Prosper A Asabouk
To obtain a challenging AWS DevOps Engineer/Cloud Engineer position with a leading software company utilizing creative and innovative problem solving skills to further the company’s goals of providing creative solutions towards addressing business challenges.
I am self starter, Technology driven and Passionate about learning new technologies, I enjoy challenges and I love troubleshooting and solving problems. I believe work should be fun, therefore I always try to have fun when I get down to work. I am a team player but performs perfectly well independently. A quick learner and a good listener with a very good written and oral communication skills.
REDHAT LINUX (RHSCA), AWS Solutions Architect ASS. AWS SYSOPS and AWS Developer
Highly motivated systems administrator offering hands-on experience in a AWS DevOps environment.
Experience configuring, monitoring, upgrading and maintaining systems hardware, software and related infrastructure.
Strong analytical skills; able to work with technicians from various engineering disciplines to troubleshoot complex system-level issues.
Strong combination of system administration and communication skills
troubleshoot system-level issues
Critical thinker and have a strong problem resolution ability
Ability to work in a team environment, emphasizing team goals over personal goals
Strong focus on goals and results
Linux Systems and Network Administration
System Security, Backup and Recovery
Aws Cloud formation
AWS VPC, S3, Lambda, Cloudwatch, EC2.
AWS cloud implementation and Best practices
User Training and Support
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX, COLUMBIA MDn ADVANCE NETWORKING
TAMALE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY – ENGINEERING (AGRIC)
PLATFORM: Linux (RHEL 7), CentOS 7, Ubuntu, Unix
CLOUD: AWS, VMWARE
VERSION CONTROL: Git
AGILE TOOLS: Jira, Confluence,
SECURITY: Firewalld, Trend Micro
MANAGEMENT TOOLS: Servicenow, HPSIM
DATABASE: MariaDB, MySQL,Postgres.
CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT: CHEF, SALT
PROTOCOLS: DHCP, DNS, HTTP, FTP, SMTP, TCP /IP
TOOLS: NESSUS, NAGIOS, JENKINS, OpenVPN
SCRIPTING: PYTHON, JSON, BASH
Senior AWS Cloud Operations Engineer
At GDIT/CSRA I work as a contractor with Nation Cancer Institute supporting both Linux and Windows teams with AWS daily Operations and best practices.
Administers and supports Cloud and associated network environments.
Enforces security policies identified by the Government in the Cloud. Troubleshoots and resolves technical problems.
Recommends system enhancements, tests, and implements approved technical solutions.
Provides user and server administration for Cloud architecture.
Creates monthly AMI for both Linux and windows
Remediate best practices recommended by cloudcheckr
Creates Linux/windows instances for testing purposes
Works with developers in deploying their code.
Assess existing application stacks and suggest cloud native services for applicability
CAPITAL-ONE– Mclean, VA Sr. AWS DevOps Engineer, July 2016 to May 4 2018
At Capital One as a DevOps Engineer, I work on everything from customer-facing web and mobile applications using cutting-edge open source frameworks AWS services, to highly-available RESTful services, to back-end Java based systems using the hottest techniques and technologies available at my disposal.
I work with product owners to understand desired application capabilities and testing scenarios.
AWS DevOps Engineer, responsible for automation and orchestration of cloud service offerings on AWS.
Use of configuration management automation tools like chef and Jenkins.
Deploy and monitor scalable infrastructure on Amazon web services (AWS)& configuration management using chef.
Collaborate in the automation of AWS infrastructure via cloudformation and Jenkins - software and services configuration via chef cookbooks.
This included configuration and plugin recommendations for issues like auditing of configuration changes, system performance monitoring, security issues and resource utilization.
Created Chef Cook books to deploy new software and plugins as well as manage deployments to the production Jenkins server.
Functionality included user password rotations, user deletions, issuing user password resets, storefront password changes, catalogue clearing, site template imports, cleaning up of old imports files.
Provide direct server support during deployment and general production operations.
Excellent knowledge of Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Amazon Elastic Load Balancing and other services of the AWS family.
