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Shahine Valabdas

Infrastructures Solutions architect / Middleware consultant - Available ASAP

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  • Graduation: MSc. IT (Master of Science in Information Technology)
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  • Languages: English (Native or Bilingual) | French (Native or Bilingual)
  • Last update: 12.12.2019
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SKILLS
19+ years of working experience in the IT Operations field, excellent reputed international Solution Architect in the implementation of sophisticated IT Unix/Linux infrastructures, integrations of Java systems/applications, expertise in Middleware, DevOps operations in Agile methodology with a strong Technical Project Management skill.

Bi-lingual in English and French.
Willing to travel internationally.
PROJECT HISTORY
  • 04/2019 - 08/2019

    • HSBC BANK INDIA
  • IT SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT
  • * Delivered projects in Agile methodology within Hsbc Digital Solutions (HDS).
    * Developed innovative solutions for Middleware and DevOps team: Java, Python, Ansible
    automation, Jenkins CI
    * Researched and resolved technically escalated tickets in line with service level
    commitments and processing deadlines for all middleware tools and technology
    Application server in production: Websphere Portal Server, Websphere Business Process
    Manager, Tomcat, Jboss EAP, Apache
    * Hands on the overall infrastructure components and applications architecture (Linux,
    Windows, Middleware, Database, Network)
    * Developed a useful automated shell script for triggering the OutOfMemory java
    exception, reduced the time consumed on investigations by the Production support team
    * Daily detected and resolved issues on the Personal Internet Banking Application with
    the support of monitoring with AppDynamics, hands on SAAS infrastructure, Websphere
    Application Server
    * Collaborated across management and service delivery teams, providing reporting
    solutions and driving continues improvement initiatives through Jira, ServiceNow
    * Effective team managing skills, facing multinational senior level IT experience:
    generated an IT skills self assessment, reviewed, shortlisted and recruited additional
    resources

  • 10/2018 - 12/2018

    • HSBC BANK FRANCE
  • MIDDLEWARE MANAGER
  • * Worked in the IT Modernization service department / HSBC IRE TECH
    * Deployment of critical application packages into the financial IT software SAB: based
    on Java and Websphere Portal Server deliverables. Successfully delivered the projects to
    the required quality and success criteria as defined in the project definition
    * Developed Unix/linux/ Shell Scripting for monitoring the SAB software/systems
    * Acted as a point of delivery for work streams: improvement highlighted on management of
    3rd parties
    * Maintain knowledge of current and emerging technologies/products/trends related to
    architectural solutions
    * Recommended and defining practices, processes and technologies that improve work
    delivery
    * Valuable feedbacks on demonstrated analytical and problem solving related to Java
    integrations, configurations settings

  • 11/2016 - 06/2018

    • HSBC BANK UK
  • SENIOR SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT SME
  • * Worked in the Global Digital Service Stabilization Program / HSBC Digital Solutions
    (RedTeam)
    * Recognized as successful story by escalating serious problems based on solving Open
    Banking (Personal Internet Banking) to more senior management: found RCA from middleware
    stacks
    * Strong Solution Architecture experience and a proven track record of delivering
    IT/Technical Solutions
    * Deep investigation with AppDynamics APM for challenging Dev teams on Java applications
    through the Hsbc Personal Internet Banking Global Service. Resolved nearly 50% of issues
    with that monitoring tool
    * Given solid solution/guidance options to the business owners/stakeholders (e.g.
    architecture reviews): gain in a high progress on the project
    * Built Proof Of Concept (POC), UAT, PROD environment and working prototypes where
    necessary to support architectural vision. Proactively lead on technical
    interfaces/integrations of Interlink Software Services (3rd party software) with my
    solid experience with Linux (RedHat)
    * Created solution design documentation HLD and LLD, including logical/physical and
    high/low level solution designs that are in line with business strategies
    * Experienced the technical project/program management role, following up on end-to-end
    integration, deployment, support, Knowledge Transfer
    * Provided Continuous Integration and debugging advices to developers in DevOps Java
    software development stacks: Jenkins, Github, Lisa, Selenium, Nexus, MuleSoft, Ansible
    *

