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Narayana Charan

Azure DevOps Engineer with 16+ years of exp

Can work in or around London, Leeds, Bristol, Birmingham

  • 51.509648
  • -0.099076
  • Suggested rate £600 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Location and workplace preferences

London, England, United Kingdom
Can work onsite in your office in
  • around London and 50km
  • Around Leeds and 100km
  • Around Bristol and 100km
  • Around Birmingham and 100km


Project length
Would prefer:
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months
  • ≥ 6 months
Would prefer to avoid:
  • ≤ 1 week
  • ≤ 1 month
Business sector
  • Agriculture
  • Architecture & Urban Planning
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Automobile
  • Aviation & Aerospace
+46 autres
Company size
  • 2-10 people
  • 11 - 49 people
  • 50 - 249 people
  • 250 - 999 people
  • 1000 - 4999 people
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  • English

    Native or bilingual


Skills (9)

Narayana in a few words

• Overall, 16 years of experience in IT and 6 years of relevant experience in Azure & AWS Clouds and Cloud DevOps Tools.
• Worked in large IT companies like AT&T, ValueLabs, Ivanti & Oracle for the past 10 years.
• Handled larger IT infrastructures and complex environments hosted in on-premises and on multiple cloud platforms like Azure and AWS.
• Automated regular work activities using PowerShell, Python, and various DevOps tools to reduce the footprint of manual overhead and human errors.
• Worked extensively on DevOps tools like Kubernetes (AKS & EKS), Docker (ACI & ECS), Terraform, Chef, Ansible and Azure/AWS DevOps.
• Worked on Azure, AWS and OCI cloud platforms for the past 6 years and gained in-depth knowledge in the areas of Cloud Networking, Cloud Performance, Cloud Scalability and Cloud Security.


CTI Digital

Senior DevOps Engineer

1809 E 11th St, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA

October 2022 - Today (1 month)

• Implemented Dev, UAT and Prod environments through Terraform (IaC) and GitHub Actions/Azure DevOps pipelines.
• Streamlined and locked down infrastructure components on Azure such as AKS, APIM, and VNets to enhance performance and security.
• Written YAML based pipelines in GitHub Actions/Azure DevOps to handle end to end life cycle tasks including terraform build, docker image build and push, deployment to AKS.
• Worked with github and azure repos extensively on daily basis to handle source code management.
• Integrated Azure Keyvault with AKS and WebApps to dynamically fetch the secrets in a secured way.
• Fixed issues related to build activities such as integrating ssl certificates with node.js applications and publishing them on https through ingress controllers in AKS.
• Worked on all aspects of Azure including AppGateways, APIM, AKS, ACR, VNETs, NSGs, RouteTables, Azure WebApps, Azure SQL, Azure DevOps and GitHub Actions.

Oracle - Oracle

Senior DevOps Engineer

1809 E 11th St, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA

August 2021 - September 2022 (1 year and 1 month)

• Handling the Deployment and Operational activities related to Dev & Prod Infrastructures.
• Writing scripts to automate infrastructure and software deployments using Terraform, PowerShell, ARM Templates, Bicep, Cloud Formation, Python and DevOps tools.
• Defining CI/CD pipelines using YAML in Azure DevOps to automate and optimize software build and release processes.
• Working with Git, Azure Repos, Azure Pipelines, Test Plans and Other tool set.
• Working with development teams to understand the overall project workflow to automate build and release activities.
• Deploying environments on Azure/AWS Clouds, Kubernetes, and Docker Platforms. o Azure/AWS Clouds: Handling all aspects of cloud infrastructure including Cloud Networks, Compute, Storage, Load Balancers, Security, Backup & Disaster Recovery, Monitoring and Migration etc. o Kubernetes: Handling of deployments and troubleshooting of all Kubernetes components such as Nodes, Pods, Deployments, Services, Volumes, Monitoring (Prometheus and Grafana), Daemon sets and Stateful sets etc. Worked on Azure AKS and Amazon EKS platforms. o Docker: Handling of docker containerization from the image creation to container setup, container networking, docker compose and volumes etc. Worked on Azure Container Instances and Amazon ECS.
• Troubleshooting any operational issues around above technologies and documenting them for future reference.
• Guiding the rest of the team members as and when necessary, using technical documentation and architectural diagrams.


