Andrea Villa, Unix Shell Scripting Developer in Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
Andrea Villa

Unix Shell Scripting Developer in Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy

Member since October 7, 2017
Andrea loves challenges and enjoys learning new concepts. He has more than ten years of experience in the IT field, and he has become an achieved expert in a variety of skills including DevOps, Offensive Security, Development, Startups, and Cryptocurrencies.
Andrea is now available for hire


  • Eureka
    SSH, WebSockets, Google Cloud, Node.js, Docker
  • Multiple Companies
    Capistrano, Node.js, GitLab, Travis CI, CircleCI, Ruby on Rails (RoR)...
  • Deloitte
    Hashcat, Kali Linux, Windows PowerShell, Cobalt Strike, Burp Suite



Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy



Preferred Environment

Terminal, Terraform, Docker, Linux

The most amazing...

...DevOps project I led was a very large data-center migration to AWS consisting of more than 500 services.


  • CTO, Founder

    2017 - PRESENT
    • Implemented a Docker-based architecture for scientific computations.
    • Created a NodeJS back-end automating Google Cloud API interactions.
    • Automated provisioning of multiple infrastructure-as-code environments.
    • CircleCI and Travis Continous Integration and Continous Delivery pipelines.
    Technologies: SSH, WebSockets, Google Cloud, Node.js, Docker
  • Senior DevOps / Full-stack Developer / Security Specialist

    2016 - PRESENT
    Multiple Companies
    • Architected scalable and automated CD pipelines on major cloud providers.
    • Served as full-stack developer and DevOps for several clients across the world.
    • Automated pipelines using, among others, Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, Capistrano, NodeJS, Terraform, Ansible and Puppet.
    • Performed ad-hoc penetration tests on Web Applications and Cloud Infrastructures.
    Technologies: Capistrano, Node.js, GitLab, Travis CI, CircleCI, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Ansible, Terraform, Docker
  • Senior Security Consultant

    2015 - 2016
    • Served as Senior Penetration Tester for Banks, Multinationals, and other global scale customers.
    • Oversaw large scale Red-Teaming operations involving Cyber, Physical, and Human factors.
    • Performed security assessment of Web Applications, Mobile applications, Embedded devices, Infrastructures and Corporate Networks.
    • Awarded CyberLympics champion 2015 in Washington D.C. with team Hack.ERS (
    • Facilitated binary exploitation and exploit writing training.
    Technologies: Hashcat, Kali Linux, Windows PowerShell, Cobalt Strike, Burp Suite
  • Senior DevOps

    2014 - 2015
    • Consultant for global scale customers.
    • Migrated data centers serving hundreds of services.
    • Architected and implemented complex secure, highly available, and scalable platforms using AWS.
    • Developed of Rack-based Ruby RESTful metaprogrammed API.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), REST APIs, Rack, Google Cloud, AWS CloudFormation, Chef, Puppet
  • DevOps Engineer

    2013 - 2014
    • Managed >120.000 J2EE applications across >50.000 OpenVZ VMs in two DataCenters.
    • Performed internal and external monitoring with Nagios and Zabbix.
    • Automated operations across the board through self-designed pipelines and tools (Python, Ruby and Bash).
    • Led full-scale deployments with Puppet.
    Technologies: Boto, OpenVZ, Jakarta EE, Zabbix, Nagios, Puppet
  • System and Network Administrator / Software Developer

    2004 - 2013
    Multiple Companies
    • Installed and configured web services like PostgreSQL, MySQL, IIS, Apache, Nginx, Squid, Samba, Plone, Liferay.
    • Designed and developed a system to manage marks and communication between teachers, parents and students.
    • Served as IT Admin for LAN managing routing, web proxying, hosted mailboxes, spam filters, firewall.
    • Maintained the following services for hosted domain: BIND, Postfix, Amavis, iptables.
    Technologies: Amavis, ClamAV, Postfix, FastCGI, BIND, Samba, NGINX, Apache, IIS, MySQL, Bash, Linux


  • CarTalk, Inc.

    Greatly reduced monthly cloud bill via infrastructure optimization and automation from scratch using Ansible.

  • SQL 2nd Prize

    Participated to an algorithmic SQL competition, obtaining the 2nd prize.

  • CyberLympics Champion 2015

    Hacking competition winner in Washington D.C. with team Hack.ERS.


  • Languages

    C, HTML, Perl, Bash, Assembly, C++, SQL, CSS, Python, Java, Ruby, YAML, JavaScript, PHP
  • Frameworks

    Android SDK, Windows PowerShell, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Express.js
  • Tools

    Git, OpenVPN, Terminal, CircleCI, Travis CI, Apache, NGINX, Ansible, Terraform, Puppet, Nagios, Zabbix, Boto, AWS CloudFormation, Hashcat, GitLab, Capistrano, Postfix, ClamAV, Amavis, Vault, Chef, Jenkins
  • Paradigms

    HIPAA Compliance, DevOps, Penetration Testing, Agile, Samba, REST
  • Platforms

    CentOS, Slackware, Linux, Docker, Debian, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Ubuntu, Unix, Red Hat Linux, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), DigitalOcean, Jakarta EE, Burp Suite, Kali Linux, BSD
  • Industry Expertise

  • Other

    System Architecture, Scalability, LXC, Network Exploitation, Iptables, CISSP, Unix Shell Scripting, System Administration, CTO, Reverse Engineering, Consul, Unix/Linux Virtualization, Cobalt Strike, WebSockets, SSH, IIS, BIND, FastCGI, OpenVZ
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, Rack, REST APIs
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, MySQL, Google Cloud


  • CISSP Certificate in Cyber Security
    2016 - 2016
    (ISC)2 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Certified Solution Architect in Cloud Solutions
    2014 - 2014
    AWS - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Advanced Searching Certificate in Web Services
    2013 - 2013
    Google - Online
  • Master of Science Degree in Operating Systems and Networks
    2011 - 2013
    Universidad Polit├ęcnica de Valencia - Valencia, Spain
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering
    2008 - 2011
    Universidad Polit├ęcnica de Valencia - Valencia, Spain
  • High School Diploma in Humanities
    2003 - 2008
    Liceo Classico Giovanni Berchet - Milan, Italy

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