Almir Dzinovic, Developer in Sarajevo, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Almir Dzinovic

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Unix Shell Scripting Developer

Location
Sarajevo, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Toptal Member Since
June 30, 2015

Almir has years of experience administering and using Linux, virtualization technology, and cloud computing. Some of the tools and services he uses for his daily tasks are Shell Scripts, Vagrant, Ansible, Docker, and AWS. Almir is a resourceful, mission-driven individual.

Portfolio

DSV A/S
Linux, Jenkins, Logstash, Kibana, Elasticsearch, Ansible, DevOps, Kubernetes...
Social Explorer
Apache HTTP Server, Unix Shell Scripting, Ansible, DevOps...
RelinkLabs ApS
Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, Apache Kafka, Mesos, Amazon Web Services (AWS)...

Experience

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

Bash, Git, Linux, GitHub, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

The most amazing...

...thing I've made was a configuration interface for small routers based on Linux, written completely in Shell, while keeping the Flash image under 2 MB in size.

Work Experience

DevOps and Monitoring Consultant

2022 - 2024
DSV A/S
  • Automated various deployments to the existing ELK stack by using Ansible. Added and removed instances from the cluster and onboarded customers by creating roles and policies for them.
  • Tested and deployed Elastic Stack on Kubernetes (ECK). It included Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash, Elastic Fleet Server, Elastic Agents, Elastic APM, and Metricbeat.
  • Automated deployments of the ECK stack by utilizing Helm charts and ArgoCD.
  • Created Azure DevOps pipelines in order to automate various tasks that were done manually.
  • Troubleshot and solved various issues and problems regarding the ELK stack, including, but not limited to, finding workarounds to the bugs introduced by the vendor to the platform.
Technologies: Linux, Jenkins, Logstash, Kibana, Elasticsearch, Ansible, DevOps, Kubernetes, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Helm

Head of DevOps

2013 - 2021
Social Explorer
  • Administered and optimized AWS-backed infrastructure.
  • Made easily scalable and manageable infrastructure using Ansible.
  • Created a continuous deployment infrastructure backed by services provided by AWS and GitHub using Docker containers.
  • Managed a small DevOps team during everyday tasks. Provided support to the team and assessed their performance as their career manager.
Technologies: Apache HTTP Server, Unix Shell Scripting, Ansible, DevOps, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Bash, Docker, Vagrant, NGINX, Git, Shell, Linux, GitHub, Redis, Security

DevOps Engineer – Big Data

2016 - 2016
RelinkLabs ApS
  • Set up application monitoring using the ELK stack.
  • Configured application deployments using Kafka and Mesos.
  • Automated application deployments to AWS, creating a CI/CD pipeline.
Technologies: Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, Apache Kafka, Mesos, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker

DevOps Engineer

2016 - 2016
2PVentures Lab, Ltd.
  • Optimized the client's over-provisioned AWS infrastructure by using smaller EC2 instances handled with auto scaling groups.
  • Wrote Docker files and enabled the dockerization of the client's Java Tomcat applications.
  • Deployed the new dockerized solution to the optimized infrastructure.
Technologies: Shell, DevOps, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Git, Linux, Docker, GitHub

AWS Infrastructure Engineer

2015 - 2016
Athletic Greens
  • Reconfigured and simplified the client's complex AWS setup.
  • Wrote Bash scripts for automated deployments across multiple instances.
  • Made client's application easily deployable by automating the process.
Technologies: Shell, Unix Shell Scripting, DevOps, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Git, Bash, Linux, NGINX, GitHub

System Engineer

2013 - 2013
Informica d.o.o., Sarajevo
  • Maintained AWS-backed infrastructure for the company.
  • Provided support for clients using Linux in production.
  • Wrote a POC Android application for locating ATMs.
Technologies: Apache HTTP Server, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Git, Shell, Linux, GitHub

