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Engineer Manager

Shoreditch, Greater London, United Kingdom
September 26, 2019

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Candidate G.F is a seasoned IT professional with a solid Linux/Unix background on both on-prem and cloud (AWS, GCP), working as a true DevOps practitioner, in and out of Agile/Scrum teams or core tooling teams, and with a focus on automation and security.

He has worked on and with legacy infrastructures, brownfield and greenfield projects. He also has plenty of experience in both development and operations, figuring out new solutions to old problems, simplifying complex environments and helping customers find the right path to technology.



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Contino (Cloudconsultancy) / Lead Consultant (Contract) London, UK / June 2019 to present

Candidate G.F worked as an AWS senior engineer, he acts as the SME in a SCRUM team of senior cross-functional engineers, for infrastructure related topic, automation, and architecture.

Building the foundation of a Data Platform as Infrastructure as Code. Goal to drive the transformation of exec-level business reporting across the whole company

(4500+ dynamic PowerBI reports using various data sources)

CI/CD driven (CodeCommit/CodeBuild)

Automation driven: heavily terraform driven

Scripting: bash/python

Data Lake/ETL: AWS Glue (spark)

Monitoring (cloudwatch, slack as chatops)

Messaging bus (Kafka, NATS streaming)

Agile tooling integrated in the process (Jira, Confluence, SharePoint) Undisclosed start-up company (Data and AI product)/ Lead Infrastructure Engineer - Contract

London, UK / November 2018 to April 2018

Candidate G.F worked on new project to create a product to sell pre-packaged Data for AI Data scientist. helping the company lay down the first revision of the infrastructure for an initial POC to fund further investment.

● CI/CD driven (Bitbucket)

● Automation driven: terraform, ansible, kubernetes(kops, helm)

● Scripting: bash/python

● Monitoring (prometheus, zipkin)

● Messaging bus (Kafka, NATS streaming)

● Data lake/ETL (Apache Hadoop, Hive, Ignite)

● Processing Data for AI via standard tooling (Apache Airflow, Dask) Agile tooling integrated in the process (Jira, Confluence) E X P E R T I S E





Network Design

Scripting bash/python

E M P L O Y M E N T H I S T O R Y ( C O N T I N U E D ) VANTAGE POB / Operations and Service Delivery Manager Scotland, UK / September 2008 - October 2010

Candidate P.Q was employed within an Operational and Service Delivery role where his responsibility was ensuring the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation and delivery of the oil and gas industry’s only collaborative system, Vantage POB, used to track and monitor off-shore personnel movement

● Liaising extensively with the Governance Board, comprising senior managers for leading oil companies including BP, Talisman, Shell and Chevron, and organising quarterly Board meetings

● Producing comprehensive, accurate reports on service, including budget, performance, security, incident management, risks, service improvements, software and third- party management

● Personally- chairing the quarterly user forum, for super-users from all major oil companies and several contractors

● Holding full responsibility for leading and managing the Support Team and helpdesk staff, and driving performance through regular appraisals

● Preparing proposals and contracts, ensuring contractual compliance and managing relationships with both clients and contractors

● Managing incidents, change, configuration and releases in line with ITIL standards

● Management of a £1.25million annual budget

● Developing improved service delivery processes

SAIC Ltd / Applications Lead and Project Manager

Scotland, UK / July 2006 – August 2008

● Contributing as an integral member of the team responsible for transitioning IT services into operations for the client’s new flagship asset, as part of the BP Angola Greater Plutonio Project

● Spearheading the development of local applications support capability, including recruiting and developing new staff

● Proactively promoting ITIL culture within the local service delivery capability, providing ITIL training and mentoring and implementing ITIL-compliance incident management processes

● Delivering requirements analysis, solution design, application testing, change, release and configuration management, configuration management, document management, progress reports and problem reports

● Coordinating the handover of IT services and applications to support

● Deputising for on-site local IT management, and recruiting local support staff EARLIER EMPLOYMENT / 1987 - 2006

SAIC Ltd / 1999 - 2001

Team Leader and Project Manager

SAIC Ltd / 1998 - 1999

Senior Systems Engineer

AMEC Ltd / 1992 – 1998

Principal Software Engineer

IPC Systems / 1987 – 1992

Senior Software Engineer


DevOps Kubernetes


Agile/Scrum Scripting CI/CD


Philip Morris international / Sr. DevOps Engineer (contract role)

London, UK / June 2018 – September 2018

Candidate G.F worked as Senior DevOps Engineer on a DevOps implementation project focusing on release management and end-to-end deployments via CD.

CI/CD: Jenkins

Linux: Centos

Infrastructure: AWS (route53, lambda, iam, Cloudwatch) / docker / rancher

/ K8S

Automation: Ansible, Terraform

Logging/Monitoring: Cloudwatch/ELK

Scripting: bash, python

Services: Artifactory / Jira / Confluence / Bitbucket Implemented all-around automation in DevOps pipelines reduce technical debt by implementing single pipelines and stage-driven automated process escautomated infrastructure deployment (terraform,ansible) via CI jobs (jenkins) in VCS


Implement best practices around security (IAM, application hardening, least privilege principle, etc.) and modular redundant and immutable infrastructure Focus on applying SRE principle across the release management process and improve documentation.

