Mauro Torrez

Santa Fe
Argentina

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I'm a GNU/Linux system administrator with experience managing software infrastructure in diverse environments. Currently my main focus is on SRE and continuous delivery, working with dev teams in the design and implementation of automated solutions for delivering quality software in a fast, reliable way.

Employment

System administrator

Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina

Part of the core IT team managing the local network with 500 users. Administration of on-premises web services for the whole university campus serving 20k students, staff, and the general public. Set up many network services from LDAP directory, mail server to the web frontends. I lead the transition to writing configuration as code. Currently implementing delivery pipelines working hand in hand with dev teams.

DevOps consultant

4r Soluciones S.R.L., Santa Fe, Argentina

My goal was designing and implementing a reliable delivery process. The solution included the containerization of software to achieve uniformity between environments. I also did training of the dev teams with the aim of generating a common git culture and an ability to implement new pipelines and tweak existing ones.

PHP Programming Teacher

Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias Hídricas - UNL, Santa Fe, Argentina

Applied programming course using the Symfony PHP framework. Subjects included version control systems, MVC pattern, routing, templating, controllers, and deployment of a PHP application.

IT support

Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina

Here's where it all started! My work was dealing with end-user problems in GNU/Linux and Windows workstations. Our biggest challenge was the migration of the whole bunch of Windows users to GNU/Linux.

Formal Education

IT Engineer

Universidad Nacional del Litoral
Santa Fe, Argentina

Thesis (Work in Progress): Implementation of DevOps practices in an IT organization

Initiatives

Student exchange

Université du Québec À Montréal (UQÀM), Montréal, Québec, Canada

Scholarship awarded as part of the "Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program" (ELAP) from the Government of Canada.

Skills and Languages

System administration

Experience in most aspects of managing Linux-based network, server, and workstation environments; setup and deployment of frontend and web servers, Java application servers, database, mail, directory servers. Proficient in Bash and Python scripting.

Site reliability engineering

Creating and managing infrastructure as code with Ansible, AWX, Terraform and Vagrant; immutable infrastructure with Docker and Packer; log collecting and aggregation with Graylog; metrics collection and reporting with InfluxDB, Prometheus, Grafana and Zabbix.

DevOps and continuous delivery

Work within dev teams designing automation pipelines for the build, testing, and delivery stages. Pipeline implementation with GitLab, Drone, GitHub Actions, BitBucket, and Jenkins. Skilled communicator, supporting the transition to more agile Git workflows. Implementation of auxiliary pipeline tools (plugins, Docker images, etc). Deploy to various cloud infrastructure including Amazon, Hetzner, Linode.

Languages

Spanish Native speaker

English Advanced TOEFL

French Advanced DELF B1

Catalan Beginner A2, Institut Ramon Llull

German Beginner

Hobbies

Language nerd: passionate about learning languages.

Cooking: always trying to perfect some recipe.

Gardening: I appreciate plants as a lifeform.

Biking: my favorite means of transportation.

Running: a great way for activating body and mind.