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Engineer Architect

Riverside, California, United States
November 12, 2018

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Naran K Patel

Cell 949-***-**** **** Lotus Street, Corona, CA 92880

Sr. IT Architect IT Manager IT Lead / DevOps Admin

Cisco Systems, Inc May 2005 – Current

Award winning IT Champion with over 15 years of industry experience in hardware/software technologies and implementations in the USA, UK and Europe. Extensive experience in Architecture, Design and implementing Software Platforms and Solutions. Proven track record in delivering value, increasing productivity and cost savings of millions of dollars. Passionate about assisting product development teams in building, integrating, problem solving/diagnosing applications and services. Guiding best practices, design patterns, scale, integrity, resiliency for operations within large Enterprise.

Architect and hands-on rollout of uDeploy, uRelease to accelerate code delivery by measured 27x, accelerating the productivity of 4000+ IT engineers and substantial cost savings! Rebecca Jacoby (CIO) awarded an IT Champion award for this work.

Architect and implemented Spinnaker CD 2.0 for Cloud Native apps to shift to “Pipeline-as-Code” and “Infra as Code” accelerating Cloud Native paradigms on GCP, AWS, Openshift and Openstack environments.

Architected CD Governance Engine (CDGE) to leverage CD Analytics foundational event data to automate and accelerate Quality, Compliance and Security Gating within CI/CD pipeline, reducing context switching and manual efforts by 60%.

Leverage CI/CD Analytics to increase quality, security and speed, the Value-to-Velocity metric helped measure the rate of outcome success of agile methods, process and technologies.

Member of 5-man core technical team to build and develop Cisco CITEIS IaaS private cloud, accelerating the virtualization of 2500 IT applications.

Key Systems Architect / Lead to operate 60+ servers co-located at AT&T Tier1 Internet DC, massively personalized fully dynamic websites running on Fatwire CMS.

Introduced Akamai Internet acceleration services for static and dynamic web content for website and support assets.

Leverage Akamai IP Transport Acceleration (IPA) to Agile PLM increase engineering productivity by 10x between China/Taiwan with USA.

Architect B2B / B2C secure EDI messaging exchange platform based on Cleo VL Proxy / VL Trader integrated to Sterling Commerce GenTran and .NET XML web service file exchange processing.

Architect Oracle iSupplier, iReceivables partner collaboration for immediate interactive order status - Infosec approved and BAVA/DAVA security certified for external collaboration into the corporate ERP system.

Familiarity with Openstack, Openshift, Kubernetes, GCP, AWS and Spinnaker, Jenkins, Artifactory, Quay and Git.


Hardware Platforms: Cisco UCS, Cat6K, Cat9K, Nexus, Dell, HP/Compaq, IBM, and Sun Microsystems

Software Platforms: OpenStack, Openshift, vSphere, vCloud, Websphere, Weblogic, Agile PLM, Informatica, Fatwire, Tidal, ServiceMesh, Oracle E-Suite, Microsoft .NET and SunONE.

OS: Linux, Windows, Solaris 8/9, OS X, HP-UX and UnixWare.

Development: C/C++, Ruby, Python, Java, VB, Pascal, Modula2, ADA, Progress 4GL, Scripts (sh, ksh, bash).

Methodologies: Agile, DevOps, DevSecOps, SaFE, Lean, BOST, TOGAF


Y & L Consulting Inc Solutions Architect, Sr. Systems Admin May 2001 – April 2005

Lead infrastructure integration architect and specialist, involved on multiple projects partnered with SBC Datacomm division and other small, medium and large clients throughout Texas and the USA.

Key Accomplishments:

Lead Engineer on SBC premier business technology solutions for numerous projects, involving government agencies, independent school districts, medium-large business enterprises.

Design and develop the migration of SCO UnixWare to Redhat Linux Enterprise 3.0 for a POS application. Perform hardware compatibility testing, certification for the Howard E. Butt stores (HEB) POS application. Migration project consisted of 600 varying types of Dell servers within 300 store locations based in Texas/Mexico.

Architect and implement of a high-volume mass marketing “E-blitz” email farm for Frost & Sullivan Inc to deliver 40-80 emails per second or 2000+ emails per minute for immediate flash marketing campaigns, required highly tuned Linux Postfix MTA implementation, replacement system saved over $300,000 a year in marketing costs.

Migration of Bugzilla, Bonsai and Twiki open source applications for Hog3, a state-of-the-art embedded lighting control system used in “music concerts” for lighting and cinematic effects processing on Linux Debian 3.0 for High-end Systems Inc, UK/USA.

Lead on implementation of Microsoft Exchange Active-Passive Clusters at Alamo Heights ISD, 1500 concurrent users, including seamless dual login capability to Novell and Windows domains. SBC fixed contract delivered on time and within budget.

