Pablo Suárez, Developer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Pablo Suárez

DevOps Engineer and Developer

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Toptal Member Since
September 6, 2021

Pablo is an IT professional with a decade of experience focused on contributing to development teams to adopt DevSecOps practices such as continuous integration and delivery, infrastructure as code, automation, and observability. He has worked across the world with startups and corporations such as Emirates, Coca-Cola, and BBVA, always bringing value in terms of increasing teams' productivity, infrastructure cost reduction, and site reliability management.

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Argo CD, GitHub Actions, Bitbucket Pipelines, Amazon Web Services (AWS)...
Emirates Group
OpenShift, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AppDynamics, Splunk...
Property Finder
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Terraform, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Docker, Prometheus...


Dubai, United Arab Emirates



Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Terraform, Jenkins, Python, OpenShift, Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, Linux, DevOps

The most amazing...

...thing I've created was an end-to-end CI/CD GitOps pipeline, moving from all-legacy processes to a K8s containerized, automated, and reliable Jenkins solution.

Work Experience

2022 - PRESENT

Senior DevOps Engineer

  • Contributed to the design and implementation of the company's observability platform using Amazon OpenSearch, Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus, Amazon Managed Grafana, and Slack notifications.
  • Helped to design and implement the company's CI/CD platform for deploying applications to Amazon EKS clusters using Terragrunt, Jenkins, GitHub Actions, and ArgoCD.
  • Supported the development teams in the automation and continuous improvements of the current production systems in Kubernetes, AWS Lambda, and Amazon ECS.
Technologies: Argo CD, GitHub Actions, Bitbucket Pipelines, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon OpenSearch, Kubernetes, Amazon EKS, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Prometheus, Grafana, AWS Lambda, Amazon EventBridge, Amazon RDS, Terraform, Terragrunt
2020 - 2022

Senior Technical DevOps Engineer

Emirates Group
  • Managed different development teams in adopting CI/CD pipelines in Jenkins, infrastructure as code in Terraform, containerization in OpenShift and EKS, observability tools, and amplified feedback loops.
  • Designed and implemented an end-to-end CI/CD GitOps pilot for the company, passing from all-legacy processes to a contained, scalable, and automated solution in OpenShift with observability tools integration.
  • Migrated seven applications in Python from on-premises to Kubernetes in Amazon EKS. The infrastructure was fully defined as code, and the CI/CD processes were implemented in Jenkins with JTE templates.
  • Promoted from managing the DevSecOps practices adoption and the systems' reliability for one project to managing the entire portfolio of the commercial area, consisting of 15+ active projects.
Technologies: OpenShift, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AppDynamics, Splunk, Python, Bash, Terraform, Amazon EKS, Amazon RDS, Ansible, Amazon EC2, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
2018 - 2019

DevOps Engineer

Property Finder
  • Managed the adoption of Terraform for the AWS infrastructure to include 99% of the cloud resources, contributing with this to the fast deployment of new environments, monitoring integration, and disaster recovery activities.
  • Supported the migration of five core apps from EC2 to Kubernetes in production, using infrastructure as code in Terraform and CI/CD pipelines in Jenkins with deployment and rollback capabilities with Helm.
  • Implemented a project to migrate the company's 20 blogs from standalone instances to a containerized, highly available and scalable solution using Docker, ECS, spot instances, and Aurora.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Terraform, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Docker, Prometheus, Datadog, Amazon EC2, Amazon EKS, Amazon RDS, Amazon Aurora, AWS Lambda, Amazon DynamoDB, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Architecture, Networking, Security, Subnet, VPN
2015 - 2018

DevOps Engineer

Kairos Digital Solutions
  • Managed the cloud infrastructure in AWS and implemented CI/CD pipelines in Jenkins for the business intelligence platform for Coca-Cola Spain, achieving a reduction of 50% of the billing costs and removing external providers' fees.
  • Supported the company in the DevOps engineers interviews, internal infrastructure projects, blog content, and expanding clients. During this period the company grew up from 10 employees in Spain to around 200 in four countries.
  • Promoted to manage, essentially from the United States, the DevOps practices adoption, AWS infrastructure, and Jenkins CI/CD pipelines for the US version of the BBVA API platform project.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Terraform, Bamboo, Jenkins, Docker, Jira, Python, Bash, Architecture
2015 - 2015

Professor of Amazon Web Services

  • Taught the AWS module for the Master of Cloud Expert in 2015 class.
  • Awarded an AWS Education Grant for sharing credits with the students.
  • Prepared from zero the whole material for the class, including presentations, exams, and projects. I supported three students in their final master's project.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS)


Property Finder

A set of web applications and back-end services in PHP and Go with the front-end application handling around two million visitors per month.

I was part of the DevOps team behind the cloud infrastructure and deployment processes. I focused on migrating apps to Kubernetes, integrating AWS managed services such as Aurora Serverless, DynamoDB, and Elasticsearch, and defining the full infrastructure resources and pipelines as code.

Sistema Academico Integral

A full-stack PHP application for the management of educational services such as students portal, library system, messaging tools and generation of certificates. It is used actively in a high school with a community of 1000 students plus teachers and parents.

I was the lead developer, system administrator, and project manager, interacting directly with the stakeholders to plan and implement new features and platform upgrades.

BBVA Open Platform
A Java application for the management of the BBVA banking APIs in Spain and the United States for developers and business clients.

I was a part of the DevOps team that supported the microservices architecture by deploying the resources in a scalable hybrid infrastructure in AWS and on-premises. I managed the adoption of DevSecOps practices in the US team regarding automation, continuous integration and delivery, and observability.



Terraform, Jenkins, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Jira, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Bamboo, Ansible, Apache, Amazon EKS, Bitbucket, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS CodeBuild, ELK (Elastic Stack), AppDynamics, Splunk, Kibana, Vault, VPN, Travis CI, Grafana


DevOps, Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), Agile Software Development, Scrum


OpenShift, Amazon EC2, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Kubernetes, Linux, AWS Lambda, Windows, PagerDuty


Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Databases, MySQL, Amazon Aurora, Amazon DynamoDB, Datadog, MongoDB, Elasticsearch


Amazon RDS, Cloud Infrastructure, CI/CD Pipelines, Subnet, AWS Certified Solution Architect, Software Engineering, IT Project Management, IT Networking, Architecture, Networking, AWS CodePipeline, Argo CD, Prometheus, GoCD, Consul, Bitbucket Pipelines, GitHub Actions, Amazon OpenSearch, Amazon EventBridge


Python, Bash, Java, PHP

Industry Expertise

Cybersecurity, Security




2011 - 2012

Master's Degree in Information Technology

University Carlos III of Madrid - Spain

2004 - 2009

Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology

The Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education - Mexico



HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate


APRIL 2022 - APRIL 2025

CKA: Certified Kubernetes Administrator

The Linux Foundation


HashiCorp Certified: Vault Associate


JULY 2021 - JULY 2024

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate


MAY 2016 - MAY 2019

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional Level

Amazon Web Services

DECEMBER 2013 - MAY 2019

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Level

Amazon Web Services


Certified Associate in Project Managament (CAPM)

Project Management Institute (PMI)


Sun Certified Programmer For The Java 2 Platform SE 5.0

Sun Microsystems