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CARLOS F. VALDES-LOPEZ
Consultant

San Nicolás de los Garza, MEXICO

36+ years experience

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MY EXPERIENCE

January 1970 - September 2019

Licenses & Certifications


QUEST Migration Manager

Quest Software-  Jul 2018 - Google
Professional Cloud Architect

Issuing authority Google Nov 2018 -  Nov 2020
Citrix Systems Inc
CCE-V Citrix Certified Expert Virtualization

Citrix Systems Inc

January 1970 - September 2019

Volunteering

Freelance Musician - Social Services

Comunidad Cristiana Internacional Monterrey (http://cci.org.mx/)

Focused on family integration and counseling.
Mentoring & coaching
Part time musician (keyboards, rhythm guitar, bass)

Interacción en Informatica S.A. de C.V. (Triple I)

June 1985 - June 1988

Programming Analyst

- Maintenance and support to in-house software systems developed on HP Series 1000 (HP 250) using HP Business Basic & HP Image 250 database systems
- Develop and support in house software using Ashton Tate dBase II / dBase III+, Nantucket Clipper on PC/MS-DOS systems
- Develop and support in house software using FoxBase+ on SCO Xenix systems
- Worked with manufacturing companies by developing and supporting software solutions (Invoicing, AP / AR, Inventory, Billing and Production- MRP) by our company
- Technical training on these solutions and tools (including Lotus 1-2-3, Ashton Tate dBase II/III+ and Framework)

The GreenSilver Staff

January 1990 - September 2019

Independent Consultant

Ramping up as a Full-Stack developer

Application Development (design and coding skills)
- HTML / CSS
- Backend Programming (Ruby / Rails, Python / Django, PHP / Zend
- Frontend Programming (JavaScript / Angular.js / Node.js)
- LAMP / WAMP / MAMP / XAMMP stacks (& other Bitnami stacks)
- CMS: Joomla, Drupal,
- GNU C / C++
- Microsoft NET technologies (ASP, SQL, VB, C#, Access)
- xBase Retro-programming
- Agile / Scrum basic skills

Global Knowledge

October 1996 - May 1998

Trainer

Trainer for Microsoft Products:
- Windows Server NT 3.51 Server & Advanced Server
- Windows NT 4.0 Server Edition & Enterprise Edition
- Exchange 4.0 / 5.0
- Configuring TCP-IP / IIS 3.0
- CompTIA A+ training
- Lotus Domino Notes 4.x
- Novell 4.x & 5.x Design and Implementation

Capacitación de Computadoras de Veracruz (CdC)

January 1997 - April 2008

IT Trainer (part time)

*  Brand development, web site traffic growth, web site UI and advertising revenue. Developed brand strategy and statistics systems.
    * IT Consulting, including IT sales strategy development.
    * Comprehensive Microsoft platform knowledge (hands on since Windows NT 3.51), Linux (various distros: Red Hat, Slackware, Ubuntu, NetBSD, FreeBSD)
    * Trained different programmers on .NET Technologies (Visual Studio .NET 2003) and SQL Server 2k

Datavision Digital

June 1998 - January 1999

Windows Servers Sales Support

Sales and Technical Support Engineer, focused on Microsoft Platforms
- Windows NT 3.51 Server & Advanced Server
- Windows NT 4.0 Server & Enterprise Edition
- Winframe 1.8
- Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server Edition
- Windows NT Workstation 4.0
- Compaq Hardware and A+ Certification

LASSER

January 1999 - November 1999

Advanced Solutions Consultant

- Committed to promote, sell and support advanced solution integration for SMB and Mid-size companies.
- Partnered and sell solutions based on Microsoft, HP, Compaq, IBM, Cisco, and Novell.
- Trained and educated internal support engineers.
- Assisted as a Pre Sales Consultant

Citrix

January 2000 - December 2003

Senior Systems Engineer LAC

- Started Citrix Office operations in Mexico City in Jan 2000.
- Took ownership/leadership of different accounts and different tasks (Pre Sales/ Post Sales, Tech Support, Training) for our reseller channel.
- Developed and promoted Citrix Vision thru Mexico Country and its main cities.
- Acted as Consultant in different projects in Mexico, and in Central (El Salvador and Honduras) and South America (Venezuela and Chile).
- Obtained Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA) and Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator (CCEA) certifications, and almost complete Microsoft’s MCSE 2000 (1 exam pending).
- Involved with Testing Engineering during QA of new products
- Involved with Competitive Analysis analysis and testing.
- Trained interns to become successful consultants.