Head of Authorization Department

2012 - 2013
Bamcard d.d
  • Conducted systems hardening as part of the preparation process for PCI DSS 1.2 and PCI DSS 2.0 certifications.
  • Prepared migration and migrated the old HP-UX-based infrastructure to a new VMware virtualized one.
  • Administered a core BamCard system based on HP-UX and Linux.
  • Managed and supervised the authorization department.
  • Managed ongoing projects with Visa and MasterCard.
Technologies: Apache HTTP Server, HP-UX, Unix Shell Scripting, VMware, Bash, Git, Shell, Linux, Security

Systems Administrator

2009 - 2012
AvaCom GROUP d.o.o., Mostar
  • Designed and implemented virtualization environments based on VMware.
  • Designed and implemented backup solutions using EMC NetWorker.
  • Administered servers with Linux, Solaris, and HP-UX installed on them.
  • Designed and implemented environments based on hardware provided by IBM, HP, and EMC (servers, storage systems, etc.).
Technologies: Unix Shell Scripting, Bash, Shell, Git, VMware, HP-UX, Solaris, Linux, Security

Network Consultant

2008 - 2009
a|NET d.o.o., Sarajevo
  • Administered Linux and UNIX-based systems in general.
  • Developed the text and web configuration interface for OpenWRT (Linux distribution for embedded systems) using solely shell scripts to be used on Linksys.
  • Implemented WRT54GL routers throughout over 150 locations for connecting to the central VPN concentrator.
  • Developed a Linux-based solution for a multi-tunneling gateway.
  • Installed and maintained an Apache HTTP server on Linux with over 30 virtual hosts.
Technologies: Unix Shell Scripting, Bash, Apache HTTP Server, Shell, Linux, GitHub

PCI DSS v2.0 Compliance

I configured systems for the sole domestic card processing institution in Bosnia and Herzegovina to conform to security requirements established by PCI/DSS standards in order to achieve mentioned certification.

a|TEST – an Integrated Information System for Car Inspection Stations in Bosnia and Herzegovina

a|TEST is an integrated information system for car inspection stations developed in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Communication and Transportation of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It aimed to make a unique and integrated database of the technical characteristics of each registered vehicle in the Federation.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Helped certify a|TEST to the ISO 27001 standard.
• Developed the UI for customized OpenWRT embedded Linux distribution for routers connecting the car inspection stations.

Storage and Application Solution for Federal Pension Insurance (PIO/MIO)

I designed and implemented the servers and storage solution consisting of the Red Hat Linux Enterprise 5 operating system installed on IBM x3850 X5 machines and connected to the IBM DS3950 storage system for the Federal Pension Insurance (PIO/MIO) stationed in the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Mobile Mediator Platform at HT Eronet

I installed and configured HP-UX v11 on the redundant cluster of the HP Integrity servers to be used as a part of the mobile mediator platform at HT Eronet telecommunications provider, located in Grude, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
FEBRUARY 2012 - PRESENT

Novell Certified Linux Administrator

Novell

JANUARY 2012 - JANUARY 2017

Linux Professional Institute Certification Level 1

LPIC

MAY 2011 - PRESENT

EMC Implementation Engineer – NetWorker Specialist Version 5.0

EMC

OCTOBER 2010 - PRESENT

EMC Information Storage Associate

EMC

APRIL 2010 - MAY 2015

VMware Certified Professional for VMware Infrastructure 3

VMware

SEPTEMBER 2009 - PRESENT

Sun Certified Network Administrator for Solaris 10 OS

Sun Micropsystems

AUGUST 2009 - PRESENT

Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris 10 OS

Sun Microsystems

MARCH 2009 - PRESENT

HP Certified Systems Administrator for HP-UX 11i v3

HP

Tools

Shell, Git, NGINX, Ansible, GitHub, VMware, Vagrant, Jenkins, Helm, Apache HTTP Server, Logstash, Kibana, Mesos, EMC NetWorker, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Languages

Bash

Paradigms

DevOps

Platforms

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux, Docker, Kubernetes, Solaris, HP-UX, Apache Kafka

Storage

Elasticsearch, Redis

Other

Unix Shell Scripting, GitHub Actions, Storage, Security

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