Christo De Lange, Developer in Roswell, GA, United States
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Christo De Lange

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DevOps Engineer and Developer

Location
Roswell, GA, United States
Toptal Member Since
September 23, 2022

Christo seeks out dynamic and flexible work environments where competence is demanded, exceptional effort rewarded, and integrity and professionalism valued. He is a hardworking, dedicated, and loyal person who prefers to work primarily with Cloud and DevOps technologies. Christo commits 100% and is a persistent, innovative problem solver. He learns quickly, adapts easily, and draws on a broad base of experience and skills to approach and solve challenging problems.

Portfolio

QuickNode
Terraform, Ansible, DigitalOcean, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)...
RoadSync
APIs, Serverless Architecture, IntelliJ IDEA, AWS DevOps, Python 3...
Tekstream Solutions
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Python 3, Terraform

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Python 3, Linux, Python, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

The most amazing...

...thing I've reworked is a 15,000 lines CloudFormation template to a framework, reducing deployments from three months with 15 people to hours with one person.

Work Experience

Senior DevOps Engineer

2022 - PRESENT
QuickNode
  • Automated deployment and maintenance of blockchain client nodes.
  • Established automation patterns and reusable code for Terraform (IAC) and Ansible.
  • Implemented support and scalability for new blockchains.
Technologies: Terraform, Ansible, DigitalOcean, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), Python 3, Amazon EKS

Senior DevOps Engineer

2020 - 2022
RoadSync
  • Managed automation and CI/CD tooling and frameworks used in more than 60 distinct projects.
  • Developed and maintained bespoke tooling for turnkey. Day one path to production tooling for CI/CD and infrastructure automation.
  • Designed and supported architecture for best practices API-first SaaS services with OpenApi-driven specification and serverless implementation.
Technologies: APIs, Serverless Architecture, IntelliJ IDEA, AWS DevOps, Python 3, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux, DevOps, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Docker, Terraform, Kubernetes, Continuous Integration (CI), Amazon S3 (AWS S3), NoSQL, AWS Cloud Architecture, AWS Certified Solution Architect, CI/CD Pipelines, GitHub, GitLab, AWS CodeCommit, Jenkins, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, Cloud Migration, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), DevOps Engineer, GitLab CI/CD, Cloud Architecture, Unit Testing, SonarQube, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

Cloud Architect

2019 - 2020
Tekstream Solutions
  • Developed a serverless REST API for a medical industry client.
  • Created the infrastructure automation for the healthcare portal.
  • Developed the cloud networking infrastructure to integrate cloud solutions with internal systems securely and in compliance with Healthcare regulations.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Python 3, Terraform

Site Reliability Architect

2018 - 2019
Infor
  • Assisted development teams with massive-scale, multi-tenant SaaS service development, automation, hosting and deployment.
  • Brought Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) culture, process changes, continuous integration, continuous delivery, improved software deployment and DevOps practices to legacy, monolithic development culture.
  • Organized automation enthusiasts meetups within the company to foster automation-first mindset and have teams automation and talk to each other to break down the Dev and Ops walls.
  • Performed postmortem initiatives, better monitoring and alerting and partnering with development on micro-services strategy.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Python 3, AWS CloudFormation, GitLab CI/CD, Docker

Senior Site Reliability Engineer

2015 - 2018
Home Depot
  • Designed and automated CI/CD platform for the entire Google Cloud Platform (GCP) migration project, including deployment tooling and templates.
  • Served as SRE for three microservices and guided them from development to production using Java, Spring Boot, StackDriver, Python, and CDM.
  • Supported and maintained CI/CD infrastructure and tooling using Jenkins, Gitlab, Concourse, Github, Ruby, and Chef.
  • Developed a framework and codebase for supporting auto-built immutable machine images with Ruby and Chef.
  • Automated and performed easy-button software security scanning and load testing using Kubernetes, Python, and Locust.
Technologies: Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Stackdriver, Spring Microservice, Python 3, GitLab CI/CD, Chef, Ruby, Ruby Gems

Software Factory

A developer tool that allows developers to create new projects with a complete CI/CD pipeline to production on day one. The tool supported application patterns and templates that allowed the entire project structure to work with hello world code and be pushed to the code repository. It automated deployment and tests for all environments.
1986 - 1990

Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science

University of Pretoria - Guateng, South Africa

Tools

IntelliJ IDEA, GitHub, GitLab, AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK), Terraform, Jenkins, GitLab CI/CD, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), SonarQube, Ansible, AWS CloudFormation, Chef, Amazon EKS

Languages

Python 3, Python, Ruby

Paradigms

DevOps, Continuous Integration (CI), Object-oriented Design (OOD), Design Patterns, Serverless Architecture, Unit Testing

Platforms

Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Docker, Kubernetes, DigitalOcean

Storage

Amazon S3 (AWS S3), NoSQL

Frameworks

Spring Microservice

Other

AWS DevOps, CI/CD Pipelines, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), AWS Cloud Architecture, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), DevOps Engineer, Cloud Architecture, Software Engineering, APIs, Serverless, AWS Certified Solution Architect, Cloud Migration, Stackdriver, Ruby Gems

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