Victor Zuno, Developer in Edmonton, AB, Canada
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Victor Zuno

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Architecture Developer

Location
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Toptal Member Since
August 23, 2023

Victor is a certified Microsoft Azure solutions architect and is skilled in AWS. With over 20 years of experience in information systems, he has developed a broad range of skills and gained exposure to various aspects of information systems, including cloud and hybrid solutions. Recently, he has been focusing on Microsoft Azure, AWS cloud architecture, and project implementations. Victor has experience in application migration from on-premises to Azure and looks forward to his next challenge.

Portfolio

Employment and Social Development Canada
Architecture, Azure, Big Data, Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Lake...
Elections Saskatchewan
Architecture, Azure, Cloud Infrastructure, Azure Migrate, Solution Architecture...
Natural Resources Canada
Web Security, Azure, Azure PaaS, Cloud Architecture...

Experience

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

The most amazing...

...projects I've built from the ground up are cloud deployments, where I implemented cloud security, compliance, and governance for large enterprise companies.

Work Experience

Senior Cloud Data Architect

2023 - 2023
Employment and Social Development Canada
  • Handled data migration which involved moving services and resources, including data pipelines from one cloud subscription to another.
  • Designed and architected data analytics resources for the target environment.
  • Oversaw migration of data and data analytics artifacts and coordinated different teams to complete the migration.
  • Identified business and technology requirements against the current cloud platform architecture. Performed gap analyses against the enterprise's data foundation platform and prepared mitigation strategies.
  • Assessed the feasibility of migrating from the current state/cloud platform to the enterprise's data foundation platform, identified the risks associated with the migration, and made recommendations for risk mitigation.
  • Conducted option analyses as part of architecture assessments and provided cloud architecture recommendations.
Technologies: Architecture, Azure, Big Data, Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Lake, Solution Architecture, Azure Active Directory

Lead Cloud Architect

2022 - 2023
Elections Saskatchewan
  • Led conversations and solutions with a third-party application solution provider to migrate applications to Azure.
  • Designed governance based on NIST principles. Provided guidance applying cloud adoption best practices.
  • Analyzed processes to confirm gaps against cloud adoption and security frameworks. Shared cloud adoption and cyber security required practices and experiences as appropriate.
  • Handled the migration of PaaS (platform as a service) applications to the Azure cloud platform.
Technologies: Architecture, Azure, Cloud Infrastructure, Azure Migrate, Solution Architecture, Azure Active Directory

Cloud Security Architect

2021 - 2022
Natural Resources Canada
  • Designed and implemented legacy applications into Azure to ensure logging, monitoring, security, compliance, and governance.
  • Developed a SecOps department for cloud services using Azure Sentinel - SIEM. Focused on setting up a framework for alerts and incidents, threat intelligence integration, and cloud connectors using Salesforce, AWS, and Google.
  • Set up a framework for security posture. Designed and implemented alerts and triage processes.
  • Designed and deployed Azure policies and implemented a cost management strategy.
  • Designed and implemented connectors for existing and new apps.
  • Implemented an Azure cloud landing zone. Architected and implemented logging and monitoring of all Azure infrastructure resources.
Technologies: Web Security, Azure, Azure PaaS, Cloud Architecture, Web Application Firewall (WAF), Frameworks, Solution Architecture, Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Defender

Cloud Solutions Architect

2019 - 2021
EPCOR Utilities
  • Architected and implemented the Azure cloud Landing Zone, including hub and spoke, to host a line of business applications.
  • Built and implemented a security solution, including Azure Firewalls, web application firewalls (WAFs), and hybrid connectivity (Express Route). Implemented the NIST framework by mapping NIST security controls to Azure capabilities.
  • Created and implemented compliance and governance to meet regulatory requirements and cost management reporting and automation.
  • Developed and implemented web apps and functions with custom DNS solutions and micro-segmentation.
Technologies: Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), SaaS, Microsoft 365, Solution Architecture, Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Defender

Cloud Risk Advisory

2018 - 2020
Deloitte
  • Identified cyber risks and issues and provided actionable recommendations to resolve and mitigate those risks and issues.
  • Provided day-to-day project management and was in charge of the engagement delivery.
  • Reviewed cloud security design documents, including Azure/AWS account set up, landing zone, on-premise to Azure/AWS connectivity, high availability, encryption, and authentication to ensure appropriate security controls have been considered.
  • Analyzed processes to confirm gaps against Deloitte's cloud security framework, encompassing NIST SP 800-53 standards and CIS Benchmark controls.
  • Architected and implemented security initiatives using Azure Privileged Identity Management (PIM), Azure Advanced Threat Protection, and Azure Identity Protection.
  • Implemented and built security initiatives for access management using Azure Identity Management, Azure Privilege Identity Management (PIM), and Azure Multi-factor Authentication (MFA).
Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, DevOps, Microsoft 365, Solution Architecture, Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Defender

Senior Infrastructure Specialist

2015 - 2018
Okaki Health Intelligence
  • Architected and implemented Azure networking, including Azure Virtual Networks (VNet) and VNet peering, hub and spoke topology, and VPN gateways.
  • Handled the implementation and architecture of Azure Hybrid, including Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Connect and Azure Pass-through.
  • Designed and implemented Azure security with Palo Alto VM-300 Series, Barracuda NG, and a web application firewall.
  • Implemented Azure M365, including Azure MFA integration with IntIntelliTrust (Entrust), Microsoft Cloud App Security (CASB), Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policies, and Microsoft Defender ATP.
Technologies: Architecture, Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure DevOps, Microsoft 365, Solution Architecture, Azure Active Directory

Migration of 100 Applications to Azure Cloud

I led an enterprise oil and gas application modernization strategy to migrate 100 applications to the cloud. I created the cloud landing zone in networking models Azure hub and spoke, including networking, security, governance, logging, and monitoring.

Landing Zone Implementation

I led the architecture and implementation of a landing zone for an oil and gas company that required cloud adoption integration. The client had regulatory, security, compliance, and governance requirements. This project required meeting with the app owners, executives, and steering committees. It was taken from a POC to a production environment with a cloud operating framework.

100 Applications Migration Project

My involvement as a cloud architect was to plan and implement the migration of 100 lines of business applications from on-premises to Azure cloud, from app and gap analysis to architecting cloud adoption practices. The project also had a solid design regarding security controls, NIST compliance, and governance.

Platforms

Azure, Azure Functions, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure PaaS

Storage

Azure Active Directory

Other

Architecture, Azure Virtual Networks, Azure Migrate, Microsoft 365, Solution Architecture, Microsoft Defender, Firewalls, SaaS, Technology, Cloud Architecture, Big Data, Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Lake, Cloud Infrastructure, Web Security, Web Application Firewall (WAF), Frameworks, Governance, Compliance, PCI Compliance

Tools

Azure Web Application Firewall, Azure App Service

Paradigms

Azure DevOps, DevOps

Languages

Python, C++

Frameworks

Windows PowerShell

2004 - 2004

Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology

University Of Phoenix - Phoenix, AZ, United States

APRIL 2019 - PRESENT

Certified Azure Solutions Architect

Microsoft

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