Antti Viitala Link to heading

  • ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong Kong based (PR) | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finnish citizen
  • Well-rounded engineer focused on devops and cloud infrastructure
  • Lead Infra & DevOps at Synpulse8 and support multiple projects and internal products working primarily with Kubernetes on AWS EKS
  • ~5 years of experience within technical consulting for financial services
  • Experienced and fluent at working with stakeholders of all levels across business and technology
  • Effective and driven learner, able to take new topics/technologies to a working level very quickly

Key skills, interests & personal projects Link to heading

  • Cloud providers: AWS | Azure | GCP (basics only)
  • Tech platforms and tools: GitHub Actions | Docker | Kubernetes | JFrog | Atlassian (Jira/Confluence) | Jenkins
  • Programming languages/frameworks:
    • Strong: Python | Terraform | Bash/Shell | YAML | TOML
    • Basic: Golang | HTML/CSS/JS | Svelte/SvelteKit | VBA | DAML
  • Languages: English ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | Finnish ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ
  • Personal projects: See my projects page for more information
  • Open-Source contributions: See contributions to open-source projects for more information
  • Other interests: Ultra running ๐Ÿƒ | Swimming ๐ŸŠ | Esports/FPS ๐Ÿ”ซ | Electric guitar๐ŸŽธ

With Kubernetes I have experience primarily with EKS. I prefer to manage clusters with GitOps using flux. For cluster management I’m a huge fan of K9S.

Some of the Kubernetes applications I have configured and have familiarity with are kubernetes-autoscaler, nginx-ingress, cert-manager, external-dns with Route 53 and Azure DNS, oauth2-proxy with Azure and GitHub providers, redis, loki-stack, prometheus-stack, and robusta.

Work experience & education Link to heading

๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Synpulse8 (S8) [03-2021 - Present] Link to heading

Solution Architect (Vice President) - Devops, CI/CD, cloud, system design & software development Link to heading

  • Design, set up and maintain central internal cloud infrastructure following the GitOps model
  • Devops and infra-as-code for a mobile application with a CMS API backend (AWS App Runner / Aurora / WAF / ECR / S3 etc. managed via Terraform, GitHub Actions, JavaScript)
  • Devops and infra-as-code for several microservices-based financial applications (primarily using AWS EKS / AWS Aurora DBs / S3 etc. managed via Terraform and Kubernetes, GitHub Actions)
  • Devops and infra-as-code for a financial-services focused risk analytics visualization app (Azure/AWS, AKS/EKS, GitHub Actions, front: React / back: Spring, Apache Pinot, Terraform, Airflow)
  • Set up, administration and operation of our CI/CD pipelines and cloud infra, for example our internal product development clusters (Azure, Kubernetes, GitHub Actions, JFrog)
  • S8 Operating model definition: devops, tech stack (incl. licensing), architecture principles, security policies
  • Infra, architecture and development of a DAML-based collateral management system MVP
  • Various internal initiatives: creating websites/portals/webapps with e.g. Hugo and Azure Static Web Apps

Solution Architect (Senior Analyst) - System design, software development Link to heading

  • IT Platform design for a new market / new business unit of a global Swiss private bank
  • Development lead and client-facing project manager for an employee analytics tool (Python, MS Graph API)
  • Architecture/REST+Kafka integration for OpenShift-based Avaloq Wealth Platform (AWP)
  • Led internal initiative for APAC OpenWealth chapter, an open API standard for wealth management

๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Synpulse Management Consulting [01-2019 - 03-2021] Link to heading

Consultant - Technology and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) focus Link to heading

  • Investment Suitability for a global Swiss Private bank (HK/SG) - Regulatory and control sampling gap analysis
  • Process Optimisation for a global Swiss Private Bank (HK/SG) - Prioritize automation initiatives and deliver a trade reconciliation POC with Blue Prism
  • Data ingestion and Portfolio reporting for a MFO (HK) - Development lead and project manager

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finnish Defence Forces (national service) [07-2018 - 12-2018] Link to heading

๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Quinlan & Associates [01-2018 - 05-2018] - Research report #1, #2 Link to heading

๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Bloomberg L.P. Analytics project [07-2017 - 05-2018] - Award Link to heading

๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ EONIQ [06-2016 - 12-2016] - Watchmaker and crowdfunding marketer Link to heading

๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology [2015 - 2018] Link to heading

  • BSc. (1st hons.) Risk Management & Business Intelligence โ€“ GPA: 3.68 / 4.3
  • Director of Operations/Project manager at International Consulting Club of HKUST (ICC)

Certifications Link to heading