Aleksandr Kukhar
DevOps Engineer
Simferopol

To seek a challenging position in a professional organization which will help me enrich technical skills and take up greater responsibilities. That will enable me to use my skills and abilities to make contribution to the company as well as to collaborate with teammates for achieving our common goals.
Fasten, Inc.
2016-01-01 - 2019-05-01
Lead DevOps Engineer
Fasten is one of largest taxi services on the planet, most known for brands "RuTaxi", "Везёт", "Сатурн", "RedTaxi" and "Лидер". As being employed as an Lead DevOps engineer, the most of work was done in standartization of all the project parts to make test environments relevant to business workflow. Within my leadership following DevOps domain activities were applied:
  • Composed CI/CD pipelines for more than 80 microservices
  • Infrastructure was bound to IaS and was made immutable
  • Built traceable environments with reporting system
  • Knowledge sharing between developers team
  • Implemented code review practices and automated code quality analysis
  • Moreover, I was managed to assist of architecting ride-sharing platform, designated to replace actually used one.
SilverTreeSystems, Inc.
2013-01-01 - 2015-05-31
Senior Operations Engineer
The main part of job has consisted in designing infrastructure and providing integration between different software APIs and PaaS platforms, such as SalesForce, Heroku etc. As outsource specialist, took part in a development of few B2B services, such as
  • Cloud-based virtual call center for SoftVox company (10k+ employers worldwide)
  • Subscription management system, named Avalon and widely used by IBM, Dell and Google
  • Data analysis and report generation system
ProManage
2008-01-01 - 1970-01-01
Founder
Remote admin services
    Adobe, Inc.
    2013-02-01 - 2014-01-31
    DevOps Engineer
    Participated in development of Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Marketing Cloud, Adobe Document Cloud services, that runs on Amazon AWS. Designed, prototyped and implemented such important platform parts as
    • Live data encryption system
    • Backup and restore system for clustered environment
    • Sophisticated space management system
    • Multiregional data migration system
    • Instruments: chief, bash, tcsh, mysql, perl, ruby, java, lvm, dmcrypt, aws, rhel
    Joyent
    2013-05-01 - 2014-04-31
    DevOps Engineer
    I participated in development of Joyent SmartDataCenter platform. Our team was mostly involved in frontend, but I took part in development of following:
    • Docker support integration
    • Windows images build system
    • Linux images build system
    • Instruments: pxe, sh, bash, nodejs, mongodb, docker, windows aik, linux, smartos, solaris
    HQHost
    2005-04-01 - 2012-05-31
    Senior Unix Administrator
    Was a part of a team which provided 24/7/365 availability of services and customers solutions. Provided 3th tier support to LAMP stack shared hosting platform with 500+ physical nodes.
    • Designing, planning, installation, configuration, administration and tuning of applications, database and web servers.
    • Developing of monitoring and alerting systems.
    • Developing of management, deployment system for KVM/Xen hypervisor with internal control panel.
    • Developed dedicated server management panel http://dedikit.net
    • Participate in migrations between Data Centers. Identified and implemented solutions to resolve pain points related to system performance, causes of break-ins, DDOS-attacks and server functionality.
    • Worked closely with upstream providers, data center staff (tickets, abuse boards). Remote configuration of active L2/L3 equipment (Cisco 29xx/35xx).
    • Assisted customers by email, icq, jabber and control panel tickets.
    DirtyFlix
    2009-06-01 - 2016-03-31
    Infrastructure Architect
    Adult videostreaming network.
    • storage system
    • transcode system
    • http-streaming
    • content delivery network
    • Instruments: perl, bash, ffmpeg, gstreamer, mysql, nginx
    Opticom Home Networks
    2004-05-01 - 2010-01-31
    Senior UNIX Administrator
    Designing, planning and implementing network infrastructure.
    • Fiber networks hardware
    • Configuration of L2/L3 devices Cisco/Telco/Dell/Nortel/3Com
    • Public services administration: ftp, lamp, proxy
    Sinet Networks
    2002-12-01 - 2010-09-31
    UNIX Administrator
    Designing, planning and implementing network infrastructure.
    • Fiber networks hardware
    • Configuration of L2/L3 devices Cisco/Telco/Dell/Nortel/3Com
    • Public services administration: ftp, lamp, proxy
    Technology and Business
    2002-12-01 - 2004-09-31
    Support Specialist
    Provided customers support and performed software consultations.
      The National Academy of Environmental Protection and Resort Development
      2000-08-01 - 2001-09-31
      Laboratory Assistant
      Provided technical support, performed software consultations, maintained laboratory’s hardware.
        Simferopol National University
        Information Technology - Master
        2000-09-01 - 2005-06-01
        Russian
        Native speaker
        Ukrainian
        Native speaker
        English
        Intermediate
        DevOps Patterns
        Master
        • Immutable Infrastructure
        • Infrastructure as a Code
        • Infrastructure as a Service
        • Continuous Integration
        • Continuous Deployment
        • Continuous Delivery
        Operating Systems
        Master
        • Linux RHEL/CentOS
        • Linux Debian/Ubuntu
        • Linux Gentoo
        • FreeBSD
        • Solaris
        Continuous Integration
        Master
        • drone
        • jenkins
        • bitbucket pipelines
        • semaphoreci
        • gitlab
        Load Balancers
        Master
        • nginx
        • haproxy
        • fabio
        Containers
        Master
        • docker
        • lxc
        • openvz
        • jail
        • docker
        • kubernetes
        Infrastructure Automation
        Master
        • ansible
        • terraform
        • consul
        • vault
        • packer
        • helm
        Web Servers
        Master
        • nginx
        • apache
        Programming Languages
        Master
        • perl
        • php
        • ruby
        • java
        • lua
        • golang
        Scripting
        Master
        • sh
        • bash
        Databases
        Master
        • mysql
        • pgsql
        • cassandra
        • influxdb
        Java
        Master
        • j2ee
        • maven
        • wildfly
        • kafka
        • nexus
        • jackrabbit
        Application Monitoring
        Master
        • elasticsearch
        • kibana
        • logstash
        • prometheus
        Operating Systems
        Master
        • Linux RHEL/CentOS
        • Linux Debian/Ubuntu
        • Linux Gentoo
        • FreeBSD
        • Solaris
        Virtualization
        Master
        • xen
        • kvm
        • libvirt
        Monitoring
        Master
        • munin
        • zabbix
        • nagios
        • monit
        Software Development
        Master
        • jira
        • bitbucket
        • github
        • slack
        • mattermost
        Version Control
        Master
        • git
        • svn
        • cvs
        Protocols
        Master
        • http
        • dns
        • smtp
        • ldap
        • ssh
        • snmp
        • xmpp
        Storage
        Master
        • lvm
        • iscsi
        • drbd
        • zfs
        • hw controllers
        Editors
        Master
        • sed
        • awk
        • vi