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Samwel Onyango

Senior Site Reliability Engineer Kenya, Nairobi
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About me

Experienced Site Reliability Engineer having setup application environments for more than 10 large projects worldwide while focussing on infrastructure automation, scalability, reliability and efficiency. I value constant improvement, transparency, honesty, collaboration, friendliness, flexibility, and open-mindedness. I seek to collaborate in the process of design, development, deployment, monitoring, and maintenance of applications, software products and working systems that impact the daily lives of millions of people and processes of unicorn companies around the world.


Work experience Preferred Freelancer (Senior Site Reliability Engineer | Senior DevOps Infrastructure Engineer)

Jan 2020 - Jan 2020

Crossover for work Senior Site Reliability Engineer

Jan 2020 - Jan 2020

Capterra Software Reveiwer

Jan 2018 - Jan 2019

My responsibility was to write reviews for software products and platforms I have used. While working here on a part time basis, I wrote reviews for more than 30 software products and platforms that were shared with the concerned companies. Some of them followed up on the reviews as they wanted to improve my satisfaction in their products.

Billbored Inc Backend Developer & Site Reliability Engineer

Jan 2018 - Jan 2018

Responsibilities: ● Designing, Creating and Managing Infrastructure and Organizations' resources. ● Designing and Setting up CI/CD pipelines that ensure faster, managed and maintainable releases. ● Deploying applications and services to the cloud. ● Designing and adding new features to API while focusing on Test Driven Development and Proven Recommended Standards. ● Optimizing API performance. ● Eliminating bugs in API by focusing on proper logging and exception handling. ● Creating documentation for various resources. Achievements: ● Designed and implemented CI/CD pipelines that ensured faster, managed and maintainable releases. ● Optimized API by: - Reducing the number of database queries by averagely 31.81% through eager loading and fetching only required fields (this also reduced query time by averagely 40.97%). - Reducing the number of database queries further by averagely 29.73% through query caching. ● Eliminated bugs raising 500 errors in API endpoints through performing proper logging and exception handling. ● Designed, created, managed and monitored Infrastructure and organization's resources on the cloud. ● Deployed applications and services to the cloud. ● Created documentation for various resources for example, generated API docs using Swagger and OpenAPI. ● Wrote tests for various features. ● Designed and implemented new API features while focusing on test driven development and proven recommended standards. Preferred Freelancer (DevOps Engineer | SRE | Python Backend Engineer)

Jan 2016 - Jan 2019

Responsibilities included handling projects dealing with infrastructure provisioning, application deployments, task automation, web scraping I also was heavily involved in web development, 2D to 3D image conversion, restful API development, database design, etc. In one of the projects I was working on, I reduced response times for a Django Rest Framework API from over 10 minutes to 4 seconds by applying pagination and eager loading.

Indorse Python Code Validator(Part-time)

Jan 2019 - Jan 2020

Given a repository, my task is to go through it, rate skills, give recommendations on how to improve code standards and validate for specific claims such as Junior, Mid-level or Senior Python Software Engineer using smart contracts. While working on a part time basis, I have risen with time to be the 11th top validator in the leader-board having reviewed and given recommendations for more than 567 repositories.

PowerodIT DevOps Infrastructure Engineer

Jan 2019 - Jan 2020

Work on infrastructure setup, update, upgrade, automation, debugging, etc, as well as deployment of services. Tasks handled include : automating provisioning of resources and setting up of environments, deployment, monitoring and management of applications in the cloud, writing of helm charts and setting up of efficient monitoring and logging capabilities. I created dev and prod environments and in collaboration with 3 other SREs, deployed web applications for more than 6 companies.



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