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Aiman Najjar


Aiman Najjar
Orlando United States
Professional Status
About Me
DevOps Consultant who works on full-stack freelance projects in his leisure time.

My main areas of interest are large-scale cloud infrastructure, Kubernetes, infrastructure as code and modern DevOps practices.
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  • Cloudera • CDH • HDFS • Hadoop • Storm • Flume • Chef • Ansible • AWS • Jenkins • Logstash • Java • RESTful APIs • Node.js • Python • PHP • Symfony ⁍
  • ------ Big Data Java Engineer ------
  • Wrote performant Storm topology to stream high-volume data (roughly 7 - 10k rows per second) from Oracle to HDFS in real-time. (some portions are open source now, available at )
  • W​rote Flume sinks to geocode and stream click data from Apache logs to Hive tables.
  • ​Wrote unit and functional tests for Storm topology
    components, included Oracle mock using in-memory H2, and Cucumber JVM feature files for integration and functional tests.
  • Big Data TechCon 2014 Certified.
  • ------ DevOps Engineer ------
  • Wrote Chef cookbooks, Python/Shell scripts to fully automate the provisioning of a complex, interdependent 100-terabyte CDH cluster
  • Built custom CSDs and Cloudera Parcels for Redis, Storm and Pentaho BI server. (open source now, available at )
  • A​utomated deployment of Oozie workflows and HDFS scripts using Jenkins and Git hooks
  • A​utomated SOPs to manage/operate Storm streams using Jenkins.
  • Exposure to Lambda Architecture, with focus on real-time layer and streaming
  • Integrated Storm with Logstash.
  • Wrote many Chef cookbooks to provision various application servers both on AWS and data centers. Leveraging advanced concepts such as encrypted data bags, Chef Search API, LWRPs, Berkshelf ...etc
  • ------ Back-end/Full Stack Developer ------
  • Strictly-compliant RESTful API using PHP/Symfony
  • Strong exposure to MongoDB, including concepts such as sharding and replica sets.
  • Node.JS real-time data streaming application, capable of streaming up to 5k records/second
  • CAS Server and Shibboleth IDP3 integration for SAML2 SSO implementation.
  • RESTful APIs using Node.JS, Express and MongoDB