I'm a technology professional with extensive experience planning, designing, developing, installing and supporting solutions and services for small, coporate, and enterprise size environments. I have a strong background in infrastructure services (on-prem and cloud), software development, solutions and software architecture, information security, compliance, management and customer relationship. I have experience with SRE and DevOps practices, as well as Agile/Scrum methodologies. I am bilingual (English and Spanish), and I am able to adapt quickly to demanding and high-pressure situations.
If you want to talk about technology or just say "Hi"; send me a message.
Besides my extensive technical experience and advanced education, I have great people skills. I am able to explain complicated technical topics and solve problems using effective methods, simple language, and good examples. Not only that, but I can do it equally well in English and Spanish.
I am great at:
- Learning new skills
- Building and maintaining relationships.
- Time and program management.
I'm a fast learner. I have a number of degrees and technical certifications, including Professional Cloud Architect, Networking Engineer, DevOps Engineer and Cloud Developer, as well as Cybersecurity and Web Development.
When developing new applications or troubleshooting infrastructure issues, one has to possess great problem-solving skills. Over the years I've learned to create effective applications and inventive solutions to solve complex problems in global environments.
I've been part of sales teams, as well as a customer. I've interacted with potential customers and have reached successful sales, making sure the customers are happy and satisfied with their purchases. I've helped solve problems for users who are upset or under huge amounts of stress by keeping calm and making sure things get done properly.
I've managed complex programs with several workstreams, unclear expectations, conflicting timelines and in demanding environments, always with successful outcomes.
- Master’s Degree
Information Management Systems, Honors, Harvard University.
- Bachelor of Science Degree
Management Information Systems, Summa Cum Laude, Liberty University.
- Associate in Science Degree
Computer Science - Network Technology, Los Angeles Pierce College.
- Professional Cloud Architect, Google.
- Professional Cloud Developer, Google.
- Professional Cloud DevOps Engineer, Google
- Professional Cloud Network Engineer, Google
- Cybersecurity, Harvard University.
- Web Technologies, Harvard University.
- ITIL Foundation.
- A+, CompTIA.
- Networking Technologies, LA Pierce.
- Web Design and Development, LA Pierce.
Enterprise Infrastructure Customer Engineer, Google Cloud
2020 - Present
Assess, plan, and execute data center migrations in a global scale.
Lead for the CE SRE team.
Infrastructure subject matter expert with deep knowledge about compute and storage solutions.
Infrastructure Cloud Consultant/Technical Program Manager/Regional Practice Lead (Migrations), Google
2018 - 2020
Managed multiple teams implementing Google Cloud for customers all over the world. Projects have ranged from initial foundations setup to complex implementations of large and globally available solutions.
Certified SRE Consultant for Google Cloud's Professional Services Organization.
Regional Practice Lead for the Americas Migration Practice.
Senior Solutions Architect, Yale University
2015 - 2018
As a Solutions Architect I've selected and introduced new technologies to Yale. I was part of the team who implemented AWS and is currently implementing Azure.
I am also a member of a team developing an infrastructure automation and self-service platform. I developed the main web interface for the platform and implemented the business rules.
I constantly interact with faculty, researchers and staff reviewing their requirements and offering suggestions for solutions that will meet their needs.
Founding Editor, Engadget
2005 - 2018
I started Engadget Spanish in 2005 as a way to interact with the Spanish speaking community of tech enthusiasts. Over the years I've helped the site grow from zero to millions of page views. I've managed a team of technology reporters and managed the relationship with the readers and technology companies. I've written thousands of articles in English and Spanish. I've hosted hundreds of podcasts, been interviewed on TV, radio and written media. I've been a speaker and judge in multiple conferences and panels.
Systems Programmer, Yale University
2012 - 2015
As a Systems Programmer for the Neuroscience department I worked closely with Researchers developing and maintaining solutions for cutting edge research. I've been exposed to science that can change the course of humanity, while maintaining strict confidentiality about research being performed.
Freelance Web Developer
2005 - 2015
While I no longer develop web applications for external clients, over the years I've had the privilege to work with insurance agencies, doctor's offices, construction companies and business in many other fields, developing software to be used privately or with their customers.
Software Developer, U.S. District Courts
2009 - 2012
As a sole and first Programmer for the District of Connecticut, I developed the first application framework to interact with the federal courts application (PACER). I then developed several applications to help administer, analyze and execute on the Court's data.
Project Manager/Lead Engineer, CompuCom
2005 - 2009
At CompuCom I helped managing complicated projects that required hundreds of Technicians working in multiple states. I also helped identify new sales opportunities and improved processes to save money to customers while increasing revenue for the company.
Network Administrator, Guardian Insurance
2003 - 2005
Technologies I'm familiar with
I possess different levels of expertise (from advanced to familiar) with the following technologies. Now, of course the list is not fully comprenhensive (very few people will care about my experience with CM/ECF), but if you're wondering whether I've used something, please ask.
|Infrastructure Technologies||Programming Languages|
|Server Operating Systems||Frameworks|
|Windows Server, RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux), CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu - Docker, Kubernetes.||Laravel, NodeJS, Angular, Rails, JDK, IntelliJ, .NET, Xcode, Bootstrap, Foundation, JQuery, etc.|
|Layer 3 and Layer 2 nodes (routers and switches), SDNs||Agile, Scrum, ITIL.|
|Server services||Applications built|
|Web, mail, identity and access, database, file, print, backup, schedulers, monitoring, etc.||Web, local, RESTful APIs.|
About this site
This is a "serverless" static site. I wrote the code using Bootstrap 4 and JQuery, and it's being hosted on an GCP Google Cloud Storage bucket. To send the information provided when using the Contact form I use AWS API Gateway and AWS Lambda. There's no server for me to support (including updates and troubleshooting). The content is provided securely (encrypted using TLS over HTTP) by using a GCP Global Load Balancer.