Sumeet Kumar, Developer in Hyderabad, Telangana, India
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Sumeet Kumar

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Cloud Architect and Developer

Location
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Toptal Member Since
February 20, 2023

Sumeet is a seasoned Microsoft Azure Certified Cloud Architect with 11+ years of experience designing, building, and managing cloud platforms and infrastructures. With an extensive background in leading large-scale projects, developing strategies, and collaborating with cross-functional teams, Sumeet has proven expertise in delivering value to customers through adopting Azure cloud technologies.

Portfolio

Novartis
Azure, ARM, Azure PaaS, CI/CD Pipelines, Azure IaaS, Azure DevOps...
HCL Technologies
Cloud, Azure, Networking, Azure Active Directory, CI/CD Pipelines, Terraform...
Accenture
Azure PaaS, Azure IaaS, Azure, Cloud, Networking, Azure Active Directory...

Experience

Availability

Full-time

Preferred Environment

Cloud, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Azure, ARM

The most amazing...

...work I've done on Azure involved automating infrastructure and entire landing zone using infrastructure as code and having security and best practices as key.

Work Experience

Specialist Cloud Platform Engineering

2020 - 2023
Novartis
  • Designed, documented, and qualified individual Azure services based on enterprise-grade best practices.
  • Designed, documented, and implemented cloud governance at the enterprise scale to support compliance.
  • Set up the infrastructure as code (IaC) using ARM template and Terraform and integrating them with Azure DevOps for Operations consumption.
  • Worked on the landing zone planning and designing for subscription democratization.
  • Partnered and collaborated with various teams like security, connectivity, operations, enterprise architect, AD, and service to deliver solutions within Azure.
  • Worked on the POC of new Azure offerings and 3rd-party appliances to enhance and improve the platform's scalability, security, and performance.
Technologies: Azure, ARM, Azure PaaS, CI/CD Pipelines, Azure IaaS, Azure DevOps, Azure Active Directory, Cloud Architecture, Cloud Engineering, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), DevOps, Cloud, Control & Cost Analysis, Cloud Infrastructure, VM, Architecture, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Docker, YAML, Azure App Service, WordPress Installation, Microsoft SQL Server, Monitoring, Azure Portals, Systems Monitoring, Cloud FinOps, Costs

Cloud Architect

2019 - 2019
HCL Technologies
  • Defined foundation architecture patterns and provided best practice considerations for cloud adaptation as a part of the center of excellence team. Reviewed and created an LLD and HLD architecture for the requirements to match the standards.
  • Created CI/CD pipelines for all new Azure services and evaluated and handed them over to Operations. Automated the complete build process using infrastructure-as-code and considering DevOps best practices.
  • Assessed the on-premise infrastructure for migration and shared recommendations on the architecture regarding the migration.
  • Wrote scripts and enabled automation to reduce efforts and time for repeated activity. Provided a high availability and a DR solution based on requirements and use cases.
  • Conducted POCs for a new offering from Azure and provided recommendations on their adaptation.
  • Managed cost consumption and billing and shared advice for cost optimization.
Technologies: Cloud, Azure, Networking, Azure Active Directory, CI/CD Pipelines, Terraform, Cloud Engineering, Kubernetes, System Administration, DevOps, Azure DevOps, MacOS, Control & Cost Analysis, Cloud Infrastructure, Cloud Architecture, Microsoft Power BI, VM, Architecture, MySQLdb, Databases, Deployment, Azure App Service, WordPress, WordPress Installation, GitHub Actions, Microsoft SQL Server, Monitoring, Azure Portals, Systems Monitoring, Cloud FinOps, Costs, APIs, Financial Options

