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Data Center Network Administrator Resume

Washington, DC

SUMMARY:

Twenty - eight years of experience in designing, implementing, configuring, maintaining and administering Confidential in a LAN/WAN environment. Involved in high-level management IT solution decisions, focusing on reducing costs and increasing operational efficiencies.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Washington, DC

Data Center Network Administrator

  • Data Center Network Engineer/Administrator for the Confidential headquarters and all field locations
  • Provide full-time operations support and project management assistance
  • Participate in all weekly IT Engineering Review Board and Change Control Board meetings for technical review of proposed IT solutions.
  • Perform tier two/three support for enterprise Active Directory (2008/2012/2016 ), Microsoft Exchange (2003/2010/O365G. VMware vSphere 5.5/6.5,
  • Perform monthly security updates via Microsoft SCCM for all workstations and servers.
  • Responsible for monitoring and maintaining networks via Orion Solarwinds and Load Runner
  • Senior engineer in Disaster Recovery administration, implementation and annual verification tests.
  • Lead engineer on MS Office 365G implementation - Hybrid/Windows Azure Infrastructure
  • Responsible for all server installation, configuration and implementation
  • Perform Nessus vulnerability scans on all servers in the Confidential infrastructure
  • Upgraded on-premise Exchange 2013 implementation to Exchange 2016
  • Migrated agency from Lync 2013 to Skype for Business 2015

Confidential, Sterling, VA

Network Engineer

  • Network Engineer for the Office of CIO networking team for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's Federal Agency
  • Provide full-time operations support and project management assistance
  • Participate in weekly Technical Review Board and Change Control Board meetings for technical review of proposed IT solutions.
  • Perform tier two/three support for enterprise Active Directory (2008/2012), Microsoft Exchange (2003/2010/O365G/O365), VMware vSphere 5.0 and Citrix XenApp 6.0/6.5, Citrix Access Gateway, Cisco ASA and Palo Alto security devices.
  • Perform tier three support for BlueCoat Proxy appliances
  • Perform monthly security updates via WSUS for all agency servers
  • Responsible for monitoring and maintaining networks via Manage Engine Operations Manager, Solarwinds and Splunk.
  • Responsible for enterprise wide network backups/restoration including off site rotation
  • Performed Netapp appliance installation, configuration, and maintenance. Including establishing snapshots and snap vaults backups.
  • Lead engineer in COOP (Continuity Of Operations) development and implementation utilizing Netapp snap vault technologies
  • Lead engineer on MS Office 365G implementation - Hybrid/Windows Azure Infrastructure
  • Lead engineer on MS Office 365 implementation at REI Systems headquarters - Hybrid/Windows Azure Infrastructure
  • Lead engineer on Aruba wireless network implementation utilizing Juniper switches and Aruba wireless access points
  • Performed 100% agency wide desktop refresh/upgrades utilizing Windows Deployment Services ( Confidential )
  • Performed 100% organization wide laptop refresh/upgrade utilizing Fog (REI Corporate)

Confidential, Martinsburg, West Virginia

Network Engineer

  • Network Engineer on the Enterprise Network Security Transition Team.
  • Participate in weekly change control board meetings for technical review of proposed IT solutions.
  • Perform tier three 24x7 support for the enterprise VPN solution utilizing Citrix Access Gateway, Citrix Clean Access Manager, Citrix Netscaler load balancing appliances, Cisco Any connect client software, and Cisco ASA devices.
  • Subject matter expert on Sourcefire IDS/IPS sensors and Defense Centers implemented in four Trusted Internet Connection (TIC2) gateways supporting 450,000 users.
  • Implemented Stratum 0, Stratum 1 and Stratum 2 enterprise Network Time Protocol solution utilizing End-run Technologies Tempus LX CDMA appliances.
  • Responsible for monitoring and maintaining networks via HP OpenView and Solarwinds.
  • Technical writer for tier 1 and tier 2 transition documentation.

Confidential, Harrisonburg, Virginia

Shift Supervisor

  • Responsible for network intrusion detection/prevention in the cloud computing network of the Cyber Information Center via McAfee 6050 and 8000 sensors and McAfee Network Security Manager
  • Responsible for reverse engineering and remediation of successful penetrations.
  • Responsible for SEIM configuration, analysis and correlation of network events utilizing SPLUNK and Nitro Security ESM.
  • Responsible for daily server and network device deviation investigations utilizing SignaCert
  • Responsible for site virus software implementation utilizing McAfee ePolicy Orchestrato 4.x
  • Performed network device monitoring with HP Network Node Manager
  • Team Lead/Supervisor for night shift.

