Kenan Virtucio, Cloud Architect Developer in San Francisco, CA, United States
Kenan Virtucio

Cloud Architect Developer in San Francisco, CA, United States

Member since November 8, 2017
Kenan’s extensive knowledge and passion for DevOps makes him an ideal candidate. He is a seasoned professional with expertise in DevOps, automation, and cloud computing. He is eager to take on new projects and will work smart to provide great results.
Kenan is now available for hire




San Francisco, CA, United States



Preferred Environment


The most amazing...

...project I've worked on is instilling DevOps culture within a company. It's all about educating everyone about the basic principles and doing the best practices.


  • Senior DevOps Engineer

    2019 - PRESENT
    GoBear - Woodpecker Asia PTE. Ltd, Singapore
    • Led the company to push for a DevOps culture.
    • Supported the DevOps team for day-to-day operations not limited to deployment, debugging, and L3 support for our clients.
    • Served as part of the team that recommends which product, vendor, or application to use.
    • Acted as a technical interviewer for applicants.
    Technologies: TeamCity, GCP, Terraform, Drupal, PHP, Bamboo, Kubernetes, Dynatrace
  • DevOps Engineer

    2018 - 2019
    PigeonLab PTE. LTD, Singapore
    • Improved the release management by 95% by restructuring the company’s SDLC by choosing the right tools that can help the team’s needs.
    • Bridged the gap between the design team, engineering team, and business team by providing a centralized monitoring solution for all environments for faster data analytics and feedback.
    • Managed the entire infrastructure in AWS by using CloudFormation and SaltStack as configuration management.
    • Integrated security tools on the left side of the deployment framework in all deployment pipelines.
    • Reduced and minimized the cost of infrastructure expenditures.
    Technologies: Grafana, Saltstack, CloudFormation, ELK, Docker, Kubernetes
  • DevOps Engineer

    2017 - 2017
    Ksubaka PTE. LTD, Singapore
    • Managed infrastructure deployed in Amazon and Alibaba.
    • Improved configuration management by using Saltstack.
    • Improved deployment process by using Jenkins as an automation tool to perform different tasks related to building, testing and deploying software.
    • Worked closely with internal users by providing technical feedback on issues to the DevOps.
    • Led development teams. Troubleshot internal operations by applying first fix solutions. Liaised with development and QA to ensure there was feedback on deliverables from the work I do for them.
    • Continuously investigated and experimented with new technologies to improve the platform.
    Technologies: AWS, Alibaba, Saltstack, ELK, CloudFormation, Terraform, Jenkins
  • Core Engineer

    2015 - 2017
    Liberty Wireless (Circles Asia), Singapore
    • Developed Bash and Perl scripts, database queries, and web application features with Node.js for reports viewing, system monitoring, resource management, and process automation.
    • Deployed, configured, and managed network and system resources which include, but not limited to, Cact, Fortigate, Cisco Switches, Cloud Servers and multiple customized Linux servers that are maintained in house.
    • Wrote reports and queries to consolidate data coming from multiple sources and different database systems. Data include, but not limited to, CDRs, business intelligence, and systems/network resource usage.
    • Coordinated with different vendors for procurement, maintenance, and escalation of different issues.
    Technologies: Bash, Perl, Node.js, Cacti, Fortigate, Cisco, Linux, AWS
  • System Engineer

    2015 - 2016
    Intelimina Systems, Inc.
    • Tracked issues, tasks, and deliverables related to Linux system administration.
    • Headed provisioning and maintenance of VMs deployed in AWS and other private cloud services, deployment of custom made software (i.e. Ruby on Rails).
    • Provided remote support for clients.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, AWS
  • System Administrator

    2014 - 2015
    Data Archiving and Distribution PHIL-LiDAR 1
    • Oversaw the network, system, and security administration improvement of the workplace that houses 150 employees with 400 TB worth of LiDAR data to be distributed to different State Universities and agencies across the country, which includes optimizing existing network and system setup and adding security layers.
    • Headed the design and implementation of CEPH as the primary storage cluster for object storage of LiDAR data (e.g. SAR DEM, orthophotos, etc) and to be used as a block device for different services and virtual machines.
    • Oversaw procurement of system and network equipment for the data center.
    • Deployed operational services like Cacti for network monitoring, Squid Proxy as URL filtering and web caching, and Snort as Intrusion Detection System.
    Technologies: Ceph, Openstack, Cacti, Squid Proxy, Snort
  • System Administrator

    2012 - 2014
    CloudTop Project
    • H​eaded the design and implementation of Tier-3 servers which involved automated installation and configuration using Cobbler and Puppet configuration management system and bash scripting.
    • Gained experience in installing and configuring CentOS-based servers with clustering implemented with the Red Hat clustering tools, and disk replication using DRBD and GlusterFS.
    • Took on project documentation responsibilities in addition to research and development work as the team's resources were limited. Assisted the team's official technical writer in producing reports and documentation of the components we developed.
    Technologies: CentOS, DRBD, GlusterFS, GFS, Cobbler, Puppet



  • Tools

    SaltStack, AWS CloudFormation, Jenkins, TeamCity, GitLab, GitLab CI/CD, Grafana, Terraform, Cacti, Nginx, HashiCorp, Puppet, Ansible, Apache, ELK (Elastic Stack), AWS ELB, AWS ECR, AWS EBS, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Google Compute Engine (GCE), Chef, Packer, Vault, Splunk, MongoDB Shell, Kibana, Logstash, AWS IAM, AWS CloudWatch, Varnish, CloudFlare, Dynatrace
  • Languages

    Bash, SQL, Python, Perl
  • Paradigms

    Agile, Continuous Deployment, Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), DevOps
  • Platforms

    Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), OS X, Docker, Linux, Kubernetes, OpenStack, AWS Cloud Computing Services, PagerDuty
  • Storage

    Redis, GlusterFS, MySQL, MongoDB, Alibaba Cloud, Datadog, AWS S3, AWS RDS, Google Cloud, DRBD, Ceph, AlibabaCloud, SQLite, MySQLdb, Elasticsearch
  • Other

    AWS DevOps, System Administration, Linux System Administration, AWS, Google, Linux Server Administration, Relational Database Services (RDS), Grafana 2, Cloud Computing, Cloud
  • Libraries/APIs



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    2008 - 2012
    University of the Philippines - Philippines
  • Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator
    JULY 2015 - JULY 2017
    Linux Foundation
  • Mirantis Certified Administrator for OpenStack
    JULY 2015 - PRESENT

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