Abel Nieva


Senior DevOps Engineer | San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca, Argentina



Relus Cloud
Senior DevOps Engineer

Servicios Globales / Intellify Learning
Site Reliability Engineer

Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Primary UNIX Engineer for American Airlines Account 



Senior DevOps Engineer
Relus Cloud (2017 - present)

  • AWS Partner 
  • Serverless framework / AWS serverless solutions 
  • Jenkins / AWS coding services 
  • Terraform / Cloudformation 
  • Ansible deployment
  • On-premise to cloud migration
  • Bamboo, jenkins and AWS deployment stack

Site Reliability Engineer
Servicios Globales / Intellify Learning (Boston, MA) (2014 -2018)
Mainly technologies currently supporting:

  • Concourse CI
  • Containers: Docker / Linux Containers / Apache Mesos / Singularity / Kubernetes 
  • Version management: GIT 
  • Data processing : Flink / Kafka 
  • Web: Nginx, Apache (mostly proxy pass reverse) 
  • NoSQL: MongoDB, ElasticSearch , Redis 
  • Infrastructure automation: Chef & ansible, Ruby, Bash , Python , Rundeck , terraform,
  • Cloud: Amazon web (AWS CLI & AWS SDK for ruby) , Digital Ocean, google
  • Cloud Services: EC2, VPC, Cloud Watch / S3 / Route 53 / cloud formation, ELB , lambda ,
    containers services
  • Google Cloud: computer engine, vpc, kubernetes clusters 
  • Mesos Clustering / singularity / docker / Baragon / Kubernetes 
  • Virtualization: VMware ESX technology, Amazon Cloud 
  • OS: RHEL (RedHat Linux) / Ubuntu Server / Amazon 
  • Monitoring: Datadog, Statsd, Opsgenie, Sentry, Mongo Cloud Manager, Prometheus,
    graphite, Grafana (dashboards) 
  • Paas: Openshif 
  • Miscellaneous services: email (sendmail), mailgun, DNS bind, NTP 
  • Security: Openldap admin, security compliance on systems and chef recipes 

Primary UNIX Engineer for American Airlines Account (ITO Delivery Consultant 3)
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (2014 - 2016)

  • Linux System upgrade, configuration updates (mostly Redhat 5,6 and 7)
  • Linux System improves and performance tuning 
  • New Linux builds 
  • Solaris 10-11 / Linux RHEL 5-6 / Oracle database appliance running Oracle Linux / Oracle
    VM (LDOM SPARC – T4 – T5 hardware Virtualization and Oracle Zones) / VMware ESX
  • Host side storage configuration for SAN EMC devices 
  • Unix Clustering (Veritas Cluster and Storage) / NetBackup 

Over 6 years working with Linux over enterprise environments. Successful worked with RedHat, CentOS, Oracle Linux with unbreakable kernel , Suse. Worked setting up, fixing, decommissioning and disaster recovery on dev/stage/prod environments either physical or Virtual Machines, our Linux virtual environment run over VMware ESX

Secondary roles: 

HP Lead for Trend deep security deployment on Unix midrange servers 

Unix resource for Trend Deep security implementation, PCI certification for American Airlines 

UNIX Problem Lead American Airlines Account (New generation delivery model HP NGDM) 

  • Problem owner for p1/p2 incident 
  • Data analysis to identify offender, then perform a remediation plan 
  • Trending analysis 

External Tech Advisor (2013 - Present)
Technical advisor for software development projects, mostly working on automation, security, bug
fixing, IT infrastructure on different companies. 

Most required tasks:

  • VMware / Solaris / Linux virtualization Admin 
  • Automation tasks with Bash / python (Multiplatform environments ) 
  • Software development bug fixing (Mostly web/PHP technologies) 
  • Networking  
  • Development environments setup
  • Security Advisor.  
  • Getting ready for PCI certification with Trend Deep security   
  • Redesign IT processes on small and medium sizes companies 

Unix System Administrator (Incident & Problem Management) for American Airlines Account
Hewlett-Packard (2010 - 2014)

  • System Support (Linux , Solaris, HPUX) 
  • Monitoring configuration (BigBrother, HP monitoring tools ) 
  • Clustering (VCS Veritas) 
  • Basic Middleware support (IBM products) 
  • Storage configuration for host ( EMC , Oracle Storage technologies ) 
  • Virtualization VMware / Oracle Support 
  • Basic Citrix Xenapp server support

Service Delivery
El cubo (February 2009 – May 2012) 


  • Windows, Linux server Admin
  • Development tools support ( Issue Tracking, wiki , Customer support software) 
  • SQL Server / MySQL Admin
  • Monitoring Support ( Nagios, Hobbit)  


Master System Engineering (2013-present)

National University of La Rioja
System Engineering (2011)

 National University of La Rioja
System Analyst (2010)

Certifications Exam

  • LPIC - Linux Professional Certified – Level 1 
  • LPIC - Linux Professional Certified – Level 2 
  • Novell Certified Linux Administrator (CLA) – Suse 
  • ITIL foundation 
  • Solaris 11 System Administration  
  • Solaris 11 Advanced System Administration 


Technical Skills

Technical skills
HopenStack, windows Server, WMware, elasticsearch, DevOps, Unix, F5 BigIP, Ruby, Team Leadership, MongoDB, Servers, Python, HP-UX