Milind Chawre, Developer in Pune, Maharashtra, India
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Milind Chawre

Verified Expert  in Engineering

DevOps Engineer and Developer

Pune, Maharashtra, India
Toptal Member Since
October 18, 2022

Milind is a senior infrastructure and DevOps engineer with over seven years of experience architecting, automating, and optimizing mission-critical deployments over large infrastructures. Milind is keen on handling configuration management with Ansible, infrastructure as code with Terraform, virtualization with AWS and Microsoft Azure, containerization with Docker and Kubernetes, as well as CI/CD and DevOps processes.


Ansible, Azure, CI/CD Pipelines, Containers, Databases, Docker...
Rancher, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon EKS...
Ansible, CI/CD Pipelines, Containers, Databases, DevOps, Docker...




Preferred Environment

Linux, Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Containers

The most amazing...

...accomplishment of mine was becoming a CivoCloud ambassador for my contributions to their community. CivoCloud is the first Kubernetes provider based on K3s.

Work Experience

Senior DevOps Engineer

2020 - PRESENT
  • Designed and implemented several end-to-end solutions based on AWS and Azure cloud computing with automation, CI/CD, and full-stack observability.
  • Became a subject matter expert advising multiple teams on virtualization cloud computing and containerization solutions.
  • Evaluated different technologies by performing POCs, which helped teams design their systems.
  • Guided and supported multiple teams of over 30 developers in their daily DevOps activities.
  • Played a key role in establishing the entire cloud-based distributed computing infrastructure to build systems that consume and process vast amounts of data for generating maps.
  • Managed over 100 Linux servers and components, provisioning and handling the configuration and deployment of infrastructure and services.
  • Used Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and Rancher AWS services to deploy containerized workloads on multiple systems.
  • Built CI/CD deployment pipelines using a combination of Jenkins, Azure DevOps, GitHub Actions, and the Argo CD GitOps agent for deployment on multiple systems, reducing the time to take code changes from development to production.
  • Employed AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), Azure Load Balancer, NGINX Ingress Controller, Traefik Kubernetes Ingress, and Kong API Gateway tools for load balancing to handle a constantly increasing user base and ensure scalability and reliability.
  • Became a cloud delegate leading cloud-cost optimization activities across the department, which saved thousands of dollars.
Technologies: Ansible, Azure, CI/CD Pipelines, Containers, Databases, Docker, ELK (Elastic Stack), GitHub Actions, Kubernetes, Linux, Prometheus, Git, DevOps, Python, Grafana, Terraform, Rancher, Kong, Fluentd, Jenkins, Azure DevOps, PostgreSQL, RDBMS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), GitOps, Cloud Security, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Azure App Service, Amazon EC2, Amazon Route 53, AWS Auto Scaling, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR), AWS IAM, Amazon RDS, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Shell Scripting, Cloud-Init, Artifactory, Elasticsearch, Kibana, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Helm, AWS ELB, Azure Files, Azure Storage, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), Azure Cache for Redis, Azure Blobs, Azure Virtual Networks, Azure Key Vault, Azure Virtual Machines, DNS, Redis, Trusted Advisor, AWS Lambda, Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Azure Application Insights, Azure Monitor, SonarQube, GitHub

DevOps Engineer

2018 - 2020
  • Helped different teams to incorporate DevOps culture.
  • Configured a highly available Elasticsearch cluster with X-Pack security enabled and RBAC configured on Kibana. This cluster ingests all the logs from different services running on different clusters.
  • Evaluated different tools like Kubespray, AWS EKS, KOPS, etc., for configuring Kubernetes clusters and finally settled down on Rancher.
  • Designed and implemented a microservice architecture using Kubernetes on AWS. Rancher was used to configure the cluster with monitoring and logging enabled.
  • Configured highly available Elasticsearch stack (Elasticsearch and Kibana) on AWS with RAID 0 disks for faster reads/writes to store geospatial data.
  • Designed and implemented the IAAS platform on AWS with automated deployment using Terraform, Ansible, and Jenkins.
  • Implemented a highly available database using MongoDB cluster on AWS to store map data. Designed and implemented monitoring for the entire system, including the database using the Percona monitoring tool.
  • Containerized Node.js and Java-based applications using Docker. Used Helm charts to deploy applications on Kubernetes.
  • Installed and configured a highly available streaming cluster using Kafka with security features like encryption, authentication, and authorization enabled that can stream millions of leads (map sources) between different systems.
  • Built a workflow engine using Camunda on top of Kubernetes that orchestrates millions of leads (maps sources) between different systems.
Technologies: Rancher, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon EKS, AWS Auto Scaling, Terraform, Ansible, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Elasticsearch, ELK (Elastic Stack), Kibana, Logstash, Jenkins, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), AWS IAM, Amazon Route 53, Amazon ElastiCache, Redis, Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR), MongoDB, Percona, Docker, Fluentd, Helm, Apache Kafka, Camunda BPM, Prometheus, Grafana, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Shell Scripting, Cloud-Init, HAProxy, Artifactory, Amazon EFS, AWS ELB, Python, Containers, Git, Linux, DevOps, CI/CD Pipelines, Databases, Cloud Security, PostgreSQL, Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), AWS Lambda, Trusted Advisor, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), AWS Fargate, Amazon CloudWatch, SonarQube, GitHub

