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Amaury Loaiza

Certified Scrum Master (CSM) - IT Project Manager - DevOps Engineer - Full Stack Developer

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  • Graduation: Bachelor's Degree, System Engineer
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  • Languages: English (Native or Bilingual) | Portuguese (Limited professional) | Spanish (Native or Bilingual)
  • Last update: 29.12.2020
Profileimage by Amaury Loaiza Certified Scrum Master (CSM) - IT Project Manager - DevOps Engineer - Full Stack Developer from Miami
System Engineer with 18 years of experience in the IT area, and 8 years as an entrepreneur in two highly successful companies, one specialized consultancy, and the other development and DevOps. Immigrant in another country where I had to start from scratch until I raised my companies again to a point of giving opportunities to those who wish to believe by our side.

Lover of quality and excellent results in absolutely everything I do and able to face any challenge that arises in a project portfolio.

Certified Scrum Master, Product Owner, Scrum Team, DevOps Generalist, ITIL v3, Cisco CCNP, MCSE, and CISSP.

Empirical knowledge in Full Stack, Python, Ruby on Rails, Shell, AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, Puppet, Chef, Terraform, Docker, Jenkins, Linux Server among other additional technologies.

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  • 06/2019 - Present

    • Zagalabs
    • 10-50 employees
    • Internet and Information Technology
  • DevOps Tech Lead
  • Work with our team of developers to support project work and to update and release to QA/Production with software releases, configuration updates, and other release requirements. 

        Dive deep and identify failure patterns to resolve problems at their root

        Have a vision for the organization that will allow implementing long-term solutions through simplification and automation.

       Provided high-performance cloud deployment solutions and maintain rapid deployment pipelines, server monitoring, and troubleshooting
        Identify and implement best practices for securing web servers, which is brave enough to challenge technical decisions
        Develop timelines for the team that outlines tasks to be performed and deadlines for each task; have the ability to project management as needed, to keep tasks on deadline.
        Build independent web-based tools, microservices, and solutions
        Write scripts and automation using Perl/Python/Groovy/Java/Bash
        Configure and manage data sources like MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoBD,  Elasticsearch, Redis, Cassandra, Hadoop, etc
        Manage source control including SVN and GIT
        Experience with AWS VPC, EC2, ECS, RDS, and beyond
        Experience with logging and performance monitoring
        Strong knowledge and experience with POSIX shell scripting (e.g. Bash) and other languages such as Ruby and Python
        Experience with logging, performance monitoring and performance tuning tools
        Experience with container virtualization such as Docker
        Experience with distributed version control systems such as Git and Mercurial
        Experience with JIRA and Agile/Scrum
        Experience with management of Linux servers in a production environment
        Experience provisioning and managing cloud services
        Experience with Amazon’s web services strongly preferred
        Experience with automation tools (Puppet, Chef, Vagrant, Jenkins, etc)

  • 01/2017 - Present

    • NextGo, LLC
    • < 10 employees
    • Internet and Information Technology
  • CEO and Co-Founder
  • Provide inspired leadership company-wide.
        Make high-level decisions about policy and strategy.
        Report to the board of directors and keep them informed.
        Develop and implement operational policies and a strategic plan.
        Act as the primary spokesperson for the company.
        Develop the company’s culture and overall company vision.
        Help with recruiting new staff members when necessary.
        Create an environment that promotes great performance and positive morale.
        Oversee the company’s fiscal activity, including budgeting, reporting, and auditing.
        Work with senior stakeholders, chief financial officer, chief information officer, and other executives.
        Assure all legal and regulatory documents are filed and monitor compliance with laws and regulations.
        Work with the executive board to determine values and mission, and plan for short and long term goals.
        Identify and address problems and opportunities for the company.
        Build alliances and partnerships with other organizations.
        Oversee the day-to-day operation of the company.
        Work closely with the human resource department to ensure great hiring.

  • 01/2017 - Present

    • NextGo, LLC
    • < 10 employees
    • Internet and Information Technology
  • Senior DevOps Consultant
  • • Promote and establish a DevOps culture and practices
    • Automation is in my DNA
    • Metric has driven and focused on continual improvement
    • Comfortable collaborating and working with distributed teams
    • Help design and operate highly available software and infrastructure in large distributed and virtual environments
    • Strong expertise in leveraging a wide variety of open-source technologies required Skills and Experience:
    • Extensive experience automating the delivery of code (SDLC) and infrastructure in production Cloud environments
    • Strong code/scripting skills in a Linux environment
    • Experience in open-source/stack technologies
    • Experience and knowledge of software development, deployment and testing methodologies
    • Experience working in a Private and Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP) environments.
    • Experience working with and automating enterprise scale infrastructure and virtualization technologies, such as VMWare, Docker, Kubernetes, etc.
    • Experience using one or more Configuration Management tools such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, or Terraforms.
    • Experience working with one or more Test and Build systems such as Jenkins, Selenium, Maven, or Ant
    • Experience in Scrum and Agile methodologies and principles

  • 02/2012 - Present

    • KCE Group Services, Inc
    • 10-50 employees
    • Telecommunications
  • CEO and Co-Founder
  • Develop high-quality business strategies and plans ensuring their alignment with short-term and long-term objectives
    Lead and motivate subordinates to advance employee engagement develop a high performing managerial team
    Oversee all operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with the overall strategy and mission
    Make high-quality investing decisions to advance the business and increase profits
    Enforce adherence to legal guidelines and in-house policies to maintain the company’s legality and business ethics
    Review financial and non-financial reports to devise solutions or improvements
    Build trust relations with key partners and stakeholders and act as a point of contact for important shareholders
    Analyze problematic situations and occurrences and provide solutions to ensure company survival and growth
    Maintain a deep knowledge of the markets and industry of the company

