About Shameel Ahmed

I am a Software Architect with hands-on Architecture, Design and Development experience in a wide range of technologies. In my 23 years of experience as a passionate technologist, I have played various roles spanning the entire spectrum of IT activities such as Desktop & console development, Web Front-end development, Middleware/API development, Database design and development, Application Security, Platform/Application Modernization, Cloud-Native/Serverless Architecture, Cloud Migration, Database Migration, Automation & Tooling, DevOps/CICD, Cloud FinOps, Developer Experience, Technology Strategy & Roadmap etc.

My current core competency includes Architecting traditional and serverless applications, services and databases in AWS with focus on using AI/OpenAI and GPT to solve business problems. I am also involved in mentoring teams and coaching them to write clean, robust, and secure code with focus on efficiency, reusability, refactoring, unit testing and technical debt reduction.

I am a published author and I enjoy writing books, blogs and white papers. My work has been published in Amazon Kindle, Red Hat portal, DZone, CodeProject, etc.

Technical/Solution Architecture • Distributed System Design • Platform Engineering • Visio • UML • Domain Driven Design (DDD) • Event Driven Architecture (EDA) • Platform Engineering

Development Methodologies/Processes

Object Oriented Programming (OOP) • Test Driven Development (TDD) • Agile • Waterfall model

IaC, DevOps, CICD • CloudFormation • TerraForm • VSS, TFS, Git, Stash, Perforce • Confluence, Jira, Jenkins Ansible, Artifactory • NUnit • Flyway • HP Fortify, HP WebInspect • BlackDuck, SonarQube

PostgreSQL • SQL Server • MySQL/MariaDB • Oracle • Redis • DynamoDB • MongoDB
IaaS, PaaS, Amazon Web Services (AWS) • Cloud Native & Serverless • Well Architected Framework • EC2, S3, Lex, Lambda, SES, SQS, SNS, DynamoDB, API Gateway • RDS/Aurora, ElastiCache • Azure, Azure Database • Cost Optimization • Cloud Migration • Hybrid Cloud & Multi-Cloud Architecture • Database migration from Datacenter to Cloud

Development Frameworks/Languages
.NET Framework/.NET Core • C#, VB, WinForms, Xamarin • ASP.NET MVC • HTML5, JavaScript, Angular, React • WCF/WebAPI • NodeJS • REST/GraphQL • MicroServices, SOA • PowerShell • Python • GoF Design Patterns, Anti-Patterns • SOLID • GRASP • Automation & Tooling • Application Security • Encryption/Decryption

Customer Engagement

Avaya Contact Center Solutions • Genesys Cloud • Amazon Connect • Live Chat • Chatbot