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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


Senior Cloud Engineer

Jan, 2020 - Current

  • 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


Cloud DevOps Engineer, Staff Software Developer

Nov, 2017 - Dec, 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


Cloud DevOps Engineer, Software Developer

May, 2016 - Oct, 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


Automation Engineer, Software Developer

May, 2015 - Apr, 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



Security QA, Software Developer, Intern

May, 2013 - Aug, 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, 2010 - May, 2015


  • JavaScript
  • Python
  • Java
  • Shell/Bash
  • Kubernetes
  • Apache Mesos
  • Marathon
  • Jenkins
  • JFrog Artifactory
  • Github
  • GitLab
  • Git
  • NewRelic
  • PagerDuty
  • Docker
  • VMWare vSphere
  • RedHat OpenShift
  • SpringBoot
  • Vault
  • Ansible
  • Ansible Tower
  • Portworx


  • Photography