Hi, I’m Vlad Ionescu!

Contact

I’m on Github, Twitter, and reluctantly on Keybase.

You can get in touch at totally-not-spam-like-I-pinky-swear@vladionescu.me, and if you really have to, you can encrypt emails with the keys you find on Keybase.

Personal life

I enjoy TV shows( but not Game of Thrones) and movies.

I like finance and reading. I love debating.

I drink cocktails, whiskey, and wine — mentioned here in order of discovery. Tea, orange or pineapple juice, and lemon water are perfect too.

I enjoy home automation and @internetofshit.

I admire art and beauty.

Tech and work

I do IT consulting. More specifically, I help companies implement DevOps practices, architect their infrastructure and applications to support growth, all while training and helping upskill.

I fast-forward the learning process while helping avoid mistakes. I work with project managers, business analysts, developers, and testers to foster actual collaboration and best practices, which drastically lowers delivery time.

I am proficient with C++, and I have a particular draw to Ruby, but I have experience with several languages including Java( so many tools), Python( can’t deny the libraries and support), Haskell( ah, functional programming), SQL and PL/SQL( you can do so much with a classic, relational database), C# and .NET( Core is a good step in the right direction but a slow and small one), Rails, and of course Go. So much Go.

I write JavaScript with a deep sense of hate, and I eagerly wait for WebAssembly to mature.

I’ve been exposed to Assembly and PHP too.

On the cloud side, I work primarily with AWS. I am an AWS Container Hero, and most of my work is focused on Kubernetes and Serverless. Once in a while, I get to go retro, and I get to do immutable infrastructure with Packer and Terraform.

Buzzwords: AWS, Azure; Packer, Terraform, still iffy on Spinnaker; Docker, Containerd, Kubernetes, Helm, GitHub Actions, Jenkins; Serverless, SAM, Feature Flags; Selenium, Cucumber; Observability, OpenTracing OpenTelemetry, Honeycomb, Prometheus.


I’m always open to hearing about new projects or opportunities!

I am especially interested in working with:

  • healthy, focused, high performing teams or organizations that want to get there
  • serverless/ FaaS-only companies
  • Microsoft Azure( zero experience, some services are amazing) and Alibaba Cloud( so intriguing)
  • large scale systems