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Personal Profile

I am a highly driven and committed professional possessing an extensive background in managing and delivering all-encompassing IT services for a broad spectrum of clients. As an accomplished consultant, I bring forth substantial expertise in DevOps, Cloud, networking, and systems administration. My primary emphasis lies in security, enhancing functionality, automating processes, and high availability of IT infrastructure.


A methodical and analytical approach towards problem-solving facilitates my proficiency in swiftly acquainting myself with contemporary technologies and industry advancements. This proficiency proves instrumental in thriving within high-pressure and challenging work environments.

My primary concentration has been on cloud and DevOps technologies. I have consistently demonstrated my ability to manage medium to large-scale infrastructures across various cloud providers, particularly on AWS. My experience leveraging automation and deployment tools like Terraform, CloudFormation, and Jenkins has significantly streamlined infrastructure deployment.

As a DevOps consultant, I have contributed to medium to large-scale projects within the public sector and international corporations, where my responsibilities encompassed the provisioning and automation of AWS environments (including VPC, Security, ASG, IAM, Landing Zones, etc.). These projects entailed implementing CI/CD using tools such as Jenkins, Terraform, Control Tower, and CDK and code management using Git and Git providers such as Github and Bitbucket.

Adding to my credentials, I have obtained the AWS Solution Architect (Associate) certification and am striving to secure the ‘Professional’ level.

I am actively seeking new opportunities as a DevOps, IT, or cloud consultant, where I can fully leverage my skills, qualifications, and experience while facilitating personal and professional growth. As a contractor, I am open to engaging in short and long-term projects, depending on the role's requirements.

Shachaf M. Karvat

Professional Experience

DevOps Freelance contractor - Taurak IT LIMITED (own company)

DevOps Consultancy | Freelance DevOps Engineer | Freelance Solutions ArchitectOver the Past few years, I’ve found I can be most effective joining teams for three- to six-month periods as a freelance DevOps engineer and solutions architect.Some of my projects in the UK and EU - - Design and deploy RPA network infrastructure

November 2023 - Current

Designed and deployed a network infrastructure to support RPA (Robotic Process Automation) for, enabling AI-based automation. Enhanced AWS solutions with Windows-based systems for an Intelligent Automation Project, improving CI/CD pipeline efficiency and deploying AMI images. Orchestrated multiple Windows-based RPA instances in a cross-account AWS environment. Utilised GitHub Actions, Terraform, Ansible, Packer, and UiPath RPA to innovate automation workflows, significantly boosting operational efficiency and agility. Collaborated with a fully remote team.

Fiinu PLC - Startup bank, Camberley, Surrey

October 2022 – August 2023

As a Senior DevOps and Cloud Engineer at a pioneering fintech start-up bank, I functioned as a self-employed consultant, joining the company during its mobilisation phase to construct the production environment. I successfully created a multi-tier cloud environment leveraging Account Factory and Landing Zones, laying the foundation for the company's unique fintech solutions. I built a robust infrastructure to support the mobile app, utilising AWS, Terraform, and Jenkins to fully automate processes, improving operational efficiency and scalability.


Airwalk Consulting / Vive bank, London (Remote)

September 2020 – January 2021

Joined a consultant team brought in to help with the launch of a new bank. The main tasks involved setting up, securing and hardening new infrastructure (Dev and Production), separating an existing VPC into secured segregated multiple VPCs, creating CI\CD pipelines and implementing IaaC.


Alantra - Private investment bank, London

January 2020 – May 2020

Senior DevOps and Cloud Architect, Design and deployment of holistic cloud solution for a greenfield project. The project included the design of the app cloud infrastructure, information security and compliance, configuration management and CI\CD automation.

BlockDox limited, London

6 months project, November 2018 - June 2019

DevOps consultant. BlockDox is a start-up in the field of smart buildings, during this project I’ve helped BlockDox setup a cloud infrastructure, IoT infrastructure and automated deployment, security and transform their deployment into modern cloud native technologies.


Trinity Mirror, London

6-month project, Jan-June 2018

Release Engineer, designed and implemented a CI/CD infrastructure based on Jenkins Declarative Pipeline. This project involved redesigning, modernizing and optimizing the current release pipelines and methods, and consolidating different infrastructures into a centralized CI/CD environment.


BCG-DV, London

3 months project - September-December 2017

Lead DevOps consultant working on a Blockchain project for a high-profile client. Setting up Greenfield environment based on Azure, Docker, Gitlab and Ethreuem. The project mainly focused on setting up blockchain P2P network of nodes using CI/CD with Jenkins, pipelines, git and Docker.


CloudTP, London

July-August 2017 (Kickstart project)

Part of the kickstart team for a cloud infrastructure project within a UK based retail bank. This project included cloud deployment and provisioning of AWS services using Terraform, Chef and Bash.


Preh Car Connect, Dresden, Germany

6 months project - February-July 2017

Providing DevOps support with a new cutting-edge cloud-based solution for the automotive industry. This role included setting up AWS infrastructure from the ground up using Ansible, Packer, Docker, Jenkins and other DevOps tools.


BCG-DV / Twill-logistics (Damco), Berlin, Germany

3 months project - November 2016 – January 2017

Provided DevOps support for a new start-up through BCG-DV in Berlin. This role included setting up a production environment from scratch based on Docker, DC/OS and Azure cloud.


Randstad, Frankfurt, Germany

August-October 2016

Provided AWS support with a large-scale global cloud migration from on-premise data centres. This role included design and implementation of cloud provisioning using Ansible for the German subsidiaries of Randstad.

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