Felipe Rodrigues Maia, Developer in Belo Horizonte - State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Felipe Rodrigues Maia

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Developer

Location
Belo Horizonte - State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Toptal Member Since
May 2, 2018

Felipe has over 20 years of experience in various areas of IT. He's honed his development skills, site reliability engineering, and DevOps capabilities by architecting, designing, and developing simple solutions for big data systems, media streaming, and sundry other commercial projects. Felipe has also acted as the technical lead for many development and infrastructure teams.

Portfolio

Whip Media
Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Cloud Computing Services, Jenkins...
Toptal Clients
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Databricks, Apache Airflow, Spark, Elasticsearch...
Cinnecta
Elasticsearch, Redis, Data Architecture, Continuous Delivery (CD), Docker...

Experience

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

CI/CD Pipelines, Amazon, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Azure, Python, Go, Java, Bash Script, Terraform, Spark

The most amazing...

...thing I've worked on was architecting and building services to scale and secure big data and media-streaming systems.

Work Experience

Senior DevOps Engineer

2018 - PRESENT
Whip Media
  • Engineered software, data, and cloud architecture, developing reusable, secure, and cost-effective solutions that facilitated the acquisition of millions of users for TV Time and TVDB apps.
  • Spearheaded platform engineering and DevOps efforts, building infrastructure and toolchains to reduce operation costs through automation, focusing on automation for tech teams.
  • Implemented site reliability engineering practices by avoiding, resolving, and continuously learning from incidents that demand the most of my soft and hard skills in tech.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Cloud Computing Services, Jenkins, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Serverless Framework, Kubernetes, Lambda Functions, New Relic, Datadog, Amazon CloudWatch, Google Cloud, Apache Airflow, Databricks, Azure Databricks, CircleCI, AWS Lambda, Amazon EKS, Istio

DevOps | Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) | Software Architect

2018 - PRESENT
Toptal Clients
  • Developed standards on infrastructure as code (IaC), continuous integration, alerting, and monitoring, helping data and application engineers to build, monitor, improve and debug eventual issues in production quicker and easier.
  • Helped to prepare AWS accounts, using the best standards in terms of security and management simplicity, making it possible to continuously grow the company, and smoothing the absorption and integration with newly acquired companies and applications.
  • Architected, developed, and scaled microservices for high loads of requests (API) and processing (media scraping, transcode, and metadata extraction), using Python or Go languages, running on Amazon EKS (Kubernetes), Lambda, and Fargate (serverless).
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Databricks, Apache Airflow, Spark, Elasticsearch, Memcached, Redis, FFmpeg, Data Architecture, Jenkins, Continuous Delivery (CD), Docker, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Shell Scripting, Networks, Site Reliability, JavaScript, Google Cloud, Linux, Vim Text Editor, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Serverless Framework, Microservices, Cloud Patterns, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), Cloud Architecture, Continuous Integration (CI), Terraform, PostgreSQL, Git, Flask, Amazon DynamoDB, MySQL, PHP, Go, Python, CircleCI, Kubernetes, Distributed Systems, REST APIs, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Software Architecture, Makefile, Datadog, New Relic, DevSecOps, CI/CD Pipelines, Digital Platform Development, AWS Lambda, Amazon EKS, Istio

Data Architect Consultant

2018 - 2018
Cinnecta
  • Helped the company to simplify and scale big data (data lake, data warehouse, and real-time) systems by rearchitecting the projects responsible for collecting, processing, and storing events-based data.
  • Built POCs to present evaluations of cloud providers and develop data migration plans.
  • Fostered culture building, provided training, and offered guidance to tech teams.
Technologies: Elasticsearch, Redis, Data Architecture, Continuous Delivery (CD), Docker, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Shell Scripting, Networks, Linux, Vim Text Editor, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), CircleCI, Microservices, Cloud Patterns, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), Cloud Architecture, Continuous Integration (CI), Terraform, Git, Flask, Amazon DynamoDB, MySQL, Ruby, Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Spark, Python, Distributed Systems, REST APIs, Software Architecture, DevSecOps, CI/CD Pipelines, AWS Lambda

Head of Engineering

2017 - 2018
Samba Tech
  • Headed the engineering area of the company, translating business strategy into technological solutions.
  • Managed high-performance teams (30 people distributed in five teams); also helped them to make better architectural decisions.
  • Created and implemented new effective engineering strategies—encouraging "bottom-up" innovations over processes and tools and knowledge sharing, which engaged people in continuous improvements over operational and tactical scopes.
  • Achieved a remarkable 56% average increase in productivity for all product development squads within the first six months.
  • Managed the key performance indicators (KPI), objectives and key results (OKR), and budgets.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Redis, FFmpeg, Data Architecture, Jenkins, Continuous Delivery (CD), Docker, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Site Reliability, Google Cloud, Linux, Vim Text Editor, Microservices, Cloud Patterns, Continuous Integration (CI), PostgreSQL, Git, Flask, Amazon DynamoDB, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Software Architecture, Cloud Architecture, Python, Java, Distributed Systems, REST APIs, DevSecOps, AWS Lambda

Software Architect | Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)

