Arnaldo Morales, Developer in Huesca, Spain
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Arnaldo Morales

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Cloud Solutions Architect and Developer

Location
Huesca, Spain
Toptal Member Since
September 5, 2022

Arnaldo is a cloud solutions architect and senior consultant with 10+ years of experience working on large and small projects in the IT, telecommunications, and financial services industries. He is an expert in designing and implementing cloud infrastructure solutions and business cases, strategic roadmaps, and public and hybrid cloud architecture. As a professional passionate about technology and teamwork, Arnaldo enjoys solving complex problems and challenges.

Portfolio

Platinium Group Spain SLU
Linux, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Windows Server, Google Compute Engine (GCE)...
Turismo Canarias – Government Institution
Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)...
Tienda Amiga ER S.A.
Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP), Cost Estimation, Backup & Recovery, Cloud...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Google Cloud, Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), IaaS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Terraform, Kubernetes, Cloud Computing, Cloud Infrastructure, Data Protection, Amazon EKS

The most amazing...

...platform I've developed is Tradenolimits, which was born to revolutionize and redefine the paradigm of international trading.

Work Experience

Google Cloud Architect

2023 - 2023
Platinium Group Spain SLU
  • Maintained and managed the cloud infrastructure in GCP for daily use in capacity management, auto-scaling, networking, storage, monitoring, and VPN.
  • Identified problems and updated platforms, operating systems, certificates, firewalls, and load balancers.
  • Worked on tasks that allowed business continuity and the ability to continue integrating customers into its platform.
Technologies: Linux, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Windows Server, Google Compute Engine (GCE), Jenkins, Networks, System Administration, Google Cloud Storage, Grafana, Dynamic Load Balancing

GCP Cloud Architect

2023 - 2023
Turismo Canarias – Government Institution
  • Assessed, identified, and delivered cloud infrastructure and landing architecture, along with related guidelines, for the adoption, optimization, growth, management, and operation of scalable infrastructure on Google Cloud.
  • Participated in cross-functional teams working to review architectural initiatives and improve application resiliency.
  • Collaborated with business owners, analysts, engineers, development teams, and infrastructure services to define, establish, and communicate application and data architecture standards, policies, and directions.
  • Created high-level design (HLD) and low-level design (LLD) for the infrastructure supporting the GCP product and service platform and components, including networking design (Shared VPC), access model design, and identity and access management (IAM).
  • Defined well-documented architectural patterns and processes in GCP.
  • Acted as a subject matter expert in the design and development of cloud-based application infrastructure.
  • Established architectural standards that enable DevOps practices such as infrastructure as code (IaC) and automated continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD).
  • Translated organizational-level business requirements and use cases into verified architectural capabilities to meet the requirements.
Technologies: Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Google Compute Engine (GCE), VPC, Networking, Kubernetes, Terraform, Docker, Windows Server, Networks, Team Leadership, System Administration, Google Cloud Storage, Grafana, Dynamic Load Balancing

DevOps and HR AWS Consultant

2022 - 2023
Tienda Amiga ER S.A.
  • Analyzed the status of the VM-based infrastructure running the customer's main applications to prepare a complete disaster recovery plan based on current needs.
  • Contemplated a technical analysis of communications, infrastructure, and alternatives to the unavailability of communications using a cloud region with the lowest possible latency.
  • Facilitated the cost estimation for implementing a DRP in GCP with different technical alternatives based on replication and backups.
Technologies: Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP), Cost Estimation, Backup & Recovery, Cloud, Backups, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Batch Scripting, Architecture, Containers, Containerization, VPC, Windows Server, Networks, Jenkins, Team Leadership, Amazon EKS, System Administration, Google Cloud Storage, Dynamic Load Balancing

Cloud Solutions Architect

2021 - 2023
www.speedtocloud.com
  • Tasked with assessing, identifying, and delivering cloud infrastructure architecture migrations and operational processes. Participated in cross-functional teams that worked on reviewing architectural initiatives.
  • Collaborated with business owners, analysts, engineers, development teams, and infrastructure services to define, establish, and communicate application and data architecture standards, policies, and directions.
  • Defined the process for evaluating and approving new cloud-based services (i.e., AWS, Microsoft Azure). Defined cloud infrastructure reference architectures for standard solution archetypes.
  • Documented architectural patterns and processes to evaluate new services. Aligned with the project management team and business strategies.
  • Designed high infrastructure quality architectures and drove architecture activities aligned with organization requirements set by leadership on behalf of stakeholders and consistent with enterprise architectural standards.
Technologies: AWS Certified Solution Architect, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), DevSecOps, VMware, Cloud, Azure, Terraform, Python, Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP), Cost Estimation, Backups, Backup & Recovery, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Batch Scripting, Architecture, Containers, Containerization, VPC, Windows Server, Networks, Jenkins, Team Leadership, Amazon EKS, System Administration, Google Cloud Storage, Grafana, Dynamic Load Balancing, VMware vSphere

