Lorcan O'Flynn, DevOps Engineer and Developer in Dublin, Ireland
Lorcan O'Flynn

DevOps Engineer and Developer in Dublin, Ireland

Member since June 10, 2021
Lorcan is a DevOps and cloud engineer with ten years of experience helping product companies build, grow, and scale their offerings globally. His past roles include head of engineering, CTO, developer, system administrator, DevOps, and CloudOps engineer. Lorcan's expertise includes DevOps, CloudOps, solution architecture, serverless, cloud infrastructure engineering, CI/CD, microservices, containerization, systems integration, and cloud security, leveraging AWS, Python, Django, and Docker.
Lorcan is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Firstblox
    AWS, Python, Serverless Framework, AWS ECS, AWS IAM, AWS EC2, AWS CloudWatch...
  • The Eclair Group
    AWS, Python, APIs, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Serverless, Ansible...
  • NBN Co
    Ansible, AWS, Puppet, AWS EC2, Continuous Delivery (CD), Product Monitoring...

Experience

Location

Dublin, Ireland

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

AWS, Django, AWS CloudFormation, AWS DevOps, Python, APIs, Serverless Framework, Docker, AWS IAM, AWS CloudWatch

The most amazing...

...thing I've worked on is a robotic process analytics SaaS product, developing it from day zero to eventual acquisition as the head of engineering.

Employment

  • Principal Engineer

    2019 - PRESENT
    Firstblox
    • Built and delivered an AWS cloud platform for a legaltech business with 99% IaC, 100% continuous integration, zero manual application deployments, and zero configuration drift, and 100% of the changes were auditable and traceable.
    • Developed a secure and cost-optimized architecture in line with the AWS Well-Architected framework for a regtech business. Delivered automated and scheduled document parsing with a 100% success rate and 99% IaC coverage.
    • Built a 100% serverless platform for a logistics business with an extremely low total cost of ownership, 100% IaC coverage, and 100% continuous integration, and the platform cloud autoscaled seamlessly.
    Technologies: AWS, Python, Serverless Framework, AWS ECS, AWS IAM, AWS EC2, AWS CloudWatch, AWS CloudFormation, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodePipeline, Elasticsearch, React, AWS DynamoDB, Amazon Cognito, Linux, Docker, PostgreSQL, Serverless, Continuous Integration (CI), Architecture, Infrastructure as Code (IaC)
  • Head of Cloud Engineering

    2017 - 2019
    The Eclair Group
    • Developed a globally scalable infrastructure with 100% IaC coverage.
    • Architected and developed a multi-tenanted, multi-account, cross-region system architecture for tier-one banks.
    • Coordinated feature releases, held scoping meetings, performed code reviews, hired new talent, and worked closely with C-level executives and product owners on the product roadmap.
    • Hired and collaborated with data engineers to design and develop data management systems in a microservices environment.
    • Created APIs with Python to support the product's analytics offering.
    • Developed DevOps pipelines and software delivery capabilities using CI/CD tooling, serverless-based automation, and notifications.
    • Designed and developed AuthN and AuthZ capabilities in a multi-tenanted microservices environment.
    • Worked with third-party penetration testers to provide test environments, performed remediation steps, and introduced recommended enhancements to the product roadmap and priorities accordingly.
    • Ensured that the product infrastructure and architecture were secure at all layers.
    Technologies: AWS, Python, APIs, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Serverless, Ansible, AWS CloudWatch, AWS ECS, AWS EC2, AWS DynamoDB, AWS RDS, AWS IAM, AWS S3, Amazon Cognito, Product Roadmaps, Architecture, Code Review, Microservices, DevOps, CI/CD Pipelines, Technical Hiring, Penetration Testing, DevOps Engineer
  • Senior DevOps Engineer

    2013 - 2017
    NBN Co
    • Assumed the role of environment manager across departmental data center servers to standardize and manage environments through automated means via IaC.
    • Served as the continuous delivery lead during a company-wide move to a DevOps-style methodology across all departments. This involved working with departments and stakeholders to automate the SDLC of various enterprise-grade COTS products.
    • Oversaw the infrastructure design, development, and provisioning on AWS of GoCD CI/CD clusters for multiple departments across the organization.
    Technologies: Ansible, AWS, Puppet, AWS EC2, Continuous Delivery (CD), Product Monitoring, Cloud Environments, Environmental Design, Architecture, MySQL, AWS CloudFormation, AWS IAM, GoCD, DevOps, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), DevOps Engineer

Experience

  • Intelligent Robotic Process Automation Platform
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsTofPeguTQ

    An intelligent robotic process automation platform called eve. I was tasked with taking the founder's vision and turning it into reality using a purely cloud-based architecture. The goal was to support robot process automation initiatives in tier-one enterprises with intelligent automation analytics, such as robots working through x number of processes per hour, which has a cost-benefit to the department of y.

    The development commenced in early 2017, I joined the company as number three, and assumed the head of engineering role. I had the pleasure of hiring and working closely with a new product team comprising two front-end developers, an API developer, a QA engineer, two data engineers, a DevOps engineer, and a product manager.

    I was hands-on across the stack, from infrastructure to operations to APIs, while also working closely with front-end development and product management to ensure that high-quality product features were developed and shipped in a stable manner to production. I also provided technical leadership and mentorship across the entire product team.

    The system was 100% cloud-based and multi-tenanted, utilizing 100% IaC to support the same stack across three regions in Sydney, Dublin, and the United States.

Skills

  • Tools

    AWS CloudFormation, Ansible, AWS IAM, AWS ECS, Amazon Cognito, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CloudWatch, Puppet
  • Paradigms

    Continuous Delivery (CD), DevOps, Continuous Integration (CI), Microservices
  • Platforms

    Docker, AWS EC2, Linux, Apache2, AWS Lambda
  • Storage

    AWS S3, Cloud Environments, AWS DynamoDB, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, MySQL
  • Other

    AWS DevOps, DevOps Engineer, APIs, CI/CD Pipelines, AWS, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), AWS CodePipeline, Environmental Design, GoCD, Cloud Infrastructure, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, Serverless, Web Security, Networking, AWS RDS, Product Monitoring, Architecture, Product Roadmaps, Code Review, Technical Hiring, Team Leadership, Cross-functional Team Leadership
  • Languages

    Python, JavaScript
  • Frameworks

    Django, Serverless Framework

Education

  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree (Hons) in Digital and Software Systems Engineering
    2007 - 2009
    Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology - Galway, Ireland
  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Computer and Electronic Engineering
    2006 - 2007
    Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology - Galway, Ireland
  • Higher Certificate in Electronic Engineering
    2004 - 2006
    Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology - Galway, Ireland

Certifications

  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional
    FEBRUARY 2017 - JANUARY 2023
    Amazon Web Services
  • AWS Certified Developer – Associate
    DECEMBER 2016 - JANUARY 2023
    Amazon Web Services
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate
    NOVEMBER 2016 - JANUARY 2023
    Amazon Web Services

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