  • 04/2016 - 10/2016

    • BARCLAYS BANK
  • INFRASTRUCTURE ARCHITECT
  • * Integrated on UIA program (Unsupported Infrastructure Applications), providing
    solutions for assignments that are small to large in size (£100K - £10M+) and which are
    complex and critical in nature
    * Expertise on middleware but covered unknown technical domains like Windows, Storage,
    IBM Mainframe, Networks, Security, System Management. Quickly taken the required
    knowledge to communicate with the relevant cross-functional team
    * Generated requirements in details to design technical architecture: high level, Current
    Statement Assessment, Java Audit Remediation Actions documents. Respected project
    time/budget and minimized the risk analysis in a short period
    * Working with GISD Lead Designers, Architects and Group Technology Office to understand
    and influence changes in architecture policies and strategy: acquired the benefits of
    coaching and mentoring of other Component Designers
    * Written the implementation of standards and procedures for Websphere middleware stacks

  • 07/2014 - 04/2016

    • MIDDLEWARE WEBSPHERE, GEODIS FRANCE
  • SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT
  • * Technical supporting 3rd level on Websphere Application Server
    * Analysis and reporting of Powersic infrastructure (managed by IBM): heap, Heapdump,
    javacore, Garbage Collector, security holes detection. Huge recognition for that work:
    IBM has reviewed their infrastructure, architecture settings
    * Decreased the slowness of Alfresco/Solr software by providing my Jvm tuning settings
    * Challenged, lead IBM during meetings, Proof Of Concept, architecture designing
    * Experienced in Installation, administration, configuration, performance, tuning on
    Websphere Application servers, Websphere portal server, Tomcat, Jboss, Tomcat, Apache,
    Mq series, Ibm DataStage 9.2, Ibm BPM 7.5.1.2
    * Proven performance management skills and demonstrated ability to interact with
    management to review and identify problems
    * Improved the new monitoring task to check out the OutOfMemory string detected by Nagios
    * Created Korn Shell and Jython scripts to automatize the administration of the Jvm:
    reduced manual actions mistakes
    * Strong skills in troubleshooting performance problems considering infrastructure,
    database and other WebSphere interfaces: written the analysis documentation for applying
    recommendations
    * Written some reports regarding performance and tuning of an owned IBM application
    regarding security, analysis of thread dump, javacore, garbage collector
    * Written technical procedures for second support level administrators and action plans
    that Ibm executes

  • 01/2012 - 06/2014

    • GMF INSURANCE BANK
  • MIDDLEWARE INFRASTRUCTURE ARCHITECT
  • * Analyzed verbosegc, thread dump, javacore files to investigate on the root cause
    analysis: eradicated issues on Jvm memory
    * Using best practices for deploying new Java solutions on Production environment:
    improved the quality of delivery
    * Migrated Websphere applications from version 6.1 to 8.5 with a high level of
    customer-orientation
    * Executed the installation, configuration, performance and tuning on Websphere
    Application Server 8.5
    * Supported 3rd technical level for troubleshooting incidents and problems on Websphere
    * Managed 2 persons in IT service 2nd level application for resolving the resolution of
    the incidents/problems related to the java applications. Monitored and detected issues
    with CA Introscope
    * Secured the middleware stacks by installing SSL certificates on Websphere application
    server, Jboss, Apache
    * Initiated the POC for Installing and configuring of WebSphere eXtreme Scale 8.6
    * Optimized and performance studies and proposals for tuning
    * Administrated of BigIp F5 for load balancing and routing http(s) requests
    * Designed application architecture servers J2EE/WebSphere ND

