Iskandar Najmuddin

technologist and leader

10 Beaumont Road, London W4 5AP United Kingdom   |   +44 (0) 7949 423 204   |   jobs@iskandar.co.uk

I AM

A pragmatic technology leader who believes in building systems to solve business problems.

Passionate about innovation and culture.

Massive internet nerd.

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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Technology

I live and breathe the latest web and mobile technologies.

Leadership

I know how to build a professional, highly-focused team with a positive, rewarding culture.

Digital Marketing

I have extensive experience working with brand marketers in the digital space.

Getting it Done

I'm a doer who loves contributing at all stages of a project lifecycle.

WHAT I'M UP TO

DevOps Solutions Architect, Rackspace Ltd.

Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX) is the global leader in hybrid cloud and founder of OpenStack®, the open-source operating system for the cloud. We have delivered enterprise-level hosting services to businesses of all sizes and kinds around the world since 1998 and have grown to serve more than 205,000 customers. We operate on four continents, and have been featured on Sunday Times'​ 100 Best Companies to work for.

We integrate the industry's best technologies for each customer's specific need. We deliver best-fit solutions by leveraging a portfolio of public cloud, private cloud, dedicated servers, and a combination of platforms. Most importantly, it's all backed by our award-winning Fanatical Support.

"FUN" FACTS

18 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL WEB DEVELOPMENT

2 HANDSOME SONS

4534 BURRITOS CONSUMED

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Iskandar Najmuddin

iskandar@iskandar.co.uk

+44 (0)794 949 23204

10 Beaumont Road, London W4 5AP

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SUMMARY

A pragmatic technology leader who believes in building systems to solve business problems.

Passionate about innovation and culture.

Massive internet nerd.

OBJECTIVE

I am seeking a challenging senior leadership role focused on technology, innovation, and engineering culture.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Technology

I live and breathe the latest web and mobile technologies.

Leadership

I know how to build a professional, highly-focused team with a positive, rewarding culture.

Digital Marketing

I have lots of experience working with brand marketers in the digital space.

Getting it Done

I'm a doer who loves contributing at all stages of a project lifecycle.

EXPERIENCE

EXPERIENCE

2015 August 2015 - current

DevOps Solutions Architect

Rackspace Ltd.

Work with customers to determine opportunities for application architecture optimisations and improvements. Design robust, high-availability solutions based on cloud and dedicated best practices. Work with customers, partners, and internal stakeholders to add value using Agile and DevOps methodologies. Increase positive Sales results by working closely with sales teams, improving internal products and building Professional Services capabilities.

Key technologies: Chef, Ansible, Jenkins, Rackspace Cloud, Openstack.

2013 August 2013 - August 2015

Technical Director and Co-Founder

Matter Technology Limited

Full technical oversight over all aspects of client web applications including: specification and requirements gathering, infrastructure planning, implementation, delivery, deployment, maintenance, and optimization.

Ongoing management and development of our in-house product suite using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram APIs for large-scale data ingress and SQL-on-Hadoop reporting.

Development of high-throughput, internationalized social media and mobile web campaigns targeting EMEA and MENAP regions.

Key technologies1: AWS, Hadoop (Cloudera), HBase, Impala, Kafka, Storm, Akka, MongoDB, PHP, Go, node.js, Unity3D (C#), PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Redis, AngularJS, nginx, HAProxy, Docker, Ansible, Mesos.

Primary clients: Johnson and Johnson, PricewaterhouseCoopers

2010 September 2010 - July 2013

Senior Director, Platform Services and Technology

Syncapse Inc.

Head of Development for flagship SaaS Social Media Suite Product. Responsible for on-site and remote teams, ad-hoc campaign delivery.

Managed and collaborated with development teams across three continents and four timezones (~12 direct reports). Completed a continuous integration and deployment pipeline unifying Java/Scala-based services and PHP-based web apps across AWS-based clusters.

Implemented critical data ingress path for very high traffic social media properties - importing real-timeish data from social networks into an Elasticsearch cluster.

Key technologies: AWS, Elasticsearch, MySQL, Java (with a bit of Scala), Hazelcast, Jenkins, Apache, nginx, PHP.

Primary clients: Coca-Cola, AB InBev, Diageo

2008 January 2008 - September 2010

Technical Director and Co-Founder

Nudge Social Media

In charge of everything technical relating to business operations and client social media campaign execution and delivery, including client and in-house business strategy.

Managed technical team of ~10 developers working across both front and backend technologies on multiple, fast-moving client projects. Eventually sold company to Syncapse Inc.

Key technologies: MySQL, CouchDB, memcache, PHP, Flash/Flex, jQuery

Primary clients: Sony Playstation, Pepsi

2006 September 2006 - January 2008

Technical Director

Dynamite Partners Ltd.

Responsible for all technical aspects of building bespoke CMS-backed Web 1.0/2.0 web properties.

2005 June 2005 - September 2006

Freelance Developer

Target Visibility (Dubai)

Built a medium-scale click-tracking and BI system for a click arbitrage business. Integrated with Google AdWords and Overture pricing APIs.

2003 January 2003 - June 2005

Senior Developer

Calligram

Worked with our advanced in-house CMF to deliver ecommerce websites.

2000 January 2000 - January 2003

Web Developer

emarketeers

1999 February 1998 - August 1999

Web Developer

Inscribe Web Media (Malaysia)

EDUCATION

EDUCATION

1993

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Cornell University

1992

Mathematics and Economics

University of California, Berkeley

1992

High School

Berkeley High School (California)

TECHNICAL SKILLS

PHP 15 years

Including many OOP MVC frameworks and libraries. I started with PHP3. now get off my lawn!

(X)HTML5 and CSS 17 years

SASS/LESS, Bootstrap, Foundation

Sysadmin / DevOps 18 years

Ubuntu/Debian, Jenkins, ansible, Puppet

JavaScript 17 years

jQuery, AngularJS, node.js, gulp

SQL 12 years

MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Hive, Impala

API Integration 10 years

Facebook, Twitter, Google, AWS

NoSQL 4 years

MongoDB, Redis, CouchDB, HBase

PaaS / IaaS 6 years

AWS, Heroku, Docker, Mesos, Marathon

Java 2 years

Hadoop, Akka, Storm, Hazelcast

Flash, Flex (AS3) 4 years

3D Graphics and API integration

Golang < 1 year

Web application servers

Unity3D < 1 year

3D iOS development in C#

HUMAN LANGUAGES

English

Me fail English? Unpossible!

Bahasa Malaysia

Elementary proficiency

TESTIMONIALS

Jon Brydges Director / CREAT3D Ltd

Iskandar has a fantastic blend of commercial, technical and managerial skills as well as being an all round nice person. He has a passion for social media and all things digital.

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DETAILS

jobs@iskandar.co.uk

+44 (0)794 949 23204

10 Beaumont Road, London W4 5AP

DOB: 1974-09-19

Citizenship: USA

I can work without sponsorship in the UK, USA, and Malaysia.

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