Coordinated with the various product teams and provide support to meet their baselines.
Managed the entire Release Communication and Co-ordination process.
Used Atlassain products like JIRA, Confluence for issue tracking, documentation and code integration to plan and collaboration, used Dev tools to host, review, test, and deploy team's Git.
AQUILENT INC – Laurel MD
AWS Cloud Administrator & Architect – August 2015- June 2016
AWS Cloud Administrator & Architect and team member with experience combining IT strategy, architecture, systems and product development, and technology research. AWS experience deploying hybrid systems comprised of on-premises and AWS components providing best practices for building secure and reliable applications on the AWS platform.
Management and Administration of AWS Services CLI, EC2, VPC, Direct Connect, Cloud Formation, S3, Glacier, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, IAM, and Trusted Advisor services.
Deploying of a highly available environment through Cloud formation. Implementation of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) on externally available servers and on AWS Console.
Implementation of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) on externally available servers and on AWS Console.
Contributed to Authority to Operate (ATO) and Security Control Assessments (SCA) processes for multiple projects in AWS through documentation and interview processes in addressing Security Controls.
Monitoring and alerting leveraging CloudWatch, CloudTrail, and Nagios.
Comprehensive server level logging and reporting solution of Rsyslog, Elastic Load Balancer (ELB), and Splunk.
IT automation utilizing Salt and AWS CLI scripts.
Documentation – Procedures, Processes, Policies.
Performing daily inventory reports.
Mentoring and cross-training for all members of the team.
Patching AWS environments using Salt.
Oracle Virtual Box Virtualization for isolated testing environment
Contribute to and maintain system standards.
Participated in Deep Security Training (TrendMicro).
Research and recommend innovative, and where possible, basic automated approaches for system administration tasks. Identify approaches that leverage resources and provide economies of scale.
Provide Tier II or other support per request from various constituencies. Investigate and troubleshoot issues.
Maintain operational, configuration, or other procedures.
Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning.
Participate in on-call rotation to oversee upgrades and ensure uptime of all services.
Remediation of all vulnerability scan results.
NEUSTAR INC- Sterling VA.
Linux Systems Admin/Consultant – January 2013 – May 2015
Responsible for new Linux account requests using the companies ticketing system (service-now, Jira/confluence). Help to reduce the ticket response time from 3 days to a day.
Generated reports that were sent out on a weekly basis using the company’s tool (ehealth).
Led in-house team tasked with virtualizing 80% of physical, Kvm, xen servers into VMware.
Deploying and configuring virtual machine in a VMWARE ESXi environments.
Building and configuring oracle rac/asm databases.
Use of chef in deploying packages and configurations.
Performing firmware upgrades on HP blades and chassis.
Auditing and validating new server builds before submitting to customers.
ADECCO USA –Columbia MD,
Linux Systems Administrator – (Contractor) April 2011 – January 2013
Worked as a Junior Linux administrator consultant in assisting private businesses with configuring mail, DNS, and Web servers on windows and Linux platforms. Troubleshooting, DNS and network issues by using network tools and monitoring graphs: telnet, ping, dig, netstat, etc.
Install, configure, secure, and patch servers for clients using the latest Linux platform versions of Red-hat, Centos, Fedora, and Ubuntu. Create kickstart installation script for automatic system install without cd.
Use Nagios for network monitoring and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) for secure access. Also, formatting firewalls, network switching and routing settings for extra client security, Configured Certificate Authority to sign Certificate Requests for SSL and configure secure talk for ldaps, https, and Smtps.
Provided assistance with software and hardware issues, in addition to troubleshooting application errors and network connection problems with WAN and LAN. Knowledge of TCP/IP.
Installed and configured virtualization for both windows and Linux platforms using VMware, and KVM respectively.
Installation and setup of volume management and RAID hardware/software for data backup and storage. Additionally, using logical volume management (LVM) on Linux platforms.
Account management for work place environment users. Setting up user accounts; assign privileges, and user permissions.
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