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Infrastructure Engineer

Birmingham, AL
September 12, 2019

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Bilal Shaikh

Pursuing Master's in Data Science

Resilient professional, backed with excellent analytical abilities, seeking to utilize my solid technical skills and experience in delivering the best IT solutions.


Birmingham, Alabama, India


04/2019 – 08/2019

Lead Infrastructure Engineer

Bank of New York Mellon

Pune, India

Responsible for commissioning/decommissioning physical and virtual linux servers

Responsible for managing and maintaining VMware infrastructure Worked on redhat satellite and was responsible for managing content views, repositories and channels.

Responsible for testing, automation and implementation of RHEL patching cycle

01/2016 – 04/2019

Technical Lead

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Pune, India and Mechelen, Belgium

Led a team of 12 members, looking over day-to-day challenges that we face in IT infrastructure

Worked as a onsite coordinator at Client office in Belgium for a period of 20 months

Installed and configured Linux machines with Red Hat and CentOS using Ansible playbook, which are used as Database and Application servers Automated Security & OS patching for Red Hat and CentOS servers using Ansible playbooks

Responsible for testing and deploying patches/minor upgrades for Red Hat and CentOS servers. Patching automated using Ansible. Automated VCS Installation using Ansible playbook. Configured and Administered Veritas Cluster Services

Installed, Configured and Administered Veritas Cluster Services Orchestration and configuration management of Linux servers using Puppet Responsible for configuring and maintaining standard network configuration like static routes, bonding, DHCP, DNS

Managing user and group access privileges and security Identified manual trend of work in the team and instituted automation techniques which reduced manual labor and increased work flow efficiency, using SHELL scripts and Ansible

05/2014 – 12/2015

Junior System Engineer

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Pune, India

Managed more than 1000 websites on a shared web-hosting environment Expertise in LAMP architecture

Detected infected sites and provided remedial actions Performed security-hardening based on best practices such as configuring IP tables & Fail2ban

Troubleshooting MySQL and Apache-related issues

Managed and made use of GIT for version control

Configured backup policies on NetBackup for servers and was responsible for troubleshooting failed backups


Linux Administrator Ansible Puppet

Veritas cluster Services VMware SSSD

Active Directory NetBackup GIT GlusterFS

Service Management ELK RHDS Katello

Python PostgreSql Java Nagios


08/2019 – Present

Pursuing Masters In Data Science

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Machine Learing

Cloud Computing & Security

Database Application Development

Computer Security

Advance Algorithms

Foundation of DataScience

06/2009 – 06/2013

Bachelor Of Engineering in Information


University Of Pune


Service Improvement champion (08/2015)

Developed a Spam mail detection for a major Belgian web-hosting company CERTIFICATIONS

Linux Administration (Redhat)


ITIL v3 Foundation



Football Coding Traveling Cloud






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