Our appreciation for our Network Operations Center and our 600+ technician team doesn’t end just because NOCtober is coming to a close. We love celebrating our NOC and the technicians who provide our partners with 24x7x365 service and the technical “heavy-lifting” that keeps their networks running. We asked these technicians a series of questions, designed to help you get to know them better. Today we are sharing Rakesh Gharat's answers. Keep reading our latest employee spotlight to learn why Rakesh is such a valuable NOC team member!
Meet Rakesh Gharat
Rakesh Gharat is a 31-year-old RTM technician working in the Vikings department. He describes his spirit animal as a lion, but also has a contagious smile that he says “brings a smile to others faces!” He is an Aquarius that is very family-oriented, saying that if his house was on fire, he would run back in to save his family and “the first souvenir given to me by my girlfriend, who is now my wife.”
His Professional Pursuits
Rakesh is a team player, and enjoys bonding and playing sports with his NOC team. He is very happy with his career working at the NOC and currently ungergoing his Microsoft Certified Server Engineer certification, but he also has a passion for drama and acting. If he weren’t working as a technician, Rakesh says he would love to be in theatrical or commercial cinema! He is very ambitious and has high aspirations in life, which are definitely qualities we value having on our NOC team.
His Personal Passions
When Rakesh isn’t working in the NOC or on his drama skills, you can find him listening to Michael Jackson in his spare time. His favorite movie is Home Alone, and one of his favorite actors is Tom Cruise. Although he isn’t much of a bookworm, Rakesh does enjoyy cartoons, and his favorite character is Popeye! His best friends call him “Rocky,” and he lives life by the motto, “give respect, get respect!”
Rakesh Gharat is one of the many valuable members on our 600+ NOC team, and we’re happy to get to know him on a deeper level. As NOCtober continues, look our for more NOC employee spotlights!
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