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Los Angeles, CA
October 04, 2018

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Mahesh Dolas.


Cloud Solution Architect and Technical Product Owner.

Cloud Solution Architect expert resource for strategic IT initiatives, program management & development, and other organizational consulting functions.

Offer extensive hands-on & supervisory experience in Systems Architecture Engineering & Strategy Planning.


15 years of professional services, primarily in the Virtualization & Cloud Consulting Infrastructure Services Architect Solutions Design / Engineering with strong emphasis on identifying client’s requirements, within the IT/ITES industry.

Key Skills

Experience and hands on in design, implementing compute management for remote and onsite datacenter.

Partnering effectively with stakeholders across the globe in solution\design and working in a virtual team environment with planning skills.

Ability to contribute to the development of IT departmental strategies to align with the overall business strategy as well as coporate strategy in complex, highly matrix environment, with remote support and guidance/ direction, effectively works in a team environment as well as independently.

Strong Leadership qualities: integrity, influencing skills, attention to detail, timeline sensitive, goal with profit oriented; skills and the ability to effectively supervise others workload.

Skilled in most areas of computer technologies which includes designing, installation, configuration, maintenance which helped successfully reaching Enterprise level IT goals along with cost reduction.

Good project management, time management, technical leadership and organizational skills


Enterprise Architecture & Design

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS Cloud Security Design

DC/Server Consolidation

Compute Management

OpenStack/ SDN OpenDayLight.

Storage Management Planning and Methodology


Docker, Kubernetes Containers


Grifana Monitoring Tools.

Capacity and Performance.



Bachelors in Electronics from Mumbai University, Mumbai in 2003.

H.S.C. from Bhavan’s College of Science Mumbai-in Science.

S.S.C. from New English School, Mumbai


US Visa: Valid L2 visa with EAD (Employment Authorization).


AWS Solution Architect

VMware VSphere 6.0, 6.5




Citrix Certified Administrator 6.5

ITIL Foundation V3

EMC Cloud Security Architect.


Implementation and Design of Virtualization solutions VCOps, vR Automation and vR Orchestration.

Extensive knowledge of Windows Server(s) 2003 and 2008 R2 Editions, Microsoft Active Directory, Exchange 2003 and 2007 and Microsoft Clustering, RHEL 7.0, VMWare and Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop, Windows 10, Veeam, Networker 8.2.1,HP Data Protector, Backup Enterprise.

Amazon Web Service – EC2, S3, VPC, Glaciers, Route53, CloudFront, Teraform, Ansible, Chef, Puppet.

Support Delivery engagements as a L2 / L3 Support Engineer as an escalated point of contact and perform RCAs for Major incidents impacting VM environment

Execute change management activities within the Windows server O/S space during pre-defined maintenance windows.

Perform regular maintenance of servers through installation of software upgrades, patches and hardware upgrades for the client’s environment. Automation via Power Shell Scripting


Architecture and Security of AWS for VOD (Video On Demand and Live Channels Platform) - Planning and Implementation with Amazon Web Service. (AT&T and Mindtree Consulting)

Implementation of AWS and Microsoft Azure Stack with disaster as a service.

Setting with EC2 and EBS and Amazon S3. Pay as you go service for Cloud.

Cloud Front and Beanstalk for the application development platform.

Database instance for development team – Dynamo DB, Redshift,SQS.

Design end to end for Amazon Web Service for Iaas, Paas and SaaS.

Implementation of Cloud monitoring solutions like Cloud Defender.

DevOps – Automation tools with Ansible, Terraform.

Implemented cloud security tools, cloud access security brokers (CASBs) and Splunk, Netskope.

Vulnerability management, Network Threat Detection, DDOS and Web Application Security, WAF and Log Correction and Analysis.

Implementation of secure, data protection, cryptography management, identity and access management (IAM), network security and VPC.

Working industry standard for cloud authentication (OAuth,SAML etc.) and vaulting solutions SafeNet.

Implementation of Block Level EMC Storage (XtremIO 4.0, VNX 5600, Isilon, VBlock,VMAX) for Aviation Client in US – New York, Brooklyn, Hopkinton, Florida- Tampa and Middle East. (Cerner and Middle Engagement)

Installation XtremIO Single X-Brick with XMS management server.

