Aseef Ahmed, Software Developer in Wellington, New Zealand
Aseef Ahmed

Software Developer in Wellington, New Zealand

Member since June 3, 2018
Aseef is a Red Hat and AWS certified engineer with more than nine years of IT experience and four years specifically dealing with cloud service providers like AWS and GCP. He specializes in DevOps implementation, build and release engineering, and Linux administration.
Aseef is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Wellington, New Zealand

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Linux, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Visual Studio Code, Python, Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services (AWS), CI/CD Pipelines, Serverless Architecture, Terraform

The most amazing...

...experience has been working extensively with the major cloud vendors like AWS, GCP, and Azure.

Employment

  • Cloud Engineer

    2019 - 2021
    Ministry of Social Development
    • Built and deployed a serverless web application in AWS.
    • Automated the software delivery life cycle using CI/CD pipeline in AWS.
    • Created a build server for continuous integration (CI) on GCP.
    • Deployed a Kubernetes application in Google Kubernetes Engine.
    • Implemented CI/CD pipelines with Azure DevOps.
    • Performed data analysis and visualization with various Python libraries.
    • Automated infrastructure deployments in the cloud with Terraform and Azure pipelines.
    Technologies: AWS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Azure, Linux, DevOps, Python, Data Science, Kubernetes, Git, Jenkins, Azure DevOps, Docker, Monitoring, ELK (Elastic Stack), Prometheus, Splunk, Amazon Web Services (AWS), CI/CD Pipelines, Serverless Architecture, Terraform, AWS CloudFormation, Serverless, Bash Script, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Containerization, AWS DevOps, Boto 3, Bash, Cloud Security
  • DevOps Content Creator

    2019 - 2019
    Packt Publishing
    • Developed video content that brings deep technical expertise to a mass audience.
    • Trained DevOps engineers on different technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, GCP, Linux, Ansible, Python, Shell Scripting, and Jenkins CI/CD.
    • Deployed a Kubernetes application in Google Kubernetes Engine.
    Technologies: DevOps, Linux, AWS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Kubernetes, Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), CI/CD Pipelines, Serverless Architecture, Terraform, AWS CloudFormation, Serverless, Python, Bash Script, ELK (Elastic Stack), Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Containerization, AWS DevOps
  • Chief Cloud Architect

    2018 - 2019
    An Online Freelance Agency
    • Deployed applications, monitored operations of multiple projects, and maintained enterprise solutions to ensure that they met target performance metrics.
    • Implemented continuous delivery pipelines with Spinnaker and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).
    • Deployed an eCommerce application with Amazon RDS, CloudFront, Cloud Formation, and EC2 in AWS.
    Technologies: AWS, Python, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services (AWS), CI/CD Pipelines, Serverless Architecture, Datadog, DevOps, Serverless, Bash Script, Ansible, Terraform, ELK (Elastic Stack), Containerization, AWS DevOps
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2015 - 2018
    Nexus IT Consultants
    • Developed projects using MVC framework, AngularJS, and Bootstrap.
    • Developed projects with HTML5, XML and CSS, AJAX, JSON, JavaScript, jQuery and other JavaScript Frameworks.
    • Wrote complex SQL queries, stored procedures, and SQL functions.
    Technologies: PHP 7, Laravel, JavaScript, MySQL, Amazon Web Services (AWS), DevOps, Bash Script, Ansible, AWS, ELK (Elastic Stack), Containerization
  • Senior DevOps Engineer

    2015 - 2018
    Fair Pattern
    • Created automation and deployment templates for relational and NoSQL databases (standalone and RDS), including MSSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, and Node.js.
    • Provisioned cloud infrastructure in AWS with Ansible.
    • Built an event-driven log analytics solution in AWS.
    Technologies: PHP 7, Laravel, Python, AWS, Linux, Git, Amazon Web Services (AWS), ELK (Elastic Stack)
  • PHP Developer

    2008 - 2009
    BJIT
    • Designed and developed responsive web applications using PHP and Bootstrap for photography studio management, online social savings network, and product management.
    • Created a content management system (CMS) that serves as an interface for clients.
    • Deployed and supported the application code across various system servers.
    Technologies: PHP 7, Laravel, JavaScript, CSS3, Linux
  • Web Developer

    2007 - 2008
    Evoknow Inc
    • Worked with a team to design and develop an interactive social studies website for elementary students, using Dreamweaver, CSS, Flash, HTML, JavaScript, and Photoshop.
    • Tasked with overall web project management from development to execution and maintenance.
    • Evaluated code to ensure that it is valid, is properly structured, meets industry standards, and is compatible with browsers, devices, or operating systems.
    Technologies: PHP 7, Linux, CSS3, JavaScript

