Hameedullah Khan, AWS Developer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Hameedullah Khan

AWS Developer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Member since May 24, 2016
Hameedullah is a cloud automation engineer and his main specialty is automating stuff including cloud infrastructure deployments, app deployments, and also simple things like backups. In his free time, he codes web apps either in WordPress or Django.
Hameedullah is now available for hire




Dubai, United Arab Emirates



Preferred Environment

PyDev, Git, Vim Text Editor, Linux, Windows

The most amazing...

...work I've done was to implement an OAuth authentication system for Twitter in Python.


  • DevOps Engineer

    2018 - 2019
    • Migrated to multi-cloud architecture using AWS and Azure infrastructure.
    • Implemented ChatOps writing custom Microsoft bot builder with Basecamp integration.
    • Automated the deployment of infrastructure using cloud-formation and Terraform.
    • Implemented CI/CD using Jenkins, Puppet and cloud-formation custom resources.
    • Reduced costs of infrastructure by 40%.
    • Reduced deployment times from 30 mins to less than one second.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS
  • Cloud and DevOps Automation Engineer

    2017 - 2019
    • Automated an SDN solution using Ansible and Cisco ACI.
    • Implemented CI/CD for Ansible and Cisco ACI.
    • Architected the virtualization solution for telecommunication customers.
    • Created and implemented optimizations for existing Cisco cloud customers.
    • Implemented a KVM-based virtualization solution.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI), Ansible, Cloud, Cisco, AWS
  • DevOps Engineer

    2016 - 2019
    Misk Foundation (via Toptal)
    • Secured existing AWS infrastructure.
    • Implemented and deployed end-to-end AWS infrastructure with Terraform.
    • Optimized the Jira deployments to improve performance and reduce costs further.
    • Implemented CI/CD using Jenkins and the AWS CI/CD tooleset.
    • Automated the provisioning of operating systems and the creation of AMIs using Ansible.
    • Helped the development team with deployment pipelines of the new serverless application.
    • Reduced AWS bills by 50%.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Ansible, Terraform, Packer, Serverless, AWS
  • DevOps Engineer

    2016 - 2018
    Trunorth Management, LLC. (via Toptal)
    • Secured and managed the existing infrastructure on Rackspace.
    • Architected the AWS infrastructure as per well-architected guidelines.
    • Migrated the workloads from Rackspace to AWS.
    • Improved the infrastructure to handle hyper launches gracefully without crashing.
    • Implemented security practices through out the organization and AWS infrastructure.
    • Reduced deployment times from 30 minutes to less than one second.
    • Implemented CI/CD using Jenkins, Puppet, and CloudFormation.
    • Set up cross-region HA for applications.
    • Cross-trained different teams on AWS, development, and security best practices.
    • Worked with developers to implement best development practices to stabilize the application and eCommerce website.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Packer, Consul, Puppet, Rackspace, LAMP, AWS
  • DevOps Engineer (AWS)

    2016 - 2016
    Curology (via Toptal)
    • Redesigned the infrastructure to reduce costs.
    • Redesigned the infrastructure to increase efficiency.
    • Improved security posture of the whole AWS infrastructure.
    • Helped the developers team with following best development practices to increase application efficient and stabilize deployments.
    • Deployed CI/CD infrastructure using Jenkins.
    • Implemented a ChatOps solution with a Slack integration.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS
  • Software Engineer

    2012 - 2016
    Cisco (via Cloud9 Networks)
    • Deployed a Federal cloud solution using Cisco UCSD, PSC and ACI.
    • Automated the whole customer infrastructure deployment using Puppet and Cisco IAC.
    • Created and developed a custom virtual desktop infrastructure solution.
    • Automated the deployment of OpenStack for the development team utilizing Vagrant and DevStack.
    • Created a custom solution to automate the data center upgrade including upgrading the Cisco network devices configuration using Python and Django.
    Technologies: Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI), Cisco, Kubernetes, Chef, Puppet, Python, Vagrant, Docker, OpenStack, Linux, Cisco UCS
  • Lead Systems Engineer

    2009 - 2011
    • Implemented the complete infrastructure on AWS.
    • Tuned and configured OpenX for best performance at scale to be able to serve ads to millions of users.
    • Deployed and configured monitoring solution.
    • Wrote custom alert connector in Python to send network management staion alerts to gTalk.
    • Built custom backup and backup monitoring scripts in Python for the whole infrastructure.
    Technologies: OpenX, Python, Zabbix, MySQL, Linux
  • Senior Technical Consultant

    2007 - 2009
    Triana Global
    • Provided the management with open source solutions for reducing costs.
    • Implemented the whole Triana Global Infrastructure on AWS; migrated Triana Global applications to AWS.
    • Migrated the Triana Global Mail service to Zimbra.
    • Automated the deployment of applications and backups.
    • Implemented bandwidth monitoring.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Zimbra, Xen, Python, Linux, MySQL, AWS
  • Senior System Administrator

    2007 - 2008
    Affordable Programmers
    • Deployed a Xen-based virtualization solution to host customer virtual machines.
    • Wrote custom monitoring scripts to monitor different aspects of infrastructure.
    • Assisted the team manager in managing the system administration team.
    • Wrote migrations scripts to automate the migration of customer applications.
    • Improvised a security policy and implemented it.
    Technologies: Xen, PHP, Linux, Python
  • Systems Engineer

    2005 - 2007
    PING Systems
    • Created customized Linux Distribution for PING Systems clients.
    • Developed a custom mail-server appliance.
    • Deployed LTSP solutions for the enterprise clients.
    • Provided LTSP solutions to the clients based on their business requirements.
    Technologies: Python, Linux



  • Languages

    Python, PHP
  • Tools

    GitHub, GitLab CI/CD, Terraform, MySQL Performance Tuning, Vim Text Editor, Git, PyDev, Zimbra, Zabbix, Vagrant, Puppet, Chef, Packer, Ansible
  • Platforms

    Linux, WordPress, Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Kubernetes, OpenStack, Windows, Xen, LAMP, Rackspace
  • Other

    Software Development, AWS, OAuth, OpenX, Cisco UCS, Cisco, Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI), Consul, Serverless, Cloud
  • Frameworks

  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Wunderlist API
  • Storage



  • HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate
    JULY 2020 - JULY 2022
  • CKA: Certified Kubernetes Administrator
    NOVEMBER 2019 - NOVEMBER 2022
    The Linux Foundation
  • AWS Certified Developer — Associate (DVA)
    FEBRUARY 2019 - FEBRUARY 2022
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator — Associate (SOA)
    JANUARY 2019 - JANUARY 2022
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect — Professional (SAP)
    JANUARY 2019 - JANUARY 2022
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer — Professional (DOP)
    JANUARY 2019 - JANUARY 2022
  • Certified Openstack Administrator (COA)
    DECEMBER 2018 - DECEMBER 2020
    Openstack Foundation
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect — Associate (SAA)
    JUNE 2018 - JUNE 2021
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF)
    MAY 2018 - MAY 2021
  • Puppet Certified Professional
    APRIL 2014 - APRIL 2016
  • Novell Certified Linux Engineer
  • Certified Linux Systems Administrator
    JANUARY 2006 - JANUARY 2009

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