Alejandro John Octubre

Senior Cloud Engineer

Toronto, ON

I studied Computer Engineering at McMaster University. I'm interested in cloud technology, software development, programming languages, and system design.

Work Experience

  • RBC

    Senior Cloud Engineer|Jan, 2020Current

    • Drove Red Hat OpenShift Cloud Platform adoption across multiple teams and organizations
    • Provided engineering guidance to development teams transitioning from monolithic architecture to cloud ready micro-services
    • Promoted innovative and improved methods to get work done and implemented best practices
  • IBM

    Cloud DevOps Engineer, Staff Software Developer|Nov, 2017Dec, 2020

    • Developed a dockerized test regression dashboard, Frontend: React.js, Backend API: Node.js
    • Created a deployment CLI utility tool with Python using Click framework
    • Developed a dockerized slack bot in JavaScript integrated with Jenkins to initiate and deploy builds to QA environments
    • Implemented containerization scripts for microservice deployments
    • Deployed microservices to QA, Staging, and Production environments on Marathon / Apache Mesos
    • Authored and executed change management plans for production environments
  • IBM

    Cloud DevOps Engineer, Software Developer|May, 2016Oct, 2017

    • Developed and implemented containerization scripts for the Watson Commerce Insights product
    • Deployed multi-tier dockerized application stack to QA, staging, and production on SoftLayer cloud servers
    • Maintained and supported SoftLayer cloud servers including docker configuration and infrastructure changes
    • Worked across teams around the globe to resolve customer reported defects and application issues
    • Orchestrated the migration to Docker, Apache Mesos, and Marathon platform
  • IBM

    Automation Engineer, Software Developer|May, 2015Apr, 2016

    • Developed REST API and UI automated tests in Java using Selenium WebDriver and JUnit framework
    • Authored, executed, and automated test plans for Commerce Insights application
    • Significantly improved developer and tester productivity by implementing utility scripts for Docker deployment
    • Deployed and configured various software stacks for WebSphere Commerce application
    • Assisted Commerce Insights App Delivery Team with deployment and infrastructure related issues
  • IBM

    Security QA, Software Developer, Intern|May, 2013Aug, 2014

    • Conducted extensive security vulnerability analysis for WebSphere Commerce e-commerce platform
    • Implemented security research tools such as BurpSuite, OWASPZAP, and fiddler to improve testing practices
    • Performed ethical penetration testing and conducted risk assessment retrospective analysis


  • McMaster University

    Bachelors of Engineering - Computer Engineering|Sep, 2010May, 2015


    • JavaScript
    • Python
    • Java
    • Shell Scripting
    • Kubernetes
    • Apache Mesos
    • Marathon
    • Jenkins
    • JFrog Artifactory
    • Github
    • GitLab
    • Git
    • NewRelic
    • PagerDuty
    • Docker
    • VMWare vSphere
    • RedHat OpenShift
    • SpringBoot