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Hugo Samayoa
Cloud Engineer
  • Terraform
    • Soccer
    • Coffee
    • MMA

"DevOps before DevOps" is a statement associated with Hugo's career. For the past 20 years, he has worked on projects for Anthem, McAffee, Facebook, American Express, Symantec, Deutsche Telekom, HBO, Showtime, Marvel Studios, and Netflix. He loves automation and working with the latest technologies.


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Cloud Engineer, Tekno FX Incorporated

2019 – Present

  • Helped move a healthcare organization's customer portal from a datacenter to AWS.
  • Set up a self-healing infrastructure using Terraform across three AWS regions.
  • Led the design of a CI/CD process for a new micro-service architecture using the latest Kubernetes technologies.

Senior Manager – Site Reliability Engineering, PGi

May 2015 – November 2019

  • Managed a small, fast-moving team supporting 200+ developers building a web conferencing SaaS platform.
  • Moved existing web conferencing SaaS platform from AppLogic to CI/CD with EC2 and Chef in 2015.
  • Moved web conferencing platform from being managed by Chef to a Docker/Kubernetes solution in 2017.
  • Moved all legacy web conferencing and audio PBX applications to a globally distributed Kubernetes environment in 2018.
  • Participating in an on-call 24x7 rotation for debugging both build pipeline and production infrastructure issues acting as the technical escalation lead.
  • Worked with several globally distributed scrum teams as a technical lead.

Cloud Engineering Architect, Independent Contractor

May 2011 – 2015

  • Helped customers move to cloud-based systems, both private and public cloud.
  • Developed a custom Wowza module for live video streaming.
    Integrated custom modules for customers.
  • Secured live media solutions for companies like HBO, Netflix, Marvel, Facebook Live, and Showtime.
  • Set up a full CI/CD process using EC2 and Jenkins.
  • Developed a custom Terraform module.
  • Built custom pipelines using Jenkins.

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