Hi, I’m Dhruv Dixit.

Engineer | Researcher & Published Author | Youth Life Coach & Volunteer

Hello, I’m a DevOps & Cloud Engineer by profession & a lot more as a human. I’m 24 years old (still young :p) and based out of India. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering. I am an aspiring young leader & love to research. I’m also a published author of two research papers in IEEE & Elsevier with 30 Citations in just 3 years. I love to volunteer for various causes to give back to society, whenever I find an opportunity.

On the personal side, I love to travel and explore various untouched places. I am a huge football fan and an ardent Liverpool F.C. supporter. My passion lies in helping people from whatever knowledge and experience I have by sharing my learnings with others. I’m very much interested in animal psychology and fascinated by Big Cats . There was a time when I wanted to become a Wildlife Biologist. Personal Finance is another area where I have developed my knowledge by self-learning.

About Me
About Me

Professional Journey

Here’s my LinkedIn Profile.

  • DevOps & Cloud Engineer + Application Manager
    Novartis
    Sep, 2020 – Present
    Full-time
    Hyderabad, India
    Novartis

    • Tech Stack: Microsoft Azure, BlazeMeter, Python, DevOps, CI/CD, Jira, Confluence, TeamCity, Bitbucket, SonarQube, Checkmarx, Xray for Jira, Shell, Bash, Java, SAFe Agile

    • 3-time Star Award Winner for outstanding performance at Novartis by taking up huge responsibilities.

    • Saved ~100K USD to the CoE by bringing in an automation using Python overnight.

    • My work involves but is not only limited to the following:
      • Collaborating with stakeholders across the globe, understanding business requirements and translating them to scalable solutions. (architecture, design/ data flow and implementation)
      • Setting up projects/ products on Azure DevOps, Jira, Confluence, SonarQube, TeamCity and Bitbucket,

      • Automating processes in the DevOps CI/CD pipeline,

      • Migrating from on-premise (server) to cloud,
      • Bringing in new applications/ functionalities/ features and initial research,

      • Scripting or coding,

      • Access management and license management for applications,

      • Application & infrastructure administration including vulnerability remediation.

      • Implementing SOPs for the DevOps pipeline and toolset.
  • Talent Brand Ambassador
    Novartis
    Jul, 2021 – Present
    Part-time
    Hyderabad, India
    Novartis
    • Got nominated amongst the very few across Novartis as Talent Brand Ambassador by P&O and Novartis Business Partners.

  • Associate – DevOps Engineer
    Novartis
    Aug, 2019 – Aug, 2020 (1 year)
    Full-time
    Hyderabad, India
    Novartis

  • Intern
    Novartis
    Jan, 2019 – July, 2019 (6 months)
    Hyderabad, India
    Novartis

    Tech Stack: Jira Plugin Development using Atlassian SDK, Java, MVC Architecture, Spring Framework, JIRA Administration, Confluence Administration

  • Intern- Information Risk Management & Automation
    Firstsource
    June, 2017 (1 month)
    Bangalore, India
    Firstsource

    Tech Stack: Automation Anywhere, Python, HTML, CSS, JS, PHP, AJAX
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Authored & Published Research Papers

Here’s my Google Scholar Profile.

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Professional Certifications

  • Certified SAFe 5 DevOps Practitioner
    Issued July, 2021


  • BlazeMeter: Master Performance Testing
    Issued June, 2021

    Blazemeter

  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals
    Issued March, 2021
    MIcrosoft Certified- Azure Fundamentals

  • Certified SAFe 5 Practitioner
    Issued Jan, 2021
    SAFe Certification

Other Courses

Too many courses to mention here. Please visit my LinkedIn for a detailed list.

About Me

Skillset

ADVANCED:

Python, Patience, Leadership, Jira, Confluence, SonarQube, Teamcity, Bitbucket, CI/CD, DevSecOps, Application/ Infra/ License Management, SAFe Agile, BlazeMeter

INTERMEDIATE:

Wordpress, REST APIs, Xray, Microsoft Azure, C/ C++, OpenCV, Computer Vision, Java, MVC Architecture, Automation Anywhere, Tableau, HTML/ CSS, PHP, SQL, Machine Learning, Data Visualization, TensorFlow

BASIC:

AWS, Blockchain, Docker, Hadoop MapReduce Framework, MATLAB, R, Groovy, IoT, Arduino, Raspberry, Sensors

About Me

Education Background

  • Vellore Institute of Technology
    (VIT University)

    B.Tech (Bachelor’s) in Computer Science & Engineering
    8.96 CGPA
    2015-2019
    Chennai, India
    VIT

    • IInd Best Project Award for RESEARCH PAPER: Facial Identification using Haar Cascading with BRISK.

Important Scores:

  • CBSE X 2013: 9.8 CGPA
  • CBSE XII 2015: 94%
  • JEE Mains 2015 Qualified: 132 (Cutoff: 105)
  • NPAT (National Programming Aptitude Test) 2017: 91 %ile
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Volunteer Experience

  • Youth Life Coach & Volunteer
    WeHeal
    Jun, 2021 – Present
    Free Online Coaching Sessions
    WeHeal

  • Volunteer at Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Council
    Novartis
    Jul, 2019 – Jan, 2020 (7 months)
    Hyderabad, India
    Novartis
    • As a Volunteer at D&I Council, conducted various fun events for PwD (people-with-disability/ specially-abled) at Novartis, Hyderabad campus.
    • Contributed in spreading awareness around inclusion of PwD within the organisation.

  • Vice President
    Uddeshya
    Aug, 2017 – May, 2018
    Chennai, India
    Uddeshya

  • DIrector of Information Technology (IT)
    Uddeshya
    Nov, 2016 – Aug, 2017
    Chennai, India
    Uddeshya
    • Among the youngest members in the board of Uddeshya VIT Chennai.

  • Student Volunteer
    Uddeshya
    Aug, 2016 – Oct, 2016
    Chennai, India
    Uddeshya
    • Volunteered for various causes to help spread awareness about various social and civic issues.
    • Organised various medical camps in and around Chennai.
    • Volunteered for free medical camp in Kasuva village, helped in distributing medicines worth INR 25,000.
    • Collaborated with Everest NGO to teach basic Computers to young school children in Chennai.
    • Collected used but reusable goods as donation and distributed them to the poor.
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Other Projects I’ve Worked On

  • GPU Virtualization and Performance Analysis of Machine Learning Algorithms through Nvidia GPU Docker
    2018
    Tech Stack: Nvidia GPU Docker, Machine Learning

  • Distributed Farmer’s Market using Blockchain and Ehereum
    2017
    Tech Stack: Blockchain, Ethereum, Metamask

  • Hostel ‘Complaint’ and ‘Lost & Found’ Online Portal
    2016
    Tech Stack: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, PHP, AJAX

  • Obstacle Avoiding Robot “Emo”‚Äč
    Tech Stack:
    Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Ultrasonic Sensors