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Cloud Operations Engineer Resume

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Phoenix, AZ


  • Carry 7+ years of IT experience and gained expertise as DevOps Engineer experienced in Automating, Developing, Configuring and deploying instances on AWS, Azure and Rackspace cloud environments and Data centers, Automation and Unix administration and transformed traditional environments to virtualized environments with, AWS - EC2, EBS, ELB, S3, Kinesis, Redshift, Matillion, Load Balancing, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Dockers, Vagrant, OpenStack - Nova, Neutron, Swift, Cinder, Glance, Horizon, savvis and VMware.
  • Developed sub versioning system deployed in private cloud using OpenStack services
  • Implemented automated local user provisioning instances created in Open stack cloud through Chef recipes and Integrated KVM hypervisor with Open stack
  • Familiar with Open stack concepts of user facing availability zones and administrator facing host aggregates
  • Experienced in Amazon EC2 setting up instances, virtual private cloud (VPCs), and security groups.
  • Setting up databases in AWS using RDS, storage using S3 bucket and configuring instance backups to S3 bucket
  • Experience developing secure, reliable, scalable, python applications on teh AWS cloud
  • Maintaining teh security groups in EC2, EC2 VPC and controlling teh inbound and outbound traffic that are allowed to reach teh instances
  • Knowledge about loading and streaming of data applications using AWS Kinesis
  • Performed operations on mirror imaging, auto scaling and monitoring teh actions of users in their respective groups
  • Delivering I/O queries across teh nodes using Redshift with custom JDBC/ODBC drivers and loading teh data with cluster size and integrating with S3, Kinesis.
  • Knowledge about Dockers that provide automation and deployment of applications inside software containers by providing additional layer of abstraction and automation of operating system level virtualization on Linux.
  • Experience in steam line configuration for maintaining servers and related infrastructure with Chef Configuration management tool.
  • Performed operations Puppet to describe system configuration and their state.
  • Experience in deploying and managing systems through Ansible.
  • Knowledge about Jenkins known as continuous integration tool often referred as deployment tool enables deploying scripts to launch virtual machines through VMware, Vagrant, Dockers
  • Knowledge about teh Savvis enterprise cloud computing service that enables us in managing teh servers through web portal interface.
  • Knowledge about Microsoft Azure in creating cloud environment and managing teh application and servers across Microsoft managed global datacenters.
  • Professional experience of 4+ years in virtualization technologies like VMWARE, VDI and 6+ yrs on windows and Unix (mainly Linux) and 5+ yrs on storage technologies.
  • Experience in interchanging teh data format using JSON
  • Proficiency in installing and configuring VMware VSphere 5.x/ 4.x / ESXi 3.5 and VMware VCenter 4/3.5, vMotion, Storage vMotion, HA, DRS, FT, Host Profiles, SRM 5.0/4.0, VApps, VMware VCenter Converter, VMware systems monitoring tools and APIs.
  • Experience in working with Linux / Unix Servers, Used them as Build Boxes, Using of Commands,
  • Writing shell scripts, Deployments to those on daily basis, also to WebLogic, Apache Tomcat Instances.
  • Conversions of physical machines to Virtual machines formats with VMware Converter
  • Expertise in VMware view applications in delivering virtual desktops that run in teh data center to teh end users
  • Experience in configuring customized alarms in Vcenter server for data store usage, host CPU and Memory usage
  • Managing teh VMware Automation center to accelerate teh delivery and ongoing management with personalized business infrastructure and customer services
  • Experienced in running Vcenter Orchestrator to create workflows and recover teh data from disaster and migrate virtual machines and resources.
  • Supported Virtual environments of enterprise customers running mission critical applications and served as technical contact for architectural decision-making, daily operations and support
  • Provided systems administration support to physical Windows and Unix environments for various web, application and database
  • Understand traditional, converged and hyper-converged infrastructures and can make architectural recommendations based on end user and business requirements.
  • Expertise in design and Implementation of Windows, VMWARE environments on Cisco UCS, HP Blade Servers, Dell Power Edge series.
  • Installation and configuration of Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, 2000 server, Professional, Windows 2003/ 2008 Servers, MS Exchange 2003/2007 and Microsoft SharePoint 2007
  • Well versed with Storage technologies, All Flash and Hybrid storage arrays of multiple vendors - EMC, HP, and IBM configured, and integrated virtual and physical environments for high performance and availability.
  • Participated in capacity planning, and forecasted trending reports for procuring servers, network and storage.
  • Implemented disaster recovery solutions of physical and virtual environments using various local and remote replication methodologies - like VMWARE SRM, SAN Based Replication like - EMC Recover Point, SRDF and HP Remote Copy.
  • Strong knowledge and working experience on Citrix Xen Desktop, VWMARE VDI environment supporting 5000+ user environments.
  • Performed data center migrations, OS version upgrade projects on Windows, Unix, VMWARE, storage platform refresh projects, POC’s
  • Experience in Active Directory such as Domain Controllers, editing Domain users and Groups, Organizational Units, and Forest Functional Level.
  • Highly experience in LAN/WAN networking architecture and TCP/IP protocol stack, wireless networks & Cloud computing concepts.
  • Strong working knowledge of installing and supporting DNS/DFS/DHCP/WINS environment.
  • Design and implementation of global monitoring solution using SCOM, HP SIM and Dell Open
  • Represent highly motivated team player, with great communication skillset.


