Pingzhou Liu

Professional Summary

I like to code and create my own tools. I am a DevOps Engineer and AWS certified (AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate 2018). I am keen to learn more about cloud-native, serverless and IT automation.

I am also interested in Data analytics. I used to be a Splunk Lead Developer where I developed a network intelligence tool with a supervised decision tree algorithm for virtual network optimization, which has been selected by Splunk .conf2017 and filed for patent in US and EU.

Job Experience

Consultant at Slalom

2020.03 – present

  • Cloud, DevOps & DevSecOps Consulting

DevOps Engineer at Which?

2018 – 2020.03

  • Create AWS based infrastructure from code for each of required environments (test, preprod, prod).
  • Script all infrastructure configuration and ensure that all environments/stacks are templatized and organised into reusable components.
  • Create automated and repeatable build routines that are used to create deployable application containers.

Senior Technology Analyst at Accenture UK

2016 – 2018

Technical Architect | Apr 2018 – Oct 2018 | Telecom Clients | London, UK

  • Provisioned AWS PoC for a containerised version for Oracle Retail System.
  • Redesigned Oracle Retail Xstore Point of Service into serverless architecture using AWS Fargate (container as service platform), route 53(service discovery) and Oracle RDS
  • Build Oracle Retail Xstore Point of Service container images, designed container deployment pipeline with Gitlab CI
  • Build an end-to-end PoC demo of the serverless architecture design.

DevOps Engineer | Feb 2018 – Apr 2018 | Government Client | Southend-on-sea, UK

  • Gained hands-on experience with terraform, ansible and Jenkins.
  • Build an ansible role with ec2 module to execute operational tasks and configured its Jenkins pipelines.

DevOps Engineer | May 2017 – Dec 2017 | Resources Client | Dusseldorf, DE

  • Designed, Tested and Deployed Docker monitoring with Splunk
  • Gained hands-on experience with emerging technologies – chef, cookbook, Gitlab, Jenkins, consul, docker and developed practical experience over IT automation

Data Science Practitioner | Mar 2017 – May 2017 | Innovation Program | London, UK

  • Engaged with network expert to develop virtual network optimization use case using Splunk Developed, applied and created customized machine learning algorithms to build this PoC
  • This PoC has been selected by Splunk annual conference and presented in front of 6000+ Splunk experts from industries in states.
  • Accenture Inventor Award Program

Infrastructure Technical Architect | Mar 2016 – Dec 2016 | Insurance Client | London, UK

  • Completed data gathering, aggregation, data modelling and integration with key source to provide user segmentation reports and network transformation reports for key client deliverables
  • Produced PowerShell script to query DoubleTake job information from DoubleTake console to monitor DoubleTake migration progress with Splunk.
  • Produced PowerShell Scripts to identify live, dead and redirect links and automatically queried IPs for each live links via RIPE-NCC API and successfully transferred Phase 1B to the offshore team.


  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (2018)
  • Splunk Certified Admin (2017)


  • Master of Operations, Projects and Supply Chain Management, Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester, 2015
  • Bachelor of International Business, China University of Political Science and Law, 2010
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