👤 About Me
A seasoned software development leader with over 10 years of experience in technical leadership and designing large-scale distributed systems. Specializing in virtualization, cloud supply channel distribution, and blockchain technology, I’ve successfully delivered infrastructural solutions for industry leaders such as OpenVZ, Parallels Business Automation, Ingram Micro CloudBlue Connect, and Chainstack.
I’m proficient in converting business requirements into robust, scalable software solutions, and I have a strong knack for working with both greenfield projects and legacy systems. With a focus on cloud-native and SRE/DevOps methodologies, I’ve developed an expertise in distributed systems. I give high priority to toil elimination, and my technology stack includes Python (Flask/Django/Postgres), Go, Kubeflow, and MongoDB. I’m well-versed in Kubernetes, GCP/Azure, HashiCorp Terraform, and have a deep understanding of advanced Prometheus/Grafana usage.
👔 Professional Experience
Assistant Director, Cloud Engineering
Prudential, Group Technology, Singapore
Dec 2019 – Present
A seasoned technical leader, overseeing both software and infrastructure development, as well as critical operational and business facets. Strategizing cloud adoption and optimization and ensuring alignment with company vision. A driving force in hiring top-tier engineers, fostering their growth, and cultivating an environment of continuous learning and improvement.
Software Engineering Manager
Chainstack (Acronis' spinoff), Singapore
Sep 2018 – Dec 2019
Led a nascent engineering team focused on infrastructure-intensive cloud services for digital ledger technology. Managed talent acquisition, team development, and strategic planning and execution of our technology roadmap. Proved capacity to operate strategically and deliver exceptional results under pressure.
Software Engineering Manager
Ingram Micro Cloud, Irvine, CA
Dec 2015 – Sep 2018
Managed both technical and operational aspects of a dynamic Software Development Unit, comprising ~35 developers across three teams, including one remote. Responsibilities encompassed comprehensive project management, from planning and architectural design to the execution of development projects. Maintained a keen focus on strategic execution and team productivity amidst a rigorous meeting schedule.
DevOps Manager & Sr. Software Developer
Parallels, Moscow, Russia
May 2011 – Deс 2015
Served in dual roles, overseeing the development and enhancement of the Parallels Business Automation product and promoting continuous integration and deployment. Fostered a collaborative environment and enhanced software quality. Applied technical acumen to the design and development of key product features, ensuring optimal performance and reliability.
2006-2011 Master’s degree (CS), Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications University of Telecommunications and Informatics, Russia.
🎖️ Professional Qualifications
- GCP Professional Cloud Architect
- GCP Professional Cloud Security Engineer
- GCP Associate Cloud Engineer
- HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate
- Kubernetes Networking and Security using Calico
- US20180300115A1: Technologies for creating and distributing integration connectors in a cloud service brokerage system
- US20180191718A1: Technologies for securely extending cloud service APIs in a cloud service marketplace
- US20190132410A1: System and method for integrating cloud applications into a cloud service broker platform using an automated, universal connector package
📢 Public Speaking
As an active participant in technical conferences, I enjoy public speaking to share knowledge and insights, stay updated with the latest technologies, and expand my network. I believe in the power of communication and strive to contribute to the tech community through meaningful dialogues.
I have had the privilege to speak at numerous conferences and meetups across the globe. Here are some of my contributions:
🧩 Hobbies and Interests
I am an engineer at heart. I enjoy reading popular science literature and actively contribute to open-source projects such as the helm-gcs project. I am continuously honing my public speaking skills, which I see as essential for effective leadership and collaboration.
In my leisure time, I am an avid road bike rider, exploring the great outdoors and staying fit. I also have a passion for laptop stickers, showcasing my interests and affiliations through my collection. Check out some of my favorites at devlids.com.