Operating System: Windows 2003, 2008, 2012, sun Solaris 9/10, Red Hat Enterprise 4/5 and SUSE Linux 9/10.

VMware / Cloud Platform: AWS-EC2, S3, EBS, SQS, Cloud Watch, Elastic Load Balancer, Auto Scaling, Chef, Puppet, Dockers, Ansible, Jenkins, OpenStack- Nova, Neutron, Swift, Cylinder, Glance, Horizon, VMware Esxi 3.5/4.0/4.1/5.0/5.1/5.5, Vsphere6.0, VCenter Operations Manager, VMware Converter P2V, VMware Vcloud5, VMware View5.0, vRealize Automation Center, Vcenter Operations, Vcenter Orchestrator,, VSphere Vcenter server, vCloud suite, Vcloud director, update manager, VSphere Client, vCops, VMware Converter, HA, DRS.


Hardware: HP Servers(Rack-mountable hp server, Blade hp server, tower hp server), UCS servers(Cisco UCS B-series Blade server, Cisco UCS C-series rack servers), Dell Servers(Stand-alone server, Rack-mountable server, modular server), IBM Servers(scale-out power server, scale-out/Linux power server, Enterprise power server), EMC Storage(EMC XtremIO, EMC VMAX), HP Storage(Software-defined storage, Enterprise application storage), IBM Storage (IBM spectrum storage, Flash storage)