Confidential, Hagerstown, MD

Network Engineer

  • Responsible for installing, integrating, configuring and maintaining Cisco network hardware to support global operations at Confidential ’s Disaster Recovery Center.
  • Responsible for network configuration for server moves, additions and changes.
  • Responsible for network documentation.
  • Responsible for researching and testing new network switching gear including Cisco Nexus unified computing platform.
  • Responsible for monitoring and maintaining network gear via HP OpenView and Network Instruments Gigastor devices.
  • Responsible for monitoring and administering redundant circuits to the Disaster Recovery Center (ATT, Verizon and L3)
  • Team lead for quarterly disaster recovery exercises.
  • Provide global network support on a 24x7x365 as an on call team member.

Confidential

Chief Information Officer

  • Managed all aspects of organization including Information Technologies, Human Resources, Marketing, and Finance.
  • Responsible for implementing, integrating, upgrading, and maintaining all hardware, software, and network systems for a startup company.
  • Negotiated with vendors routinely for server and system procurement for both organization and clients.
  • Lead technician and point of contact on all engagements.
  • Mentored staff.
  • Developed organizational policies and procedures.
  • Developed web sites (organization as well as clients) utilizing Net Objects Fusion, MS FrontPage, Photoshop and Dreamweaver.

Confidential, Winchester, VA

Systems Analyst

  • Responsible for implementing, integrating, upgrading, and maintaining hardware, software and network systems for the world’s largest ecommerce internet hardware store.
  • Implemented company-wide federal government regulation compliant wireless network utilizing Cisco hardware.
  • Implemented and maintained Email marketing campaign utilizing Campaigner Pro.
  • Implemented and maintained FedEx Ship Manager Network System Software.
  • Implemented and maintained UPS WorldShip Network System Software.
  • Implemented real-time network monitoring/alerting software on servers, workstations, routers, and switches.
  • Maintained Cisco firewalls, routers and switches.
  • Maintained corporate wide anti-virus implementation (Symantec).

Confidential, Fairfax, VA

Senior Manager

  • Managed four person staff, providing server and workstation support to 1,200 employees and 14 WAN sites nationwide.
  • Managed 30 + servers, including network attached storage (NAS), accounting systems, MS SharePoint Portal servers, applications servers, MS Exchange, external and internal web presences, file/print server, MS ISA servers, and Cisco PIX firewalls
  • Responsible for implementing, integrating, upgrading, and maintaining hardware, software, and network systems for a $180 million dollar company.
  • Negotiated with vendors routinely for server and system procurement.
  • Developed corporate IT audit guidelines and assessment templates, allowing de-centralization of on-site audits, saving consulting and travel expense while minimizing risk to the corporation as a whole.
  • Developed company-wide policy on workstation, laptop and server standard hardware requirements, increasing consistency and decreasing troubleshooting time and effort.
  • Instrumental in evaluation, identification, and negotiation of MPLS network for the organization, resulting in 30% savings to the company’s bandwidth cost while improving performance by 400%.
  • Directed network integration and consolidation of acquired companies: Amerind and Computer & High-tech Maintenance (CHM).

Confidential, Fairfax, VA

Manager

  • Managed six person staff, providing server and workstation support to 9,500 employees and 87 sites nationwide.
  • Managed 110 + servers, including storage area network (SAN), network attached storage (NAS), accounting systems, CRM, MS SharePoint Portal Server (intranet implementation), HR ERP, MS Exchange, external web presences, file/print servers, and application servers.
  • Responsible for implementing, integrating, upgrading, and maintaining hardware, software, and network systems for a $1.5 billion dollar company.
  • Negotiated with vendors routinely for server and system procurement. Resulting in $1.5 million in savings over a 5 year period.
  • Developed corporate IT audit guidelines and assessment templates, allowing de-centralization of on-site audits, saving consulting and travel expense while minimizing risk to the corporation as a whole.
  • Developed company-wide policy on workstation, laptop and server standard hardware requirements, increasing consistency and decreasing troubleshooting time and effort.
  • Instrumental in evaluation, identification, and negotiation of new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, resulting in 45% savings to the company's per seat cost.
  • Implemented geographically dispersed disaster recovery architecture on mission critical systems (email, cost accounting system, HR system, BD systems and mission critical file systems).
  • Directed network integration and consolidation of acquired companies: Vector Data Systems, Techmatics, Confidential, Analysis & Technology, Sherikon, SIGCOM Training Division, and Information Spectrum Incorporated.

