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Hugo L. Samayoa, DevOps Developer in Long Beach, CA, United States
Hugo L. Samayoa

DevOps Developer in Long Beach, CA, United States

Member since November 14, 2018
"DevOps before DevOps" is a term mostly associated with Hugo's career. For the past 19 years, he has worked on projects for McAffee, Facebook, American Express, Symantec, Deutsche Telekom, HBO, Showtime, Marvel Studios, and Netflix. He loves automation and working with the latest technologies.
Hugo is now available for hire


  • PGi
    Kuberentes, AWS, Linux, GKE, Java, NodeJS, Windows, ELK, Docker
  • Independent Contractor
    Artifactory, AWS, CentOS, Chef, CI/CD, CloudFormations, CloudFront...
  • devIO
    Kaseya, AutoIT, Windows, Linux, C#, NodeJS


  • Cisco, 20 years
  • Linux, 20 years
  • Windows, 18 years
  • SQL, 14 years
  • MySQL, 12 years
  • AWS HA, 9 years
  • Jenkins, 7 years
  • Kubernetes, 3 years
Long Beach, CA, United States



Preferred Environment

AWS, GKE, Linux, Kubernetes

The most amazing...

...experience was working on a project for the Facebook Live launch.


  • Senior Manager – Site Reliability Engineering

    2015 - PRESENT
    • Managed a small, fast-moving team supporting 200+ developers building a web conferencing SaaS platform.
    • Moved existing web conferencing SaaS platform from AppLogic to CI/CD with EC2 and Chef in 2015.
    • Moved web conferencing platform from being managed by Chef to a Docker/Kubernetes solution in 2017.
    • Moved all legacy web conferencing and audio PBX applications to a globally distributed Kubernetes environment in 2018.
    • Participating in an on-call 24x7 rotation for debugging both build pipeline and production infrastructure issues acting as the technical escalation lead.
    • Worked with several globally distributed scrum teams as a technical lead.
    Technologies: Kuberentes, AWS, Linux, GKE, Java, NodeJS, Windows, ELK, Docker
  • Cloud Engineering Architect

    2011 - 2015
    Independent Contractor
    • Helped customers move to cloud-based systems, both private and public cloud.
    • Developed a custom Wowza module for live video streaming.
    • Integrated custom modules for customers.
    • Secured live media solutions for companies like HBO, Netflix, Marvel, Facebook Live, and Showtime.
    • Set up a full CI/CD process using EC2 and Jenkins.
    • Developed a custom Terraform module.
    • Built custom pipelines using Jenkins.
    Technologies: Artifactory, AWS, CentOS, Chef, CI/CD, CloudFormations, CloudFront, Custom build script, GKE, Java, Jenkins, Logstash Elasticsearch, NodeJS, Puppet, Ruby on Rails, Wowza, Zabbix
  • Senior Product Developer

    2010 - 2011
    • Built a Symantec Kaseya module -
    • Built an Intel MSP framework -
    • Built other custom Kaseya modules for Xerox, Intel, Heroware, DOCUwise, and Storagecraft.
    • Worked on internal Kaseya modules i.e KPSA, KNM, and Kaseya API.
    • Wrote custom licensing module for clients.
    • Custom Linux and Windows scripting for automation.
    Technologies: Kaseya, AutoIT, Windows, Linux, C#, NodeJS
  • Director of Development

    2007 - 2010
    • Managed the implementation of over 250 AD farms including the creation automation, monitoring, and disaster recovery suites to support all clients effectively with only three AD resources.
    • Automated all monitoring, alerting, and exception processes at over 300 client sites from one centralized command console using a combination of SRSS, AutoIT, Powershell, C#, and custom built monitoring systems.
    • Implemented standardized ITIL procedures across the managed services team to the project services team.
    • Integrated Kaseya Management Software, Sonicwall GMS, Plesk, MXLogic SaaS Email, and ShoreTel Phone System to grab up to the minute billable users/host counts for accounting.
    • Wrote custom applications which manage and monitor 250 instances of Exchange across all clients managed by inhouseIT.
    Technologies: Kaseya, AutoIT, C#, Windows, Linux, Cisco, ShoteTel, PowerShell, SRSS
  • VP Of Engineering

    2006 - 2007
    Digital Interactive Systems
    • Oversaw 35 in-house developers responsible for bringing OEM and web applications to market.
    • Managed the development group which integrated a retail game store into over 2 million HP desktop’s and laptop worldwide.
    • Trained the primary C++ developers responsible for automating install packages using Windows low-level mechanisms.
    • Interfaced directly with an outsource team in Romania to facilitate the development of new web application.
    Technologies: C++, Windows, Linux, ASP.NET
  • Research Engineer

