Ajesh Ajay Bhargava
992 Alpine Terrace
Unit #6
Sunnyvale, CA 94086


Senior Linux Administrator with 5+ years of experience in system design and architecture and a total of 15+ years of systems administration and troubleshooting. Managed a variety of server types and services, including web stacks (Apache, Tomcat, MySQL, PostgreSQL, PHP, Perl), build farms (Batch processing, make) and backend services (DNS, DHCP, NFS, CIFS). Designed high capacity virtualization infrastructure (100's of hosts, 1000's of VM's) using VMware ESX/ESXi and VMware vCenter with backend SAN-based storage from EMC and NetApp as well as alternatives such as Openfiler. Strong monitoring experience with Nagios/Icinga and Cacti, configuration management via Puppet. Mentored and managed a team to support SonicWALL's entire engineering team.

Technical Skills Summary

Linux Distributions:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4/5/6, CentOS 4/5/6, Ubuntu, Debian, Slackware and Gentoo
Network Devices:
Cisco routers and switches, Foundry load balancers and SSL off-loaders SonicWALL firewalls and SSL-VPN devices, HP/Dell/Arista switches, EMC/NetApp SAN and NAS appliances
Programming Languages:
Perl, PHP, Shell Scripting (Bourne Again), SQL, JavaScript, JQuery
Network Services:
Apache, Lighttpd, Tomcat, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SSH, xinetd, IPtables, Firewalls, NAT Routing, Network Bridging, NIS, DHCPD, Bind, NFS, CIFS, autofs, load balancing
VMware vSphere, vCenter, Xen, OVirt
Other Technologies:
Nagios/Icinga, Cacti, Puppet


Dell, Inc. (formerly SonicWALL, acquired May 2012) October 2006 - Current
San Jose, CA

Engineering Manager (July 2010 - Current)
Senior Software Engineer (February 2008 - July 2010)
Senior Systems Administrator (October 2006 - February 2008)
Linux and VMware specialist leading a team to manage and maintain all critical Engineering servers and services. Administered both production and development environments. Designed, evaluated and tested solutions to serve current needs as well as future growth. Participated in on-call rotation and served as a main point of contact for all server problems.
Ajesh Ajay Bhargava


Taos Mountain, Inc. March 2006 - October 2006
Santa Clara, CA

Linux Consultant for SonicWALL
Fastrack Design, Inc. November 2005 - March 2006
San Jose, CA

Web Design / Systems Administrator Intern
Bhargava MD / Precision Laser Center August 2003 - September 2005
Lawton, OK

Sirius Systems January 1997 - July 1997
Lawton, OK

Customer Advocate


ProjectPier - Reminders Plugin November 2011 - January 2012

DeathByList.com April 2011 - July 2011

Ajesh Ajay Bhargava


Cameron University School of Business June 2005 - August 2005
Southwest Sales Incorporated August 2004 - December 2004


Master of Public Health
St. George's University, Grenada, West Indies

Bachelor of Science - Independent Studies
Cameron University, Lawton, OK