  • 09/2010 - 12/2011

    • IBM FRANCE
  • J2EE/JAVA/WEBSPHERE ENGINEER
  • * WebHosting expert team, Managing 22 major customers with different Java/J2ee
    architecture and worldwide support, 24/7 enterprise monitoring for customers every one
    week per month (on-call duty)
    * Administrated of Websphere Application Server, Websphere Commerce Server, Jboss,
    Apache, IHS: huge benefits on the Third level support for troubleshooting to resolve
    problems, incidents in a multicultural environment and multi-team (production,
    monitoring, networks and systems)
    * Get satisfied customers by creating, updating instructions related to infrastructure
    support procedures
    * Automatized the process of Java/J2ee applications deployment in Websphere: scripting
    Jython
    * Administrated of Websphere Commerce server for the B2B activities of Darty French
    customer
    * Managed the GO'LIVE on production servers
    * Set up and industrialize a script to check the SSL certificate expiration date in
    Production environment
    * Implemented tools to monitor production activity for java applications related to the
    business constraints
    * Tuning Websphere, testing performance with Jmeter- Exploiting of JBoss applications,
    Tomcat
    * Ensured the integration and applications implementation in production environment in
    project mode
    * Analyzed JVM with Ibm troubleshooting tools: detected security holes and proactively
    submitted to the client

  • 01/2008 - 08/2010

    • RENAULT FRANCE
  • UNIX / WEBSPHERE SYSTEMS ENGINEER
  • * Managed Websphere Applications Server 5.1, 6.1 infrastructure (around 470 applications)
    * Technical Level support 1 and 2 project teams Romania, India, Spain: improved the
    deployment quality of applications packages on Websphere Application Server
    * Automatized the deployment of EAR applications: reduced manual human being actions into
    the prod servers
    * Installed, configured administrated Tomcat 5, web servers (Apache, SunOne) on Linux
    * Connected and integrated the Renault web applications into the third-party partners through
    the Datapower by using standards-based protocol (HTTPS/HTTP/SOAP/JMS)
    * Solved monitoring incidents/problems on Nagios
    * Management of environmental projects DMZ / Security / System / Infrastructure: up
    skilled my knowledge
    * Created objects MqSeriesBroker v6.0.1.1 and v6.1.0.1 WBIMB on OpenSuse
    * Analysis /ordering components / technical infrastructure project based on the record of
    technical architecture

  • 06/2007 - 12/2007

    • WARNER MUSIC FRANCE
  • JUNIOR ORACLE DBA
  • * Managed an international project to migrate Oracle 8i production databases on new
    Windows 2003 servers (studying architecture, Transfers, production): good personal
    technical hands on Oracle databases
    * Accelerated the validation of the daily actions of operators
    * Managed system backups and database K7 LTO
    * Respected rules and OFA ORACLE, ITIL WARNER

  • 10/2006 - 05/2007

    • SUN SOLARIS 10; NEC FRANCE
  • SYSTEMS ENGINEER
  • * Responsible for the administration and management of ~ 100 production servers and ~ 90
    servers in Testbeb
    * Involved in the project I-mode in cooperation with NEC JAPAN
    * Provide technical expertise and support Level to Japanese teams: massive English
    language improvement
    * Industrialisation of technical procedures in English for maintenance
    * Operations of deploying patches security in production: with my scheduled spreadsheet
    I get better synchronization with the all executed tasks
    * Implementation of the proposed solutions after receiving and incorporating Sun
    hardware
    * Mounted and installing Sun Fire V890 servers, V490, 2 SUN Cluster 3.0, Sun Management
    Center 3.5.1/3.6.1
    * Installed, disk partitioning, configuring Sun Solaris 10

  • 10/2005 - 09/2006

    • SUN SOLARIS SYSTEMS; ERICSSON FRANCE
  • ENGINEER
  • * Responsible for overall Incident Management/Change Management/Problem Management:
    showed excellent provable analytical and problem-solving skills
    * Team player to Work within a dedicated on-site support team
    * Creation of an audit configuration systems Korn Shell scripts on RedHat 4
    * Reduced straightforward the timing of installing Solaris 8 servers by creating a
    server setup automated with Jumpstart technology

  • 10/2002 - 09/2005

    • BRED - BANQUE POPULAIRE FRANCE
  • AIX SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR
  • * Enhanced the Apache server securities by configuring the settings, reduced
    significantly the DDOS attacks
    * Written and deployed Korn Shell scripts for automatising the Big Brother and RRDTOOL
    monitoring tools, configuration and produced daily reports regarding systems and
    hardware availability
    * Resolved issues/problems on Aix servers by Troubleshooting and deep investigations
    across the critical banking applications
    * Backup Oracle databases, TSM, import / export Oracle on Aix

TIME AND SPATIAL FLEXIBILITY
Willing to travel internationally.
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