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Buenos Aires, Argentina --:--:--

Chris Manko is a Cloud Architect with over 20 years of professional experience and has concentrated the last 6 on Cloud Development. He has a strong Infrastructure background from both the Microsoft ecosystem as well as the Open Source ecosystem. He has the ability to understand complicated technical landscapes and present them in a simplified manner for different audiences and this allows him to resolve complicated issues by finding the right team for the job. His experiences over the last 20 years in the IT industry have exposed him to everything from Operations to Architecture. During those years he has worked on various verticals such as Finance, Pharma, Telco, and also Fintech. His passion is to be able to add a creative twist to everything he does and he believes that this makes every team a bit better. His professional goal is to make every system more efficient and believes in continuous improvement. Chris is looking for Cloud Architect, Lead Cloud Development, or Cloud Infrastructure position.

 

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Technical Cloud Migration Lead

Work Experience : 2021 - Present

Led a Cloud Migration team of Architects and Engineers for a large TELCO for the migration from On-Prem to Azure. Leveraged technologies such as Terraform for deploying resources onto Azure and Azure DevOps for CI/CD and also to coordinate the Agile Process. Personally in charge of reviewing the Terraform releases and pull requests for corrections in the code and verifying that nothing is being deployed that does not comply with the team’s technical standards.

  • Led the update of the existing AKS Environment to a Multi-Region Solution using a regional load-balanced Infrastructure, with the use of Azure Monitor, Azure Policies, and Helm Charts.
  • Developed several documents to improve the migration process. One of them is the technical details of the migrated assets (IAAS and PAAS) and also improved the Architectural Diagrams.

Technologies:  Azure, Terraform, Azure DevOps, CI/CD, Agile, AKS, Helm, IaaS, PaaS, MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server

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IUDÚ

Cloud Lead

Work Experience : 2020-2021

Managed the company’s Cloud Presence using MS Azure and the links to its On-Prem Dependencies. The role has two dimensions.  The first is the technical leadership for all of our Cloud Strategy, and the second is the leadership and coordination of internal resources as well as vendor resources.

  • Designed the solution for SAP Cloud using IAAS due to an NFR coming from the Consulting Firm and also designed the Dev and PROD environments for our AKS (Kubernetes as a Service on Azure) with over 100 pods and over 5 nodes.
  • Using RDS SQL and using Kubernetes as the heart of our Microservices strategy, allowed independent growth and rapid elasticity.
  • Developed several runbooks to automate actions that were previously tied to manual tasks, and introduced this practice into the company.
  • Was also the AGILE POC for several squads amongst IT Services.

Technologies:  Azure, SAP Cloud, IaaS, AKS, Kubernetes, SQL, RDS, VPNs, APIs, AWS, MongoDB, MySQL, SQL DB,

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AXA Assistance Partners

System Engineer

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Work Experience : 2020

He managed the company’s On-Prem Servers in the two main Data Centers in the US as well as more than 4 Data Rooms located throughout LATAM (Andes, Caribbean, and South America). This covers the entire scope of the Datacenter at a Level 3 Stage for VMWare, Microsoft, Citrix, and Cloud services on Azure. Implemented service improvements on the incident management process and integrated the existing tools into these processes through automation and other tools. (Azure DevOps + Teams + ServiceNow).

  • Scrum Master for the Infrastructure Squad and I was able to bring the Backlog under control after 4 sprints.
  • Ensured that all aspects of the Vulnerability Management and Platform Hardening were enforced,
  • Actively engaged in the Migration to the Cloud of over 50 On-Prem applications and their corresponding Services.
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Turner Broadcasting

Senior Infrastructure Architect

Work Experience : 2017-2020

Managed the company’s cloud services on AWS and Azure as well as the on-prem integration of these services. He was the Technical Leader of the team and acted as the decision-maker on technical matters when the team could not reach an agreement either internally or with the stakeholders.
His experience in managing Cloud assets went beyond simple instance and storage management, and he also configured more specific services such as network load balancers and other software-defined components.

  • Developed several improvements for our services that have resulted in a significantly lower monthly cost with the same level of performance and availability.
  • Developed a great number of migrations to cloud projects using both lift and shift, as well as component-based migration.
  • Designed a solution that using Lambda and video transcoding was able to do facial recognition on live feeds 100% cloud-based.
  • Created CloudFormation templates that allowed his team to deploy new environments in a matter of minutes both for PAAS as well as IAAS scenarios.
  • Implemented several improvements for our S3 and EC2 management ( reserved instances, transfer acceleration, encryption, AMI standards, VPC Security) using a combination of Lambda with SNS.

Technologies: AWS, Azure, Lambda, CloudFormation, PaaS, IaaS, S3, EC2, SNS, MongoDB, MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, Hadoop

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VMWare

Senior Consultant Professional Services SO"LA

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Work Experience : 2016-2017

He worked on Design and Delivery of the entire VMware Software Defined Datacenter product suite. Best Practice Analysis for Large Hybrid and Private Cloud environments. Architectural Review for new implementations of developing products such as Virtual SAN, VMWare View, and vRealize Automation.  His most successful projects were:

  • Bolivia: Banco BISA (vSphere y vRealize Operations) and Servicio de Impuestos Internos (vSphere)
  • Chile: Scotia Bank (vRealize Operations y vRealize Automation)
  • Chile: Centro de Compensacion Automatica (vRealize Operations, Site Recovery Manager, and Virtual SAN)
  • Chile: Banco Santander (vRealize Operations)
  • Argentina: YPF (vRealize Automation)
  • Argentina: Price Waterhouse and Cooper (Site Recovery Manager)
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Work Experience : 1999-2015
  • Global Manager for Cloud and VMWare at Ernst and Young (2012-2015)
  • IT Architect at Cencosud (2012)
  • Solution Manager for IBM (2006-2011)
  • Senior Microsoft Consultant at Ingematica (2005-2006)
  • Senior IT Analyst at Philip Morris International (1999-2005)

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