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Openstack Engineer Resume

Appleton, WI


  • IT Professional with 9 years of experience as a System Administrator and OpenStack Engineer with a focus on OpenStack, AWS, VMware, UNIX, Linux and Windows systems.
  • Excellent hands on experience in OpenStack Environment Implementation.
  • Implemented Cloud Infrastructure as a Service environment using open source technology OpenStack to enable portability of cloud services across hybrid cloud environments.
  • Infrastructure automation and configuration management via Ansible and Chef.
  • Launching Amazon EC2 cloud Instance using Amazon Images and configuring launched instances with respect to specific applications.
  • Experience in Amazon Web Services like VPC, EC2, S3, IAM, RDS, Route53, SES, CloudWatch, Elastic Beanstalk and CloudFormation.
  • Experience in Installation, Configuration and system Administration of Windows … Red Hat 5.X/6.X/7.X, Centos 5.x/6.x and VMware 4.x, 5.x, and day - to-day system admin tasks.
  • Involved in building security model, VPC, Elastic IP for databases on Cloud platform.
  • Develop cloud reference architectures, governance policies, security models, and best practices.
  • Experience in monitoring/managing VMware ESXi … and vSphere infrastructure.
  • Experienced in Maintaining, upgrading and troubleshooting VMware Windows-based virtual machines.
  • Experience in designing multi AZ deployment of applications in public and private Cloud for high availability and with security.
  • Experience in writing Python function wrappers for automation of data backups, OS installations and modules for cloud.
  • Worked on SDLC methodologies like Agile, Waterfall, Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery.
  • Experienced in migrating the current environment into a virtual environment using a vCenter converter.
  • Experience in launching multiple composite cloud applications using Heat orchestration.
  • Experience in setup, configuration, upgrade, maintenance, performance monitoring, and troubleshooting user requirements.
  • Good understanding of OSI Model, TCP/IP protocols suite (IP, HTTP, ARP, TCP, UDP, SMTP, FTP and TFTP).


OpenStack: Nova, Glance, Swift, Neutron, Cinder, Heat, Ceilometer, Keystone, Horizon.

Configuration management tools: Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Python

Operating System: Red hat 3.x, 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, Ubuntu, SUSE, CentOS, Windows Server 2012 R2/2008 R2.


Confidential, Appleton, WI

OpenStack Engineer


  • Integrated OpenStack (Ice house, Kilo) to create software-Defined-Networking tenant and service provider network and routers.
  • Implemented automated local user provisioning in VMs created in cloud
  • Integrated various plug-in features with OpenStack to deploy various VNF's.
  • Having hands on experience in using Heat orchestrator.
  • Configured and deployed various Orgs, VDCs and VNF groups in NFVD.
  • Expertise deploying various VNF's using Ericsson Cloud Manager and HPE NFVD.
  • Expertise in uploading HEAT templates and deploying VNF's using HEAT in ECM.
  • Performing tape backups, archiving and checking data integrity through Shell Scripts and job automation.
  • Experience in writing Python function wrappers for automation of data backups, OS installations and modules for cloud.
  • Developed python scripts for creating tenant space including projects, users, flavors, networks and subnets in openstack platform.
  • Used Python scripts to onboard new nova-computes (hypervisors) to add more capacity to environment.
  • Implemented automation using python scripting.
  • Cataloged various VNFC templates and VNF designer templates in NFVD.
  • Having experience on Juniper Contrail to solve tickets in multiple environments like creating networks, packet capture on vRouter, bgp peering for new environments and to analyze if all the networks, vRouters are in active state.
  • Installation and configuration of virtualization using VMware and KVM.
  • Creating security polices for Instances.
  • Worked with compliance and information security teams to understand reported vulnerability and plan remediation
  • Worked together with Data Center Operations and Network Security teams in seting up OpenStack Hypervisors across multiple regions.
  • Helped Users create VMs in Nova, create public and private networks in Neutron and setup appropriate security groups for security.
  • Configure and manage the Swift Object Storage, Keystone, Glance and Flavors.
  • Installed and Configured Nagios.
  • Written Shell Scripts for manual deployment of OpenStack.
  • Used Ansible as DevOps tool and Git as SCM tool to automate the deployment of infrastructure.
  • Familiarity on integrating Pacemaker with OpenStack.
  • Very Good Working knowledge of Build scripts & automated solutions using various scripting languages like Shell, Python,Yaml, Ansible.
  • Having experience on writing Ansible playbooks and worked on Ansible tower.
  • Experience with x86 / x64 Intel, HP other peripherals.

