Jakub Papuga

Google Cloud Architect from Poland

Hi, I'm Jakub, a DevOps Engineer since 2019 and Google Cloud Architect since 2023. Currently working for a software house - Devapo.

My professional interests include cloud computing, infrastructure automation, and CI/CD pipelines. I'm passionate about designing and implementing scalable, secure, and cost-effective solutions.

In my free time, I enjoy developing software using Python and Angular, exploring self-hosted projects, and discovering software for Linux. By the way, I'm also a scuba diver and ham radio operator.

February 2024
Obtained Professional Cloud Architect Certification
Issued by Google Cloud [Credly]
November 2023
Obtained Professional Cloud Security Engineer Certification
Issued by Google Cloud [Credly]
October 2023
Obtained Associate Cloud Engineer Certification
Issued by Google Cloud [Credly]
March 2023
Started working at Devapo
Project E: Executed a seamless migration from on-premise infrastructure to a tailor-made Google landing zone. Containerized numerous applications, leveraging services such as GKE, Pub/Sub, Cloud DNS, Cloud SQL, Memorystore, and Cloud Storage. Established comprehensive observability with metrics, logs, and traces. Utilized Github Actions and Workload Identity for enhanced functionality and security.
Project D: Implemented secure deployment of multiple applications using Azure DevOps within the on-premise infrastructure of a bank.
Project C: Led the implementation of multiple GCP projects from ground up.
Project B: Contributed to building GCP Landing Zones, including for a top 5 Polish bank by assets.
Project A: Managed on-premise infrastructure. Implemented CI/CD based on Bitbucket and Gitlab.
February 2023
Graduated from Lodz University of Technology
I defended my thesis - Implementation of a Highly Scalable and Highly Available Environment for Containerized Applications Based on Kubernetes. [Download]
December 2022
Became Certified Kubernetes Administrator
Issued by The Linux Foundation [Credly]
February 2021
Erasmus at Fontys University of Applied Sciences
Enrolled to Computer Software Engineering. Netherlands.
October 2019
Enrolled at Lodz University of Technology.
Decided to pursue a Bachelor's in Computer Science degree at TUL.
August 2019
Started working at RainbowTours S.A.
Revolutionized IT infrastructure by leveraging GitLab's CI/CD pipeline across a portfolio exceeding 1000 projects. Orchestrated the deployment of High Availability (HA) Kubernetes clusters on-premises. Executed comprehensive container vulnerability scanning protocols. Pioneered a bespoke application for organization-wide permission management within the IT ecosystem. Ensured the reliability and performance of systems through the development and upkeep of robust monitoring solutions. Deployed High Availability Web Application Firewalls (HA WAF) utilizing HAProxy in conjunction with NGINX. Proficiently managed operations within the Google Cloud Platform environment.
October 2018
ARISS contact with the International Space Station
Led the delivery of video and audio feeds for participants, guests, and live stream viewers, ensuring seamless communication and engagement throughout events.
July 2015
Begun offering my services as Freelance Server Administrator
During peak periods, I effectively oversaw a diverse array of more than 40 servers. My responsibilities spanned the management of various services, encompassing the seamless operation of websites, databases, and game servers.

February 2024
The project aimed to provide high-quality email hosting services with exceptional deliverability, supported by a custom control panel for easy management.
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February 2024
This project involved developing a mobile application based on Progressive Web App (PWA) technology, compatible with Android, iOS, and Windows platforms. The primary goal was to enhance the efficiency of parking controllers. The application featured capabilities such as capturing photos, recognizing license plates under challenging lighting conditions, detecting user locations, and issuing parking tickets.
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December 2023
Cloudflare DDNS
Containerized Python application designed to automatically update CloudFlare zones based on the current public IP address.
June 2022
Responsive frontend for a pastebin-like application, enabling seamless file and text sharing. Key features included automatic MIME type detection, filename randomization, link expiration, and on-demand file removal. The backend was powered by a linx-server, ensuring reliable and efficient performance.
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January 2022
The project aimed to transform a monolithic application used by doctors to analyze patients' sense of balance into a modern full-stack application. The features included: connecting to multiple devices simultaneously, automatic calibration and progression, sound effects, and visit management.
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May 2019
My very first Bash script. Designed to secure SSH. It disables password authentication, selects a random port within the dynamic port range, and optionally creates a master key that can be used to log in as any user.
February 2018
DNSo Project
The project involved implementing DNS load balancing based on GeoIP. 12 WWW servers were spread across globe with 3 anycast DNS servers. The service was capable of serving 3 thousand requests per second, all under $32/year

November 2023
Professional Cloud Architect Certification
Issued by Google Cloud [Credly]
Professional Cloud Architects enable organizations to leverage Google Cloud technologies. With a thorough understanding of cloud architecture and Google Cloud, they design, develop, and manage robust, secure, scalable, highly available, and dynamic solutions to drive business objectives.
November 2023
Professional Cloud Security Engineer Certification
Issued by Google Cloud [Credly]
A Cloud Security Engineer allows organizations to design and implement secure workloads and infrastructure on Google Cloud. Through an understanding of security best practices and industry requirements, this individual designs, develops, and manages a secure solution by using Google security technologies.
October 2023
Associate Cloud Engineer Certification
Issued by Google Cloud [Credly]
Associate Cloud Engineers deploy applications, monitor operations, and manage enterprise solutions. They use Google Cloud Console and the command-line interface to perform common platform-based tasks to maintain one or more deployed solutions that leverage Google-managed or self-managed services on Google Cloud.
December 2022
Certified Kubernetes Administrator
Issued by The Linux Foundation [Credly]
Earners of this designation demonstrated the skills, knowledge and competencies to perform the responsibilities of a Kubernetes Administrator. Earners demonstrated proficiency in Application Lifecycle Management, Installation, Configuration & Validation, Core Concepts, Networking, Scheduling, Security, Cluster Maintenance, Logging / Monitoring, Storage, and Troubleshooting

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