Vladimir Babchynskyy, Software Developer in Vancouver, BC, Canada
Vladimir Babchynskyy

Software Developer in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Member since April 18, 2016
Vlad is a skilled DevOps Engineer with 14 years of hands-on experience in IT process automation. He's got proven skill in IT staff management, organizing of CI/CD processes, and support of big distributed infrastructure. His ability with short and long-term troubleshooting is excellent, and he has stellar interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
Vladimir is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • Linux, 10 years
  • Ansible, 5 years
  • Chef, 5 years
  • Python, 5 years
  • MySQL, 5 years
  • Java, 3 years
  • Docker, 3 years
  • Golang, 1 year

Location

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Mac OS, Sublime Text, Git, Iterm2

The most amazing...

...thing I've designed and implemented is a phonetic algorithm for Ukrainian and Russian languages (similar to the well-known Metaphone).

Employment

  • Senior DevOps Engineer

    2014 - PRESENT
    Softserve, Inc.
    • Implemented a migration to Azure Project for a client.
    • Secured the AWS environment for another client.
    • Developed CI/CD processes.
    • Developed process automation.
    • Created backups, monitoring, and maintenance.
    Technologies: Chef, Ansible, Jenkins, AWS, Packer
  • Head of Key IT Systems Support Unit.

    2011 - 2014
    AXA Insurance
    • Managed international service delivery and support teams.
    • Managed local server infrastructure.
    • Improved, deployed, and supported a backoffice insurance system (ITN "Cleva").
    • Implemented, improved, and supported an integration platform (Mule ESB).
    • Developed process automation.
    • Migrated data between front-end, back-end, and accounting systems project delivery.
    • Contributed to a digitalization project (online and mobile applications customer service improvement), a data quality project, an operation migration project (contract accounting system), and a product factory project (implementation of quick insurance product delivery in the backoffice system).
    Technologies: Java, Linux, Hibernate, Jenkins, Ant, Maven, AWS
  • Information Technology Officer

    2008 - 2011
    Autocentre Media Group
    • Supported the 5th top Ukrainian website autobazar.ua.
    • Supported infrastructure, planned capacity, and benchmarked milestones.
    • Implemented a distributed backup project for all holding affiliates.
    • Led the IT department of the managing company of the holding.
    • Delivered IT strategy within the bounds of the holding, control over information flows, and control over the use of network resources.
    • Contributed SLA, service desk, and providing uninterrupted functioning of servers, PCs, and local area and phone networks.
    • Adopted software products.
    • Created and integrated the backup system and recovery procedures.
    • Licensed software.
    • Provided network security projects, including encryption, antivirus, and DLP.
    Technologies: Python, Linux Windows, VPN, Nagios
  • Head of IT Support Unit

    2006 - 2007
    Ukrainian Financial Network
    • Created the department from zero.
    • Set, tuned, and accompanied the system for authorizing and processing payment cards.
    • Developed complex policy for IT security on the basis of standards of ISO/ES and requirements from Visa and MasterCard companies.
    Technologies: Java, Linux, .NET, Windows, Zabbix

Experience

  • CI/CO Process (Development)

    An implementation of CI/CD process for our customer, migration to Azure for part of the service, development of Chef cookbooks to automate product and service deployment

    ROLE
    - Identify and translate requirements into technology architecture
    - Choose technologies for implementation of delivery pipeline
    - Code, test, and debug technical solutions in compliance with the defined engineering standards
    - Coach and mentor other team members
    - Track code quality of application/reusable components

  • AWS Website Security (Development)

    Implementation of AWS security improvements to a website after a security audit.

    ROLE
    - Implement follow-ups after security audit
    - Choose right configuration for securing database and back-end services
    - Code, test, and implement solution in compliance with the requested security standards
    - Migrate production servers to secured area inside AWS
    - Implement process for deploying code into a secured area

  • Backoffice Platform (Development)

    Improvements, deployment and support of a backoffice insurance system (ITN Cleva).

    ROLE
    - Implement, improve, and support the integration platform (Mule ESB)
    - Manage international service delivery and support teams
    - Manage cloud-based server infrastructure
    - Develop process automation
    - Deploy to AWS cloud
    - Migrate data between front-end, back-end, and accounting systems in a multi-datacenter environment
    - Deliver micro projects

  • Backoffice Platform Migration (Development)

    Migration of a backoffice system from Solaris to cloud-based (AWS) Linux.

    ROLE
    - Migrate Java applications and Oracle databases from Solaris platform to cloud-based Linux solution for cost saving along with performance improvements
    - Define acceptance criteria and the definition of "done"
    - Provide migration plan and schedule.
    - Prepare and migrate the platform
    - Provide support

  • Mass Media and eCommerce Site (Development)

    Infrastructure support, capacity planning, and benchmarking.

    ROLE
    - Implement distributed backup project for all holding affiliates.
    - Deliver an IT strategy within the bounds of holding, control over information flows, and control over the use of network resources (SLA, Service Desk, uninterrupted functioning of servers, PCs, local area networks)
    - Adopte software products
    - Create and integrate the backup system and recovery procedures, including licensing.
    - Provide the network security project, from encryption and antivirus to DLP

Skills

  • Languages

    Python, Ruby, Bash, Golang, Java
  • Libraries/APIs

    React
  • Tools

    Vagrant, Jenkins, AWS CloudFormation, Terraform, TeamCity, Travis CI, GitLab, Ansible, Chef, TFS, Hyper-V, Git
  • Platforms

    Docker, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Red Hat Linux, Ubuntu, Windows, MacOS, FreeBSD, Azure, Kubernetes, Drone CI, Oracle
  • Storage

    Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL
  • Other

    VMware ESXi, Release Management
  • Frameworks

    Windows PowerShell

Education

  • Master's degree in Computer Linguistics
    1998 - 2004
    Odessa National University - Odessa, Ukraine

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