Julius Daniel Herrera Glomm, Developer in Berlin, Germany
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Julius Daniel Herrera Glomm

Verified Expert  in Engineering

AWS Developer

Berlin, Germany
Toptal Member Since
October 26, 2022

Julius is a consultant, cloud engineer, and developer who adopted the "you build it, you run it" approach to the software development lifecycle. He empowers developers by providing solutions that tackle many complex areas, such as infrastructure, monitoring, deployment, maintenance, and security, and by giving them the freedom to focus on building great products. Julius uses automation, IaC, and Git workflow to create sustainable solutions and manage applications and infrastructure.


Freelance Clients
Terraform, GitHub, Atlantis, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Keycloak, Flux...
Deutsche Kreditbank
Go, Ruby, Python, Bash, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Helm, Flux...
Bonial International GmbH
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Ruby, Bash, Kubernetes, Helm, Spinnaker, Gerrit...




Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Terraform, Kubernetes, Go, Flux, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), GitHub, GitLab

The most amazing...

...thing I've built is a Terraform as a service platform for creating AWS accounts and resources using Terragrunt, Atlantis, ECS, and GitLab.

Work Experience

Freelance Consultant

2021 - PRESENT
Freelance Clients
  • Used GitHub and Atlantis to deploy Terraform pipeline.
  • Integrated the Keycloak statistic tool with Slack to query statistics on total users, the number of users who needed to reset their passwords, and new users since day one.
  • Introduced AWS IAM Identity Center, successor to AWS Single Sign-On, in a multi-account setup.
  • Migrated to Google Cloud Managed Service for Prometheus.
Technologies: Terraform, GitHub, Atlantis, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Keycloak, Flux, Single Sign-on (SSO), Python, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Go

Cloud Engineer

2020 - 2022
Deutsche Kreditbank
  • Built a governance solution for the AWS accounts using SCPs, configurations, AWS Service Catalog, and AWS Control Tower.
  • Facilitated multi-account communication using AWS Transit Gateway for VPC and on-premise coupling and routing.
  • Created a Terraform deployment solution based on Terragrunt, Atlantis, and GitLab to start with IaC and enable other teams to use AWS. Teams started using Terraform to create their AWS accounts and deploy resources.
Technologies: Go, Ruby, Python, Bash, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Helm, Flux, Crossplane, Terraform, Terragrunt, Atlantis, AWS CloudFormation, GitLab

Head of System Engineering

2011 - 2020
Bonial International GmbH
  • Built a team of expert engineers and transformed the company by applying best practices for DevOps and site reliability engineering.
  • Implemented IaC and migrated everything from our traditional data center into the AWS cloud.
  • Introduced the "you build it, you run it" approach and built the necessary tools because developers were fast enough to create new services.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Ruby, Bash, Kubernetes, Helm, Spinnaker, Gerrit, Puppet, Icinga2, Prometheus, Datadog, Elasticsearch, Errbit, Jenkins

Automatic AWS Account Onboarding

I built a solution with CloudFormation and AWS Service Catalog for a former client, enabling customers to easily create a new AWS account via Control Tower and an account vending machine. It was the only step necessary as the accounts created were already usable as they were automatically connected to central SSO and our Terraform deployment pipeline. Depending on the organizational unit in which the account was created, stricter security guardrails were set via SCP, configuration, and conformance packs.
1997 - 2007

Master's Degree in Computer Science

Technical University of Berlin - Berlin, Germany


Certified Kubernetes Administrator

Cloud Native Computing Foundation


ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management





Terraform, AWS CLI, AWS IAM, GitHub, GitLab, Helm, AWS CloudFormation, Gerrit, Puppet, Errbit, Jenkins, Keycloak, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), AWS Service Catalog, GitLab CI/CD, Google Stackdriver


DevOps, ITIL


Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Datadog, Elasticsearch


Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Spinnaker, Icinga2, Docker


Go, Ruby, Python, Bash


Flux, Crossplane


CI/CD Pipelines, Linux Administration, Grid Computing, Statistics, Operating Systems, Machine Learning, Atlantis, Prometheus, Single Sign-on (SSO), AWS Control Tower, Stackdriver, Amazon RDS

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