Najim Lawal, Software Developer in Dallas, United States
Najim Lawal

Software Developer in Dallas, United States

Member since June 25, 2021
Najim is a cloud solution architect with over six years of experience in information technologies. He's an expert in designing and deploying scalable, highly available, secured, and fault-tolerant systems, Najim can lift an existing on-premise application to the cloud with experiences in technologies like microservices, ECS, Kubernetes, cloud formation, and Terraform.
Najim is now available for hire




Dallas, United States



Preferred Environment

Windows, Linux, WordPress, APIs

The most amazing...

...things I've developed are cloud native architectures, monolithic architectures, and event-driven serverless solutions.


  • Cloud Solution Architect

    2018 - PRESENT
    • Developed an eCommerce application using a microservices architecture. Each microservice was built to focus on a single business capability, such as shopping cart, search, and customer review.
    • Built solutions and ideal architectures for organizations that don't have to worry about maintaining a server.
    • Helped develop solutions for organizations into cloud security, big data, and mobility, helping organizations scale and grow with 50% revenue.
    Technologies: Terraform, Disaster Recovery Consulting, APIs, Linux, Networks, Cloud Migration, Data Migration, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon EC2, DevOps, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS
  • Solution Architect

    2014 - 2018
    Mutual Trust Microfinance Bank
    • Helped Mutual Trust Microfinance Bank reduce the processing time by 6x and increase the delivery of customer quotes by almost 30 percent.
    • Helped the organization cut IT capital expenditure and operational costs by 70 percent and 50 percent, respectively, while delivering a highly available, low-latency IT service with AWS.
    • Built an agile infrastructure platform that allowed Mutual Trust Microfinance Bank to reduce development and testing environment costs by 75% percent.
    Technologies: AWS IAM, JSON, AWS CloudFormation, AWS CloudTrail, AWS CloudWatch
  • Data Analyst

    2011 - 2014
    Mutual Trust Microfinance Bank
    • Built key-value stores with embedded systems, URL shorteners, configuration data, application variables and flags for web applications, state information, and data represented by a dictionary or hash to enable speed, scalability, and flexibility.
    • Maintained the database by the service provider, as organizations only charged for usage of service. I made it cost-effective and zeroed upkeep, but with data stewardship and potential network limitations.
    • Built databases, schema-on-read, schema-on-write, SQL and NoSQL, and ETL processes to help with data transformation.
    Technologies: SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), SQL, Excel VBA, Microsoft Power BI


  • News Application

    My role was to deploy a secure and robust news web application on AWS technologies by defining a solution and using architectural design principles and best practices based on customer business needs and requirements.


  • Tools

    Terraform, AWS IAM, AWS CloudFormation, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), AWS CloudWatch, Microsoft Power BI
  • Platforms

    Windows, Linux, Kubernetes, Docker, Amazon EC2, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Other

    Firewalls, Networks, AWS
  • Languages

    Excel VBA
  • Paradigms

    Microservices, DevOps
  • Industry Expertise

    IT Security
  • Storage

    JSON, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)


  • Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning
    2005 - 2010
    Federal University of Technology Minna - Minna, Nigeria


  • Fortinet FortiWeb Cloud WAF-as-a-Service
    APRIL 2021 - PRESENT
  • CyberArk Certified Trustee
    MARCH 2021 - PRESENT

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