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Professional Summary

Highly motivated and results-oriented Solutions Architect/Cloud Security Engineer with years of proven experience implementing and maintaining IT infrastructure, database management and integrating it into Amazon Web Services Cloud solutions in large and medium sized enterprise environments. Excellent communication, analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to work within a team environment and independently.


    AWS Workspace, IAM,S3, VPC, EC2, EBS, AWS Organization,ELB, RDS, Route53,Cloud Front, AWS Budgets, AWS Inspector, Security Groups,

    AWS Cost Management, AWS Guard Duty, NACL etc. Palo Alto, Prisma,

    Tenable Nessus, Rapid7, Qualys, CloudGuard Dome9, AWS Trusted Advisor, AWS Control Tower, Cloud Security AWS Shield,

    Cloud Passage, AWS CloudWatch, Barracuda Security Guardian,

    CI/CD Pipeline, VMWARE,AWS SNS, AWS CloudFormation, Terraform, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Jira, Agile, IGW, NGW, CloudTrail,Jenkins, github, Putty, MobaXterm, PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQL Server, MS (SSIS,SSAS,SSRS), Tableau, Alteryx,CloudEndure, Data Migration, Database Management,Elastic Beanstalk

University of Cape Coast Ghana, Expected in Bachelor of Arts : - GPA :

