Saleh Albananh, Developer in Berlin, Germany
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Saleh Albananh

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DevOps Engineer and Developer

Location
Berlin, Germany
Toptal Member Since
April 10, 2023

Saleh is a professional multi-cloud DevOps engineer with extensive knowledge, skills, and passion for developing and specializing in cloud automation and DevOps. He is certified by Amazon, Microsoft, HashiCorp, and Cisco. He has seven years of IT experience and four years of professional experience in multi-cloud DevOps. Saleh has worked with major multinational companies, such as T-Systems, BAT, and Roche. He holds a master's degree in business and a bachelor's degree in computer science.

Portfolio

Roche
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, AWS CloudFormation, Jenkins, Python...
British American Tobacco
Microsoft Azure, Azure DevOps, Terraform, Amazon Web Services (AWS)...
T-Systems International
Networking, Firewalls, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Web Security, CCNA, CCNP...

Experience

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Terraform, Jenkins, Python, Linux, GitLab CI/CD, AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK)

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is a multi-cloud self-service platform for deploying and managing infrastructure on AWS and Azure.

Work Experience

Senior DevOps Engineer

2022 - 2023
Roche
  • Introduced continuous delivery and continuous integration workflows and supported engineering and operations of cloud and container platforms in collaboration with respective development and business teams.
  • Architected and developed end-to-end automation for deploying ThoughtSpot clusters on AWS platforms with Python, AWS CloudFormation, AWS CDK, Ansible, and GitLab CI/CD.
  • Migrated Jenkins pipelines and a monitoring system in Prometheus and Grafana from on-premises clusters to Amazon EKS clusters.
  • Created infrastructure as code (IaC) and automated the deployment and installation of ThoughtSpot version 7.2.1 and 8.4.1 on AWS accounts.
  • Provided DevOps consulting and managed Amazon EKS clusters, IaC Terraform, and AWS resources.
  • Managed and improved Jenkins pipelines for building container images for development teams.
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, AWS CloudFormation, Jenkins, Python, GitLab CI/CD, Ansible, Linux, Amazon EKS, Networking

Multi-cloud Engineer

2020 - 2021
British American Tobacco
  • Developed a multi-cloud self-service platform for automating end-to-end cloud infrastructure deployment on Azure and AWS cloud platforms.
  • Used Terraform and Azure DevOps to introduce and lead the deployment of cloud projects using IaC on Azure subscriptions and AWS accounts.
  • Oversaw technical operations for AWS Landing Zone, as well as the development of AWS DevOps pipelines and IaC for global cloud projects.
  • Worked night shift for 15 months to support global cloud projects.
Technologies: Microsoft Azure, Azure DevOps, Terraform, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Kubernetes, Python, Windows PowerShell, Linux, Networking

Network Security Engineer

2018 - 2020
T-Systems International
  • Collaborated with a global team at T-Systems to support network security operations for international clients in different time zones.
  • Provided second-level technical and escalation support for network incident tickets.
  • Took full ownership of implementing network firewall change tickets from start to finish.
Technologies: Networking, Firewalls, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Web Security, CCNA, CCNP, Software-defined Networking (SDN), Unified Threat Management (UTM), Load Balancers, Proxies, PKI, IDS/IPS, VPN, DMZ Networks, NAT

Network Engineer

2016 - 2018
FBS Global Traders
  • Implemented, maintained, and supported networking inside the company using various networking technologies.
  • Designed and implemented large enterprise networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), data centers, branches, internet connectivity, intranets, and extranets.
  • Implemented and configured level 2 and level 3 technologies, including BGP, ISIS, OSPF, EIGRP, HSRP, GLBP, VRRP, VLANs, WLANs, STP, VTP, EtherChannels, and VSS.
  • Implemented and configured WAN and VPN technologies, including multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) VPNs, dynamic multipoint virtual private networks (DMVPNs), IPsec VPNs, SSL VPNs, GRE IPv6 Tunnels, frame relay, and point-to-point protocol (PPP).
Technologies: Networking, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), CCNA, VPN, WAN, LAN, IPsec, TCP/IP, DNS

Network Engineer

2014 - 2015
TeleYemen
  • Headed the deployment and maintenance of computer networks using Microsoft and Cisco technologies.
  • Worked in a fast-paced, changing, and challenging 24x7 environment.
  • Administered, configured, and troubleshot LAN, WAN, and wireless networks.
Technologies: Windows Server, Cisco Routers, Cisco Switches, Networking, VLANs, SANs, NAS Servers, Active Directory (AD), DHCP, Server Backups, Group Policy

Multi-cloud Self-service Platform

Implemented a comprehensive multi-cloud self-service platform that automated deploying and managing infrastructure on AWS and Azure. The platform enabled internal users to deploy cloud infrastructure independently, from raising a request to deployment on the cloud. This initiative significantly reduced deployment time from days to just ten minutes, conserving resources and speeding up the process. Integrating all cloud operations enhanced the platform's comprehensiveness, making it a successful one-year-long endeavor.
2020 - 2022

Master's Degree in Business Administration and Management

University of Wales Trinity Saint David - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2008 - 2013

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Engineering

University of Aden - Aden, Yemen

MARCH 2023 - MARCH 2026

CKA: Certified Kubernetes Administrator

The Linux Foundation

AUGUST 2022 - PRESENT

LFS258: Kubernetes Fundamentals

The Linux Foundation

OCTOBER 2021 - PRESENT

AZ-400: Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions

Microsoft

OCTOBER 2021 - OCTOBER 2023

Microsoft Certified: DevOps Engineer Expert

Microsoft

AUGUST 2021 - AUGUST 2024

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional

Amazon Web Services Training and Certification

JUNE 2021 - FEBRUARY 2024

HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate

HashiCorp

DECEMBER 2020 - DECEMBER 2023

Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate

Microsoft

MAY 2020 - PRESENT

NSE 2 Network Security Associate

Fortinet Training Institute

MARCH 2020 - MARCH 2023

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate

Amazon Web Services Training and Certification

JUNE 2016 - JUNE 2019

Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching (CCNA Routing and Switching)

Cisco

NOVEMBER 2014 - PRESENT

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration

Microsoft

NOVEMBER 2014 - PRESENT

Microsoft Certified Professional

Microsoft

Libraries/APIs

React, ServiceNow REST API

Tools

Terraform, AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK), AWS CloudFormation, Amazon EKS, VPN, Jenkins, GitLab CI/CD, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Grafana, GitLab, Ansible, Jira

Paradigms

DevOps, Azure DevOps, Microservices, Software-defined Networking (SDN)

Languages

Python, C#

Platforms

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, Linux, Windows Server 2008, Docker, Windows Server, Azure

Storage

NAS Servers

Frameworks

Windows PowerShell

Industry Expertise

Network Security

Other

Business Administration, Computer Science, Networking, Firewalls, IP Routing, CCNA, CCNP, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), WAN, LAN, IPsec, TCP/IP, Unified Threat Management (UTM), Load Balancers, PKI, IDS/IPS, DMZ Networks, NAT, AWS DevOps, CI/CD Pipelines, AWS Cloud Architecture, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), DevOps Engineer, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, Azure Administrator, APIs, AWS CodePipeline, Microsoft Azure, Web Security, DNS, Proxies, Cisco Routers, Cisco Switches, VLANs, Active Directory (AD), Server Backups, Group Policy, Argo CD, Cloud Architecture, Prometheus, Configuration Management, SANs, DHCP

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