Cloud Architect

2022 - 2022
Comm-IT
  • Helped customers achieve and migrate services and instances to AWS using tools such as Migration Evaluator (formerly TSO Logic).
  • Facilitated an Amazon EC2 instance migration between accounts and VMWare virtual servers from on-prem to AWS.
  • Achieved a significant result, migrating over 200 systems to the cloud.
Technologies: Amazon EC2, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, Migration, Cloud Migration, Python, IaaS, Terraform, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Kubernetes, Security, DevOps, DevSecOps, Windows PowerShell, VMware ESXi, Storage, Cloud Computing, Monitoring, Docker, Scalability, System Architecture, AWS Cloud Architecture, Cloud Security, Cloud Infrastructure, Data Protection, Cloud, Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP), Cost Estimation, Backups, Backup & Recovery, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Batch Scripting, Architecture, Containers, Containerization, VPC, Windows Server, Networks, Jenkins, Team Leadership, Amazon EKS, System Administration, Google Cloud Storage, Azure Active Directory, Dynamic Load Balancing, VMware vSphere, VMware VMotion

AWS DevOps Engineer

2021 - 2021
Tradenolimits
  • Designed and implemented a Kubernetes infrastructure on AWS AKS to deploy the company's main trade application.
  • Designed infrastructure under the Agile methodology with two-week sprints. Provided the pipeline design for application maintenance using ArgoCD, Rancher, Terraform, and other tools. Deployed three environments for production, development, and testing in two regions.
  • Delivered the environments on schedule, including documentation and Terraform code to maintain the infrastructure.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Terraform, Rancher, Linux, Ubuntu, Python, IaaS, Kubernetes, Security, DevOps, DevSecOps, Storage, Cloud Computing, NetApp, Amazon EBS, Monitoring, Docker, Scalability, System Architecture, AWS Cloud Architecture, Cloud Security, Cloud Infrastructure, Data Protection, Cloud, Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP), Backups, Backup & Recovery, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Batch Scripting, Architecture, Containers, Containerization, VPC, Windows Server, Networks, Team Leadership, Amazon EKS, System Administration, AWS CLI, Dynamic Load Balancing, VMware vSphere, VMware VMotion

Enterprise Cloud Architect

2018 - 2021
Banco Santander
  • Served as the enterprise cloud architect within the project that Hopla Software was executing in an international banking group's Technology and Operation (T&O) department.
  • Worked in the technology team that analyzes, certifies, and implements new architectures based on Azure, OpenShift, AKS, GKE, EKS, and Kubernetes to improve the cloud strategy.
  • Improved CI/CD and pipeline processes in production environments in the cloud center of excellence (CCOE) team.
Technologies: DevSecOps, Terraform, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Kubernetes, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Red Hat OpenShift, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), CI/CD Pipelines, Python, Azure IaaS, IaaS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Security, DevOps, Windows PowerShell, VMware ESXi, Networking, Storage, Cloud Computing, NetApp, OpenShift, MCSE, Monitoring, Docker, Scalability, System Architecture, AWS Cloud Architecture, Cloud Security, Cloud Infrastructure, Data Protection, Cloud, Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP), Cost Estimation, Backups, Backup & Recovery, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Batch Scripting, Architecture, Containers, Containerization, VPC, Windows Server, Networks, Team Leadership, Amazon EKS, System Administration, AWS CLI, Azure Active Directory, Dynamic Load Balancing, VMware VMotion

