Jerome Ortega, AWS Developer in Milton, ON, Canada
Jerome Ortega

AWS Developer in Milton, ON, Canada

Member since October 30, 2020
Jerome is a certified DevOps engineer with extensive knowledge of microservice architecture, software development and deployment process engineering, and cloud and container DevOps. In addition, he is knowledgeable on the people, process, and tools aspects of DevOps. Jerome is agile, pragmatic, and gets things done.
Jerome is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Cascadeo
    Go, Serverless, GitLab CI/CD, AWS, Data Science, AWS DynamoDB, AWS Lambda...
  • TD Bank Group
    Jenkins, Atlassian Confluence, Testing, DevOps
  • Mosaic North America
    DevOps, Azure, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Testing, Azure DevOps, GitHub, Docker...

Experience

Location

Milton, ON, Canada

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

AWS, Kubernetes, AWS Lambda, Linux, Cloud, Serverless

The most amazing...

...project I've done is refactoring a data platform product into a microservice architecture that led to faster deployment and lower error rates.

Employment

  • Senior DevOps | Software Engineer and Consultant

    2019 - PRESENT
    Cascadeo
    • Served as a consultant, senior DevOps, and software engineer in the core team tasked with full-stack software delivery, from development and deployment to supporting an AIOps platform product.
    • Streamlined software development process and deployment by implementing Scrum, refactoring application architecture, optimizing CI/CD pipeline, and streamlining release process, which reduced deployment error to almost zero.
    • Led the domain-driven microservice architecture design, implementation, and refactoring, and various component development within the product.
    Technologies: Go, Serverless, GitLab CI/CD, AWS, Data Science, AWS DynamoDB, AWS Lambda, Serverless Framework, Microservices, Test-driven Development (TDD), Vue.js, Node.js, JavaScript, TypeScript, NoSQL, AWS API Gateway, Kubernetes
  • DevOps Consultant

    2018 - 2019
    TD Bank Group
    • Sped up the cloud resource provisioning process by 1500% through blueprint (Cloudify and OpenStack infrastructure code) optimization.
    • Enhanced the test environment upgrade scheduling and collaboration by developing an extensible self-service portal for the IT operations team.
    • Improved the reporting process by removing manual steps and unnecessary handoff.
    Technologies: Jenkins, Atlassian Confluence, Testing, DevOps
  • Enterprise DevOps Engineer

    2018 - 2018
    Mosaic North America
    • Developed best practice documentation and promoted DevOps cultures across global IT teams across the US, UK, and Canada.
    • Collaborated closely with development, QA, and infrastructure teams to identify and solve bottlenecks in the application delivery process.
    • Created proofs of concept using new cloud technologies or methodologies and demonstrated these to various development teams.
    • Implemented continuous integration and continuous deployment pipelines across various programs or development teams using Azure DevOps, VSTS, Jenkins, and GitLab.
    • Migrated legacy applications to Kubernetes and Microsoft Azure Cloud.
    Technologies: DevOps, Azure, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Testing, Azure DevOps, GitHub, Docker, Rancher
  • Senior DevOps Engineer

    2008 - 2018
    Cascadeo
    • Contributed to architecting and developing highly available IT monitoring solutions and other operations tools, mostly written in Python, using Agile methodologies.
    • Developed scripts, such as Chef cookbooks, AWS CloudFormation templates, and Terraform templates to automate deployments.
    • Developed serverless applications and RESTful APIs using Serverless Framework and Node.js to optimize IT operations.
    • Developed, deployed, and maintained the custom monitoring solution and deployment tools capable of monitoring 20,000+ devices.
    • Provided Tier 3 technical support to clients relating to AWS, VMWare, Linux and Unix, Zenoss, Nagios, ELK stack, Splunk, and LAMP stack.
    Technologies: Chef, Ansible, AWS, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Amazon Web Services (AWS), Terraform, Kubernetes
  • Linux Systems Engineer

