Damian Czaja, Developer in Wrocław, Poland

Damian Czaja

DevOps Engineer and Developer

Location
Wrocław, Poland
Toptal Member Since
February 16, 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.

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Portfolio

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

Location

Wrocław, Poland

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Linux, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Jira, GitHub, GitLab, Amazon Web Services (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.

Work Experience

2021 - PRESENT

DevOps Engineer

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: Amazon EKS, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon RDS, Go, JavaScript, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Software Development, Computer Security, Docker, Terraform
2020 - 2021

Golang Software Developer

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
2020 - 2020

DevOps Engineer

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, Terraform, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS Lambda, Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Software Development, Computer Security
2019 - 2020

Cloud Engineer | DevOps

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: Docker, GitLab, Terraform, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Computer Security
2015 - 2019

Software Development Specialist

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

A platform for the 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 oversaw the integration of the Apache NiFi into the platform and the upskilling of 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, Amazon EC2, Kubernetes, Linux, Visual Studio Code (VS 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), Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Jira

Other

Software Development, Algorithms, Amazon RDS, Argo Workflow, Technical Documentation, Computer Security, VMware vCenter, Cloud Migration, Dagster, Data Versioning, Open Source

Frameworks

Marathon, Spark, Flask, Serverless Framework

Libraries/APIs

Spark Streaming, Vue

Storage

Neo4j, Amazon DynamoDB

Education

2017 - 2019

Master's Degree in Computer Science

Wrocław University of Science and Technology - Wroclaw, Poland

2013 - 2017

Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Telecommunication

Wrocław University of Science and Technology - Wroclaw, Poland

Certifications

OCTOBER 2022 - OCTOBER 2025

Certified Kubernetes Administrator

The Linux Foundation

SEPTEMBER 2020 - SEPTEMBER 2023

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional

AWS

JULY 2020 - SEPTEMBER 2023

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate

AWS