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Serge Elkin

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Sergey Elkin
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Over 20 years of experience with proven track record, building scalable data communication system . While I had started my career in the telecommunication domain, much of my recent work has been in building large-scale data processing systems and cloud solutions . Interested in big data engineering and machine learning , with big passion for Python and Open Source.


October 2013 - January 2016
AT&T , Israel R&D Center - Big Data Engineer

  • Provided technical leadership over multiple projects in Big Data domain . Collaborated with a scrum teams throughout development lifecycle to ensure rapid delivery of products. Performed Hadoop cluster related day-to-day operations , including troubleshooting , deployment and debugging of job issues. As one of core team member contributed to building Real-time Analytics Platform using Apache Storm , Apache Kafka and Hortonworks HDP.
  • Lead process of migration of existing IoT on-premises system to AWS cloud .Successfully designed and implemented a solution , connecting multi-region VPC over IPSec tunnel , including tailored application for monitoring and automatic failover . Developed Ansible playbook for one-click deployments of AWS instances and provisioning CoreOS fleet cluster.
  • Developed and integrated a solution , accelerating data ingestion and data transferring process of massive structured data across geographically separated Hadoop data lakes.
  • Extensively involved in planning and executing of POCs and Product evaluation. Gathered and defined technical requirements for development anomaly detection system using Hadoop and Apache Spark .

April 2005 – October 2013
LM Ericsson Israel - Senior System Engineer

  • Led OTT IPTV solutions and integration engineering activities , acting in worldwide projects with strong client and service orientation and consulting skills
  • Participated in process of customer engagement for CDN and Telco Video Optimization solutions

1999 - 2005
Pelephone Communication , Israel - Network System Administrator

  • Involved in planning or deploying of first CDMA Circuit-Switched and Packet-Switched data networks
  • Conducted research , trial and made recommendations on procurement of technology products and services


MSc , Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Russia; Ryazan State Radio Engineering Academy , Russia


  • Devops: Ansible , Git , maven , CI
  • Programming: Python , Scikit learn , Numpy , Pandas , IPython , git , maven
  • Big Data: Hadoop , Yarn , Storm , Spark , Kafka , Flume , Oozie
  • Platform and Infrastructure: Linux , Docker , CoreOS , deep understanding of IP networking

Training & Certifications

  • Udacity , Intro to Machine Learning
  • Udemy , AWS Certified Solutions Architect
  • Cloudera Administrator Training for Apache Hadoop
  • Cloudera Developer Training for Apache Hadoop
  • M102: MongoDB for DBAs
  • CS100.1x Introduction to Big Data with Apache Spark