Scripting: Ruby, python, bash, Linux administration

Database: MySQL, DB2 & MS-Access

Programming languages: c, c++, java


Confidential, Phoenix, AZ

Cloud Operations Engineer


  • Design, develop, automate, deploy, scale and manage both private and public cloud environments.
  • Built private cloud using VMware vRealize suite technologies, and built self-service portals with automated OS deployment, network and storage allocation.
  • Expertise in managing AWS cloud resources EC2, S3, EBS, VPC, ELB, RDS, Elastic beanstalk, Cloud Watch and IAM.
  • Worked on creating a test OpenStack environment testing VMWARE integrated OpenStack support.
  • Partnered with systems, database, and middleware teams to create roadmap for enabling services in teh IT catalogue.
  • Supported applications running in private cloud developed using VMWARE and public cloud - AWS environments.
  • Automating teh systems, configuring teh servers and orchestrating teh deployments through Ansible
  • Experience in backup strategies, periodical audits, implementation of new features and delivering High Availability of applications to teh users.
  • Experience with security tightening processes and managing resources upon all teh cloud vendors.
  • Interact with business units, understand teh requirements and design teh solution in either private or public clouds based on teh application owner demands
  • Monitored cloud infrastructure resources, and created utilization, trending, chargeback and show back reports.
  • Providing automation and deployment of applications inside software containers by providing additional layer of abstraction and automation of operating system level virtualization on Linux using Dockers
  • Maintaining servers and related infrastructure with Chef Configuration management tool.
  • Experienced in implementing and supporting High Availability solutions like Database mirroring, Clustering, Log shipping and Replication.
  • Provided level 3 technical supports for mission critical applications cloud infrastructure, mostly dealing with availability and scalability issues.
  • Interchanging teh data format using JSON.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot on an advanced level, performance of SAN-backed VMware ESX infrastructure to determine proper allocation of resources to a multi-department user population with widely varying needs.
  • Creating, Adding, Deleting teh security groups and controlling teh traffic for EC2 instances
  • Setting up teh rules to each security groups that associated to instances
  • Created multi AZ VPC instances to enable high availability for applications.
  • Used IAM to create new accounts, roles and groups.
  • Configured S3 versioning and lifecycle policies to and backup files and archive files in Glacier.
  • Configured Elastic Load Balancers with EC2 Auto scaling groups.
  • Created monitors, alarms and notifications for EC2 hosts using Cloud Watch.
  • Work with different team members for automation of Release components.
  • Deployed various reports, different files to web logic, UNIX servers
  • Scripting in multiple languages on UNIX, LINUX and Windows - PowerShell, Shell script etc.

Environment: AWS - EC2, EBS, S3, Cloud Watch, Elastic Load Balancing, IAM, Chef, Dockers, VMWARE vSphere 5.5, vRealize Suite, OpenStack, RHEL 6.x, Windows Server 2008,2012, EMC Storage - VNX, XtremIO, Apache, python.

Confidential, woodland hills, CA

Open stack Cloud DevOps Engineer


  • Implemented multi-tier application provisioning in Openstack cloud, integrating it with Chef/Puppet
  • Implemented horizontal auto-scaling in Openstack cloud, integrating it with Chef
  • Installed and configured Essex, Folsom and Grizzly (multi-node architecture) versions of Openstack
  • Integrated Openstack (Grizzly) with OpenvSwitch to create Software-Defined-Networking tenant and service provider networks and routers
  • Implemented automated local user provisioning in instances created in Openstack cloud through Chef recipes
  • Integrated KVM hypervisor with Openstack
  • Created an open source configuration management and automation PoV by evaluating Chef and Puppet in a cloud environment
  • Monitoring through Nova, Swift, Glance, Horizon, Neutron and autanticating teh services through keystone
  • Implemented teh usage cost and data performance by using Ceilometer
  • Familiar with Openstack concepts of user facing availability zones and administrator facing host aggregates
  • Implemented Software-Defined-Storage by integrating Ceph and Gluster to Openstack cloud
  • Implemented horizontal auto-scaling use cases using Openstack components - Heat, Ceilometer
  • Deploying teh Openstack components on multimode with High availability environment
  • Configuring teh Openstack keystone, glance, cinder, swift
  • Integrated Openstack (Ice house) with Openstack to create software-Defined-Networking tenant and service provider network and routers.
  • Implemented automated local user provisioning in instances created in Openstack cloud
  • Design and implement internal Linux infrastructure project
  • Perform software installation, upgrades/patches, troubleshooting, and maintenance of Linux system
  • Configure and manage Ceph and Gluster as a Back End for Cinder.
  • Maintaining teh Security groups and setting up teh rules for instances that are associated to teh security groups
  • Deploying teh Open stack components on multi-node with High availability environment
  • Deployment of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 & 3.4 environments and supporting them.
  • Creating bridge networks for internal and external access.
  • Adding vSphere to nova compute nodes
  • Manage and troubleshoot teh Nova Compute and Controller Services.
  • Configuring storage and network to ESXi servers
  • Migrating virtual machine across teh hosts and data stores
  • Configuring vSphere clusters
  • Configuring schedule tasks and templates
  • Troubleshooting vSphere environment
  • Incident management, Change execution and problem management where teh main functions within IT Operation team.

