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Nawaz
nawazahmed5197@gmail.com
571-393-2954
Arlington, VA 22246
Cloud/DevOps Engineer
8 years experience W2
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Overall 6+ years of IT industry experience as Linux Administration, DevOps, Build and Release Engineer in Systems Administration, Configuration Management, and Development, and hands-on experience on various Cloud/IaaS platforms such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and experience in Software configuration management (SCM), Build/Release Management, performing duties such as automation, deployment, documenting, support, troubleshooting and monitoring in various environments like DEV, TEST, STAGE & PROD.
• Automation of configuration management tools, build tools following Agile methodology and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) which include monitoring, configuration, troubleshooting and maintenance in a cloud and the DevOps Environment with Continuous integration and Continuous Delivery process (CI/CD).
• Extensively worked on AWS Cloud resources such as EC2 instances, IAM policies, Route 53, Auto scaling, S3, RDS, EBS, VPC, SNS, Cloud Front, Cloud Watch, Cloud Trail, Cloud Formation, Security Groups focusing on fault tolerance and high availability. Configured and launched EC2 instances in cloud AWS by creating own infrastructure using AWS resources like VPC, Subnets, Route tables and Internet Gateways.
• Experience on Jenkins, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, GIT, GitHub, Maven and Nexus to build and save the artifacts.
• Worked with Kubernetes, running/managing containers, container snapshots and managing images to containerize applications, manage clusters that are running and creating persistent volumes.
• Installed and configured an automated tool Puppet that included the installation and configuration of the Puppet master, agent nodes and an admin control workstation.
• Extensively Installed configured and administered application servers like WebLogic 10.x/11, WebSphere 7/6, JBoss 4.0.x and Tomcat 7.x/6.x/5.5 of application servers.
• Good working experience on scripting languages like Power Shell, python and Bash. Ability in development and execution of those scripts.
• Created JIRA Workflow triggers integration with Bitbucket and managed documentation and stories in Atlassian Confluence for all the resources.

Experience
Cloud/DevOps Engineer
Information Technology
Apr 2018 - Jun 2019
Nashville, TN
* Responsible for creating the Infrastructure in AWS, Automating the Configuration of the servers, Automating the Release lifecycle, set up the Monitoring and Alerting, Setup the High Availability and the Disaster Recovery, working with the Application, Product and Business teams to test the application flows.
• Involved in designing and deploying multitude applications utilizing almost all the AWS stack (including EC2, Route53, S3, RDS, IAM) focusing on high-availability, fault tolerance, and auto-scaling in AWS Cloud formation.
• Managed the CI (Continuous Integration) tool such as Jenkins to automate the daily build processes, also managed build and deployment scripts using MAVEN in Jenkins to move from one environment to other environments.
• Customized MAVEN build scripts for the creation of the build artifacts like war or ear files. Worked with Configuring and Administering Repository Managers like Nexus Artifactory. Resolved merging issues during build and release by conducting meetings with developers and managers.
• I have worked on creating Puppet modules and manifests that would do simple things like create files, directories, users and passwords, environment variables etc to more advanced things like Deployments and Automation using Puppet.
• Good Experience in setting up puppet master, puppet agents for managing various policies and configurations.
• Automated build process with Continuous Integration Tool Jenkins using Groovy, Bash, Power Shell, Perl and python and used Puppet for Monitoring system and automation.
• Designed and implemented fully automated server build management, monitoring and deployment using Ansible playbooks and Modules and used Ansible Control server to deploy playbooks to the machines and systems in the inventory.
• Experience in writing playbooks for Ansible and deploying applications using Ansible. Wrote Ansible playbooks which are the entry points for Ansible provisioning, where the automation is defined through tasks using YAML format. Ran Ansible Scripts to provision Development servers.
• I have worked on the json and yaml scripts in my playbooks to move the generated war and ear from nexus repository to related application servers that are configured as my nodes in Ansible and uploaded the playbook to ansible and triggered the deployment.
• Configured VMs availability sets using Azure portal to provide resiliency for IaaS based solution and scale sets using Azure Resource Manager to manage network traffic.
• Highly involve in advocating, maintenance and monitoring of Active Directory (AD) services infrastructure and Azure Active Directory (AAD) infrastructure, incorporated with periodic auditing, troubleshooting and performance.
• Configured Azure storages accounts in classic and ARM models, also involved in configuration of DevTest Labs using Formula, Artifacts and using ARM JSON Templates.
