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Rahul Ramachandran

Product Manager

Rahul Ramachandran
Sunnyvale (94089) United States (California)
Professional Status
Employed
Available
About Me
Innovator, idealist and strategist with a keen eye for business growth plan & strategies.
Seasoned product manager with high level of technical and business knowledge to get any product/solutions to its highest potential, with primary focus on customer/user experience.
Experience

Product Line Manager

Juniper Networks
Since January 2019
Full-time
Sunnyvale
United States - California
  • Define product requirements and manage Juniper's next-generation firewalls and SD-WAN solution.
  • Evaluate market and business potentials for network security and secure SD-WAN solutions.
  • Develop and drive distributed enterprises 5G strategy and craft the future of branch connectivity.
  • Drive product positioning, messaging and manage go-to-market activities.
  • Expertise in Network Security solutions and secure SD-WAN.
  • Work closely with engineering teams to drive product design and development.
  • Interact with customers and partners to showcase Juniper's solution and gather requirements to design simplified solutions.
  • Define new solutions and extend/customize reference solutions.
  • Engage in technical customer meetings, including detailed product overview/demos, and in-depth technical conversations.
  • Engage in GTM activities including design of marketing materials for new products and solutions
  • Develop and conduct technical field training and solutions deep dive for sales team and customers.
  • Perform business and technical competitive analysis including Cisco, Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks and others.
  • Work with engineering to design, implement and improve features and solutions.
  • Designed and executed customer profile use-cases and test plans.
  • Tested end-to-end firewall features and services such as Polices, NAT, AppSecure, UTM, IDP, IPsec VPN, HA of Juniper SRX Firewalls.
  • Performed firewall capability testing in a simulated environment using 3rd party tools, viz. Breaking Point, Ixia - IxExplorer/IxLoad and Spirent.
  • Designed complex automation test infrastructure for the team and writing automation scripts in Perl for performing test execution.
  • Mentored interns and new hires by providing training and guidance.
  • Provided technical support to customers to monitor and manage their network and security devices
  • Provided on-demand support to customers by live troubleshooting and resolving network issues
  • Testing telecom services such as MMS, Video and Image transcoding on an end to end call flow
  • Developed and maintained log management automation tools using LAMP (Perl) stack
  • Prepared Test Plan, Design Document and generated Test Cases
  • Created Business Components for automation test cases using BPT framework in QTP
  • Managed a team of 10 by delegating and coordinating tasks, handling training sessions for new joiners
  • Periodic tracking and maintenance of defects, created and maintained Defect Prevention Plan document
Skills

Publications

  • Android Anti-Virus Analysis, ASIA 2012 (Academic Track of NYS Cyber Security Conference, 2012) (Best Paper)
  • Best Security Practices for Android, BlackBerry and iOS, IEEE SECON, 2012
  • Application Note: Ethernet Switching on SRX Branch Series - URL
    https://www.juniper.net/documentation/en_US/release-independent/solutions/information-products/pathway-pages/ethernet_switching_srx_app_note.pdf

Certification

  • JNCIS-SEC
  • JNCIA Junos
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEHv9)
  • CCNA
  • CCNP - Route/Switch

Cloud Computing

  • Virtualization technologies - VMware ESXi, KVM
  • Public Cloud - Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure
  • Cloud Solutions - Private, Hybrid and Public Cloud designing and migration
  • Security-as-a-Serice (SaaS) and Managed Security Solutions
  • Understanding of VMXNET3, DPDK, VirtIO

Network Security

  • Secure SD-WAN
  • Application Security - Identification, Firewalling, App Quality of Service
  • UTM - Web Filtering, Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam
  • NAT
  • Intrusion Prevention (IPS)
  • Application Layer Gateways
  • Virtual Private Networks - IPSec
  • Firewall Policing/Filter/Authentication
  • DDoS Prevention

Security Tools

  • Security Risk Assessment
  • NMAP, Nessus, Maltego, FOCA, CAIN,
  • Backtrack/Kali Linux
  • Metasploit Pro

Scripting Languages

  • Perl, Shell

Network Test Tools

  • Breaking Point Solution
  • IXIA - IxExplorer, IxLoad
  • Spirent - Test Center, Avalanche
  • Open Source - Ostinato, Scapy, Wireshark, TCPreplay

Operating System

  • Windows (PC & Server)
  • Linux - Debian (Ubuntu), Red Hat (RHEL, CentOS)
  • Junos OS

Tools

  • Advanced in Microsoft Office - Word, Powerpoint & Excel
  • Experienced in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Advanced in screen capture and video editing tools - Camtasia, Snagit
Education

Master of Science in Networking and System Administration

Rochester Institute of Technology, NY

September 2011 to May 2013
Research Assistant, Mobile Anti-Spyware Analysis
• Research on Security aspects of various Anti-Malwares on the Android Operating System
• Analyzing the operating functionalities of Malware and Anti-Malware applications

Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication

Anna University

September 2004 to May 2008
Interests

Arts