Mentoring on DevOps and CI/CD practices and principles Airbus Defence and Space / Devops Engineer (contract role) London, UK / January 2018 – May 2018

Candidate G.F worked as DevOps Engineer

CI/CD: Jenkins

Linux: Ubuntu, Amazon Linux

Infrastructure: AWS (terraform, cloudformation,ec2, vpc, iam, cloudwatch)

/ docker / vagrant (local testing)

Automation: Ansible

Logging/Monitoring: Cloudwatch/Splunk

Scripting: bash, python

Services: Artifactory / Jira / Confluence / Github enterprise

Devops implementation project focusing on infrastructure and end-to-end deployments via CD.

Implement all-around automation on devops pipelines

automated infrastructure deployment (terraform, cloudformation,ansible) via CI jobs (jenkins) in VCS (Github enterprise)

Implement AWS best practices around security (IAM, application hardening, least privilege principle, etc.) and modular redundant and immutable infrastructure

Focus on measuring and monitoring. Logging and correlation via Splunk and AWS Cloudwatch.

Mentoring on DevOps practices and principles

Hive / Centrica Connected Home / SRE Devops Engineer

(contract role)

London, UK / February 2017 – October 2017

Candidate G.F worked as Senior DevOps Engineer

CI/CD: Jenkins / Travis CI

Linux: Ubuntu, Amazon Linux

Infrastructure: AWS (cloudformation,cfndsl, ec2, lambda/serverless, cloudwatch) / vagrant (local testing)

Automation: Puppet (hiera, masterless, gpg)

Logging/Monitoring: Wavefront, ELK stack (elasticsearch, fluentd)

Scripting: bash, python, ruby

Services: Artifactory / Gemfury

Worldpay (Technology, Fintech)/ Devops Engineer (perm role) London, UK / September 2019 – February 2017

Candidate G.F worked as DevOps Engineer.

CI/CD: Jenkins HA master / slaves

Linux: Ubuntu, Centos, Amazon Linux

Infrastructure: AWS (Cloudformation, EC2, ECS, cloudwatch) /OnPrem Vmware/whost


Automation: Ansible (plus custom Ansible modules and lookups)

Logging/Monitoring: splunk

Scripting: bash, python

DevOps transformation from waterfall ops and automation of development environment. Focus to create an end-to-end automated delivery pipeline of environments consistent from dev. to production. Transition from old-fashioned monolithic service built in house to fully automated smaller units hosted in docker/openshift environment with integrated testing, by moving components to a microservice oriented architecture. Illumina / Linux System Administrator (perm role)

London, UK / May 2015 – September2016

Candidate G.F worked as a Linux System Administrator

CI/CD: Jenkins

Linux: Centos, RHEL, Amazon Linux

Infrastructure: AWS (Cloud formation, EC2, Cloudwatch) /Colo Bare Metal (DELL), Cobbler/Kickstart/Vagrant

Ops: Rsyslog, Hadoop, Nginx/Tomcat/Apache

Docker, Artifactory

Logging/Monitoring: splunk, nagios

Automation: Ansible, custom modules

Scripting: Bash, Python

Working in a team of 6 with main focus on DevOps design and operations; in particular by redesigning the whole automation infrastructure and configuration management with Ansible

(previously driven by puppet). Quickly grown up to be the point of reference for automation and security in the team. Focus to create a bare metal provisioning solution to automate standing a set of Datacentre servers implementing hardware/firmware and full-stack configuration by using a combination of open source tools and commercial products to scale up to speed (cobbler/pxe, dell firmware tools, Ansible, jenkins, nagios, pagerduty, keeping packages repos in Artifactory); other tasks include maintaining the infrastructure as code as possible, using version control and test environments for change control; automating repetitive processes and tasks previously done by hand, as soon as they are discovered; scalability forecast and remediation as needed by using automation; logging and monitoring via splunk and pagerduty oncall. Taking care of the fleet of mapreduce clusters machines and services, monitoring job progression or completion; performing the practical aspect of auditing and security policies application on systems, implementing monitoring and alerting; working in a collaborative code peer-review git environment driven by Agile/Scrum methodologies. Implementing operational intelligence with splunk acting as a SME in the company.

Jagex / Linux System Administrator (perm role)

Cambridge, UK / October 2014 – May 2015

Candidate G.F worked as a Linux System Administrator

Linux: Centos, Debian

Infrastructure: Bare Metal (DELL), Cobbler/Kickstart,NetOptics balancers, Cisco routers and switches, Juniper Firewalls

Ops: exim, postfix, rsyslog, elasticsearch, logstash, nginx, apache, bind, postgres, mysql, pacemaker/corosync,

Logging/Monitoring: elasticsearch, zabbix

Automation: Puppet

Scripting: Bash, Python, Perl

Initially hired as a Senior UNIX/Linux Engineer, I am working in a team of 6. Keeping the Linux fleet of servers running and performant; maintaining the central configuration management and automation of provisioning, monitoring, alerting, involved in transitioning from an old configuration system (bcfg2) to a puppet-driven infrastructure without disruption; refining security of systems by tighening policies and configuration of services and servers; ensuring mail delivery and security is in order; keeping the network layer (switches,routers,firewalls,ips and balancers) in shape and evolve when necessary.

Worked various roles

Italy / July 2005 – September 2014

Candidate G.F worked as various roles from senior systems engineer to Technical Manager in Italy before coming over to London.

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