I am currently a Platform Engineer at Adhara, an international fintech company that specializes in high-value payments and liquidity management solutions based on blockchain technology. Here are some key points about my experience:
I am a part of the new extended platform engineering team within the DevOps tribe, which is an exciting opportunity for me to work with cutting-edge technology.
As a Platform Engineer, my role is to help design and build automated pipelines and environments for the company’s leading-edge technology solutions.
I am responsible for troubleshooting deployment and networking issues and creating proofs of concept.
My experience with Kubernetes, Terraform, Vault, Helm, EKS, Prometheus, and Grafana, are essential, as is my extensive knowledge of CI/CD and Linux.
Working in Fnality to create a network of decentralised Financial Market infrastructure (dFMIs) to deliver the means of payment-on-chain in tomorrow’s wholesale banking markets.
Working along with the biggest banks around the works to achieve a decentralised financial market. Constant work with Boe, CHAPS and FMID.
I’ve been part of the hiring process by performing interviews for the new platforms and non-platform engineer members in Fnality. Contributing to more than 20 hires.
A big part of my time has gone to creating PKI systems and various scales mainly using Hashicorp Vault.
During my time in Fnality, I’ve compleated a Hashicorp Vault certification, an AWS Cloud Practitioner and a Hashicorp Terraform certification
The tech stack we use: K8S, EKS, Terraform, Atlantis, Concourse, AWS, Azure, Helm, Grafana, Prometheus, Hashicorp Vault, Gitlab, Keybase, Docker, Notary, Harbor, Consul,
Main Knowledge: Certificate Authorities, SSL, PKI, TLS, TUF, EaaS, IaaS, IaC, Smart Contracts, Ethereum, Besu Hyperledger, Swift (financial messaging services), Morse Code (5 WPM)
Security Stack: Hashicorp Vault, Openssl, Stunnel, Gost,
Markup Languages: XML, HTML
Empello reveals ad placements and advertising flows, so that action can be taken against fraudulent advertising.
I was in charge of the technical operations department, consisting of 3 tech-ops engineers in the London office, 1 overseas and 30+ contractors around the world that create the infrastructure network Empello is build on. Where I meet my good friends and colleagues Pawel Czyrnek and Claudiu Vitega we still work on projects together.
I was also in charge of the finances for my department having to give balance sheets at the end of every month. We maintained and ran the network infrastructure based on VPNs / TP-Links using 3G / 4G networks around the world.
Part of the role was debugging VPN systems using Zyxel and TP-links. As well as using custom Python scripts to deliver automated mobile advertising results to compliance analysts.
There was a lot of development as part of the role; we created Django web apps for accounting and finances. As well as build and deployed URL scrappers in python on Ubuntu servers,
develop projects to better the infrastructure within the company and make APIs using Django Rest Framework for internal use.
We had to give maintenance to the company’s legacy software, hire team members and contractors when needed and provide IT training for tech and non-tech employees.
Mother Nature Science ensures children ages 5 to 12 everywhere are able to ‘have fun with science’, and with that instils a clearer understanding of what science is really about and how it affects the world around them.
I gave lectures in a fun and interactive way, finding exciting ways to explain to kids science concepts. I also developed lesson plans, and establish a reward system to manage behaviour. We also would have to report back to the parents on a daily bases the progress that the kids were having
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Life on the Road Fan 2015
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Head & Shoulders commercial Crowd 2015
Undercover Nurse 2015
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