About Me

Nelson Figueroa

I’m a Software Engineer with broad experience working with technologies like Ruby on Rails, Kubernetes, and Amazon Web Services. I started this blog for fun and to share my knowledge.

I am currently focusing on my health and have left my previous role. However, I am open to new roles that begin in early 2024.


Software Engineer @ Robinhood (Most of 2023)

Software Engineer IV @ Edmunds (2020 - 2022)

Junior DevOps Engineer @ Vitu (2019 - 2020)

Software Engineering Intern @ Dollar Shave Club (Summer 2019)

Software Engineer @ CSU Northridge (2018 - 2019)


Programming/Scripting: Ruby, Python, Bash, Go

Web Technologies: Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap CSS, Bulma CSS

Databases: MySQL, SQLite 3, PostgreSQL

Infrastructure: Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Serverless, CloudFormation, CI/CD (Google Cloud Build, GitHub Actions, Jenkins, Spinnaker)

Cloud: Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform

Operating Systems: Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS, Kali), macOS, Windows 10

Other: Command Line, Agile/Scrum, Jira, Git, RSpec


California State University, Northridge

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology (2019)

Open-Source Contributions


Simplified and community-driven “cheat sheet” for command line tools.

Contributed practical examples for the following commands:

  • rails generate
  • rails destroy
  • rails db
  • rails routes
  • terraform validate
  • terraform fmt
  • minikube stop
  • minikube delete
  • pmset displaysleepnow
  • kubectl get
  • kubectl describe
  • kubectl logs
  • kubectl rollout
  • kubectl delete
  • kubectl edit


Technology: Programming, DevOps/Cloud Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, Privacy

Hobbies: Videogames, Electric Guitar



  • Better Call Saul
  • Breaking Bad
  • The Mandalorian
  • The Eric Andre Show
  • The Boys
  • Succession
  • Invincible
  • BoJack Horseman
  • Silicon Valley
  • The Boondocks

Music: I mainly listen to Death Metal. My Bandcamp collection is public if you’re curious. Or check out some of my current favorite songs (all YouTube links):

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