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Dev Shah

DevOps Consultant

  • London Middlesex


  • More than 13 years of extensive IT in the analysis, design and implementation of variety of complex business systems under various platforms.
  • Strong AWS experience.
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator, AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Associate and Professional) and AWS Certified Developer
  • Oracle Certified Master
  • Well versed in internet architectures, including web, application, and database components such as Apache, memcache, MySQL
  • Very good experience on Puppet/Ansible Configuration and automation using Ansible Tower/Puppet Master.
  • Extensive knowledge on AWS Products like EC2, S3, VPC, CloudFormation, DMS, EC2 Container, IAM, RDS, Cloud Watch, SQS, SNS, ElastiCache, DirectConnect, Cloud Trail, Auto Scaling and Lambda.
  • Experience of working in Continuous integration and continuous delivery environment using AWS/Ansible/Jenkins/GIT
  • Great scripting skills in languages such as Bash, Python etc.

  • Very good experience of firewalls, NAT and packet filtering (specifically IPtables)

  • Experience with application load balancing solutions for scaling and High Availability using Elastic Load Balancer

  • Experience with SANs and NAS including iSCSI, NFS and FC.

  • Foundational knowledge in networking technologies (Layer 2 & 3 switches, TCP/IP, SNMP, etc.)

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to communicate with customers, vendors and partners, and across all levels of the organisation.

  • Flexible to join in on an on-call rotation for escalations in support of our 24x7x365 operation

  • Strong experience in supporting multiple highly transactional production and development systems under all flavours of Unix environments.
  • Involved in Installations, upgrades, performance tuning,backups/recovery and implementation in Cloud/virtualised environment (OpenStack /AWS / Azure ).
  • Solid Technical Background - Production & Development Implementation and Support.


Oct 2016Oct 2018

Amazon Certified DevOps - Professional

Amazon Web Services
Aug 2016Aug 2018

Amazon Certified Solutions Architect - Professional

Amazon Web Services
June 2016June 2018

Amazon Certified Developer - Associate

Amazon Web Services
Mar 2016Mar 2018

Amazon Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate

Amazon Web Services
Mar 2015Mar 2017

Amazon Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

Amazon Web Services

Oracle Certified Master

Oracle Corporation

Redhat Certified System Engineer


Sun Certified Solaris Administrator

Oracle Corp

Cisco Certified Network Associate


Work experience

JUL 2017Present

DevOps - AWS - Subject Matter Expert

Vodafone UK
  • Working as DevOps point of Contact for a Cloudstore Project
  • Designed and Implemented complete infrastructure for the project
  • Deployed Project Infrastructure using AWS Cloudformation Nested Stacks, Ansible, Vault, Consul, Kubernetes, Rancher, AWS EC2, Route53, AWS inspector, EC2 Systems Manager, AWS Load Balancers.
  • Deployed OpenVPN as an entry point to AWS based infrastructure
  • Created Cloudformation templates for different products.
  • Created a standard base AMI for the project using Packer and Ansible.
  • Integrated SSH with AWS IAM.
  • Created POD definitions for Kubernetes POD deployments.
  • Deployed GITLAB, Vault, Consul, Fluentd, Storage Provisioner as Kubernetes PODs.
  • Participated in Daily stand up calls, DevOps Planning, Retrospective meetings and other sprint planning meetings.
  • Deployed Concourse CI as a Kubernetes POD.
  • Integrated Vault with Kubernetes so the containers can get the Vault token on the fly when they start and use them to talk with vault.
  • Designed and automated many small security risks found during Security assessment. 
JAN-2017JUL 2017

Sr. DevOps Engineer

Motion Pictures Solutions
  • Built an opensource automated VPN solution to route traffic between automatically created environment in AWS.
  • Wrote a Terraform module for VPN solution so the code can be reused whenever needed.
  • Actively worked on a project for a new application involving docker, AWS ECS, Jenkins, GITHUB, Ansible and Terraform.
  • Built compliance monitoring and auditing system for multiple AWS accounts using Elasticsearch, S3, Cloud Watch and Lambda.
  • Built CI/CD Pipeline for one of the major key application using Jenkins, Ansible and GIT.
  • Written a few Ansible playbooks to improve the automation around different applications.
OCT 2016JAN-2017

Sr. DevOps Engineer

Net-A-Porter Group
  • Building, running, monitoring the YOOX NET-A-PORTER web platform.
  • working in a DevOps capacity with Agile development teams to ensure the high availability of YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP products.
  • Providing self-provisioning for Linux server builds and software deployments.
  • Looking at new approaches such as IaaS and internal PaaS technologies as a way to simplifying change.
  • Carrying out suitable capacity planning, continuity planning, performance tuning and disaster recovery rehearsals to keep everything ticking along.
May 2016Oct 2016

