ABOUT ME

A little about me.
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“Hello there!”

My name is Vikas and I'm an IT professional. My life revolves around my family & my friends and is dominated by computers.

I am an experienced DevOps Engineer, I've been doing this for quite a few years now and absolutely love it. I love to automate anything and everything which comes my way. Before juggling cloud resources, I was a Unix Administrator which helped me to dig into various opensource softwares to make my life easy. Other than Cloud and Unix, I have also exposed myself to VMWare ESXi and a little bit to Windows System Administration.

I just love fixing issues (this might sound strange to few). In college days, I never thought that one day I would enjoy my nerdy life more than anything else.

In my leisure time, I love to read technical blogs, visit forums, try out different opensource softwares, play squash, and sleep :) .

“My skills have enabled me to achieve great results!”

MY SKILLS

In what I'm good .
Linux System Administration
Docker
Kubernetes
Configuration Management Tools – Ansible, Puppet
Technical Documentation
Cloud Computing - Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Programming - Bash, Python, Ruby
Disaster or Bare Metal Recovery Solutions
Web/Proxy Servers - Nginx, Traefik, Apache
This is not all, I have a lot more to offer, please get in touch with me to know more about my capabilities.

“Luck is when preparation meets opportunity!”

EDUCATION

My academic life.

Just another student !

I just loved Mathematics and Computer Science, other than these subjects I was just an average student.

Sports is worth mentioning here, I was pretty active in this arena, had represented my school in games like Volleyball and Football.

Bachelor of Technology (Computer Engineering) 2002 - 2006

Jamia Millia Islamia

 

Senior Secondary School (Science) 2000 - 2001

Guru Harkrishan Public School

 

Secondary School 1998 - 1999

Canterbury Public School

 

“I can know a lot, but my experience shows the best of me!”

EMPLOYMENT

Work experience.
Senior DevOps Engineer - Jul 2019 - Present
National Australia Bank

National Australia Bank is one of the four largest financial institutions in Australia in terms of market capitalisation, earnings and customers.

DevOps Engineer - Aug 2016 - Jun 2019
Telstra

Telstra is Australia's largest mobile network that provides users with mobile phones, internet plans and packages, home phones & more..

Consultant - Apr 2016 - Jun 2016
Red Hat

Red Hat is the world's leading provider of enterprise open source solutions, including high-performing Linux, cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies.

Application System Engineer - July 2014 - Mar 2017
WorkForce Software

WorkForce Software founded in 1999 has been developing workforce management solutions for various organisations in North America, Australia and Europe. They have offerings for both cloud based (SaaS) and on-prem customers.

Associate Consultant - July 2010 - Feb 2014
HCL Technologies Ltd - IOMC

HCL's IOMC division provides end-to-end enterprise IT infrastructure solutions and offer remote infrastructure management to customers round the globe.

Senior Engineer – Tech. Support- June 2009 - June 2010
Comviva Technologies Limited

Comviva is a leading organization providing mobile financial and Value Added Servies (VAS) solutions in Africa and Middle East regions.

System Administrator (UNIX)- April 2008 - June 2009
Orange Business Services

Orange Business Services is a global IT and mobile communications services provider, with services in 220 countries. Its customers scale up to 231 million worldwide.

Life after college

Since beginning of my professional life (even college life too), I have been involved in system administration of Unix and few Windows servers. Within few days, I had fallen for the black screen and Unix prompt. I guess, the tendency to try out difficult things and troubleshooting systems pushed me towards Unix.

I have worked at various levels in nearly every aspect of Unix system administration, from starting out as a trainee to level three support and a team lead as well.

Please visit my LinkedIn profile or contact me to know more about my roles and responsibilities.

“Result of many hours of work and sleepless nights!”

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Proven track record.
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“Practice, practice and more practice!”

CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAININGS

My prized possessions.
CERTIFICATIONS
Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD)
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional
Docker Certified Associate (DCA)
Amazon Web Services Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate
Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Installation and Configuration Windows Server 2012
Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
VMware Certified Professional Data Center Virtualization (VCP - DCV)
VMware Certified Associate Data Center Virtualization (VCA - DCV)
Cloud Open Exam by Cloud-Institute.org
Cloudu Certificate by Cloud University
Administration of HA Solutions for UNIX - Veritas Cluster Server 5.0
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) V3 Foundation
Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
TRAININGS
Architecting on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
VMware vSphere (ESXi): Install, Configure, Manage (v5.5)
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Essentials
Red Hat Enterprise Security: Network Services
Red Hat Satellite Server
Red Hat Enterprise Directory Services and Authentication

“What I like to pen down!”

BLOG

My Space!

I always wanted my own space on the web. Having a blog and sharing my thoughts or write technical posts was in my To-Do list since a long time.

I love to share whatever little knowledge I have. I hope my write-ups helps someone in need.

I enjoy learning new technologies and softwares, particularly related to sytem administration & automation, thus my posts would be inclined towards technologies.

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“Think my experience can help you? Feel free to contact me.”

CONTACT ME

Feel free!