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.
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.
Technologies: Azure, Terraform, Azure DevOps, CI/CD, Agile, AKS, Helm, IaaS, PaaS, MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server
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.
Technologies: Azure, SAP Cloud, IaaS, AKS, Kubernetes, SQL, RDS, VPNs, APIs, AWS, MongoDB, MySQL, SQL DB,
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).
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.
Technologies: AWS, Azure, Lambda, CloudFormation, PaaS, IaaS, S3, EC2, SNS, MongoDB, MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, Hadoop
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: