Alison Mukoma

Experienced python, django and DevOps engineer

Lusaka, Zambia


I have extensive experience building resilient and efficient systems with solid devops experience with various tools such as Docker, AWS, ansible, shell scripting, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Mongo db and many other tools to get the most performing architecture around the systems that I have worked on.

You need someone that can commit all their focus and work towards a beautiful scaling product, give me a shot and I won't disappoint you as I gain pride by building beautiful pieces of solutions and its my full time career.



Favorite Python Packages:

Django rest framework, aiosmtp, requests, django allauth, pytracking for email manipulation etc



Building quality websites and applications with Python, Django, Docker,

HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Solution oriented web developer with well-rounded experience in software and

architecture development, object-oriented and user-centered design.


evelyn hone college Graduated January 2016 Diploma

2014 - 2016: Studied computer studies at evelyn hone college in Zambia (Diploma


Malundu secondary School Graduated January 2011 O' Level Certificate

2009-2011: Malundu secondary School (grade nine to grade twelve).

Obtained GradeTwelve 'O' Level Certificate.

Nakatete basic school

Graduated January 2008


2000-2008: Nakatete basic school (one to grade eight). Obtained Grade

Nine Certificate.

Employment History

Em13 LLC - Trinidad, Caribean

Lead software engineer

May 2019 - present

I mostly work on the core email marketing application, building efficient email

delivery and tracking tools around it and also building the API for our third

party mailer companies to integrate with s.

Technologies I worked with

- Python

- Kubernetes


- Git/GitHub

- Rest APIs

- Clubhouse for scrum

- Rancher

- Elasticsearch

- Kibana

- puppet

- ansible

- react js


Software Engineer

Stellenbosch, Western Cape

October 2017 - November 2018

My daily routine included helping in the desings and taking charge of the

implementations of my assigned tickets/work, overtime I have gained a lot of

knowledge and competenced which among them includes.

Technologies I worked with

- Python

- Django

- Docker

- Rancher labs

- Ansible

- Pycharm pro edition

- Shell scripting

- Postgres


- Javascript



- Bootstrap

- Elasticsearch engine


- Celery

- RabbitMQ

- Linux

- Git and GitHub


- Nginx

cloud architecting of systems, writing good test coverage for every implemented

feature, automating most deployments with shell scripting, managing docker

infrastructures and system stack with rancher labs (a tool for managing

container platforms), as well as scaling these microservices and building

scaling load balancers for the running instances and many more.

Ministry of local development

Software developer

Lusaka, Lusaka Province

November 2014 - February 2017

worked as a community developer for various participations in building software

solutions for the local community, I participated and built the rabbitsms backend for

a community solution that helps identify and publish data of the vulnerable children

to the minitstry of local community development. The project was owned and funded by

the ministry and we had a hackerthon towards implementing it up to deployment as a

team of developers with various experiences.

Technologies I worked with

- Python

- Django

- Celery



- Linux- Postgres / SQL

schoolnet Zambia January 2013 - December 2013 redhat linux system administrator

During my work time at schoolnetZambia I used to manage the OS and

configuration setup and for the second hand servers that clients baught. I

was taking part in the college (Evelyn hone college) for maintaining and

Hobbies & Interests

Researching on new technologies and sharing new ideas

Learning from other people and sharing experiences and

knowledge. Listening to podcasts about technology, space news

Professional Skills

Linux/Unix Expert

Python programming Advanced

AWS cloud architect Intermediate

Network Architecture Intermediate

Docker Advanced

Java Technologies Intermediate

HTML, CSS Advanced

SQL, Postgres, pgAdminIII,

MySQL, phpMyAdmin, sqlite3,

Oracle databases Advanced

Json, API design Django web Advanced

framework Elasticsearch search Expert

engine Celery, Rabittmq, Advanced

Redis, Nginx git, GitHub, Advanced

GitLab grafana, prometheus Expert

Sentry, CodeCove, Travis Expert

Apache Solr Advanced


Project References

Example links to the projects that I have worked on are listed below:

1. Project – A changelog manager for the QGIS project

- URL:

- GitHub:

2. Biodiversity Information System – Built as a SAAS platform and used in

various client solutions as shown below.

- URL:

- GitHub:

3. Kartoza monitoring stack – A recipe of monitoring ochestrations for use

in system health and performance checks.

- GitHub:

4. Django trail mapper – A backend app implementation for sharing hiking trails

- GitHub:


Amazon Web Services, Ansible, Backbone.js, Celery, DevOps, Django, Django Channels, Django REST Framework, Docker, Elasticsearch, Flask, Git, GraphQL, JavaScript, Jenkins, Kafka, Kubernetes, Linux, MySQL, Nginx, PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ, ReactJS, Redis, SQL, Selenium, Twisted, Virtualenv, Web Development, uWSGI

Joined: Nov. 4, 2019