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Esteban Arias

  • Morrisville 1004 Jewel stone Ln 27560, North Carolina Area, US
  • 9845008024

Cloud Architect / Software Engineer


Software Engineer with over 20 years of experience in IT, with background in areas like Networking, Storage, Compute, Virtualization, Hardware, Software development and Big Data. Passionate about new technologies and challenges always looking to reinvent myself and contribute back to my organization, natural problem solver with deep debugging skills and architectural thinking capabilities, very analytical and always with a positive attitude

Work experience

Nov 2012Present


Advanced Cloud Solutions and Insights as a service Cloud Software Engineer

Software engineer for Advanced Cloud solutions and Insigths as a service, leveraging latest technology to build environments for customers, focus on networking, storage, servers and integration of Cloud technologies, big data tools  and products such as VMware, IBM Cloud Softlayer, VSAN, Vmware NSX, VMware HCX,  IBM ICO, Openstack in general and Urban Code deploy, AWS, Blue Box, Azzure using hybrid cloud models working as a Full Stack engineer. Developing solutions for Watson Data platform with Cognitive capabilities

Part of the Open Source project Swift in Openstack with experience in developing focused on Python, having participated in the community with 3 Openstack summit conferences and 3 releases contributions of code.

Infrastructure architect for Edge and GPU related projects with experience in Virtual desktops, Containers and HPC computing platforms like IBM ICP, Vmware VDI and Anaconda. 

May 2015Present

University of California, Berkeley

Big Data and Deep Learning instructor 

Instructor for Big Data technologies with focus into cloud computing,OpenStack, big storage and large distributed file systems, Hadoop and MapReduce, Scala, R, Apache Spark, Apache Storm and Spark D-Streams, CloudSoft Brooklyn, OpenStack Heat, and Amazon CloudFormation, developing applications and delivering classes for students.

Also instructor for Deep Learning fundamentals, including artificial neurons, activation functions, loss functions, etc. Handle and setup or GPU related labs and hardware for students all hosted in Softlayer.

Assistant instructor for advanced Deep learning topics datasets for  image classification, and RNN, Spark related time stream and batch processing

Feb 2012Nov 2012

PC Central de Servicios (Costa Rica)Implementation

Cloud solutions architect for VMware

Working with US based customers on building virtualization solutions.

Implementation and design engineer for virtualization project with products like VMware, Hyper-V and Oracle VM

Software configuration specialist for Windows platforms including DNS, DHCP, VPN and AD for Windows 2008 and 2012

Architect for desktop virtualization projects with VMware View platforms

Software configuration specialist for Linux systems, including Debian, Ubuntu, Red Hat enterprise and Centos, focused on  Firewall's, VPN,  backup systems and general administrative tasks

Networking architect for proprietary solutions in SAN based environments with equipment Dell and HP, responsible for the design and implementation

DBA for SQL based databases, particularly to backup routines and disaster recovery, SQL versions 2003 and 2008

May 2006Feb 2012

Hewllet Packard Costa Rica

Software Engineer for HP Data Protector on virtual environments

Certified specialist engineer for HP Data Protector backup platform

Backup and restore of mission critical databases, including Oracle, SQL DB2 and Exchange

Backup and restore of Filesystems, including Linux based platforms and Windows base platforms

Design and execution of Disaster recovery plans, including implementation onsite with customers

Virtualized environments backup specialist focused in VMware technologies

Tape library and File based backups specialist with broad range of products scope for support

Developer for script based backup routines, including shell script, perl and SQL 


Jan 2007Mar 2010

Systems Engineering

Universidad Internacional de las Americas Costa Rica


Jun 2009Oct 2010

Oracle DBA

New Horizons Costa Rica

Junior DBA program

Jul 2008Sep 2008

HP Data Protector Linux certified professional


Backup certified professional

May 2007Jul 2007

HP Data Protector Windows certified professional


Backup certified professional

Jan 2014Mar 2015

Vmware VCP


VMware Data Center Virtualization certification

Mar 2012Apr 2013

Cisco Network Associate CCNA

New Horizons Costa Rica CISCO Academy

Networking certification



Infrastructure as code Cloud


Cloud Security

Softlayer Full Stack

IaaS, SaaS, DBaaS, general cloud infrastructure


Amazon Web Services

Brooklyn / Saltstack

Orchestration devops







Storage Netapp

Storage offerings Softlayer



VMware products

Administrator / architect, including NSX, VSAN, Vrealize









Citrix Netscaler

Softlayer HA

Vyatta Brocade

Routers in general

.NET framework



DBA, Backups


General development