Namik Plivcic, Developer in Sarajevo, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Namik Plivcic

Verified Expert  in Engineering

AWS DevOps Developer

Location
Sarajevo, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Toptal Member Since
June 24, 2016

Namik is a DevOps engineer and educator with 15 years of experience with Microsoft and Linux ecosystems, automating processes and DB development and administration. He has great communication skills and has worked in teams of all sizes.

Portfolio

AstroLab
DevOps, Data Engineering, AWS DevOps, Terraform
Alteryx - Server
Windows PowerShell, CI/CD Pipelines, Windows System Administration...
Realtime Media Inc.
Azure, Microsoft SQL Server, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Kubernetes, Linux, Windows

The most amazing...

...thing I've done is support and maintenance for a cloud provider with tens of thousands of users and on Microsoft Exchange and VMWare infrastructure.

Work Experience

Owner

2017 - PRESENT
AstroLab
  • Planned, designed, and implemented complex infrastructures to speed up and support development processes.
  • Built CI/CD pipelines using different tools, mentored developers, and provided operational support.
  • Architected cloud infrastructure for both Azure and AWS.
  • Worked on building complex ETL pipelines for data ingestion.
Technologies: DevOps, Data Engineering, AWS DevOps, Terraform

Windows System Administrator

2021 - 2024
Alteryx - Server
  • Developed the automation pipeline for a new cloud product.
  • Developed a custom monitoring solution that ships enriched logs to Datadog.
  • Worked on architecture changes that resulted in cost optimizations in AWS costs.
Technologies: Windows PowerShell, CI/CD Pipelines, Windows System Administration, Shell Scripting, DevOps, Docker, Windows, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Azure DevOps Engineer

2022 - 2023
Realtime Media Inc.
  • Built the new infrastructure using Azure and AKS to containerize the application delivery.
  • Worked with the developers to build a CI/CD pipeline for application development, testing, and deploying to production.
  • Created the fully automated process which allows the team to continuously deploy new versions of the software in secure manner to production.
Technologies: Azure, Microsoft SQL Server, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

SQL Database Transition Engineer

2016 - 2021
Kiski Group
  • Redesigned the data ingestion process to make it automatic and customizable.
  • Migrated several SQL database servers to a cloud instance.
  • Wrote complex processes in PowerShell to fully automate a data ingestion process from different sources.
Technologies: SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Windows PowerShell, Azure

Senior System Engineer - CTO

2007 - 2017
ConnexIT
  • Supported Microsoft-based infrastructures, including Active Directory and Exchange Server.
  • Provided virtualization and disaster recovery.
  • Implemented backup and recovery on an Oracle database clustered environment.
  • Consolidated and migrated the database and platform from Linux to IBM AIX.
  • Designed and implemented a Cisco data center.
Technologies: System Administration, Microsoft Exchange, Python, Windows PowerShell, Oracle Database, Azure Active Directory, Microsoft, ETL

Instructor

2003 - 2015
Center for Computing Education CCED
  • Taught courses in Microsoft Server OS, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Active Directory, Oracle Database administration, and Microsoft SQL administration.
Technologies: Microsoft Exchange, Azure Active Directory

Systems Engineer - Head of Storage Device Department

2004 - 2007
DNC
  • Planned and implemented storage networks.
  • Developed an OpenSource-based storage device and integrated it with Active Directory.
  • Utilized Windows storage technologies.
  • Implemented Microsoft Exchange.
  • Handled various sysadmin jobs on both Windows and Linux platform.
Technologies: System Administration, iSCSI, NAS Servers, Storage Area Networks (SAN)

Azure Infrastructure and CI/CD Pipeline for .NET Core Apps

Used Terraform to build the entire infrastructure and manage it as code. Used Azure AKS, MongoDB, and Azure CDN. Built a CI/CD pipeline using Azure DevOps.

Complex Queries and ETL Process

I created complex T-SQL queries for a finance company along with different data pipelines with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), Azure Data Factory, Python, and PowerShell. I also developed and maintained complex calculation processes for client reporting.

Data Center Design and Implementation

Designed and implemented a data center based on Cisco UCS platform. Installed and configured Microsoft Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange infrastructure.

Support for Cloud Provider

Maintenance and support for a cloud provider as a freelancer. Infrastructure was based on VMWare Vcenter and Microsoft products on top of it.

Data Center Virtualization and Disaster Recovery

I have planned, designed, and was part of implementation team for complete data center virtualization and creation of disaster recovery strategies and DR site for one international airport.

Microsoft VDI and Remote Desktop Deployment for a Large Public-sector Company

Design and implementation of VDI and Remote desktop environment for a large company in the public sector.
2000 - 2005

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering

Faculty of Electrical Engineering University of Sarajevo - Sarajevo, BiH

JUNE 2012 - PRESENT

MCITP - Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange 2010

Microsoft

APRIL 2012 - PRESENT

MCITP - Database Administrator

Microsoft

APRIL 2007 - PRESENT

Oracle Certified Professional 10g

Oracle University

NOVEMBER 2005 - PRESENT

MCT

Microsoft

Libraries/APIs

Node.js, Puppet.js

Tools

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Microsoft Exchange, MS Exchange, Terraform, GitLab CI/CD, Apache, Vagrant, Notepad++

Frameworks

ASP.NET, Windows PowerShell

Languages

SQL, Python, C#

Paradigms

Database Development, ETL, DevOps, Azure DevOps

Platforms

Kubernetes, Windows Server, Windows, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Red Hat OpenShift, Azure, Linux, Microsoft, Oracle Database, SharePoint, Docker

Storage

Database Administration (DBA), SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), Microsoft SQL Server, Azure Active Directory, Oracle 11g, Microsoft Exchange Server, Storage Area Networks (SAN), NAS Servers, Amazon S3 (AWS S3)

Other

Kubernetes Operations (kOps), System Administration, Server Administration, AWS DevOps, Data Warehouse Design, Data Warehousing, Remote Desktop, Security, IIS, Networks, iSCSI, Linux Administration, Azure Data Factory, Data Engineering, Computer Engineering, Hardware, Firewalls, Network Protocols, CI/CD Pipelines, Windows System Administration, Shell Scripting

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