Emilio Castro

Role: Senior DevOps Engineer Location: Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, México Date of Birth: 24 May 1986 Contact: emilio@emiliocastro.com.mx Portfolio: emiliocastro.com.mx LinkedIn: Emilio Castro GitHub: Emilio’s GitHub

Summary

A seasoned Senior DevOps Engineer with over 15 years of experience in IT and cloud operations. Proficient in infrastructure automation, application deployment, and collaborating with cross-functional international teams. Passionate about innovation and always seeking new ways to optimize and streamline processes.

Languages

  • English - Fluent
  • Spanish - Native Speaker

Skills and Tools

Operating Systems and Platforms

  • Linux, Cloud, AWS, GCP, Azure, Oracle Cloud, DigitalOcean

Programming and Scripting

  • Python, Bash

DevOps Tools

  • Docker, Git, Terraform, Packer, Ansible, Kubernetes, Helm, Vagrant, Nagios, ELK Stack, Prometheus, Grafana

Monitoring and Logging

  • Prometheus, Grafana, ELK Stack

CI/CD and IaC

  • Jenkins, GitLab CI/CD, Azure DevOps, Terraform, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Docker, Kubernetes

Project Management and Collaboration

  • Jira, Agile and Scrum, Collaboration in International Teams

Work Experience

Globant

Senior DevOps Engineer
(01 December 2021 - Present)

  • Spearheaded multiple projects, leveraging Terraform to architect infrastructure as code in AWS/Azure, and pioneered the implementation of CI/CD pipelines.
  • Fostered collaboration with cross-functional teams, optimizing the software development lifecycle.
  • Championed continuous integration and delivery of code changes, enhancing efficiency and productivity.
  • Provided critical support by troubleshooting incidents as part of an on-call rotation, ensuring minimal downtime.
  • Engineered monitoring and alerting mechanisms to guarantee optimal system performance and reliability.
  • Enhanced application deployment by improving performance on Helm charts and “golden images”.
  • Developed innovative new modules for specific resources in AWS, contributing to infrastructure scalability.
  • Led refactoring and drift detection and correction in the Terraform code base, improving code quality and maintainability.

Prosperoware

DevOps Engineer
(01 July 2021 - 01 December 2021)

  • Leveraged Terraform to architect infrastructure as code in AWS, enhancing infrastructure scalability and reliability.
  • Implemented strategic changes to infrastructure and security, bolstering system security and resilience.
  • Collaborated with support teams to resolve issues, ensuring customer satisfaction and system stability.
  • Assisted customers in setting up their infrastructure, providing expert guidance and support.
  • Proposed and implemented process automation scripts, driving operational efficiency.

BairesDev

DevOps / Site Reliability Engineer
(01 September 2020 - 26 June 2021)

  • Orchestrated the creation and management of infrastructure as code with Terraform, using GCP as the cloud provider, enhancing infrastructure scalability and reliability.
  • Collaborated closely with development teams to deploy applications, ensuring smooth and efficient deployments.
  • Established deployment rules and best practices, contributing to deployment consistency and reliability.
  • Configured services in Google Cloud for our infrastructure, optimizing cloud resource utilization.
  • Defined docker image builds, streamlining application containerization and deployment.

Softtek

Technical Lead / L2 Engineer / Web Development Instructor
(December 2015 - October 2020)

  • Led technical support and development for EA’s Gameplay Services, ensuring high availability and optimal performance of critical gaming infrastructure.
  • Managed L2 engineering tasks, including support and monitoring of several servers and services essential for big budget video game operations.
  • Instructed web development through a social program, teaching a group of people about modern web technologies and development practices.

Certifications

Education

  • Universidad Autónoma de Baja California: Trunco (01 January 2010 - 01 January 2011)
  • Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana: Trunco (01 January 2005 - 01 January 2008)
  • UTEL University: Ingeniería (01 January 2015 - Present)