Daniel Yinanc, DevOps Developer in Toronto, ON, Canada
Daniel Yinanc

DevOps Developer in Toronto, ON, Canada

Member since February 6, 2019
Daniel is a product manager with about a decade of experience in the field, particularly specialized in data science and machine learning domains. Having worked as a data scientist and principal consultant specializing in data science and product management, he has the required experience, skill set and maturity to assist any client on designing and leading development of the most strategic AI, Analytical and Big Data products.
Daniel is now available for hire


  • Digital Nomad Inc.
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), API Gateways, Microservices, Terraform, TensorFlow...
  • MobileLive Inc.
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI)...
  • Royal Bank of Canada
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microservices, API Gateways, Sybase...


  • Cloud 15 years
  • DevSecOps 15 years
  • Cybersecurity 10 years
  • Information Security 5 years
  • Application Security 5 years
  • Static Application Security Testing (SAST) 5 years
  • Security Audits 4 years
  • Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) 3 years


Toronto, ON, Canada



Preferred Environment


The most amazing...

...thing I have done was to invent a refining technology while bootstrapping the first and only lean agile startup in the oil and gas industry.


  • Principal Cloud Engineer and DevSecOps Architect

    2013 - PRESENT
    Digital Nomad Inc.
    • Designed and implemented a real-time monitored high availability cloud-based security and quality verification pipeline utilizing AWS, Jenkins, Cloud Watch, EC2, RDS, Cloud Trail, and Java Microservices via API gateways enabling a premier RPA giant to operate a third party monetization platform (Robot Store).
    • Created an industry first, a standards-driven application and network security verification system for third party Robotic Process Automation (RPA) for enterprise acceptance.
    • Put together a partnership between a silicon valley unicorn and cybersecurity firms via identifying, screening and proposing terms of the long term Alliance and by convincing tech firm's top brass of the necessity.
    • Designed and led the implementation of machine learning applications for prediction, clustering, and classification on historical/real-time real estate data and digital media.
    • Designed cloud platforms using Pivotal Cloud Foundry/Kubernetes, and microservice OpenAPIs for a major public sector client.
    • Developed a Firebase integrated hybrid mobile App serving financial services clients of a startup fintech firm.
    • Designed technical interviews and selected top onshore and offshore engineers for Skunk Works innovation teams.
    • Designed and implemented a cloud-based DevOps pipeline for a cryptocurrency using the Ethereum blockchain platform.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), API Gateways, Microservices, Terraform, TensorFlow, Angular, React, Spring Boot, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Cloud, Relational Database Services (RDS), Amazon EC2, AWS
  • Vice-President of Innovation and Technology

    2018 - 2019
    MobileLive Inc.
    • Led technology organization consisting of strategy, project management, development and testing departments (4 senior directors, 12 leads/managers, and 200+ designers, data scientists, quality, and feature engineers). In charge of strategic direction and execution oversight of innovation & technology organization fueling a break-neck growth professional services firm.
    • Managed a geographically and culturally diverse organization, with offices in Toronto, Montreal, and Pakistan.
    • Lead Canadian major Bank's enterprise acceptance of the company's in-house robotic platform via InfoSec audit engagement, fact-based review interactions, and red team penetration testing.
    • Created DevSecOps and Cloud practice areas leading to a 20 percent increase in project delivery speed and 20 percent decrease in cost via recruiting the best talent, mentoring junior engineers in DevOps and secure SDLC practices in the cloud.
    • Led company into new verticals in Cloud, DevOps, Machine Learning and Hybrid Mobile Development via strategically identifying lucrative market niches, designing entry strategies with key clients and building partnerships with market-leading technology firms such as Lightbend, Joyent, MongoDB, Amazon, Gravity and Contentful.
    • Reformed company's in-house security policies via uplifting IT policies in regards to IT asset assignments, cloud asset administration, sensitive data storage and data access in compliance with ISO 27001.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Terraform, Pipelines, Cloud, AWS, DevSecOps
  • Director of Digital Engineering

    2017 - 2018
    Royal Bank of Canada
    • Created, built, and delivered tools unencumbered by the many layers of decision making common in large organizations.
    • Entrusted to conceptualize and lead execution of digital transformation strategies, we harness the best, most effective methodologies available to drive innovation.
    • Accelerated delivery of mobile and web applications for the bank’s entire wealth management customer base.
    • Cut development time and cost in half via implementing test automation tools and DevSecOps techniques.
    • Lead secure architecture and coding practice development for Bank's wealth management platform digitization efforts leading to months of development time and $100,000s of dollars in savings via convincing InfoSec teams to eliminate redundant security measures.
    • Delivered very well-received lectures and formed study groups on DevSecOps and machine learning to the audience of 250+ engineering cohort of RBC Wealth mgmt.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microservices, API Gateways, Sybase, Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF), AWS, Boot, Node.js
  • Chief Engineer

    2016 - 2017
    Manulife Investments Inc.
    • Deployed applications to Manulife’s brand new cloud foundry driven PAAS and built a continuous. deployment system using Pivotal’s CI framework concourse.
    • Developed cutting-edge prototypes on pivotal cloud foundry using machine learning models while mentoring developers to work on the firm’s first internal skunkworks projects outfit.
    • Led multicultural international Agile DevOps teams through end-to-end SDLC: architecture.design, microservices, feature development, operations, debugging and software maintenance.
    • Designed enterprise-wide applications as microservice APIs and ensures highest software development standards (TDD & BDD) are utilized in a massively scalable manner in building them.
    • Recruited, mentored and trained four development teams on cloud-friendly technologies such as Java, Docker, Scala, CI/CD, and server-side and client-side JavaScript.
    • Ensured Manulife’s first SAAS product success by developing product features, writing unit and. integration tests, algorithmic optimization, debugging and application monitoring.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Gradle, Azure, Redis, Microsoft SQL Server, RabbitMQ, AngularJS, Scala, Node.js, AWS, Docker, OpenStack, NLTK, Scikit-learn, Pandas, NumPy, Akka, Python, Java, Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF)
  • Development Team Lead and Software Solutions Architect

