Niko Kurtti

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What i'm rambling about

RT @jarthorne: bootsnap is a library built by our dev acceleration team to optimize Ruby/Rails startup. Beta quality but early results are…

RT @mullinsms: @brendangregg talk on "Container Performance Analysis" at #Dockercon was solid gold #containers #linux…

@Barnacules @NeatoRobotics FWIW I still recommend it and will definitely get a new one. Hoping for more power and s…

@Barnacules @NeatoRobotics Mixed feelings about D85. First one was replaced during first year due to noise. Dust&ha…

@kubecon @ bcc - Berliner Congress Center


  1. Tinkerer with keen interest in open source technologies. Building container platform with Ruby and Golang at the moment.


  1. Master's degree, Software engineering, Information security, 2007-2013, TTY
  2. Thesis studied modern high availability architectures when implementing web applications


ProgrammingProficient with Ruby, especially in the domain of infrastructure. 3+ years of professional work experience with Java EE. 2+ years of Golang and super interested in getting better in that. Total newbie with Clojure (and other functional languages) but interested in.
DevOps toolsExpertise on containers and container ecosystem (Docker, Kubernetes etc). Legacy background in Chef.
Operating systems13+ years of experience with Linux. Hands on experience with Solaris and FreeBSD. Familiar with the main distributions and package manager, GNU tools etc.
DatabasesAdministration and development experience on MySQL, PostgreSQL, OracleSQL and MongoDB. When administrating HA solutions have been used (Galera, replication, sharding)
MiscellanousFamiliar with networking (routing, VPN, firewalls, IPv6 etc). Experience with Dell, HP and IBM server hardware.

Non-technical skills

Fixing VW BeetlesBasics

Shopify Finland

Operations Engineer07/2014->
  • Keeping sure that the Shopify platform serves it's customers 24/7. Mainly focusing on container (Docker) platform
  • Ruby, Golang, Linux, Kubernetes, Docker, HA, SaaS, Virtualization, AWS, GCP, Nginx, MySQL, RoR

Solita Oy Tampere, Finland

DevOps Engineer05/2013-07/2014
  • Architecting scalable and automated service platforms for Web applications. Monitoring and coding everything and enjoying the new open source tools.
  • Opscode Chef, Cloud, Ruby, Linux, HA, SaaS, Virtualization, Nginx

Solita Oy Tampere, Finland

Software Developer03/2010-05/2013
  • Daily work consists of drinking coffee and creating tailored services for demanding customers. Technologies include Java,Wicket and Javascript, but of course SQL is involved in the mix too.
  • Java, Spring, Wicket, Tomcat, Glassfish, MySQL, Oracle SQL, Javascript, JMeter

Axu TM Tampere, Finland

Systems Management Consultant11/2009-01/2012
  • Consulting customers in *NIX system administration and how to improve their infrastructre.
  • Linux, Apache, Postfix, Chroot, Virtualization