    2009 - 2011
    Relation House Digital Bureau
    • Deployed, patched, and monitored high-traffic production LAMP stacks, Nginx, Varnish, and Squid Proxy according to the runbook.
    • Set up NMS tools such as Nagios and Zenoss to monitor systems.
    • Responded to NMS alerts to ensure that systems are available within the SLA and the runbook is up to date.
    • Coordinated code and infrastructure changes with web developers and stakeholders before deployment to ensure resource availability and smooth deployment.
    Technologies: Nginx, Varnish, LAMP
  • Software Engineer and Systems Administrator

    2006 - 2011
    Freelance
    • Developed voice and video over IP, instant messaging, and patient record management system components for RxBox, a telemedicine device capable of capturing and transmitting signals to a clinical specialist remotely.
    • Developed a web-based parent-child matching application for an international adoption agency.
    • Developed a web-based admin interface for a commercially available embedded Linux appliance.
    • Developed programmer's manual and tested sample codes for a commercially available wireless point of sale (POS) terminal.
    • Maintained, patched, and installed laboratory software and equipment consisting of at least 100 Linux desktops and servers, routers, and switches at the College of Engineering of the University of the Philippines.
    • Tested, deployed, and monitored networking equipment, parabolic antenna, and power over ethernet adapters for use in a national government-funded project which aimed to connect schools in the rural area in the Philippines to the internet.
    Technologies: Python, VoIP, SIP, XMPP

Experience

  • Cascadeo.IO
    http://www.cascadeo.io/

    A data platform product designed for the IT operations team to be able to centralize and perform analytics on IT operations data in one data platform. I was part of the core team that developed, maintained, and supported the product from data, back end, and front end to operations.

  • Serverless API Gateway Service Proxy Plugin | EventBridge Module
    https://www.serverless.com/plugins/serverless-apigateway-service-proxy

    Serverless API Gateway Service Proxy is a free, open-source Serverless Framework plugin that lets developers configure AWS service proxy integration easily on Serverless Framework. I contributed to the AWS EventBridge module for the plugin.

  • RxBox | Portable Telemedicine Device
    https://rxbox.chits.ph/what_is_rxbox/

    RxBox is a national government-funded project and an all-in-one telemedicine device. I successfully integrated a patient record management system and chat and video communication modules on the said device using SOAP, XMPP, and VoIP technologies.

Skills

  • Languages

    Go, Python, JavaScript, TypeScript
  • Frameworks

    Serverless Framework
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, Vue.js
  • Tools

    GitLab CI/CD, Jenkins, Atlassian Confluence, Nginx, Terraform, Helm, GitHub, Chef, Ansible, Varnish, Amazon EKS, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)
  • Paradigms

    Microservices, DevOps, Scrum, Agile, Testing, Test-driven Development (TDD), Azure DevOps, Data Science
  • Platforms

    Kubernetes, AWS Lambda, Linux, LAMP, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Rancher, Azure, Apache Flink
  • Storage

    AWS DynamoDB, NoSQL, InfluxDB
  • Other

    AWS, Computer Networking, Serverless, Web Services, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), AWS API Gateway, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), SIP, SOAP, Business, VoIP, XMPP, Containerization, Cloud
  • Industry Expertise

    Project Management

Education

  • Master's Degree in Business Administration
    2013 - 2016
    University of the Philippines - Philippines
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering
    2003 - 2008
    University of the Philippines - Philippines

Certifications

  • AWS Certified Data Analytics - Specialty
    OCTOBER 2020 - OCTOBER 2023
    Amazon Web Services
  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator
    JUNE 2019 - JUNE 2021
    Cloud Native Computing Foundation
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional
    NOVEMBER 2017 - NOVEMBER 2020
    Amazon Web Services
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional
    FEBRUARY 2017 - FEBRUARY 2020
    Amazon Web Services

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