Rahul Gadre

Denver, CO, USA · rg9386@rit.edu

Results-driven and experienced systems engineer with 5 years of work experience in the IT industry. I enjoy learning new technologies to help make people, processes and infrastructure better. I am actively learning and working on cloud (AWS, Azure), containers (Docker), and Infrastructure as Code (Terraform, Ansible).


Experience

Senior Systems Engineer

Avaya, Thornton, Colorado

  • Designing cloud-based solutions based on customer requirements using VMware & AWS.
  • Testing new cloud and container features for new product releases.
  • Actively involved in solution design, system configuration, deployment and verification.
  • Deploying and managing on-premises and cloud resources using Infrastructure as Code.
  • Effectively bringing down the time to deploy infrastructure from hours to minutes.
  • Creating build instructions, KB articles, product documents.
  • Developing automation and backup solutions for infrastructure design and new products.
  • Technologies: AWS, VMWare, Data Center Management, Terraform, Extreme Switches, Nimble & EMC storage, DNS, Docker Containers, Ansible.
  • June 2018 - Present

    Senior Technical Associate

    Avaya, Highlands Ranch, Colorado
    • Designed and proposed cost effective solutions using core AWS services.
    • Successfully performed DNS updates, patching and upgrades using automation with Ansible.
    • Troubleshot system software, hardware, and connectivity issues.
    • Configured and deployed datacenter automation using Ansible and Netmiko.
    • Performed backups and restores of VMs using Veeam.
    • Maintained and configured virtual environment including vCenter and Openstack.
    • Contributed in design, deployment, and migration of datacenters on top of virtualized platforms.
    • Technologies: AWS, VMWare vCenter, RedHat Openstack, Ansible, Firewalls, DNS, IPAM, Veeam, WinSCP, Extreme and Avaya Switches.
    July 2016 - May 2016

    Network Engineering Co-Op

    Finger Lakes Technologies Group, Victor, New York
    • Managed network device configuration for multiple services including MPLS, BGP and Metro Ethernet.
    • Monitored and maintained layer 2 and layer 3 transport circuits.
    • Effectively performed troubleshooting of customer issues and resolved cases in a timely manner.
    • Managed IP addressing and equipment assignment for new customers.
    • Handled the overall lifecycle of all customer and equipment orders.
    • Technologies: Calix, Adtran, Cisco Routers, Solarwinds Network Monitor, Autotask, Cisco VIRL, IP addressing, MS Visio, Cisco ASA 5500-X series.
    February 2016 – May 2016

    Network Engineering Intern

    NRG Energy, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
    • Resolved network access issues with switches and routers.
    • Managed different types of networks using network monitoring tools such as What’s up Gold, Smokeping, and MRTG.
    • Successfully configured and deployed Meraki APs and Netbotz devices.
    • Efficiently performed various software and hardware upgrades.
    • Periodically visited company sites to resolve network issues.
    • Configured and maintained firewalls using Cisco ASDM.
    • Technologies: Cisco Routers, Switches, Cisco ASA Firewall, What’s up Gold, Smokeping, MRTG, Meraki APs, Service Now, MS Visio, Netbotz, IPAM.
    June 2015 – August 2015

    System Administrator

    HSBC Software India Pvt.Ltd, Pune, India
    • Worked on a security project to monitor electronic data of the group.
    • Involved in client interaction, business analysis, and requirement gathering.
    • Effectively performed troubleshooting of customer issues and resolved cases in a timely manner.
    • Provided client support and documentation for clients around the world.
    • Maintained active directory accounts of the group and changed policies as per business requirements.
    • Developed weekly reports to gauge and monitor the performance of the electronic data traffic.
    • Technologies: Windows Server 2012, PowerShell, Batch Scripting, Active Directory, MS- Excel, VMWare, CA DLP Tools.
    June 2011 – July 2013

    Education

    Rochester Institute of Technology

    Master of Science in Networking and System Administration

    GPA: 4.0/4.0

    August 2013 - May 2016

    University of Mumbai

    Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics Engineering

    GPA: 3.6/4.0

    August 2008 - June 2011

    Skills

    Programming Languages & Tools
    Skills
    • Cloud: AWS, VMWare, Azure
    • Operating Systems: Windows, Mac OS, RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu
    • DevOps: Ansible, GitHub, Docker, Terraform

    Interests

    I am a multi cloud engineer and I am passionate about designing and deploying infrastructure using Cloud (AWS, Azure), Ansible, Docker, VMware, and Terraform.

    During my leisure time, I enjoy going for hikes and long walks in the mountains. I also like to play sports including soccer, badminton, and cricket.


    Awards, Honors, & Certifications

    • AWS Certified Solutions Architect
    • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
    • Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate - Retired
    • 1 of 6 recipients out of 140 graduate students to earn full graduate research and teaching assistantship from RIT.
    • Successfully maintained 4.0 GPA throughout the master’s program.