Mahesh Kumar, Developer in Bengaluru, India
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Mahesh Kumar

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DevOps Engineer and Developer

Location
Bengaluru, India
Toptal Member Since
January 18, 2023

Mahesh is an IT service professional with 17 years of end-to-end presales and delivery experience on large complex assignments involving the integration of multiple platform technologies. He has worked in various industries, including government and finance. Mahesh holds a bachelor's degree in electronics and communication and is a Google Cloud Certified Professional: Cloud Architect, Data Engineer, Network Engineer, and Security Engineer.

Portfolio

Learn GCP with Mahesh
Google Cloud/Suite, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Terraform...
Pluto7
Google Cloud/Suite, Identity & Access Management (IAM)...
Capgemini India
Google Cloud/Suite, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Terraform, Networking...

Experience

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

Google Cloud, Linux, Windows, Java, Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

The most amazing...

...thing I've done is share interesting GCP concepts by maintaining the YouTube channel: Learn GCP with Mahesh, gaining 19,100+ subscribers and 1.2+ million views.

Work Experience

Freelance Cloud Architect | Data & DevOps Engineer | Google Cloud Trainer | YouTuber

2020 - PRESENT
Learn GCP with Mahesh
  • Built an entirely serverless data warehouse modernization system using Google Cloud: Storage, Run, Workflows, Scheduler, and BigQuery with zero networking in six months.
  • Delivered training for the Google Cloud Professional Cloud Architect course as an online instructor for 50 batches with 3,500+ participants, with a consistent net promoter score of 75% and above.
  • Contributed as a GCP evangelist and enthusiastic YouTuber, maintaining Learn GCP with Mahesh, a YouTube channel where interesting GCP concepts are shared, with 19,100+ subscribers and 1.2+ million views.
Technologies: Google Cloud/Suite, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Terraform, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), DevOps, GitLab CI/CD, CI/CD Pipelines, GitLab, Cloud Architecture, Google Cloud SQL, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Node.js, GraphQL, REST APIs, SSL, Load Balancers, Networks, Security, DevSecOps, JavaScript, Bash Script, Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD), Google BigQuery, Vertex AI, VPC, Google Cloud Functions, MySQL, DDoS, Container Orchestration, Cloud Security, Microservices Architecture, Microservices, Bash, Cloud Monitoring, Google Cloud Storage Buckets, Security experience, Vercel

Vice President of Technology

2019 - 2020
Pluto7
  • Provided leadership—along with department heads in marketing, sales, pre-sales, and delivery—in designing GCP-based solutions and as an advisor of technologies improving efficiency and effectiveness, eventually supporting Pluto7's mission.
  • Partnered with Google, interacting actively with Google and its customers on strategic engagements, assisting in pre-sales, and promoting and branding Pluto7 on various platforms.
  • Led Pluto7 Academy as the training arm for internal and external stakeholders.
Technologies: Google Cloud/Suite, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), DevOps, GitLab CI/CD, CI/CD Pipelines, Cloud Architecture, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Node.js, REST APIs, SSL, Load Balancers, Networks, Security, DevSecOps, JavaScript, Bash Script, Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD), Google BigQuery, Vertex AI, VPC, Google Cloud Functions, MySQL, DDoS, Container Orchestration, Cloud Security, Microservices Architecture, Microservices, Bash, Cloud Monitoring, Google Cloud Storage Buckets, Google Cloud SQL, Security experience

Program Manager | Google Cloud Solutions Architect

2018 - 2019
Capgemini India
  • Developed and refactored Java-based microservices to Google App Engine Std and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) in four days.
  • Designed and built a CI/CD pipeline using Google Cloud Build and improved the team's efficiency.
  • Used technologies such as Cloud IAM, Compute Engine, App Engine Std and Flex, GKE, Cloud Storage, Cloud SQL, Cloud VPN, Shared VPC, VPC Network Peering, Pub/Sub, Dataflow, BigQuery, Cloud MLE, DataPrep, and CloudEndure.
Technologies: Google Cloud/Suite, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Terraform, Networking, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), DevOps, GitLab CI/CD, CI/CD Pipelines, Cloud Architecture, Google Cloud SQL, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), Infrastructure as Code (IaC), REST APIs, SSL, Load Balancers, Networks, Security, DevSecOps, JavaScript, Bash Script, Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD), Helm, Google BigQuery, VPC, Google Cloud Functions, MySQL, DDoS, Container Orchestration, Cloud Security, Microservices Architecture, Microservices, Bash, Google Cloud Storage Buckets

Presales Engineer for Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL)

