Michal Schott, Developer in Gdańsk, Poland
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Michal Schott

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DevOps Developer

Gdańsk, Poland
Toptal Member Since
November 30, 2020

Michal is a technical professional with a passion for learning and over ten years of Linux experience, seven years of automation experience, and over four years of containers and Kubernetes expertise. His passion is to deliver high-quality solutions that matter.


Kainos Software Poland
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Ansible, Puppet, Linux, Monitoring...
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), WordPress, Linux...
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Vagrant, TeamCity, Jenkins, GitLab, Ansible...




Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Containers, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Kubernetes, Linux, MacOS

The most amazing...

...thing I've worked on is a Kubernetes project I built for the UK government department.

Work Experience

Lead WebOps Engineer

2017 - PRESENT
Kainos Software Poland
  • Designed and delivered AWS and Kubernetes-based solution for one of the UK government departments (greenfield project).
  • Managed work for a team of five operations engineers, using Jira for this purpose.
  • Led internal training for junior operations engineers, which included delivering a 3-tier web application on AWS, using best DevOps practices.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Ansible, Puppet, Linux, Monitoring, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Deployment, Coaching, Security, Architecture, Containers, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Kubernetes

DevOps Engineer

2017 - 2017
  • Collaborated within a team of five, which delivered various projects.
  • Completed different projects without any downtime or performance issues after moving from the US availability zones to the EU to reduce latencies.
  • Designed and implemented infrastructure as code (IaC) and pipelines, as everything was set manually.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), WordPress, Linux, Terraform, Git

Infrastructure Engineer

2013 - 2017
  • Started as a junior engineer and got promoted over two years up to the senior position.
  • Adapted to all the changing responsibilities on different projects, from MS SharePoint and AD support to designing and developing infrastructure and various development processes, including CI/CD. Mostly worked on the UK government projects.
  • Developed in an Agile environment, which was usually a mix of the regular Scrum with few Kanban elements.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Vagrant, TeamCity, Jenkins, GitLab, Ansible, Puppet, Linux, Terraform, Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD)

Open Source Contributions

I contributed to various open-source projects such as Terraform AWS provider (terraform-provider-aws), Kubernetes operations (Kops), K8s Spot rescheduler, Kubernetes Reboot Daemon (kured), Kustomize, and Linkerd2.

The level of contribution differs for each project, but I believe that using OSS, it is my duty to contribute as much as I can and give something back to the community.
2006 - 2012

Master's Degree in IT Systems and Networks

Technical University of Gdansk - Gdansk, Poland


Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS)

Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)


Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)

Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)


Git, Terraform, Amazon EKS, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Puppet, Ansible, GitLab, Jenkins, TeamCity, Vagrant


Continuous Deployment, Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD), DevOps


Kubernetes, Linux, Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), LAMP, WordPress


Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Ceph, AWS SWF




Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Containers, System Administration, Linux Administration, Architecture, Security, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Monitoring, Coaching

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