    2004 - 2006
    eEye Digital Security
    • Specialized in UNIX/Cisco Security and Malware.
    • Designed eEye Honeypot to catch MS Windows-based worms using open source tools.
    • Participated in the reverse engineer team for Microsoft's monthly security patches.
    • Developed binary diffing tools.
    • Provided a tier escalation point for unpacking encrypted binaries.
    Technologies: Linux, Windows, Reverse Engineering, OllyDBG, IDAPRO
  • Systems Manager, Engineering

    2004 - 2004
    Unified Worldwide Transport
    • Maintained DNS servers, mail servers, web servers, RADIUS servers, firewall, and VPN connections.
    • Customized and implemented billing software.
    • Customized and implemented support ticketing software.
    • Managed H.323 connections throughout 125 countries.
    • Developed an automated provisioning process.
    Technologies: Linux, Cisco, FreeRadius, Perl, C#, ASP.NET, PHP
  • Systems Engineer

    2002 - 2004
    Esker Software
    • Managed Windows 2000/UNIX network consisting of 20 servers.
    • Maintained DNS servers, mail servers, web servers, firewall, and VPN connections.
    • Managed the corporate LAN consisting of MS Exchange Server and back-office applications that included MS SQL Server and MS SharePoint Servers.
    • Provided part-time development for T1 Fax Board drivers on 14 Unix platforms.
    Technologies: Windows, MS SQL, Linux, BSD, SCO, C++
  • Systems Engineer

    2000 - 2004
    TierZero Networks
    • Managed the service provider server farm consisting of 12 Unix servers.
    • Designed, installed, and maintained DNS servers, mail servers, RADIUS servers, and firewalls.
    • Managed the corporate LAN consisting of MS Exchange Server and back-office applications that included MS SQL Server and MS SharePoint Servers.
    • Assisted with network engineering projects. Maintained OSPF network routing and customer VPN tunnels.
    Technologies: Unix, Linux, Perl, PHP, C#, Windows, Cisco


  • Facebook Live Project - (Development)

    The Annenberg Foundation was asked in early 2016 to be part of the initial Facebook Live launch. As one of the initial 12 partners for the launch, Annenberg reached out for my expertise in building scalable live video streaming applications and infrastructure. With over 125 global live video streams running 24x7, the solution was built out using a micro-service architecture on continuous integration and continuous deployment platform. Since the initial launch, the platform has grown to over 200 live streams spanning four continents built on top of Kubernetes.


  • Languages

    Java, PHP, SQL, Bash, Perl, JavaScript, Python, C#, Go
  • Frameworks

    Ruby on Rails (RoR), AWS HA, .NET, Serverless Framework, Selenium, CodeIgniter, Express.js
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, Jenkins Pipeline, jQuery, React, Selenium Grid
  • Tools

    Jenkins, Bitbucket, GitHub, AWS ECS, AWS IAM, Amazon CloudFront CDN, Terraform, AWS CloudFormation, Git Flow, Artifactory, Nginx, Grafana, Zabbix, Docker Compose, AWS CLI, AWS ECR, Chef, Jira, Git, Postfix, MongoDB Shell, Wowza, Amazon SQS, AWS SES, Subversion (SVN), TeamCity, Microsoft Visual Studio, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), VMware ESX, Fluentd, Sumo Logic, Slack, Apache ZooKeeper, AWS Fargate, Ansible, ELK (Elastic Stack), Microsoft Team Foundation Server, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, Scrum, DevOps, Serverless Architecture
  • Platforms

    Kubernetes, Linux, Windows, Eclipse, PagerDuty, Apache2, Docker, AWS EC2, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Sysdig, Apache Kafka, AWS Lambda, Azure, OpenStack
  • Storage

    AWS S3, MongoDB, Cassandra, MySQL, PostgreSQL, AWS DynamoDB, Spring Data MongoDB, AWS RDS, MySQL/MariaDB, Datadog, Memcached
  • Other

    Cisco, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), Kubernetes Operations (Kops), Prometheus, VMware ESXi, Bash Scripting, Scrum Master, Infrastructure as Code, Performance Tuning, Serverless, System Administration, Linux System Administration, Code Review, DynamoDB
  • Certified Scrum Master
    Scrum Alliance
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