Milan Thapa, Linux Administration Developer in Kathmandu, Central Development Region, Nepal
Milan Thapa

Linux Administration Developer in Kathmandu, Central Development Region, Nepal

Member since September 4, 2019
Milan is a DevOps engineer with several years of professional experience. His expertise is in building scalable, secure and immutable infrastructure in different cloud providers (AWS, GCP), designing robust CI/CD pipelines, crafting instrumentations, evangelizing 12-factor-app principles, and building tools that empower developers. Milan also excels at writing programs in Go and Bash and communicating with his team.
Milan is now available for hire



  • Shell 7 years
  • Linux Administration 7 years
  • DevOps 6 years
  • Container Orchestration 3 years
  • Kubernetes 2 years
  • Management 2 years
  • Terraform 1 year


Kathmandu, Central Development Region, Nepal



Preferred Environment

Emacs, Containers, Terraform, Git, Tmux, Linux

The most amazing...

...thing was working on team that cut down the AWS bills from $41,000/month to $9,000/month.


  • Senior DevOps Engineer | Founder

    2021 - PRESENT
    • Started a DevOps as Service offering with a team to help companies and startups streamline DevOps culture.
    • Worked with a global team to design, build and deploy banking applications, adhering to strict security and compliance requirements. Provisioned infrastructures and environments with code from day one. Monitored security and operational requirements.
    • Mentored fresh minds to explore and learn DevOps principles. Provided training on Kubernetes.
    • Migrated the Odoo and ERP from to a self-hosted AWS set up. Helped the team improve the overall observability and performance of the system with graphs and logs.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Automation, Terraform, Linux, Kubernetes, Odoo, CI/CD Pipelines
  • Senior DevOps Engineer (Contractor)

    2020 - PRESENT
    • Introduced and mentored teammates for IAC with Terraform.
    • Streamlined the deployments to be simple and continuous.
    • Helped devs improve the health and performance of the system with the instrumentation of metrics, traces, and logs using Prometheus, Grafana, Elk, and APM.
    • Involved in non-functional chores like hiring and mentoring DevOps members, advocating documentation and diagrams, and 12factor app design principles.
    • Oversaw capacity planning for better resource utilization.
    • Defined a granular DevOps Roadmap and delegated ownership among teammates.
    • Performed general operational chores, specifically migrations, upgrades, rescue production, sharing postmortems, and improving reliability and security.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Terraform, GitLab, ELK (Elastic Stack), Sentry, Grafana, Prometheus, Helm
  • DevOps Contractor

    2019 - 2020
    Freelance Work (Various Companies)
    • Introduced DevOps concepts to ameliorate the company's infrastructure and services deployment process.
    • Worked as a part-time consultant to improve the development and deployment process and tools. Trained developers about operational stacks.
    • Helped establish a proper interview/screening process to hire their very first DevOps member in the company.
    • Worked as a part-time consultant to improve service reliability by assessing the stack, supervising the deployment configuration, and migrating the database to more reliably managed services with disaster recovery and backup planning.
    • Guided developers in setting up and performing containerized deployment on Kubernetes.
    • Improved the infrastructure and resources security by scanning the AWS resources and suggesting fixes.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Git, Ruby on Rails (RoR), PHP
  • Software Engineer (A Hobby Project)

    2019 - 2020
    • Worked on the project,, a mentorship platform for various people, mainly students, to leap forward to a successful career, learning all necessary skillsets directly from industry experts.
    • Brushed up on my dev skills for front-end and React. Learned to write tests for back-end and Rails.
    • Guided developers in building a secure, reliable, and scalable solution on different projects.
    Technologies: React, Ruby, Go, GitHub, Kubernetes
  • Developer | DevOps Manager

    2018 - 2019
    WhiteHat Engineering
    • Built a payment utility application bridging the crypto-legacy banking payment options.
    • Developed the back end (API & custom CLI client), handled the deployments, and managed the team effort for continuous delivery and improvements. The solution was built on top of the Ethereum and Dwolla APIs.
    • Worked on the project,, a crypto-tax computation engine for easy tax report submissions to the IRS.
    • Provisioned the infrastructure from scratch, guided developers, optimized the database queries, and made engine robust, scalable, secure.
    • Organized the team effort to build a marketing utility suite.
    • Built an engine that could run Golang functions from different projects without the need of dedicated servers (analogous to function as service but targeted for a marketing application).
    Technologies: Web, React Native, Mobile, Ethereum, Blockchain, Ruby on Rails (RoR), Go, APIs
  • DevOps Engineer

    2013 - 2017
    • Deployed a Ruby runtime on AWS.
    • Worked on capacity planning, and build solutions for cost reduction.
    • Setup a CI/CD pipeline for a faster, reliable delivery.
    • Monitored server/business metrics (over graphs, slack alerts).
    • Deployed services with increase availability via clustering, replication (HA).
    • Evangelized on better engineering principles/practices (12-factor app) across the team.
    • Executed smooth downtime/service migrations, VMS, patching, and building immutable infrastructures.
    • Developed bots to automate mundane tasks.
    • Supported engineering teams in debug development chores.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Grafana, Prometheus, Ansible, Ruby on Rails (RoR)


  • ZenLedger

    ZenLedger enables you to import cryptocurrency transactions, calculate gains and income, and auto-fill tax forms.

    As a DevOps Engineer, I handled several tasks. These tasks included bootstrapping all of the necessary infrastructures from day one; along with optimizing database operations and guiding developers in the build of a robust, secure, and scalable platform.

  • Configuration Automation

    Using Ansible, I built a custom automation framework that decreased the time to provision servers from weeks down to 30 minutes and less. My work saved many staff-hours for the team; later, I open-sourced some portion of it.

  • Open-source Collaboration

    I've given back to the open-source community via projects, meetups, blogs has always been one of my hobbies. My traces on open-source collaborations are documented at the link attached.



  • Languages

    Bash, Go, PHP, Ruby
  • Tools

    Shell, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Amazon EKS, Terraform, Git, Emacs, Grafana, RabbitMQ, Ansible, Tmux, GitLab, ELK (Elastic Stack), Sentry, Helm, GitHub, Odoo
  • Paradigms

    DevOps, Management, Pair Programming, Automation, Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD)
  • Platforms

    Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux, Blockchain, Ethereum, Mobile, Web, Amazon EC2, Kubernetes, Arch Linux
  • Other

    Linux Administration, Container Orchestration, Containers, APIs, Prometheus, Disaster Recovery Consulting, CI/CD Pipelines
  • Frameworks

    Ruby on Rails (RoR), React Native
  • Libraries/APIs

  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis


  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Computer Engineering
    2009 - 2013
    Kathmandu University - Dhulikhel, Nepal


  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator
    DECEMBER 2020 - DECEMBER 2023
    The Linux Foundation
  • Certified Kubernetes Application Developer
    NOVEMBER 2020 - NOVEMBER 2023
    The Linux Foundation
  • Ncell App Camp 2014, Category Winner — Tourism
    Ncell Pvt Ltd

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