DevOps Engineer

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

October 2017 - August 2021 (3 years and 10 months)

Hands on Experience in Azure and Azure DevOps technologies. With extensive knowledge established DevOps strategies using Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, and CI/CD Services. Slashed operational costs by 30% by migrating resources to Cloud platform. Refactored automated deployment process of virtual machines for internal infrastructure. Worked on multiple cloud platforms Microsoft Azure, AWS, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Architected various services for Oracle to meet their application requirements

Cigniti Technologies

System Architect

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

May 2017 - October 2017 (5 months)

• Involved in Azure green field deployment for one of the client's • of Cigniti Client had a requirement of implementing Azure Infra in 3 different environments DEV, TEST and QA for their web application.
• Created 3 similar infrastructures using Azure VM's, VNET's, Storage, Load Balancers and other components.
• Established site-to-site connectivity from Cigniti's on-prem network to Client's azure infra by involving in-house network team.
• Involved in migration of internal on-premises infrastructure to Azure IaaS using Azure Site Recovery components.
• Includes 50+ vm's from vSphere 5.0 with different OS flavors Participated in Active Directory domain migration project, specifically Azure AD integration.
• Deployed various opensource tools for the enhanced administration of on premises resources.
• Streamlined the process of VM Deployment and Decommission as per best practices.


Project Lead

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

April 2015 - February 2017 (1 year and 10 months)

• Directing and managing the Windows infra implementation and performance tuning.
• Identify gaps and applying best practices across infra for system efficiency & perf improvement through change management
• Work closely with business/marketing units for coordinating anynew/existing product launch/mod
• Managing System Incidents and reducing system recurrent noise Automation of administrative/management/deployment/migration using power-shell
• Up-gradation and Administration of Windows Active Directory
• Automation of Deployment Image through VM template / WDS for bare metal boxes
• Generating automated stats for various system resources for business/ support consumption
• Implemented test infrastructure with 250+ servers on Microsoft Azure cloud to evaluate migration factors
• The initial testing was started with Azure Classic Cloud Services, worked with Azure VM's, Virtual Networks and Storage Accounts to gain knowledge on these components.
• Participated in migration meetings and contributed in design consideration idea s.
• Implemented a parallel test infrastructure in Azure Resource Manager and evaluated the difference between Classic portal and Azure Resource Manager.
• Created multiple resource groups, vm's, vnet's and storage accounts to establish requested environment to host client's apps
• Troubleshooting of issues related to connectivity and working with Microsoft as and when required.
• Demolishing unnecessary components and their dependencies.
• Extensively participated in Azure Site Recovery manager DR testing activities etc.


Sr. Systems Analyst

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

February 2012 - March 2015 (3 years and 1 month)

Looking into issues related to Client's Infrastructure Working on Windows and VMware Tickets Involving in Patch Maintanance Involving in Server Upgradation Tasks etc.

ThinkSmart Tech India Pvt Ltd

Virtualization Consultant

August 2010 - January 2012 (1 year and 5 months)

Handling clients virtualization infrastructure, participating in Design, Planning and Implementation of various IT projects.
• Handled huge virtual infrastructure deployments using vSphere and VMware VDI solutions.
• Deputed to Bahrain and Singapore during this period for the deployment of VDI solution for about 750+ users at client place.
• Migrated physical servers to virtual infrastructure.
• Streamlined the backup process at client location using VMware Consolidated Backup tool.
• Created baseline images and streamlined existing OS and package deployment models.
• Automated server metrics collection to support capacity planning and other business needs.

AT&T Global Services

Systems Engineer

March 2009 - August 2010 (1 year and 5 months)

Working on clients infrastructure requirements, building client's infrastructure and providing L2/L3 support to clients of AT&T.
• Implemented huge vmware environments across 52 datacenters in US
• Built 1000's of windows servers to support AT&T Connect tool
• Built multiple 2 node clusters with SQL as clustered application to act as back end for AT&T Connect tool.
• Worked on regular service requests

Firsttek Pvt Ltd

Network Administrator

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

June 2006 - February 2009 (2 years and 8 months)

Maintenance of Offshore and Onsite Development center's IT infrastructure.
• Handled offshore and onsite infrastructure to support company's software development and testing activities.
• Managed multi site Active Directory infrastructure
• Worked closely with users and troubleshooted their regular work related technical issues
• Upgraded active directory from 2003 to 2008