Vishnu Nair, Developer in Toronto, ON, Canada
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Vishnu Nair

Verified Expert  in Engineering

DevOps Engineer and Developer

Toronto, ON, Canada
Toptal Member Since
July 28, 2022

Vishnu is a highly skilled developer with 10+ years of experience in Linux, DevOps, big data, and cloud computing technologies. Experienced in several IT roles, he currently serves as the technology lead at GrandVision. In the past, Vishnu held the Global Head of DevOps role at Veon, where he set up a highly available and scalable architecture for a data management platform (DMP) across 12 countries while taking responsibility for data strategy, engineering, and data governance.


Google Cloud Platform (GCP), CI/CD Pipelines, Azure, DevOps, Terraform...
Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), AWS CloudFormation, Docker...
GitHub, CI/CD Pipelines, Docker, Kubernetes, DevOps, Azure, Terraform...




Preferred Environment

Docker, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), GitHub, CI/CD Pipelines, GitHub Actions, GitLab CI/CD, DevOps, Terraform, Azure DevOps, Pipelines, YAML

The most amazing...

...projects I've been involved in helped eCommerce, telecom, and banking companies in their digital transformation journeys.

Work Experience

DevOps Lead

2020 - 2022
  • Took a lead role in designing and building robust and scalable enterprise-wide DevSecOps practices, evangelizing infrastructure as code (IaC) principles across the organization.
  • Built roadmaps for the DevOps and data engineering teams, bearing in mind the trade-offs inherent to a rapidly changing technical environment.
  • Created reusable frameworks and reference implementations across data engineering tools, CI/CD, and DevSecOps frameworks for vulnerability scanning, GitHub Actions, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), AWS, Terraform, Vault, and more.
Technologies: Google Cloud Platform (GCP), CI/CD Pipelines, Azure, DevOps, Terraform, Azure DevOps, Pipelines, YAML, New Relic, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

DevOps Tech Lead

2019 - 2020
  • Maintained and managed the company's cloud infrastructure and helped them build proper high availability CI/CD pipelines to support the product teams and reduced time to market.
  • Led cross-functional teams in translating business requirements into business, functional and technical specifications.
  • Managed regular aspects of digital initiatives relying on both internal and external resources.
Technologies: Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), AWS CloudFormation, Docker, ELK (Elastic Stack), DevOps, Azure, Terraform, Azure DevOps, Pipelines, YAML, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Head of DevOps

2018 - 2018
  • Directed EduSparrow, a holistic cloud-based platform for educational purposes.
  • Conducted sales teams in closing deal with new clients by providing technology consultation.
  • Took responsibility for the EduSparrow Office IT and Technology management.
Technologies: GitHub, CI/CD Pipelines, Docker, Kubernetes, DevOps, Azure, Terraform, Azure DevOps, Pipelines, YAML, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Head of DevOps

2016 - 2018
  • Oversaw product, engineering, and science functions, powering data governance around regulatory, security, and access.
  • Created the big-data product's engineering center of excellence (CoE) across the corporate business units.
  • Built a central data platform to power an information-centric organization and unlock new opportunities in eCommerce for customers as they navigate the digital world.
Technologies: Docker, Kubernetes, CI/CD Pipelines, DataHub, Data Enrichment, Big Data, DevOps, Azure, Terraform, Pipelines, YAML, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

VEON is a global digital operator that provides mobile connectivity and services across eight countries with a combined population of 217 million people. They developed a new personal internet platform that allows users to call, chat, connect with friends, share photos and videos, listen to music, watch videos, and discover trending topics for free. In this project, I led the DevOps team in big data product development.

GrandVision Customer360
GrandVision, part of the EssilorLuxottica group, is a global leader in optical retailing and delivers high-quality and affordable eye care to customers worldwide. Customer360 is GrandVision's internal platform designed to learn more about the customer journey. I was in charge of development, security, and operations (DevSecOps) for the GrandVision Customer360 platform.


Bash Script, YAML, Python, Go


GitHub, GitLab CI/CD, GitLab, Terraform, DataHub, Apache Airflow, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), AWS CloudFormation, ELK (Elastic Stack)


DevOps, Azure DevOps


Docker, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, New Relic, Apache Kafka, Linux, Microsoft


CI/CD Pipelines, GitHub Actions, Pipelines, Data Enrichment, Big Data, Data Encryption, Google BigQuery, Cloud Storage, Google Fusion Tables


Google Cloud SQL

2004 - 2008

Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications

Pondicherry University - Puducherry, India


Microsoft Certified Professional



Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)

Red Hat