Ovidiu-Razvan B.

Devops Engineer

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My experience


Modern Luxury Hotels ChainOctober 2019 - Present

DevOps working as part of a team of certified Solution Architects and Engineers in the Pentalog Customer DevOps service. Agile and Lean principles is the foundation of our DevOps methodology, which promotes the collaboration between business owners and development, operations, and quality assurance specialists. Altogether as a team, we ensure alignment on the goals and we focus on continuous improvement to achieve them.
  • Cloud Computing: AWS services, Apache Configuration.
  • Versioning Control System: GIT.
  • Infrastructure as Code - Terraform concepts.
  • CDN.
  • Cloudflare.
  • Configuration Management: Ansible.

E-Learning Solutions ProviderNovember 2019 - June 2020

DevOps working as part of a team of certified Solution Architects and Engineers in the Pentalog Customer DevOps service.
  • Applying Agile and Lean principles as the foundation of the DevOps methodology.
  • Promoting the collaboration between the business owners and development, operations and quality assurance specialists.
  • Ensuring the alignment of the goals and focusing on continuous improvement to achieve them.

Modern Luxury Hotels ChainJuly 2019 - October 2019

  • Promoting the collaboration between the business owners and development, operations and quality assurance engineers.
  • Maintaining and improving the cloud-based infrastructure based on the goals set in this area.
  • Cloud computing using AWS services and Apache Configuration.
  • Using versioning control system, namely GIT.
  • Infrastructure as Code - Terraform concepts.
  • CDN.
  • Cloudflare.
  • Configuration Management: Ansible.

Tora Trading ServicesOctober 2018 - July 2019

Deploy Engineer within a leading consulting and software development company for the Asian-Pacific financial markets.
  • Deployment and additional configuration of new software application releases.
  • Within the SDLC, acting as the last line before new features go live.
  • Problem solving, root analysis and troubleshooting.
  • Using JIRA as the project management tool as well as the Agile methodology.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Creating and editing the deployment instructions and documentation whenever necessary.
  • Technical expertise: Linux, version control systems (Git & Mercurial), automation (Jenkins + Ansible), AWS (Compute, Storage).

Paddy Power BetfairAugust 2015 - October 2018

Infrastructure Engineer / Associate Infrastructure Engineer for an online betting operator.

Infrastructure Engineer (April 2018 – October 2018).
  • Ensuring a high availability of the existing environments and systems.
  • Experience with virtualization technologies, such as Citrix Xen, Hyper-V, VMWare VSphere or Openstack.
  • Windows administration (Windows Server 20**): building, patching, monitoring and maintenance.
  • Linux administration (RedHat & CentOS 6/7).
  • Working with storage technologies (Netapp, PureStorage, IBM).
  • Experience using version control systems (Git) and configuration management tools (Puppet).
  • Using monitoring tools: SCOM, Sensu, Grafana, OPSview.
  • Creating and implementing technical and procedural standards.
  • Experience in supporting a production environment (On-call rota included).
  • Fulfilling the role of Scrum Master within the team.
    - Servant-leader of the Scrum Team.
    - Responsible for promoting and supporting the Scrum methodology.
    - Helping the team create high-value products.
    - Removing impediments to the development team’s progress.
    - Facilitating Scrum events as requested or needed.
    - Organizing the Sprint and keeping track of its status.

Associate Infrastructure Engineer (August 2015 – April 2018).
  • Maintaining and supporting the standard operating platforms on which the company runs the necessary applications.
  • VMs management (creation, decommission, migration) for Windows and Linux-based operating systems.
  • Physical servers OS installation, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • LDAP and Active Directory users administration (user creation, group membership, etc.).
  • Virtualization: Citrix Xen Server 6.0 & later versions, Hyper-V or VMWare VSphere.
  • Monitoring: Opsview, Sensu, Grafana and SCOM.
  • Working with various operating systems: Windows Server 2008/2012/2016 & RHEL 6.x ,7.x; CentOS 6.x and 7.x.
  • Basic Puppet knowledge.
  • Basic experience with Ansible or Bash.
  • Basic storage knowledge (Netapp, PureStorage, IBM).
  • Using system ticketing tools (Service Now or HP Service Manager) or project management software solutions (Target Process & Rally and Kanban or Agile as methodologies).
  • Participating in a training session focusing on OpenStack in April 2017 (OpenStack compute - Ironic, Nova, Horizon, etc.).
  • Acquiring AWS (Amazon Web Services) technical skills (also used for the Master’s thesis - "Scalable Infrastructure Implementation in Cloud Systems").
  • On-call support rota (24/7).

