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Arnaldo Morales

Freelance NetApp Architect
SpainToptal Member Since September 5, 2022

Arnaldo is a cloud solutions architect and senior consultant with 10+ years of experience working on large and small projects in the IT, telecommunications, and financial services industries. He is an expert in designing and implementing cloud infrastructure solutions and business cases, strategic roadmaps, and public and hybrid cloud architecture. As a professional passionate about technology and teamwork, Arnaldo enjoys solving complex problems and challenges.

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Aleksandar Zivanovic

Freelance NetApp Architect
United KingdomToptal Member Since June 18, 2020

Alex is a DevOps engineer with 10 years of experience and deep expertise in Linux and related technologies. In the software space, he has been a developer, tester, and automation engineer. In the systems space, he has been a systems engineer and a network engineer. With a wide range of experiences in both worlds, he provides multiple services for data center support, internal and external cloud operations, and DevOps engineering.

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Laurie Barnes

Freelance NetApp Architect
AustraliaToptal Member Since June 29, 2023

Laurie is a highly experienced storage and virtualization engineer with 20 years of industry experience. He is an expert in various storage services—including EMC, NetApp, IBM, Hitachi, and HPE—and virtualization platforms, such as VMware, Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV), Kernel-based Virtual Machine, and Microsoft Hyper-V. Laurie can run hands-on implementation and project tasks and design end-to-end solutions, having worked in presales, architecture, and professional services roles.

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Muhmud Ahmad

Freelance NetApp Architect
TurkeyToptal Member Since June 18, 2020

For over the past 20 years, Muhmud has been working with database services, mainly in the UK. He is a specialist in database development, administration, and business intelligence. Muhmud is also an accomplished Java/Spring full-stack developer, and AWS DevOps engineer, using tools such as Gitlab, Docker, and Kubernetes. More recently, he has also been involved with Go and Rust development. Muhmud's highly developed, hybrid skill set makes him a tremendous asset to any team.

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Domen Ipavec

Freelance NetApp Architect
SloveniaToptal Member Since February 26, 2020

Domen started his career at Zemanta as a full-stack developer working primarily with Go, Python, and JavaScript. Later he joined Google as a site reliability engineer and worked with Python and Go, set up monitoring and alert systems, and was on call for several internal storage systems. Domen excels at projects involving back-end services and technical challenges where he’s learning something new and can make an impact.

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Kareem Al-Naggar

Freelance NetApp Architect
EgyptToptal Member Since April 11, 2023

Kareem is a cloud and DevOps architect with over 15 years of experience in IT. He has focused on delivering cloud architecture solutions, infrastructure modernization, DevOps implementations, app modernization, and cloud-native and data-driven software development. Kareem has successfully helped many US and EMEA clients migrate their complex and sensitive workloads to the cloud in various industries such as government, manufacturing, media, marketing, and healthcare.

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Ethan Drower

Freelance NetApp Architect
United StatesToptal Member Since April 12, 2017

Ethan has a unique blend of development and infrastructure experience. Chicago based, he has multiple years of hard-earned experience in the dynamic electronic trading industry both as a developer and a Linux engineer. His experience in fast-paced environments enables him to jump in and provide technical value in almost any situation. Today, Ethan works primarily with Python and JavaScript technologies and focuses on web scraping.

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Alejandro Rivera Gonzalez

Freelance NetApp Architect
MexicoToptal Member Since August 23, 2017

Alejandro is an SRE/DevOps/MLOps engineer and expert in cloud technologies with experience in AWS and Azure on large production environments. He can automate anything from code deployment to infrastructure while ensuring best practices and proper monitoring. He has always been curious about how things work to make them more efficient and enjoys learning new technologies. Alejandro thrives in Agile environments where he can put his problem-solving skills to work.

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Robert Jackson

Freelance NetApp Architect
United StatesToptal Member Since September 28, 2021

Robert has been working with computer technology for over 20 years, primarily on the Linux platform, but he has much experience with other platforms as well. Over the last seven years, he has been working with virtualization and cloud platforms. In his current roles, he has supported many development teams with the help of third-party tooling as well as custom in-house tooling to create a more streamline CI/CD development and deployment process.

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Pavel Zelensky

Freelance NetApp Architect
EstoniaToptal Member Since October 28, 2021

Pavel is a self-driven professional with more than 15 years of experience who wants to make more outstanding contributions and enjoy the involvement and results of his work. He has a comprehensive background in building and managing cloud and on-premise IT infrastructures. Pavel also has a broad view of different aspects of IT, including planning, automating, and implementing deployments for various applications and creating infrastructure as a code using different toolsets.

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Maksym Pugach

Freelance NetApp Architect
UkraineToptal Member Since May 13, 2017

Maksym is a full-stack developer with several years of hands-on experience in building optimized SPAs and APIs. The bulk of his work consists of writing code for network management operations and utilizing his previous systems engineering experience to implement complex distributed and highly available architectures. Backed by a CS degree and multiple certifications in various fields (Sun, Microsoft, Cisco), Makysm's current back-end passion is Elixir and his most recent project with Angular.

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  • How are Toptal NetApp architects different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our NetApp architects to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 200,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut. You’ll work with engineering experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expert vetted talent from our network, custom matched to fit your business needs.

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    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a NetApp architect within 48 hours of signing up.

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    We make sure that each engagement between you and your NetApp architect begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you’re completely satisfied with the results, we’ll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you’d like. If you’re not completely satisfied, you won’t be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial.

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