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Open Source Tools
Subversion, CVS, Ant, Jmeter, Bugzilla Webmin, Webalizer, MRTG, Squid, Htdig, Tripwire Trac, Drupal, Mediawiki, Joomla Spamassasin, Sendmail
Systems Architecture
Linux, Apache, Mysql, PHP (LAMP) Eucalyptus, VMWare, Xen, VirtualBox, Solaris zones FTP, NFS, DNS, DHCP, LDAP, Samba, IPtables, Sendmail Solaris, HP-UX, AIX
Systems Integration
Cloud Computing Data Center Integration Virtualization & Consolidation UNIX to Linux migrations Technology Transformations

Work experience

Feb 2011Present

Senior Enterprise Architect

Dimension Data
  • Cloud computing roadmap
  • Datacenter Architecture
Apr 2005Feb 2011

Senior Technical Architect

Infosys Technologies
  • Founder, Solution architect of the Open Source Center of Excellence
  • Accountable for all Unix to Linux migration projects' deliveries, pre-sales, solution branding within and outside Infosys
  • Develop solutions, collaterals, POVs for Unix/Linux based technologies
  • Develop inhouse tools, carry out proof of concept
Oct 2003Mar 2005

Technical Specialist

RMSI
  • Systems Management lead for supporting business critical online application for media publishing UK company
  • Hosting performance optimization for Universal Music websites - webservers received an average of 2 million hits daily
  • Servers analytics to forecast server replacements, refresh
Feb 2003Sep 2003

Senior Linux Engineer

PVM Technologies
  • Engineered Windows-to-Linux migration of company’s network from planning to implementation
  • Successfully executed VSS to CVS migration
  • Responsible for managing the Linux infrastructure
Apr 1997Jan 2003

Manager Operations

HimLine Projects
  • Founding member of this e-commerce start-up company with complete responsibility for managing the Indian development center of the company
  • Started working on Linux with the legacy Redhat version 4.0 onwards
  • Hands-on server administration experience - entire infrastructure ran Linux and open source software

Education

Sep 1993Mar 1997

Bachelor of Engineering

BVM College of Engineering
  • Completed 4 years course in 3 ½; years by following the fast track course structure
  • Batch topper in one of the critical semesters
  • University Soccer Champion

Certifications

2007Present

PMElite

Infosys
2007Present

PMP Workshop

Sabcons
2005Present

RHCE

New Horizons
2004Present

Oracle Architecture

Oracle
2009Present

Open Systems Architecture

Infosys
2009Present

ESTEEM

Infosys
2010Present

TOGAF

Infosys

Clients Worked For

Employers

My Inspirations

Work Experience (Last 6 Years)

Open-source Center of Excellence

Role:    Founding Architect and Delivery Manager for Linux and Open-Source Migration Solutions for Infosys

Key Contributions & Accomplishments

  • Work with executive management and principal architects to develop the Linux migration practice
  • Architect the Open Source Lab involving VMware, Xen, Linux, Squid, Mysql, Oracle, Apache and other OSS components
  • Develop migration toolkits and framework for seamless migration experience
  • Carry out proof of concept, develop new solutions - virtualization, cloud computing, Application migrations
  • Responsible for successful execution of Linux migration projects and harnessing relationships with other units
  • Responsible for working with the sales team for pre-sales work and to impart visibility to the solution
  • First one to integrate Active Directory authentication for Linux desktops within the organization
  • Analyze and create Point Of View (POVs) for various Unix Solutions - UNIX comparative analysis, LAMP vs WIMA

Symcor, Canada

Role: Cloud Consultant

Brief: Develop strategy for Open Source Cloud Computing Infrastructure

Key Contributions & Accomplishments

  • Develop recommendations for the future state infrastructure requirements
  • Proof of concept with KVM, Xen, VMware, Eucalyptus, RHEV

