Ash Isaac

Technical Leader in Cloud & DevOps

- IT/Cloud Architect, Engg. Manager (DevOps)
- AWS Certified Solution Architect (Professional)

Currently: IT/Cloud Architect at Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

ash@aisaac.io
http://aisaac.io
(612) 590-1491
Minneapolis, MN

  • 10+ years in Software Engineering, Architecture and Technical Leadership
  • Enterprise Cloud (AWS/Azure), DevOps, Serverless, Containers & Microservices
  • Experience in security & regulatory compliance for PII/PHI, HIPPA/FedRAMP/FISMA

University of Madras, VIT

Bachelor of Electronics and Communications Engineering, 1991-1995

Technical Reviewer: Magento Extensions Development (Jérémie Bouchet, June 2016)
Packt Publishing Limited

IT Leader in Cloud migration, Cloud-native development & DevOps. Experienced in architecting enterprise systems that are scalable, resilient & secure on AWS & Azure clouds using serverless, containers & microservices.

Cloud (AWS & Azure)

AWS: VPC, IAM, EC2, RDS, S3, Route53, Lambda, SQS, CloudWatch
Azure: Azure DevOps, Pipelines, App Service, Functions, SQL Database, Cosmos, API Management
Containers: Docker, Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, EKS, ECS/Fargate, Batch

Databases & Tools

Datastores: Postgres, MongoDB, DynamoDB, MySQL, MS SQL Server
SCM/Build: Bamboo, Jenkins, Stash, Git, Artifactory
Automation/ Tools: Terraform, Ansible, Puppet, Packer, Vault, Consul
Testing: JMeter, Karma, Jasmine, Selenium

Server-side

Java: Spring Boot
Node.js: Restify, Express, Hapi.js
PHP: Magento, Symfony, Slim

Frontend

Javascript: jQuery, KnockoutJS
Frameworks: Bootstrap, Zurb Foundation

  

 

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is one of 12 Federal Reserve Banks, serving 6 states of the Ninth Federal Reserve District.

  • Advise 9th District VP/AVP/Directors of Treasury Retail Services, Research, InfoSec and Data Privacy business lines
  • Provide expert guidance & implementation recommendations on AWS/Azure Cloud, Hybrid and COTS/Enterprise software
  • Design architectural and security patterns along with Information Security & Compliance
  • Drive DevSecOps adoption & Software Engineering best practices in Ops and App Development Teams
  • Formulate 9th District strategy for Cloud Migration, Data Management and DevOps Tooling

MedNet Solutions is a leading eClinical technology company offering a Cloud-based Enterprise Electronic Data Capture (EDC) SaaS eClinical platform. I managed the Platform & Operations team in charge of Release Engineering and Cloud Infrastructure.

  • Cloud automation on AWS (VPC, EC2, IAM, SQS, RDS, Route53, DynamoDB, S3, ECS/Fargate, SES, CloudWatch)
  • Container orchestration using Docker Swarm & Kubernetes using Puppet and Terraform
  • DevOps pipeline using Bamboo/Jenkins with Ansible/Bash/Python
  • Serverless applications & Microservices using Node.js/API Gateway, Spring Boot/Docker
  • Enterprise SaaS migration and performance, load and chaos testing
  • Cloud strategy, cost management, security and regulatory compliance

I started a software consulting firm in 2004, offering data-driven software development services for design agencies and businesses.

  • Launched BuyMage: Magento eCommerce integration the BuySeasons Direct® dropshipping program
  • Architected MES applications for Production Scheduling and Shop Floor Management (Python/MySQL)
  • Built TREK (.NET/MVC/WPF/SQL Server) a business application integrating with TigerPaw ERP
  • Developed REST APIs for RE/MAX Cayman Islands
  • Authored custom Magento extensions
  • System Analyst and Team Lead
  • Mainframe Business applications (DB2, Assembler, COBOL)
  • Clients: Fingerhut Corp., EBSCO Subscription Services, DISCOVER/Novus Network Services
  • Mentoring international students in social entrepreneurship at the U of M (Twin Cities) campus

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