I'm Aby Varghese!

Cloud Solutions Architect Keep pressing forward. Know Me Better

Hi there, my name is Aby.

Multi cloud certified architect with plethora of experience in different roles.

I am a Cloud Solutions Architect working with predominantly large enterprises. I design solutions to resolve business problems. Whether that be Cloud foundation design, Cloud monitoring, Automation, or a migration operation with an eye on security and performance. I am passionate about what I do and advocate the best effective solution for all my clients.

As an open minded rational thinker who is committed to his work, I set high standards for myself in all the projects I work in. I am thorough and reliable. As a result I am a good fit in any team.

So if you are looking for a highly motivated pragmatic person who thinks out of the box, I am your man!

Contact Details:
  • Aby Thomas Varghese
  • hello@abyvarghese.co.uk

My Strengths

Go to great lengths in order to fulfil my sense of responsibility and obligation

ME
Outstanding
Awesome
Great
Baseline
Pragmatic
92%
Hard Working
99%
Leadership
94%
Communication
92%
Dependable
99%

Services

When your dream is bigger than you are, you only have two choices: give up or get help

Cloud Architecture

Cloud Strategy and Transformation

Cloud Migration and Planning

Client Relationship Management

DevOps and Automation

Advisory or Consultation

My Resume

Life is a journey, not a destination

Work Experience 2002 - Now
2017 - Now

Responsibilities:
As part of my role I design & implement Cloud solutions. I also lead small to medium technical teams to achieve the project goals.

My areas of responsibility also include:

  • Understand customer needs and requirements (via workshops, meetings etc.)
  • Infra design, Blueprinting, HLTD
  • Presenting Technical Solutions at the client Technical Design Authority (TDA) forum
  • Design Proof of Concept programs
  • Migrate workloads from On Premises to MS Azure and Private Cloud
  • Re-engineer IaaS workloads to PaaS workloads
  • Address Information Security Challenges & overcome technical challenges
  • End-to-End Service Migration Ownership - Build to BAU handover
  • Team / People management

2014 - 2017

Responsibilities:
Core member of the team that implemented the move of the Commenting and Moderation platform used by BBC Sports, BBC News etc from on premise to Azure. A multi-region N-tier application architecture was chosen for high availability and for a robust disaster recovery. Build, design and delivering high quality, high volume, high availability and high performance cloud based solutions on MS Azure using C#, ASP.NET Web API 2.0, Node.js, SQL Server 2014 Also working closely with the operational support teams to ensure technical solutions designed and delivered meet standards particularly in respect of scalability and reliability.

Technologies Used:

  • .NET 4.0 / 4.5
  • MS SQL and BI - Setup and Optimisation, DTS, SSIS
  • ASP.NET Web API 2.0
  • Azure Powershell
  • Azure PaaS / IaaS / SaaS
  • Node.js
  • Datadog, Elastic-Logstash-Kibana, Zenoss

2008 - 2014

Responsibilities:
Built websites, windows services and console applications. Design, create and optimize databases, configure database maintenance jobs and work with stored procedures, functions, views and triggers. My other responsibilities include liaising with clients and assisting in the preparation of system / design / functional specifications, development effort estimates and providing technical support. I also assisted with the preparation of technical documentation and performing code reviews. Provide development effort estimates. Code to project framework and design guidelines. Ensured that projects were completed on time within budget. I took up the role of DevOps to determine points where the system can be improved or optimized for better customer experience. I have also been key in introducing ITIL based good practices to the team.

Technologies\Skills Used:

  • ITIL® Certification
  • PRINCE2® Registered Practitioner
  • C#.NET, ASP.NET
  • SQL Server 2000/2005/2008/2012
  • XML/XSL/XSL-FO
  • Apache™ FOP
  • VB6, ASP, MS Access
  • DTS, SSIS, SSRS
  • Google Analytics
  • New Relic
  • SQL Profiler
  • Eclipse Android Developer Tool (ADT)

2005 - 2008

Responsibilities:
Application Support Specialist & Onsite Coordinator at IMS Health UK ensuring critical production applications were available at all times. Worked on upskilling junior members of the team to take on more responsibilities and action support issue confidently and quickly. Subject Matter Expert (SME) and also made the Onsite Coordinator for the team between the client (IMS Health UK) and the Offshore team. Involved in in implementing some major enhancements to certain Windows and Web applications and SQL reports. Produced technical documentation from a Support team perspective when required. Application Support Specialist for Windows and Web based applications for Cognizant's London based client IMS Health UK.

