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Andrea Villa

Andrea Villa

Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
Member since September 11, 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
Portfolio
  • Eureka
    Docker, NodeJS, Google Cloud, WebSockets, WebSSH
  • Multiple Companies
    Docker, Terraform, Ansible, Ruby on Rails (RoR), CircleCI, Travis, GitLab...
  • Deloitte
    Burp Suite, Cobalt Strike, Powershell, Kali Linux, Responder, HashCat
Experience
  • Unix Shell Scripting, 15 years
  • Linux, 15 years
  • System Administration, 10 years
  • Cyber Security, 10 years
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS), 6 years
  • Docker, 6 years
  • DevOps, 5 years
  • Terraform, 2 years
Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Linux, Docker, Terraform, Terminal, Fast
The most amazing...
...DevOps project I led was a very large data-center migration to AWS consisting of more than 500 services.
Employment
  • CTO, Founder
    2017 - PRESENT
    Eureka
    • 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: Docker, NodeJS, Google Cloud, WebSockets, WebSSH
  • 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: Docker, Terraform, Ansible, Ruby on Rails (RoR), CircleCI, Travis, GitLab, NodeJS, Capistrano
  • Senior Security Consultant
    2015 - 2016
    Deloitte
    • 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 (https://cyberlympics.org/?team=hack-ers).
    • Facilitated binary exploitation and exploit writing training.
    Technologies: Burp Suite, Cobalt Strike, Powershell, Kali Linux, Responder, HashCat
  • Senior DevOps
    2014 - 2015
    Cloudreach
    • 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: Puppet, Chef, CloudFormation, AWS, Google Cloud, Rack, REST API
  • DevOps Engineer
    2013 - 2014
    Atlassian
    • 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: Puppet, Nagios, Zabbix, J2EE, OpenVZ, Boto
  • 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: Linux, Bash, MySQL, IIS, Apache, Nginx, Samba, BIND, FastCGI, Postfix, ClamAV, Amavis
Experience
  • CarTalk, Inc. (Development)

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

  • SQL 2nd Prize (Other amazing things)

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

  • CyberLympics Champion 2015 (Other amazing things)
    https://cyberlympics.org/?team=hack-ers

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

Skills
  • Languages
    SQL, Bash, Perl, Assembly, C++, HTML, C, Ruby, Python, Java, JavaScript, YAML, CSS, PHP
  • Tools
    Terminal, CircleCI, Travis CI, Apache, Nginx, iptables, Git, OpenVPN, Terraform, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Jenkins, Vault
  • Paradigms
    DevOps, Penetration Testing, HIPAA Compliance, Agile, REST
  • Platforms
    Linux, Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Debian, Ubuntu, Unix, Slackware, CentOS, Google Cloud Platform, DigitalOcean, Red Hat Linux, BSD
  • Other
    Cyber Security, CISSP, System Administration, Network Exploitation, Unix Shell Scripting, LXC, System Architecture, Scalability, Consul, Reverse Engineering, Unix/Linux Virtualization, CTO, OpenVZ
  • Libraries/APIs
    Node.js
  • Storage
    MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Frameworks
    Ruby on Rails (RoR), Express.js, Windows PowerShell
Education
  • 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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