Experience

  • Deploy a Three Tier Architecture on AWS

    I have designed a scalable and secure continuous delivery architecture for a full-stack web application. The architecture looks like this:
    • The architecture is broken down into the relevant tiers (application, database, etc.).
    • The architecture was provisioned via AWS CloudFormation
    • The deployment of new code and execution of tests was completely automated.
    • The database and any mutable storage were backed up at least daily.
    • All relevant logs for all tiers need to be easily accessible from Logging Solution like Dynatrace.
    • Implemented monitoring and logging using self-provisioned tools.
    • The system can capture relevant historical metrics to spot and debug bottlenecks.

  • Built and Deployed a Serverless Web Application into AWS

    • Hosted the front-end application into S3 Bucket.
    • Managed and authenticated the users through Amazon Cognito.
    • Built the serverless back end with Lambda, NoSQL, and Python.
    • Built and deployed RESTful APIs with API Gateway.

  • Deploy a Kubernetes Application in EKS

    Launched a Python web application environment using GCP App Service. App Service provisions and manages the underlying infrastructure such as GCP instances and stack components such as OS, web server, language/framework.

    Deployed the web application using App Engine.

  • Automating Cloud Infrastructure with Ansible

    Used Ansible/chef to automate cloud infrastructure such as virtual machines, load balancer, storage, etc., in AWS/GCP.

    Automated configuration management such as installing software packages, updating patches and configurations, etc., within the virtual machines.

  • Build a Log Analytics Solution in AWS

    Set up a Kinesis Agent on data sources to collect data and send it continuously to Amazon Kinesis Firehose.

    Created an end-to-end data delivery stream using Kinesis Firehose. The delivery stream transmitted the data from the agent to destinations, including Amazon Kinesis Analytics, Amazon Redshift, Amazon Elasticsearch Service, and Amazon S3.

    Processed incoming log data using SQL queries in Amazon Kinesis Analytics.

    Loaded the processed data from Kinesis Analytics to Amazon Elasticsearch Service to index the data.

    Analyzed and visualized the processed data using Kibana.

  • Data Analysis and Visualization with Various Python Libraries

    Performed data analysis, cleaning, transformation with Pandas Library, and data visualization with Matplotlib and Tableau.

    Implemented data ingestion pipeline using various AWS services like Lambda Function, Simple Storage Service (S3), Step Functions, etc.

  • Implemented Configuration Management Using Terraform

    Provisioned infrastructures in the following manner:
    • Deployed three-tier web applications in Azure with Terraform.
    • Deployed Terraform infrastructure using Azure DevOps.
    • Deployed Terraform infrastructure in Azure using Jenkins.

  • Implemented CI/CD Pipeline for Microservice Application on Azure Kubernetes Cluster

    • Configured build and release pipeline within Azure DevOps.
    • Built infrastructure and deploying applications with Azure Pipelines.
    • Monitored Kubernetes clusters using Prometheus and Grafana.
    • Provisioned the infrastructure using Terraform.

  • Designed Infrastructure for Deploying Three-Tier Application in Multiple Azure Region

    • Implemented Azure Traffic Manager to minimize the application latency.
    • Made sure Azure resources are highly available and fault-tolerant using various Azure offerings.
    • Optimized cost while managing the resources with Azure.

  • Implemented CI/CD Pipelines for Deploying Azure Web Apps

    • Deployed the Azure infrastructure using Terraform and Azure Pipeline.
    • Used multiple deployment slots for development, staging, and production environment.
    • Monitored the health check of the web application via Azure Log Analytics.
    • Designed the infrastructure for deploying a three-tier application in multiple Azure R.

  • Automated Infrastructure Deployments in the Cloud with Ansible and Azure Pipelines

    • Created Azure service principal.
    • Configured and defined Ansible on Linux VM.
    • Created Azure connections on Azure DevOps.
    • Monitored different metrics via Azure native solution and other third-party log monitoring solutions like DataDog.

  • Automating Infrastructure Deployments in the Cloud with Terraform and Azure Pipelines

    • Developed Terraform code for the infrastructure.
    • Built the application using Azure Pipeline.
    • Deployed Azure resources using Terraform (IaC) in an Azure CD pipeline.
    • Automated infrastructure deployments in the cloud with Ansible and Azure Pi.

