Hi, I am Dave

Dave Cuza

Site Reliability Engineer at Yelp Inc.

Software Engineer with professional expertise as a Full-stack developer, DevOps, and SysAdmin. Skilled in Desktop, Web, and Mobile Apps development, Information Technologies, and Cloud environments. With over 10 years of experience in Linux desktop and server operations. Proficient in various frameworks, programming languages, Design Patterns, and Competitive Programming.

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Site Reliability Engineer
Yelp Inc.

May 2021 - Present, Toronto, Canada

Yelp is an American public company headquartered in San Francisco, California. The company develops, hosts, and markets the Yelp.com website and the Yelp mobile app, which publish crowd-sourced reviews about businesses. It also operates an online reservation service called Yelp Reservations.

  • Maintain Yelp’s internal PaaS, PaaSTA
  • Maintain Yelp’s internal batch procesing system, Tron
  • Make sure the website/app is up and running smoothly
  • Deal with typical k8s/infrastructure shenanigans 🔥

DevOps Developer
Inteloom Inc.

Aug 2019 - May 2021, Gatineau, Canada

Inteloom is a fast-growing management firm offering a variety of services that introduces Object-Oriented Management (Gestion Object Orientée Management ®/GOOM) to the market.

  • Responsible for integrating the DevOps lifecycle and DevOps best practices as part of the organization workflow.
  • In charge of all CI/CD pipelines and infrastructure automation.
  • Migrated the GOOMTool to a cloud-native application.
  • Part of a two people team managing an on-premises datacenter running services in production.
  • System administrator setting up and maintaining VMWare ESXi virtualization technology, Highly Available Kubernetes Clusters and Linux systems.
  • Responsible for creating and implementing the on-premises data-center backup solution.
  • Full-stack Web Developer for some of the company clients.

Full Stack Engineer
The Furniture Guys

Sep 2018 - Aug 2019, Toronto, Canada

The Furniture Guys are proud to be the fastest-growing supplier of new, refurbished, and used office furniture in Toronto and the surrounding areas. They have a team of designers, an in-house shop and they build custom software solutions to handle all their project needs

  • Full-stack developer using PHP for backend and dealer app, employing the OpenCart framework, and a variety of client-side technologies like jQuery, Vue.js, three.js (WebGL), and Bootstrap.
  • Backend developer of a Python API using Django for optimization of materials.
  • DevOps in charge of the testing and deployment pipelines of the internal apps using CodePipeline and CodeDeploy from AWS.
  • AWS SysOps Administrator responsible for deploying, operating, and managing systems on the AWS platform. Planned, managed, and deployed a Zimbra Collaboration Suite connected to a NextCloud Hub as a self-hosted alternative to Office 365.

University of Matanzas (UM)

Sep 2013 - Jul 2018, Matanzas, Cuba

The University of Matanzas is an outstanding institution that has experienced amazing and powerful educational development since its inception, becoming recognized as one of the five best Cuban universities, according to the Cuban Ministry of Higher Education MES (by its Spanish acronym).

Technical Lead

Sep 2016 - Jul 2018

  • Tech Lead in charge of the whole product lifecycle from the early planning stages to the final product.
  • DevOps in charge of automation and making code go from development to the production environment using CI/CD pipelines, Docker containers, and a self-hosted Gitlab.
  • Full Stack Web Developer using the Symfony PHP Framework and ASP.NET MVC Core.
Web Developer and Systems Administrator

Sep 2013 - Jun 2016

  • Worked as a web developer using the Symfony PHP Framework and ASP.NET MVC.
  • System administrator setting up and maintaining VMware ESXi virtualization technology and Linux systems.