Peter Joseph, Developer in Auckland, New Zealand
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Peter Joseph

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Cloud Architect and Software Developer

Location
Auckland, New Zealand
Toptal Member Since
March 6, 2023

Peter is a principal cloud consultant with extensive experience and a track record of success across both AWS and Microsoft Azure. In a 22-year career to date, Peter spent 13 of those years working almost exclusively with the cloud. Peter led and delivered major projects globally for dozens of customers ranging from Coca-Cola and Morgan Stanley to Origin Energy Australia and Air New Zealand.

Portfolio

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Architecture, Amazon RDS, Serverless Architecture...
Microsoft
Azure, Azure IaaS, Azure SQL, Serverless Architecture...
ZAG (Soltius)
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, AWS DevOps, DevOps, Terraform, IaaS...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure

The most amazing...

...solution I've designed and delivered allowed a customer to move from performing optimal ticket pricing for their business only twice per year to daily.

Work Experience

Senior Solutions Architect

2022 - 2023
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Oversaw strategic technical direction across 25 accounts. Drove increased cloud adoption across key accounts. Improved customer and business outcomes across accounts.
  • Identified an opportunity to optimize a large image storage workload. Drove business discussions and secured commitment to modernize and move the workload to AWS. Owned delivery. Customer reduced costs and improved page load performance by 67%.
  • Identified 48 product improvement opportunities in one year as part of improving AWS operational capabilities. I worked closely with AWS service teams to refine and have improvements put into production.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Architecture, Amazon RDS, Serverless Architecture, Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure, Platform as a Service (PaaS), AWS DevOps, APIs, API Integration, Identity, AWS Cloud Architecture, AWS Cloud Computing Services, Docker, Containers, .NET, C#, High Availability Disaster Recovery (HADR), Networking, Cloud Security, Cloud Architecture, Azure Queue Storage, CI/CD Pipelines, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), AWS IAM, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodePipeline, Bitbucket, AWS Glue, Apache Tomcat, Elasticsearch

Senior Cloud Solutions Architect

2018 - 2022
Microsoft
  • Owned the technical delivery of a major public health entity migration from on-premises to Azure. Migrated 35 complex, mission-critical health workloads to Azure over an 18-month period.
  • Led the technical delivery of a major public health vaccination tracking portal with national visibility and reach. Project was launched successfully eight weeks earlier than planned. The portal supports five million people.
  • Owned Microsoft engagement as part of a multi-cloud (with AWS) engagement with a large public health provider responsible for healthcare services to over one million people. Project successfully delivered foundational services and operates today.
Technologies: Azure, Azure IaaS, Azure SQL, Serverless Architecture, Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure, Platform as a Service (PaaS), DevOps, APIs, API Integration, Identity, Networking, Docker, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Containers, Sentinel, High Availability Disaster Recovery (HADR), Cloud Security, Azure Event Hubs, Azure Functions, Cloud Architecture, Azure Queue Storage, CI/CD Pipelines, Azure DevOps, Bitbucket, Apache Tomcat, Elasticsearch, Ruby

Cloud Solutions Architect

2016 - 2018
ZAG (Soltius)
  • Built the cloud practice from the ground up. Attained coveted AWS MSP status within 18 months. Won the largest contract in the history of the company based on the strength of cloud practice.
  • Developed practice from two initial hires to 15 people delivering projects across New Zealand. The company was acquired by Accenture, and the strength of the cloud practice was a key part of this.
  • Led technical and business bid preparation pre and post-sales activities generating millions of dollars of business.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, AWS DevOps, DevOps, Terraform, IaaS, Platform as a Service (PaaS), Architecture, Cloud Architecture, AWS Cloud Architecture, AWS Cloud Computing Services, Docker, Containers, High Availability Disaster Recovery (HADR), Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure, Networking, Serverless Architecture, Cloud Security, Azure IaaS, Azure Event Hubs, Azure Functions, Azure Queue Storage, CI/CD Pipelines, Azure DevOps, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), AWS IAM, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodePipeline, Bitbucket, AWS Glue, Apache Tomcat, Elasticsearch, Ruby

