Natraj Solai

AWS Security Specialist

Hashicorp Certified Terraform Associate

Kubernetes Certified Administrator

AWS Solutions Architect

AWS DevOps Engineer

AWS SysOps Administrator

RedHat Certified Architect

Microsoft Azure System Administrator

Docker Certified Associate

Certified Ethical Hacker

RedHat Certified Security Specialist

RedHat Certified Engineer

Cloud Certified Technology Professional

Natraj Solai

AWS Security Specialist

Hashicorp Certified Terraform Associate

Kubernetes Certified Administrator

AWS Solutions Architect

AWS DevOps Engineer

AWS SysOps Administrator

RedHat Certified Architect

Microsoft Azure System Administrator

Docker Certified Associate

Certified Ethical Hacker

RedHat Certified Security Specialist

RedHat Certified Engineer

Cloud Certified Technology Professional

About Me

A results-driven IT professional with 17 years of experience in IT System Administration, Network Management, Infrastructure Management, Application Integration, DevOps Deployments, Cloud Management, Cloud IAC, and Container Orchestration. Strong hands-on technical knowledge in Linux, Solaris, and Cloud backed by various IT Certifications from AWS, Azure, RedHat, Microsoft, Docker, Linux Foundation, Hashicorp, EC-Council, Cloud School, Exin, Sun Microsystems, Vmware.


Combine technical expertise with strong business acumen and operational understanding; ensure all technical strategies and activities align with corporate goals. Expertly oversee large-scale IT projects  from initial planning and development to implementation and enhancements. Proven leader adept at building and motivating diverse technical teams to achieve outstanding results and complete projects on time within budget.


Ability to lead and motivate project teams to ensure success. Demonstrated capacity to successfully manage all phases of IT projects from analysis, requirement definition, vendor selection  implementation, commissioning, and training in the hybrid cloud environment.  

Tech Support
Production Support

Managing operational aspect of development, user acceptance testing, production servers and validating compliance with procedures and checklists

DevOps Support

Design and develop required automation as part of Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipeline. Selecting, suggesting and utilizing best tools for the Builds and Deployments

CloudOps Support

Providing strategic advisory in cloud (AWS/Azure/GCP/OCP/DOCP) implementation including SaaS/PaaS/IaaS Services & transition projects & service development. Designing, and Implementing best suitable cloud solutions

Migration Support

Actively implementing migration solutions. Planning migrations and relocating resources and services across On-Premise and Cloud Environments

Infrastructure Support

Lead and manage team of engineers to manage, monitor, and maintain Cloud & On-Premises infrastructure to improve the reliability, quality, performance, and scalability. Ensure alignment of infrastructure standards, processes, best practices, guidelines, security and compliant with agreed standards and regulations

Monitoring Support

Implemented and maintaining monitoring Stack for all the Platform and Environments. Managing tech 24X7 and DevOps Team.

Facts
30+ Certifications
7 Awards
60+ Training Courses
300+ Projects
Experience
Experience
From July 2016
Technical Manager - Cloud & DevOps
Casimba Gaming / Markor Technology (Nektan Gaming Technologies)

Designing, Planning, implementing architectures and providing technical support for Gaming platforms across On-Premises & Cloud Infrastructure (AWS).

Maintaining AWS Integrated Environment – AWS Organization, IAM, Identity Center, VPC, CI/CD services, CloudFront, EC2, Lambda, S3, VPN, Route 53, EKS, RDS, DMS, CloudWatch, Cloud Trail, Lightsail etc.

Installing and Maintaining DevOps tools to automate the deployments for all environments including QA, UAT & Production. Servers are located in Gibraltar, United Kingdom, India, and AWS Cloud.

Installing and Configuring Virtual Traffic Managers Pulse Secure, pfSense and AWS Load Balancer.

Implement process and quality improvements through task automations – Bash, AWS CLI, Chef, Ansible & Terraform.

Installing and Maintaining Servers include Windows, RedHat, CentOS, Ubuntu & Amazon Linux.

Creating and maintaining Virtualization environment with Linux KVM and VMware.

Strong Knowledge with Web Services, Application Integration, Logging and Monitoring Tools.

Tracking vulnerabilities that are critical to maintain security posture, creating security reports and ensure compliance with security advisory.

Strong Knowledge of Container Technologies and Orchestration including Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

Installing and configuring the virtualization platform, deploying application changes with CI/CD Tools (Bamboo). Weekly releases for the Application updates and fixes with Bamboo deployments.

Supports the business development lifecycle, Planning and Migrating On-Premises services to Cloud.

Knowledge of agile software development practices and release management including Atlassian Jira, Confluence and Asana.

Maintaining Sites and SSL certificates with various cloud providers for all supporting sites.

Maintaining Various websites and SSLs from Godaddy and SiteGround.

Work with different teams to design and develop frameworks and proofs of concept.

Perform data migration from on premises environments into AWS.

Migrating database platform from 5.7 to 8.X.

Monitoring and managing operating costs (Cost Optimization) across all cloud services.

From May 2007 – July 2016
Principal Systems Administrator
IGT (GTECH)

Principal Systems Administrator, GTECH (IGT), Jun 2015 – July 2016

Lead Systems Administrator, GTECH (FKA. SPIELO G2), Dec 2014 - June 2015

Lead Systems Administrator, SPIELO G2 (FKA. GTECH G2), Aug 2013 - Dec 2014

Sr Unix Engineer, GTECH G2 (FKA. St-Minver), July 2010 - Aug 2013

System Administrator, Springboard Technologies, May 2007 - July 2010

 

As a Principal System Administrator and Lead System Administrator Provided support to the Gaming platform servers and services in various environments including Development, Quality Assurance, User Acceptance Testing and Production. Maintaining both Physical and Virtual Servers, Operating system includes Solaris, RedHat, CentOS, Ubuntu, and Windows. Provided support for the Interactive Video Terminals systems located in different countries in Europe and Asia. Experience working in a 24/7 NOC environment in Gibraltar, UK.

