About Me


Hello! I’m Shahid Iqbal :)

I’m a freelance Azure consultant and Microsoft MVP specialising in helping companies to migrate to and make best use of the Cloud, Azure in particular.

I have a diverse background with over a decade of experience as a lead developer/architect and over 6yrs experience in Cloud architecture and DevOps I have the ability to assist you with not only your application architecture but also your infrastructure and devops processes.

My expertise includes Containers/Docker and Kubernetes, a subject that I speak about frequently (see my speaking page for more details). I’m based in the UK but am free to work globally if the project requires it (subject to relevant visa)

Testimonials

  • “Shahid has a wealth of knowledge spanning the .NET stack and specifically optimal use of Azure cloud services. This is backed up with years of practical experience. We asked Shahid to do a health check of our stack. He sat with our developers to fully understand our technology, our domain and our forecasted capacity requirements. He was then able to make recommendations tailored and prioritised to our specific need” - Chief Research Officer

  • ”…He has a great in depth understanding of existing technologies and their benefits / usages and amazingly manages to keep up to date with all the latest enhancements being released by Microsoft. He did a great job of identifying how we could leverage the latest technologies whilst not getting distracted by the latest shiny enhancement (unless it was genuinely beneficial) Shahid always showed tremendous commitment, dedication and pragmatism in terms of getting things done and always ensuring our clients got the service level they required. He was a hugely valued team member and was a critical player in our application architecture and team transformation.” - Chief Product Officer



If you’d like to find out more about how I may be able to help you feel free to get in touch with via Twitter, LinkedIn or Email.

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