AWS Cloud Architect Consultant

2015 - 2016
KCOM Group
  • Acted as a lead consultant for a major UK airline and accelerated several stalled projects by six months, resulting in increased customer satisfaction and securing more migration work.
  • Led the architecture and migration of a large online gift retailer operation to AWS. The operation relied on the timely delivery of processed imagery to a printer facility so gifts could be dispatched in time. Improved system reliability by 60%.
  • Incorporated a standard-based approach to building new AWS environments within the AWS cloud practice. This resulted in faster and more streamlined consulting engagements and made customers happier sooner.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Architecture, Cloud Architecture, API Integration, Enterprise Architecture, DevOps, Terraform, Cloud Security, High Availability Disaster Recovery (HADR), Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure, Networking, Serverless Architecture, Azure IaaS, Azure Event Hubs, Azure Functions, CI/CD Pipelines, Azure DevOps, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), AWS IAM, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodePipeline, Bitbucket, AWS Glue, Apache Tomcat, Elasticsearch

Technical Lead | Cloud Engineering Manager

2012 - 2014
CenturyLink
  • Promoted from cloud engineer to lead engineer and finally to manager of global cloud operations.
  • Designed and supported global private cloud infrastructure products. These environments generated over $1 million USD per week of revenue for CenturyLink.
  • Managed relationships with key customer stakeholders at customers such as Coca-Cola, easyJet, Goldman Sachs, and John Deere. Drove improvements in customer satisfaction scores through high-quality service.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), VMware, Cisco, Cisco UCS, Networking, Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Cisco Switches, SAN Switches, Storage, Cloud Storage, Docker, AWS Cloud Architecture, AWS Cloud Computing Services, Containers, High Availability Disaster Recovery (HADR), Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure, Cloud Security, Azure IaaS, Cloud Architecture, CI/CD Pipelines, Azure DevOps, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), AWS IAM, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), AWS CodePipeline, Bitbucket, Apache Tomcat, Elasticsearch

Building a Cloud Practice

https://insidesap.com/soltius-attains-aws-managed-service-provider-status/
I relocated to New Zealand in 2016 at the request of a company that wanted me to build their cloud capability from scratch. Within 18 months, the practice had achieved the coveted AWS Managed Service Provider partner status, and we had won one of the largest contracts in the history of the business. That contract was to migrate Origin Energy Australia's SAP system to AWS.

My Covid Record Application

https://www.health.govt.nz/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-vaccines/my-covid-record-proof-vaccination-status
I acted as Microsoft's technical lead for the Ministry of Health NZ on architecture for delivering the national My Covid Record application. Five million New Zealanders can access their COVID-19 vaccination records via this system and generate overseas travel documentation and certificates as needed. My role was to ensure the Microsoft aspects of the solution (identity) were integrated correctly with the AWS side.
2015 - 2015

Diploma in Cloud Computing Applications

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign - Champaign, IL, US

OCTOBER 2020 - OCTOBER 2024

Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert

Microsoft

JANUARY 2015 - MAY 2024

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate

Amazon Web Services

JANUARY 2014 - PRESENT

VMware Certified Professional – Datacenter Virtualization

VMware

Tools

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), AWS IAM, Terraform, Sentinel, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), VMware, AWS CodeBuild, Bitbucket, AWS Glue, Apache Tomcat

Paradigms

Serverless Architecture, DevOps, Azure DevOps

Platforms

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Azure IaaS, AWS Cloud Computing Services, Azure Event Hubs, Azure Functions, Docker

Storage

Azure SQL, Azure Queue Storage, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Elasticsearch

Languages

C#, Ruby

Frameworks

.NET, Spark, Hadoop

Other

Architecture, High Availability Disaster Recovery (HADR), Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure, Cloud Storage, Cloud Migration, Amazon RDS, IaaS, Platform as a Service (PaaS), Cloud Architecture, AWS Cloud Architecture, Networking, Cloud Security, Integration, Identity, Cisco, Containers, CI/CD Pipelines, Big Data, AWS DevOps, APIs, API Integration, Cisco UCS, Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Cisco Switches, SAN Switches, Storage, Enterprise Architecture, AWS CodePipeline

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