Hamed Soleimani, Developer in Toronto, ON, Canada
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Hamed Soleimani

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Site Reliability Engineer and Developer

Toronto, ON, Canada
Toptal Member Since
February 17, 2021

Hamed is a site reliability engineer with more than four years of experience developing, deploying, and maintaining highly scaled applications. Hamed has hands-on experience with Kubernetes, Terraform, Ansible, and AWS and is an experienced Python-and-Go developer. Recently Hamed's been working on several infrastructure migration projects, usually migrating Kubernetes on AWS.


VM Farms
Terraform, Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Ansible, CircleCI...
Cafe Bazaar
Kubernetes, Linux, Prometheus, Apache Kafka, Druid.io, Hadoop, Spark
C++, Linux, TCP/IP, Networking, Algorithms




Preferred Environment

Linux, Terraform, Ansible, Python, Go, Amazon Web Services (AWS), PostgreSQL, MySQL, Docker, Kubernetes

The most amazing...

...project that I've done recently was migrating a client with over 30 microservices and over 40 servers from EC2 to EKS.

Work Experience

Site Reliability Engineer

2018 - PRESENT
VM Farms
  • Provisioned highly available AWS-based infrastructure for existing and new clients using Terraform and Ansible.
  • Migrated existing clients from our on-premises infrastructure to Kubernetes (EKS) without downtime.
  • Migrated clients' PostgreSQL/MySQL databases from on-premises to AWS RDS.
  • Actively managed, improved, and monitored cloud infrastructure on AWS services such as EC2, EKS, RDS, Elasticsearch, ElastiCache, S3, IAM, VPC, CloudWatch, Route 53, and so on.
  • Created various Terraform modules to reduce redundancy in our codebases.
  • Created and managed fully automated CI/CD pipelines for various tech stacks via Docker, CircleCI, and Ansible.
  • Held a series of Kubernetes workshops for my colleagues.
  • Configured, deployed, and operated monitoring tools such as Prometheus, Grafana, and ELK stack to improve alerting and help with DR.
  • Administered and supported Kubernetes-based infrastructures and helped our clients to fix their issues.
Technologies: Terraform, Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Ansible, CircleCI, Prometheus, Linux, Python

Site Reliability Engineer

2018 - 2018
Cafe Bazaar
  • Designed and developed new Kubernetes CRDs to build an IaaS platform to schedule virtual machines on the on-premises cloud.
  • Designed an analytics system to track users' events and give summarized and readable reports using Druid.
  • Designed a deployed a system to save and serve distributed data flows using an integration of Kafka and Hadoop.
  • Deployed applications and big data services on locally maintained Kubernetes cluster.
Technologies: Kubernetes, Linux, Prometheus, Apache Kafka, Druid.io, Hadoop, Spark

Software Engineer

2016 - 2018
  • Designed and developed a distributed service discovery tool using Avahi and Bonjour.
  • Reimplemented Redis clustering communication with reliable multicast messaging.
  • Developed pattern matching and rule system engines based on Aho-Corasick and Rete algorithms.
  • Developed reliable inter-node and inter-process communications using shared memory and multicast networking.
Technologies: C++, Linux, TCP/IP, Networking, Algorithms

Adding Kubernetes Support to Google Cloud Platform/Terraformer

I was trying to import an already created infrastructure to Terraform and I noticed there was a tool called Terraformer developed for this purpose. At that time it wasn't supporting Kubernetes, so I went ahead and modified it


Python, Go, C++


Terraform, CircleCI, Ansible


Linux, Docker, Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Apache Kafka


Prometheus, TCP/IP, Networking, Algorithms


PostgreSQL, MySQL, Druid.io


Hadoop, Spark

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