Venkatesh Sivalingam, Cloud Architect and Developer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Venkatesh Sivalingam

Cloud Architect and Developer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Member since July 5, 2022
Venkatesh is a solution architect and full-stack developer with experience in helping customers find their way to the best solution and delivering unique products and software. He specializes in multi-cloud platforms such as Azure, Oracle Cloud, GCP, and AWS. Venkatesh focuses on preparing the customers for cloud migrations, starting the adoption of the DevOps principle, and modernizing the stack to embrace API, containers, and microservices.
Venkatesh is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Azure, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Azure Logic Apps, Azure DevOps, Oracle Cloud, Apigee, AWS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Java, Informatica

The most amazing...

...thing I've handled is the back-end engineering and DevOps of U by Emaar app, ranked no. 1 in App Store and Google Play under the lifestyle category.

Employment

  • Senior Cloud Solutions Architect

    2021 - PRESENT
    AMERICANA GROUP
    • Led a transformation of on-premise services to the cloud, including infrastructure and networking selection of platform as a service offering, and provided integration to software as a service.
    • Initiated the DevOps culture, including the continuous integration and delivery, bringing the automated infrastructure automation tools to the existing teams and setting guidelines and standards to promote the new software conventions.
    • Managed the application architecture, integration principles, and common architecture repository.
    • Delivered solution concepts, estimations, and integration architecture for group-wide solutions.
    Technologies: Oracle Cloud, Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle Integration Cloud Service, Kubernetes, Microservices, DevOps
  • Senior Integrations Architect

    2011 - 2021
    Emaar
    • Established and delivered a roadmap for microservices architecture with the implementation of Apigee and adoption of Kubernetes and cloud functions in Azure and GCP.
    • Consolidated version controls such as GitHub and SVN to Azure Repos. Implemented DevOps for applications using Azure DevOps, Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform, Ansible, and SonarQube for various web, mobile, and cloud-native applications.
    • Led and delivered big data projects and set up a data lake using HDInsights and Databricks in Azure for data analytics and Power BI for reporting to top management across the group.
    • Implemented EMR Token, an Ethereum-based loyalty program, using Azure Blockchain Service and Azure Kubernetes Service.
    • Led the artificial intelligence solutions using Azure Cognitive APIs, Logic Apps, and power platforms such as Azure Integration Service and Power Apps.
    Technologies: Java, Oracle Cloud, Oracle Integation Cloud, Azure, Informatica Master Data Management (MDM), Azure Logic Apps, Azure Functions, Azure Data Factory, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Kubernetes
  • Integration Lead

    2010 - 2011
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    • Architected highly scalable and extendable integration architecture to integrate applications.
    • Developed the architectural blueprints with descriptive documentation for all stakeholders.
    • Managed multiple integration projects in Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Service Bus, Oracle Data Integrator, and Oracle ADF platforms and development activities, driving the end-to-end implementation and success of the initiatives.
    Technologies: Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)

Experience

  • U By Emaar Loyalty App

    I led the technical design, build, unit tests, and delivery of back-end engineering of the loyalty app. The APIs were developed on the microservices platform and hosted in Azure Kubernetes Service.

    It resulted in U by Emaar app becoming no. 1 in App Store and Google Play under the lifestyle category.

  • EMR Token

    The project involved building a fintech product, an internal crypto token for Emaar called EMR Token.

    Emaar is one of the world's biggest real estate development companies, standing behind the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, and the second biggest mall, The Dubai Mall. It's a blockchain-based loyalty and reward platform where users can spend and earn tokens inside the real estate and hospitality industry, such as buying a property with tokens or spending them on hotel stays.

  • Emaar e-Service iOS App

    The application is an official iOS application for both iPhone and iPad used by the Emaar property owners to manage customer properties through online services. It enables users to find customer invoices, pay customer service fees for properties with credit cards, apply for title deeds, request NOCs, apply for mortgage registration, and book maintenance for properties.

