Hello! I am Prashant Kumar. I work as System Architect for virtualized & Cloud Infrastructure. I have passion for automation using DevOps tools and custom easy to use interfaces.

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SUMMARY

  • 10 years of Experience in IT infrastructure design, capacity planning and technical implementation for Security Provider applications (including products like F5, ISAM, Apache, WAS/JBoss/Tomcat, ESB, XmlGW etc..), DevOps, storages and cloud infrastructure providers.
  • Leading and Managing a team for Web Platform Engineering, Project Manage ment & delivery.
  • Designing infrastructure to support efficient and secured collaboration between company’s DataCenter and vender cloud infrastructure.
  • Researched new technologies and planned proof-of-concept and production implementations.
  • Design & Implementation of DevOps tools for Linux platforms, Focused on automation and integration.
  • Working with other technology groups and business units to provide infrastructure services to meet new business objectives and support new initiatives. Ensured delivery of highly available services.
  • Working within the Cloud for integration processes.
  • Research on new technologies and planing proof-of-concept and production implementations.
  • Advising on the DR strategy and implementation, focussing on server virtualisation consolidation, storage replication and extending the applications services into another site, fail over and fail back between sites.
  • Writing custom monitoring and integrated monitoring methods into deployment processes to develop self-healing solutions.

Education

Bachelor In Engineering

Electronics & Telecomm.

2004 - 2008

Collage: Bhilai Institute of Technology,
Pt. Ravi Shankar University, India.

Scholarship (PM TROPHY MCM) provided by Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), during 2004 to 2008 (for graduation).

Post Graduation Deploma

Information Security

Currently pursuing

Indira Gandhi National Open University
Part time


SKILL & CERTIFICATION

Skills

System Architect, Design & Analysis

Risk Analysis, High availability & Disaster Recovery Planing, Research New Technology (POC)

100%

Cloud Infrastruture

Amazon Web Service, Google Cloud Platform, PCF

90%

DevOps

Git, Maven, Chef, Ansible, Splunk

80%

Middleware Technology

WAS, JBoss, Apache, IHS, ISAM, TAM, CA Siteminder, Portal Server.

90%

ESB, XmlGW,  F5, IBM Cache

60%

Coding Language

Java, Python, Jython, Ruby

80%

SSL *(Expertize)

100%

Certification

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
ITIL v3 Foundation
Business English Certificate from University of Cambridge.
IBM Certified System Administrator: AIX 7
IBM Certified System Administrator
WAS Network Deployment V8.5.5 and Liberty Profile
WebSphere Application Server ND V8.0
WebSphere Application Server, ND v6.1

Work Experience

Infrastructure Architect

MasterCard Technology Pvt. Ltd.

08/2015 - Present

Working on Security Solution application/products, which offers high end security to the customer.

  • Working on Security Solution application/products, which offers high end security to the customer.
  • Managing team of Web Platform Engineering, Project Management & Database.
  • Designing architecture roadmap for applications on virtualised & cloud infrastructure, to support auto-scaling (for cloud infrastructure), auto/ manual failover based on business needs.
  • Automate deployments (CI&CD) & other repetitive tasks using shell/Python scripts or tools like Jenkins & CodeDeploy etc.
  • Configure centralised configuration management using DevOps tools like Chef/OpsWorks, Puppet, Ansible etc
  • Configure automated alerts/alarms using Splung & SNS services.
  • Researched new technologies and develop proof-of-concept for technologies like Redis, Postgres, Google cloud platform, Cloudera Hadoop etc.
  • Involved in capacity planning & Identifying performance bottlenecks and optimise the performance.
  • Co-ordinating with various teams across 4 countries to understand business requirements, propose solutions and ensure delivery.
  • Also, I am part of Company’s Internal Trainer and have conducted various In-class training for WebSphere Application Server, SSL, & cloud (AWS & GCP).

Appriciation & Achivements:

  • Rewared with $300 in 2017 for Designing & Supporting Critical revenue genrating Application in Short Period of time with No client/Customer impact.
  • Received Appriciation from Higher Management for Conducting training for technologies like F5 & XmlGW.
  • Rewared with $300 in 2016 for exceptional work with Risk Management team to metigate known Risk.
  • Certificate of Appriciation India VP for providing exceptional support for Application features highest number of transection.
  • Member of MasterCard Internal Trainner Group, and conduct training for Mastercard Employees. Topics:
    • WebSphere Application Server v8.5 Concept & understanding, Performance Tuning,
    • Basic understanding of SSL,
    • AWS Basic understanding
    • AWS Advance  for Networking,  Compute, Database & Monitoring

Associate Operation Manager

Cognizant Technology Solution

09/2013 - 08/2015

Working on Security Solution application/products, which offers high end security to the customer.

