I'm Kai Schmocker
Media Technology Engineer
Federal VET Diploma in Information Technology
Hi! I’m Kai, a seasoned IT professional weaving a narrative across the realms of IT Application Administration, DevOps, Security, and Consulting. With a passion for innovation and a commitment to technological excellence, I navigate the intersection of these diverse domains to drive efficiency and security in the digital landscape.
IT Application Administrator: In the realm of IT Application Administration, I orchestrate the seamless functioning of critical applications. From deployment and configuration to ongoing maintenance, I meticulously curate environments that are not only efficient but also scalable. My journey involves ensuring that technology empowers businesses to thrive.
DevOps Practitioner: As a devoted DevOps enthusiast, I believe in breaking down silos and fostering collaboration between development and operations. My expertise lies in automating workflows, implementing continuous integration and deployment strategies, and facilitating a culture of rapid, reliable software delivery. The goal is to bridge the gap between development and operations, creating a harmonious and efficient development pipeline.
Security Professional: In the era of ever-evolving cyber threats, I take on the role of a Security Professional with zeal. My focus is on fortifying digital landscapes against vulnerabilities, conducting rigorous risk assessments, and ensuring compliance with industry standards. I am committed to staying ahead of the cybersecurity curve, implementing robust measures to safeguard organizations from potential threats.
Consultant Extraordinaire: With a foundation in consulting, I bring a holistic perspective to the table. Collaborating with diverse teams and industries, I’ve honed my ability to understand unique challenges and tailor strategic solutions. My consulting journey involves providing guidance to organizations seeking to optimize their IT infrastructure, navigate complexities, and elevate their technological capabilities.
Connecting the Dots: Bridging these diverse roles, I aim to create synergies that enhance both the functionality and security of IT ecosystems. Whether optimizing applications, championing DevOps practices, fortifying against cyber threats, or providing strategic consulting, I am dedicated to delivering holistic and impactful solutions.
Media Technology Engineer
2024 - today
- Deploy, configure, and optimize critical applications, ensuring efficient and secure operation.
- Collaborate with development teams to troubleshoot and resolve application-related issues promptly.
- Implement updates, patches, and enhancements to optimize application performance.
- Oversee the design, implementation, and maintenance of media technology solutions, including audiovisual systems and streaming services.
- Collaborate with media producers to seamlessly integrate technology into creative workflows.
- Conduct regular assessments of IT systems, identifying areas for improvement and implementing performance tuning measures.
- Implement and maintain security measures to protect applications and media technology systems from cyber threats.
- Ensure compliance with industry standards and regulatory requirements related to media content and technology.
Dispatcher operational planning
2023 - 2023
Planning of the security service employees as well as the receptionists in the migration area.
Employee in the security service
2022 - 2023
Working as an employee in the security service for the migration area.
2021 - 2023
Advising customers on all security-related issues, the development of an information security management system (ISMS), assist in the creation of security documents, carrying out security audits, consulting projects in the security environment, conceptual work in the security environment, collaboration in DevSecOps projects as well as internal support in the development of the services, support for sales activities and the development of offers and customer support (pre-/post-sales).
For one year I did my compulsory military service as a military policeman.
Middleware & DevOps
2017 - 2020
Since 2017, I work in the middleware and DevOps area and gain experience with UrbanCode Deploy, Jenkins, shell scripting, automation, CI/CD, Python, Docker, web servers like Apache and a bit of Java.
2015 - 2019
In my apprenticeship, as a computer scientist VET (specialized in system technology), I first learned the basics at the BBC vocational training center. I got to know many new things and especially what computer science is all about. After this basic apprenticeship year, I started to work in the military industry and to use and expand my knowledge there. I was able to change departments during this time to gain more experience in different areas. However, I quickly found my passion when I started working in the middleware area. Mainly it was about the installation and operation of various application- and web servers and their applications. I learned the familiar handling of Apache Webserver, Apache Tomcat, and IBM WebSphere Liberty Profile, which ultimately made up a large part of my daily business. To develop and run these as well as other services of the middleware Linux stack, bash and shell scripts were essential for survival. To automate these services and platforms, I pulled up GitLab and UrbanCode Deploy. With these tools, I then started building CI/CD pipelines for the existing as well as future services and platforms. At the end of my apprenticeship, I did an individual practical assignment (IPA) on Continuous Integration (CI) & Continuous Deployment (CD) for Apache Webserver and PHP. This IPA is about executing and documenting a project within ten days from the beginning of the planning to the end of the implementation. With the knowledge and experience, I gained in these four years, I have built a solid foundation and can now start professionally after my apprenticeship and strive for my professional career.
gibb Vocational School Bern - 2015 - 2019
Federal Diploma of Vocational Education and Training Specialism System and Network Technology
IFA Bern - 2021 - 2023
Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education in Information Technology Specialism System and Network Technology and Cybersecurity
Courses and Certificates
Linux/Unix – Systemadministrator I («LINSY1») Course
Intercompany course advanced network technology