• Created users and groups using Identity Access Management (IAM) and assigned individual policies to each group. Also, configured Shared Access Signature (SAS) tokens and Storage Access Policies in Azure Cloud Infrastructure.
• Have run multiple virtual machines instances by using Azure Web roles on Microsoft Azure IIS server, for interacting with Azure storage with the help of Worker roles.
• Experience in using of Docker for virtualization, containerizing, and deploying the applications securely to fasten the BuildandRelease Engineering, performed automation tasks using Docker Hub, Docker Engine, Docker Machine, Docker Compose and Docker Registry and handling multiple images primarily for middleware installations and domain configurations.
• Having good implementation experience with installation and configuration of Kubernetes, clustering them Scratch designing and preparing which involves several steps like creating nodes, Networks, security models, preparing certificates, credentials, Docker, Bootstrapping the cluster, API server, Controller Manager, Scheduler, starting cluster Services.
• Deployed microservices, including provisioning AZURE environment. Used Docker for virtualization, Ship, Run and Deploy the application securely to fasten Build/Release Engineering process.
• Worked with Kubernetes containers, pods, build config, deployment configs, replication controllers, Routes, Services and managed images and Image Streams.
• Experience with Installation, Configuration and Management of RDBMS and NoSQL tools such as SQLServer2008/2012/2014, MySQL.
Ansible ARM Artifactory AWS AWS EC2 AWS S3 Azure Active Directory Azure Resource Manager Azure Storage BaSH Bootstrap Cloud Infrastructure Continuous Integration Data Replication Devops Disaster Recovery Docker Containers Groovy IaaS IIS Jenkins JSON Maven MongoDB MS Active Directory MS Azure MySQL Network Security Perl PowerShell Puppet Python
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DevOps Engineer
Information Technology
Jan 2016 - Mar 2018
New York, NY
* Managed AWS and its services -AWS IAM, VPC, EC2, EBS, RDS, S3, ELB, Auto Scaling, Route 53, Cloud Front, Cloud Watch, security groups, network ACLs, Internet Gateways and Elastic IP's to ensure a safe area for organization in AWS public cloud.
• Initiated alarms in Cloud Watch for monitoring server's performance, CPU Utilization, disk usage and take recommended actions for better performance. Utilized Route53 to manage DNS zones and also assign public DNS names to elastic load balancers IP's.
• Design AWS Cloud Formation templates to create custom sized VPC, subnets, NAT to ensure successful deployment of Web applications and database templates. Built S3 buckets and managed policies for S3 buckets and used S3 bucket and Glacier for storage and backup on AWS. Adding bucket notification configuration that identifies the event in Amazon S3 to publish and lambda function to invoke.
• Moderate and contribute to the support forums (specific to Azure Networking, Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Active Directory, and Azure Storage) for Microsoft Developers Network including Partners and MVPs.
• Provide consulting and cloud architecture for premier customers and internal projects running on MS Azure platform for high-availability of services, low operational costs.
• Reporting to the Group Manager for technical escalations, analyze top-issues and top call drivers for the week and provide action plans to streamline processes.
• Extensively worked on Azure Identity Access Management by enabling the additional levels of validation such as multi-factor authentication and conditional access policies.
• Worked on Azure IAM to monitor suspicious activity through advanced security reporting, auditing and alerting which helps to mitigate potential security issues.
• Build scripts using MAVEN build tools in Jenkins, Sonar to move from one environment to other environments and deployment into Tomcat Application server.
• Responsible for Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) process implementation using Jenkins and Puppet along with Shell Scripts to automate routine jobs.
• I have helped the team Migrate VMs to AWS and Used Ansible playbooks to spin up multiple instances and installed dependencies, configured the integration with Jenkins server, configured authorization scaling matrices.
• I have written the Json and yaml scripts in my playbooks to move the generated war and ear from nexus repository to related application servers that are configured as my nodes in Ansible and uploaded the playbook to ansible and triggered the deployment.
• Integrated Jenkins with Packer to build the AMIs with latest version of the war file and Middleware like Tomcat, WebSphere, WebLogic etc.
• Developed Ansible playbooks with various MySQL, MS SQL modules to run SQL Database migration scripts to perform A/B testing with the newly deployed applications in the Staging environment. Web Sphere, Web Logic defined in Packer.json file and later triggered the Groovy, Bash, Power Shell and python scripts to create the stack on the AWS cloud environment.
