Result oriented technology professional with extensive experience focused on Cloud Computing and Networking Products and Services coupled with excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, proven track record of managing and building smart teams for high quality software delivery, worked with both offshore and globally distributed teams.

Core Competencies:

  • Network Systems Planning          
  • Enterprise Infrastructure Architecture
  • Network Budgets & Expenditures
  • Team Development
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Cross-functional Team Management
  • Cloud Computing
  • Project Management
  • Infrastructure Achitecture

Work History

Work History
Dec 2011 - Present

Cloud Infrastructure Deployment & Systems Operation Lead

Calsoft Labs India Private Ltd.
    • Deploying OpenStack computing clouds for our customers
    • Delivery focused architectural, development and deployment approach using agile practices and the implementation of processes, methodologies and techniques configured for the specific project.
        • The ability to Integrate and Implement supporting technologies with OpenStack.
            • Good Understanding and experience on OpenStack projects "Nova – Compute Service, Glance – Image Service, Keystone – Identity Service, Quantum/Neutron - Networking, Cinder – Block Storage, Horizon – Dashboard, Swift – Object Storage Service, Telemetry, Heat - Orchestration".
            • LXC, Docker containers in NOVA
                • Experience with Layer 2, Layer 3 and/or Layer 4 network protocols and technologies.
                    • Implementation of monitoring of services using tools such as Nagios, Xenoss, Cacti, etc.
                        • Ability to rapidly learn OpenStack projects.
                          Sep 2009 - Dec 2011

                          Assistant Manager - Networks

                          Calsoft Labs
                          • Project managed the implementation of IT infrastructure for creating ODC's.
                          • Introduced standards relating to IT procedures leading to improved network efficiency.
                          • Planned, designed and implemented availability and disaster recovery strategies
                          • Advised procurement and line managers throughout negotiations. Contributed to the development of SLAs, scorecards and benchmarks.
                          • Provided oversight, feedback and developed key vendor relationships.
                          Sep 2007 - Aug 2009

                          Senior Network Administrator - Team Lead

                          Calsoft Software Company Pvt Ltd
                          • Administrating 3 Off-shore Development Centers, nearly 600 nodes, servers across the locations.
                          • Management and configuration of all network and server operating systems and hardware Including firewalls, routers, switches, and also Linux and Windows web/application/database servers & management systems.
                          • Designed and implemented new helpdesk call logging system and procedures
                          • Perform Network Audits and maintain technical documentation
                          • Managed Blackberry deployment and associated training to management team
                          • Supervised 6 Network Engineers and helped provide training and technical support.
                          Sep 2004 - Aug 2007

                          Network Engineer

                          California Software
                          •  Perform the tasks of analyzing, evaluating and testing software and hardware problems
                          •  Responsible for maintaining files as required by the vendor of custom design application
                          •  Perform the tasks of installation, planning and securing network programs
                          •  Handle responsibilities of developing and maintaining systems configuration
                          •  Responsible for preparing progress reports regarding support activities
                          •  Perform troubleshooting, supporting and configuration of microcomputer hardware and software systems
                          •  Handle the tasks of installing hardware and software application on a myriad of computer devices
                          Apr 2000 - Jul 2004

                          System Administrator

                          Apex e-Data Services, India

                          Apex is a IT enabled industry, 24/7/365 network support. Setting up the servers according to the project requirements.

                          •  Installing & Configuring Red Hat Linux, Windows NT server/Workstation
                          • Coordination/Implementation of hardware and software installations and upgrades
                          • Configuring NFS, Samba, Send mail, NTP, NIS in Linux.
                          • Back up using DLT, DLT1 and LTO devices for data security
                          • Configured Proxy server using Win proxy 4.0
                          • Configured RAID5 level in the servers
                          • Printer Server Configuration and maintenance
                          • Installed and configures Norton Antivirus for virus protection and regularly updating with latest Virus definitions.
                          • Hands on Experience in MS-Exchange 2003/2007/2010
                          • Hardware maintenance
                            • Assisting in router configuration & networking troubleshooting.
                          • On call 24/7




                          Technology Experience

                          Operating Systems

                          • All Microsoft Client/Server based OS up to 2003 Server, FreeBSD, Linux (Debian, Red Hat, Fedora, Centos, and Ubuntu),Sun Solaris 5.9, MS-Dos, Novell Netware 4.0, MacOS versions. 

                          Office Packages 

                          •  MS-office, MS-Visio, MS-Project 

                          Programming Languages 

                          • COBOL, Power builder, VB 4.0, FoxPro, SQL,Bash, Python 


                          • MS SQL, MS Access, Oracle 10g, 9.x, 8.x / 7.x 

                          SCM Tools

                          • Clear case, Git (Gerrit), Perforce (multi-site), SVN, CVS, Jenkins/ Hudson

                          Networking, daemons and utilities

                          • Windows Server, Cisco IOS, Exchange 2000 / 2003 / 2007, SQL Server, ITIL, OpenSwan VPN, Cisco VPN and other VPN client/server technologies 
                          • Package and configuration management using rpm, yum, dpkg, aptitude, yast, zypper, emerge, cfengine, puppet and chef. 
                          •  File Sharing on Linux/Windows hosts with SMB/CIFS via Linux/Windows servers - Utilizing ZFS and NFS3/4, iSCSI initiator/targets setups on Linux hosts 
                          •  FTP, SSH, SCP Protocols (vsftpd, proftpd, openssh, rsync, netcat) 
                          •  SMTP daemons (Postfix, Barracuda hardware, some Sendmail, Qmail)
                          •  POP/IMAP daemons (UW-IMAP, Dovecot) 
                          •  Network security/monitoring tools (iptables firewall, tcpdump, Nagios/Uptime/OpenNMS monitoring, nessus vulnerability scanning, nmap host discovery, Ossec HIDS, denyhosts) 
                          •  ISC's DHCP/BIND DNS & dnsmasq 
                          •  Web Servers software - Apache1.3-2.x, Tomcat 5/6, some Lighttpd 1.4/1.5 and Cherokee v .99+ server setup and administration 
                          • Experience using cloud providers & API's for Amazon(AWS) with Rightscale, Rackspace Cloud/Cloud Files, Linode, Slicehost, CloudSigma(EU) and IBM Cloud environments.

                          Hardware & software

                          • Setup and Configuration of storage systems (NAS/SAN) utilizing RAID 0,1,5 and 10 on hardware/software platforms, & configuration/maintenance of connected Linux hosts. Experienced in DELL - PowerEdge servers/ PowerVault, SUN StorageTek Servers, SUN-NAS, Cisco Managed Switch, DSL/Cable Modem, Fort iGATE, Juniper Firewall, Nortel Contivity VPN 1750, Dell Tape Drive, Fiber Optic Cabling. 

                          Virtualization Platforms and Cloud Infrastructure

                          • VMware, vSphere/vCenter/ESXi, REST