Pablo Suárez, DevOps Engineer and Developer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Pablo Suárez

DevOps Engineer and Developer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Member since July 15, 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.
Pablo is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Emirates Group
    OpenShift, Kubernetes, Jenkins, AWS, AppDynamics, Splunk, Python, Bash...
  • Property Finder
    AWS, Terraform, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Docker, Prometheus, Datadog, AWS EC2...
  • Kairos Digital Solutions
    AWS, Terraform, Bamboo, Jenkins, Docker, Jira, Python, Bash, Architecture

Experience

Location

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

AWS, Terraform, Jenkins, Python, OpenShift, Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, Linux, DevOps

The most amazing...

...thing I've designed was the end-to-end CI/CD GitOps pipeline, passing from all-legacy processes to a containerized, automated, and reliable solution.

Employment

  • Senior Technical DevOps Engineer

    2020 - PRESENT
    Emirates Group
    • Managed different development teams in the adoption of CI/CD pipelines in Jenkins, infrastructure as code in Terraform, containerization in OpenShift and EKS, observability tools and amplified feedback loops.
    • Designed and implemented end-to-end CI/CD GitOps pilot for the entire company, passing from all-legacy processes to a containerized, scalable and automated solution in OpenShift with observability tools integration.
    • Migrated seven applications in Python from on-premises to Kubernetes in AWS 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 manage the entire portfolio of the commercial area.
    Technologies: OpenShift, Kubernetes, Jenkins, AWS, AppDynamics, Splunk, Python, Bash, Terraform, Amazon EKS, AWS RDS, Ansible, AWS EC2, AWS S3, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • DevOps Engineer

    2018 - 2019
    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: AWS, Terraform, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Docker, Prometheus, Datadog, AWS EC2, Amazon EKS, AWS RDS, Amazon Aurora, AWS Lambda, AWS DynamoDB, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, AWS ECS, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Architecture, Networking, Security, Subnets, VPN
  • DevOps Engineer

    2015 - 2018
    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: AWS, Terraform, Bamboo, Jenkins, Docker, Jira, Python, Bash, Architecture
  • Professor of Amazon Web Services

    2015 - 2015
    U-Tad
    • 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: AWS, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Experience

  • 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
    https://www.bbvaapimarket.com/

    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.

Skills

  • Tools

    Terraform, Jenkins, AWS ECS, Jira, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), VPN, Bamboo, Ansible, Apache, Amazon EKS, Bitbucket, AppDynamics, Splunk, Kibana, Vault
  • Paradigms

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

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

    AWS S3, Databases, MySQL, Amazon Aurora, AWS DynamoDB, Datadog, MongoDB, Elasticsearch
  • Other

    AWS, AWS RDS, Cloud Infrastructure, CI/CD Pipelines, Subnets, Software Engineering, IT Project Management, IT Networking, Architecture, Networking, Prometheus, GoCD, Consul, Bitbucket Pipelines
  • Languages

    Python, Bash, Java, PHP
  • Industry Expertise

    Cybersecurity, Security

Education

  • Master's Degree in Information Technology
    2011 - 2012
    University Carlos III of Madrid - Spain
  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology
    2004 - 2009
    The Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education - Mexico

Certifications

  • HashiCorp Certified: Vault Associate
    OCTOBER 2021 - OCTOBER 2023
    HashiCorp
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Level
    JULY 2021 - JULY 2024
    Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional Level
    MAY 2016 - MAY 2019
    Amazon Web Services
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Level
    DECEMBER 2013 - MAY 2019
    Amazon Web Services
  • Certified Associate in Project Managament (CAPM)
    DECEMBER 2008 - DECEMBER 2013
    Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Sun Certified Programmer For The Java 2 Platform SE 5.0
    MAY 2008 - PRESENT
    Sun Microsystems

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