Skills

Some tools I have experience with

AWS
Terraform
Kubernetes
Rancher
Docker
Helm
Grafana
Prometheus
Ansible
Git
GitHub
Vagrant
CI/CD
Linux
Packer

Experience

My work experience

 
 
 
 
 
Software & Systems Engineer
Aug 2020 – Present Cologne, Germany (Remote)

Responsibilities include:

  • comming soon
 
 
 
 
 
Systems Architect
Apr 2019 – Jul 2020 Cologne, Germany

Responsibilities include:

  • Develope Terraform modules
  • Create CI/CD pipeline to deploy applications to Kubernetes clusters
  • Implement company wide user management in AWS
  • Implement company wide user management in Rancher2 and all Kubernetes clusters
  • Build AMI images with packer for services running on AWS EC2 rather than Kubernetes
  • Project lead for infrastructure related projects
  • Introduce Infrastrucutre as Code into the team
  • Run knowledge transfare sessions about Kubernetes, Rancher2, Helm, AWS, Terraform, Packer, systemd, etc.
  • Work close with development and product management on requirements for modernization of legacy application
  • Work remote with a consultancy from India for ~ 10 months (experienced the pros and cons of remote work)
 
 
 
 
 
Systems Engineer
Feb 2018 – Mar 2019 Cologne, Germany

Responsibilities include:

  • Introduce git into the team
  • Elaborate a way to run Kubernetes on AWS (Rancher2 with rke)
  • Lift legacy application to Kubernetes and AWS from VM based datacenter
  • Create Docker container for legacy application
  • Create helm chart for legacy application
  • Load test internal application, tune metrics and change design in the helm-chart accordingly
  • Implement tools and software around the K8s ecosystem: helm, chartmuseum, nginx-ingress-controller, cert-manager, Prometheus, Grafana, EFK, cloudwatch-exporter, Prometheus Adapter for K8s Metrics, etc.
 
 
 
 
 
IT Service Management/Operations
Feb 2017 – Jan 2018 Aachen, Germany

Responsibilities include:

  • Automating infrastructure deployment with puppet and ansible
  • Implementing processes for internal IT needs
  • Implementing KANBAN based ticket system for internal Office IT
  • Optimizing internal IT processes
  • Supervising student trainee
 
 
 
 
 
Student Worker
Apr 2015 – Jan 2016 Aachen, Germany

Responsibilities include:

  • Consulting customers how to implement processes and management documentation with the product (Q.wiki) developed by Modell Aachen GmbH (On sight training)
  • Creating content for Q.wiki demo system
  • Automating Laptop Deployment
  • Implementing company-wide password management software

Accomplish­ments

Trainings and Certification

Certified Rancher Operator: Level 1
Installing and using Rancher for deploying and managing Kubernetes. Topics: rke, deploy Rancher Server, deploy Kubernetes, working with Kubernetes, securing Kubernetes
See certificate
Kubernetes
Introduction to Kubernetes. Topics: Architecture and components, Pods, Storage, ReplicaSets, Deployments, Statefulsets, DaemonSets, Jobs,Services, Ingress, DNS, Namespaces, Quotas Network Security Policys, Helm

See certificate
Einführung in Go - Ein Grundlagen Workshop für Googles Programmiersprache Go
A small introduction into Golang in german. Did meet the tutor (Andreas Schröpfer) at the local Golang meetup in cologne. It was short, precise and well explained. Can definitely recommend this.
LFS158x: Introduction to Kubernetes
An introduction into Kubernetes, the ecosystem and community.
Quality Systems Manager-Junior (QSMJ)
See certificate
Six Sigma Green Belt
See certificate
Excellence Assessor
See certificate
Qualitätsbeauftragter TÜV
See certificate