Hello, I'm Utkarsh

I'm a software engineer, building solutions, one line of code at a time.

About Me

Hello, my name is Utkarsh (Uu-t-k-uh-r-sh), I like design, develop, and maintain software applications that solve real-world problems. With expertise in various programming languages and frameworks, I strive to write clean, efficient, and scalable code that meets the needs of end-users. I enjoy collaborating with cross-functional teams to brainstorm innovative solutions and continuously improve software performance.

Where I've Worked

DevOps/Systems Engineer @ Stevens Institute of Technology

July 2023 - present

  • Maintained IT infrastructure across on-premise (VMware and bare-metal) and AWS cloud.
  • Installed and administered Kubernetes clusters on bare-metal servers with a mix of GPU and non-GPU nodes, implementing GPU time-slicing within Kubernetes to efficiently share GPU across multiple pods.
  • Deployed and managed apps on Kubernetes including JupyterHub with GPU support, configuring custom Jupyter notebook profiles (CPU-only and GPU-enabled) to cater to diverse research and academic needs.
  • Automated application deployments on AWS EC2 instances by configuring CI/CD pipelines using AWS CodeBuild, CodePipeline, and CodeDeploy, ensuring secure storage of sensitive parameters with AWS SSM Parameter Store.
  • Set up and maintained GitLab server, and Perforce Helix Core server on bare-metal servers, implementing automated backups to AWS S3 for enhanced data protection.
  • Implemented robust security practices by provisioning and managing IAM roles, policies, and security groups to segregate development and production environments in AWS.
  • Collaborated with faculty and student researchers to address system and software needs, assisting in containerizing and deploying applications, and promptly resolving various IT requests, ensuring smooth operation of research and academic activities.

Lab Assistant @ Hanlon Financial Center

June 2023 - August 2023

  • Oversaw tech infrastructure maintenance, performed software installations and configurations for professors' needs, and managed updates for the lab's website, refining expertise in technical support and administration.

Contract Software Engineer @ Splunk Inc.

Feb 2021 - July 2022

  • Worked as a Contract Software Engineer via Crest Data Systems.
  • Worked with Splunk Security Analytics(SSA) and Splunk User Behaviour Analytics(UBA) teams.

Software Engineer @ Crest Data Systems

November 2020 - July 2022

  • Worked as a contract software engineer with Splunk, collaborating with Splunk User Behavior Analytics (UBA) and Splunk Security Analytics (SSA) teams in an Agile and Test Driven Development environment.
  • Developed efficient parsers for diverse data sources (Windows Security logs, AWS CloudTrail logs, etc.) while maintaining the highest code quality as per company standards.
  • Enhanced various services of Splunk UBA, including updating install/upgrade script to ensure compatibility with new OS versions, support for airgap installation, and fixing and enhancing Identity Resolution (IR) cache service.
  • Worked on CI/CD pipeline migration from Jenkins to GitLab, fixing end-to-end QA job pipeline and optimizing it, leading to a ~35% decrease in completion time compared to Jenkins.
  • Collaborated with the global customer support team to troubleshoot and resolve active issues on customer on-prem deployments, demonstrating strong problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Mentored new interns, guiding them on product knowledge, technical skills, and best practices, contributing to their successful onboarding and integration into the team.
  • I was honored with the Crest Achievement Program(CAP) award for my outstanding contributions to the Splunk UBA team.

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