Mina Shi, Developer in Auckland, New Zealand
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Mina Shi

Verified Expert  in Engineering

DevOps Engineer and Software Developer

Location
Auckland, New Zealand
Toptal Member Since
November 7, 2022

Mina is a DevOps engineer with 8+ years of experience in Linux, Windows, CI/CD, PaaS, automation tools, and monitoring systems. Mina is proficient in managing and maintaining cloud and on-premise infrastructure and services, cloud platform cost management, design solutions, and implementation in cloud platforms like AWS and Azure using Terraform. Mina is also familiar with writing YAML files to build CI/CD pipelines.

Portfolio

Kiwibank
Azure, Azure DevOps, Go, Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services (AWS), GitLab CI/CD...
Qrious
Azure, GitLab, Terraform, Bash Script, Amazon Web Services (AWS), GitLab CI/CD...
KiwiRail
Azure, Terraform, Terragrunt, Kubernetes, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS)...

Experience

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

Azure, Linux, Kubernetes, Python 3, Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), GitHub, AWS Certified Solution Architect, Azure DevOps

The most amazing...

...thing I've managed is to help many customers migrate to AWS and Azure and built infrastructure, pipelines, and tools that significantly reduced manual workload.

Work Experience

Senior SRE Engineer

2021 - 2023
Kiwibank
  • Designed the infrastructure in AWS and Azure, using Terraform to implement it. Conducted CI/CD design and implementation. Built a web app, a function app, a CI/CD pipeline, and a data pipeline using Data Factory and SQL.
  • Maintained on-premise systems and cloud security using AWS and Azure. Built an IaC pipeline using Terraform and ARM templates. Used Vagrant to create VMware environments.
  • Created various pipelines, significantly reducing manual intervention.
  • Migrated from on-premise to cloud, reducing the operation and maintenance costs and allowing the infrastructure to be better maintained.
  • Wrote numerous automated tools to reduce the chances of human error.
Technologies: Azure, Azure DevOps, Go, Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services (AWS), GitLab CI/CD, Microsoft Azure Cloud Server, CI/CD Pipelines, DevOps, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, AWS DevOps, Amazon CloudWatch, GitHub, AWS Certified Solution Architect, DevOps Engineer, Solution Architecture, Architecture, Databases

SRE and DevOps Engineer

2020 - 2021
Qrious
  • Provided and implemented cloud migration solutions based on the customer requirements from different perspectives, including cost management, budget, data sync, providing different cloud solutions, and using Terraform to build multiple environments.
  • Conducted design and implementation of a data pipeline using Data Factory and SQL and a CI/CD pipeline with tools such as Azure DevOps and GitLab CI.
  • Migrated and implemented cloud solutions using Azure and AWS.
Technologies: Azure, GitLab, Terraform, Bash Script, Amazon Web Services (AWS), GitLab CI/CD, Microsoft Azure Cloud Server, CI/CD Pipelines, DevOps, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, AWS DevOps, Amazon CloudWatch, GitHub, AWS Certified Solution Architect, DevOps Engineer, Solution Architecture, Architecture, Databases

DevOps Engineer

2020 - 2020
KiwiRail
  • Migrated applications to the cloud, including cost management, budget evaluation, data sync, and solutions. Analyzed the application and gave a detailed migration plan using Kubernetes, IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS.
  • Built an application CI/CD pipeline and IaC pipeline with GitLab CI and Azure DevOps.
  • Designed the structure and used Azure runbooks to control hybrid workers and maintain and control on-premise admin access.
Technologies: Azure, Terraform, Terragrunt, Kubernetes, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), GitLab CI/CD, Microsoft Azure Cloud Server, CI/CD Pipelines, DevOps, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, AWS DevOps, Amazon CloudWatch, GitHub, AWS Certified Solution Architect, DevOps Engineer, Architecture, Databases

DevOps Engineer

2018 - 2020
Gallagher
  • Used infrastructure-as-code tools such as Terraform, ARM templates, and AWS CloudFormation.
  • Developed the infrastructure in AWS and Azure and wrote YAML files to build CI/CD pipelines with tools such as GitLab, CircleCI, AWS CodeDeploy, and Azure.
  • Created an internal CI/CD environment for the Gallagher Animal Performance application. Used GitLab CI/CD, AWS, ELB, SSM, user data, lifecycle hooks, S3, PowerShell, .NET, and IIS for implementation.
  • Built a CI/CD pipeline to avoid manual intervention and reduce workload.
Technologies: Azure, GitLab, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), GitLab CI/CD, Microsoft Azure Cloud Server, CI/CD Pipelines, DevOps, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, AWS DevOps, Amazon CloudWatch, GitHub, AWS Certified Solution Architect, DevOps Engineer, Databases

