Andrey A.

Andrey A.

Senior DevOps Engineer

Moscow, Russia
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About Me

Andrey is an experienced Engineer with 18+ years of industry expertise and know-how in the provision of diverse IT approaches, infrastructure and solutions for the cloud, containerization, Linux and DevOps. He has the technical wherewithal to manage large DevOp infrastructure; having provided 100% uptime for 300+ VMs in AWS, handled large sharded databases (20+ servers and 30+ Tb of Data), and ELK to inject over 1M of entries per hour.

Portfolio

Chief Operations Architect - Chute
Chief Operations Architect - Chute

Chute is a holistic user-generated-content (UGC) artificial intelligence (AI) SaaS platform for digital marketers providing UGC management, social image search, social media rights management, contesting, and analytics. It can be custom-configured with various modules to meet specific requirements. The platform runs on AWS (300+ Linux Servers). Created the automatic deployment procedures for all components and made changes to the components’ code to support the non-production environment and monitoring processes. Developed a Logs Management system that collected all logs from all components (1M of entries/hour), migrated several databases (10+ Tb of data), updated several legacy databases (30+ Tb of data); covered all components with monitoring and auto backup, made all components fault-tolerant, built the staging environment to test all deployments before deploying to production. It is used by 100+ Customers like Coca-Cola, Apple (Apple’s marketing campaign “Shot on an iPhone” is running on that platform), Carlton Hotels and others. The platform collects around 0.5 Tb of data from social networks per month.

Chief Operations Architect - Placeable
Chief Operations Architect - Placeable

The Placeable solution includes two SaaS MarTech products: Placeable Workbench ™ and Placeable Pages ™. Placeable Workbench is a location data management and distribution platform, whereas Placeable Pages is a customizable locator for local landing pages. The solution runs on AWS (200+ Linux Servers). Migrated all the components from Apache Mesos to Kubernetes; without any serious service impact - dockerized all components and created the documentation. It is used by 100+ customers like Western Union, Nationwide bank, Biglots and others.

DevOps Engineer - MessageOne and Alertfind
DevOps Engineer - MessageOne and Alertfind

The MessageOne solution provides email management, archiving, and business continuity services and recovery only available from a managed service. The solution is running on AWS; with dockerized components. Fixed alarms on the solution to prevent service disruptions created the documentation on the project.

Work history

UpStack
UpStack
Senior DevOps Engineer
2019 - Present (3 years)
Remote
  • Creating and developing innovative software solutions for clients across a broad range of industries.

  • Participate in scrums consisting of cross-functional teams, both software and hardware.

  • Ensure that features are being delivered efficiently and on-time.

Jive Software
Jive Software
Senior Site Reliability Engineer
2019 - 2020 (1 year)
Remote
  • Performed Kubernetes cluster management with 7 on-premises clusters on CoreOS (up to 200+ nodes), providing uptime and supporting k8s infrastructure, configuring and monitoring for k8s clusters.

  • Created a log management system based on FluentD and ElasticSearch with 4 ES Clusters (up to 25 nodes per cluster). Configured advanced logs parsing and deployed monitoring tools for logging.

  • Configured a monitoring system based on Prometheus, Grafana, NewRelic and PagerDuty. Managed AWS resources (EC2, VPC, S3, AWS ES, R53, Athena and etc.) and ES via Terraform, Ansible and Python

Aurea Software
Aurea Software
SaaS Ops Chief Architect/Cloud Operations Architect
2017 - 2019 (2 years)
Austin, TX, United States
  • Synthesized and maintained the operational efficiency of the SaaS infrastructure keeping 100% uptime for 4 weeks in a row on release deployments for the client.

  • Optimized hardware infrastructure for efficiency; reducing monthly operational costs by $200K.

  • Implemented a logs management solution that injected 1 million records per hour and migrated large shared database (30+ Tb) on the infrastructure.

CROC Incorporated
CROC Incorporated
Head of IT Infrastructure Management Solutions
2002 - 2014 (12 years)
Moscow, Russia
  • Led and managed a group of 20+ engineers to optimize and transform complex IT Infrastructure environments for CROC.

  • Served as project management lead for the deployment of large IT monitoring solutions to the Russian market for the first time.

  • Built a high performing center of competency that consistently delivered robust, resilient, secure, and compliant services.

IBM Solutions Limited (subsidiary of BBDO Group)
IBM Solutions Limited (subsidiary of BBDO Group)
Systems Administrator
2001 - 2002 (1 year)
Moscow, Russia
  • Installed, configured, maintained and supported IBM Solution's IT infrastructure.

  • Migrated the client's server infrastructure from Windows NT 3.5 to Windows 2000.

  • Provided Tier support troubleshooting complex technical issues and made recommendations for future system and OS upgrades.

Education

AWS Certified Solution Architect
AWS Certified Solution Architect
AWS
2017 - 2019 (2 years)
MBA, IT Management
MBA, IT Management
The Higher School of Economics (HSE)
2013 - 2014 (1 year)
Research in Information Security
Research in Information Security
Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI), Faculty of Cybernetics, Department of Computer Systems and Technologies
2003 - 2006 (3 years)
MSc. Computer Science
MSc. Computer Science
Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI), Faculty of Cybernetics, Department of Computer Systems and Technologies
1997 - 2003 (6 years)
RedHat Certified System Administrator
RedHat Certified System Administrator
RedHat
RHCE on Enterprise Linux 7
RHCE on Enterprise Linux 7
RedHat
2018