PepsiCo, USA

Role:  Enterprise  Architect

Brief:    Linux Migration and Virtualization

Key Contributions & Accomplishments

  • Re-engineered Warehouse application to VMware based Linux and windows platform
  • Linux migration effort was part of the business initiative to ensure scalability of platform and application for year 2015
  • Application assessment to identify compatibility gaps with future state - OS, Shell, Drivers, Sockets, Services, Interfaces

Bank of America, USA

Role:    Migration Architect

Brief:    Websphere, Java, AIX, Linux, Asp.Net

Key Contributions & Accomplishments

  • Lead and architect application migration for the most complex suite of B2B applications
  • Define migration and test strategy and the deliverables framework
  • Resolve migration issues in blackbox application environment (vendor applications) by analyzing processes, sub-processes, files opened

American Express, USARole:                Mergers and Acquisition ConsultantBrief:                Data centre integration project with GE's card division Key Contributions & Accomplishments:

  • Defined integration plan for the applications, data, processes and infrastructure for the merged data center
  • Application landscape included J2EE, VB, MQ, Database, ETL, Oracle, Mainframe

British Telecom, UK

Role:    Technical Architect

Brief:    VMware based virtualization of Linux and Windows servers

Key Contributions & Accomplishments

  • Architect the solution to virtualize the data centre of 5000+ servers to Suse Linux and Windows based virtual platforms. Define physical & virtual servers for varying load requirements.
  • Key challenges of the project involved coming up with an optimal number of virtual instances, scalability of design, leveraging organizational experience as there weren't many existing credentials in this space

Northwestern Mutual, USA

Role:    Senior Project Manager and Solution Lead

Brief:    Business Continuity Planning, HP-UX Itanium, Autosys, MQ, failover clusters

Key Contributions & Accomplishments

  • Migration of business critical and tier-1 applications to BCP capable (resilient) environment
  • PA-RISC to Itanium migration - shell scripts, special drivers requirements
  • Guide diagnose for kernel core dumps

Universal Music, UK

Role:    Webmaster and Client Engagement Lead

Platform:          Apache, MySQL, PHP, Perl on Linux & IIS ASP, ASP.NET platform on Windows 2003 servers on high end Intel xeon processors

Key Contributions & Accomplishments

  • Successfully optimised Apache to deliver maximum hits. Key challenge was to support high number of hits (average 2 millions hits daily) on web, ftp and database servers. Responsible for performance, security, backup and uptime of the servers.
  • Implemented CMS for server management. Resulted in reduction of effort by 75%

Prior Work Experience (PVM Technologies)

Franconnect

Role:    Systems Support for Application and company's Infrastructure Management

Platform:          Apache, Tomcat, MySQL, Java on Linux servers

Key Contributions & Accomplishments

  • Responsible for application availability, systems optimization, performance analysis & monitoring of systems
  • Provided systems support on application maintenance & facilitated deployment processes
  • Procurement and Vendor relationships

Objective

Position myself as a value adding Technologist in the Linux, Virtualization and Cloud Computing space

Interest

Recognitions

  • OneInfy Excellence Award (Infosys) - awarded for successfully engaging multiple units for customer delight
  • Client Engagement (RMSI) - awarded for effective stakeholder management
  • Grace Under Pressure (RMSI) - awarded for successful execution of projects with aggressive timelines

Core Competencies

  • Linux and Open-Source
  • Virtualization & Consolidation
  • Cloud Computing
  • Data centre Integration
  • Program Management

Prior Work Experience (HimLine Projects)

Online Hotel Management System

Role:    Project Management and Sysadmin

Platform:          Apache, Tomcat, PostgresSQL, Java and Linux

Key Contributions & Accomplishments

  • Developed the business requirements for the software. Worked with city hotel owners, managers & travel consultants in the city. Prepared specifications & design based on their inputs. Integrated Credit card payment module with Verisign Inc for which I was assigned the sole responsibility as it was a confidential module.
  • Maintained project deadlines and milestones and reported status to company directors.
  • Assigned work to the teams and resolved technical issues and opinion
  • Prepared marketing literature, led marketing teams to presentations and actual sales
  • Provided systems perspective on application maintenance, facilitated deployment and synchronised development, staging and live environments
  • Completely responsible for optimization, security and uptime of servers
  • Custom kernel compilations, custom apache compilations
  • Used VMware for desktop virtualization