2012 - 2018
Samba Tech
  • Designed the architecture and developed the services related to the multi-tenant SaaS (OVP and OTT) solutions.
  • Designed, analyzed, and troubleshot large-scale distributed systems.
  • Developed internal tools and explored emerging technologies—continuously improving performance, scalability, availability, and the direct and indirect costs.
  • Led the technical aspects for the engineering and operations teams.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Elasticsearch, FFmpeg, Data Architecture, Jenkins, Continuous Delivery (CD), Ansible, Docker, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Site Reliability, JavaScript, Google Cloud, Linux, Vim Text Editor, CircleCI, Microservices, Cloud Patterns, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), Continuous Integration (CI), PostgreSQL, Git, Flask, Amazon DynamoDB, MySQL, Networks, Shell Scripting, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Software Architecture, Cloud Architecture, Azure, Python, Java, Distributed Systems, REST APIs, AWS CloudFormation, Terraform, New Relic, DevSecOps, CI/CD Pipelines, AWS Lambda

Full-stack Software Engineer | DevOps | Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)

2010 - 2012
Incode Software
  • Contributed to various projects with roles in analysis, modeling, development, troubleshooting, and fine-tuning of systems engaging with Brazilian and international customers on the sundry focus of the business.
  • Worked on various projects for banking automation, email marketing, a GUI for a Fibre Channel, a Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), and SAS/SATA protocol analyzer appliance, and applications for the management of F5 significant IPs.
  • Modeled and developed architectural patterns in highly complex systems using open sources or Microsoft technologies.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Jenkins, Site Reliability, JavaScript, Linux, Vim Text Editor, PostgreSQL, Git, MySQL, Networks, Shell Scripting, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Software Architecture, Cloud Architecture, Tcl, C#, PHP, Python, Distributed Systems, REST APIs, DevSecOps

Software Engineer | Full-stack Developer

2009 - 2010
International Syst
  • Performed research and development of software solutions related to the Linux operating system, providing tools for automating Infrastructure.
  • Developed and packed Linux distros in partnership with Intel, ASUS, Positivo, and the Brazilian Government.
  • Utilized programming languages such as Python, Perl, shell scripting, PHP, and C++.
Technologies: Linux, Vim Text Editor, MySQL, Networks, Shell Scripting, C++, PHP, Python, Perl, Distributed Systems, REST APIs, DevSecOps

Systems Administrator

2007 - 2009
Hospital das Clinicas da UFMG
  • Provided 3rd-level support and technical team leadership.
  • Managed mission-critical servers based on Linux, Unix, and Windows; DBMS (Microsoft SQL Server), MySQL, and InterSystems Caché.
  • Developed applications for monitoring and automation of mission-critical servers, aiming to comply with high availability, performance, and security requirements.
  • Standardized and documented the processes and development of applications intending to simplify and automate procedures performed by the 1st-level support team.
  • Analyzed, designed, developed, and operated various IT services and security projects.
Technologies: Linux, Vim Text Editor, MySQL, Networks, Shell Scripting, Windows, Perl, Python

IT Technician

2003 - 2007
SPM Infor
  • Managed the IT systems and networks for a small business.
  • Developed and maintained the IT infrastructure and security projects.
  • Implemented technical support from the 1st to the 3rd level.
Technologies: Vim Text Editor, Networks, Shell Scripting, Windows, Linux, Infor

GitHub | Simple Scripts to Aid Site Reliability Engineers

https://github.com/frmaia/uscripts
• A small project with simple scripts that can help site-reliability engineers to emulate/reproduce some system issues and troubleshooting.

GitHub | Sample Project in Java and Spring Boot

https://github.com/frmaia/api-stats
• A small sample project that I wrote in Java using the Spring Boot framework.

GitHub | Sample Project in Python, Flask, and Docker Compose

https://github.com/frmaia/nextbus-api-extension
• A small sample project that I wrote in Python, Flask, and Docker Compose. Used Redis to implement a Cache-Aside cloud pattern and to implement some sample API manager features.

Libraries/APIs

REST APIs, FFmpeg

Tools

Terraform, Amazon EKS, Vim Text Editor, Apache Airflow, CircleCI, Jenkins, AWS CloudFormation, Ansible, Makefile, Istio, Git, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Mesos, Amazon CloudWatch

Paradigms

Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), DevSecOps, Microservices

Platforms

Kubernetes, Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Lambda, Windows, Linux, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Databricks, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), New Relic, Azure, AWS Cloud Computing Services, Amazon

Other

Distributed Systems, Site Reliability, CI/CD Pipelines, Digital Platform Development, Cloud Architecture, Software Architecture, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Networks, Data Architecture, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), Shell Scripting, Cloud Patterns, Network Architecture, Network Design, Network Engineering, Team Leadership, IT Security, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Lambda Functions, Azure Databricks, Engineering Software, Computer Science, Algorithms, Infor

Languages

Python, Java, PHP, C#, Tcl, Perl, C++, Go, Ruby, JavaScript, Bash Script

Frameworks

Serverless Framework, Flask, Spring, Spark

Storage

Memcached, Elasticsearch, MySQL, Amazon DynamoDB, NoSQL, Datadog, Google Cloud, Redis, PostgreSQL

2009 - 2010

Specialist's Degree in Computer Software Engineering

UFMG | Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

2006 - 2009

Bachelor's Degree in Systems Analysis and Development (Computer Science)

Centro Universitario Anhanguera | Fabrai - Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

OCTOBER 2023 - OCTOBER 2026

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

Amazon Web Services

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