Vimal Paliwal

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About Me

Strikingly motivated, pack of enthusiasm, goal oriented and highly driven individual.

Post my graduation from London, I started working on my startup which was a payment gateway with a suite of other services. During this, I gained rich and varied skill in the field of IT, management, leadership, and many more.

Being an avid learner and a passionate facilitator, I have also been delivering training on AWS as an AWS Authorised Trainer.

When I'm not on the cloud, you would find me messing with some new tech or thinking hard at the pool.

Modus Create
Toptal
Trainocate
Coditas
Propstory
Eximchain
Ievision
Dezyre
GE
Allscripts
Great Learning
Whizlabs
L&T Technology Services
Harman International
Point5Bn
UCB Bank, Dhaka
Mindtree

Credentials

Tools

AWS
Terraform
Kubernetes
Python
Shell

Experience

DevOps Engineer @ Modus Create, USA

Contract
Apr 2020 - Present
  • Singlehandedly migrated EKS clusters to the latest available version for stage and production environment with zero downtime
  • Written shell & python script for GitLab CI/CD to maintain dynamic dev environment
  • Carried out a cost analysis and reduced monthly AWS bill by nearly 40% by introducing Spot instances for dev environment and downsizing underutilised Elasticache & Aurora clusters
  • Implemented RDS Proxy with IAM auth to securely and efficiently manage database connections
  • Replaced instance-level IAM roles with pod level using K8s ServiceAccount to achieve least privilege access
  • Hardened all EKS nodes by introducing CIS Level 1 AMI
  • Introduced nginx Ingress for EKS clusters to replace AWS Load Balancer services
  • Automated security patch on EKS nodes every weekend via AWS Systems Manager
  • Implemented Prometheus and Grafana for K8s monitoring using Helm charts
  • Setup Site-to-Site VPN connectivity for seamless on-prem connectivity

DevOps Engineer @ Toptal, USA

Freelancer
May 2020 - Present

AWS Authorised Instructor - Champion @ Trainocate, India

Freelancer
Mar 2020 - Present

Cloud Consultant & Trainer

Freelancer
Jan 2018 - Present

Cloud Lead @ Coditas, India

Contract
Oct 2018 - June 2020
  • Automated infrastructure deployment of centralized logging framework which includes Kinesis Firehose, S3, SQS, SNS, ELK, API Gateway and Lambda using Terraform
  • Implemented Jenkins in conjunction with AWS CodeDeploy to automate code deployment cycle
  • Created Jenkins pipeline for automating deployment of containers on K8s
  • Restricting user/service access to K8s cluster using custom RBAC ClusterRole/Role
  • Written custom fine-grained IAM policies for restricted access to AWS services
  • Implemented advanced monitoring using Sensu Core and Grafana
  • Deployed secure bastion server which logs each and every activity of users
  • Automated patching of Windows server with Important and Critical Updates during weekend using AWS Systems Manager

Remote Contractor @ Eximchain, Singapore

Contract
May 2018 - June 2018
  • Worked on Golang, Terraform, Packer, Tencent Cloud, etc.

Founder @ Ezstrax.com

Full Time
Feb 2016 - Dec 2017
  • Successfully established and built a payment gateway company to help businesses collect e-payments with ease and without online presence.
  • Managed all aspects of business from initial scoping to final testing and delivery, along with taking company to revenue stage.
  • Designed & developed overall payment gateway application from scratch using Java.
  • Deploying application on AWS keeping HA and Security in mind.
  • Deployed WAF to protect against OWASP attacks.
  • Used Terraform to manage AWS services like VPC, IAM, EC2, Security Groups, RDS, Load Balancers, Auto Scaling and Launch Configuration and others.
  • Implemented CI/CD using CodeBuild, CodeDeploy, CodePipeline and GitHub.

Education

MSc in Computer & Network Security

Middlesex University, London

2014 - 2015

Bachelor in Computer Application

MITSOM College, Pune

2011 - 2014

Testimonials

Moments

Harman, Bangalore

Harman, Bangalore

L&T, Mysore

L&T, Mysore

L&T Technology Services, Bangalore

L&T Technology Services, Bangalore

Ievision, Pune

Ievision, Pune

UCB Bank, Dhaka

UCB Bank, Dhaka

Datamatics, Mumbai

Datamatics, Mumbai

Shell, Bangalore

Shell, Bangalore

Intellect, Chennai

Intellect, Chennai

RTCCS College, Mumbai

RTCCS College, Mumbai

Ievision, Pune

Ievision, Pune

AllScripts, Pune

AllScripts, Pune

Public Training, Mumbai

Public Training, Mumbai

My Blogs

Algolia

Get in touch

Mail

hello@vimalpaliwal.com

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