George Kobiashvili, Machine Learning Developer in Tbilisi, Georgia
George Kobiashvili

Machine Learning Developer in Tbilisi, Georgia

Member since January 11, 2019
Starting as a DevOps administrator in 2006, George wrote scripts in Perl and Bash. Since 2011, he's moved towards system and network programming, coding in C and Python. Passionate about technologies and analytical problems, he has moved to artificial intelligence and machine learning since 2016. George is actively engaged in university teaching and tech conferences. He is a lifelong learner who loves thinking out of the box and working on hard open-ended problems.
George is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Tbilisi, Georgia

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

VS Code, Git, C, Python, Linux, AWS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Go

The most amazing...

...project I've built from scratch is a data center that uses open-source systems: Linux, OpenStack, Kubernetes, Docker, and CEPH software-defined storage.

Employment

  • DevOps Expert For a Migration to the Cloud

    2020 - PRESENT
    Sun Nuclear
    • Built a highly available scalable Kubernetes cluster using AWS EKS, Cloud formation, Ansible, and GitHub actions.
    • Integrated monitoring and observability tools: AWS Cloudwatch, Prometheus, and Grafana.
    • Build CI/CD pipelines using GitHub actions to automate deliver infrastructure and application updates.
    Technologies: Kubernetes, AWS, Ansible, GitHub, CI/CD Pipelines, Python 3, Docker, Prometheus, Grafana, AWS S3, AWS CloudFormation, AWS EKS, DevOps, GitOps, Flux, Helm
  • Digital Products Director

    2020 - 2021
    RedBerry
    • Built a recruitment pipeline. Attracted top qualified talent, increased development capacity and output.
    • Optimized the project management and software development process.
    • Actively engaged with customers to guide their business through digital transformation.
    • Grew the business in the international market.
    • Built the DevOps team, providing managed DevOps using AWS/GCP, docker/Kubernetes, and Terraform.
    Technologies: Leadership, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Node.js, Python, PHP
  • Machine Learning Engineer

    2019 - 2020
    Open Water Development dba Speakeasy AI
    • Upgraded the project to the latest DeepSpeech release. Increased STT accuracy.
    • Designed and upgraded the project for scale-out architecture and decreased response latency. Increased runtime stability.
    • Migrated monolithic system to microservices architecture using Docker and Kubernetes on GKE.
    • Added API calls from granular management of infrastructure and service.
    Technologies: Python 3, Celery, MongoDB, Flask, TensorFlow, DeepSpeech, OpenAPI, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Kubernetes, Docker
  • Lecturer

    2013 - 2020
    Free University of Tbilisi
    • Taught an operating systems engineering course. Taught OS kernel and system programming using C, Pintos, Linux, and fuse.
    • Taught a computer networking course. Built crucial internet protocol implementations HTTP, DNS, BitTorrent, and HTTP/SOCKS proxy.
    • Served as a teaching assistant in machine learning and computer vision courses.
    • Assessed student homework projects and exams. Gave feedback to students to excels in learning.
    • Held seminars and practical workshops to demonstrate state of art approaches to diverse challenging technical problems.
    Technologies: Linux, Socket Programming, Kernel, C, Python, Deep Learning, Machine Learning
  • Lead Software Engineer

    2018 - 2019
    AnsiBlock
    • Developed a core system for a high-performance blockchain platform.
    • Ported a digital signatures' checking algorithm to GPU/CUDA for parallel execution.
    • Actively evolved in planning the solution architecture.
    • Built and maintained a test network infrastructure in GCP using Kubernetes and Terraform.
    • Built a trading algorithm using ML/RL as an offspring project.
    • Developed a cluster monitoring using Prometheus and Grafana.
    Technologies: Reinforcement Learning, Machine Learning, Google Compute Engine (GCE), CUDA, Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), C++, C, Go, Blockchain, Kubernetes, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Terraform
  • Technology Consultant

    2017 - 2018
    Aldagi
    • Researched the company's state, and helped build a strategy for technical development.
    • Recruited AI/ML, DevOps, and software engineering talent to fulfill tech needs.
    • Researched AI/ML state of art technologies for ongoing business needs. Helped with solution architectures.
    Technologies: Linux, Python, Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Head of IT Infrastructure Management and Development Division

    2010 - 2017
    National Agency of Public Registry
    • Headed IT infrastructure development for high availability, performance, and low TCO.
    • Lead IT infrastructure projects management and annual budget planning.
    • Researched new, innovative technologies and solutions.
    • Lead infrastructure team of ten high qualified tech staff to plan and construction a new data center.
    • Lead team to plan and build open-source virtualization and software defined storage running on multi data center linux clusters.
    • Created solution architecture for custom made object storage with improved access control and auditing.
    • Created solution architecture to secure land titles on bitcoin blockchain.
    • Coached developer teams to better fit business solutions to technological challenges.
    Technologies: DevOps, Blockchain, Storage, OpenStack, Cloud, Leadership
  • Systems Administrator

    2006 - 2010
    Georgian Research and Educational Networking Assosiation
    • Provided web and mail hosting to educational organizations, including more than 2,300 Georgian schools.
    • Secured data and services and monitored servers and network devices.
    • Planned, built, and maintained web traffic filter for 2,300 Georgian schools.
    • Managed grid computing See-Grid-Sci site installation, maintaining, monitoring.
    • Established first LPI academy in Georgia.
    • Taught CCNA and LPIC-1 course at local academy.
    Technologies: Postfix, Apache, MySQL, Perl, Networking, Virtualization, Linux

Experience

  • Trading Model with Reinforcement Learning (Development)

    While working with a crypto startup, as a research hobby project, I analyzed the market and built trading algorithm using reinforcement learning.

    The RL model is remarkable for its ability to adjust changes automatically.

  • Secure Land Titles On The Bitcoin Blockchain (Development)

    In 2016 National Agency of Public Registry of Georgia became the first governmental organization in the world to integrate blockchain technology in the mainline business process to secure land titles on Bitcoin blockchain.

    As a technology solution architect, my responsibility was to plan the solution, lead the development, and integrate it with the existing production systems.

Skills

  • Languages

    Python 3, Go, C, Python 2, SQL, Python, Bash, Perl, C++, PHP, Java
  • Frameworks

    Angular, Flask, Google Protocol Buffer, AWS HA, Django, Flux
  • Libraries/APIs

    Sklearn, Pandas, TensorFlow, Matplotlib, Keras, Linux API, OpenCV, DeepSpeech, Node.js, NetworkX, Puppetlabs, Requests, libvirt, SciPy, NumPy, Flask-RESTful, Jenkins Pipeline
  • Tools

    Cron, Terraform, Apache Airflow, Helm, Grafana, SaltStack, Docker Compose, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), VS Code, Google Compute Engine (GCE), Apache, Postfix, Seaborn, RabbitMQ, Nginx, Apache Tomcat, Ansible, GitLab CI/CD, Jenkins, KVM/Qemu, GitHub, Git, Vim Text Editor, Vagrant, Subversion (SVN), Nagios, Zabbix, Checkmk, Celery, CircleCI, GitLab, Jira, AWS CloudFormation
  • Paradigms

    Data Science, DevOps, Continuous Deployment, Concurrent Programming, Socket Programming, Management, Continuous Integration (CI), Agile Software Development, Functional Programming, REST, Imperative Programming, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Continuous Delivery (CD)
  • Platforms

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux, Kubernetes, Blockchain, OpenStack, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Apache2, Docker, Visual Studio Code, Jupyter Notebook, CUDA, Kernel, AWS EC2, Google Cloud Engine
  • Storage

    MySQL, Elasticsearch, AWS S3, PostgreSQL, Memcached, Redis, Ceph, MongoDB
  • Other

    Site Reliability, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), SSH, Unix Shell Scripting, Systems Monitoring, Machine Learning, System Programming, Big Data Architect, AWS, Prometheus, Data Analytics, Deep Learning, Virtualization Technology, Algorithms, OpenAPI, Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), Leadership, Cloud, Storage, Virtualization, Networking, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Distributed Systems, Network Programming, OpenStack Swift, HAProxy, LXC, Reinforcement Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Computer Vision, Big Data, Agile Data Science, Regular Expressions, Data Structures, Transport Layer Security (TLS), Cryptography, University Teaching, Coaching, Containers, Containerization, Linux IPC, CI/CD Pipelines, AWS EKS, GitOps

Education

  • Master's degree in Artificial Intelligence
    2017 - 2019
    Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Master's degree in Software Engineering
    2012 - 2014
    Ilia State University - Tbilisi, Georgia

Certifications

  • LPIC-2
    OCTOBER 2012 - OCTOBER 2017
    Linux Professional Institute
  • GIAC Security Essentials - GSEC
    OCTOBER 2011 - OCTOBER 2015
    Global Information Assurance Certification
  • LPIC-1
    JULY 2009 - OCTOBER 2017
    Linux Professional Institute
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate
    JULY 2006 - JULY 2009
    Cisco

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