Sr. Storage Engineer

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Naresh Rampershad
San Jose, CA

Job Preferences: 

Desired job title: 
Sr. Storage Engineer
Desired occupation: 
Data Migration
Disaster Recovery
Employment type: 
Full time, Contract, Work from Home
Career status: 
Active job seeker
Available to start: 
Additional notes: 
I have a proven track record of an Information Technologist with experience in infrastructure, applications, supporting internal and external clients


Toastmaster International
Charter Member
University of Guyana, South America
Bachelor of Science (BS) Criminology, 
Heald College, School of Technology
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Computer Technology; Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Network Technology Diploma, Electronics Technician, Computer Technology, 

Work Experience: 

Senior Storage Technical Sales Engineer
Engineering/Architecture, Sales
Storage/System Engineer
Sr. System Administrator
Field Engineer
Lead Enterprise Network and Storage Architect
Fenwick & West LLP
Successfully designed, and managed enterprise Storage Infrastructure that addresses business needs. Introduce technical vision that bridges the gaps between business problems and technology Solutions.

* Partnered with CIO and Firm's leadership in providing customer and clients focused technology services.
* Architected, implemented, and supported Global Storage Architecture for SAN and NAS. Ensure there is a cost benefit of savings with newer technology primarily enterprise-class systems built for consolidation, automation, and performance.
* Implemented and maintained compliance with security, disaster recovery, and risk management policies and processes which includes server patching and hardening, data backup, personal data protection, DR etc.
* Managed regular interactions with Helpdesk, regarding escalations, advance support, and resolution of problems.
* Interacted with the Firm's subject matter experts, and third-party technical support as required.
* Engaged with leadership in interviewing, hiring, on-going training, and mentoring where necessary.
* Participated as an SME providing technical expertise to cross-functional teams to ensure projects were ahead of schedule and on track from a technical perspective.
* Designed and documented new and existing storage infrastructure for transition to new technology.
* Contributed and developed best practices, strategies, and methodologies.
* Determined new project time and cost estimates.
* Implemented new storage infrastructure, following all internal processes for hardware procurement, installation, configuration, testing, and operational turnover.
* Acted as an escalation point, diagnosed problems with existing storage infrastructure, including storage, switch configuration and storage management device configuration.
* Performed necessary storage infrastructure maintenance in accordance with change management policies. Participated in Root Cause Analysis reviews.
* Provided mentoring to team members and technical leaders.
* Assisted in developing and deploying Storage monitoring and performance measuring tools as required.
Sr. Storage Solutions Architect Consultant
Affordable Care Act; Symantec Corporation; Cisco Systems
Affordable Care Act, Phoenix, AZ Symantec Corporation, Mountain View CA Cisco Systems, San Jose CA

For the above-mentioned companies, I successfully:
* Served as a trusted advisor for clients' IT infrastructure.
* Ensured technical components of the solution aligned with the client's business goals and standards.
* Analyzed client existing architectures, researched solutions, and ensured engineering platforms meet reliability expectations to enhance client satisfaction.
* Assisted clients in designing and delivering storage and full suite software solutions with the goal of having a centralized unified instance, decreasing production time, reducing cost, and increasing efficiencies
* Implemented Disaster recovery and business planning for both departmental and enterprise solutions.
* Achieved high levels of Customer Satisfaction on all consulting engagements by leading and overseeing technical work and meeting client project expectations with project managers and technical consultants which result to strong customer relationships and trust.

Language Skills: 



Azure, HDS Enterprise, Modular Hardware and Software Solutions, Hitachi, EMC, PureStorage, Nimble HPE, Cisco FC Directors and Brocade Switches, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, Backups, Data Replication, monitoring systems, Active Directory authentication, Replication, security issues, testing and migration, backup, Symantec, Windows/Internet, collaborator