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About me

Name:

Piotr Kowalski

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Date of birth:

1982

Address:

Poland, EU

Nationality:

Polish

An IT professional with over 15 years of experience working in a variety of technology fields including Internet Technologies, Automation, Software Development Operations, Enterprise Storage, Clusters, Testing and Unix/Linux Administration.

An MSc Eng in Electronics and Telecommunications, Digital Signal Processing from Wroclaw University of Science and Technology.

A Postgraduate in Project Management from Wroclaw School of Banking.

Professionally I have done work for a variety of major organizations including LG, SIEMENS, Sagemcom, Gigaset, Affinegy, KPN, CAT Thailand, France Telecom, Telkom South Africa, Orange Mauritius, VOCUS NZ, TwinLakes and GVTC.

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What I can do better

Services

Services

Web Development

Do you want to take advantage of the Internet to grow or advertise your business? Do you want to edit the site without touching or seeing a single line of code?
Then a modern JAM Stack Jekyll site is what you are looking for.
The benefits are very high speed and ultra short load time and easy editing on Cloud Cannon, SiteLeaf, Netlify or Forestry.
Why choose Jekyll:
Simplicity: Use Markdown or CMS of your choice.
Speed: Pages are pre-rendered html pages, so no backend needed for every request.
Secure: While only html pages make you site loads really fast, there is no backend coded to hack!

Cloud Solutions

Making the most of the computing power of the Cloud, I offer high-performance and fast loading solutions.
I can help you with Cloudflare to speed up and protect your websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet. The Anycast technology enables you to scale without the need to add any physical server to your server room.
I will help to improve website performance through global CDN and web optimization features.
The benefits are DDoS protection, and SSL to defend website owners and their visitors from all types of online threats.

DevOps and SysOps

I have experience in designing and maintaining the CI/CD infrastructure and tools that deliver to Cloud Services.
I deployed and maintained high traffic and high load systems for over 10 years.
I can design, build and maintain the CI/CD infrastructure and tools. Working close to dev teams I know development as well as system admin tasks. I will write Ansible playbooks to provide variety of automation task scripts including the services: App Deployment, Continuous Delivery, Provisioning, Configuration Management, Security & Compliance, Orchestration.

IP-PBX VoIP FreePBX

FreePBX is an open source PBX Web Application using Asterisk Service backend - an industry standard for providing the software implementation of a telephone private branch exchange (PBX).
I will install the system and configure outbound and inbound trunks with CID and DID of incoming and outgoung calls. I will also configure the IVR, Voice-box.
If you have CRM like Odoo CRM, VTiger or SuiteCRM, I can integrate the calling functionality from within CRM with the WebRTC.
I can help you troubleshoot and configure the softphones and deskphones with SIP protocol.
At the end I will make sure the system is protected by installing and configuring the firewall and fail2ban to reduce the rate of DDoS attacks.

My Work Experience

Resume

Resume

Experience :

Soltiago

2017 to Present

Senior System Test Engineer / DevOps

Linux based server-side applications software tester with Oracle and PostgreSQL databases technology. Load, Stress and Performance tests.

Affinegy Inc., USA

2012 to 2017

Senior System Test Engineer / DevOps

Linux based server-side applications software tester with Oracle and PostgreSQL databases technology. Load, Stress and Performance tests.

Softexor

2010 to 2012

Senior System Test Engineer / Senior Software QA

Linux based server-side applications software tester with Oracle and PostgreSQL databases technology. Load, Stress and Performance tests.

Gigaset

2008 to 2010

Senior System Test Engineer / Senior Software QA

Linux based server-side applications software tester with Oracle and PostgreSQL databases technology. Load, Stress and Performance tests.

SIEMENS

2007 to 2008

System Test Engineer at Broadband Division

Linux based server-side applications software tester with Oracle and PostgreSQL databases technology. Load, Stress and Performance tests.

LG CNS Europe / LG Philips LCD

2007

System Administrator

I started my journey at LG when I was hired to be the main System Administrator in a newly built factory of LCD screens - the biggest in Europe.
I was chosen by my communication skills, open mind for different culture and my skills for managing Unix and Linux systems and clusters.
Starting with the Korean team of engineers and local hardware vendors we were installing equipment in the new server room for the factory Data Center.
The task needed a knowledge of both hardware and software as well as High Availability solutions starting with power supply through network, finishing on air conditioning. Everything redundant.
Due to the good work and my involvement, I became a leader of Infra Team - managing the Server Room and a team of Network and Security Admins.

My Role and Responsibilites:

- Leader of Infra-Team - Reporting to IT Management and Headquarter in South Korea
- High Availability of Services and Apps for production line
- Hardware and OS monitoring including HP XP12000 Disk Arrays, Backup Tape Libraries, and enterprise class servers HP rp7420, IBM p550 55A, HP DL580, HP DL380, IBM X3850, IBM X346
- Production and development servers OS monitoring and configuration
- Backups scheduling and maintenance
- Extensive knowledge of HP-UX, IBM AIX, NT (windows 2003 servers), CentOS and Red Hat EL Linux
- SPOC (Single Point of Contact) for hardware and software Vendors (HP, IBM)
- Negotiating the support contracts with vendors
- Cooperation with supporting engineers, remote diagnosis etc.

Vena International

2002 to 2007

IT Specialist

I was hired to be an IT specialist and Web Developer for the company website.

My duties were also a Help desk, Web Master and Polish – English translator.

Achievements

- Installed the latest OS on all desktops and configured the LAN with shared folders for the employees.
- Introduced and configured the shared screen and remote support solution.
- Moved the company website to a new hosting provider.
- Rebuilt the website to use the CMS.

Voluntary Work :

Wroclaw University of Science and Technology

2005 to 2006

Lab Administrator

During my work on Master Thesis I took care of the Lab of 18 Workstations.

My role was to create an automatic installation of SCO Unix and Linux Systems and deployment of latest software and updates from local repositories.

Achievements

- Successfully created the dual boot configuration and automatic PXE boot of OS installation on demand
- Prepared the customized kernel to allow setup of Single System Image Open Mosix Cluster
- Built a cluster used by the Institute for research on parallel processing of digital signals
- Using a self made computing cluster, I defended my Master's thesis

III High School in Kalisz

1999 to 2001

DTP - Editor / Web Developer

Due to my involvement and Web Development skills during my work on high school's webiste, I was hired to create official website of the newspaper.

Occasionally I wrote articles about science discoveries.

Achievements

- Magazine website with the archives

III High School in Kalisz

1997 to 2001

Web Developer and Administrator

My voluntary work for High School focused on Web Development of the official website which was self hosted on self made Linux host with Apache Server.

My role was also a support and configuration of main Router, ISP's Server, LAN and Workstations Assistance and Administration.

Achievements

- Successfully created the first dynamic website with self made simple CMS for adding content (Perl scripting)
- Replaced the old BNC LAN to switched Ethernet network
- Won the Best Website Award in 2001

Education :

University of London

2008 to 2009

Computer science

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Institue of art & Design

2007 to 2009

Software engineering

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I am good at

My Skill

My Skill

My Professional Strengths

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  • Web & Graphic Design
    70%
  • HTML5 & CSS3
    55%
  • JavaScript / JQuery
    80%
  • JavaScript / JQuery
    70%

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Language skills

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  • Web design and development
  • Multimedia design
  • Digital media development
  • Interactive computing
  • Strong creative skills
  • The ability to pay attention to detail
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Comfortable with a CMS
  • Cultivate a design sense
  • Right balance of tools
  • Approach every new skill
  • Good business management
My Featured Work

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