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Lucian Lungu


Last update: 11.01.2023

Head of IT & Infrastructure | IT Advisory | Technical lead | DevOps and Platform Engineering

Company: Interwork Systems
Graduation: Bachelor of Engineering in Systems and Computer Science (B.E.S.C.S)
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Languages: German (Limited professional) | English (Full Professional) | Romanian (Native or Bilingual)




AWS, Agile Tools, Ansible, Database Systems, Languages, English C2, German B1, Romanian C2, Skills, IT Service Management, Leadership experience, Performance specifications / Requirement, Performance measurement, Performance analysis, Budget planning, Business Process Modelling, Operational data collection, Agile Development, Agile Methods, Analysis, Application development, Auditing, Backup/Restore, Basic engineering, Big Data Management, Budgeting, Building security technology, Business management, Business-IT alignment, CTO, CIO, Change Management, Client server applications, Cloud Applications, Cloud Computing, Cloud Engineering, Coaching, Communication skills, Configuration Management, Consultancy, Continuous improvement, Continuous integration, Contract Management, Contract negotiations, Cost Management, Cybersecurity, DHCP, DNS, Databases, DevOps, Development Environment, Development Processes, Digitalization, Documentation, EU General Data Protection Regulation Employee development, Employee management, Escalation management, Executive Management, Firewall, FreeBSD, GAP plans, Hardware planning, Head of Department, IT Management, IT Architektur, IT Operations, IT Project Management, IT Security, IT Strategy, IT-Infrastructure, ITIL, Identity Management, Information Management, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)Infrastructure as a Code (IaaC), Infrastructure systems, Innovation Management, Internet of things, Inventory Management, KPI Monitoring, Kanban, LAMP, Load Balancing, Monitoring, Multi-project management, Network Engineering, Network Management, Pipelines, Presentation, Price negotiations, Problem-Solving Skills, Procurement, Product Owner, Production Engineering, Project Planning, Project coordination, Project management, Python, Recruiting, Reliability, Risk Assessments, Risk management, SLA Consulting, SaaS (Software as a Service), Script languages, Scrum, Server configuration, Server virtualization software, Service Management, Software Architecture, Software Versioning, Software as a Service, Specifications, Stakeholder management, Strategic consulting, Supplier management, Supplier evaluation, Supplier selection, System administration, System architecture, System redundancy, System requirements analysis, Systems engineering, TCP/IP, Team player, Teamwork, Technical communication, Technology Management, Thoroughness, Ticket system, Time management, User Stories, Voice over IP

Project history

07/2021 - Present
Founder and IT Advisor
INTERWORK SYSTEMS (< 10 employees)
Internet and Information Technology
  • IT Systems design and related services, IS/IT Management, IS/IT Advisory, IS/IT Consulting, DevOps, IT Project management, Incident management.
  • Participated in different freelance projects involving AWS platform management via Chef / Terraform, transitions to Infrastracture as a Code. (AWS, ECS, KMS, SSM, SES, RDS, Elastic cache, and many more.), Infrastructure monitoring (Datadog, Newrelic, Grafana), Security Auditing (pen tests and external providers like Acunetix), CI/CD via Jenkins, Github actions, troubleshooting and scripting with Bash.

07/2019 - 08/2021
Head of IT
Realmedia Network SA (50-250 employees)
Internet and Information Technology
Ringier International, a Swiss owned group, is managing Romania's leading real estate portal ''.

Main roles and responsibilities:

* Migrating the platform towards cutting edge technologies (AWS and Terraform). As part of the process, I've redesigned and optimized the change
  management process.
* Leading, managing and developing a global team of developers, DevOps engineers, and Quality
  Assurance (QA) technicians (Romania and South Africa based). Actively built the new Platform
  Engineering team structure, changing and applying the DevOps mindset in the enterprise achieving IaC. 
* Defining and achieving team's company level objectives and key results (OKR) set, key performance indicators (KPI),
  keeping the IT systems within the agreed SLAs;
* Supervising company's IT procurement process (defining technical criteria, budgets, managing all
* Actively participating in company's leadership meetings, defining and
  updating strategies and business plans.

07/2008 - 07/2019
Devops Supervisor
Realmedia Network SA (50-250 employees)
Internet and Information Technology
Main roles and responsibilities:

* Managing company's IT OPS team resources.
* Designing the IS/IT infrastructure (Architecture and Engineering).
* Maintaining systems within the agreed KPIs (SLAs).
* Defining and applying the OKRs and KPIs for the DevOps team.
* Negotiating IT contracts for services, hardware, and software suppliers.
* Administrating the physical and virtual server infrastructure; LAN infrastructure, telecom, including access control.


* Created a Puppet server based infrastructure with 90% of the nodes being provisioned from this setup;
* Migrated from physical datacenter infrastructure into AWS (OpsWorks and Chef);
* Implemented, enforced the security and firewall & backup and disaster recovery policies and standards.
* Performance management: team periodic review meetings.
* Redesigned the entire public infrastructure making it scalable, highly available,
  thus reducing downtime.
* Product Management for IT operations.

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Available worldwide
Available for hybrid work - preferred full remote OR remote + client visits


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