Technologies\Skills Used:

  • Leadership
  • Client Management
  • Production Support
  • Domain knowledge
  • C#.NET, ASP.NET
  • SQL Server 7/2000/2005
  • Site Server 3.0
  • VB 6, ASP
  • SQL DTS, SSRS
  • Oracle

2003 - 2005

Responsibilities:
My role included the maintenance, testing, and optimization of code and database objects. I was also involved in the implementation and deployment of enhancements.

Technologies\Skills Used:

  • C#.NET, ASP.NET
  • SQL Server
  • JavaScript
  • XML/XSL

2002 - 2003

Responsibilities:
My role included providing technical support to Dell's Corporate customers based in Europe, Middle East and Asia. I was also involved in mentoring certain team members.

Awards and Recognition:

  • Best Performance award
  • Best Technician award in the Line of business

Educational Journey 1996 - Now
2020

Registration ID: 374982401

2019

Validation Number: PG95XKWKP2BEQZGR

2018

Candidate ID: MS0616854738

2018

Certification ID: 71qBX6

2017

Candidate Id: MS0616854738

2014

BCS Candidate No: 40268 / Reg. No: YA30899151

2012

License P2R/935097

1999 - 2002

Bharathiar University

1996 - 1999

Kerala University

Skills

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies

Microsoft Azure
95%
SQL Server
90%
Web\API Development
80%
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
75%
DevOps
85%
Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
75%

Certification

If you can’t fly, then run, If you can’t run, then walk, If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward

Microsoft

AZ-301: Microsoft Azure Architect Design
Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions

Amazon

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

Google

Google Cloud Certified - Professional Cloud Architect

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

ITIL® Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management

AXELOS

PRINCE2® Registered Practitioner

Accolades

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face...we must do that which we think we cannot

Tough Mudder City 5K 2019 Tough Mudder 5K course at London on 05 Oct 2019
2019 Shinfield 10K Completed the 10K race at picturesque parish of Shinfield on 06 May 2019 in 1:00:27
13.1 mile London Ealing Half Marathon Sep 2018 Literally 1st couch to 1/2 marathon (zero practise)...not recommended at all; completing 13.1 miles London Ealing Half Marathon run purely on will power on 30 Sep 2018 completed in 02:29:10 and seized up muscles.
13.1 mile London Ealing Half Marathon Sep 2017 1st half marathon (13.1 miles) at London Ealing completed in 02:21:17 on 24 Sep 2017
Land Away Double Flying Lesson on Piper Warrior May 2017 Experienced taking control of a Piper PA28 Warrior during take off and part way through the flight on 28 May 2017
Up and Down Scafell Pike, Lake District June 2016 Up and down the highest mountain in England on 11 June 2016 in 4 hours and 32 minutes
Tough Mudder Classic 2016 12.2 mile Tough Mudder course at Fawley on 01 May 2016 completed in less than 4 hours
10 Km Chasers Winter Series London Regents Park run 2015 10K Chasers Winter Series run in Nov 2015 completed in 01:01:18
5 Km BHF London Regents Park run 2015 5K run in Mar 2015 completed in 00:27:18
52 mile London Bikeathon 2013 52 mile London Bikeathon with Luekaemia and Lymphoma Research completed in just about 6 hours
10 Km BHF London Regents Park run 2013 1st 10K run in Mar 2013 completed in 01:05:46
13 mile London Bikeathon 2010 1st London Bikeathon of 13 miles with Luekaemia and Lymphoma Research
Best Performance award 2002 Dell Relationship Technical Support (Corporate Tech Support - EMEA) team
Certificate of Excellence - Mastermind 2000 State Level Technical Exhibition
NCC B Certificate 1998 Dy Director General NCC Kottayam
Annual Training Camp NCC 1997 CATC Pathanapuram
Army Attachment Camp 1997 The Madras Regimental Centre
National Integration Camp NCC 1996 Camp Commandant, Kakatur (Nellore)

Work Process

Continuous effort -- not strength nor intelligence -- is the key to unlocking our potential

Every project presents itself as a challenge and requires reflection at every stage. Nothing is taken for granted. A step is taken based on prior contemplative thought.

1. Idea
2. Sketch
3. Design
4. Develop
5. Test
6. Launch

Contact Me

Have a project or oppurtunity you'd like to discuss?

say Hello at

hello@abyvarghese.co.uk