Avtar Singh, Developer in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
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Avtar Singh

Verified Expert  in Engineering

DevOps Engineer and Database Developer

Location
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Toptal Member Since
September 2, 2022

Avtar has 14+ years of experience in IT and excels in DevOps to build scalable architecture, automate CI/CD pipelines, and create one-click infrastructure. His roles have included technical lead, database architect, and DevOps engineer. Avtar created multi-tenant architecture in AWS that reduced company costs by 40% and reduced infrastructure creation time from three days to mere hours. He has designed Oracle databases, managed backup and restore strategies, and led projects end-to-end.

Portfolio

Bold Metrics Inc. (via Toptal)
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon EKS, AWS Fargate, Redshift, Databases...
Finoptsys (Maveric Systems)
Terraform, Kubernetes, Helm, Bash Script, GitLab, Scripting, CI/CD Pipelines...
Technical Lead (TechOps)
Kubernetes, SaltStack, Linux, EFK Stack, Terraform, Nagios, Grafana 2...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Linux, Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Terraform, Helm, Bash Script, GitLab, Argo CD

The most amazing...

...automation I've delivered reduced platform creation time (infrastructure, CI/CD) from three days to three hours within a week.

Work Experience

AWS DevOps Consultant

2023 - 2023
Bold Metrics Inc. (via Toptal)
  • Secured the infrastructure by reducing open endpoints to only required.
  • Saved the cost in AWS up to 15% by optimizing AWS resources. Set up a VPN client to ensure 3rd-parties can connect only via VPN using Auth0 SAML integration.
  • Helped the data team in optimizing their large dataset loads and extractions.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon EKS, AWS Fargate, Redshift, Databases, Kubernetes, AWS VPN, SDKs, Auth0, Single Sign-on (SSO), Amazon RDS, Terraform, Cloud Infrastructure

Senior Technical Architect (Infrastructure)

2021 - 2022
Finoptsys (Maveric Systems)
  • Created multi-tenant architecture in AWS and helped the company reduce costs by up to 40%.
  • Reduced the infrastructure creation time from three days to three hours.
  • Wrote one-click Terraform code to automate the infrastructure creation and CI/CD pipelines.
Technologies: Terraform, Kubernetes, Helm, Bash Script, GitLab, Scripting, CI/CD Pipelines, DevOps, Microservices Architecture, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon EKS, Fintech, Amazon RDS, Elasticsearch, Jira, MongoDB, AWS IAM, Logging, Continuous Monitoring, GitLab CI/CD, EFK Stack, Grafana 2, AWS Cloud Architecture, Team Management, Docker, Linux, Team Leadership, Amazon EC2, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)

Technical Lead (TechOps)

2018 - 2021
Technical Lead (TechOps)
  • Played a major role in migrating the on-premises microservices technical stack to Kubernetes on AWS using Terraform and Helm charts.
  • Ensured the production and UAT environments were highly available.
  • Contributed to the EFK stack to transfer all types of logs at a centralized location.
  • Created and managed microservices using Docker and Docker-compose.
Technologies: Kubernetes, SaltStack, Linux, EFK Stack, Terraform, Nagios, Grafana 2, TICK Stack, Architecture, AWS Cloud Architecture, Helm, Scripting, CI/CD Pipelines, DevOps, Microservices Architecture, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon EKS, Fintech, Python, Elasticsearch, Jira, MongoDB, AWS IAM, Logging, Continuous Monitoring, GitLab CI/CD, Team Management, Docker, Bash Script, Programming, Team Leadership, Amazon EC2, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)

Database Architect and DevOps Engineer

2016 - 2018
Neva Innovation Labs Pvt. Ltd.
  • Managed projects and ensured end-to-end success. Wrote an algorithm to virtually change the orientation of mobile phones in moving vehicles.
  • Designed, configured, maintained, and optimized database servers.
  • Managed the entire back-end team and setup best practices standards.
Technologies: MySQL DBA, Team Management, Architecture, CI/CD Pipelines, DevOps, PL/SQL, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon RDS, Database Design, Databases, TICK Stack, Python, Jira, MongoDB, AWS IAM, Logging, Continuous Monitoring, AWS Cloud Architecture, Oracle DBA, MySQL Performance Tuning, Docker, Linux, Bash Script, Programming, Team Leadership, Amazon EC2, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Database Architect

2014 - 2016
Mara Online
  • Set up the server, clusters (XtraDB), and master-slave for managing the high load.
  • Monitored database health and completed performance tuning.
  • Managed AWS infrastructure to ensure applications work without downtime.
Technologies: MySQL DBA, MySQL Performance Tuning, PL/SQL, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon RDS, Database Design, Databases, AWS IAM, Continuous Monitoring, AWS Cloud Architecture, Oracle DBA, Oracle Performance Tuning, Linux, Bash Script, Programming, Team Leadership, Amazon EC2, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Database Administrator

2010 - 2014
Nuron Softwares Pvt. Ltd.
  • Designed and maintained Oracle databases for ERP software.
  • Wrote and debugged PL/SQL code (triggers, procedures, packages, etc.).
  • Implemented and managed backup and restore strategies (RMAN).
Technologies: Oracle DBA, Oracle Performance Tuning, Database Design, Databases, MySQL DBA, MySQL Performance Tuning, Amazon EC2

End-to-end Back-end Automation

I created end-to-end automation for the entire back end. Using Terraform, I reduced infrastructure creation time from three days to three hours. I automated the deployment process with GitLab CI/CD and Helm charts and created detailed documentation to explain the entire process.
2010 - 2012

Master's Degree in Computer Science

Punjab Technical University - Ludhiana, Punjab

2007 - 2010

Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science

Punjab College of Technical Education - Ludhiana, Punjab

OCTOBER 2023 - PRESENT

AWS Solutions Architect Associate

AWS

Tools

Terraform, GitLab, GitLab CI/CD, EFK Stack, Amazon EKS, AWS IAM, Logging, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Helm, MySQL Performance Tuning, Jira, SaltStack, Nagios, AWS Fargate, Auth0

Languages

Bash Script, Python

Paradigms

Database Design, Microservices Architecture, DevOps

Platforms

Linux, Docker, Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon EC2

Storage

Elasticsearch, Databases, Oracle DBA, PL/SQL, MongoDB, Datadog, Redshift

Other

Architecture, AWS Cloud Architecture, CI/CD Pipelines, Amazon RDS, Team Leadership, MySQL DBA, Team Management, Oracle Performance Tuning, Scripting, Fintech, Continuous Monitoring, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), GitHub Actions, SDKs, Programming, Grafana 2, TICK Stack, AWS VPN, Single Sign-on (SSO), Cloud Infrastructure, Argo CD

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