• Experienced in hosting Chef Enterprise on-Premise, Installing Workstation, Bootstrapped Nodes for infrastructure automation and local development testing, used EC2 as virtual servers to host GIT, Jenkins and configuration management tools.
• Hands-on experience in writing Chef Cookbooks/recipes using ruby and upload them into chef-server to automate installation of Middleware Infrastructure like Apache Tomcat and JDK. Managed AWS for EC2, S3, Route53 & ELB with Chef Cookbooks.
• Configured Jenkins to automatically handle deployment and creation of Ansible playbooks in YAML format to spin up and configure application servers like tomcat, WebSphere, WebLogic.
• Installed and configured Ansible plugin with Jenkins, developed Ansible custom modules to automate various regular maintenance work on AWS Cloud environment.
• Worked with Docker- Docker hub, pulling images from docker hub, running containers based on an image, creating Docker file to manage customized containers, exposing a container with port redirect, container persistence volume management, docker inspect, docker commit to capturing the file changes/settings into a new image and pushing the image to docker hub.
• Worked with Docker container snapshots, attaching to a running container, removing images, and managing the directory structures and managing containers.
• Experienced in Gitlab CI and Jenkins for CI and for End-to-End automation for all build and Continuous Deployment.
• Experienced in working with version control systems like GIT and used Source code management client tools like GitBash, GitHub, Git Lab.
Ansible Apache Tomcat AWS AWS CloudFormation AWS Cloudfront AWS EC2 AWS S3 Azure Active Directory Azure Storage BaSH BEA WebLogic Bootstrap Chef Cloud Architecture Cloudwatch Continuous Deployment Continuous Integration Database Backups Devops DNS Docker Containers Elastic Load Balancer Gitlab Groovy IBM WebSphere Jenkins JSON Maven MS Active Directory MS Azure MySQL NAT PowerShell Public Cloud Puppet Python Ruby Shell Scripts SQL
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Build/Release Engineer
Information Technology
Jun 2014 - Dec 2015
Alexandria, VA
* Integrated Jenkins with GIT/GITLAB and Maven to create a pipeline of building and deploying the artifacts by pulling Puppet manifests from the version control GIT using webhook and storing them into Nexus/Artifactory.
• Used configuration management tool Puppet to write manifests to maintain consistent configuration across all the servers to avoid configuration drift by installing specific client requested packages.
• Managed automation scripting in Ruby using Puppet to deploy and manage Java applications across Linux servers. Created and maintained the Shell/Perl deployment scripts (Java/J2EE projects) for WebLogic and UNIX servers.
• Redesigned and redeployed the Nagios implementation and Nodes automatically added/removed themselves via puppet and Monitor and maintain the automated build and CI process to ensure correct build execution and facilitate resolution of build failures using ticketing tools like JIRA.
• Good knowledge in Implementation, configuration, maintenance of open server and application configured with Apache/Tomcat/Nginx, samba & send mail, Web sphere application servers and postfix mail server for user authentication.
• Configured and maintained GIT/GITLAB source code tool and created branches, tags and merged in GIT repository and triggered push and pull requests from Jenkins. Automated the weekly deployments using CI tool Jenkins with integrated GIT/GITLAB version control system to automate the code check-out process.
• Writing Chef Recipes for deployment on build on internal Data Center Servers. Also, re-used and modified same Chef Recipes to create a deployment directly into AmazonEC2instances.
• Installed Chef to reduce management complexity by defining cookbooks and recipes for installation, file management and application deployment on various nodes.
• Automated deployment of Web and Application servers like WebSphere, Apache, WebLogic, and Tomcat on public and private cloud using CI/CD tools.
• Worked on Software Configuration Management with Branching and Merging methods, Version Control Systems, Integration Management, Build/Release Management and Requirement Management.
• Provisioned build environment for various products in Linux, Ubuntu, environments and implemented the Release practice and responsible for pushing builds into DEV/ QA / SIT / UAT.
• Installed and configured Apache Tomcat and MySQL database for the application team and performed planned weekly and monthly maintenance task on the servers.
• Highly experienced with Windows OS administration and clustering support, VMware related planning, and scoping of physical servers that could be converted to virtualized instances such as Exchange 2007/2010 mailbox servers, Windows based Oracle Database servers and Active Directory servers.
