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Balaji

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Balaji is a seasoned architect with over 21 years of experience in IT. He has skills in multiple domains in architecting and advising Cloud, DevOps, Big Data, Oracle, and enterprise solutions. He has expertise in leading solutions from pre-sales to design, development, implementation, testing, project completion, and operations, along with DevOps Automation Strategy and DevOps Toolchain Strategy.

Balaji holds the following certifications: ITIL Certified, Oracle WebLogic Server System Administration, AWS Certified Solution Architect Associate, AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, and AZ-300 Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies.

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Years
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AWS
Azure
Docker
Kubernetes
Hadoop
NoSQL
Oracle
JD Edwards
PeopleSoft
Developer Personality

Independent

Collabrativer

Trailblazer

Conservative

Generalist

Specialist

Planner

Doer

Idealist

Pragmatist

Abstraction

Control

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Feature Experience

Microservices

Shell Scripting

RDBMS

Open Source

IAM & SSO

MODERATE
EXTENSIVE
EXPERT
Cultural Experience

Enterprise

Solution Design

Cloud

Iaas / PaaS / SaaS

Migration Strategy

MODERATE
EXTENSIVE
EXPERT
Portfolio

McDonald's

DevOps Cloud Solutions Architect

Work Experience : 2017 - Present

Balaji architected the modernizing and migration approach for client legacy application to AWS Cloud, Cassandra DB, MuleSoft, ELK (Elastic Search, Logstash, Kibana), Topics, Queues, APIM. Streamlined the fast track development and deployment using DevOps tools, like Chef, Git, BitBucket, Spinnaker, Jenkins etc. Played key role in creating and communicating end-to-end DevOps activities, including DevOps Toolchain and its Maturity in the project. Worked closely with Developers, Engineers, Product and Site Managers, and other members of the technology team to meet the needs of the program/project to stay competitive from the infrastructure up to the highest level of applications. Implementation of continuous delivery, CI/CD through Continuous Integration flow using tools: Jenkins and GitHub. BitBucket assisting in the design and implementation of deployment automation using: Docker and Kubernetes, Salesforce.

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Herbalife

Cloud Solutions Architect

Work Experience : 2016 - 2017

Architected the modernizing and migration approach for client legacy Oracle data warehousing and analytical platform application to Azure cloud using Storm (HDInsight), Spark (HDInsight), HBase, Phoenix (HDInsight), Azure SQL, Even Hubs, Redis Cache, Topics, Queues, APIM. Streamlined the fast track development and deployment using DevOps tools like Chef, Git, Jenkins etc. Played key role in creating and communicating end-to-end DevOps activities, including DevOps Toolchain and its Maturity in the project. Work closely with Developers, Engineers, Product and Site Managers and other members of the technology team to meet the needs of the program/project to stay competitive from the infrastructure up to the highest level of applications. Implementation of continuous delivery, CI/CD through Continuous Integration flow using tools Jenkins, GitHub. Assisted in the design and implementation of deployment automation using Docker and Kubernetes.

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California Department of Public Health

Solution Architect

Work Experience : 2016 - 2016

As a Cloud & Big Data Solution Architect, he oversaw the coordination and administration of all aspects of an ongoing program, including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling program activities of customer accounts. He was a part of a Microsoft vendor team which focused on Azure and worked with PEAT (Partner Enterprise Architect Team).

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California Public Utilities Commission

Solution Architect

Work Experience : 2015 - 2015

As Solution Architect, he was responsible to lead cloud & Big Data pre-sales, assessment, solution, migration, implementation, and IT operations for a variety of client echo systems and landscapes.

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Visa Inc

Lead Architect

Work Experience : 2013 - 2014

Cloud (DC) transformation of Oracle Workload to private cloud. Chargeback model to track cloud consumption. Cultivated Open Source culture (Linux, MySQL, PostgreSQL, JBoss, Apache, and Oracle Virtualization). Oracle (RAC, ASM, DG), Golden Gate implementations.

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Cisco WebEx

Lead Data Architect

Work Experience : 2007 - 2013

As lead Architect of Oracle Apps & Core Databases, he lead the 24/7 shift of communicating with clients and preparing the shift roster. Architected and implemented Grid control of 10g, 11g OEM and Oracle middleware components. Designed cluster of Hosts and RAC & ASM Instances, Administration and maintenance of EBS and APS (Planning, Sales work bench), cloning, RMAN, patching, administering concurrent manager, Managing Oracle Applications, using AD Utilities (adctrl, adpatch, and adadmin), auto-config, Monitoring memory, CPU utilization, scheduling Cron jobs, and gathering object/schema statistics.

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