Afthab Abubacker, Developer in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Afthab Abubacker

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Software Developer

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Toptal Member Since
July 14, 2022

Afthab is an infrastructure and cloud engineer with over 15 years experience. As an expert and leader in DevOps, cloud, and container platforms, he has delivered multiple projects working with internal and external stakeholders in large enterprises with security and operational excellence.


Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Jenkins, Python...
Fujitsu Global
Release Management, ITIL
Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), IBM Rational, Perl, Linux




Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Azure, Python, Linux, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Jenkins, Ansible, Terraform, DevOps

The most amazing...

...thing I've designed and delivered is an API based domain manger to create and manage multiple cloud resources simultaneously.

Work Experience

Senior Cloud Engineer

2015 - PRESENT
  • Standardized, set up, and secured cloud platforms. Involved in working with different functional teams within the enterprise vendors to initiate, design, and implement unified solutions across a multi-cloud set up.
  • Managed and implemented security compliance using third-party tools and cloud native.
  • Designed and implemented different network patterns.
  • Set up cost management and cost reduction solutions.
  • Implemented platform and logging solutions for the cloud platforms.
  • Provided consulting, designed, and implemented multiple application solutions in public cloud platforms. Deployed using infrastructure as code (IaC) and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Designed and led the setting up of custom applications for managing the platform. Included an API-based domain manager to integrate cloud resource creation capabilities to upstream systems using APIs.
  • Led and implemented a complex proof of concept (PoC), working with vendors and other enterprise teams to explore new services and make design decisions. Presented findings to the senior leadership team and other tech groups within the enterprise.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Jenkins, Python, Terraform, Ansible, Automation, Infrastructure as Code (IaC)

Release Manager

2013 - 2014
Fujitsu Global
  • Defined and implemented solutions that ensured all releases were properly planned, assessed, approved, deployed, and reviewed in a controlled manner from request to closure.
  • Managed a team of release coordinators to coordinate with multiple resolver groups to plan and schedule releases.
  • Chaired weekly release advisory board calls to discuss, review, and approve releases.
Technologies: Release Management, ITIL

Senior Consultant

2010 - 2013
  • Worked as a consultant with multiple enterprise clients at international customer locations.
  • Set up and administered tools for CI/CD pipelines, application lifecycle management, and release management.
  • Conducted tech sessions, mentored development teams, and set up documentation to use CI/CD pipelines and asset liability management (ALM).
  • Implemented automation solutions for automated builds using different tools and scripting.
Technologies: Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), IBM Rational, Perl, Linux

Build and Release Engineer

2006 - 2010
JPMorgan Chase
  • Provided end-to-end support for version control tools. Included installation, migration, and infrastructure support.
  • Developed multiple Perl scripts for automation of tasks, triggers, and hooks. Reported generation and storage usage trends.
  • Planned, designed, and executed business continuity and disaster recovery for the supply chain management (SCM) landscape.
Technologies: Perl, IBM Rational ClearCase, Linux, Scripting

Cloud Domain Manager

Developed a microservices-based API solution to integrate cloud resource creation capabilities to upstream systems using APIs. This solution enabled creation of quick, secure, and standard cloud resources with different providers.
2000 - 2005

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

University of Calicut - Kerala, India


Amazon EKS, Jenkins, Ansible, Terraform, IBM Rational, IBM Rational ClearCase, Node-RED


Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Azure, Linux, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)


Automation, ITIL, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), DevOps


Python, Perl


Azure Active Directory

Industry Expertise



Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Proxies, Electronics, System Design, Release Management, Scripting, Argo CD

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