Serhii Vasylenko

[email protected] | +380 66 268 86 11 | linkedin.com/in/svasylenko

About Me

I am a team leader and an engineer. I am passionate about team management and technologies, have a broad engineering background, and love developing great people, great teams, and great products.

Certified: AWS Solutions Architect Associate, Terraform Associate.

Professional Experience

July - Oct 2020

DevOps coach at “Hillel” IT School (part-time)

I had a class of diverse people with different backgrounds and skillsets: sysadmins from IT, students from the university, and even from retail. There was one common thing — they all wanted to know what DevOps is and how it works.
I taught them how to work inside and with the development team and use tools such as Terraform, Ansible, Jenkins, and Docker, and how to think DevOps.

Mar 2017 – June 2020

Team leader — “ITCraft”

My biggest project so far — my team. A skilled and highly-motivated team of engineers that sincerely cares about its work outcomes.

Key accomplishments:

Challenges:

Nov 2014 – Sep 2016

Chief technologist of tech support department — “YourServerAdmin”

I was responsible for the technical-side of processes inside the department and researching the new technologies we could implement for our clients. Introduced ITIL practices together with our COO and, what I like the most, could change how our sysadmin’s department worked with the development department. The work became more coordinated and more integrated.
Also, I managed the projects using practices from PRINCE2 methodology and the Theory of Constraints.

Key accomplishments:

Jun 2011 – Nov 2014

Support Engineer — “YourServerAdmin”

I grew up from a Level-1 tech support engineer (communication with customers and initial problem analysis) to Level-3 System Administrator responsible for complex technical tasks and daily shift management.

Skills

Leader
Team motivation, mentorship, cultivation of soft/hard skills of team members.
Team
Fostering team values and working principles and developing the new ones together with the team.
Hiring new team members and forming the required team skillset.
PM
Managing of stand-alone DevOps projects and operations parts of big projects with dev teams.
Resources and capacity management.
Clouds
Amazon Web Services. Design and fine-tuning of resilient and HA infrastructures; costs optimization and security hardening. 4 years of hands-on experience.
Techs
Jenkins, GitlabCI, Github Actions, Bitrise, CircleCI.
Terraform, Docker, Ansible, Nginx, Apache, Databases.
English
C1 (CEFR) / Advanced.

Activities and interests

Travel
I like to explore new cities and countries, and I like trekking. I’ve been to the Annapurna base camp, and now I want to visit the base camp of Everest.
Blogging
I love to write tutorials and articles about the technologies I use and learn.
Science
Fond of History, Astronomy, and Physics. I wish to see Betelgeuse supernova explosion someday even though the expected explosion date is somewhere between today and 100k years. ☺️
CV last updated: October 08 2020