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Danny Sample
808 Sample Street, London, E12 6PB
800-652-8430 Mobile: 800-867-5309

Over 6.5 years in IT developing and delivering a variety of software systems and platforms. Specialising in build and development process and continuous delivery. This includes automating the software delivery lifecycle and designing and implementing best practice methodologies across the dev-ops spectrum. It is of particular interest to bring these practices to the enterprise to improve cost efficiency and quality, simplify development, change management and operational delivery where many enterprise seem to exhibit Common issues. This has given me broad experience of all aspects of agile and enterprise development and delivery using a large array of technologies. I have a keen interest in agile development,tooling and the community.

Focused on bringing Devops and Continuous Delivery process and mindset to the enterprise.

Key Skills

Self managing and organisational

Build, test, release design and automation

Configuration management

Environment management

Continuous Delivery process design and implementation

System monitoring and profiling

Application server administration and support

Software development & process management

Troubleshooting (application, performance and infrastructure)

Solution architecture

Systems analysis and design for real time systems

Technical Team lead & management

Proficient in Agile practices

Technical Proficiencies

Build & Continuous Integration/Delivery: Jenkins/Hudson, Gerrit, Nexus, Sonar, CruiseControl, Maven, Ant, JUnit, distributed builds, build performance

Scripting: Unix shell, Python, Groovy

Extensive working knowledge of Unix (AIX, Linux) systems and administration.

Software Configuration Management Tools: Git, Clearcase/Clear Quest.

Deployment Tools: Rapid Deploy, IBM Urban Code

Logging management: Centralised log management using Logstash

Monitoring: Environment, application, infrastructure using Nagios

Web Application Servers: Tomcat 6, IBM WebSpherae 6.1, 8.5 administration, Apache HTTP

Development: Java, HTML, J2EE environment and development support.

Databases: Oracle 10; MySQL

Profiling, troubleshooting and optimisation, application and system wide


Customer Relations: 

Earned highest marks for customer satisfaction, company-wide.

Strong Business & stakeholder relationship management skills by building trust and rapport

Workflow Planning: 

Implemented new work process flow which increased department productivity.

Re-platforming development workflow to help enable and improve the maintainability of the system.

Process Improvement: 

Improved the culture and process for delivering a major programme of ongoing development.

Infrastructure, tooling, workflow, monitoring, logging, mentoring, training were all aspects of this challenging transformation.

Tata Consultancy Services November 2013 to Current Devops Consultant (@Lloyds Banking Group)
London, United Kingdom

DevOps consultant for the Lloyds Banking Group Galaxy project. Complete build to release management working alongside the existing and highly competent Agile development team. Working closely with the development and QA teams to construct build processes and systems to support their Agile development and delivery approach. The target platform is AIX/Linux based and utilising Puppet and IBM Urban Code based solution for automating platform and application releases. Especially focussed around scalability requirements and cost management. The application stack consisted of IBM Datapower, Websphere Application Server, Oracle DB written mainly in Java.

Re-platformed development workflow to help enable and improve the maintainability of the system.

Migrated the code base from Clearcase to Git as a version control system.

Developed training manual for developers to ease transition to new tools set.

Intergrated Gerrit to have concept of quality gates in the change flow cycle to maintain the quality of code using Sonar/Code review.

Resolved the dependencies management of binary artefacts using Nexus as repository.

Proposed JobDSL to manage the build jobs in Jenkins.

Supporting development and testing teams.

Tata Consultancy Services April 2011 to October 2013 Configuration & Environment Manager (@Lloyds Banking Group)
London, United Kingdom

Configuration and Environment specialist working closely with the development team implementing the build and release processes, was mainly responsible for managing the VCS, build and deployment of artefact in various route to live environments and delivering monthly business release in production environment. Guiding and mentoring team including offshore & onshore to administrate the environments including defect fixes.

Responsible for managing the Version Control System widely used across more than 300+ developers including offshore/Onshore.

Introduced the concept of feature branches to ease the development and and promoting changes easily in production.

Streamlined and documented the process around release and deployment cycle

Monitoring the Configuration changes and enhancing the new resource knowledge on the impact of changes on the Environment

Reviewing pre-production and production Environments Configurations

Negotiated and gathered requirements according to client expectations and created appropriate deadlines for fulfilment, that enabled the team to deliver environment the desired quality within the given timeframe

Mentored and motivated onshore and offshore team, allocated resources, analyzed & resolved issues, coordinated with external stakeholders, and monitored progress resulting in 50% decline in Environment defects

Initiated and implemented environment quality and stability assessment processes thereby reducing the Environment downtime by 40% .

Tata Consultancy Services December 2008 to March 2011 Developer (@Lloyds Banking Group)
Gurgaon, India

Worked as a developer to build the functionalities of Galaxy Application, primarily worked on J2EE framework to develop the payments user journey. It did involved the unit testing of the application and supporting the quality assurance testing, nailing down to the root cause of problems either fixing or getting the same fixed to improve the Quality of the Application.

Developed end to end functionality of make payment user journey including design, build and defect fixing (J2EE).

Worked on making front end UI completely (JSP).

Developed an Internal Banking Administration Application to be used to manage the marketing messages on UI application

Designed and modeled re-usable application components thereby reducing the development turnaround time and costs

Documented the software functionality enabling developers to contribute and see the big picture beyond their code thereby reducing the resource dependency and increasing the flexibility in the program

ITIL 2013 Certification London, United Kingdom
IBM Clearcase 2012 Certification London, United Kingdom
D.C.R.U.S.T 2008 B.E.: Mechanical Engineering Murthal, Haryana, India
SCJP 2008 Certification Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Reading, Swimming, Socialising with friends, eating out

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