Alejandra Ornelas Figueroa

Devops Engineer - Backend Dev

Colima, México



Devops Engineer and Backend Developer with passion and demonstrable knowledge on how to handle complex infrastructures in production environments.
I am deeply interested in the newest technologies and the best practices for software development.
I have been programming since Secondary School, and have tried multiple languages and platforms. So far liking Ruby/Rails, Javascript/Node.js, C#/.NET and Kotlin/Android the most.
I love to read everything about tech, and I try to hack every single gadget in my hands.
Currently I have a router with tomato-wrt working as my personal server, proud owner of a Hackintosh, I also enjoy the music, and have played guitar for about 11 years, but mostly as a casual hobby and not as a professional guitarist.
Always looking for LGBT+ friendly environment.
Highly Functional ASD


Devops Engineer

May 2018 - May 2021 | AMV

  • Lead Manager of the project infrastructure under both Heroku and Amazon Web Services
  • Setup of Auto-Scaling and rolling deployments with Elastic Container Service
  • Setup of CI/CD Pipelines for all the infrastructure using CircleCI
  • Setup of E2E testing with Cypress
  • Migration of Auth infrastructure from Rails/Devise to Keycloak for company-wide authentication
  • Setup of the search backend using ElasticSearch
  • Backend: Migration of speed critical code from Ruby/Rails to Elixir/Phoenix
  • Backend: Microservices stack for web crawling and analysis from scratch in NodeJS
  • Backend: Migration of certain crawling tasks from NodeJS/Express to AWS Lambda for high scalability

Software Engineer

Dec 2016 - May 2018 | Progressly (Acquired by Box)

  • Devops: 2nd in charge of the project infrastructure
  • Devops: Continous Deployment to Amazon Web Services
  • Devops: CI Migration from Codeship to CircleCI
  • Devops: E2E Testing setup with Cypress
  • Devops: Setup of the search backend using ElasticSearch
  • Backend: Leader of the full migration from Rails to NodeJS/Express
  • Backend: Development of a Slack bot for company internal tasks, including ACL, DB Management, Deployment, and Testing

Full Stack Developer

Feb 2016 - Nov 2016 | Zoobean

  • Front End Development in AngularJS 1.0
  • Backend Development in Rails 4
  • Database Admin and Manteninance in PostgreSQL 9.2
  • Performance Analysis and Manteinance with NewRelic and Scout

Software Engineer

Feb 2016 - May 2016 | MagmaLabs

  • Contractor work for Zoobean
  • Rails 4/5
  • Javascript
  • AngularJS
  • PostgreSQL

Software Engineer Intern

Feb 2016 - May 2016 | MagmaLabs

  • Front End Development Training in AngularJS
  • Backend Development Training in Rails


Universidad de Colima

2012 - 2016 | Bachelors Degree

Major: Software Engineering

GPA: 3.76

고려대학교 (Korea University)

2015 - 2015 | Exchange Student Program

Major: Computer Science

GPA: 3.94


2018 | React, Rails, Koa, Elixir, Phoenix, AWS, Heroku, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, ECS


2016 | React, Rails, ExpressJS, Elastic Search, AWS, PostgreSQL


2016 | AngularJS 1, Rails, PostgreSQL, Heroku



  • Native Spanish
  • Fluid English (C1)
  • Basic Korean (A2)
  • Basic Japanese (A1)

Backend Development

  • NodeJS
  • Javascript
  • Typescript
  • ExpressJS
  • Koa
  • NextJS
  • Ruby
  • Rails
  • Elixir
  • Phoenix
  • PostgreSQL
  • SQLite
  • Elasticsearch
  • DynamoDB
  • Redis
  • Memcached
  • AWS S3
  • Keycloak
  • MySQL
  • OpenAPI
  • Serverless


  • Docker
  • Docker Compose
  • Git
  • CI/CD
  • CircleCI
  • AWS
  • ECS
  • EC2
  • Heroku
  • PaaS
  • Linux
  • OSX
  • Windows

Front End Development

  • React
  • Redux
  • Webpack
  • HTML
  • Bootstrap
  • TailwindCSS
  • Electron
  • Jest
  • Cypress