Cloud Solutions Architect

2007 - 2018
Telefónica
  • Played a key role in service technical design, public cloud management model, multi-cloud solutions, Azure and AWS customers infrastructure, and cloud adoption models.
  • Used various technologies, including AWS, Terraform for data center transformation, JSON, YAML, VMware for virtualization, Hyper-V, Linux, and NetApp, while adhering to ISO 27001, ISO 27000, and GDPR standards.
  • Contributed to a service offering an end-to-end solution for big customers who wanted infrastructure in the cloud managed by Telefónica.
Technologies: Azure, Storage, Networking, VMware ESXi, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), Windows PowerShell, Azure IaaS, IaaS, Terraform, Security, DevOps, DevSecOps, Cloud Computing, NetApp, MCSE, Amazon EBS, Monitoring, Docker, Scalability, System Architecture, AWS Cloud Architecture, Cloud Security, Cloud Infrastructure, Data Protection, Cloud, Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP), Cost Estimation, Backups, Backup & Recovery, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Batch Scripting, Architecture, VPC, Windows Server, Networks, Team Leadership, Amazon EKS, System Administration, Azure Active Directory, Dynamic Load Balancing, VMware VMotion

Tradenolimits

http://www.tradenolimits.com
Tradenolimits is a platform born to revolutionize and redefine the paradigm of international trading.

Conceived by a team of traders with more than 25 years of experience, we have created a safe and efficient business space—without spam or complications.

Transition Manager

https://www.meliahotelsinternational.com/
Served as the transition manager in MHI International Hotels, driving a cloud migration over 12 months. I was the internal manager of all the technical teams, reporting directly to the client and the project manager. In this context, I coordinated a group of around 25 and 50 people according
to the phase of the project and the demand.

The project's governance committee was formed with personnel from MHI and Telefónica: MHI's IT manager, Telefónica's project director, Telefónica's transition manager, and the outgoing provider's transition manager (IBM). An external outsourcing consultant also collaborated in the process, Quint Wellington Redwood.

DevSecOps Santander Technology and Operation

The goal of this project was to implement a new cross-platform pipeline model based on ArgoCD valid for Kubernetes, Openshift, and Terraform. As a DevSecOps enterprise cloud architect, my goal was to design and test the model within the Technology and Operation department of the Santander banking group.

SAP Migration to GCP

The project consisted of designing security and landing in GCP following the principles of Google Foundations to migrate the entire SAP infrastructure of a client in the ceramics sector with an international presence. The deployment was done in two main Google regions, plus a third one as a backup.

Frameworks

Windows PowerShell

Tools

Terraform, VMware, Google Compute Engine (GCE), VMware vSphere, Amazon EBS, Jenkins, Amazon EKS, Grafana, AWS CLI, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Jira

Paradigms

DevOps, DevSecOps

Platforms

Azure IaaS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Kubernetes, Rancher, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon EC2, Docker, Azure, Windows Server, Linux, Red Hat OpenShift, Ubuntu, OpenShift

Storage

NetApp, Google Cloud Storage, Azure Active Directory, Google Cloud

Other

Security, Networking, CI/CD Pipelines, Azure VDI, Azure Landing Zones, Cloud Computing, Monitoring, Scalability, System Architecture, AWS Cloud Architecture, Cloud Security, Cloud Infrastructure, Consulting, Data Protection, AWS Certified Solution Architect, Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP), Cost Estimation, Backups, IaaS, Cloud, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Batch Scripting, Architecture, VPC, Networks, Team Leadership, System Administration, Dynamic Load Balancing, Argo CD, Data Analytics, Containers, Containerization, Google BigQuery, VMware VMotion, Storage, VMware ESXi, Microsoft Azure, Migration, Cloud Migration, MCSE, SAP Basis, Backup & Recovery, ServiceNow

Languages

Python

1993 - 1996

Master's Degree in Computer Fundamentals

E.S.I. - Madrid, Spain

JUNE 2022 - PRESENT

Cloud DevOps Engineer Specialization

Coursera

JUNE 2022 - PRESENT

Logging, Monitoring, and Observability in Google Cloud

Coursera

JUNE 2022 - PRESENT

Developing a Google SRE Culture

Coursera

MARCH 2021 - MARCH 2023

Professional Cloud Security Engineer

Google Cloud

DECEMBER 2020 - DECEMBER 2022

Professional Cloud Architect

Google Cloud

OCTOBER 2020 - OCTOBER 2023

Microsoft Certified Professional

Microsoft

FEBRUARY 2020 - PRESENT

DevOps Essentials

CertiProf

OCTOBER 2019 - OCTOBER 2022

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

AWS

JUNE 2016 - PRESENT

AWS Certified Solutions Architect

AWS

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