Job responsibility includes Supporting the platforms of Synot IVT (Interactive Video Terminals) systems, Bingo, Casino and Poker Online games including production, test and development environment, IBN Orbis Games, Strongmail and System administration for all International Projects. The game servers are located in Gibraltar and the IVT terminals are located in different countries like Czech Republic, Slovakia, Macedonia, Cameroon, Hungary, Ireland, Vietnam and Spain. I was responsible for guiding the team members and motivating them to stay focused

From August 2006 to May 2007
Senior Associate (Technical Solutions Engineer)
Ness Technologies (Client Location - Google Inc)

Provided technical support for Google search engines. Installed and maintained Linux based Google Mini hardware devices and its applications. Served as the initial point of contact for resolution of connectivity and interoperability problems for several thousand Google mini servers and LAN users in heterogeneous, multi platform environment - mainly Goobantu Linux, RedHat and Windows OS

IT Certifications
IT Awards
2015
IGT Idea Works Award 2015
GTECH Corporate Challenge Program

For innovative Idea Works contribution, Linux Container based virtualization (GTK003404)

2014
GTECH Building Excellence Award
GTECH Performance Award

For the outstanding efforts in supporting the International Bingo Network and for successfully assuming the position of Lead Engineer for the Interactive Video Terminal environments.

2012
GTECH Building Excellence Award
GTECH Performance Award

For the bingo, casino & poker Web Server Migration from Sun X4200 to HP Blade Enclosure

2011
GTECH Building Excellence Award
GTECH Performance Award

For implementing Wild card SSL certification for all the production sites which has significantly saved both resources and finances

2010
GTECH Building Excellence Award
GTECH Performance Award

For efficient and effective role in production support for web servers stabilization, Implementation of Redhat Clusters and Web Server Hardening

2008
St-MINVER the Paddler Award
St-Minver Performance Award

For providing best system and network solutions for resolving developers, designers and customer representative system problems

IT Skills
Tech Skills
  • Cloud
  • DevOps
  • Containers
  • Security
  • Storage
  • Network
  • Hardware
  • Virtualization
OS Skills
  • RedHat
    90%
  • CentOS
    90%
  • Amazon
    80%
  • Ubuntu
    85%
  • Windows
    85%
  • Kali
    80%
Cloud
  • AWS
    85%
  • Azure
    70%
  • Google
    50%
  • Oracle
    50%
Software Tools
  • Terraform, Ansible
  • Bamboo, Jenkins
  • Chef, Puppet, Rundeck
  • Vmware, KVM, Docker
  • Kubernetes & Helm
  • Git, GitHub, Apache SV
  • MySQL, MariaDB,Oracle
  • MondoDB, Couchbase
  • Apache, NodeJS, Nginx
  • Tomcat, JBoss
  • Jira,, Kayako, Asana
  • Confluence, Wiki
  • Nagios, Site24X7
  • Prometheus, Grafana
  • Opsgenie
IT Courses
2021
Kubernetes Administrator
A Cloud Guru

Kubernetes Cluster Administrator

2015
Virtualization Administrator
Amritha, RedHat Authorized Training Partner, Hyderabad, India

RedHat Virtualization Administrator

2016
Puppet Fundamentals
Olindata, Puppet Labs Authorized Training Partner, Bengaluru, India

Puppet Fundamental Training from PuppetLabs

2009
VMware vSphere 4
QA, Holborn, London

VMware vSphere Administration

2020
Penetration Testing
Offensive Security Penetration Testing,

OS-68290

Penetration Testing with Kali Linux

2015
Openshift Administration
Amritha, RedHat Authorized Training Partner, Hyderabad, India

RedHat Openshift Enterprise Administration

2015
OpenStack Administration
Amritha, RedHat Authorized Training Partner, Hyderabad, India

RedHat Openstack Administration

2013
JBOSS Administration
Amritha, RedHat Authorized Training Partner, Hyderabad, India

RedHat JBOSS Application Administration

2011
ITIL Foundation
ADEPT, Exin Authorized Training Partner, Hyderabad, India

Information Technology Infrastructure Library

2008
Solaris System Administration
RCS Education, Authorized Sun Training Partner Bengaluru, India

Sun Solaris 10 System Administration 

2009
Ethical Hacking
Adept Technology, Hyderabad, India

Ethical Hacking and Counter Measures

2010
Sun Cluster Administration
EULER IT, Gibraltar

Sun Cluster 3.2 Administration

2010
SELinux Administration
Amritha, RedHat Authorized Training Partner, Hyderabad, India

SELinux Policy Administration

2010
Clustering and Storage Management
Amritha, RedHat Authorized Training Partner, Hyderabad, India

RedHat Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management

2015
System Monitoring and Performance Tuning
Amritha, RedHat Authorized Training Partner, Hyderabad, India

Red Hat Enterprise System Monitoring and Performance Tuning

2010
Network Security Services
Amritha, RedHat Authorized Training Partner, Hyderabad, India

RHEL 5 Network Services and Security

2010
Directory Services
Amritha, RedHat Authorized Training Partner, Hyderabad, India

RHEL 5 Directory Services and Authentication

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