Sr. DevOps Consultant

Turner Broadcasting Limited - A Timewarner Company
  • Plan, organise, monitor and improve the production, staging and development environment of my clients Infrastructure and migrate to cloud platforms (AWS)
  • Working Closely with Development team to automate entire Application stack deployment using CloudFormation, Ansible, Code Commit and Jenkins.
  • Developed an effective build automation, continuous integration and test environment that reduced integration issues and improved code quality.
  • Creating and running automated nightly build using Jenkins and GIT to discover new produced bugs earlier, reducing bug fixing time from 1-2 days to few hours.
  • Migrated around 50 On-premise servers on to AWS.
  • Designed and Implemented AWS Config rules to bring compliance around AWS resources.
  • Isolated multiple AWS Resources into multiple AWS accounts.
  • Created Cross Account IAM Roles to make administration easy.
  • Deployed Elastic Search cluster with Kibana and integrated it with S3 and CloudTrail to design a system which monitors multiple AWS environments.
  • Created AWS Directory Service domain and integrated it with AWS Route 53 to extend the on premise DNS to AWS Cloud.
  • Written Many AWS Lambda functions using Python to automate many administration related stuff around AWS.
  • Created VPC Peering connections so different VPCs in different AWS accounts can talk to each other.
  • Supporting DBA team as and when needed. 
Sep 2015May 2016

Sr. Consultant

Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Bank
  • Part of  a team which takes care of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery environment to help project teams.

  • Designed a DBaaS solution for automating Oracle database roll outs using AWS/Ansible and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.

  • Setup the Jenkins server with AWS Cloud formation build jobs providing a continuous, automated scheduled QA/Dev/Test build environment based on multiple GIT repositories for application deployments.

  • Point of Contact in triage of any build, deployment and testing errors or failures.

  • Designed and implemented web based build automation.

  • Maintained GIT repositories for DevOps environment: automation code and configuration

  • Created automation and deployment templates for relational databases

  • Debugging build failures, coordinating with developers and testers to resolve related issues.

  • Created Machine Images to facilitate automated roll out of applications.

  • Focused on automation integration monitoring and configuration management.

Mar 2015Sep 2015

Sr. Consultant

BUPA UK Business Services
  • Completed load balancing of systems servers and components.
  • Upgraded Peoplesoft Databases from 9i to 12c.
  • Migrated development and test environment to Amazon Web Service/Azure using IaaS.
  • Involved in Physical implementation of Linux Servers, storage structures, high-availability solutions, replication, and disaster recovery solutions.
May 2014Mar 2015

Sr. Consultant

London Metal Exchange
  • Provided Production & Development database support for LME’s trading databases
  • Provided database support for London Metal Exchange’s clearing house database.
  • Supported Trading applications like Informatica, Smart, and CMS
  • Provided inputs in defining database standards and best practices for advanced monitoring and troubleshooting, performance tuning and automation
Jan 2013May 2014

Subject Mater Expert - Linux/Oracle

Societe Generale
  • Assisted in the development of standards appropriate for the environments
  • Provided operational support for the organisation's Linux infrastructure
  • Drove the operational excellence of the implementation process through automation & scripting
  • Supported enterprise strategy and planning activities
  • Supported and offered guidance on design implications on business infrastructure projects
Feb 2012Jan 2013

Sr. Software Engineer

British Sky Broadcasting
  • Innovation of new virtualization and cloud capabilities
  • Provided and implemented detailed technical engineering/architectural designs
  • Engaged and leveraged BSKYB's relationships with strategic suppliers to help resolve problems, demand Innovation, and influence product design to accommodate current and future requirements
  • Coordinated with other technical resources as necessary to provide the appropriate solution
  • Was the lead delivery resource for delivering projects on time and to budget
Aug 2008Feb 2012

Linux Administrator

OpenAnswers Private Limited
  • Supported Linux systems for well-known customers
  • Provided consulting services to OpenAnswer's clients
  • Installed and Configured Linux servers for OA's clients.
  • Designed Disaster Recovery strategy for Linux based infrastructure
Nov 2005Jun 2008

Sr. Software Engineer

Oracle Corporation
  • Set-up a comprehensive Disaster Management and Recovery plan to ensure full and rapid recovery from any disasters
  • Provided support for OS (Unix OS) related issue to Oracle Customers
  • Extensively worked on RAC and CRS (Real Application Cluster) Installation / Administration / Performance issues
  • Played active role in designing of Oracle VM as a product. 
May 2005Nov 2005

Linux Administrator

VipPowerNet INC
  • UNIX system administration and Network administration
  • Provided remote Support to Linux based servers hosted in USA (Texas)
Aug 2004May 2005

Linux Engineer

Hitech Export Pvt. Ltd
  • UNIX system administration and Network administration
  • Maintained Mail / Apache / MySQL / Squid Proxy Server


May 1999Jun 2003

Bachelor Of Engineering

Saurashtra University

Production Engineer