Damian Czaja, DevOps Engineer and Developer in Wrocław, Poland
Damian Czaja

DevOps Engineer and Developer in Wrocław, Poland

Member since January 10, 2022
Damian is a dedicated software engineer and open-source enthusiast focusing on cloud-native technologies. He's worked as a software developer—mainly with Python and Go—and DevOps engineer. Currently, he helps companies to create reliable software systems in the cloud. Damian is an AWS-certified DevOps engineer and he's willing to contribute to DevOps consulting with Kubernetes and AWS and Golang programming projects.
Damian is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • NG Logic
    AWS, Amazon EKS, AWS ECS, AWS DynamoDB, AWS RDS, Go, JavaScript...
  • CSHARK
    Go, Kubernetes, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Amazon EKS, Neo4j, GraphQL...
  • Objectivity
    Docker, AWS, Terraform, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS Lambda, AWS EC2, AWS RDS...

Experience

Location

Wrocław, Poland

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Linux, Visual Studio Code, Jira, GitHub, GitLab, AWS

The most amazing...

...project I've created is an Android app with Polish train timetables with over 100,000 downloads and 10,000 active users, back when I was 18 years old.

Employment

  • DevOps Engineer

    2021 - PRESENT
    NG Logic
    • Worked on an eCommerce platform used by thousands of people, maintaining legacy and designing new cloud-based environments on the AWS cloud.
    • Collaborated closely with development teams to adjust applications for the AWS cloud, preparing pipelines for CI/CD.
    • Analyzed and optimized cloud expenses, working with the development team to improve the cost-efficiency of applications, sometimes involving architecture changes.
    • Modified legacy applications to better integrate them with the AWS cloud and improve security.
    Technologies: AWS, Amazon EKS, AWS ECS, AWS DynamoDB, AWS RDS, Go, JavaScript, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Software Development, Computer Security, Docker, Terraform
  • Golang Software Developer

    2020 - 2021
    CSHARK
    • Worked on Capact.io, a cloud-native, open-source solution for deploying and maintaining software applications and dependencies.
    • Communicated closely with project stockholders to design and solve real-world problems.
    • Was heavily involved in the process of designing solutions, planning work, and reviewing others'.
    • Wrote technical documentation for open-source contributors and users.
    Technologies: Go, Kubernetes, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Amazon EKS, Neo4j, GraphQL, Argo Workflow, Software Development, Docker, Terraform
  • DevOps Engineer

    2020 - 2020
    Objectivity
    • Supported and consulted project teams in DevOps and AWS domain. Cooperated closely with architects and developers to incorporate cloud technologies in the solutions.
    • Maintained and developed an AWS environment for internal use.
    • Analyzed and optimized cloud expenses in the AWS cloud.
    Technologies: Docker, AWS, Terraform, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS Lambda, AWS EC2, AWS RDS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Software Development, Computer Security
  • Cloud Engineer | DevOps

    2019 - 2020
    Smith+Nephew
    • Developed and maintained an AWS-based cloud environment for enterprise use, consisting of multiple AWS accounts and connections with on-premise data centers.
    • Provisioned and maintained instances and databases for the application.
    • Supported an internal GitLab deployment for other teams.
    Technologies: AWS, Docker, GitLab, Terraform, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Computer Security
  • Software Development Specialist

    2015 - 2019
    Nokia
    • Developed a platform for big data analysis based on Apache Spark and Marathon. I was also responsible for adjusting and modifying open-source tools for internal customer needs.
    • Took part in the whole development process, from architecture to development, testing, and deployment.
    • Built an application for creating and maintaining thousands of virtual machines used for testing base stations.
    Technologies: Python, Docker, Marathon, Apache NiFi, Spark, VMware vCenter, Software Development

Experience

  • Capact
    https://capact.io/

    An open-source solution to provision and maintain applications' deployments and dependencies.

    I was part of the Capact core team, designing and creating the solution. I was involved in all aspects of the development, starting from talking to stockholders, planning, developing, testing, and presenting work progress.

  • Nokia AVA
    https://www.nokia.com/networks/technologies/ava-cognitive-services-platform/

    A platform for monitoring and preventive care of mobile networks. I worked in a team that developed custom solutions and adjusted open-source software to handle data streaming use-cases.

    I was responsible for integrating the Apache NiFi into the platform and upskilling data scientists on the tool.

  • FakeHunter
    https://fakehunter.pap.pl/

    The Polish Press Agency's web page to fight fake news after the COVID-19 outbreak.

    I was responsible for designing and deploying the AWS infrastructure for the Facebook chatbot, where people could ask questions and get information. I also helped the agency optimize the cost of their other AWS services. The Polish Press Agency saved 50% on their AWS bill thanks to this.

Skills

  • Paradigms

    DevOps, Scrum
  • Platforms

    Docker, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS EC2, Kubernetes, Linux, Visual Studio Code, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Lambda
  • Languages

    Python, Go, GraphQL, JavaScript, Scala
  • Tools

    Terraform, Amazon EKS, GitHub, Apache NiFi, GitLab, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), AWS ECS, Jira
  • Other

    Software Development, Algorithms, AWS, AWS RDS, Argo Workflow, Technical Documentation, Computer Security, VMware vCenter, Cloud Migration, Dagster, Data Versioning
  • Frameworks

    Marathon, Spark, Flask, Serverless Framework
  • Libraries/APIs

    Spark Streaming, Vue.js
  • Storage

    Neo4j, AWS DynamoDB

Education

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science
    2017 - 2019
    Wrocław University of Science and Technology - Wroclaw, Poland
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Telecommunication
    2013 - 2017
    Wrocław University of Science and Technology - Wroclaw, Poland

Certifications

  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional
    SEPTEMBER 2020 - SEPTEMBER 2023
    Amazon Web Services
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate
    JULY 2020 - SEPTEMBER 2023
    Amazon Web Services

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