Solution Architect

My name is Bulama Yusuf. I have more than 5 years experience as a solution architect. Another way to put it is: I am a tech professional that actually understands business.

I’ve helped businesses transform by critically examining their needs and designing viable technical solutions that meet those needs.

I design and implement cloud solutions on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and AWS. If you are interested in engaging a solution architect then please get in touch.




Intellectual Apps UK Ltd. Cloud Solution Architect

Most Recent Projects

BAMOct. 2022 – Jan. 2023

App for SMEs to notify staff of customer payments gotten on a central device via SMS..

  • Architected the backend for very high throughput using a microservices and messaging which cut owner to staff communication from an average of 12 seconds to 1 second.
  • Carried out a range of roles including backend development with SpringBoot & Docker, Android app dev., Flutter app dev., modelled the database and implemented with MySQL. 

MySQL, SpringBoot, RabbitMQ, Docker, Java,Android, Flutter,RESTful APIs.

TB STARRFeb. 2020 – Sep. 2022

A platform for Tuberculosis screening, testing, analysis, and reporting.

  • Made communication fluid across technical & non-technical teams by conducting 3 stakeholder workshops in order to document needs and map them to technology.
  • Modernised the architecture into microservices on AWS which improved performance by 45%.

Agile, Project Mgt., AWS, Microservices, Docker, Android, iOS, NodeJS, MongoDB, JavaEE, Linux.

ZakatifyDec. 2018 – Feb. 2021

An innovative charitable-donations app with users in 39 countries.

  • Led the development of Zakatify with more than £51,000 in charitable donations by influencing business decisions and coordinating communication between Zakatify’s leadership & it’s key technical partners (PayPal & PayPal Giving Fund).

Agile Product Management, Communication, GCP, API, Docker, MySQL, Payments, Data Modelling.

The Carbon AlmanacOct. 2021 – Jul. 2022

An almanac about facts about our climate and the threats ahead.

  • Led a team of 4 people to build the core web infrastructure. Liaised with a community of 300 people across 90 countries to document requirements for different sub-projects.

Communication, Project Management, Linux Scripting, Web Server Management, Javascript.

What it’s like working with Bulama

Emily talking about her recent experience working with Bulama in his role as a solution architect on TB STARR.



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