Daniel Skowroński


Contact #

  • pronouns: he/him
  • e-mail: [email protected]
  • phone: it is not a preferred initial method of contact
  • languages:
    • Polish - native
    • English - fluent, used daily for years
    • happy to learn new ones if needed
  • location: Kraków, Poland; open to relocation offers


I’m an IT engineer with experience and interest in many areas that include systems administration (SysAdmin/SysOps with primary focus on Linux systems), infrastructure engineering and cyber-security. I like to refer to myself as a hacker in the original meaning of that word - a person skilled in information technology who uses their technical knowledge to achieve a goal or overcome an obstacle, within a computerized system by non-standard means.

Some of my advantages include:

Professional experience

Senior DevOps Engineer, OpenStack Services - Engineering, Mirantis Inc.
2023-01-01 - ongoing | remote

My responsibilities include: active contribution into roadmap and backlog items for DevOps team; planning and deployment of infrastructure on top of AWS and OpenStack; migration of infrastructure services into K8s; monitoring and operation of development/staging/production environments; technical demos and knowledge sharing sessions with customer and work with geographically distributed international teams on technical challenges and process improvements.

Senior Cloud Engineer, DevOps Tooling Team, Grand Parade part of William Hill
2022-09-20 - 2022-12-31 | Kraków, Poland

This position is a continuation of the previous one, the Team rebranded to affirm focus on products that are not part of private cloud. The promotion reflected my involvement with high-level planning, architecture, improvements of Team ways of working as well as problems identification and resolution.

Cloud Engineer, Infrastructure & Cloud Tooling Team, Grand Parade part of William Hill
2021-02-01 - 2022-09-19 | Kraków, Poland

I took the internal opportunity to transfer to a business area more focused on cloud (both private on-prem one and AWS) and pure systems’ administration to advance my career. The areas of work in Tooling Team included:

It is important to mention that AWS networking and account governance is handled by a separate central team, therefore my experience gained here is focused mostly on compute and storage related services.

Site Reliability Engineer, Big Data, Grand Parade part of William Hill
2020-07-01 - 2021-01-31 | Kraków, Poland

On this position, I was maintaining and improving operational processes for a broad range of Big Data processing systems, as well as took part in on-call rotation. From an infrastructure point of view, I worked with tools deployed on Linux VMs to private on-prem cloud based on Puppet and to AWS. Some parts of my work required work with MS SQL procedures.

Senior DevOps Engineer, IT Department, Prescient Co
2019-10-01 - 2020-06-30 | Kraków, Poland

It was independent position, connecting IT and Development + QA. My main work areas included:

Linux Platform Engineer, DIMETRA Platform, Motorola Solutions Systems
2019-05-01 - 2019-09-30 | Kraków, Poland

I was working on automation and orchestration of client-deployable systems on operating system level (package management, virtualization of internal components, hardware compatibility). Other than the actual project code (mostly bash, Python, RedHat configuration files) I was maintaining CI/CD for physical hardware (Jenkins).

This short adventure with Scrum-based Software Development for offline solutions (i.e. no live systems or operations work) let me understand that my skills are best used with a more dynamic work environment.

Platform Operations Engineer, Network Operations Command Center, Akamai Technologies
2016-07-01 - 2019-04-30 | Kraków, Poland

Various roles, Computer Science Students’ Association - KSI, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
2014-12-01 - 2017-12-31 | Kraków, Poland

While studying computer science at Jagiellonian University in Kraków I was volunteering in several projects/events (mainly as IT Operations Specialist on Academic IT Festival - SFI) and served as Secretary of the Board in KSI, as well as System Administrator (classic full-stack administration).

Various roles, freelance web-developer and SysAdmin, self-employed
2013 - 2016 | Internet

Most of the projects I was working on involved web development (in classic technologies like PHP + MySQL) and systems configuration (Linux).

Skills and technologies


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