Configuration of Infiband switches. Deployment for VNX series and Isilon.

Setting up the Recover point solution for the disaster recovery for XtremIO.

Installation of RAC Node environment from storage.

Part of Capacity upgrade bring in new DAE Enclosure and perform the physical lopping and re-balancing of the Disks.

Configuration of vBlock with Cisco UCS Blades half width and full width blades.

Performing the micro-code upgrade for the storage as per the vendor Technical Advisory.

Testing of any new vendor code release on POC and then roll out to production storage box.

VMware ESXi 6.0 vSphere 6.0, 6.5 - Planning and Deployment for 6 Client in US and Middle East engagement. (Cerner, MindTree Consulting Engagement)

Installation /Configuration VSphere 5 Implementation, Fault Tolerance and VMotion HA, VSphere DRS.

Design and Deployment new ESXi 5.0.Servers making the configuration changes as and required by client.

Configure and Manage Virtual Storage, vMotion, Snapshots, Access and Authorization Controls.

VMware- P2V, VCOPS. VShield, V2V, Security, SRM, V Block. VM Backup, Crash Analysis, Restore,vRO,vRA.

Configuration of VM tools like vSphere 5.0, 5.0, Resource Pool, Vcenter Server.

POC for vSphere 6.5 and Migration for large enterprise.


Awarded best performer consistently and rewarded with certificate of honor from Siemens Head Germany.

Awarded with Diamond Award for Implementing the Virtualized Infrastructure for Client within tight project timelines.

Awarded the Eagle Award to deployment for the Healthcare Solution for Community Hospital in US by the Client Leadership.

Worked along with the team and improved the quality of client satisfaction. Built excellent relationship with them.

Awarded for developing a plan for delivered IT Services Management (ITSM) solutions based on ITIL best practices that focused on the people, process, and technology perspectives of providing business solutions within the IT infrastructure.

IT Systems Architecture Planning – Developed and delivered an IT infrastructure tactical and strategic, enterprise wide, multi-platform solution based on business requirements for customer(s), This included business and IT infrastructure process and requirements analysis developing the transition plans to implement them.

Standardization of Various IT Processes as Information Security Guidelines as per BS 2700:9001

Running compliance check & resolving audit compliance issues, resolving routine to moderately complex administrative and support issues, tracking metrics to assure that Service Level Agreements (SLA) are met, ensuring user / customer satisfaction by providing preventative maintenance, and participating in Problem and Change management processes.


AT&T Entertainment Group (AEG) DirecTV Media Entertainment: El Segundo Los Angeles – California (Nov 2016 till date)

Systems Technical Architect: - Systems/Network Architecture and Engineering.

Collaborates and discuss with Network and Application Architects on security design/architecture reviews, code reviews, and penetration tests of large applications, systems and/or networks.

Implemented Amazon Web Services solutions using EC2, S3, RDS, EBS, Elastic Load Balancer, and Auto scaling, Route53. Design Networking policies for Docker Containers.

Worked on Open source development tools like Docker Containers, DockerSwarm, Mesos, and Kubernetes Orchestrator, Microservices, KafkaBroker, Grifana Tool,Splunk, Nurelic and Conviva and on GitHub.

DevOps – Automation with Ansible and Terraform for deployment of infrastructure.

Experience in migrating and implementation of multiple video applications from on premises using

Amazon Web Services like SMS, DynamoDB, Casandra DB, Cloud Formation, Glaciers Archiving Service, Lamba Serverless Compute and VPC.

Working in Agile and SAFe 4.0 standard methodologies, applied to software development and security, architecture design, as part of a Scrum team member work with the Product Owner, to deliver on Product

backlogs or any New Features required for the Product. Participate in daily scrums meetings, sprint planning and PI planning, review and retrospective and JIRA etc.

Design AWS Cloud Formation templates to create multi region video application and databases.

Provides technical leadership and consultation to development teams with detail design and application security reviews for hosting video services on Amazon Web Services.

Developed an AWS Security Group Strategy and build an edge security design consisting of separate VPCs.

