Vlad Ghinea


Skilled DevOps Consultant with a strong background in Linux server administration, and over 15 years of IT experience supporting, automating and optimizing deployments in the Cloud or On-Premise. My spare time is spent learning and improving. As an educator I am driven to inspire students to pursue academic and personal excellence.



New Orleans, LA

DevOps Consultant

July 2009 - Present

  • Significant experience building Fault-Tolerant and High Availability applications using Amazon Web Services (AWS) and with the configuration of various Amazon products
  • Infrastructure orchestration using AWS Cloudformation, Terraform and Packer
  • Use Ansible as a configuration management tool, to automate repetitive tasks, quickly deploy critical applications, and proactively manage change.
  • Extensive experience developing and maintaining custom Ansible collections and roles, including testing (using Molecule)
  • Determine and implement AWS IAM roles and policies to adhere to least privilege principle
  • Provision and secure regional and multi-regional encrypted AWS storage (S3, EFS) and internal networking using VPC's and subnets
  • Create cloud functions to automate event driven tasks (using the Serverless Framework)
  • Infrastructure monitoring using Grafana, Prometheus, AWS Cloudwatch, AWS SNS (notifications)
  • Configure Version Control using Git (including Github) with GnuPG encryption and signatures
  • Container orchestration using Docker, Docker Compose, Docker Swarm and Amazon ECS
  • CI/CD using Github Actions, Travis CI or Circle CI pipelines
  • Ability to build deployment, build scripts and automated solutions using shell scripting (BASH) Python or Ruby
  • Extensive experience developing and maintaining virtualization environments (using Proxmox or VMware ESXi)
  • Design and implement network infrastructures using pfSense (VLANs, WireGuard or OpenVPN, HAProxy or Traefik load balancing, DNS resolving, SSL certificates)
  • Experience in all phases of the software development life cycle with specific focus on the build and release of quality software
  • AWS
  • Terraform
  • Ansible
  • Python
  • BASH
  • Git
  • HTML
  • CSS

Tulane University - Theatre Department

New Orleans, LA

Senior Professor of Practice

Jan 2020 - Present

  • Teach graduate and undergraduate level classes (including CAD, Advanced Technical Problems, Technical Directing, Project Management)
  • Supervise and mentor graduate students to fulfil their degree
  • Technical Director and Lighting Designer, with a portfolio of over 50 realized main stage productions
  • Track internal/external deadlines, workflow, project costs, coordinating logistics and managing departmental tasks, staff planning & cost analysis
  • Collaborate with Producers, Directors, and Design Teams to ensure the timely construction of all productions
  • Manage and oversee the day-to-day operations and all aspects of event logistics/planning for main stage productions
  • Represent the university and the department, recruit graduate students at USITT conferences (2012-present)
  • OEHS Departmental Safety Representative (Jan 2019 - Present)
  • Master’s Thesis Committee Member
  • Program Review Committee Member (Dec 2021)

Professor of Practice

July 2013 - July 2019

Visiting Assistant Professor

July 2012 - July 2013

  • Academic
  • Project Management
  • Design
  • Production

Loyola University - Theatre Department

New Orleans, LA

Adjunct Professor

Aug 2019 - Dec 2019

  • Taught CAD software (VectorWorks)
  • CAD

Unlock Consumer Data

Bucharest, Romania

IT Manager

May 2008 - May 2009

  • Installed, configured and operated networking systems, maintained the company's security systems
  • Administered telecom infrastructure (Asterisk IP PBX systems)
  • Ensured high system availability in a mixed server environment, including Windows and Linux
  • Contributed to existing projects and initiatives recommending changes in the methods and procedures of existing business processes
  • Maintained all the UNIX, Linux and Windows environments
  • Monitoring and capacity analysis using Monit and Nagios.
  • Linux
  • Network
  • Data Processing
  • Infrastructure


Bucharest, Romania

Desktop Publisher

Jan 2007 - Dec 2007

  • Creating and formatting various commercial prints, fliers, adds and catalogues
  • Ensured the required printing standards
  • Design

Connect Promotion

Bucharest, Romania

IT Manager

Jan 2006 - Dec 2006

  • Created internal frameworks to structure IT-related activities and the interactions of IT technical personnel with business customers and users
  • Asset Management (Printers, Workstations, Routers, Switches, and Servers)
  • Linux
  • Network
  • Data Processing
  • Infrastructure


Master of Fine Arts (2012)

Tulane University, New Orleans, USA

Project Management and Technical Direction

Master of Business Information Systems (2009)

Romanian-American University, Bucharest, Romania

Managerial Information Systems

Bachelor of Business Information Systems (2007)

Romanian-American University Bucharest, Romania

Managerial Information Systems
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  • +1 (504) 909-1432
  • vlad@ghn.me
  • ghn.me
  • New Orleans, LA


    • Team
    • Project Management
    • Event Planning
    • AWS
    • Python
    • Ruby
    • BASH
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • Jinja
    • Terraform
    • Packer
    • Cloudformation
      Configuration Management
    • Ansible
    • Puppet
      Developer Tools
    • Git
    • Github
    • Github Actions
      Containers and Orchestration
    • Docker
    • Docker Swarm
    • Docker Compose
    • Grafana
    • Prometheus
    • Cloudwatch
    • Proxmox
    • VMware ESXi
    • Calm under pressure
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Great team player
    • Always looking to work collaboratively
    • Ability to adapt quickly and effectively


  • Romanian
  • English
  • French


  • Master of Business Information Systems (2009)
  • Master of Fine Arts (2012)


  • Science
  • Technology
  • Education
  • Smart Home
  • Nature
  • Travel