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Remi Taffin, Software Developer in New York, NY, United States
Remi Taffin

Software Developer in New York, NY, United States

Member since October 18, 2018
With 5 years of experience in DevOps, Remi understands that dev and ops teams have fundamentally different goals. Developers want their code released ASAP while sysops want to avoid system failure. He is a problem solver who strives to bridge the gap between both teams by delivering reliable and automated systems. This leads to shorter release cycles, better communication, less conflict, lower IT costs and lets you focus on growing your business.
Remi is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • DevOps, 5 years
  • Continuous Integration (CI), 5 years
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS), 5 years
  • Docker, 5 years
  • Jenkins, 5 years
  • Ansible, 4 years
  • Python, 4 years
  • Terraform, 1 year
New York, NY, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

MacOS, Linux, Git, Docker

The most amazing...

...architecture I've automated and managed by myself had 25 different websites with Continuous Integration and multiple environments for 170 total AWS servers.

Employment

  • Senior DevOps Engineer

    2018 - PRESENT
    General Assembly
    • Transitioned architecture from Heroku to AWS.
    • Built scalable, fault-tolerant, highly available, and secure architecture on production.
    • Developed and maintained monitoring, alerting, and anomaly detection services.
    Technologies: Ruby on Rails, Docker, Terraform, Chef
  • DevOps Engineer

    2014 - 2018
    The Noodle Companies
    • Managed uptime and deployments for 25 applications (over 170 AWS servers).
    • Automated server provisioning and deployments using infrastructure as code (using Ansible).
    • Ensured High Availability regardless of hardware failures, traffic, number of deployments, security attacks or if the site is being scraped.
    • Increased maintainability with a better system and performance monitoring.
    • Enforced deployment workflows and naming conventions to prevent inconsistencies.
    • Identified bottlenecks in release cycles.
    • Managed Continuous Integration for multiple release pipelines.
    • Improved idempotency, logging, and error management for local environment (using Docker).
    • Planned and documented disaster recovery plans.
    • Leveraged scripting to build required automation and tools on ad-hoc basis.
    Technologies: Python, Node.js, AWS, Docker, Ansible, Jenkins
  • iOS Developer Intern

    2013 - 2013
    Small Mining Town
    • Implemented an iPhone app that allows you to find, ask, buy, or sell second-hand articles, upload pictures and integrates with Facebook using XCode and Objective-C.
    • Designed and built PHP API connected.
    Technologies: Objective-C, XCode, PHP, MySQL
  • Web Developer Intern

    2012 - 2012
    Zankyou Weddings
    • Provided back-end development using PHP and MySQL.
    • Troubleshot inconsistencies between development and production.
    • Fixed bugs in coordination with the customer service team.
    Technologies: PHP, MySQL

Experience

  • Open Up Resources (Development)

    - Part-time freelancer to help the engineering team design and scale up their infrastructure
    - Researched, designed, and managed tools to automate operational processes
    - Launched Pritunl VPN to increase security
    - Migrated from Heroku to AWS-managed services
    - Discovery, security audit, and documentation of the architecture

  • Build and Automate High-Volume Lead Pipeline (Development)

    - Built API hub to support Lead Pipeline
    - Accepted leads from tens of ad campaigns
    - Performed thorough validation of the incoming leads
    - Integrated to CRM (HubSpot)
    - Based on a set of criteria, sold to one or multiple destinations
    - Scaled application up and down depending on API Traffic
    - Integrated logging technology to monitor error and rejection rate
    - Integrated business intelligence platform for business and marketing team to troubleshoot errors in lead funnel

Skills

  • Frameworks

    Flask, Selenium, Django
  • Libraries/APIs

    Flask-RESTful, SQLAlchemy, Node.js
  • Tools

    Ansible, Jira, Jenkins, Git, Nginx, Terraform, Vagrant, Logging
  • Paradigms

    Automation, DevOps, Functional Testing, Scrum, Continuous Integration (CI)
  • Platforms

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Linux, AWS EC2, Apache2
  • Storage

    Database Administration, MySQL, PostgreSQL, AWS RDS, AWS S3
  • Other

    AWS Certified Developer, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, AWS Certified SysOps Aministrator, Scalability, Monitoring, Web Server (IIS)
  • Languages

    Python, Bash, PHP, Ruby

Education

  • Master's degree in Computer Science
    2010 - 2015
    Ecole Centrale de Lille - Lille, France
Certifications
  • AWS DevOps Professional
    APRIL 2018 - APRIL 2020
    Amazon
  • AWS SysOps Associate
    FEBRUARY 2018 - APRIL 2020
    Amazon
  • AWS Developer Associate
    DECEMBER 2017 - APRIL 2020
    Amazon
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