  • ERP Transformation

    I led the engineering team to roll out Oracle Fusion for the Americana Group and the transition for setting up the annual maintenance support in an onshore or offshore model.

    The project included:
    • defining the technical strategy;
    • building architecture;
    • designing;
    • conducting unit tests;
    • delivering RICEFW technical components; and
    • signing off the deliverables across the modules.

    I also managed the aggregator integration on the MuleSoft Anypoint platform, led the API architecture, and designed and delivered the Oracle Fusion ERP Cloud and EPM technical architecture strategy, including PaaS for SaaS and cloud security. Additionally, I deployed a secure landing zone architecture for setting up the OCI tenancy, identity and access management policies, compartments, VCN, subnets, and internet gateway. My team also monitored resource usage, identified the cost-savings opportunities, and enabled automated and recurring savings, the migration of legacy applications to the cloud, identity federation, and hybrid on-premises connectivity.

  • Location Analytics—Dubai Mall

    Worked on an IoT project for Dubai Mall, the world's largest shopping mall operator. The project goal was to get the location analytics by extracting network data that reveals how customers move throughout the mall to deliver advanced contact tracing capabilities, including granular location and proximity dashboarding.

    TECHNOLOGY STACK: Azure IoT Suite, including Azure IoT Hub, Stream Analytics, EventHub, data lake, HDInsights, Spark, and PowerBI.

Skills

  • Languages

    Java, SQL
  • Libraries/APIs

    Apigee, REST APIs, Azure API Management, Azure Cognitive Services
  • Tools

    Azure Logic Apps, Terraform, Oracle SOA Suite, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Informatica Master Data Management (MDM), Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), GitHub, Azure App Service, Azure Network Security Groups, Azure IoT Hub
  • Paradigms

    Azure DevOps, DevOps, Microservices
  • Platforms

    Azure, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Azure Functions, AWS Lambda, MuleSoft, JEE, Kubernetes, Azure Event Hubs, Blockchain
  • Storage

    Oracle Cloud, Oracle Integration Cloud Service, Azure Table Storage, Redis, Azure Cosmos DB, Oracle Process Cloud Services, HDInsight, Data Lakes
  • Other

    Informatica, Software, Technology, Oracle Integation Cloud, Azure Data Factory, Architecture, Cloud Architecture, Cloud Infrastructure, Web Services, Web Security, AWS, Big Data, Azure Containers, Cloud Storage, WebLogic, Web Development, Azure Block Chain, TIBCO, Azure Stream Analytics, Cloud Networking, Cloud Security, Oracle ERP Cloud, VBCS, EJB 3, Middleware, Oracle Fusion Applications, Azure IOTHub, EventHub
  • Frameworks

    Hadoop

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering
    2001 - 2005
    Anna University - Chennai, India

Certifications

  • Oracle Cloud Platform Application Integration 2021 Certified Associate
    DECEMBER 2021 - PRESENT
    Oracle
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Foundations 2021 Associate
    NOVEMBER 2021 - PRESENT
    Oracle
  • Microsoft Azure Architect Design
    SEPTEMBER 2020 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
  • Azure Developer Associate
    SEPTEMBER 2020 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
  • Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies
    FEBRUARY 2020 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
  • TOGAF
    MARCH 2018 - PRESENT
    The Open Group
  • Oracle Service-oriented Architecture Infrastructure Implementation Certified Expert
    DECEMBER 2013 - PRESENT
    Oracle
  • Oracle Certified Associate and Oracle WebLogic Server 11g System Administrator
    MAY 2013 - PRESENT
    Oracle
  • Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services
    AUGUST 2008 - PRESENT
    Sun Microsystems
  • Sun Certified Business Component Developer
    APRIL 2008 - PRESENT
    Sun Microsystems
  • Sun Certified Java Programmer
    APRIL 2007 - PRESENT
    Sun Microsystems

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