linux

The most amazing...

...project I've implemented was an MLOps project on AWS, using Kubeflow for model deployment in Python.

Employment

  • DevOps Engineer

    2021 - 2021
    Data Science Software Company (Toptal Client)
    • Used the latest DevOps and cloud deployment techniques—Amazon EKS and AWS ECR, RDS, EC2, and S3—to create and integrate innovative new products into the company's platform.
    • Built and deployed infrastructure as code using Terraform.
    • Designed and tested high-security, leakproof back-end infrastructure to host multitenant and single-tenant deployments.
    • Provided support to small-but-mighty engineering teams that utilized CI/CD principles in GitLab and Argo CD.
    • Performed standard database administration duties using RDS, PostgreSQL, Snowflake, and other ANSI SQL platforms.
    Technologies: Terraform, Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, Argo CD, New Relic, Vault, AWS, Bash, Bash Script, Amazon EKS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), DevOps, Cloud Deployment, AWS ECR, AWS RDS, Amazon EC2, AWS S3, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Cloud Infrastructure, CI/CD Pipelines, GitLab CI/CD, Database Administration (DBA), PostgreSQL, Snowflake, DevOps Engineer
  • Senior DevOps Engineer

    2018 - 2021
    Pro Notary LLC
    • Designed, improved, and monitored the cloud infrastructure on AWS and Azure.
    • Developed and managed the infrastructure as code using Terraform.
    • Created and maintained the CI/CD pipelines using Azure Pipelines, Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, and Argo CD.
    • Set up and maintained monitoring and observability systems using ELK (Elastic Stack).
    • Worked on configuration management and application deployment using Ansible, Python, and Bash.
    Technologies: Azure, Terraform, Ansible, Kubernetes, Docker, Argo CD, Bash, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Helm, CI/CD Pipelines, DevOps, ELK (Elastic Stack), Bash Script, Azure DevOps, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Cloud Infrastructure, Configuration Management, DevOps Engineer, Architecture, Python, AWS, Amazon EKS
  • DevOps Engineer

    2015 - 2018
    Hanayonghe
    • Worked with Python Django in building microservices and REST APIs.
    • Designed, improved, and monitored cloud infrastructure on AWS, including IAM, EC2, S3, RDS, ElastiCache, SNS, and ECR, and Amazon VPC, SQS, and EKS.
    • Built and deployed Docker containers to break up a monolithic app into microservices, which improved the developer workflow and increased scalability.
    • Automated deployment and scale and managed Docker containers using Kubernetes.
    • Created and maintained CI/CD pipelines using Bitbucket, Jenkins, and CircleCI.
    • Set up and maintained monitoring and observability systems using ELK (Elastic Stack).
    Technologies: AWS, Terraform, Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins, ELK (Elastic Stack), CircleCI, Microservices, CI/CD Pipelines, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Bash Script, Amazon EKS, Bitbucket, Cloud Infrastructure, AWS IAM, Amazon EC2, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), AWS S3, AWS RDS, AWS ElastiCache, Amazon SQS, AWS Push Notification Service (AWS SNS), AWS ECR, DevOps, DevOps Engineer, Python, Django

Experience

  • Pro Notary
    http://www.pronotary.com

    Pro Notary is a cloud-based platform that bridges the gap of distance and time for all parties involved in signing documents. Through a convenient and easy-to-use remote online signing solution, businesses can notarize documents online from virtually anywhere in the world. I was a DevOps engineer and solutions architect for this platform.

Skills

  • Languages

    Bash, Bash Script, Python, Snowflake
  • Tools

    Terraform, Jenkins, Amazon EKS, AWS ECR, AWS IAM, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), ELK (Elastic Stack), Ansible, Helm, CircleCI, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Bitbucket, GitLab CI/CD, Vault
  • Paradigms

    DevOps, Microservices, Azure DevOps
  • Platforms

    Docker, Kubernetes, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon EC2, Azure, New Relic
  • Storage

    Cloud Deployment, AWS S3, PostgreSQL, Database Administration (DBA)
  • Other

    AWS, Argo CD, AWS RDS, Cloud Infrastructure, DevOps Engineer, AWS Cloud Architecture, SysOps, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), GitOps, CI/CD Pipelines, Configuration Management, GitHub Actions
  • Frameworks

    Django

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications Engineering
    2011 - 2015
    Shenyang Institute of Engineering - Shenyang, Liaoning, China

Certifications

  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)
    JULY 2021 - JULY 2024
    The Linux Foundation
  • Certified Jenkins Engineer
    JUNE 2021 - PRESENT
    Jenkins
  • HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate
    MAY 2021 - MAY 2023
    HashiCorp
  • Docker Certified Associate
    APRIL 2021 - APRIL 2023
    Mirantis, Inc.
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate
    MARCH 2021 - MARCH 2024
    AWS
  • AWS Certified Developer – Associate
    MARCH 2021 - MARCH 2024
    AWS
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
    MARCH 2021 - MARCH 2024
    AWS

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