Manage proof of concepts, for high end projects to, evaluate and adopt most suitable Cloud Computing (Public & Private Clouds, IaaS, PaaS and SaaS) Mirantis Open Stack, Software Defined Networking (SDN), Open Daylight – ODL Controllers.

As a Cloud Architect working on vendor engagements to assess their video product with AWS integrations into the current Video platform for the enterprise systems.

Experience working on Docker hub, creating Docker images and handling multiple images primarily for middleware installations and domain configurations.

Manage the scope, risk and issues or any impact of changes and documenting the details any implications or risk and provide a mitigation plan. Maintaining Security policies and procedures protecting information systems and assets.

Represents projects in various review and governance bodies to provide expertise on projects with respect to technology solution.

Inventory the existing infrastructure and translate it to the architecture diagrams. Develop long-term planning and architecture to ensure systems are scalable to accommodate long term growth.

Provide different open source platforms for the video infrastructure and design the solutions for video streaming from different broadcast center.

Working on Content Distribution Network (CDN) with different vendors like Akamai, Limelight, vCDN,

Aamazon Web Service - CloudFront with the formats like HLS and MPEG-DASH and Microsoft Smooth Sreaming for different media players.

Mind Tree Consulting - United Arab Emirates - Dubai (Dec 2015 to Sep 2016)

Senior Infrastructure Technical Architect – Client (Fly Dubai Airlines).

Define Cloud Computing adoption models, best practices, use cases, guidance documents in developing and executes Aamazon Web Serivce (AWS) Cloud strategy and roadmap.

Provide functional and/or technical expertise to plan, analyze, define and support the delivery of future functional and technical capabilities for an application or group of applications.

Develop infrastructure plan design, systems analysis, security, data center operation and network for Client in Airline industry and maintain the high level of delivery of IT solutions. Design & Planning VMAX, VPLEX, VNX’s, XtremIO, Unity 300/400, Cisco UCS and Brocade SAN, Nimble Solutions.

Design & Implementation of Isilon S- Series for IOPS – intensive applications. Planning and deployment for Isilon S-Series, X- Series and NL and HD – Series.

Design and Implementation of VMware VSphere VCenter, Configuration of Virtual Datacenter, ESXi 6.0 and ESXi 6.5 .Migrations from P2V, V2V and V2C,Update Manager.

Providing RFP for Converged Infrastructure and Cloud Solutions (Amazon Web Services and Azure) with the architectural needs by bringing in enterprise level technology platforms for the storage, network and compute and Disater Recovery Solution on Amazon Web Services.

Execute proof-of-concepts and Solution architecting on Virtualization and backup technologies, in terms of understanding the IOPS, and thereby sizing the storage product.

Data Center architecture & design for customer environments by providing technical solutions for data center migration, application migration plans.

Understand and refine client’s business requirements and non-stated requirements and convert it into a cost effective Solution Design.

Providing automation strategies with end of life of storage upgrade and legacy systems with high end migration plans by designing a scale – out architecture Isilon and 3 Brick XtremIO solution for storage with hybrid flash and block level environment.

EMC2 Software and Services (August 2015 – December 2015)

Senior Delivery Specialist – Data Center Blueprinting Lead

Design and Implement infrastructure technical solutions to suit the customer requirements.

Datacenter assessment and Capacity Planner and SLA maximization for the cloud platform services.

Working on Blueprinting Methodology. Conduct onsite discussion with customer technical teams to review all compute, network, storage configuration and volumes.

Common Architecture and Design blueprints & Best Practices for new infrastructure and hardware requirement for various projects. Design and Implement end to end solution for complex n-tier distributed applications running in multi data center for a large enterprise and capacity Management.

Developing and Designing Solutions for performance, capacity and security for the Data Center Infrastructure.

Improvising existing backup solution and proposing a new backup solutions.Product evaluation and provide the matrixon prodcut evaluation to the leadership to help in decision-making.

Cerner Healthcare Solutions (Jun 2013 – Aug 2015)

Lead Senior Technology Consultant

Design and Planning for Datacenter, deployment of Server(s) for HP BLADE Server(s) and c3000 and c7000 Enclosures.BL680 G7, BL460 G8, Cisco UCS Architecture.