Altiris, Inc.

January 2004 - August 2004

Enterprise Systems Engineer

- Started as Enterprise Systems Engineer for México and Central America Region in Jan 2004.
- Took ownership/leadership of different accounts and different tasks (Pre Sales/ Post Sales, Tech Support, Training) for our reseller channel and customers.
- Developed and promoted Altiris Solutions thru Mexico and Central America.
- Acted as Systems Engineer Manager for 4 months with 2 SE’s under my command. Trained and follow up on these 2 new SEs
- Obtained Altiris Certified Engineer (ACE) Certification.
- Helped thru different technical bootcamps, trainings and presentations for reseller channel and end users during 3 quarters.
- Involved with Competitive Analysis analysis and testing.

Altiris, Inc

January 2005 - August 2005

Technical Support Engineer (LatAm)

2nd Level Support for Altiris customers located in LATAM Region (Mexico and Central America)

Xephirus

October 2005 - September 2019

Independent Business Owner

Focused on application virtualization and infrastructure technologies, including:

Virtualization
- Citrix XenDesktop / XenApp / PVS / Storefront / NetScaler (Design, implementation, configuration & admin skills)
- VMware vSphere & NSX (Install, configuration & admin skills)
- Microsoft Hyper-V 2008R2 / 2012R2  (Install, configuration & admin skills)
- Linux: Ubuntu / CentOS (Install, configuration & admin skills)
- Containers: Docker / Kubernetes / Rancher (Install, configuration & admin skills)
- Cloud Computing Architecture: Google Cloud Platform (GCP) & Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Application Support
- Microsoft Active Directory 2008/2012 (Install, configuration & admin skills)
- Quest Migration Manager certified (Install, configuration & admin skills)
- Avecto Defend point certified (Install, configuration & admin skills)
- Microsoft O365 / Exchange 2013-2016 / Lync & Skype (Administration Skills)
- Microsoft SharePoint 2010/2012 (Administration Skills)
- Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2012 (installation, configuration and admin skills)

Networking Technologies
- Experience delivering networking training (Cisco CCNA/CCNP: R&S, Wireless, Security, and Voice & Collaboration)
- Basic admin skills related to SDN/ADC (NetScaler, A10, and VMware NSX)
- Hands on experience on infrastructure cabling (copper) installation.

Security
- Preparing recertification on Certified Ethical Hacker v9 - by Q4 2018
- Preparing certifications on security topics (Security+, ISACA CISA & CISM) - by Q1 2019

Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS)

August 2007 - April 2008

Senior Windows Infrastructure Analyst

Technical Support Level 2 for Windows Infrastructure (Active Directory, Exchange, Citrix Presentation Server, Altiris, etc.)

http://www.acs-inc.com/about/index.html

CORE Soluciones

June 2008 - December 2008

IT Consultant

- Pre Sales and Tech Support for customers
- Citrix (XenServer / XenApp / XenDesktop) and Symantec Altiris Solutions implementation, training and support

SQA Team

April 2009 - March 2011

Network IT Deployment

SQA Software Testing for TI-Nspire Calculator Software.
Platforms: VMware ESX, VMware Virtual LabManager, Microsoft Windows 2003/2008, Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OSX, Linux and Java, and add some Python and Android scripting and testing.

-  Certified Ethical Hacker (v6)

Dextra Technologies

April 2009 - March 2011

SQA Network Deployment Engineer

SQA Software Testing for TI-Nspire Calculator Software.
Platforms: VMware ESX, VMware Virtual LabManager, Microsoft Windows 2003/2008, Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OSX, Linux and Java
Add some Python and Android

Citrix

March 2011 - February 2018

Senior Consultant (3P)

- Current member of Citrix's Consulting Virtual Workbench
- Responsible for the delivery of billable engagements for application and desktop virtualization products and services for different customers in the Americas.
- Responsible for providing readiness technical trainings, webinars and workshops on latest Citrix technologies to our channel partners in the Americas.

