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Edward O.

Senior DevOps Engineer

Edward is a seasoned computer scientist and engineer with eight years of experience. He has a strong background in software engineering and site reliability engineering (DevOps).

Edward developed a computer vision and machine learning application that was showcased at an IEEE-sponsored intelligent systems conference in the UK. He also re-implemented a payment platform as part of a distributed system capable of handling over 100,000 requests per second without AWS auto-scaling.

Additionally, Edward led the development of a cross-platform payment mobile application for smart prepaid and postpaid meters in Ghana, which achieved 10,000 downloads and 4,200 monthly active users.

He is passionate about information security, research, UNIX internals, and cloud application scalability.

Main expertise
  • AWS
    AWS 7 years
  • AWS Lambda
    AWS Lambda 5 years
  • DevOps
    DevOps 7 years
Other skills
  • Apache Kafka
    Apache Kafka 5 years
  • Apache HTTP Server
    Apache HTTP Server 5 years
  • AWS ECR 5 years
Edward
Edward O.

Ghana

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Selected experience

Employment

  • DevOps Consultant

    Waterdrop Microdrink GmbH - 1 year 3 months

    • Optimize build time by over 50 percent, for faster build for their microservices and docker images.
    • Write PoC and apply to fix issues with performance and errors.
    • Set up Observability using a new relic for Google Cloud run, which was not officially supported for PHP.
    • Set up automation using only cloud services to optimize database tables, using cloud scheduler, cloud functions, and Google Cloud backup.

    Technologies:

    • Technologies:
    • DevOps DevOps
    • Docker Docker
    • Google Cloud Google Cloud
    • Bitbucket Bitbucket
  • Senior SRE/DevOps

    Benz-Daimler & Swiss Re - 2 years 5 months

    • Setup their deployment pipelines from AWS CDK to using bitbucket pipelines for all their microservices
    • Deployment of Kubernetes clusters for their new applications.
    • Managed the elastic beanstalk environments which were running their web microservices
    • Setup Datadog for each application for detailed application performance monitoring which enabled insights into and the golden signals (latency, traffic, errors, and saturation)
    • Setup security and code scanning tools to ensure client details are protected.

    Technologies:

    • Technologies:
    • DevOps DevOps
    • Docker Docker
    • Kubernetes Kubernetes
    • Terraform Terraform
    • AWS Beanstalk AWS Beanstalk
    • AWS CDK AWS CDK
  • Senior SRE Contractor

    YouVersion / Life.Church US - 2 years 7 months

    • GitOps: Move Atlantis managed Terraform projects to GitLab-managed Terraform
    • Debug and fix issues made with deployments made on GKE (google Kubernetes engine)
    • Migrate old Heroku projects over to cloud functions (Serverless)
    • Continuous improvement of our monitoring infrastructure using new relic, custom salt scripts, and Terraform.

    Technologies:

    • Technologies:
    • Google Cloud Google Cloud
    • Kubernetes Kubernetes
    • Terraform Terraform
    • Heroku Heroku
  • Senior Software Engineer

    Jetstream Africa - 3 years 4 months

    • Making technical decisions to build microservices to power the business, (Trade finance, Finance Checkouts..)
    • Building Trade finance which made customers interested in financing their shipments get funding, increasing shipments
    • Led junior devs to help build systems to complete client goals
    • Led backend team to launch jet vision: a backend service to track shipments and create shipping workflows.

    Technologies:

    • Technologies:
    • AWS AWS
    • Sentry Sentry

Education

  • BSc.Computer Science and Engineering

    University of mines and technology · 2013 - 2017

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