VMware and Citirx implementation, migration project for clients. Assess the current infrastructure to provide appropriate Customer Inquiry of Storage, Server, Backup and Virtualization technical solutions to address challenges related to Data Centre optimization. Data Center Virtualization, Client Consulting in Middle East Asia Hospitals.

Defining the right set of project scope to build implement solution for the delivery team as per the defined project management methodologies and setting the deliverables for Datacenter Disater Recovery Solutions.

Consulting Licenses planning and create High Level Technical Design Document for the given investment or project Architecture Requirement Specifications and relevant artifacts. Schedule and conduct review of architectural work products with all stake holders and secure sign off for them.

Provide Presentation sessions to the client’s onsite on Cerner Millenium Solutions like EMR, EHR, PathNet and Imaging, Powerchart and CareTracker solutions which helps physicians, nurses and authorized users to share and streamline processes across the entire orhanization, knowledge transfer /documentation presentations about the solution deployed at the client environment and handover to the delivery teams.

Work closely with Integration Architects for Solution review calls. Designing and documenting best practice solutions ensuring predictability, reliability and quality of new solutions application integration design..

Work as the Program Manager in some case with envisioning, effort estimation, and resource planning and risk management for projects.

Work with the Client on defining architecture vision, architecture principles, strategic architectural objectives, and architectural constraints. Identify and address architectural challenges.

Scheduling deployment sequences for Application landscape migration including but not limited to sizing of servers for applications. Implement complete project life cycle - from capturing customer requirements to delivering solutions on time.

Assist internal teams in defining and responding to RFPs / RFIs for product pricing and support pre-sales technical support and interfacing to understand client requirement in terms of application needs and technological advantages.

Wipro Technologies (Feb 2013 – Jun 2013)

Client: Royal Bank of Scotland

Solution Architect.

Design and Solution for Citrix and VMware VDI Enterprise environment for Global Region Europe, Hong Kong, China, Australia, Tokyo supporting RBS clients - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure performing Risk Assessment, Penetration test, Software testing and release testing for the estate.

Involvement with the development and testing team to help them build and test the proposed solution before rolling out to Client.Providing Solution and Architect designing for the new Infrastructure, solution creation and standardization, Proof of Concept, User Acceptance Testing and multiple vendor testing for the product.High Level Design and create technology best practices for audit, compliance and operational improvements.

Siemens Information Systems Limited (Aug 2007 – Jan 2013)

Lead Technical Consultant

Travelled for Business Trip Onsite for customer sites in different locations in United States for Project Transition and Infrastructure Development and Implementation(s)

Managed Systems Enterprise for Remote Infrastructure Managed RIM Services for Healthcare Project for United States Hospital(s) in Livermore and Pleasanton California CA .Seattle – Washington WA. Downey – Los Angeles LAX., Houston - Texas TX customers.Overall responsibility to Maintaining VMware Infrastructure with training and coaching to L1, L2 and L3 Engineers.

Data Center Consolidation: Performed data center and server consolidation, workload planning, migration, and implementation projects for various US Hospital(s) including a utility, energy information processing and reporting. These projects ranged in size and scope that included migrations to newer technology operating environments, storage technologies, and workload processing.

Worked with Onsite support team in development and delivered solutions that assess, plan, architect and design, and implement technology solutions for enterprise for wide heterogeneous IT environments to meet business requirements. These solutions included Change and configuration management, service level and problem management, capacity and performance management, etc.

Effective Storage Planning, Migration and Data Modeling - Performed effective storage utilization analysis, planning, and implementation for US Customer(s)) that included all storage mediums, migrating data to new technology devices aligning it to appropriate storage technology.

Siemens Information Processing Services (Sep 2003 – Jul 2007)

Client: Barclays Bank

Senior IT Systems Analyst

Implementation of the Telephony Systems PBX and Open Scape from Bangalore to Orlando – Florida for the finance Project(s)

Job Responsibilities: Only person to handle the complex data center activity in Bangalore and handled any escalations from various Customer from Orlando Florida. Preventive Maintenance: To ensure the smooth functioning of all Server(s) by taking regular backups so in case of failures able to face an emergency and to generate critical data regarding the systems and inform the concerned department after analysis.

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