Cloud Operations Senior Analyst

2018 - 2019
Accenture
  • Architected the solution design and deployed the client infrastructure based on project and client requirements.
  • Managed the Azure networking, following best practices. Implemented User Define Routes (UDR) across the Azure environment and deployed and connected virtual appliances like Palo Alto and Qualys.
  • Handled Azure Active Directory access control for the Azure environment, conducted monthly performance analysis of the complete environment. and presented cost-saving suggestions.
  • Implemented and managed cloud security, including Azure virtual machines (VM) backup, disaster recovery (DR), and restoration, and performed periodic test failover using ASR.
Technologies: Azure PaaS, Azure IaaS, Azure, Cloud, Networking, Azure Active Directory, Windows Server, CI/CD Pipelines, Terraform, Cloud Engineering, System Administration, DevOps, Azure DevOps, Control & Cost Analysis, Cloud Infrastructure, System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), VM, Hyper-V, HAProxy, Troubleshooting, Databases, Deployment, Ansible, Azure App Service, WordPress, Python, Microsoft SQL Server, Monitoring, Azure Portals, Systems Monitoring, Costs, Financial Options

Associate Consultant

2017 - 2018
SoftwareONE
  • Onboarded new customers to Azure CSP and completed all the onboarding formalities. Helped customers with support and implementation related to Azure, Azure AD, and Office 365.
  • Deployed around 60 virtual machines, configured backup, and set up monitoring using SCOM.
  • Migrated the VMs from an enterprise agreement (EA) to cloud solution provider (CSP) subscriptions, installed AD, RDS, and IIS server roles, and set up Load Balancer, App Gateway, and VPN connectivity from on-premise to Azure.
  • Rolled out around 39 virtual machines, configuring backup, OMS workspace, Log Analytics gateway, and Load Balancers. Deployed Service Bus and VPN connectivity from on-premise to Azure.
Technologies: ARM, Azure IaaS, Cloud, Linux, Azure, Networking, Azure Active Directory, Windows Server, Cloud Engineering, DevOps, Control & Cost Analysis, Cloud Infrastructure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), VM, Hyper-V, Troubleshooting, Azure App Service, Monitoring, Azure Portals, Systems Monitoring, Costs

Modernization and Migration of an Application to the Cloud

Designed and implemented foundational and mainstream cloud services, migrated 300+ workloads to the cloud using best migration approaches such as lift and shift, refactoring, and replatforming, and modernized the application from virtual machines to Azure App services.

Cloud Resource Deployment Automation

Automated the deployment of Azure resources using infrastructure-as-code, like ARM templates and Azure DevOps. Designed the complete IaC framework for the organization and implemented best industry security and governance practices.

Landing Zone Automation | Terraform

Completed the project for the entire landing zone automation using Terraform and automated it using Azure DevOps in a reusable format. Included both platform and application landing zone as part of it. Modularized all Terraform codes as per best practices.
2007 - 2011

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

Gautam Buddha University - Uttar Pradesh, India

NOVEMBER 2021 - NOVEMBER 2023

Microsoft Certified: Azure Network Engineer Associate

Microsoft

JUNE 2021 - PRESENT

Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Fundamentals

Microsoft

NOVEMBER 2020 - NOVEMBER 2023

Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate

Microsoft

MAY 2020 - MAY 2023

Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert

Microsoft

Libraries/APIs

Node.js

Tools

Terraform, System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Ansible, Azure App Service, Hyper-V, Microsoft Power BI

Platforms

Azure, Azure PaaS, Azure IaaS, Windows, Windows Server, Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, WordPress, Linux, MacOS

Languages

YAML, SQL, C#, Python

Paradigms

DevOps, Azure DevOps

Storage

Azure Active Directory, MySQLdb, Databases, Microsoft SQL Server

Frameworks

Windows PowerShell

Other

Cloud, Cloud Architecture, CI/CD Pipelines, Cloud Engineering, System Administration, Control & Cost Analysis, Cloud Infrastructure, Architecture, GitHub Actions, Monitoring, Azure Portals, Systems Monitoring, Networks, Infrastructure as Code (IaC), ARM, Networking, VM, HAProxy, Troubleshooting, Deployment, Cloud FinOps, Costs, APIs, Financial Options, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), WordPress Installation, Objects, Platform Engineering

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