AWS Certified Solutions Architect 2021

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner2021

AWS Certified Security (Specialty) - In Progress

Scrum Master Certified 2021

CyberArk Certified Trustee

Work History
Mckesson Corporation - AWS Solutions Architect/Cloud Security Engineer
NJ, State, 07/2019 - 02/2021
  • Used critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions.
  • Provisioned Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) from the scratch, configuring subnets, route tables, Nat gateway and Security Rules.
  • Created new users, managing existing users, assign roles and permissions following principle of least privilege.
  • Span-up, Configuring and Managing Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Instances using Amazon Management Console and/or Amazon Machine Image (AMI).
  • Worked closely with other business analysts, development teams and infrastructure specialists to deliver high availability solutions for mission-critical applications.
  • Consulted regularly with internal customers on application development project status, new project proposals and software-related technical issues.
  • Used Cloud formation and Lambda function to automate infrastructure deployment and management.
  • Configured Cost Explorer to view and analyze costs and usage, AWS calculator for cost estimation and managing your spending using AWS Budgets.
  • Configured Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) for highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage.
  • Deployed and Configured AWS Database engines such as Amazon Aurora, RDS, Redshift, DynamoDB.
  • Implemented best practices in applications as well as identified security vulnerabilities and deviation from security best practices using Amazon Inspector.
  • Deployed Guard Duty to continuously monitor malicious activity and unauthorized behavior to protect AWS accounts and workloads.
  • Balanced traffic across multiple Instances to ensure fault tolerance using Amazon Elastic Load Balance (ELB).
  • Monitored AWS resources Health checks on Route 53 console using Cloud Watch alarms to automate notification when status changes.
  • Deployed and Configured Dome9 for full visibility and control of security and compliance in the environment.
  • Escalated security threats to the IT control unit, followed up and documented recommendations.
  • Deployed and Configured Barracuda for full visibility and control of security and compliance in the environment.
  • Created and maintained project-related documentation (Statement of Work Document, Proof of concept document, technical design document, etc.).
  • Designed, built, and migrated applications, software, and services on the AWS platform.
  • Validated the environment to meets all security and compliance controls.
  • Identified key areas for improved and cost-effective cloud architecture.
  • Analyzed and identified enterprise technical and operational risks, then provisioned the best architected AWS infrastructure.
  • Administered multiple AWS accounts for both production and non-production.
KeyBank - AWS Solutions Architect/Cloud Security Engineer
City, STATE, 02/2017 - 05/2019
  • Developed baseline AWS account security, implemented/integrated end-point protection, vulnerability scanning and intelligent threat detection.
  • Conducted security audits to identify vulnerabilities.
  • Implemented IAM best practices and role-based access control.
  • Collaborated with support team to assist client stakeholders with emergent technical issues and develop effective solutions.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Implemented AWS Organization to centrally manage multiple AWS accounts including consolidated billing and policy-based restrictions.
  • Analyzed and monitored performance bottlenecks and key metrics to optimize software and system performance.
  • Configured Cloud-trail, factor authentication and tight security principles.
  • Participated in discussions to ensure customer satisfaction when building new and migrating existing applications, and services on the AWS platform.
  • Architected/operated solutions built on AWS Platform.
  • Proactively monitored resources and applications using AWS CloudWatch by creating alarms to monitor metrics such as EBS, EC2, ELB, RDS, S3, SNS and configured notifications for the alarms generated based on events defined.
  • Established the appropriate monitoring of events related to performance, scalability, availability, and reliability.
  • Built VPCs from scratch, created private and public subnets, created security groups and network access lists, and configured internet gateways.
  • Setup NAT gateway as a route out to the internet for instances in private subnets.
  • Configured NACL and security groups, thus limiting malicious attacks.
  • Responsible for creating VPCs for dev/test team, thereby simulated a production environment for web/application servers and database traditional servers in public and private subnets respectively.
  • Assisted customers architect solutions on AWS leveraging cloud best practices.
  • Performed cost-benefit and return on investment analyses for proposed systems to aid management in making implementation decisions.
  • Analyzed and deployed Cloud controls, Governance and Security on the Cloud Architecture.
  • Provided technical guidance and built solutions using AWS.
  • Configured AWS services including (IAM),RDS, DynamoDB, Redshift, Direct Connect, Route 53,SQS, WorkSpaces, CloudWatch, Cloud EC2 Container Service, Elastic Beanstalk, Lambda, S3, CloudFront, Glacier, CloudFormation, Terraform, CloudTrail, Kinesis, RedShift,SNS, API Gateway.
  • Gathered requirements and provided strategies for seamless migration of applications, web services, and data from local server-based systems to the AWS cloud.
  • Conducted research on software and systems products to justify recommendations and to support purchasing efforts.
  • Enabled Cloud Migration Governance standards, best practices, and security compliance.
GE Capital - Information Security Analyst
City, STATE, 01/2015 - 11/2016
  • Reviewed violations of computer security procedures and developed mitigation plans.
  • Monitored computer virus reports to determine when to update virus protection systems.
  • Implemented media control procedures and continuously monitored for compliance.
  • Applied and verified data security access controls, privileges, and associated profiles.
  • Utilized existing monitoring infrastructure to collect actionable security signals and automate remediation.
  • Conducted regular security vulnerability assessments and provided exceptional reporting and remediation plans to leadership.
  • Collaborated with other technology team to design and implement remediation solutions.
  • Conducted root cause analysis for security incidents and service interruptions.
  • Created policies and procedures related to Information Security.
  • Monitored the organization's IT system to look for threats to security, established protocols for identifying and neutralizing threats, and maintained updated anti-virus software to block threats.
  • Evaluated entire applications, to identify potential threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Escalated security threats to the IT control unit, followed up and documented recommendations.
  • Designed and performed internal and external penetration validation testing to ensure that computer systems are up to date, relative to all operating systems, patches, and virus protection software.
  • Reviewed violations of computer security procedures and developed mitigation plans.
  • Recommended improvements in security systems and procedures.
  • Conducted security audits to identify vulnerabilities.
Cyma Care - MS SQL Server/SSIS/SSRS Developer /Tableau Develop
City, STATE, 01/2014 - 11/2014
  • Built useful reporting deliverables to properly document analysis results and provide performance improvement feedback.
  • Documented and analyzed business reports for prompt communication, follow-up and ongoing support.
  • Reviewed and interpreted business report requirements to address user needs.
  • Improved application performance by determining root cause of issues and resolving.
  • Analyzed existing SQL queries to identify opportunities for improvements.
  • Implemented system enhancements to propose, design and develop solutions to fulfill requests and address problem reports.
  • Followed standard practices for migrating changes to test and production environments and provided technology support to meet business requirements.
  • Devised high-quality database solutions ranging in size and complexity, increasing productivity and improving data sharing.
  • Managed workload independently but collaborated with colleagues to complete larger scale tasks in distributed team environment.
  • Worked with project lead and business users to understand business processes, gathered, and documented project requirements and translated them into functional and non-functional specifications for BI reports and applications.
  • Wrote user-defined functions as per the business requirements.
  • Designed and deployed reports with Drill Down, Drill Through and Drop-down menu option and parameterized and linked reports.
  • Deployed and scheduled Reports using SSRS to generate all reports including current status.
  • Designed reports/graphs/presentations using Tableau for specified projects. Produced accurate analysis of project datasets as defined by the required specification.
  • Developed the business logic and the design of data queries and calculations used to extract and format data for project reports and external presentations.
  • Worked a great extent with the design and development of Tableau visualizations which included preparing Dashboards using calculations, parameters, calculated fields, groups, sets and hierarchies etc.
  • Installed and upgraded Tableau server and server performance tuning for optimization.
  • Worked on creation of users, groups, projects, workbooks, and the appropriate permission sets for Tableau server log-ons and security checks.
  • Maintained Tableau data source connections and scheduled refreshes and updates.
  • Published Tableau workbooks (.TWB) and Tableau data Extract (.TDE) from Tableau desktop to Tableau Server.
  • Planned and implemented security measures to safeguard vital business data.
  • Involved in end-to-end implementation and enhancements on Mobile Banking App data starting from requirement gathering and dashboards development in Tableau Desktop.
  • Compiled interactive dashboards in Tableau Desktop and published them to Tableau Server which allowed story telling behind the Mobile App usage with Quick Filters for on demand needed information with just a click of a button.

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School Attended

  • University of Cape Coast

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  • AWS Solutions Architect/Cloud Security Engineer
  • AWS Solutions Architect/Cloud Security Engineer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • MS SQL Server/SSIS/SSRS Developer /Tableau Develop


  • Bachelor of Arts

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