    2014 - 2016
    Ericsson Worldwide Inc.
    • Contributed product vision, project leadership, and software engineering expertise through SDLC, utilizing cutting edge API and microservice architectures.
    • Served as cloud administration, Linux OS, application deployment, containerization, configuration and maintenance SME with a multi-national development services team.
    • Led a DevOps team of 7 through hands-on development, feature design, and maintenance of new features, level 3 support, subject matter expertise and escalations/investigations for highly scalable distributed software used in continuous software integration, tracing and monitoring.
    • Designed and led the development of Ericsson’s open-sourced High Availability Jenkins Plugin (HAJP), using a Jenkins mixed cluster with Akka and Java virtual machines using Jenkins API and Scala.
    • Advised product management and architecture teams in multiple international locations and proposes strategy changes to maximize Ericsson’s productivity in technology development.
    • Recognized as an all-star technology leader and solutions architect serving as design, development, deployment and cloud solutions provider for half a dozen new service launches.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Maven, Git, Jenkins, Spark, Hadoop, Elasticsearch, RabbitMQ, Erlang, Scala, JavaScript, MongoDB, Python, Node.js, AWS, Docker, Behavior-driven Development (BDD), Test-driven Development (TDD), Akka, Java
  • Co-founder & VP of Engineering and Development

    2011 - 2014
    Raincheck Global Inc.
    • Designed and developed high availability web applications utilizing extreme programming techniques and cutting edge technologies on cloud application development platforms.
    • Spearheaded geographical intelligence (GIS) application development using Open Source server and client technologies.
    • Directed project planning sessions focused on assessing business requirements and potential IT solutions with managers, business analysts, and team members.
    • Recruited and led nearshore, onshore and offshore design and development teams from the United States, Canada, and India.
    • Managed code reviews, administered production servers and verifies the alignment of solutions with architectural specifications.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), GIS, Django, Python, Android, Git, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, JavaScript, Jenkins, MongoDB, Node.js, Google Cloud, AWS, Jakarta EE, Java
  • Data Scientist and Application Developer

    2011 - 2013
    Mawer Investment Mgmt Ltd.
    • Designed, developed, and maintained business intelligence and reporting web applications replacing legacy crystal reports utilizing Web 2.0 technologies in collaboration with Research and Portfolio Management.
    • Lead SQL and ETL development for reporting applications utilizing SSIS, Pentaho and Java/Talend applications.
    • Conceptualized and developed a business intelligence, portfolio return analysis Intranet web application that linked the company with external databases and delivered analysis in the table, graphical, and pivot formats.
    • Analyzed corporate data and implemented machine learning models utilizing regression, classification, clustering, and natural language processing (NLP) for equity research and sales/marketing target identification and business intelligence development purposes.
    • Appointed to serve as an enterprise data custodian responsible for building data dashboards and led/oversaw corporate data governance strategy.
    Technologies: MongoDB, Mercurial, SQL, Talend, Object-relational Mapping (ORM), Microsoft SQL Server, NLTK, Scikit-learn, Pandas, NumPy, Python, JavaScript, Node.js, NoSQL, Jakarta EE, Java


  • DevOpsicon

    Purpose of DevOpsIcon organization is to demonstrate for the benefit of open source community, best practices involved in DevOpsifying a realistic app with realistic components:

    - Rest Microservices (Sales, Expenses, and Users)
    - Customer Facing (Hybrid Mobile App)
    - Message Bus Microservices (Files)
    - Tool agnosticity (all build tools can do the job)
    - Language agnosticity (all languages can do the job)


  • Paradigms

    Unit Testing, Functional Testing, DevSecOps, DevOps, ETL, Functional Programming, Concurrent Programming, Test-driven Development (TDD), Behavior-driven Development (BDD), Object-relational Mapping (ORM), Microservices, Penetration Testing
  • Industry Expertise

    Cybersecurity, Security, IT Security
  • Other

    AWS DevOps, Cloud, Pipelines, Performance Testing, APM, Application Security, Information Security, Cloud Services, Agile Software Testing, Static Application Security Testing (SAST), Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST), Security Audits, AWS, Relational Database Services (RDS), API Gateways, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Boot, Tornado
  • Languages

    Java, JavaScript, Scala, Erlang, SQL, Python
  • Frameworks

    Spring Boot, Express.js, React Native, Akka, AngularJS, Hadoop, Spark, Django, Angular, Koa
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, TensorFlow, Keras, Scikit-learn, Node.js, NumPy, Pandas, NLTK
  • Tools

    Jenkins, Travis CI, CircleCI, RabbitMQ, Gradle, Git, Maven, GIS, Mercurial, Terraform
  • Platforms

    Kubernetes, Docker, Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF), OpenStack, Azure, Jakarta EE, Android, Talend, Amazon EC2, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Storage

    MySQL, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Microsoft SQL Server, Redis, Google Cloud, NoSQL, Sybase, PostgreSQL, Neo4j


  • Master of Engineering Degree in Telecommunications Engineering
    2008 - 2010
    University of Alberta - Edmonton, AB
  • International Master of Business Administration Degree in Innovation and Business
    2005 - 2007
    Schulich School of Business - Toronto, ON
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Physics
    2001 - 2005
    Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ

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