Developer Experience engineer, DevOps enthusiast. In 2020 I switched from team management to an individual contributor role to feel the engineering world on the tip of my fingers again.

Certified: AWS Solutions Architect Associate, Terraform Associate.

From Nov'20
Developer Experience Engineer at Grammarly (full-time)

Making day-to-day work of developers more productive and agile by:

  • Providing automation and tooling for routine SDLC procedures
  • Enriching experience in Infrastructure, Automation, Observability areas
  • Standardizing commonly used infrastructure components
Jul'20 — Sep'21
DevOps Coach at Hillel IT School (part-time)

Teaching DevOps and doing workshops about AWS and Terraform.

Mar'17 – Jun'20
DevOps Teamlead at ITCraft (full-time)

My biggest project — my team. A skilled and highly motivated team of engineers that sincerely cares about its work outcomes.

Key accomplishments:

  • Created a team of engineers that completed more than 40 successful projects of different sizes;
  • Team size growth: from 1 to 8;
  • Tripled the number of shared projects with other departments by boosting department reputation and team visibility within the company;
  • Introduced DevOps as a Service business model in the department;
  • Mentored senior and middle engineers from junior newcomers;
  • Fostered the culture of ownership.

Challenges:

  • Transform team members’ mindset toward ownership culture;
  • Keep the team motivated despite workload level: during peaks and drawdowns;
  • Justification of the advantages of my team to the clients on the pre-sales stage.
Nov'14 – Sep'16
Chief Technologist at YourServerAdmin (full-time)

I was responsible for the technical side of processes inside the department and researching the new technologies we could implement for our clients.

Introduced ITIL practices together with our COO and, what I like the most, could change how our sysadmin’s department worked with the development department. The work became more coordinated and more integrated.

Also, I managed the projects using practices from PRINCE2 methodology and the Theory of Constraints.

Key accomplishments:

  • Improved technical expertise of a support team;
  • Improved task management;
  • Increased team size;
  • Fostered the change of team mindset to Agile thinking.
Jun'11 – Nov'14
System Administrator / Support Engineer at YourServerAdmin (full-time)

Started my career in IT: grew up from a Level-1 tech support engineer (communication with customers and initial problem analysis) to Level-3 System Administrator responsible for complex technical tasks and daily shift management.

Skills

Team Leader
Team motivation, mentorship, cultivation of soft/hard skills of team members.
Fostering team values and working principles and developing the new ones together with the team.
Hiring new team members and forming the required team skillset.
PM
Managing stand-alone DevOps projects and operations parts of big projects with dev teams.
Resources and capacity management.
Clouds
Amazon Web Services. Design and fine-tuning of resilient and HA infrastructures; costs optimization and security hardening.
Techs
Jenkins, GitlabCI, Github Actions, Bitrise, CircleCI.
Terraform, Docker, Ansible, Nginx, Apache, Databases.
English
C1 (CEFR) / Advanced.

Activities and interests

Travel
I like to explore new cities and countries, and I like trekking. I’ve been to the Annapurna base camp, and now I want to visit Everest’s base camp.
Blogging
I love to write tutorials and articles about the technologies I use and learn. AWS Community Builder and HashiCorp Ambassador.
Science
Fond of History, Astronomy, and Physics. I wish to see the Betelgeuse supernova explosion someday, even though the expected explosion date is somewhere between today and 100k years.