Erol Kavas, Cloud Infrastructure and DevOps Developer in Toronto, ON, Canada
Erol Kavas

Cloud Infrastructure and DevOps Developer in Toronto, ON, Canada

Member since January 28, 2020
Erol is a DevOps professional with proficiency in the optimization of legacy projects, 3-tier web platforms, and an expert in digital transformation and Cloud/container migration. He offers a diverse and eclectic background in system administration, web and mobile development, NOC management, CI/CD, and site reliability. He has developed many implementations for DevOps practices, app modernization, and Cloud migrations.
Erol is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • Jenkins 7 years
  • Nginx 7 years
  • Infrastructure as Code 5 years
  • Kubernetes 5 years
  • Cloud Infrastructure 5 years
  • Azure 3 years
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) 3 years

Location

Toronto, ON, Canada

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Kubernetes, AWS, Jenkins, Azure DevOps

The most amazing...

...app modernization and Cloud migration project I've converted was a long-running monolithic application to microservices and ran on Kubernetes at the end.

Employment

  • DevOps Architect

    2018 - PRESENT
    Architech, Inc.
    • Oversaw the E2E data access layer infrastructure migration to Azure and IaC Azure DevOps pipelines for one of the largest telecommunications companies in Canada.
    • Worked on a multi-region AKS cluster, cloud modernization project, which included a Helm chart, Nginx Ingress, and containerization.
    • Oversaw an AWS migration project of 25 microservices, containerization, and an ECS cluster.
    Technologies: Kubernetes, AKS, Azure, Jenkins, AWS, Azure DevOps, Terraform, ARM, CloudFormation
  • Lead DevOps Engineer

    2017 - 2019
    Nest Wealth Asset Management, Inc.
    • Containerized applications and implemented DevOps pipelines, Terraform IaC, and developer containers.
    • Delivered bi-weekly version releases and daily hotfixes. Released cycles shortened from five hours to ten minutes.
    • Implemented Site Reliability Engineering (SRE principles) and on-call schedules with no outage in two years. Defined SLOs.
    Technologies: AWS, Kubernetes, ECS, Node.js, Atlas, MongoDB, Redis, RDS, Amazon Redshift, Angular, Jenkins
  • Lead DevOps Engineer

    2017 - 2018
    VM Farms
    • Led day-to-day DevOps team operations, daily stand-ups, client relations, and on-call training for team members.
    • Developed a Puppet, Ansible, and Nagios plugin with 12-factor consulting for client projects.
    • Developed a new cloud infrastructure with Terraform and Python. Led client migration to new cloud providers (AWS, GCP, Cloud.ca).
    Technologies: Puppet, Ansible, Linux, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, Memcached, AWS, Nginx, Apache, Jenkins

Experience

  • Roto-Rooter (Development)
    https://www.rotorooter.com/

    Roto-Rooter is the largest provider of plumbing, drain cleaning, and water cleanup services in North America. I was hired to modernize their application and architecture and migrate it to Azure. Technologies and tools used: Azure AKS, ELK, Jenkins, ARM Templates, Azure DevOps, Node.js, Angular, Docker, Helm, GitHub.

  • Microsoft Canada - DevHero Award (Other amazing things)

    I was received the DevHero award by Microsoft Canada due to the innovative architecting and migration of six successful projects. I completed the following:
    - Azure DevOps migration for a US company.
    - Azure DevOps migration for a Canadian telecommunications company.
    - Azure IAC with ARM templates for a Canadian telecommunications company.
    - Multi-region AKS clusters for a US company.
    - AKS POC for a Canadian bank.
    - Web app migration for a Canadian entertainment company.

  • Canadian Entertainment Company DEV/TEST Migration to Azure (Development)

    I architected and implemented a solution for their first migration to Azure. My client was running legacy C# applications and on-premise servers for their production workloads. They wanted to take their first step to migrate to Azure. I have created a solution for them to implement the first DEV/TEST cluster in Azure.
    Technologies we have used included, ARM templates, Azure web app, Azure web app for containers, ACI, Azure SQL, Azure SQL managed instances, and Azure DevOps.

  • Mobile Application CI/CD (Development)

    I build a CI/CD pipeline for an ionic-based hybrid mobile application development project. The technologies used included GitLab, Jenkins, SonarQube, Linux Agent for Jenkins, and OSX Agent for Jenkins.

Skills

  • Languages

    Bash, PHP, Python
  • Tools

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Jenkins, Nginx, ELK (Elastic Stack), AWS ECS, Amazon EKS, Terraform, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)
  • Paradigms

    DevOps, Agile
  • Platforms

    Kubernetes, Azure, Linux, Sensu, Amazon Web Services (AWS), iOS, Android
  • Storage

    MySQL, PostgreSQL, Memcached, Redis, MongoDB
  • Other

    Infrastructure as Code, Cloud Infrastructure, Prometheus, Atlas

Education

  • Ph.D. in Sociology
    2004 - 2008
    Marmara University - Turkey
  • Master of Science degree in Management Information Systems
    2002 - 2003
    Yeditepe University - Turkey
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Economics
    1999 - 2003
    Istanbul University - Turkey

Certifications

  • Google Cloud Associate Cloud Engineer
    MAY 2020 - MAY 2022
    Google
  • AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty
    APRIL 2020 - APRIL 2023
    AWS
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional
    APRIL 2020 - APRIL 2023
    AWS
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate
    APRIL 2020 - APRIL 2023
    AWS
  • CKA
    MARCH 2020 - MARCH 2023
    Cloud Native Computing Foundation
  • Azure Security Engineer Associate
    MARCH 2020 - MARCH 2022
    Microsoft
  • Azure Solution Architect Expert
    MARCH 2020 - MARCH 2022
    Microsoft
  • Azure DevOps Engineer Expert
    MARCH 2020 - MARCH 2022
    Microsoft
  • MCT
    FEBRUARY 2020 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
  • CKAD
    JANUARY 2020 - JANUARY 2023
    Cloud Native Computing Foundation
  • AWS Solution Architect
    DECEMBER 2019 - DECEMBER 2022
    AWS
  • AWS Cloud Practioner
    NOVEMBER 2019 - NOVEMBER 2022
    AWS
  • Azure Administrator Associate
    NOVEMBER 2019 - NOVEMBER 2021
    Microsoft
  • Azure Fundamentals
    AUGUST 2019 - PRESENT
    Microsoft

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