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

OpenStack Administration


  • Experience in installation and administration of OpenStack components.
  • Launched instances from Horizon and Command Line Interface.
  • Creation of VM, snapshots and use them based on the requirement.
  • Experience in Telemetry (Ceilometer) service for monitoring OpenStack environment.
  • Configuring and managing the users and services with the Keystone Identity service.
  • Developed python scripts for creating tenant space including projects, users, flavors, networks and subnets in openstack platform.
  • Implemented automation using python scripting
  • Configured Network and storage LUNs according to the design through python and shell automation scripts.
  • Worked together with Data Center Operations and Network Security teams in seting up OpenStack Hypervisors across multiple regions
  • Used IPtable's and security groups to develop a logical firewall to ensure high security for OpenStack Control Plane applications.
  • Configure and manage the Swift Object Storage Service and Glance Image service.
  • Creating and managing Cinder volumes from Dashboard and CLI.
  • Creating tenants and assigning users, networks, roles and privileges using identity service.
  • Implemented the functionality of choosing a particular availability zone in a cloud environment and deploy a VM directly into that zone in OpenStack.
  • Manage and troubleshoot the Neutron Networking service.
  • Creating bridge networks for internal and external access.
  • Implemented configuration management tool using Ansible.
  • Experience in managing source control system GITLab.
  • Implemented and maintained playbooks for the company using Ansible tower.

Confidential, Minneapolis, MN

Linux Administrator


  • Managed AIX server's backups, restores and general system administration.
  • Handling the day-to-day Operations, installing software & plugins, apply patches, manage file systems, monitoring performance and troubleshoot alerts.
  • Perform a variety of maintenance and end-user support to ensure that all workstations, servers and overall network performance meet the State's standards and requirements.
  • Install new physical and virtual servers using VMware Virtual Center and configure hardware, settings, directories, storage in accordance with standards and project/operational requirement.
  • Maintained multiple Oracle databases with an Apache/Tomcat web front end.
  • Installation, configuration and management of Apache and Tomcat servers.
  • Work with DBAs on installation of DB, restoration and performance tuning.
  • Deployed Puppet, Puppet Dashboard, and Puppet DB for configuration management to existing infrastructure.
  • Provided support for creating user accounts, security privileges to specific users and process monitoring in Ubuntu and RedHat Linux.
  • Installation of Linux servers for Web Serving, File Sharing, Database, and Subversion.
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, system processes, viewing system and application logs and verify completion of scheduled jobs.
  • Provide Linux System Administration, Linux System Security, Project Management and Risk Management in Information Systems.
  • Day to day processes that allowed for more time to be spent on developing new and improved ways of meeting the needs of our clients.
  • Setup of Environments and Networks for new tasks.
  • Building & configuring Redhat Linux systems over the network, implementing automated tasks through crontab, resolving tickets according to the priority basis.
  • Maintenance of a Linux Firewall System.
  • Monitoring system performance, Server load and bandwidth issues.
  • Regularly manage backup process for Server and Client data.


Linux/Systems Administrator


  • Provided on-call support by rotation to provide 24x7x365 support within a 3000 server environment.
  • Expert in Datacenter Operations including hardware, software setup monitoring, troubleshooting on a 24 x 7 basis with Tivoli monitoring tool, Remedy, and HP Service manager ticketing Systems.
  • Performing change management as per company standards in accordance with the hardware provider.
  • Attended team meetings, change control meetings to update installation progress, and for upcoming changes in environment.
  • Monitored trouble ticket queue to attend user and system calls.
  • Reporting ticket status and communicating with requestors & box owners over Voice Conference Bridges in case of severities.
  • Setting up cron schedules for backups and monitoring processes.
  • VMware Infrastructure 5.x Installation & Configuration.
  • Automated server building using System Imager, PXE, Kickstart and Jumpstart, for Solaris and RHEL Servers.
  • Expert in Upgrades, installs, configuration and administration security and monitoring tools on Linux.
  • Excellent in patches and packages installation on Linux/Unix Enivronment
  • Build, configure and deploy Virtual machines and templates.

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