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

Linux System Administration Developer in Kathmandu, Central Development Region, Nepal

Member since August 6, 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

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Kathmandu, Central Development Region, Nepal

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Linux, Tmux, Git, Terraform, Containers, Emacs

The most amazing...

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

Employment

  • Senior DevOps Engineer

    2018 - PRESENT
    Enliv Technology
    • Guided developers to build a solution that is secure, stable, and continuously evolving.
    • Worked on the project, Dibya.org, a mentorship platform for various people (mainly students) to leap forward to a successful career, learning all necessary skillsets directly from industry experts. This platform helps the mentee learn from industry leaders in software development steps like designing services, building them, and deployment to the cloud. All these steps are well-reviewed from the experts just like how it is done in the real industry.
    Technologies: Golang, Ruby, React
  • DevOps Contractor

    2018 - 2019
    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, tools, train 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 to setup/perform containerized deployment on Kubernetes.
    • Improved the infrastructure/resources security by scanning the AWS resources and suggesting fixes.
    Technologies: PHP, Ruby on Rails, AWS, Git, 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, Zenledger.io, 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: APIs, Golang, Ruby on Rails, Blockchain, Ethereum, Mobile, React Native, Web
  • DevOps Engineer

    2013 - 2017
    CloudFactory
    • 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: Ruby on Rails, AWS, Ansible, Prometheus, Grafana

Experience

  • ZenLedger (Development)
    https://zenledger.io

    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 (Development)
    https://gitlab.com/thapakazi/jeos_core

    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 (Other amazing things)
    https://thapakazi.github.io/info/tracking_the_digital_traces/

    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.

    • https://thapakazi.github.io/info/tracking_the_digital_traces/

Skills

  • Languages

    Golang, Bash, Go, Ruby
  • Tools

    Shell, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Amazon EKS, Terraform, RabbitMQ, Ansible, Tmux
  • Paradigms

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

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

    Linux System Administration, Container Orchestration, Disaster Recovery Consulting
  • Frameworks

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

    React
  • Storage

    PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis

Education

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

Certifications

  • Ncell App Camp 2014, Category Winner — Tourism
    NOVEMBER 2014 - PRESENT
    Ncell Pvt Ltd

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