Kushtrim Morina, DevOps Engineer and Developer in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Kushtrim Morina

DevOps Engineer and Developer in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

Member since May 5, 2020
Kushtrim is a DevOps engineer and project manager (PMP) specialized in cloud infrastructure and Kubernetes. He has over ten years of experience in IT and loves working with cloud. Kushtrim designed a high availability infrastructure with more than 50 physical servers and managed a project for 10,000 users for high-security institutions. Build different CI/CD pipelines for different programming languages He excels with migrations from traditional infrastructure to cloud and vice versa.
Kushtrim is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Twinner, GmbH.
    DevOps, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure SQL, SaltStack, Docker, Jenkins...
  • Exasol
    DevOps, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS CloudFormation, KeyCloak, AWS IAM...
  • Moosend
    Amazon CloudFront CDN, Redis, HAProxy, Octopus Deploy, TeamCity, SQL...

Experience

Location

Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

CI/CD Pipelines, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Prometheus, Grafana, Jenkins, Python, DevOps, Kubernetes, Azure, AWS

The most amazing...

...migration I deployed was from cloud infrastructure to on premises in one month with zero downtime.

Employment

  • System and Cloud Administrator

    2020 - PRESENT
    Twinner, GmbH.
    • Migrated multiple microservices from Azure App Services and functions developed in different languages (Java, .NET, Python, PHP) to Kubernetes.
    • Supported developers in building CI/CD pipelines using Bitbucket pipelines and Jenkins for deployment of microservices to Kubernetes/Azure functions.
    • Developed a custom back-up solution from Azure Blob Storage to AWS S3, which back-ups the added/modifed blob to S3.
    • Implemented a free monitoring and login solution with Grafana, Loki, and Promtail for multiple Kubernetes clusters, databases, and other infrastructure.
    • Wrote deployment scripts in Python, Bash and Powershell.
    • Used Terraform and ARM Templates for deployment of Infrastructure.
    • Managed Azure resources for different environment and regions.
    Technologies: DevOps, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure SQL, SaltStack, Docker, Jenkins, Python, Prometheus, Grafana, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Azure App Service
  • Cloud Engineer

    2019 - 2019
    Exasol
    • Designed and implemented a cost-saving solution for cloud infrastructure (AWS< Azure and GCP), which significantly reduced the expenses of a large development client.
    • Setup cloud policies for cloud governance in AWS, Azure, and GCP, which reduced the unnecessary access of users to services.
    • Created the networking infrastructure between multiple AWS accounts in a single organization with VPN Gateway and VPC peering.
    • Designed a high-end proposal for an integrated single sign-on (SSO) solution for internal and external users for multiple services such as AWS, Azure AD, GCP, Jira, Atlantis, and other custom software.
    • Built the CI/CD of a custom cost control policy and infrastructure with Jenkins, Terraform, and GitHub.
    Technologies: DevOps, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS CloudFormation, KeyCloak, AWS IAM, Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), GitHub
  • Lead Infrastructure Engineer

    2018 - 2018
    Moosend
    • Migrated the entire cloud environment to on-premises servers in record time without downtime and client disruption.
    • Supported developers in implementing a CI/CD pipeline with Bitbucket, TeamCity, and Octopus.
    • Setup the email messaging infrastructure which was able to send millions of emails per day.
    • Deployed a monitoring system for the application and infrastructure with downtime and application-specific metrics.
    • Managed cloud resources in Azure (Blob Storage, Azure Services) and AWS DNS CDN, S3).
    Technologies: Amazon CloudFront CDN, Redis, HAProxy, Octopus Deploy, TeamCity, SQL, ScyllaDB, RabbitMQ, Azure, IIS
  • IT System Engineer/Project Manager

    2011 - 2018
    Botek, LLC.
    • Managed a project and designed the infrastructure for 10,000 users for high-security institutions with three different remote teams.
    • Designed and implemented a high availability infrastructure with more than 50 physical servers and 200 Vm with Dell Servers and Microsoft Hyper-V.
    • Designed a VPN network to connect more than 200 branches of a public institution.
    Technologies: Hyper-V, VMware, Cisco, Networks, SQL Server 2014, IT Project Management, System Integration, System Administration, Dell PowerEdge Servers

Experience

  • Cloud Security with Cloud Custodian

    A project that monitors cloud cost, delivering alerts, and stopping resources based on pre-defined policies. The project is based on Cloud Custodian, Jenkins, and Terraform.

    The custodian scripts are written by the security engineers and pushed to Git, which triggers an automatic Terraform pipeline in Jenkins.

    This reduced the clients' costs by 50%.

    As DevSecOps consultant, I was in charge of finding an open-source solution that fit client requests, developed a process for easy deployment of new security and cost policies, and monitoring the current status. I set up the Jenkins job and Terraform templates and pipelines to deploy new policies and update existing ones.

Skills

  • Tools

    Hyper-V, Grafana, VMware, RabbitMQ, Terraform, Jenkins, AWS CloudWatch, TeamCity, Amazon CloudFront CDN, ServiceDesk, AWS IAM, KeyCloak, AWS CloudFormation, Azure App Service, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), SaltStack, GitHub
  • Platforms

    Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS Lambda, AWS EC2, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Industry Expertise

    Project Management
  • Other

    Dell PowerEdge Servers, System Administration, cloud custodian, ECS, IIS, Information Security, Prometheus, IT Project Management, System Integration, Networks, Cisco, Octopus Deploy, HAProxy, Single Sign-on (SSO), WiFi, Okta, CI/CD Pipelines
  • Languages

    SQL, Python
  • Paradigms

    DevOps
  • Storage

    AWS S3, Exasol, ScyllaDB, Redis, Azure SQL

Education

  • Master's degree in Management Information Systems
    2015 - 2020
    UBT - University for Business and Technology - Prishtina, Kosovo
  • Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications
    2008 - 2011
    University of Prishtina - Prishtina, Kosovo

Certifications

  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate AZ-104
    JANUARY 2021 - JANUARY 2023
    Microsoft
  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator
    APRIL 2020 - APRIL 2023
    Cloud Native Computing Foundation
  • Exasol 6 Certified Professional Administrator
    MARCH 2020 - PRESENT
    Exasol
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate
    FEBRUARY 2019 - FEBRUARY 2022
    Amazon Web Services
  • AWS Solutions Architect Associate
    AUGUST 2018 - AUGUST 2021
    Amazon Web Services
  • ITIL Foundation v3
    OCTOBER 2017 - PRESENT
    AXELOS
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
    DECEMBER 2014 - DECEMBER 2023
    Project Management Institute (PMI)

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