2012 - 2018
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Provided technical advisory service for implementing unstructured data analytics solutions using GCP: Pub/Sub, GCS, and BigQuery and Micro Focus IDOL: enterprise search, knowledge management, social media analytics, image, video, and audio analytics.
  • Developed a technical relationship and trust with the customers through extensive business and technical conversations, understanding their pain points and recommending comprehensive solutions rather than an out-of-the-box product.
  • Participated as a developer in HP IDOL OnDemand's Ultimate Hacker Challenge 2014 and wrote six JavaScript Bookmarklets that used APIs like the Google Cloud Natural Language API, which won first place.
Technologies: Google Cloud/Suite, Autonomy IDOL Search, Cloud Architecture, JavaScript, Bash Script, Continuous Delivery (CD), MySQL, Container Orchestration, Cloud Security, Microservices Architecture, Microservices, Bash, Video Games, Google Cloud Storage Buckets

Software Engineer | Autonomy IDOL Specialist

2010 - 2012
Fidelity Investments
  • Wrote custom logic in 20 days to handle 1,000 requests per second from a knowledge management portal that previously failed to handle 50 requests per second. In recognition, I received the prestigious President Award in January 2011.
  • Developed various Autonomy IDOL modules for an ideation-based project where employees' quality ideas were captured to increase productivity and reduce cost.
  • Used the IDOL Server to enable the search of ideas and the ability to identify duplicate ideas.
Technologies: Autonomy IDOL Search, Java, Bash Script, Microservices Architecture, Microservices, Google Cloud Storage Buckets

Software Engineer

2005 - 2007
Srishti Software Applications Pvt
  • Built a web-enabled expert system for the market analysts of the chemical industry to extract tacit knowledge and make it searchable.
  • Developed the system, allowing them to track websites for relevant details by crawling and indexing them using Autonomy's connectors, which helps with decision-making.
  • Fixed various Autonomy IDOL bugs and submitted them to the company for inclusion in future solutions.
Technologies: Sybase, Perl, Java, SQL, Bash Script, Google Cloud Storage Buckets

Data Lake Modernization Using Google Cloud

Built a modern data lake ecosystem using various Google Cloud Suite services like Cloud Storage, BigQuery, Cloud Functions, Cloud Run, Cloud Scheduler, and Cloud Workflows. I also leveraged Terraform to provision these Google Cloud resources, working as a data and DevOps engineer moving data to Google Cloud and staging them in different layers.

Employee Beneficiary App

A beneficiary app that guides employees on how to plan their financial journey using a 401(k) plan, mutual funds, and others. I worked as a Google Cloud DevOps engineer, where the entire infrastructure was provisioned using Terraform. I leveraged Google Cloud services such as GKE, Cloud Run, BigQuery, Cloud Storage, Cloud Secret Manager, Cloud Datastore, Cloud Scheduler, Cloud Load Balancing, Cloud Armor, and Cloud CDN.

Cloud Solutions Architect

As a Google Cloud Solution Architect, I designed, refactored, and deployed ten greenfield microservices written in Java Spring Boot and Angular to Google App Engine Standard, with Google Cloud SQL for Postgres as the database within two business days. Later, I designed and refactored the same set of microservices to GKE with Ingress to make the solution public-cloud agnostic.
2001 - 2005

Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Communication

Visvesvaraya Technological University - Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

SEPTEMBER 2023 - SEPTEMBER 2025

Google Cloud Professional DevOps Engineer

Google Cloud

DECEMBER 2022 - DECEMBER 2024

Google Cloud Certified Cloud Digital Leader

Google Cloud

DECEMBER 2022 - DECEMBER 2025

Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer

Google Cloud

DECEMBER 2022 - DECEMBER 2024

Google Cloud Certified Professional Security Engineer

Google Cloud

DECEMBER 2022 - DECEMBER 2024

Google Cloud Certified Professional Network Engineer

Google Cloud

DECEMBER 2018 - DECEMBER 2024

GCP Professional Cloud Architect

Google Cloud

APRIL 2018 - JUNE 2024

Google Cloud Certified Professional Data Engineer

Google Cloud

Libraries/APIs

REST APIs, Autonomy IDOL Search, Node.js

Tools

Google Compute Engine (GCE), Terraform, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), BigQuery, Google Cloud Composer, GitLab CI/CD, GitLab, Helm

Paradigms

DevOps, DevSecOps, Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD), DDoS, Microservices Architecture, Microservices

Storage

Google Cloud Storage, Google Cloud, Google Cloud SQL, MySQL, Sybase

Platforms

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Kubernetes, Linux, Windows, Docker, Vertex AI, Google App Engine, Vercel

Frameworks

Unity

Languages

Python, JavaScript, Bash Script, Bash, Java, Python 3, Perl, SQL, GraphQL

Other

Google Cloud/Suite, Cloud Architecture, Pub/Sub, Load Balancers, Security, Google BigQuery, VPC, Google Cloud Functions, Container Orchestration, Cloud Security, DevOps Engineer, Google Cloud Storage Buckets, Data Engineering, CI/CD Pipelines, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), Infrastructure as Code (IaC), SSL, Networks, Cloud Monitoring, Security experience, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Networking, Video Games

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