Dileep Pothanchery, DevOps Engineer and Developer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dileep Pothanchery

DevOps Engineer and Developer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Member since November 15, 2021
Dileep is a DevOps engineer, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, and Certified Kubernetes Administrator and Developer with nearly a decade of experience. Specializing in AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, Jenkins, and Linux-based environments, Dileep has set up infrastructures from scratch for companies, from startups to giant corporates. He has delivered solutions in large-scale environments, including media and entertainment, real estate, OTT, travel and hospitality, and eCommerce.
Dileep is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Self-employed
    DevOps, AWS, Kubernetes, Cloud Architecture, CI/CD Pipelines, Prometheus...
  • Intigral
    Ansible, AWS, ELK (Elastic Stack), Jenkins, Grafana, DevOps, GitHub, Linux...
  • Property Finder
    Ansible, AWS, Puppet, Jenkins, AWS CloudFormation, Docker...

Experience

Location

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Linux, AWS, Kubernetes, Grafana, DevOps, Scripting, Jenkins Pipeline, GitOps, Prometheus, Git

The most amazing...

...platforms I've architected, implemented, and managed can be scaled for any amount of traffic with zero-downtime deployments.

Employment

  • DevOps and Cloud Architect

    2018 - PRESENT
    Self-employed
    • Led, designed, and implemented cloud architectures, CI/CD, Kubernetes, monitoring, and logging, which are deployed on multiple AWS accounts.
    • Implemented infrastructure and application monitoring using Prometheus, ELK, and Loki.
    • Designed a Helm Chart that deployed 300+ microservices with extensive customizability.
    Technologies: DevOps, AWS, Kubernetes, Cloud Architecture, CI/CD Pipelines, Prometheus, ELK (Elastic Stack), LokiJS, Helm, Microservices Architecture, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Lead DevOps

    2016 - 2018
    Intigral
    • Set up microservices on AWS using ECS and deployed load-balanced and autoscaled APIs on AWS.
    • Provisioned infrastructure using AWS CloudFormation and Ansible.
    • Configured monitoring and alerts using Sensu, Grafana, and ELK Stack.
    • Built many dynamic environments for load testing using AWS CloudFormation, reducing costs and tuning the infrastructure to handle any loads.
    • Played a crucial role in expanding this greenfield project, which is now highly scalable and one of the biggest OTTs in the Middle East.
    Technologies: Ansible, AWS, ELK (Elastic Stack), Jenkins, Grafana, DevOps, GitHub, Linux, Microservices Architecture, Amazon ECS (Amazon Elastic Container Service), Load Balancers, Autoscaling, APIs, AWS CloudFormation, Sensu, Load Testing, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Senior DevOps

    2014 - 2016
    Property Finder
    • Configured Docker to run microservices using AWS ECS, ran applications using Elastic Beanstalk, deployed load-balanced and autoscaled applications on AWS, provisioned servers using Puppet and Ansible, and configured monitoring on Opsview.
    • Migrated the platform from another cloud to accommodate bigger databases without almost no downtime.
    • Launched the product on AWS, serving customers across multiple countries.
    Technologies: Ansible, AWS, Puppet, Jenkins, AWS CloudFormation, Docker, Microservices Architecture, Amazon ECS (Amazon Elastic Container Service), AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Load Balancing, Autoscaling, Opsview, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Technical Lead

    2013 - 2014
    Minjar Cloud Solutions
    • Managed multiple projects on AWS with high availability and scalability.
    • Delivered several projects that have scaled perfectly well to serve four million active users per month.
    • Automated many deployments that were previously manual.
    Technologies: AWS, Ansible, DevOps, IT Project Management, Automated Deployment Scripts, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Experience

  • Rearchitecting a Major Platform

    Built monitoring, logging, CI/CD pipelines, and Helm Charts from scratch for a project with more than five million active users that handles more than 300,000 requests per minute. The traffic was switched from the legacy environment to the rearchitected environment with zero downtime.

Skills

  • Languages

    Bash, Go
  • Tools

    Ansible, GitHub, Jenkins, Grafana, AWS CloudFormation, Git, ELK (Elastic Stack), Puppet, Helm, Terraform, Amazon ECS (Amazon Elastic Container Service)
  • Paradigms

    DevOps, Microservices Architecture, Load Testing
  • Platforms

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Linux, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Sensu, Docker, AWS Elastic Beanstalk
  • Other

    Scripting, AWS, Red Hat, Prometheus, GitOps, Cloud Architecture, CI/CD Pipelines, Load Balancers, Autoscaling, APIs, Load Balancing, Opsview, IT Project Management, Automated Deployment Scripts
  • Libraries/APIs

    Jenkins Pipeline, Jenkins Job DSL
  • Storage

    Redis, MongoDB, MySQL, LokiJS

Certifications

  • Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
    MARCH 2021 - SEPTEMBER 2023
    Red Hat
  • Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD)
    OCTOBER 2019 - OCTOBER 2022
    Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)
  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)
    OCTOBER 2019 - OCTOBER 2022
    Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional
    NOVEMBER 2017 - NOVEMBER 2020
    AWS
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional
    NOVEMBER 2017 - NOVEMBER 2020
    AWS

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