Senior DevOps Engineer

2017 - 2018
Momo
  • Built the automation platform. Each module was decoupled independently, and each collection item was different. The output data was formatted by the output interface after the data collection was packed, and then the HBase was reunified.
  • Unified the use of front-end display: the principle of closing and modifying using open expansion is convenient for adding subsequent functions.
  • Dealt with various cluster problems, fixing all issues on time.
Technologies: Linux, Bash, GitLab CI/CD, Amazon Web Services (AWS), DevOps, AWS DevOps, GitHub, DevOps Engineer, Databases

DevOps Engineer

2016 - 2017
SINA
  • Built a fault prediction model based on a data warehouse log to deal with the causes of failure more easily.
  • Conducted real-time data acquisition using Kafka and data processing using Apache Storm. Used React, JavaScript, and Highcharts. Constructed a data warehouse using Elasticsearch, Kudu, and HBase.
  • Built an automated analysis platform to display and handle faults in a timely manner.
Technologies: Linux, Bash, Java, Elasticsearch, HBase, DevOps, GitHub, DevOps Engineer, Databases

Senior DevOps Engineer

2015 - 2016
Baidu
  • Oversaw the availability and stability of Hadoop, provided 24/7 support in troubleshooting problems, and advanced tools for monitoring.
  • Designed and developed a monitor system for the Hadoop cluster. Used HTML, React, Bootstrap, and JSP for the front end and Python for the back end.
  • Built a monitor platform and automation tools to reduce workload.
Technologies: Linux, Bash, HBase, Hadoop, DevOps, GitHub, DevOps Engineer, Databases

DevOps Engineer

2013 - 2015
Sogou
  • Spent 15+ hours per week to find the missing block, as the scale of the cluster was bigger and had more version updating and more bugs.
  • Managed availability, stability, and efficiency of Sogou's cloud computing infrastructure built in Hadoop and HBase, including Hadoop and HBase updates, patches, and version upgrades.
  • Found 10+ thousand blocks per week automatically, saving 15+ hours per person.
Technologies: Linux, Bash, Hadoop, DevOps, GitHub, DevOps Engineer, Databases

Enterprise On-premise to Cloud Migration

Conducted cloud migration and implementation based on the customer requirements, including cost management, budget, and data sync, providing different cloud solutions on AWS and Azure, using Terraform to build and implement the multi-environment infrastructure.

Designed and implemented a CI/CD pipeline and a data pipeline. Used multiple tools, including Azure DevOps, GitLab CI, Data Factory, and SQL, to automatically deploy the Data Factory pipeline. Built IaC pipeline with GitLab CI and used Azure DevOps to bcreateand modify multiple environments.

Enterprise CI/CD Design and Implementation

• Designed and implemented CI/CD.
• Worked on the application (web app, function app, etc.) CI/CD pipeline.
• Contributed to the data pipeline (Data Factory, SQL, etc.): a CI/CD pipeline with tools such as Azure DevOps Server and GitLabCI to automatically deploy a Data Factory pipeline. Worked on an IAC (Terraform, ARM templates, etc.) pipeline with GitLabCI. Used Azure DevOps Served to build and modify multiple environments.

Visualizing and Monitoring of Distributed Platform for BigMonitor

• Worked as a senior DevOps for Momo, a free social search and instant messaging mobile app well-known for its social software.

I built the automation platform. Each module was decoupled independently, and each collection item was different. The output data was formatted by the output interface after the data collection was packed, and then the HBase was reunified. I unified the use of the front-end display. The principle of closing and modifying using open expansion is convenient for adding subsequent functions. I also dealt with cluster problems in time.
2009 - 2012

Master's Degree in Automation

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications - Beijing, China

JUNE 2020 - PRESENT

Certified Kubernetes Administrator

CNCF

FEBRUARY 2020 - PRESENT

Professional Cloud Architect

Google Cloud

AUGUST 2019 - PRESENT

Microsoft Certified Solution Architect Expert

Microsoft

JANUARY 2019 - PRESENT

AWS Certified Solutions Architect

Amazon Web Services

DECEMBER 2018 - PRESENT

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer

Amazon Web Services

Libraries/APIs

Terragrunt

Tools

Terraform, GitLab, Amazon EKS, Helm, Amazon CloudWatch, GitHub, AWS CloudFormation, Jenkins, Grafana, CircleCI, Ansible, Ansible Tower, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), VMware, Git, GitLab CI/CD, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

Languages

Bash Script, Python, Go, Java, Bash, PHP

Platforms

Azure, Linux, Kubernetes, Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon EC2, Windows, Windows Server, Ubuntu, Azure IaaS, Databricks, New Relic, Amazon, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Paradigms

Azure DevOps, DevOps, Microservices, Penetration Testing

Storage

Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Datadog, Databases, Elasticsearch, HBase

Frameworks

Hadoop, Django

Other

Microsoft Azure Cloud Server, CI/CD Pipelines, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, AWS DevOps, Cloud Migration, AWS Certified Solution Architect, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Back-end, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), VMware NSX, VMware ESXi, Cloud Architecture, vCloud Director, Authorization, System Administration, Azure Databricks, DevOps Engineer, Solution Architecture, Architecture, Solution Design

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