Apache Tomcat Artifactory BEA WebLogic Chef Continuous Deployment Continuous Integration Data Center Gitlab IBM WebSphere J2EE Java Jenkins Linux Maven MS Active Directory MySQL Nagios Oracle Perl Private Cloud Puppet Ruby Samba Scripting Ubuntu UNIX VMWare Windows
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Linux/VMware Administrator
Apr 2013 - May 2014
* Designed, Installed, configured VMware ESXi within vSphere4.x and 5.x environments with Virtual Center (VCenter) management, VMware VCloud Director, VMware Data Recovery, VMware Site Recovery Manager, VMware View, Consolidated Backup, High Availability, DRS and deployed VMs through templates.
• Deployed and configured VMware ESXi 5.0 along with Virtual Center Server. Created Datacenters, Clusters, Resource Pools, configured VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler and VMware High Availability.
• Worked with VMware vSphere Update manager on the VCenter server as well as on an individual server component for a linked mode VCenter configuration.
• Involved in creating new users, groups and setup their home directories and appropriate access restrictions to software, directories, and files.
• Experience in implementing and configuring network services such as HTTP, DHCP, and TFTP. Install and configure DHCP, DNS (BIND, MS), web (Apache, IIS), mail (SMTP, IMAP, POP3) and file servers on Linux servers.
• Enabled Security Socket Layer (SSL) by requesting and generating digital certificates for implementation of HTTPS between Plug-in and Application Server.
• Worked on network trouble shooting and troubleshooted Backup and Restore Problems creation of LVM's on SAN using Linux utilities.
• Used cronjobs in managing systems routine backup like performance, upgrades tuning and testing. Wrote shell scripts for monitoring the systems and applications such as monitoring the processes in all the servers, also run cronjobs using cron.
• Installed and configured various services like DNS, NFS, NTP, Apache Web Server and SSH. Worked with system, network, security and storage teams to prepare and configure new servers for the environment.
• Aided fine documentation which allowed the 24/7 operations department to troubleshoot and correct problems without needing to page other employees.
Apache Data Center Database Backups Database Upgrades DHCP DNS Linux Network Security NFS SAN Shell Scripts vCenter vcloud VMWare vSphere Documentation
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Education
Computer Science Engineering
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad JNTUH
Skills
Continuous Integration
2019
4
Jenkins
2019
4
Maven
2019
4
MS Active Directory
2019
4
MySQL
2019
4
Puppet
2019
4
Ansible
2019
3
Apache Tomcat
2018
3
AWS
2019
3
AWS EC2
2019
3
AWS S3
2019
3
Azure Active Directory
2019
3
Azure Storage
2019
3
BaSH
2019
3
BEA WebLogic
2018
3
Bootstrap
2019
3
Chef
2018
3
Continuous Deployment
2018
3
Database Backups
2018
3
Devops
2019
3
DNS
2018
3
Docker Containers
2019
3
Gitlab
2018
3
Groovy
2019
3
IBM WebSphere
2018
3
JSON
2019
3
MS Azure
2019
3
PowerShell
2019
3
Python
2019
3
Ruby
2018
3
Shell Scripts
2018
3
Artifactory
2019
2
AWS CloudFormation
2018
2
AWS Cloudfront
2018
2
Cloud Architecture
2018
2
Cloudwatch
2018
2
Data Center
2015
2
Elastic Load Balancer
2018
2
Linux
2015
2
NAT
2018
2
Network Security
2019
2
Perl
2019
2
Public Cloud
2018
2
SQL
2018
2
VMWare
2015
2
Apache
2014
1
ARM
2019
1
Azure Resource Manager
2019
1
Cloud Infrastructure
2019
1
Data Replication
2019
1
Database Upgrades
2014
1
DHCP
2014
1
Disaster Recovery
2019
1
Documentation
2014
1
IaaS
2019
1
IIS
2019
1
J2EE
2015
1
Java
2015
1
MongoDB
2019
1
Nagios
2015
1
NFS
2014
1
Oracle
2015
1
Private Cloud
2015
1
Samba
2015
1
SAN
2014
1
Scripting
2015
1
Ubuntu
2015
1
UNIX
2015
1
vCenter
2014
1
vcloud
2014
1
vSphere
2014
1
Windows
2015
1
Agile Methodology
0
1
JBOSS
0
1
JIRA
0
1
System Administration
0
1
Triggers
0
1