David Aquino, DevOps Engineer and Developer in New York, NY, United States
David Aquino

DevOps Engineer and Developer in New York, NY, United States

Member since May 26, 2020
David is a talented developer who has lately been working as a DevOps engineer, successfully delivering numerous tasks related to infrastructure, CI/CD, monitoring, storage, data engineering, and IT support. He's also worked as a network automation engineer, software QA engineer, IT support engineer, SQL analyst, and front-end web developer. Currently, David's primary interest is DevOps with quality assurance being a close second.
David is now available for hire


  • Rialtic
    Terraform, AWS RDS, AWS IAM, AWS CLI, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Amazon EKS...
  • Jackpocket
    Git, Docker, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Node.js, Go, Bash, Python
  • Conde Nast Entertainment
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Git, ECS, Docker, Python



New York, NY, United States



Preferred Environment

Kubernetes, CircleCI, Datadog, Bash, Python, Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cloudflare, Terraform, GitLab

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed was a tool to automate blocking malicious IP CIDRs in support of the network infrastructure team at Priceline.com.


  • Senior Cloud Engineer

    2021 - PRESENT
    • Implemented AWS EKS in Terraform across four AWS accounts.
    • Developed Custom Terraform Modules for S3, MWAA, and RDS.
    • Evangelized best practices for Kubernetes deployments.
    • Created Gitlab CI/CD pipelines for four microservices.
    • Implemented ArgoCD with Okta SSO for four environments.
    • Mentored junior engineers and influenced design decisions for cross-team efforts.
    Technologies: Terraform, AWS RDS, AWS IAM, AWS CLI, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Amazon EKS, Ambassador API, Linkerd, Argo CD, 1Password, Jira, GitLab CI/CD, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • DevOps Engineer

    2019 - 2021
    • Created Terraform modules to deploy infrastructure, including GKE clusters, Memorystore Redis, Cloud SQL PostgreSQL, VPC networking, service accounts, and cloud storage buckets.
    • Researched and implemented CI/CD pipelines utilizing CircleCI, Cloud Build, and FluxCD.
    • Implemented and maintained a ThreatStack security application.
    • Designed and implemented a security-vulnerability scanning solution in Go for application images involving notifications sent to the Slack channel.
    • Implemented a PubSub solution in Ruby on Rails to send real-time updates to BigQuery.
    • Designed and implemented optimized developer workflow when loading the production database locally for testing, saving one hour per update.
    • Implemented and maintained a DataDog agent integration, which saved the company thousands of dollars per month by correctly sizing container usage metrics and log collection.
    • Created a Cloudflare worker in Node.js to separate CMS traffic from main application traffic to improve application performance.
    Technologies: Git, Docker, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Node.js, Go, Bash, Python
  • DevOps Engineer

    2018 - 2019
    Conde Nast Entertainment
    • Implemented a Hashicorp Vault solution in ECS with an accompanying Vaultron web server for updating secrets and refreshing developer tokens monthly.
    • Implemented a GitHub team solution in Python to update team membership and repository access based on YAML files in source control.
    • Created an Ansible playbook to update authorized_keys file on hundreds of EC2 servers.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Git, ECS, Docker, Python
  • Senior Network Tools Engineer

    2015 - 2018
    • Developed a Python tool to block malicious CIDRs on a physical-network infrastructure. It alleviated the need for network engineers to wake up during the night to update security groups and saved hundreds of man-hours over the course of 2.5 years.
    • Composed Ansible playbooks to automatically configure physical network infrastructure. Ansible playbooks were integral to standardizing configurations for network devices.
    • Developed a Python tool to manage wireless password rotation.
    • Built a Python workflow using Tenable Nessus (security center) and Jira for PCI compliance along with criticality ticket labels for tracking purposes.
    Technologies: Git, Automation, Networking, Juniper, Ansible, Python
  • Software QA Engineer

    2012 - 2015
    • Composed Ruby scripts to test the real-time bidding software which generated more than 1.5-million revenue monthly.
    • Documented test cases and held review meetings with operations personnel.
    • Created a domain-specific language in Ruby which improved test performance and coverage. The test running time was reduced from eight hours to one hour.
    Technologies: Git, Subversion (SVN), Ruby
  • Technical Support

    2011 - 2012
    Cas Savern
    • Prepared technical documentation for the electronic submission of a medical documentation system.
    • Onboarded Medicare review audit contractors (MAC) and Medicare administrative contractors (RAC) to use electronic submission of medical documentation (esMD).
    • Conducted daily phone calls with technical contractors to discuss project progress.
    Technologies: Java
  • Programmer Analyst

    2010 - 2011
    Johns Hopkins University
    • Assembled technical representatives to gather requirements.
    • Created SQL statements to maintain student registration and billing information systems.
    • Created and modified SSRS reports for the central student information system.
    Technologies: SSRS, Microsoft SQL Server
  • Web Developer

    2009 - 2010
    • Customized Blackbaud fundraising web applications for nonprofit organizations.
    • Created customized themes in WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal.
    • Traveled to clients weekly to train and give IT support.
    Technologies: Fundraising, Blackbaud, JavaScript, PHP


  • Google Cloud Infrastructure

    This is an example implementation of the basic infrastructure components needed for a web application. It is an infrastructure-as-code (IaC) example using Terraform includes a GKE cluster, Memorystore for Redis, Cloud SQL PostgreSQL, and VPC private networking.


  • Tools

    Git, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Helm, CircleCI, Ansible, Subversion (SVN), SSRS, Terraform, GitLab, AWS IAM, AWS CLI, Amazon EKS, Jira, GitLab CI/CD
  • Paradigms

    DevOps, Automation
  • Storage

    Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Datadog, Microsoft SQL Server
  • Languages

    Python 3, Python, Bash, Go, Ruby, Java, PHP, JavaScript
  • Platforms

    Docker, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes
  • Other

    Cloudflare, IT Support, Configuration Management, Quality Assurance (QA), Google, ECS, Juniper, Networking, Blackbaud, Fundraising, AWS RDS, Ambassador API, Linkerd, Argo CD, 1Password
  • Libraries/APIs



  • Master's Degree in Applied Information Technology
    2012 - 2014
    Towson University - Towson, MD, United States
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems
    2006 - 2008
    Towson University - Towson, MD, United States


  • Configuration Management and the Cloud
    MAY 2020 - PRESENT
  • Google IT Automation with Python Specialization
    MAY 2020 - PRESENT
  • Troubleshooting and Debugging Techniques
    MAY 2020 - PRESENT
  • Crash Course on Python
    APRIL 2020 - PRESENT
  • Using Python to Interact with the Operation System
    APRIL 2020 - PRESENT
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practicioner
    NOVEMBER 2018 - NOVEMBER 2021
    Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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