Damodhar Naidu Challagundla, Developer in Toronto, ON, Canada
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Damodhar Naidu Challagundla

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Networking Developer

Toronto, ON, Canada
Toptal Member Since
November 15, 2023

Damodhar is a senior network DevOps engineer with 15+ years of expertise in network infrastructure, automation, service delivery, and AWS cloud. He is proficient in constructing, configuring, activating, and overseeing networks for B2B and B2C clients, managing the deployment of approximately 25,000 hardware units sourced from various vendors. Damodhar excels in OpenStack, virtual router migration, and secure SD-WAN connectivity. He's also skilled in backup and disaster recovery on AWS.


Syncomint Technologies Inc.
Networking, Software-defined Networking (SDN), Routing, Network Switching...
QA Testing, Business Requirements, E2E Testing, Datadog, Data Analysis...
Tech Mahindra
Networking, Routing, Cisco Switches, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)...




Preferred Environment

ISP Servers, Enterprise Networks, Data Center Networks, Amazon Web Services (AWS), OpenStack, SD-WAN, Data Analysis, Network Monitoring, Network Switching, Routing, Network Automation

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is a self-healing innovation that handles more than half of the network faults automatically through log analysis utilizing ML and AI.

Work Experience

Telecom Network Infrastructure and Operations Manager

2021 - PRESENT
Syncomint Technologies Inc.
  • Spearheaded an in-depth analysis of network components, including architecture, configuration management, self-healing mechanisms, data analytics, monitoring systems, processes, and resilience measures.
  • Supervised the management and operation of the college's data center, including server infrastructure, storage systems, backup, and disaster recovery solutions.
  • Used Cucumber and internal tools to automate network checks, including standard configurations and protocol verifications. Ensured consistency in network and device failover configurations, ultimately ensuring the stability of the network.
Technologies: Networking, Software-defined Networking (SDN), Routing, Network Switching, SD-WAN, Network Monitoring, Open-source Software (OSS), Telecom Business Support Systems (BSS), E2E Testing, Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS), CCNA, System Administration

Network DevOps Engineer

2018 - 2021
  • Worked in an agile development environment of operations support systems (OSS)/business support systems (BSS) applications iterative release E2E testing. Coordinated with teams, including the testing and infrastructure teams.
  • Tracked new stories, epics, test scenarios, and automation scripts in Jira. Used Netcracker and Netcool tools for delivery and assurance.
  • Ran a total of 2,000 test cases daily by using Selenium automation.
Technologies: QA Testing, Business Requirements, E2E Testing, Datadog, Data Analysis, Open-source Software (OSS), BSS

Broadband Network Engineer

2012 - 2018
Tech Mahindra
  • Handled the administration and preparation of network resources of access nodes, including digital subscriber line access multiplexers (DSLAMs), aggregators, ethernet concentrators, management gateways, and customer edge devices.
  • Used tools for designing, configuring, and maintaining hardware. Utilized Ixia, Wireshark, Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA), Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO), and LogicMonitor.
  • Tested the hardware and introduced approximately 5,000 Cisco and Huawei hardware to production.
Technologies: Networking, Routing, Cisco Switches, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Infrastructure, System Administration

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Network Engineer

2007 - 2011
  • Acted as the network administrator and test engineer for MPLS networks, including administering end-to-end (E2E) connectivity, identifying problems, and configuring network elements.
  • Tracked network issues by using local tracking tools and Excel sheets.
  • Completed E2E traffic flow tests for more than 200 customer sites.
Technologies: Networking, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), QA Testing, IP Routing, Cisco Switches, E2E Testing, System Administration

DashBoard for Network Incidents and Traffic Monitoring

Created a single dashboard for enterprise and residential incidents, outages, and end-to-end (E2E) traffic monitoring. Here, we have introduced the Datadog tool, which collects the traffic and log data from the network infrastructure and application servers and puts it as a graphical representation. I also developed the automation scripts to ensure the network is stable and efficient.
2002 - 2006

Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) - Hyderabad, India


SAFe 4.6



Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)






Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Cisco Network Associate


Wireshark, Splunk, Cucumber, VMware


Automation, E2E Testing, Agile, Software-defined Networking (SDN)




Amazon Web Services (AWS), OpenStack




Networking, CCNA, QA Testing, Business Requirements, Open-source Software (OSS), BSS, Routing, Cisco Switches, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Infrastructure, IP Routing, Juniper, LAN, WAN, Traffic Analysis, System Administration, Data Analysis, Design, Chemistry, ISP Servers, Enterprise Networks, Data Center Networks, SD-WAN, Network Monitoring, Network Configuration, Network Switching, Network Automation, Telecom Business Support Systems (BSS), Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS), Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)

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