  • Implemented Configuration Management Using Terraform

    • Deployed a three-tier web application in Azure with Terraform.
    • Deployed Terraform infrastructure using Azure DevOps.
    • Deployed Terraform infrastructure in Azure using Jenkins.
    • Optimized cost while managing the infrastructure.

  • Implemented CI/CD Pipeline in Deploying Kubernetes Based Application in GKE

    With Kubernetes becoming the de facto standard for container orchestration, I build, test, and deploy code quickly to the Kubernetes cluster in GCP. Traditional continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) tools were not designed for cloud-native environments often fall short as developers spend many hours looking for best practices to automate deployments, scaling pipelines, and worrying about other implementation details.

Skills

  • Tools

    Terraform, Git, Jenkins, ELK (Elastic Stack), Splunk, Ansible, AWS CloudFormation, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), AWS ECS, AWS EBS, CircleCI, Tableau, Boto 3, Helm, HashiCorp, GitHub, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)
  • Paradigms

    DevOps, Management, Data Science, Azure DevOps, Serverless Architecture, Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI), Automation
  • Platforms

    Linux, Azure, Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Visual Studio Code, Amazon Alexa, AWS EC2, AWS Kinesis, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Kubernetes, AWS Lambda
  • Storage

    MySQL, AWS S3, Datadog, AWS DynamoDB, Databases, Elasticsearch, Google Cloud
  • Other

    Cloud Computing, AWS, AWS DevOps, Linux Server Administration, Cloud Security, Software Engineering, CI/CD Pipelines, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Monitoring, Prometheus, AWS API Gateway, Containerization, Load Balancers, Agie, Data Warehousing, Data Warehouse Design, Consulting, Mentorship, Technical Writing, Cloud Platforms, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Operating Systems, Solution Architecture, Serverless, Event-driven, RDS
  • Languages

    Python, Bash Script, SQL, Bash, PHP 7, JavaScript, CSS3
  • Frameworks

    Django, Laravel
  • Libraries/APIs

    REST APIs, Flask-RESTful
  • Industry Expertise

    IT Security, Security

Education

  • Master's Degree in Management
    2010 - 2011
    University of Wales - London, UK
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science
    2001 - 2005
    Jahangirnagar University (Bangladesh) - Bangladesh

Certifications

  • AWS Certified DevOps Professional
    MAY 2021 - MAY 2024
    Amazon Web Services
  • AWS Certified Security - Specialty
    APRIL 2021 - APRIL 2024
    AWS
  • Professional Cloud Developer
    MARCH 2021 - MARCH 2023
    Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Professional Cloud Developer
    MARCH 2021 - MARCH 2023
    Google
  • Associate Cloud Engineer
    JANUARY 2021 - JANUARY 2023
    Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • CKA: Certified Kubernetes Administrator
    DECEMBER 2020 - DECEMBER 2023
    The Linux Foundation
  • CKAD: Certified Kubernetes Application Developer
    DECEMBER 2020 - DECEMBER 2023
    Linux Foundation
  • Microsoft Certified: DevOps Engineer Expert
    DECEMBER 2020 - DECEMBER 2022
    Microsoft
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect
    DECEMBER 2020 - DECEMBER 2023
    Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert
    NOVEMBER 2020 - NOVEMBER 2022
    Microsoft
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate
    OCTOBER 2020 - OCTOBER 2022
    Microsoft
  • HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate
    SEPTEMBER 2020 - SEPTEMBER 2022
    Hashicorp
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Scientist Associate
    SEPTEMBER 2020 - SEPTEMBER 2022
    Microsoft
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate
    SEPTEMBER 2020 - SEPTEMBER 2022
    Microsoft
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Engineer Associate
    SEPTEMBER 2020 - SEPTEMBER 2022
    Microsoft
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals
    JULY 2020 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Fundamentals
    JULY 2020 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Fundamentals
    JULY 2020 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
  • AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder
    JUNE 2020 - JUNE 2023
    AWS
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
    FEBRUARY 2020 - FEBRUARY 2023
    AWS
  • Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible Automation
    SEPTEMBER 2019 - SEPTEMBER 2022
    Red Hat
  • EX280 Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration
    AUGUST 2019 - AUGUST 2022
    Red Hat
  • Red Hat Certified Specialist in Virtualization
    MAY 2019 - MAY 2022
    Red Hat
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate
    APRIL 2019 - APRIL 2022
    AWS
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator
    DECEMBER 2018 - SEPTEMBER 2022
    Red Hat
  • AWS Certified Developer Associate
    FEBRUARY 2018 - FEBRUARY 2021
    AWS
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
    FEBRUARY 2017 - FEBRUARY 2022
    Red Hat

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