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Harsh Kotak

Network Engineer at Charter Communications

I am a passionate network and cloud engineer with 5+ years of experience in the Telecom and Cable Service Provider industry. I have a diverse background in the fields of datacenter networking, compute, storage, virtualization and containerization technologies. I pride myself in being current with industry trends and new methodologies to ensure my work is optimal. I approach my day with a positive attitude, perseverance and professionalism, all while being able to remain calm when faced with challenges.

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Senior Network Engineer
Charter Communications

June 2016 - Present, Denver, CO

Charter Communications is a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 30 million customers in 41 states through its Spectrum brand.

  • Working on the datacenter network, NFV and platform architecture team at Charter Advanced Engineering. Responsibilities include planning, design, implementation and optimization of network systems.
  • Worked on development of containers as a service platform to deploy and manage scalable Kubernetes clusters across vSphere and AWS.
  • Incorporate test and build pipelines for a full stack deployment with infrastructure, Kubernetes and application charts.
  • Evaluate, test, and design all components of NFV including NFVI, VIM and NFVO for edge and datacenter use cases.
  • Certified use of packet acceleration technologies and SmartNICs for OpenStack and NFV cloud.
  • Developed ansible playbooks to automate provisioning and management of Red Hat OpenStack clouds.
  • Worked on installation, configuration, administration, and troubleshooting of OpenStack and Ceph.
  • Developed test cases and performed certification testing of datacenter switching platforms.
  • Worked on redesign, build and management of the lab consisting 70+ racks of infrastructure from the ground up including network, compute, storage, virtualization and shared services.
  • Collaborate with different video and software engineering teams to standardize solution and implementation options.
  • Participate in strategic architecture and roadmap development; provide tier support across organizations.
  • Create and review design specification, system builds, configuration and associated documentation.

Automation Engineer Intern

May 2015 - Aug 2015, Denver, CO

Comcast is the largest provider of cable television, internet, telephone, and wireless services in the United States.

  • Worked within the EPS Voice Engineering department of Comcast to automate tasks and support Big Data Analytics.
  • Developed stored procedures and ETL tools in Microsoft SQL Server to process CDR and other usage data from switches.


Masters in Telecommunications Engineering
GPA: 3.7 out of 4
Bachelors in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
GPA: 3.6 out of 4


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