ENVIRONMENT: Open stack- Nova, Neutron, Swift, Cinder, Glance, Horizon, Chef, Puppet, Red Hat Enterprise 4/5 and SUSE Linux 9/10, Python, Windows2008, 2012.

Confidential, Plano, TX

AWS Cloud Engineer


  • Design, develop, automate, deploy, scale and manage both private and public cloud environments.
  • Built private cloud using VMware vRealize suite technologies, and built self-service portals with automated OS deployment, network and storage allocation.
  • Expertise in managing AWS cloud resources EC2, S3, EBS, VPC, ELB, RDS, Elastic beanstalk, Cloud Watch and IAM.
  • Responsible for maintaining and supporting 1000+ servers with about 750+ users.
  • Installing and Maintaining Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 Servers.
  • Worked with all components of HP (Smart Start, Insight Manager, Diagnostics, and Network Configuration
  • Scheduled jobs for updating teh Firmware and ProLiant Support Pack (PSP) through scripting and Altiris Tool.
  • Teaming NIC's using HP Teaming software for redundancy during failures.
  • Used Altiris to Install teh Operating System and to run scripts to update patches on HP Servers.
  • Update patches on Servers Working Experience with Active Directory Components (AD Users and Computers, DNS, DHCP)
  • Fulfilled teh customer needs and requirements for cloud infrastructure using vCloud Automation Center.
  • Acted as administer and maintained teh scalable system infrastructure within Amazon Web Services EC2.
  • Performed teh Monitoring of production infrastructure and maintained a secure environment.
  • Developed and maintained installation and configuration procedures.
  • Applied OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities.
  • Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning.
  • Maintaining Print servers, Application servers and File Servers.
  • Experience in installing and configuring Microsoft Windows 2008 Servers from ILO management tool on Rack servers and blade servers.
  • Work with storage team to create LUNs/NFS and Map it to VMware vSphere ESX (i) hosts.
  • Experience in installing and configuring vSphere 4.1/5.1 on HP blade servers.
  • Experience in migrating VMware vSphere hosts from ESX 3.5 U2 to 4.0 and vSphere 4.1 to ESX (i) 5.0.
  • Experience in configuring VMware standard switch & distributed Vswitch.
  • Experience in configuring VMware virtual machine port groups, console ports groups, VMKernal port groupsAnd VLANS.
  • Experience in installing and configuring VMware Virtual Center servers and VMware vCenter Appliance.
  • Managed VMware ESX (i) hosts using vSphere client and Web client.
  • Played a vital role in Creating Virtual Machines, Cloning virtual machines, converting P2V (used standard
  • Create thin provisioned VMs to suite client application requirements and expanding Hard Disk sizes as Requested by clients.

ENVIRONMENT: AWS - EC2, EBS, S3, Cloud Watch, Elastic Load Balancing, IAM, Windows 2003,2008, 2012, Red Hat Enterprise 4/5, sun solaris9/10, VMware ESXI 3.5/4.0/4.1/5.0/5.1/5.5/6.0, Vsphere6.0, Vcenter, VMware Converter, View, Orchestrator, Automation center, Vsphere client, Vcops, HA, DRS, Vcloud director, Vcloud Suite.

