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Michal Schott


@: [email protected]
github: https://github.com/michalschott/
linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/micha%C5%82-schott-b34a76130/
home: Gdansk, Poland


Experience

March 2021

Self Employeed, schottlabs.eu

Dec 2017 - Feb 2021

Lead WebOps Engineer, Kainos

As a Lead WebOps Engineer as was responsible for delivering Kubernetes-on-AWS platform for big project for one of our customers (Department for London, UK GOV department).

I was involved in designing and deploying infrastructure, IaaC pipelines and security boundaries around AWS and Kubernetes areas. I was leading team of few WebOps Engineers, for which I have planned work. As a team we were also supporting two developer teams within their daily work - this included container deployments, pipelines, solving problems with application. Project went live after 3 years of development.

Later on I have joined another project (HM Revenue & Customs, UK GOV department), where I was involved into building kubernetes platform on AWS MVP for application to handle new tax system which went live after Brexit has happened. I was responsible for supervising kubernetes layer and planned further work to improve platform security.

Aug 2017 - Dec 2017

DevOps Engineer, Schibsted

Joined to support small team of frontend and backend engineers in CI, CD and monitoring areas. We had to maintain few already delivered projects, but also develop and deliver another one within very short time frame.

Nov 2013 - Jul 2017

Infrastructure Engineer / WebOps Engineer, Kainos

Similar to previous job, started on junior position and later on moved to delivery. My responsibilities were changing between projects, from simple MS Sharepoint / AD support to designing and developing infrastructure and various development processes (incl. CI and CD) for (mostly) GOV UK projects. As a teams, we were working in agile environments (usually mix of regular scrum with few kanban elements).

July 2013 - Oct 2013

Trainee System Engineer, COMARCH S.A.

(As in almost most every) first proper IT job, I was responsible for local office equipment (printers, switches, laptops), server room operability. Eventually I was assigned for software delivery, which (at that time) was done by a script extracting patches from internal bugzilla into single file which was then send to clients.

2003 - 2008

IT support, family business

Day to day support for small family business. Build small network based on W2k3 Server and few XP clients. VPN, RDP, NAS with mdadm and samba.

Technical Experience

Open Source Contributions

Technologies/Tools have worked with

(in random order, incomplete slice)

Windows 2012 Server, Meridio, AD, Sharepoint, Ansible, Puppet, Mercurial, Git, Red Hat/Centos Linux, Ubuntu Linux, Skyscape (VMware based UK Cloud), Oracle DB, PostgreSQL, Jenkins, Teamcity, RabbitMQ, CircleCI, TravisCI, Powershell, Vagrant, AWS, Terraform, Java, Salt, Kafka, Consul, Packer, Azure, CoreOS/Flatcar Linux, Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes, Go, NodeJS, C/C++, python, ruby, BASH/Shell, Jira, Scrum/Kanban, Linkerd2, Istio, NodeJS, Typescript, Kops, Helm, Git, , Kustomize

Education

2006 - 2012
MSc, IT Systems and Networks; Technical University of Gdansk

Skills and competencies

Languages

  • Polish (native speaker)
  • English (fluent)
  • German (basic)

Trainings / Certificates

  • Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (certificate comming soon)
  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA-1900-003375-0100)
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (150-191-690) (expired)
  • Puppet Fundamentals
  • Professional Scrum Master I (scrum.org)
  • Oracle 11g Database Administration
  • Web Application Security (niebezpiecznik.pl)