I am a Virtualization and Cloud technologies specialists with more than 14 years of experience. I have a good knowledge of VMware and AWS IaaS technologies, and a vast experience with Operating Systems.
I love to find ways in optimizing and automating the work, ensuring that the processes are always optimized.
I also have a love for side gigs as a freelancer, which has allowed me in development more skills than my main career usually allows. I love structure and I have developed a big interest in written arts, taking a big interest in Storytelling specifically.
Teamwork is a very big thing for me, since this allow everyone to learn much more and be more efficient.
“Teamwork makes the dream work”
MY WORK EXPERIENCE
VIRTUALIZATION AND AUTOMATION SPECIALIST | 2020 TO DATE
Currently, I´m working in one of the biggest companies in Mexico, as a Virtualization and Automation specialist.
At this point, I.m leading the initiative for automating the reporting, monitoring and automation of the administration and configuration of the gigantic Santander infrastructure.
I´m also taking a more structured approach, using GTD/SCRUM methods to deliver my projects in time.
MEXICO SERVERS MANAGER | 2014 – 2020
For 6 years I worked as the Mexico based Servers Manager in SSA Mexico to work alongside the Tideworks Seattle based team. I created and leaded a team of 4 Servers engineers to fulfill the very demanding port operation in the Carrix corporative.
We worked on migrations and administration projects in AWS using Cloudfront.
Deployed and maintained Flexpod technologies, which included Cisco, Netapp and VMware components.
I helped with the automation on vSphere deployments and migrations with tools like PowerCLI, and the automation of OS deployments with Ansible.
We managed the patching cycle using SCCM for Windows Systems and Spacewalk for Linux Systems and deployed new environments in the different por terminals.
Managed monitoring using Solarwinds Orion ensuring that the alerts were correctly configured for all the teams in the organization.
Helped in the hardening of Linux systems using HIDS for detecting unwanted risks.
Ensure that my team used the ITIL methodology swiftly, so upper management knew exactly how work and projects were being completed.
Took Project Management training using the PMI and SCRUM methodologies and ensured to lead IT projects using such methodologies.
DATACENTER ARCHITECT | 2012 – 2014
When I worked in Sonda Mexico, I was the Data Center, Cloud and Virtualization Architect, in charge of the design, implementation and management of computing environments for different costumers.
I Acted as a high presales engineer, offering and presenting Demos and POC to senior management in various corporations with the aim of raising awareness of the technology offered by the company, promoting our vendors and achieve better business deals for the benefit of both, Sonda and my Costumers in question, Making deals with vendors to negotiate the best possible price, according to the needs of our customers.
I also designed, presented and implemented diverse environments such as: Vmware vSphere, VMware Horizon View ( VDI and View Before ), Cisco, HP, IBM, Red Hat Linux, SUSE and Windows
KLOUD ADMINISTRATOR | 2010 – 2012
Kio Networks is one of the most important Datacenter hosting companies in Latin America, and I was really proud working with them. During my time there, I was the Specialist in Cloud and virtualization technologies, in charge for the design, implementation and management of virtualized environments within the various facilities of Kio Networks (Mexico , Queretaro, Panama ), as well as in charge of ensuring that an excellent service is provided to the various costumers of the Organization.
I Administrated and monitored the virtual environment for Kloud Services using BMC Tools, and the Vmware native tools using Remedy to manage INCs, RQS and CRs with the ITIL methodology.
My boss there also gave me the opportunity in promoting and implementing new technologies to ensure stable and better operation, and improve the processes of the Cloud Services to provide greater security and speed the delivery of virtual machines.
Lastly, I designed, demonstrated, deployed and managed environments :- Vmware vSphere, Vmware View, Netapp, Veeam, Cisco, IBM Hardware, Red Hat Linux and Windows OS administration.
VMWARE CONSULTANT | 2008 – 2010
My first job after finishing the College was also the first time I heard about Virtualization and Cloud Computing terms, and fell in love with them.
I was in charge of the design, implementation and management of VMware based environments for different costumers.
Since this was a small (But very successful) company, I also did quite a lot of presales and post sales work, offering and presenting Demos and POC to senior management in various corporations and designed, presented and implemented diverse environments such as: VMware vSphere and VMware Horizon View ( VDI and View Before ) on different hardware, eventually learning about convergence infrastructure.
OTHER EXPERIENCE AND GIGS
PARKPLACE TECHNOLOGIES SPECIALIST / CONSULTANT
SPANISH – ENGLISH TRANSLATOR
SPANISH (LATINAMERICA) COPYWRITER
LEARN ABOUT MY SKILLS
- VMWARE VSPHERE
- VMWARE HORIZON VIEW
- VSPHERE CLOUD FOUNDATION
- AWS IAAS ADMINISTRATION
- WINDOWS ADMINISTRATION
- LINUX ADMINISTRATION
- CISCO UCS
- VBLOCK ADMINISTRATION
- FLEXPOD ADMINISTRATION
- ORION SOLARWINDS MONITORING
- PROJECT MANAGEMENT (WATERFALL)
- PROJECT MANAGEMENT (SCRUM)
- SALES PRESENTATIONS
- TECHNICAL TRANSLATIONS
- TRANSCRIPTIONS (ENGLISH AND SPANISH)
- PROJECT MANAGEMENT
- BUSINESS STORYTELLING
- SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT
- TECHNICAL WRITING (ENGLISH AND SPANISH)
- WORDPRESS MANAGEMENT
- ONLINE SALES
- OPEN PRACTICE METHODOLOGIES
- ENGLISH: Business level proficiency both speaking and in writing, being able to quickly translate business level documentation quickly and efficiently.
- SPANISH: Native language.
- FRENCH: Moderate proficiency, being able to read and write technical level dosumentation, but not strong enough to follow up a business level conversation.
TRAININGS AND CERTIFICATIONS
VMWARE VCP 6.0 CERTIFIED
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certificate
AMA – Management Skills
AMA – Decision making training
Linkedin Learning – Agile methodologies and design thinking
Linkedin Learning – Become a Sales manager
Linkedin Learning – Mastering Agile Methodologies for programing