Confidential, Phoenix, AZ

VMware/Linux Administrator


  • Designed and configured ESXi 4.x infrastructure environment for huge Data Center migration.
  • Physical to virtual (VMware) Migrations for over 180 servers using VMware Converter Standalone.
  • Managed and maintained virtual computing environment based on VMware and administered virtual windows and Linux operation systems.
  • Create templates and deploying Virtual Machines through templates, cloning Virtual Machines and managing Virtual Center permissions.
  • Creating and Managing VMware cluster with HA and DRS.
  • Creating and managing resource pools for Virtual Machines.
  • Perform Life Cycle Management for ESXi hosts. Worked on capacity planning and management of Virtual machines in VMware environment.
  • Managing and maintaining Linux running servers in same environment.
  • Responsible for troubleshooting teh issues on teh servers and provide a solution in a timely fashion.
  • Install / Configure VIO servers as well as configuring virtual Ethernet shared Ethernet (SEA), virtual SCSI and NPIV on IBM Power 6 and 7 systems.
  • Administration of Red Hat Linux DNS, Web Server.
  • Building software packages on Red Hat Linux (RPM)
  • Installed, upgraded and configured SUN Solaris 9/10 on Sun Servers.
  • Troubleshooting issues related to NFS, SSH, NIS, DNS, FTP, VMWARE, NETBACKUP, VERITAS (VCS), ZONES, LVM, RAID, File System, Permissions, Performance Monitoring, IP Bonding, Multipathing, NAS, SAN, Storage, V-Center, Opsware, Power Broker, etc.
  • Rectifying hardware failure and coordinating with vendors like Symantec, Oracle, Dell, and HP to get them repaired.
  • Involve multiple teams sometime for providing a quick resolution to a high priority ticket.
  • OS Rebuild and automate teh processes.

ENVIRONMENT: Windows2003, 2008, 2012, Red Hat Enterprise 4/5, sun solaris9/10, VMware ESXI 3.5/4.0/4.1/5.0/5.1/5.5/6.0, HA, DRS, Virtual ISCSI, NETAPP, IBM power systems, NFS, DNS, RAID


VMware Administrator


  • Installing, Configuring and Managing VMware ESXi 4.5/5.0Server and Windows 2008/2012 servers
  • Installing vCenter Server, vSphere Client and Web Client for operations and management.
  • Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks, Storage, Memory and processers for teh Virtual Machines.
  • Creating and Managing Virtual Machines using templates and images, and building production ready VM’s
  • Monitoring and managing performance of vSphere ESXi servers and Virtual Machines.
  • Experience in adding NFS storage and iSCSI storage to vSphere hosts.
  • Implemented Virtual Machine cold clone and hot clone procedure while cloning teh VM’s.
  • Implemented Virtual Machine cold migration and hot migration procedures.
  • Configured Resource pools and Shares in VMware Environment for Prod, test and dev environments.
  • Experience in configuring customized alarms in vCenter server for data store usage, host CPU and Memory usage.
  • Implemented storage vMotion to migrate VM’s from HP EVA to EMC VMAX, VNX storage.
  • Maintain and administer all virtual backup’s with EMC Avamar/DataDomain Backup and Recovery
  • Technology.
  • Create and manage maintenance process procedures for VMware version updates patches on all ESXi Hosts. Ensuring seamless failover and testing during maintenance tasks.
  • Report on VM improvements, and make recommendations for teh upgrades, which includes VM virtual hardware versions, and VMware Tools with less business impact.
  • Develop and implement processes to streamline management and VM builds within our ESXi environment.
  • Integrated EMC storage array VNX, VMAX with vCenter server using VSI plugins, and enabled VAAI and VASA.
  • Participate in strategic planning and guidance of ESXi environment, which includes various sites, and DR solutions including SRM and VSphere replication.
  • Develop and maintain proper documentation for procedures, processes, and design builds in regards to teh virtual infrastructure.
  • Management, monitoring and troubleshooting of physical server environment using Dell Open Manager,
  • Firmware and Bios updates and working with respective hardware vendors for ordering troubleshooting.
  • Enabled monitoring and alerting of virtual environment with teh utilization of Solarwinds VM Monitor, vCOPS and various other monitoring tools.
  • Provide on-call support for server infrastructure or application failures resulting in teh need to engage on-call IT personnel.

ENVIRONMENT: Windows2003, 2008, 2012, VMware ESXI 3.5/4.0/4.1/5.0/5.1/5.5/6.0, HA, DRS, NETAPP, EMC, VNX, VMAX, Virtual ISCSI, VM Monitor, Vcenter, Vsphere.

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