Started:
May 2022
Role:
DevOps Engineer
Connect:
GitHub, LinkedIn

Based in Melbourne, Ming is a DevOps specialist, working on Salsa’s hosting platform and our client platforms. 

As a Dev Ops Engineer, Ming manages our platforms on a day-to-day basis, providing support, building out new capabilities and managing performance. 

His time is split between Salsa’s hosting platform and our client platforms, specifically Victoria’s Single Digital Presence and, to a lesser extent, the Federal Government’s GovCMS. 

Ming works with project managers and client stakeholders to identify customer needs, provide service and support, and effectively communicate technical information to all parties. 

Skillset

  • Web frameworks and platforms (Drupal, Express)
  • Docker (Docker Compose, image management)
  • Kubernetes cluster management (OpenShift, Lagoon, etc.)
  • AWS technologies (S3, EC2, RDS, Elasticache, SES, etc.)
  • Shell scripting (Bash, Sh, etc.)
  • PHP, Python, Javascript, Swift, C#, Assembly and Pascal
  • Web-serving architectures (NGINX, Apache, Varnish)
  • CDN technologies (CloudFront and Section.io)
  • Ansible
  • Elasticsearch
  • Email security 
  • Communicating technical information to various stakeholders
  • Jira administration 

Previous experience

Ming has over 3 years’ experience as a DevOps engineer. 

Before working for Salsa, Ming worked for Victoria’s Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC), working on the Single Digital Presence platform. He started at DPC as a support developer and then moved to support lead. 

Ming has also co-written and published a paper on a research project he was involved in. The paper, VisCrime: A Crime Visualisation System for Crime Trajectory from Multi-Dimensional Sources, was presented at the Twelfth ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Computer Science, majoring in cybersecurity

Hobbies

  • Visiting beaches around Melbourne
  • Catching up with friends
  • Gaming — Ming’s favourite game is Final Fantasy XIV 
  • Going to the gym