Marco Aurélio Deleu, Developer in Goiânia - State of Goiás, Brazil
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Marco Aurélio Deleu

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DevOps and Software Engineering Developer

Goiânia - State of Goiás, Brazil
Toptal Member Since
June 15, 2022

Marco is a DevOps professional with expertise in software development and AWS Cloud. He has helped organizations of all sizes transition into serverless to reduce maintenance overhead and increase reliability. Marco built an aircraft maintenance application that aids the entire booking process of an overnight hangar, mechanic maintenance, aircraft checklist, and manufacturer-recommended actions. He enjoys optimizing systems architecture to increase product value and decrease maintenance efforts.


Laravel, PHP, Amazon Aurora, MySQL, Amazon S3 (AWS S3)...
AWS CodeBuild, AWS CloudFormation, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)...
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Continuous Deployment, AWS CloudFormation...




Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Fargate, Amazon Aurora, AWS Lambda, Serverless, AWS CloudFormation, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), GitHub, AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeBuild

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on was a 12-year old system that accumulated a huge amount of technical debt. I led the team that refactored 60% of it.

Work Experience

Principal Software Engineer

2017 - 2022
  • Implemented an entire CI/CD infrastructure for 30+ GitHub repositories with AWS CodePipeline, CodeBuild, CloudFormation, ECS, Fargate, Lambda, Load Balancer, SNS, and SQS.
  • Studied the ELK stack and built a central logging solution aggregating logs from the USA, Europe, and Australia with a logstash on each region streaming data onto an Elasticsearch cluster. Configured TCP and UDP connections for metrics and logs.
  • Migrated 350GB of MySQL RDS into Aurora RDS and recreated 200 database schemas.
  • Designed an entire reporting system capable of building extremely complex reports and SQL queries in an understandable and readable format using Laravel, Eloquent, and Aurora. Kept the OLTP data structure while still providing OLAP-like reporting.
  • Built over 300 APIs with PHP and Laravel, hosted by AWS Lambda and powered by Brefphp.
  • Designed incoming and outgoing webhooks systems to communicate with third-party vendors as well as receive data from external systems using HMAC, OAuth2, and Basic Auth, including a template engine for sending custom payload to external services.
  • Wrote more than 3500 automation tests that match product functionality to allow for continuous deployment without constantly introducing bugs into production.
Technologies: Laravel, PHP, Amazon Aurora, MySQL, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), AWS Simple Notification Service (SNS), Amazon Route 53, AWS Fargate, AWS Lambda, Elasticsearch, Logstash, Eloquent, SQL, API Integration, Continuous Deployment, Continuous Delivery (CD), AWS CloudFormation, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Serverless, Serverless Framework, Serverless Architecture, Docker, Laravel 5, PHP 7, PHP 8

Software Engineer

2021 - 2021
  • Implemented a CI/CD infrastructure for GitHub -> CodePipeline -> CodeBuild -> CloudFormation deployment of AWS Lambda.
  • Implemented Infrastructure as Code for replicating the environment across two separate AWS accounts for the development and production environment.
  • Deployed a Laravel monolith application on AWS Lambda powered by Bref.
Technologies: AWS CodeBuild, AWS CloudFormation, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon RDS, AWS CodePipeline, AWS Lambda

DevOps Engineer

2019 - 2021
  • Developed a CI/CD strategy for a Node.js and a React application managed by two different teams and deployed on the same AWS account and shared infrastructure.
  • Built GitHub actions to help compile and distribute a Windows agent service.
  • Orchestrated the entire infrastructure with CloudFormation for reproducibility and maintainability.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Continuous Deployment, AWS CloudFormation, AWS CodeBuild, Amazon Aurora, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), AWS CodePipeline, Serverless, Amazon CloudFront CDN, Amazon S3 (AWS S3)


An aircraft maintenance application developed between 2011 and 2013 still in use to this day. It was designed to help with the whole journey of booking an overnight hangar, mechanic maintenance, aircraft checklist, manufacturer-recommended actions, etc. The project was developed using PHP, Oracle Database, and jQuery.

Database Optimization

A US-based eCommerce was providing over 400 websites and millions of products from a single MySQL database instance. I was tasked with reducing the overhead on the MySQL server, tuning some extremely heavy queries, and figuring out the proper indexing strategy for parts of the application.

A custom AWS Lambda Runtime that allows running PHP code using Serverless. I have contributed and worked actively on the project for a few months, studying and improving the process of building custom runtime and publishing it on all AWS regions through a single AWS CodePipeline action.

7777 is a standalone CLI tool written in Node.js that allows developers to seamlessly connect to an AWS RDS by establishing an SSH Tunnel on AWS Fargate. Private Keys are generated on-the-fly and discarded as soon as the tunnel is closed, keeping the connection secure and free of attacks.
The tool can navigate from a chosen RDS Cluster and figure out which VPC and Security Group should be used on which Availability Zone to improve connectivity with the RDS.




Laravel, Eloquent, Serverless Framework, Laravel 5


AWS Fargate, AWS CloudFormation, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), GitHub, AWS CodeBuild, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon CloudFront CDN, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), AWS Simple Notification Service (SNS), Logstash, Docker Compose


Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS Lambda, Docker


Amazon Aurora, Relational Databases, MySQL, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Elasticsearch


AWS DevOps, Software Engineering, Serverless, AWS CodePipeline, Operating Systems, IP Networks, Oracle8i, Reverse Engineering, Critical Thinking, Security Groups, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon RDS, Amazon Route 53, API Integration, PHP 8, GitHub Actions


jQuery, Node.js


Agile, Continuous Deployment, Continuous Delivery (CD), Serverless Architecture

2015 - 2017

Specialization in Computer Forensics

IPOG - Goiania, Brazil

2010 - 2013

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Faculdade Delta - Brazil

APRIL 2021 - APRIL 2024

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional


MARCH 2020 - MARCH 2023

AWS Developer



AWS SysOps Administrator