Carlos Gomez Val, Developer in Barcelona, Spain
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Carlos Gomez Val

Verified Expert  in Engineering

DevOps, AWS Solutions Architect, and Developer

Barcelona, Spain
Toptal Member Since
March 28, 2022

Carlos is a cloud engineer with over seven years of experience managing Linux-based systems in public clouds and on-premises from startup projects to enterprise, with tight security requirements. He focuses on automation, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), and containers. He configured 30 Kubernetes clusters to hold an IAM solution for some of the most prominent car manufacturers in the German industry. Previous roles include DevOps engineer, system administrator, and cloud engineer.


Service Layers
Amazon EKS, Kubernetes, Containers, Secure Containers, Helm, Docker...
Terraform, Puppet, Akamai, Kubernetes, Helm, Docker...
Vendo Services GmbH
PCI DSS, Web Security, Linux, Card Payments, Infrastructure as Code (IaC)...




Preferred Environment

MacOS, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Bash, Slack

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on was building and managing a range of Kubernetes clusters to run an IAM solution on different cloud providers and on-premises solutions.

Work Experience

DevOps Engineer

2020 - PRESENT
Service Layers
  • Developed an automated Docker images signature within the build and deployment pipeline using Docker Notary and Harbor to verify images before deployment into the cluster.
  • Maintained and configured Kubernetes clusters (30 in total) to hold an IAM solution for some of the most prominent car manufacturers in the German industry.
  • Complied and configured a Kubernetes cluster with tight security constraints and requirements.
Technologies: Amazon EKS, Kubernetes, Containers, Secure Containers, Helm, Docker, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Azure, Prometheus, Grafana, Elasticsearch, GitLab CI/CD, Terraform, Bash, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Cloud Architecture

Cloud Engineer

2018 - 2020
  • Served as the DevOps SME in charge of the web team in a large, secondhand marketplace managing CI/CD, CDN, and servers.
  • Migrated the application towards AWS EKS, along with the creation of specific CI/CD and logging and monitoring.
  • Developed a CMS application for a customer using fully managed services in AWS and automated deployments (infrastructure and code).
Technologies: Terraform, Puppet, Akamai, Kubernetes, Helm, Docker, Progressive Web Applications (PWA), Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Cloud Architecture

System Administrator

2014 - 2018
Vendo Services GmbH
  • Migrated a PCI-DSS-certified platform from the data center towards the public cloud (AWS) using IaC.
  • Passed PCI-DSS level 1 certification every year, taking care of all the recurrent tasks and procedures.
  • Architected a PCI-DSS platform on AWS along with deployment procedures for the CI/CD.
Technologies: PCI DSS, Web Security, Linux, Card Payments, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Cloud Architecture

Cloud Migration of Standard eCommerce Website

Migrated a standard web application (2-tiers, web, and database) into the cloud (AWS) and microservices (Docker containers) using IaC tools (Terraform). Managed services in AWS along with the CI/CD procedure configuration.
2009 - 2014

Engineer's Degree in Computer Engineering

University Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona, Spain


Certified Kubernetes Administrator

The Linux Foundation

MAY 2020 - MAY 2022

Hashicorp Certified: Terraform Associate



AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional

Amazon Web Services


Terraform, Amazon EKS, HashiCorp, Helm, GitLab CI/CD, Jenkins, Ansible, Apache, Slack, Puppet, ELK (Elastic Stack), Splunk, NGINX, Grafana, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Amazon CloudFront CDN


AWS Cloud Computing Services, Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services (AWS), MacOS, Docker, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), New Relic, Linux, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Azure




Bash, Go, Python


MySQL, Redis, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch


Cloud Migration, AWS Cloud Architecture, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Computer Skills, Akamai, Containers, Secure Containers, Prometheus, PCI DSS, Web Security, Card Payments, Progressive Web Applications (PWA), CI/CD Pipelines

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