Confidential, Fairfax, VA

Senior Network Engineer

  • Maintained data networks, computer operations and LAN/WAN development.
  • Planned and administered Microsoft Exchange rollouts/conversions for 5,000 users.
  • Managed anti-virus software installation, directory service integration, and internet/intranet/extranet consolidation.
  • Integrated Novell Netware NDS with Windows NT domains via NDS for NT.
  • Migrated Novell Netware v3.12 servers to Novell Netware NDS Tree.
  • Led project to collapse 45 Windows NT Server v4.0 domains into a single Windows 2000 Active Directory.
  • Implemented a company-wide IP addressing scheme to facilitate routing between sites.
  • Implemented real time performance monitoring and alerting software on servers.
  • Implemented and maintained backup/restore procedure for servers, including offsite tape rotation.
  • Implemented packet shaping hardware/software to facilitate proper utilization of bandwidth.

Network Enginee

Confidential

  • Led development of corporate internal and external web site and maintained authentication mechanisms.
  • Installed and maintained 3,000-user frame relay WAN, consisting of Cisco routers and switches, 18 IntraNetWare 3.12, 4.11, and 5.0 servers and 60 Windows NT 4.0/2000 servers.
  • Installed the administrative Novell 3.12/Windows NT 4.0 LANs, including configuration of file and print servers, upgrade and installation of all applications on the following US Navy AEGIS class ships:
  • USS CAPE ST. GEORGE (CG 71)
  • USS VELLA GULF (CG 72)
  • USS PORT ROYAL (CG 73)
  • USS YORKTOWN (CG 48)
  • USS CURTIS WILBER (DDG 54)
  • USS PAUL HAMILETON (DDG 60)
  • USS HOPPER (DDG 70)

Jr. Database Developer

Confidential

  • Provided end-user desktop support for 500 users.
  • Designed and constructed complex relational database systems using MS FoxPro 2.0, 2.5, 2.6, and Visual FoxPro for the following:
  • American Embassy in Japan
  • National Center for Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Underwater Ship Husbandry
  • Program Executive Office for Surface Combatants
  • PRC - Corrosion Control Database
  • Techmatics - Contracts History Database (Copyrighted)

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Network Operating Systems: MS Windows Server (3.5 - 2012), Novell Netware/IntraNetWare 3.x - 5.x

Database Systems: MS SQL, Oracle, MS Access, Foxpro, Clipper, DB3, DB4

LAN Topologies: CAT 3, CAT 4, CAT 5 and CAT 6; Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n, 802.1x

WAN Topologies: Point-to-Point, Frame Relay, MPLS

Security/Firewalls: Cisco PIX, Cisco ASA, Checkpoint NG, Palo Alto Firewalls, Juniper Firewalls, McAfee 6500 & 8500 IDS/IPS, Sourcefire IDS/IPS, Nitro View SIEM, Trustwave SIEM

Network Management Software: BMC, MS Operations Manager, Solarwinds, HP OpenView, HP

Network Node Manager:

Internet Security & Acceleration: MS ISA Server, SSL Certificates, RSA SecurID (2 Factor Authentication), PhoneFactor

Anti-Virus: Symantec Enterprise, McAfee ePO (Enterprise Policy Orchestrator)

Enterprise Email: MS Exchange (In a SAN environment utilizing Fibre Channel & Brocade Switches), Office 365, Office 365G

Storage: Direct Disk (RAID 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10), SAN, NAS

Customer Relationship: MS CRM, Salesforce

ERP & Cost Accounting: Peoplesoft, Deltek System I, GCS Premier, Costpoint, QuickBooks

Web Servers: MS IIS, IPlanet, Apache, Tomcat

Intranet/Extranet: MS SharePoint Server

Marketing: Campaigner Pro

Switching: Cisco, Extreme Networks (Black Diamond), Juniper

Virtual Environment: VMWare ESXi

Remote Access: Citrix NetScaler’s, Citrix Server Farms, Cisco VPN solutions, OpenVPN

VMware Vsphere: Install, Configure, Manage (v5.0 & 5.1) Training provided by Global Knowledge

Desktop/Laptop Deployment: MS Windows WDS, Microsoft Deployment Services, FOG

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