Cloud Expert and Trainer

Expert on Amazon Web Services with 8 certifications and authorized to deliver trainings such as Security Engineering on AWS.

Mentor who likes sharing technical knowledge and gives easy to understand explanations for complex subjects.

Engineer who loves automating anything and everything, whether it is scripting deployment processes, integrating with APIs or optimizing time-sensitive tasks.

Areas of Expertise
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Python
  • AWS CDK
  • Continuous delivery
  • Infrastructure as code
  • Security compliance
  • Programming
  • Training
  • Consulting
Professional experience
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Technical Instructor @ Amazon Web Services June 2019 - Present

Delivering instructor-led classroom training to technical audiences related to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Acting as subject matter experts (SME) for the broader training team regarding technical topics or content. Assisting in developing & maintaining technical training content, lab exercises, presentations, and accompanying materials.

Achievements
  • Delivered courses to more than 7000 students
  • Attained average instructor CSAT of 4.61 out of 5
  • Developed Python script to consolidate training reports, saving 2 days per month of manual work
  • Wrote internal resource guide, including study schedule, for two certification exams
  • Deployed AppStream 2.0 fleet to facilitate external trainers during hands-on labs
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Cloud Consultant & Engineer @ Oblivion April 2017 - May 2019

Developed automated and scalable infrastructures on AWS. Delivered technical training and workshops to developers and architects. Determined and executed long-term strategy to reach the innovative goals of our clients. Translated business challenges from clients to technical solutions.

Achievements
  • Implemented dependency graph to parallelize deployments resulting in a 6× improvement
  • Reduced compliance reporting job from more than 30 minutes to less than 10 seconds
  • Implemented CI/CD pipeline for Docker containers so that developers can test their code quicker
  • Automated build process of machine images so all development teams can launch up-to-date hardened VMs
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Back-end Developer @ Deskbookers September 2016 - March 2017

Developed new features in back-end application and resolved performance and functional issues.

Achievements
  • Improved integration with bookkeeping software to reduce workload of Finance department by 5h/week
  • Resolved issues with geographical aggregations in the search functionality to deliver a better user experience
  • Solved bug in category tree structure to reduce query time from >20s to 0.2s
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Web Developer @ QForma (now NoBears) September 2012 - August 2016

Developed web applications and CMS powered websites for multiple customers. Responsible for databases, back-end applications, and integrations with front-end. Introduced automated build scripts for front-end assets. Initiated and completed migration from managed hosting providers to AWS cloud.

Achievements
  • Replaced PHP code from a CMS by an optimized SQL query to reduce page load time from 8s to 0.8s
  • Restructured cache usage of ACL to reduce base memory usage per request from 80MB to 16MB
Certification

Amazon Web Services Certification

An up-to-date overview of all AWS certifications can be found on this online transcript: 21F31M4CK2FQ1GCY

  • AWS Authorized Instructor Champion
  • AWS Certified Security - Specialty
  • AWS Certified Database - Specialty
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
  • AWS Certified Developer - Associate
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Education

Bachelor of Computer Science @ Eindhoven University of Technology

Relevant courses included Object-Oriented Programming, Functional Programming, Data Structures, Algorithms, Discrete Mathematics, Human-Computer Interaction, Operating Systems, and Computer Networks.