  • Managed team of 18 people of various Middleware Technologies like WAS, MQ, ConnectDirect and Database.
  • Providing 24*7 Production Support from Offshore. Responsible for Building & Supporting various applications of Lloyds Banking Group which are running on clustered WebSphere Application Server and Jboss Application Server.
  • Implemented DevOps tools in Dev, Pre-Prod & Production enviornment for automatic build & deployment for various application. (Patched 200 WAS Servers using chef & Ansible)
  • Handled and configured certificates for application security on web/app tier.
  • Liaised with various teams like customer engineering, development, and operations by aligning their requirements and use cases to the functional capabilities of existing solutions.
  • As a On-call Manager, Involved in bridge calls with other team leads and developers for resolving the high priority issues for high availability produc- tion systems and also supported deployment into Pre-production and Pro- duction Environments.

Appriciation & Achivements:

  • Received client appriciation for supporting upgradating SW certificate to HW certificates (netHSM) on all production middleware servers.
  • Implemented automated deployment, system adminstration, & monitoring response using DevOps tools.
  • Build & deployment from Development stage to UAT stage in simple steps. Reduced the dependancies of Operation resources.
  • Certificate of Appriciation from Higher Management for reducing cost of client & successfully implementing DevOps.

Senior Subject Matter

Amdocs Development India Pvt Ltd.

09/2011 - 09/2013

Working on Security Solution application/products, which offers high end security to the customer.

  • To install & manage cluster environment for all applications and provide support for them.
  • Deploy enterprise application through console and scripts, for all the applications in WebSphere, WebLogic and WebFocus servers. This also includes, making all necessary changes in script for upgraded environment.
  • Configuring of JDBC Providers, Data Source, Virtual Hosting. Global Security, LDAP at preferred scope and created users roles.
  • Automate new changes in environment for time utilisation by create JYTHON scripting for starting, stopping servers, installing application, creating custom properties, JVM changes, synchronising of nodes etc.
  • Involved in troubleshooting and resolving problems encountered and Documentation of all procedures and any other important issue.
  • Work with scripting languages for WSADMIN like JYTHON and SHELL.

Appriciation & Achivements:

  • Dedicate support for inhouce application deveploment & staging to client enviornment.
  • Certificate of Appriciation for automating building & deployment process throught out which is in use for deveploment & production enviornments.
  • Travelled to Maxico for provide technical details to client O2 for amdocs product and successfully implemented on client DataCenter.
  • Developed GUI (vaadin) based scripts to monitor status & action, and deploy in any server.

Specialised Senior Infrastructure

MphasiS Limited (an HP company)

11/2010 - 09/2011

Working on Security Solution application/products, which offers high end security to the customer.

  • Responsible for WebSphere application server admin as well as IBM HTTP Server Administration on Linux, AIX, Solaris.
  • Involved in IBM WebSphere Application server V6.1 installation, configura- tion and management. Worked on horizontal clustering and vertical clustering for Work Load Management (WLM) and Fail over.
  • Having good knowledge at configuration of WAS V6.0/v6.1 including profiles management.
  • Analysed native log files using the Log Analyzer and diagnosed applica- tion server problems and interacting with IBM support (PMR services) to solve problems.
  • Monitored Applications, Generated thread dumps / Heap dumps to check for system objects using IBM Thread/Heap analyzer.
  • Involved in troubleshooting and resolving problems encountered and Doc- umentation of all procedures and any other important issue.

Appriciation & Achivements:

  • Jython script for application deployment & automated restart, and validations.
  • Worked extensivly in WebSphere Application Server & MQ servers using SSL.
  • Performance Tuning for heap & thread analysis, CPU usage, servlet error occurance, connection timeout, thread waiting, session validation issues, transactions rollback issues, transactions timeout issues etc.

System Administrator

HSBC Development Center India Pvt. Ltd.

06/2008 - 11/2010

Working on Security Solution application/products, which offers high end security to the customer.

  • Responsible for WebSphere application server admin as well as IBM HTTP Server Administration on Linux, AIX, Solaris.
  • Involved in IBM WebSphere Application server V6.1 installation, configura- tion and management. Worked on horizontal clustering and vertical clustering for Work Load Management (WLM) and Fail over.
  • Having good knowledge at configuration of WAS V6.0/v6.1 including profiles management.
  • Analysed native log files using the Log Analyzer and diagnosed applica- tion server problems and interacting with IBM support (PMR services) to solve problems.
  • Monitored Applications, Generated thread dumps / Heap dumps to check for system objects using IBM Thread/Heap analyzer.
  • Involved in troubleshooting and resolving problems encountered and Documentation of all procedures and any other important issue.

Appriciation & Achivements:

  • Certificate of Appreciation from Higher Management for providing stand-alone support during team unavailability.
  • Implemented automated deployment, system adminstration, & monitoring response using bash & perl.
  • Performance Tuning for heap & thread analysis, CPU usage, servlet error occurance, connection timeout, thread waiting, session validation issues, transactions rollback issues, transactions timeout issues etc.
  • Worked extensively WebSphere Performance Monitoring Tool like: Out-of-memory exceptions and memory leaks, High response time, disk I/O, and CPU load, Supporting environment bottlenecks.

CONTACT INFO

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Prashant Kumar
+91 7999-xxx-xxx
pkc@prashantkc.com