Fahad Saleh, Developer in Toronto, ON, Canada
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Fahad Saleh

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Solutions Architect and Developer

Toronto, ON, Canada
Toptal Member Since
July 30, 2022

Fahad is a solutions architect with 8+ years of experience in the software industry, handling DevOps and site reliability engineering. He has managed a fleet of over 48 thousand servers and led tech teams in challenging projects. Passionate about learning new programming languages, he has a diversified tech stack, including Linux, Python, Ruby, Go, Bash, Groovy, and Rust, and he is AWS and Kubernetes certified. Fahad never misses the details when looking into a project's big picture.


Alliance Data
Jenkins, Groovy, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, CI/CD Pipelines...
Python, Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Linux, Go...
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Flask, Python, Docker, Ansible, Linux




Preferred Environment

Vim Text Editor, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), DevOps, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Architecture

The most amazing...

...work I've done was managing a fleet of 48 thousand servers growing by the day for a hosting company.

Work Experience

DevOps Engineer III

2020 - 2021
Alliance Data
  • Managed a Jenkins cluster handling builds of hundreds of repositories.
  • Built numerous platform services for internal teams' use.
  • Created standards and development practices to improve developers' agility and efficiency.
Technologies: Jenkins, Groovy, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, CI/CD Pipelines, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), AWS Lambda, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, AWS Certified Solution Architect, Jenkins Pipeline, Containerization

DevOps Lead

2019 - 2021
  • Owned the management of a network with over 48+ thousand servers.
  • Designed the architecture of critical services and components, helping research and development new features and solutions.
  • Conducted interviews and CFR sessions, helped plan quarterly tasks with OKRs, and led a team of 6+ engineers.
Technologies: Python, Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Linux, Go, CI/CD Pipelines

Senior DevOps Engineer

2015 - 2017
  • Managed a network of over 18 thousand servers and developed numerous related services.
  • Designed and created service infrastructure using Docker, Kubernetes, and several AWS services, such as EC2, S3, IAM, SNS, Lambda, CloudWatch, or RDS.
  • Contributed to the research and development of new features and solutions, conducted interviews, and facilitated technical training for the support team.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Flask, Python, Docker, Ansible, Linux

Linux and DevOps Engineer

2014 - 2017
  • Created a RESTful API using Flask and built a CMS with Django.
  • Executed various DevOps tasks, including provisioning, monitoring, orchestration, configuration management, and CI/CD. I also improved and automated the legacy process.
  • Wrote technical content on various topics relevant to the internal teams.
Technologies: Linux, Python, Flask, Django, Bash, Networking, VPN, WireGuard, OpenVPN

Full CI/CD Pipeline Using Helm and GitHub Actions

A fully-automated CI/CD deployment to Kubernetes using Helm and GitHub Actions. It uses Snyk to run security vulnerability tests on the built image. Each new deployment is automatically tagged using semantic versioning.

Terraform Script to Automate the Provisioning of a Wireguard Server

A Terraform-based script to launch and configure an instance on AWS to run WireGuard. The script automates the entire WireGuard configuration and outputs the client-side configuration at the end of the process.
2009 - 2012

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

NED University of Engineering and Technology - Karachi, Pakistan


Certified Kubernetes Administrator

The Linux Foundation

AUGUST 2021 - AUGUST 2024

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional



AWS Solutions Architect Associate

Amazon Web Services


Jenkins Pipeline


Ansible, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Vim Text Editor, VPN, WireGuard, Jenkins, Amazon EKS, Helm, OpenVPN, GitHub, Terraform, Packer, Puppet


Flask, Django


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


DevOps, Automation




Python, Bash, Groovy, Go


Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Orchestration, Cloud, Scalability, CI/CD Pipelines, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, Architecture, Programming, Networking, Scheduling, System Administration, High-availability Clusters, Design, AWS Certified Solution Architect, Software Engineering, Web Programming, Costing, Containerization

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