Sujanians.org & Godlymatch.com

Role:    Team Lead & Client Interface

Platform:          Linux, Apache, PHP & MySQL

Key Contributions & Accomplishments

  • Negotiated the project requirements and costs. The design flexibility helped complete 2 similar projects with minor alterations.
  • Selected to lead the project through the complete life cycle of the project including working with the client for developing specifications, scope, presenting the proposed design, development of the project. Achieved this within deadline with a small team
  • Coding in PHP

Other Responsibilities

  • Was the fund-raiser for a localized online shopping mall based project shimlacity.com
  • Organized the inauguration of software system by Tourism Secretary, Govt. of HP. Organized the press conference on launch of the online reservation system
  • Worked closely with auditors while managing company accounts, company shares and balance sheet, contracts and various registrations

Prior Work Experience (RMSI)

Northcliffe Electronic Publishing, UK

Role:    Systems Support & Oracle DBA

Platform:          Iplanet, ServletExec, Oracle, Java on high availability Sun Solaris clusters

Key Contributions & Accomplishments

  • Responsible for platform stability, optimization, security & data integrity. Cracked the problem of abruptly high CPU usage.  Fixed i-node exhausted issue
  • Develop in-house programs for network availability and for generating system stats for capacity planning
  • Handled all client interactions related to platform stability and improvement.
  • Provided system support to application maintenance team & improved deployment processes. Mirrored development, staging and live platforms

Other Skills

Middleware (Advanced)

5-6 Years Experience, (Last Used 1-2 years ago)

  • Websphere, Apache, Tomcat, Iplanet, ServletExec, Jboss, TIBCO

Databases (Intermediate)5-6 Years Experience, (Last Used 1-2 years ago)

  • Oracle, MySQL, PostgresSQL, DB2

Languages (Intermediate) 3-4 Years Experience, (Last Used 3-4 years ago)

  • PHP, Shell Scripting, Perl, HTML, JAVA, C

Productivity and Other Software (Advanced) 3-4 Years Experience, (Currently in use)

  • Google apps
  • Microsoft Project, Sharepoint
  • Autonomy, Rational Clear Quest, Rational Robot

Summary

  • Nearly 15 years of experience including - Linux/UNIX Solutions, Virtualization, Cloud Computing, Data centre Transformations, LAMP and Open Source
  • Worked in multiple roles - Enterprise Architect, Consultant, Pre-sales, Program Manager  with global clients including fortune 500 companies

Prior Work Experience (Infosys Technologies)

Merryl Lynch, USA

Role:    Infrastructure Consultant

Brief:    Testing environment readiness evaluation and roadmap for virtualization

Key Contributions & Accomplishments

  • Define approach and roadmap for virtualization of the QA environment
  • A very aggressive schedule for infrastructure assessment successfully adhered to. Required deep commitment to timely completion

United Airlines, USA

Role:    Senior Project Manager

Brief:    Java, VC++, VB applications compatibility on locked down Windows XP, XPe (thin clients)

Key Contributions & Accomplishments

  • Bottomline responsibility for delivery and client relationship
  • Define migration strategy, migration guide development
  • Solution unique technical challenges posed by thin client computing environment
  • The role involved managing stakeholder expectations across multiple units within Infosys and the account was awarded OneInfy excellence award for collaborative execution across the involved units
  • Responsible for tracking revenue projections and receivable collection across all Infosys programs

Kraft Foods, USA

Role:    Migration Consultant

Brief:    Data centre migration involving multiple flavors of Unix (AIX, HP-UX, Linux)

Key Contributions & Accomplishments

  • Define migration approach for enterprise data centre migration from legacy unix version to the latest version (or last but one version)
  • Coordination with the enterprise architecture team to determine migration options and facilitate go/no-go decisions for enterprise applications