With an extensive background in enhancing DevOps and cloud infrastructure systems, I’m dedicated to helping organizations unlock their potential in these realms. My experience spans a broad spectrum of industries, scales, cloud service providers, and tech stacks. Recently, my focus has been on assisting companies to maximize the benefits of containerized application platforms, with a special emphasis on Kubernetes.

Interested in taking your DevOps to the next level? Reach out to [email protected]!

Product Offerings:

1. Comprehensive DevOps Health Check

Duration: 3 weeks

Investment: $10,000

What it includes:

  • Thorough System Analysis: Deep dive into your software development, delivery, and operations systems. This includes a comprehensive review of your system architecture, continuous integration/delivery/deployment (CI/CD), infrastructure as code (IaC), configuration management, test automation, containerization and orchestration, and much more.
  • Developer Experience Assessment: Evaluation of your current processes for developing new features/bugfixes and bringing them to production.
  • DORA Metrics Estimation: Through interviewing team members, we estimate key performance metrics like lead time for changes, change failure rate, deployment frequency, and mean time to recovery.
  • Performance Inhibitors Identification: Uncover the largest hurdles hampering your team’s performance and design targeted initiatives to mitigate them.

2. Tailored DevOps Revamp

Duration: 3-12 months

Investment: Starting at $30,000 (price to be determined by the scope of engagement)

What it Includes:

  • Customized Improvement Execution: Based on the challenges identified during the DevOps Health Check (see above), we take action on initiatives for significant DevOps enhancements.
  • DevOps Education: Equip your team with the knowledge of DevOps methods specifically tailored to their workflows and challenges.
  • Documentation & Knowledge Sharing: Capture best practices, policies, and procedures for easy future reference and ongoing improvement.
  • DevOps Integration: Establish efficient DevOps practices and systems across your entire engineering team.

🚨 Please Note: A quick fix, ‘parachute in and out’ approach may seem beneficial in the short term, but can be counterproductive in the long term. The key to a successful engagement is collaborative work with your team members throughout the process to ensure sustainable growth and improvement.

Some Previous Engagements:

Gauntlet Networks

“Sid started working with Gauntlet in April 2020 when the company was less than 10 people. We had a basic Kubernetes cluster set up to handle some manually triggered simulation jobs, and brought Sid on board to help take our DevOps and infrastructure to the next level. Over the following two years, Sid led a number of significant projects including:

  • Rolling out and upgrading Kubeflow for better management and automation of ETL, simulation, and optimization workflows on Kubernetes
  • Leveraging cluster autoscaling and pre-emptible instances to efficiently serve bursty workloads at scale
  • Designing and implementing a CI/CD workflow that fit the needs of our organization, including setting up IaaS via Terraform, cluster deployment and maintenance across multiple development environments, as well as observability and monitoring solutions

Sid was able to independently own most of these projects over their entire lifecycle as a part-time contractor, while still collaborating effectively with others on the team to navigate complex and changing business requirements. Sid is always meticulous about code quality, documentation, and knowledge sharing, which resulted in a smooth transition at the end of the project. Much of Gauntlet’s infrastructure continues to rely on Sid’s work, which now supports a team of 50, running hundreds of daily jobs with tricky compute requirements and dependency management. I would recommend working with Sid in a heartbeat for any similar projects.”

Rei Chiang, Chief Technology Officer

Ursa Space Systems

“Sid worked with Ursa Space Systems from November 2021 through December 2022. We hired Sid to support our Systems Team as a DevOps Consultant while we were expanding our DevOps team. His impact on our operations cannot be overstated! Sid delivered great value, even as a part-time employee.

His expertise with Kubernetes, AWS, and Gitlab CI is top-notch. He collaborated effectively with our development team and earned our highest trust as an external contractor. For all of these reasons, I would highly recommend Sid to any company looking for DevOps expertise.”

Julie Baker, Chief Operating Officer

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