Latin America

March 2011 - June 2013

Solutions Engineer

Working as Solutions Engineer & Consultant, managing and delivering application and infrastructure virtualization projects thru Latin America & the Caribbean

My latest hands-on experience includes:

- Virtualization Technologies from Citrix, VMware and Microsoft
- Additional Technologies from AppSense, RES & Linux,
- Cloud Computing & DataCenter Architecture / Design
- Software Testing & Programming: Java, C#, Microsoft TSF, Ruby, Python, php and mobile computing with Android technologies as a personal interest and challenge).

- Certified Citrix Administrator (XenApp 6.5)
- Certified Citrix Administrator (XenDesktop 5)
- Certified Citrix Administrator (XenServer 6)
- CCA-V CCP-V & CCE-V XenDesktop 7.5
- CCA-N NetScaler 10
- Hands on experience XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6

Samana Group LLC

July 2013 - February 2018

Senior Consultant

- Our main goal is to deliver the most experienced and highly qualified professional consulting services for any customer worldwide.
- Experience on application and infrastructure virtualization and networking technologies related to Citrix, VMware, Microsoft, Cisco and Linux.
- Remote / On-Site technical assistance, support and management services.
- Attained VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization 5.5
- Attained Citrix Certified Expert - Virtualization (CCE-V)
- Attained Citrix Certified Associate - Networking (CCA-N)
- Provide L2/L3 support for our Managed Services environment

Pegasus Consultancy Services Ltd

May 2015 - January 2019

Trainer & Consultant

Currently working on projects using the following technologies:

Virtualization, including
- Cloud Computing: Google Cloud Platform / Amazon Web Services - AWS (Training & consulting)
- Nutanix Sales Specialist (NPSR / NPSS / NPSC) / Engineering Specialist (NSEN / NSES)
- Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform Certification (NPP 5.0) – (Install, configuration & admin skills)
- Rubrik Bricklayer Sales/Technical Expert (Install, configuration & admin skills)
- Spectra logic Sales Specialist (Install, configuration & admin skills)

Application Support
- Provide Cisco AppDynamics APM Training & Consulting Services
- Provide EasyRedmine / Redmine Consulting Services
- Provide support for Docker/Kubernetes infrastructure
- Provide support for NGnix, python, php & ruby web server applications (Codecademy)
- Hands on training on AngularJS / Node.js security programming (Secure Code Warrior)

Pegasus Consultancy Services Ltd

January 2017 - September 2019

Technical Trainer

Virtualization, including - Cloud Computing: Google Cloud Platform / Amazon Web Services - AWS (Training & consulting) - Nutanix Sales Specialist (NPSR / NPSS / NPSC) / Engineering Specialist (NSEN / NSES) - Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform Certification (NPP 5.5) - (Install, configuration & admin skills) - Rubrik Bricklayer Sales/Technical Expert (Install, configuration & admin skills) - Spectra logic Sales Specialist (Install, configuration & admin skills) Application Support - Provide Cisco AppDynamics APM Training & Consulting Services - Provide EasyRedmine / Redmine Consulting Services - Support infrastructure that include Docker / Kubernetes / Rancher / Ansible technologies - Support to Web server apps that include NGnix, python/Django, php/Zend & Ruby/Rails - Training on AngularJS / Node.js security programming (Udemy / Secure Code Warrior / code.net)

MY STACK

IT Infrastructure
Cloud Computing, Security, Virtualization, VMware, Active Directory, CentOS, Cisco, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, Data Center, Docker, Hyper-V, Large-scale Virtualization, Linux, Networking, SAN, Ubuntu, WAMP, Windows, Windows Server
Technologies
Amazon Web Services, Citrix, Client / server architecture, Drupal
Frameworks
AngularJS, Django, Node.js, Zend Framework
Languages
C++, HTML, Java, JavaScript, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, SQL, Visual Basic
Others
Design, Novell, Project Management, Teamwork, Technical Support
Open Source solutions
Kubernetes, LAMP, MAMP
Application servers
Microsoft SharePoint
Databases
Microsoft SQL Server
Protocols
TCP/IP
Software testing
Test Planning

Skills

Cloud ComputingSecurityVirtualizationVMware

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