About

Hello! I am Omkar Dhomane. My academic and professional experience is primarily in the areas of Cloud Computing, Systems Engineering, Network Engineering and DevOps. In the past, I worked as a Cloud Support Engineer at Amazon Web Services (AWS). I graduated with a Master of Science (MS) in Telecommunications from University of Maryland, College Park in May 2018.

This is my portfolio website which contains information about my academic and professional background, my core skills and some of my interesting projects. If you share the same passion for technology as I do, Let us connect!

Basic Information
Name:
Omkar M. Dhomane
Email:
omkardhomane@gmail.com
Location:
Herndon, VA, USA
Languages:
English, Hindi, Marathi, French
Professional Skills
LINUX
90%
NETWORKING
80%
SECURITY
80%
PYTHON
70%
CLOUD
80%
DEVOPS
80%
Work Experience

Jan 2021 - Present

Verizon
Systems Engineer

  • At Verizon Labs, I configure, implement and troubleshoot Operating Systems such as Linux/Unix (Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Ubuntu etc.) and Microsoft Windows Server to ensure and support smooth functionality of the computing infrastructure.

  • I also develop new virtualization solutions in cloud network virtualization environment using tools and platforms such as VMWare, OpenStack and AWS in addition to the deployment of type 1 hypervisors including VMware ESXI 6.5+, OpenShift, Hyper-V, KVM, Oracle, Xen and Citrix.

  • Additionally, I contribute to the deployment of in-house developed applications including monolithic, microservices, containerized applications based on Docker and appropriate orchestration systems such as Kubernetes and Docker Swarm.

  • Further, I apply advanced troubleshooting techniques related to DHCP, DNS, TCP/IP, Load Balancing, IPSec and Routing to proactively mitigate potential network issues impacting the regular operations workflow.

  • Lastly, I collaborate with the DevOps teams to utilize automation tools like Ansible and Jenkins along with helping to develop Python and shell scripts and automation systems for expediting deployment and system administrative tasks.
  • Nov 2018 - Nov 2020

    Amazon Web Services
    Cloud Support Engineer (Linux/DevOps)

  • One of Amazon.com’s fastest growing businesses supporting millions of customers in over 100 countries that use AWS to run their infrastructure. Provided world class technical support and customer service to a wide range of external customers as they build mission-critical applications on top of AWS.

  • Within the Cloud Support Engineering team, I was at the forefront of this transformational technology assisting a global list of companies that are taking advantage of a growing set of services and features to run their mission-critical applications. I gott my hands dirty through troubleshooting application, network, database, and architectural challenges using a suite of internal AWS tools as well as existing knowledge and toolkits.

  • I served as a key contributor in supporting AWS services that focus on Compute technologies including EC2, VPC, Lightsail etc. Storage services like S3, EBS, EFS, etc., Operations and monitoring services like Systems Manager, CloudWatch etc., containerized services like ECS and also services that enable customers to migrate their workloads to AWS.

  • Additionally, I supported AWS customers with System Administration tasks on Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS, RedHat, Amazon Linux etc.) and troubleshooting networking issues in TCP/IP, DNS, SSH, Routing, firewalls, LAN/WAN etc and also gained hands-on experience with configuration management tools (Ansible, Puppet), infrastructure provisioning tools (Terraform, CloudFormation), building and maintaining CI/CD pipelines using Jenkins and automating common tasks with Python and Bash/Shell scripting.
  • Sep 2018 - Nov 2018

    Juniors Read LLC.
    Software Development Engineer - Intern

    Juniors Read LLC is an e-learning multimedia company located in Washington DC. My responsibilities included extracting and processing raw data sets in HTML and CSS, writing modular shell scripts, web scraping using Python libraries and calling associated REST APIs. Also coordinated between teams for code collaboration, development and testing using Git version control.

    June 2018 - Aug 2018

    Intertek
    Security Engineer - Intern

  • Intertek Group PLC is a British multinational assurance, inspection, product testing and certification company headquartered in London, England. As a part of the network security engineering team in Maryland, US, I implemented FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria based security testing including Gap Analysis, Physical Testing, Functional Testing, Source Code Review, Algorithm Testing, Compliance Audits and drafting Technical Documents.

  • Additionally, performed operational testing and troubleshooting of Routers, Switches, Servers & Firewalls along with documenting the results to test a wide range of network hardware, software and firmware products of diverse vendors like Cisco, Juniper, Oracle etc.
  • Feb 2018 - Apr 2018

    Motir Services, Inc.
    Network Engineer - Intern

  • Headquartered in Washington DC, Motir Services is a multi-services firm which includes construction, consulting, facility management, moving and logistics, IT services, and medical staffing services to federal, state, and municipal government organizations. As an in-house Network engineer intern, I deployed, maintained and supported the IT, network and security infrastructure including servers, desktops, routers, switches and firewalls.

  • I monitored the operational status of the systems using tools for alerts and notifications and responded accordingly through service tickets. Also, provided support via phone and email to diagnose and resolve network problems and provided end user assistance for IT issues.
  • May 2017 - Oct 2017

    CGC Technologies
    Network Engineer - Intern & Co-op

  • CGC Technologies is an Information Technology solutions company providing IT services to the Public and Private sectors in Washington DC. As a part of the network infrastructure team, I planned, configured and supported different customer network environments for remote and on-site network management, server administration, directory services, network security, VPN, virtualization, wireless and VoIP. I collaborated in the installation, configuration and troubleshooting of Cisco and Juniper routers, switches and firewalls.

  • I also administered real-time network and security monitoring using various enterprise tools, constructed network diagrams in Visio and performed penetration testing and vulnerability scans on customer networks. I handled NOC escalation calls, tracked work orders and trouble tickets in SpiceWorks Helpdesk and directly interacted with clients to provide high-level technical support and resolve LAN/WAN issues.
  • June 2015 - Nov 2015

    Intech Online
    Network Administrator - Intern

  • Intech Online is one of India's Leading DoT Licensed Internet Service Provider. I worked in the Network Operations team and provided Tier-I NOC support, assisted network engineers with troubleshooting, maintenance, upgrading and auditing the ISP’s data center infrastructure.

  • I monitored the network activity using PRTG and escalated tickets in JIRA Service Desk to the appropriate engineering teams during network outages, operational issues and configuration changes and worked with personnel and facilities management staff to install, remove, or relocate network equipment and authored technical documentation for operating instructions, procedures, and controls to ensure trouble-free operation of systems.
  • Education

    2016 - 2018

    Master's Degree
    Master of Science (MS)

    University of Maryland, College Park

    Telecommunications Engineering


    Coursework: Networks and Protocols, Advanced Topics in Networking: Network Design and Configuration Lab, Distributed Systems in a Virtual Environment (Linux), Special Topics in Cybersecurity: System Security, Introduction to Cloud Computing etc.

    2012 - 2016

    Bachelor's Degree
    Bachelor of Engineering (BE)

    University of Mumbai

    Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering


    Coursework: Computer Communication and Networks, Internet and Voice Communications, Optical Communication and Networks, Data Encryption and Security, Telecommunications Network Management etc.

    Contact Me
    Feel free to contact me

    Location

    Herndon, VA

    Email

    omkardhomane@gmail.com