Hi! I’m Andrew Ritchie, an IT professional with over 20 years experience in a number of different sectors. Outside interests include the outdoors, surfing and kite surfing.
Currently employed as an Infrastructure Consultant at Kloud.
Specialising in cloud architecture specifically AWS (Associate Solution Architect Certified), CI/CD and DevOps methodology, whilst passionate to share the learnings. Regular participant at Sydney AWS, Hashicorp, DevOps and Docker meetups.
Previous Specialist areas – Mobility, Microsoft technologies and identity management, formerly completing an online banking and retail implementations utilising these technologies, in particular utilising Single Sign On (SSO) integrating ADFS solutions to secure web and mobile applications.
Deep understanding of architectural considerations with TOGAF 9.1 certification however still proficient in the actual technologies and heavily involved in delivery, proactively engaging with the implementation.
Platform agnostic believing that finding the right solution initially requires understanding the business requirements and constraints, costs, existing applications and services, stakeholder expectations and longer term corporate strategies.
Extremely proud and driven to ensure the success of every project undertaken. Consider myself proficient in a wide range of technologies including networking infrastructure, load balancers, storage, compute, virtualisation and operating systems including windows and *nix.
Previously an IT manager with the ability to manage a team and budget but also enjoy the camaraderie of a team environment.
Thanks for stopping by.