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Tim de Pater
Senior DevOps Architect

It's my mission to use my technical expertise and passion for solving complex problems with simple solutions to design and implement innovative and effective software solutions that enable my clients to deliver high-quality products, leveraging the full potential of technology to exceed customer expectations.

Available for hire

Hire an experienced DevOps Architect with a strong background in cloud computing, automation, and security. I am ready to help you solve your toughest challenges and improve your operations!

Tim de Pater

Tim is a brilliant and gifted DevOps Engineer. I had the pleasure of working with him on many clients during our partnership at NitMedia. We worked together for about two years on upward of 20+ projects and Tim was crucial in architecture and execution. What really makes Tim stand out is his ability to problem solve and come up with simple but elegant solutions to any complex problems we faced. I was really impressed with his humility against the breath of knowledge he possessed, he is extremely kind. I hope to definitely continue to work with Tim on future projects.

Nithin Meppurathu

President - NitMedia

What can I do for you?

I have a wide range of experience and can take on the role that you need me to fill.

I'm a Problem Solver

I'm a problem solver, and I'm passionate about finding simple solutions to complex problems. I understand that the most effective solutions are often the ones that are easy to understand and maintain, and I strive to apply this principle to every challenge I face. Whether it's automating a tedious manual process, optimizing system performance, or identifying and fixing bugs, I love to find the most efficient way to solve a problem.

Examples of my experience

  • Improved the performance of a MySQL database by applying partition
  • Reduced costs by identifying serverless functions that could be optimized
  • Resolved scaling issues in Kubernetes
  • Implemented a caching solution to improve performance of a webapplication
  • Set up extensive logging to find the root cause of a long running issue

I'm a DevOps Architect

I have a strong background in architecture and design. I have a deep understanding of the principles of scalable and resilient systems, and I know how to apply them to real-world environments. Whether I'm building a new infrastructure from scratch or optimizing an existing one, I'm focussed on finding the right balance between functionality and simplicity. I'm comfortable working with a wide range of technologies and platforms, and I have a proven track record of delivering high-quality solutions that meet the needs of my clients.

Examples of my experience

  • Build new cloud infrastructure from scratch using Infrastructure as Code tooling
  • Designed and build CI/CD pipelines in GitLab and GitHub to deploy a review environment per Git branch on Kubernetes
  • Made a plan to implement multitenancy in an existing SaaS application
  • Build a scalable and resilient platform on Kubernetes for hosting a SaaS application

I'm a Security Expert

I understand the importance of protecting sensitive data and systems, and I know how to design and implement effective security measures that minimize risk and reduce the likelihood of a breach. I have the skills and knowledge needed to keep your web applications and infrastructure secure

Examples of my experience

  • Set up a Web Application Firewall for HTTP inspection using Cloud Armor on Google Cloud
  • Introduced SAST scanning in the CI/CD pipeline
  • Hardened security of a web application by implementing the OWASP Application Security Verification Standard
  • Adviced on making a web application GDPR compliant
  • Set up ModSecurity as Web Application Firewall for the Nginx ingress in Kubernetes

I'm a Cloud Engineer

As an experienced cloud engineer, I am proficient in designing and implementing scalable, resilient, and cost-effective solutions on a variety of cloud platforms, including AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. My skills include building new cloud infrastructures, migrating existing ones, and optimizing existing deployments. With my expertise, I can help you get the most value from your cloud investment and ensure that your solutionsare optimized for performance and cost.

Examples of my experience

  • Build a scalable and autohealing Kubernetes cluster on AWS, Google Cloud and Azure
  • Migrated a manually configured AWS account to Infrastracture as Code tooling using Terraform
  • Set up monitoring for Kubernetes and Google Cloud using Prometheus
  • Containerized a legacy application and deployed it on Kubernetes

Tools and platforms

I have 16+ years of experience in software development and have worked on numerous projects across various platforms and landscapes. This diverse project experience has been invaluable in my career. These are my favorite tools and platforms.

Docker

Docker

Kubernetes

Kubernetes

Prometheus

Prometheus

Terraform

Terraform

Ansible

Ansible

PHP

PHP

Typescript

Typescript

NodeJS

NodeJS

AWS

AWS

Google Cloud

Google Cloud

Azure

Azure

PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL

MySQL

MySQL

MongoDB

MongoDB

Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch

K6

K6 load testing

Get in contact

Interested? Let's chat!

Send an e-mail to consultancy@trafex.nl or fill in the form below.

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