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Lead DevOps Engineer (Platform and Site Reliability)

Specialties & interests: Linux, Docker, Ansible, Terraform, Jenkins, Shell, Vulnerability assessment and Penetration testing, JavaScript (Node/React) full-stack development.

Experience: various strategies for designing and deploying containers for scalable and microservice architecture using Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS, ECR), AWS Lambda patterns. Familiar with Google Container Engine (GKE) with Kubernetes (K8s). Continuous Integration (CI) & Continuous Delivery (CD) with Jenkins, Circle CI. Automation with Ansible and Terraform. Full-stack developer and mentor in JavaScript (Node, React, ES6) and Familiar with Python (Django/Flask). Open-source contributer to Ansible AWS modules (Python).


Secret Escapes
Senior Platform Engineer

2017 (May) - Present

  • Responsible for cloud infrastructure and operations of a leading holiday website in UK

  • Introduced Infrastructure As Code best practices with Terraform, Ansible, Packer, Docker, ServerSpec

  • Created an on-demand environment pipeline with containers

  • Created Disaster Recovery strategy and plan

  • Investigated cloud expenses and introduced cost savings across cloud accounts

  • Created Documentation for all online systems

We Got POP
Lead Platform Engineer
2016 (Aug) - 2017 (May)

  • Responsible for all cloud operations (AWS) for the platform used by production teams for films such as Star Wars (The Force Awakens, Rogue One), James Bond (Spectre), etc

  • Utilised Infrastructure as Code principles, automation and DevOps with Ansible and Terraform

  • Built Continuous Integration and Provisioning pipeline to deploy all new features and fixes for QA and end-to-end testing

  • Contributed to various improvements to operating practices towards ISO 27001 certification, contributed to security audits for clients

  • Introduced various processes including Security Response, automatic vulnurability scanning and reporting

Software Developer
2015 (Jan) - 2016 (Jul)

  • Worked on various projects as both Javascript Engineer and DevOps Engineer

  • Contributed to new architecture for the application services, migrated all applications to Amazon Web Services

  • Automated all cloud operations using Ansible

Web Development Consultant & Solution Architect
2008 (Jan) - 2014 (Jul)

  • Provide custom web solutions to startups, small businesses and charities

  • Met with clients to capture requirements, and pitch solutions

  • Designed and developed full stack solutions using open source technologies

  • Provided support and training to clients

  • Clients included the Now Magazine, University College London, IARS International Institute, The Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, and others.

Volunteering & Interests

Code Your Future
Lead Mentor
2016 (Oct) - Present


University College London
Cognitive Neuroscience (MSc)
2010 - 2011

  • Researched in to the neuroscience of addiction and decision making, contributed to various research publications.

Psychology (BSc)
2004 - 2008