Cesar Gonzalez, Developer in Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Cesar Gonzalez

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Windows and Azure Developer

Location
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Toptal Member Since
October 13, 2014

Cesar is an experienced system administrator and developer who has worked for large companies, including IBM. He is a proactive and hard-working person, always looking for improvements and innovations that can be made. Cesar is a team player who enjoys multicultural teams and interdisciplinary projects and can adapt quickly to changing environments and processes.

Portfolio

Kapsch TrafficCom Argentina
Azure, Azure PaaS, Azure Portals, Octopus Deploy, TeamCity, Azure IaaS, GitLab...
Thomson-Reuters
Internet Information Services (IIS), Windows, Azure Active Directory...
Biin Consulting Services
Azure DevOps, DevOps, Azure, Git, Agile, .NET, .NET Core, C#

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Windows PowerShell, Windows, Azure

The most amazing...

...thing I've programmed is a script to auto-accept tickets in Service Manager 7.

Work Experience

Configuration Manager

2018 - PRESENT
Kapsch TrafficCom Argentina
  • Coordinated and validated build generations for release and deployment.
  • Implemented and maintained each project's SCM strategies (branches, labels, and merge).
  • Wrote Ansible scripts to deploy Azure infrastructure for projects.
  • Migrated TFS/TeamCity SCM and configured Gitlab CI/CD pipelines.
Technologies: Azure, Azure PaaS, Azure Portals, Octopus Deploy, TeamCity, Azure IaaS, GitLab, GitLab CI/CD, DevOps, CI/CD Pipelines, DevOps Engineer, Grafana, Docker, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Kubernetes, System Administration

Senior System Engineer

2011 - PRESENT
Thomson-Reuters
  • Created a dashboard for the messaging team, using ASP.NET, VB.NET, and PowerShell.
  • Wrote PowerShell scripts to monitor the messaging environment.
  • Created an audit tool to grab server information in C#.
  • Built a migration portal for the directory service team.
  • Developed a PowerShell module for System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) commands.
Technologies: Internet Information Services (IIS), Windows, Azure Active Directory, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server, C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, Microsoft Exchange Server, Windows PowerShell, System Administration

DevOps Engineer

2021 - 2021
Biin Consulting Services
  • Set up Azure DevOps pipeline for build and deployment.
  • Educated on Terraform usage and configuration for deploy environments.
  • Configured production environment for mobile application.
Technologies: Azure DevOps, DevOps, Azure, Git, Agile, .NET, .NET Core, C#

Azure Expert

2020 - 2021
Advyon Consulting, LLC
  • Educated on how to configure Azure VDI for external customers.
  • Configured and deployed VDI environment and VPN connection.
  • Provided and reviewed costs for VDI implementation and configuration.
Technologies: Azure, Remote Desktop, Azure SQL Databases, Azure VDI, Azure Websites

Cloud DevOps Engineer

2016 - 2018
EY
  • Engineered technical deliverables for cloud and virtualization or client projects in collaboration with the assigned project manager.
  • Completing assigned deliverables on large-scale, global projects, reporting directly to the team lead.
  • Produced cloud private services deliverables that met or exceeded benchmarks for quality and performance in accordance with the project timeline.
  • Wrote a Spotfire and Tableau automation script to deploy an application into a private cloud that was customized by the customer.
Technologies: Azure, Internet Information Services (IIS), IIS 7, GitLab, Windows, Azure IaaS, SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server, Windows PowerShell, DevOps, CI/CD Pipelines, Docker

Release Manager

2015 - 2016
VMBC Labs
  • Established and maintained a configuration management (CM) tool.
  • Created or released baselines and tracked and controlled changes. Identified the configuration of selected work products that composed baselines at given points in time.
  • Wrote Git scripts to merge and deploy to Azure web apps in different stages (development, testing, and production).
Technologies: Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Internet Information Services (IIS), IIS 7, Windows, MySQL, Azure IaaS, Windows Server 2008, SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), Windows Server, Jenkins, Git, DevOps, CI/CD Pipelines, DevOps Engineer

Senior Messaging Engineer

2008 - 2011
IBM
  • Created a web monitor site to provide a quick view of the messaging environment.
  • Found and corrected a bug in the IBM Tivoli monitoring tool for Microsoft Exchange 2003.
  • Wrote a script to report status and issues with Exchange databases, message queues, and services.
  • Created a custom page for the help desk to see user information; show the user database; and access email addresses, mailbox quotas, etc.
  • Wrote a script to grab information about message information from a group of mailboxes.
Technologies: Windows Server 2012, Visual Basic .NET (VB.NET), Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server, VB.NET, ASP.NET, Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, Windows PowerShell, System Administration

Messaging Dashboard

Dashboard to integrate all web tools, reports, and scripts in one place and with a user-friendly interface.

Teamcity to Gitlab CI/CD Migration

A Teamcity based project to build a different .NET solution was successfully migrated to Gitlab CI / CD to build and push packages to Octopus deploy tool. This project involved the migration of all build configuration processes from Teamcity to Gitlab YML files and the creation of scripts for that process.

Azure Windows Virtual Desktop Implementation

An environment for remote access to Azure infrastructure using Windows Virtual Desktop solution using roaming profiles in Azure, allowing users to access company resources using WVD with Windows 10 desktops and custom applications. This project reduced maintenance of the environment and maximized the resources.
1999 - 2006

Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems

National University of Technology - Buenos Aires, Argentina

DECEMBER 2021 - DECEMBER 2022

Microsoft Certified: DevOps Engineer Expert

Microsoft

FEBRUARY 2020 - FEBRUARY 2022

Microsoft Azure Developer Associate

Microsoft

JANUARY 2020 - PRESENT

Azure Fundamentals

Microsoft

Tools

TeamCity, Microsoft Exchange, GitLab CI/CD, GitLab, Git, Jenkins, Azure DevOps Services, GitHub, Grafana, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Frameworks

Windows PowerShell, ASP.NET, .NET, .NET Core

Platforms

Windows Server, Windows Server 2016, Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows, Azure IaaS, Azure PaaS, Docker, Kubernetes

Paradigms

DevOps, Azure DevOps, Agile

Languages

VB.NET, Visual Basic .NET (VB.NET), C#

Storage

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange Server, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Azure SQL Databases, Azure Websites

Other

System Administration, Octopus Deploy, CI/CD Pipelines, YML, Windows 10, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Dashboards, IIS 7, Internet Information Services (IIS), Azure Portals, DevOps Engineer, Information Systems, Remote Desktop, Azure VDI

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