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DevOps Engineer

Cupertino, CA
April 19, 2016

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Michael Leikind

Phone: 415-***-****

Marital Status: Married + 1

E-Mail/Hangout: ******@*****.*** Skype: mic.zend

Personal Skills

MULTI-SKILLED AND HIGHLY FLEXIBLE. Hands-on and highly motivated. Able to handle multitude of differing demands and assignments. Accomplish goals through people: use people skills to build group involvement, generate enthusiasm and increase participation. Adapt easily to change.

Professional Experience


1/15 – Present Software Release Engineer

Lead development (from scratch) of Continuous Integration platform based on Jenkins, VMWare, AWS EC2/S3, LXC and custom in-house solutions.

Migrated the development process from an existing build platform (Trac/Mercurial) to Jenkins and Git.

Used open source tools like Vault, Vagrant, Packer, Chef, Fabric, Jenkins and more.

Developed a various CI tools in Python.

Responsible for an automatic test, build, and deployment of the Desktop Client software delivered to more than 600M users around the globe.

CloudOn (acquired by Dropbox)

8/11 – 1/15 DevOps (IT & Operations) Manager

Managed the team of 3 engineers.

Developed a fully automated configuration management and deployment system.

Wrote and maintained an internal processes and documentation.

Built an application’s log data collection clusters using Splunk and ElasticSearch.

Developed and maintained CI System (Jenkins, Gradle, Artifactory).

Built development, staging and production environments, deployed on AWS EC2 (multiple regions).

Used monitoring tools like Sensu, Nagios, Pingdom, DataDog and more.

Managed 1,000s of cloud dynamic servers.


6/10 – 8/11 DevOps (System) Engineer

Maintained a large scale production environment spanned over several data centers.

Managed 100s of hardware servers.

Was focused on Web Java Applications deployment, maintenance and troubleshooting.

Used configuration management tools like Chef, monitoring tools like Nagios, Ganglia, New Relic and more.

Built redundant MySQL server arrays based on Solaris10 and ZFS (replaced later with Linux and XFS).


10/07 – 6/10 Support Team Lead

Managed the distributed (Israel and US) team of 6 engineers.

Was a focal point for ongoing processes such as escalations and more.

Lead the project of transition to the new support system (SalesForce).

Conducted 24x7 support for critical customer production Web servers.

Implemented the technology solutions like VMWare, XEN, OpenVZ to build a Lab environment.


10/04-09/07 Technical Support Engineer

Was responsible for Tier3 technical support of the hosting management software product installed on Linux and Windows OS’s (80% Linux).

Supported customers with a critical production systems 24x7 across US, Europe and Japan.


03/99-10/04 System Administrator

Provided Windows/MS-Office end-users support.

Maintained Networking equipment and servers (Cisco, Nortel, Windows, AIX, IBM-AS/400).

General Skills & Key Technologies


Configuration management and deployment frameworks (Chef, Puppet, Capistrano, etc.)

Expertise in AWS Cloud services.

Web/Proxy servers: Apache, Lighttpd, Nginx, Varnish, Squid.

Databases: MySQL, AWS/DynamoDB, ElasticSearch.

Monitoring and data collection tools: Nagios, Splunk, Logstash, Graphite, and more.


OOP, Design Patterns.

Web Applications / MVC.

Ruby-On-Rails (starting from v2), TDD/BDD (RSpec/Capybara/Cucumber).

CI Tools: Git, Subversion, Mercurial, Jenkins, Gradle, Heroku and more.

Bash, Python and Ruby (primarily Python).


Cisco CCNA (Certified)

RedHat RHCA (Certified)

Microsoft MCP/MCSE/MCT (Certified)

Zend ZCE (Certified)

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