3Pillar GlobalDecember 2014 - August 2015

Quality Assurance Engineer within a software development company that accelerates business growth by rapidly bringing innovative products and digital solutions to market.
  • Performing automated/manual testing.
  • Deploying the necessary environments with all the necessary configuration.
  • Getting used to working in an Agile environment.
  • Using bug tracking and test management tools.
  • Increasing the number of the existing tests for a better testing coverage.

EvalueserveJuly 2014 - December 2014

IT System Engineer for a global professional services provider offering research, analytics, and data management services.
  • Troubleshooting on the user/client-side.
  • Understanding the end user's problem, identifying the solution and solving it as soon as possible.
  • Monitoring the network in order to keep it operational.
  • Performing system checks and disk storage backups.

EmersonJune 2013 - July 2014

IT Support Specialist / Windows Administration Intern for a a global technology provider.

IT Support Specialist.
  • Troubleshooting a wide range of IT hardware and software issues.
  • Daily network monitoring and maintenance.
  • Active Directory users and computers management.
  • Using Remote Desktop utilities.
  • Inventory control.
  • Solving assigned tickets with the highest efficiency rate.

Windows Administration Intern.
  • Providing technical support for more than 3000 servers (physical and virtual servers using the VSphere Client).
  • Acquiring knowledge on:
    - Active Directory users and computers.
    - Remote Desktop Connectivity (using mRemoteNG, the Windows Remote Desktop Connection Utility or the console of the VSphere Client).
    - Networking (I.P, MAC, Default Gateway, Subnet Mask, DNS, DHCP).
  • Understanding how Citrix applications work.
  • Learning how to create (or modify the performances of) virtual servers as the users requested and then test them.
  • Decommissioning servers if required.

My stack

Spoken languages

ROMANIAN: Native speaker
ENGLISH: Advanced
FRENCH: Beginner

Networks and Systems

Virtualization, Versioning Control System, Apache Configuration, Cloud Computing, Windows Server 2008, System administration, Windows Server 2016, Citrix XenApp, Windows, RedHat, VSphere, Active Directory, IBM storage, Networking, Citrix, VMware vSphere, Hyper-V, OPSView, Sensu, CentOS, Linux, RHEL, Puppet, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server, Ansible, Ansible, Configuration Management, Cloudflare, CDN, AWS CloudWatch, Terraform, AWS RDS, AWS IAM, Infrastructure as Code

Web Technologies

AWS EC2, AWS VPC, AWS, AWS S3, Amazon Web Services

Software Testing

New Relic, Manual testing, Test automation

Application Servers


Open Source solutions





Bash scripting

Environment of Development

Mercurial, GIT, Jenkins, GitLab, GIT


HP Service Manager, Team management, Pure Storage, Service Now, Communication, Kanban, Rally, Scrum, Target Process, SDLC, JIRA, Technical Support, NetApp, SCOM, Agile, Grafana



My education and trainings

Master's Degree in Communication and Integrated Systems with Special Applications - Technical University of Cluj Napoca.- Master's thesis: "Scalable Infrastructure Implementation in Cloud Systems".2015 - 2017

ITIL Foundation Course - Service Management, Service Lifecycle, Emphasize Quality Management approach, standards & Processes, roles and functions in ITIL 2011.2015 - 2015

Pedagogy Diploma - Educational psychology, Computer Assisted Instruction, Classroom Management, Teaching Methods & Teaching Practice.2012 - 2015

Bachelor's Degree in Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology - Technical University of Cluj Napoca.2009 - 2013

My tests

UNIX quiz medium level
AWS Developer Associate quiz
Compréhension écrite langue française quiz
Grammaire langue française quiz
English language placement quiz
English reading quiz medium level
Ansible quiz beginner level