  • 06/2013 - 07/2019

    • KCE Group Services, Inc
    • 10-50 employees
    • Telecommunications
  • Senior IT Project Manager
  • Maintains information technology strategies by managing staff; researching and implementing technological strategic solutions.
    Accomplishes information technology staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.
    Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; maintaining a safe and secure work environment; developing personal growth opportunities.
    Maintains the organization's effectiveness and efficiency by defining, delivering, and supporting strategic plans for implementing information technologies.
    Directs technological research by studying organization goals, strategies, practices, and user projects.
    Completes projects by coordinating resources and timetables with user departments and data centers.
    Verifies application results by conducting system audits of technologies implemented.
    Preserves assets by implementing disaster recovery and back-up procedures and information security and control structures.
    Recommends information technology strategies, policies, and procedures by evaluating organization outcomes; identifying problems; evaluating trends; anticipating requirements.
    Accomplishes financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective action.
    Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
    Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.
    Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

  • 02/2011 - 01/2012

    • Banesco Banco Universal
    • >10.000 employees
    • Banks and financial services
  • Technical Project Manager
  • Primary Duties: 

    Define and clarify project scope
    Develop the project plan
    Develop the project schedule
    Develop policies and procedures to support the achievement of the project objectives

    Determine the organizational structure of the project team
    Identify roles and positions
    Identify services to be provided by external companies
    Staff project positions

    Setting team direction
    Coordinating activities across different organizational functions
    Motivating team members
    Assigning work

    Defining project baselines
    Tracking project progress
    Project status reporting
    Determining and taking corrective actions

  • 04/2010 - 01/2011

    • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    • >10.000 employees
    • Internet and Information Technology
  • Project Manager
  • Design, implement and manage an improved company-wide project in-take process that ensures the business receives the maximum benefits from its investments 
    Take projects from original concept through final implementation, ensuring delivery on-time and to budget
    Ensure project methodologies (Waterfall and Agile), project delivery processes, and implementation management processes are followed. This includes managing and driving, Project Schedule, Risk and Issue Management as well as Scope Change Management 
    Provide supporting input, mentoring & leadership to junior project management team members
    Support the Business Analysts in the Business Process Management team in controlling project scope to ensure successful project delivery in accordance with specified deadlines
    Foster strong working relationship with Business Sponsors, Key Stakeholders, Development, Business Analysis & Testing teams
    Provides clear and concise project communication; both written and verbal. Often communicating with company executives regarding the status of specific projects
    Some travel will be required for this role to support the needs of the business

    Behaviors and Values.

    Performs duties and makes complex decisions and recommendations under limited supervision, applying a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures
    Ability to work on own initiative or as part of departmental and cross-departmental teams
    Strong Communication (verbal & written) and Interpersonal Skills 
    Maintains a positive attitude in the face of adversity and competing priorities
    Strong influencing skills, particularly with senior executives
    Capable of managing across borders and cross-organizational boundaries
    Clear Leadership skills
    Commercial acumen

  • 10/2008 - 04/2010

    • Vikua
    • 50-250 employees
    • Telecommunications
  • Specialist IT Consultant Level III
    • Consultant IT Specialist management proposed SLA levels, design of technological solutions (ROI) for IT platforms Telecom LATAM Andean and the Caribbean as well as monitoring and control of contracted service proposals, requirements management, and resources allocated to the proposals for outsourced services.

    • Desca-Multiten Consultant Planner Manager Implementation; Implementation Management Linux Asterisk Elastix; Planning and IT Management Platform Deployment Migration Windows NT to Windows Server 2003 / 2003R2 / 2008R2; among others. Desca-Multiten Partner Cisco. Caracas, Venezuela. Technologies Used (Cisco IT Solutions, Networking, Switch and Router, Routing, Structure Cabling, Call Manager, Round Table, Cisco Webex, Cisco UICM ) ( Microsoft Solutions Active Directory, Exchange 2003 – 2007 -2010, DNS, DHCP, MOC 2007, Integration and others.)

  • 02/2008 - 09/2008

    • IBM Corp
    • >10.000 employees
    • Internet and Information Technology
  • IT Consultant High Availability
  • High Availability IT consultant responsible for the migration of Core Banking, replication Core Banking Implementation Tools Core Switch (iTera Vision Solutions) for AS400 and Mainframe System I oriented best practices COBIT, ISO 27001 and ITILv3.

  • 01/2003 - 01/2008

    • ExxonMobil
    • >10.000 employees
    • Energy, water and environment
  • Computer Center Manager
    • Computer Center Manager

      Manager data center's systems Quantum Tape Backup Administration AS400, SAP modules Administrative, Management Layer 2 Switch and Router Cisco.

    • TitleLeader Service Desk. Dates EmployedFeb 2004 – Jul 2006 Employment Duration2 yrs 6 mos

      Caution users requirements, delegation of functions to the prompt response of ticket management tool and remedy under the ITIL methodology V3. Leading and coordinating a staff analyst service desk 20 resources.

    • TitleService Desk Analyst Tier 1 Dates EmployedJan 2003 – Jan 2004 Employment Duration1 yr 1 mo LocationCaracas-Venezuela

      Desktop System Analyst care service requirements, installation and configuration of desktop devices to a universe of more than 300 employees in different locations of the LATAM such as Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, Mexico and Venezuela region.

Travel availability 100% ability to adapt to customer schedules