// Brian Kintz

Hey there!

I'm Brian...a cloud
and DevOps engineer
based in Germany.

Scroll on down to find
out a bit about me!

Brian Kintz

Work

Currently I'm building IAV's private cloud.

I'm responsible for on-premise Kubernetes, Ceph and GitLab, as well as driving our adoption of public and hybrid cloud services.

Over the years I've been active in our Digital Lab and am renowned as a leader for DevOps methodology and cloud technology.

Technology Leadership

  • Core team member for the development of the company-wide technology strategy
  • Keynote speaker for establishing DevOps practices in the enterprise

Infrastructure Projects

  • Designed, built and automated an on-premise managed Kubernetes PaaS
  • Collaborated on the development of a Kubernetes-based accelerated machine learning platform
  • Guided investment in strategically scalable, distributed storage solutions
  • Organically grew GitLab from a team solution into a company-wide DevOps hub

DevOps & Software Projects

  • Automated deployment and operations of a multi-cloud mobility platform
  • Managed agile development of enterprise software projects
  • Developed tools & libraries for automotive diagnostics

Favorite Tools

  • Kubernetes
  • GitLab
  • Ceph
  • Terraform
  • Ansible
  • Prometheus / Grafana
  • Visual Studio Code

Certifications

Education

  • B.Sc. Computer Engineering
  • B.A. German Language

Languages

  • English - Native
  • German - Fluent

Over the years I've had the chance to wear many hats.

Some of my more interesting non-tech roles include:

  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Ski Instructor
  • Bicycle Mechanic
  • German Teaching Assistant
  • Lifeguard

Play

Work's fun, but so are lots of other things!

I love learning new things, which leads to an abundance of hobbies.

On any given day you can find me cooking, climbing, sailing, skiing, dancing or just strumming along with some music on the guitar.

Skiing

I'm a DSV Level B licensed ski instructor and guide club ski trips in my free time.

I also built MTV Gifhorn's ski website - check it out!

Guitar

Don't expect a concert anytime soon, but my trusty Taylor is my go-to to unwind after a long day.

Sailing

I've raced, I've cruised, I've sailed offshore along most of eastern North America and I've enjoyed a hard earned dark 'n stormy after navigating through fog so thick I could barely see my hand in front of my face.

And I loved it all!

Cooking

Always cook with wine...if you want you can even add some to the food!

I'm working on my cookbook - feel free to have a look!

Dancing

They tell you to face your fears, so I took a course.

Turns out it's actually fun!

Mountain Life

Hiking, climbing, via ferrata, trail running...

The mountains are my happy place.