Diagnose and recovery 99.9% of emails from a broken Microsoft Exchange mail store for Rooster Group, 500 users, competing consulting firm only able to recovery a maximum of ~50%.

Provide Technical Advice to Queen Mary University IS department diagnose Exchange clustering and Mail Store mounting problems, data and log file SAN storage separation on Active/Passive Exchange cluster.

Sr. Systems Engineer promoted to Architect, providing technology solutions SBC Head Quarters - Premier Business Services/Accounts, Valero Energy, Frost and Sullivan, Frost Bank, Pillsbury, Rush Enterprises, Bexar Metro 911 (Government), Middle Rio District Development Council, Southside ISD, Alamo Heights ISD, New Braunfels ISD, Queen Mary University of Texas, The Rooster Group, Aptis Software, Texas Health Medical Group and Energy Reliability Council of Texas.

Design and deploy IT infrastructure and application to facilitate onshore/offshore development for consulting projects for clients; Valero, HEB, SBC, Local Government, Clarke American, The Scooter Store and USAA.

Create secure development network, IPSec/PPTP VPN, access policy to segregated client/project areas.

Design and deploy Apache Reverse Proxy, Cafésoft CAMS session management (single sign on SSO), OpenLDAP authentication, combined solution providing secure access to web based resources; project development web tools, collaboration (wiki), Subversion source control, issue tracking and web application testing/hosting.

Establish the use IPSentry protocol service and application monitoring for proactive fault notification and uptime statistics gathering of unscheduled downtime events.

Design and recommend network backup solution at New Braunfels ISD. Create BCP and DR plans for IT infrastructure, IS department will evolve, monitor and revise as business needs change, grow or diminish.

Radius Solutions Ltd (UK/USA) Analyst, Architect, Sr. Systems Administrator June 1996 - May 2001

Manage a key module, the Shop Floor Data Collection system (SFDC) within PECAS Vision ERP/MIS product developed by Radius Solutions Inc over 30 year period. Radius Solutions Inc is a leading solution supplier in Printing and Packaging Industry. PECAS has over 200,000 worldwide user community. The purpose of SFDC module is to gather production information through the use of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) from Printing and Packaging Industrial Presses and other similar machinery. Industrial Presses and Packaging equipment can cost upward of $10 million dollars, so maximizing utilization is of utmost interest, SFDC helps achieve this by closely monitoring production, downtime and streamlining job throughput and providing real-time factory production statistics/job projections.

Key Accomplishments:

Chief Architect and Designer for SCADA real-time factory automation system, developed TCP/IP tunneling Modbus protocol communications solution for Shop Floor Data Collection (SFDC) module in the PECAS Vision ERP product. Designed with an open and extensible communications architecture in mind, the interface allows PECAS Vision Windows workstations access to factory machinery, automation control systems monitoring, job management, gathering production, processing job information and providing cost analysis and job flow statistics to management.

Perform site surveys with computer and electrical engineering team to architect integration solutions for Heidelberg, Kamori, Roland, Wohlenberg, Mueller-Martini Miller, KBA-Planeta, Gallus, Didde, Harris, Webtron and Nilpeter multi-million dollar printing and packaging machinery.

Involved on numerous software & hardware installations, upgrades, maintenance, backups, database installations/recovery, performance monitoring, crash recovery, UPS power installs.

Experienced on large scale high availability HP-UX installations of SFDC solutions involving 24/7 applications.

Administer the HP-UX / NT / 2000 Servers, Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0/2000 workstations, HP JetDirect Network printers, Ethernet based PLC controllers. Support network LAN hubs/switches and WAN bridge link to the corporate head office.

Consulting with clients on hardware, software and network requirements/changes to facilitate PECAS Vision solution integration into any infrastructure present.

Configuration/Programming of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), an electrical device, which allows for interfacing factory machinery to Ethernet network based computer equipment.

Design and implement fault tolerant SFDC installations, able to recovery in power disruption and workstation reset scenarios, buffering data collection at PLC stage, passing it onto the workstation when it becomes available once more. System was proven to clients by pulling the plug and both on power and network connectivity.

Deploy Ascend MAX, ISDN/56K dialup services, Radius/TACACS authentication and DNS services.

Experience with electrical engineering deployments of short/long range laser pulsed optics for signaling/counting purposes.


NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK.

Bachelor of Science (HONS), Computing Systems, 1990 - 1993.

BRITISH NUCLEAR FUELS PLC, Risley, Warrington, Cheshire, UK. (Top Secret)

1 Year Internship, 1991 - 1992.

HATFIELD POLYTECHNIC, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK.

Higher National Diploma, Computer Studies, 1987 - 1990.

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