DevOps Engineer

2015 - 2018
  • Worked on a complex cloud infrastructure-based enterprise application.
  • Built a fairly complex microservices-based IoT platform using Docker, Apache Mesos, Marathon, Apache ZooKeeper, Consul DNS discovery, HAProxy, Chronos, Artifactory, Terraform, Ansible, Packer, Vagrant, and Cloud-init.
  • Contributed to the on-call team that constantly monitored the up-time of the infrastructure using the Statuspage, Pingdom, PagerDuty, and other operations tools.
  • Leveraged different AWS services, including Amazon EC2, AWS RDS, Amazon S3, AWS Route 53, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon EBS, Amazon EFS, Amazon EC2 Spot Instances, and Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling group (ASG).
  • Evaluated different tools for container security like Twistlock, CoreOS Clair, Docker Bench, and CIS-CAT.
  • Handled system-level upgrades, including the operating system and kernel.
  • Applied infosec changes for the operating system and container hardening. I also used patches for vulnerabilities like Dirty COW, Spectre, and Meltdown.
  • Built pre-baked virtual machine images using Packer with infosec changes for operating system hardening, Linux vanilla kernels, and pre-configured software to reduce cluster provisioning time.
  • Employed tools like Terraform and Ansible to deploy the Apache Mesos cluster.
  • Made some open-source contributions to showcase our expertise to clients.
Technologies: Ansible, CI/CD Pipelines, Containers, Databases, DevOps, Docker, ELK (Elastic Stack), Git, Cloud Security, Apache Mesos, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Packer, Vagrant, Cloud-Init, HAProxy, Consul, Apache ZooKeeper, Artifactory, Amazon EC2, Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR), Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Amazon RDS, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), AWS IAM, Terraform, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Shell Scripting, AWS Auto Scaling, Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash, Amazon EFS, AWS ELB, Amazon Route 53, Python, Linux, Jenkins, GitHub

CivoCloud Ambassador
CivoCloud is the first managed Kubernetes service based on K3s with fasted time to boot up the Kubernetes cluster within 90 seconds.

I was one of the very first users of their service under their KUBE100 program. I was elected as a Civo ambassador, due to my contribution to their community, in the form of blog posts, GitHub code, and general support in their community channel. Most of my blog posts are often published as guides on the CivoCloud platform—

Migration from AWS to Azure Cloud

There was a requirement to move resources from AWS to Azure cloud, along with onboarding novice team members on Azure. I successfully learned the basics of Azure and completed this task within a month. I further improved my overall knowledge of Azure through certifications (AZ-900, AZ-104, AZ-400) and also built end-to-end solutions that required extensive use of different cloud services provided by Azure.
2011 - 2015

Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Computer Science

Maharashtra Institute of Technology - Pune, India


Microsoft Certified: DevOps Engineer Expert


JUNE 2022 - JUNE 2023

Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate



Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals



Certified Jenkins Engineer



Certified Calico Operator: Level 1



Certified Kubernetes Application Developer

Linux Foundation

AUGUST 2020 - AUGUST 2023

Certified Kubernetes Administrator

Linux Foundation


Certified Rancher Operator: Level 1

Rancher Academy




Git, Terraform, Ansible, Grafana, Packer, Vagrant, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Azure App Service, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), AWS IAM, Amazon Elastic Container Registry (ECR), Helm, AWS ELB, Azure Key Vault, Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Azure Application Insights, Azure Monitor, GitHub, ELK (Elastic Stack), Kong, Fluentd, Jenkins, Apache Mesos, Apache ZooKeeper, Artifactory, Azure DevOps Services, Amazon EKS, Kibana, Logstash, Amazon ElastiCache, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), AWS Fargate, Amazon CloudWatch, SonarQube, Camunda BPM


DevOps, Azure DevOps


Linux, Azure, Docker, Kubernetes, Rancher, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon EC2, Percona, Apache Kafka, AWS Lambda


RDBMS, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Amazon EFS, Azure Storage, Azure Blobs, Databases, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, Redis, MongoDB




Containers, CI/CD Pipelines, Prometheus, GitHub Actions, Cloud, Amazon RDS, AWS Auto Scaling, Amazon Route 53, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Azure Files, Azure Cache for Redis, Azure Virtual Networks, Azure Virtual Machines, Trusted Advisor, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), DNS, Cloud Security, GitOps, Shell Scripting, HAProxy, Consul

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