Till Wiese

Cloud DevOps Engineer

About Me

Hi, my name is Till and I’m a Cloud DevOps Engineer. I have worked at a number of companies and projects gaining teamwork and project planning skills.

I love working with: Kubernetes, Terraform, Ansible and Python.

Experience

Lampenwelt GmbH

Senior DevOps Engineer

July 2022 - today

One of the biggest European e-commerce platforms for lighting and illumination products, serving both private and business customers in over 29 countries

Architecting, developing and operating a scalable e-commerce platform and an Internal Developer Platform (IDP) for Magento 2 e-commerce shops built on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), using Gitlab, Terraform, Atlantis, Jenkins and Prometheus while also teaching developers the usage of state-of-the-art tools like Git, pre-commit, Terraform and Kubernetes

Projects
  • I lead the migration of a kube-prometheus-stack based monitoring stack to Google Managed Prometheus, evaluating and adapting metrics scraping and alerts in the process

  • I developed a Python script to translate the Terraform monorepo module dependencies in a format Atlantis could parse

Deutsche Börse AG

Scrum Master & Cloud DevOps Engineer

March 2021 - June 2022

Biggest German stock exchange, provider of several successful financial market products, IT leader in the german financial branch

For the DevOps Engineer part, see below.

Coaching an agile team in self-management and cross-functionality as well as helping the Product Owner with the definition of a Product Vision, Product Goals and measurable Sprint Goals

Scrum.org certifications:

Deutsche Börse AG

Cloud DevOps Engineer

January 2020 - June 2022

Biggest German stock exchange, provider of several successful financial market products, IT leader in the german financial branch

Architecting and building a PaaS solution on Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform built upon Red Hat OpenShift 4 utilizing ArgoCD, OpenShift Pipelines (Tekton), Ansible and Terraform in an agile SCRUM project

Projects
  • I lead the technical evaluation and subsequent decision of the GitOps approach via Argo CD and the underlying technical details

  • I developed an Ansible wrapper playbook to adjust Openshift „Installer Provisioned Installations“ to the unique Deutsche Börse Cloud environment

Deutsche Börse AG

Application Administrator

January 2015 - today

Biggest German stock exchange, provider of several successful financial market products, IT leader in the german financial branch

Lifecycle administration of Web applications (Apache httpd, Apache Tomcat) utilizing modern DevOps technologies like Docker and Ansible

Architecting SaaS and PaaS solutions via Terraform on Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure

Integrating CI/CD lifecycles via Jenkins, Graylog and Splunk

Projects
  • I lead the effort to automate the deployment and configuration management for web applications by using Ansible for config rollouts and Jenkins for application deployments

  • I developed a dynamic Docker Swarm monitoring tool in Python 3 to enable the company internal monitoring solution to properly monitor dynamically changing Docker Swarms

  • I was a key player in the effort to transform existing web applications for cloud platform (AWS and Microsoft Azure) viability via Terraform and Ansible, thusly save cost by automatically scaling applications horizontally

COMLINE Computer + Softwarelösungen AG

Junior Project Engineer

November 2012 - December 2014

IT consultancy and project management

Systems Administration of Suse Linux Enterprise Servers and VMware ESX clusters using Perl- and Shell scripts

Planning, Coordination and Realization of high available IT projects

Projects
  • I was part of a team to plan and establish automated configuration management on >2000 Suse Linux Enterprise servers spanning two datacenters. We used our own created tool written in Perl and Bash and set up our own Failover PostgreSQL method for it to cover the charateristics of the underlying environment.

  • I took part in effectively reducing the “days to data center” for new server orders by semi-automating the order and ESX installation process

WERO-MEDICAL GmbH & Co. KG

Fachinformatiker Systemintegration

Mai 2008 - December 2014

Distributor of medical products and devices

Administration and Planning of a heterogenous IT infrastructure consisting of Linux and Windows Servers

Projects
  • I implemented a roaming user profile management system for Windows on a OpenSuse Server using OpenLDAP and Kerberos

Certifications

Professional Scrum Master (PSM I)

scrum.org certified

Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO I)

scrum.org certified

Education

Friedrich Dessauer Schule Limburg

Apprenticeship Fachinformatiker - Systemintegration

Mai 2008 - June 2011

A Little More About Me

Alongside my interests in DevOps and software engineering some of my other interests and hobbies are:

  • Gaming
  • Biking
  • Family activities