CVitae

Contractor for hire

I am available for gigs helping your technical team boost their coding, cloud and DevOps skills working hands-on side by side with them. Some companies I have helped so far:

  • Exoticca: Improve AWS Setup & cost reduction, automation with Packer, Ansible & Terraform
  • Filmin: Optimizing application performance and improving code architecture working close with in-house team
  • Trekksoft: Infrastructure costs reduction, migration to AWS
  • Tiendeo: Active Directory cluster structure (on prem, cloud and office), synchronisation with Google Apps and integration with existing apps
  • Uvinum: Improve office network setup
  • Deliverea: Improve AWS Setup & cost reduction, automation with Packer, Ansible & Terraform, team trainings, migration from Laravel to Symfony4

Together we will improve (or bootstrap if you don’t have it) your automation, CI/CD, monitoring and logging. We will create servers images with an infrastructure as code approach so that you don’t have to worry if you scale. Your testing suite will execute quickly and be valuable. Your architecture will be better, your servers costs reduced and your application will experience speed improvements.

Standing out projects

After 16 years in the industry I have been lucky enough to participate in a lot of excellent projects. Some of the most relevant ones are:

Please check my Linkedin profile for further details

Side projects

  • Co-organiser of the DevOps Barcelona Conference and the PHP Barcelona Conference
  • Co-author of the Ansistrano project which is a pair of Ansible roles to help deploying and rolling back applications. The project has more than 1800 Github stars and has been used in more than 1.3M deployments
  • From 2013 to 2016, I collaborated as a Facebook games developer with Undercoders. We built the HTML5 of 3 of their games: Video Games Quiz (20k users), Movies Quiz (60k users) and Band Land (30k users).
  • From 2005 to 2010, I was co-creator and administrator of the biggest independent music portal and forum in Spain, www.OnlyHouseMusic.org. We had 5k daily unique visitors and served more than 2 million pages a month

Certifications

  • Sensio Labs Certified Symfony Developer (Advanced)
  • 1Z0-871 MySQL 5 Developer Certified Professional Exam, Part I
  • Zend PHP 5 Certified

Independent Coursework

  • Coursera - Machine Learning
  • Coursera - Programming in R
  • DataStax - Java Development with Apache Cassandra
  • Coursera - Algorithms I
  • Coursera - Algorithms II
  • Coursera - Reactive Programming

Personal information

Currently living in Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona
ricard.clau@gmail.com