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Director Of It Infrastructure\sr. Vmware Engineer Resume

College Park, MD

SUMMARY:

Savvy and highly Technical IT Professional with vast experience in leading in designing, developing, managing and delivering complex IT projects and providing high performance IT solutions and support. Resourceful, attentive to details and strong work ethics with diverse skills and efficient implementation. Stays up to date with development in technologies to initiate and implement technology driven solutions in facilitating operational work flow.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, College Park, MD

Director of IT Infrastructure\Sr. VMware Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of Network Engineers, Database Administrators, Desktop Support Engineers and Helpdesk support specialists
  • Responsible for the management of all changes to IT systems and applications, ensuring their continued availability and effectiveness.
  • Responsible for overseeing administration of Technical systems.
  • Assess current and future IT needs by consulting with all stakeholders and suggesting effective and efficient solutions Direct the integration of IT operations, computer hardware, operating systems, communications, software applications, data processing, and reporting systems.
  • Responsible for the units network and cyber security by creating necessary policies and ensuring that the security systems are appropriately configured.
  • Act as a liaison between vendors and the organization Act as Project manager for all IT projects Participated in Joint Task forces with other Confidential departments.
  • Research, plan and recommend software and system choices to meet an organization's business requirements
  • Developed and managed IT department Budgets Championed a cloud first approach and successfully migrated both SharePoint and Exchange from On Premise to Office 365 Configured and deployed VMware view/Horizon VDI system to aid In the telecommuting.
  • Setup and configured Dell and Cisco UCS servers Identifying upgrade needs and hiring technical consultants when warranted.
  • Installed, configured, deployed and managed VMware Sphere 5.5. 6.0 and 6.5 Installed, configured, deployed and managed Commvault 10.0 Installed, configured, deployed and managed Veeam Backup 9.0 Infrastructure installed, configured Netapp 3320 SAN and Dell Compellent SANS deployed to VMware environment.

Confidential, College Park, MD

Senior Network and VMware Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and maintain Microsoft Server 2008 network.
  • Maintain SQL and SharePoint servers.
  • Install and configure server software and hardware.
  • Troubleshoot and research solutions to network, computer and software errors.
  • Setup and configure Juniper firewall and VPN Maintain NFLC Vmware 4.1Esxi farm
  • Provide tier 3 support for Desktop/ helpdesk team Independently manage, maintain, and upgrade a multi - server XenApp 6.0 farm
  • Provide day to day Citrix end user support for onsite and remote users.
  • Anticipating, identifying, troubleshooting, mitigating, and resolving software problems on Citrix and supporting systems

Confidential, Washington, DC

Senior Technical Project Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Provide Systems Engineering support for Windows Server and Storage Systems on major projects, upgrades and installations.
  • Planning, testing, tuning, configuration and setup of Microsoft Exchange architecture as well as supporting related services
  • Develop documentation and implement Best Practices in support of managed antivirus, backup/disaster recovery, Microsoft Patch management and other automated services.
  • Design, implement and manage disaster recovery plan for servers.
  • Provide system administration functions in client IT environment and insure the client's infrastructure is set up and operating at the highest levels of availability
  • Perform regular security/firewall configuration (Cicso/Sonicwall) Maintain security of systems and networks.
  • This will include firewall and VPN management, host and network IDS, log monitoring and auditing, and enforcement of security policies.
  • Complete network assessments of all assigned clients based on industry best practices.
  • Serve as the Virtual CIO to SMB businesses and provide high level strategic consulting
  • Create, review, update, and enhance network documentation.
  • Setup configure and troubleshoot MS exchange 2003, 2007 and 2010
  • Develop, present and advocate for a series of recommendations designed to help the client stabilize their network and grow their business
  • Provide level 3 support and as technical escalation point for engineering staff. Provide “End to End” support to meet client needs.
  • Design, creation and troubleshooting of Group Policy Objects (GPO) managing the security and configuration of the windows and Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop desktop platforms.
  • Support and Maintain VMware 4.0ESX, 4.1ESXi and 5.0ESXi both in an enterprise environment and as standalone host Setup and configure dell equallogic and compellent SAN systems

Confidential, Baltimore, MD

Enterprise Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Lead Project Engineer supervising a team of 2 Engineers to achieve the following Tasks.
  • Configure, manage, monitor, maintain and troubleshoot of Windows Servers. Design, configure, and test network hardware and networking software Coordinate active directory cleanup to facilitate a smoother migration to Microsoft Office 365 cloud Design, set up, configure, and manage Microsoft Active Directory, Exchange, DNS, and DHCP Design, set up, configure, and manage a VMWare ESX and vSphere environment Upgrading from VMware ESX4.0 to VMWARE ESXi5.0 Support and Maintain VMWare ESXi farm.
  • Support, maintain and troubleshoot SQL server 2005/2008 on a Windows 2003
  • Clustered environment to support GIS application Set up, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot LAN and WAN connectivity
  • Manage 3Par Storage Area Network(SAN) Manage backup Exec job and set enterprise backup strategies including the sourcing and implementation of HP D2D Solution, Upgrading to backup exec 2010 Setting up the city's disaster recovery plan Configure and manage Blackberry Enterprise Server and Blackberry
  • Lead Network engineer for remote site setup for the Inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix

Confidential, Washington, DC

IT Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Managed a team of Network Engineers, Database Administrators, Desktop support specialists and Helpdesk Technicians.
  • Responsible for the management of all changes to live IT systems and applications and ensuring their continued availability and effectiveness.
  • Responsible for overseeing administration of Technical systems.
  • Assess current and future IT needs by consulting with people at all levels about the current work systems and deciding how improvements could be made.
  • In conjunction with WSI IT management and Network Engineer, Prepare or direct IT policy and plan strategy development and work out priorities for systems developments, maintenance and operations.
  • Oversee the provision of training for users and clients. Direct the integration of IT operations, computer hardware, operating systems, communications, software applications, data processing, and reporting systems.
  • Maintaining Overhead IT inventory. Act as a liaison between vendors and the organization Project manager for all IT projects Research, plan and recommend software and system choices to meet an organization's business requirements
  • Researching and purchasing hardware and software for users and different projects. Identifying upgrade needs and hiring technical consultants when warranted.
  • Installed, configured, deployed and managed Vmware Vphere 3.5 Installed, configured, deployed and managed Citrix Xenapp 5.0 Address all issues escalated by Network Engineers

Confidential, Washington, DC

Senior Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and maintain Microsoft Server 2003 network. Maintain Microsoft Exchange 2003/2007 email system and providing support to more than 400 users.
  • Monitor Symantec Antivirus status on server and network PCs Maintain SQL and SharePoint servers.
  • Maintain Symantec Backup Exec of company files and e-mail database and performing recovery tasks.
  • Provide advanced hardware and software support to users of Windows 2000, XP and Vista desktops and laptops, in home office, three remote offices, as well as in remote locations, in person, on the phone, and with documentation. Install and configure software and hardware.
  • Setting up small network environment for short term proposal work.
  • Troubleshoot and research solutions to network, computer and software errors.
  • Setup and configure Sonicwall and Cisco ASA firewalls Maintain and update the Barracuda email Spam Filter System Provide tier 3 support for Desktop and helpdesk teams

Confidential, Tulsa, OK

IT Systems Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Advanced server administration (planning, architecting, implementing, optimizing, tuning, troubleshooting, etc.) for Windows- and Novell Netware-based servers.
  • Coordinate, prioritize, and monitor the progress of tasks and activities of the L1 technicians.
  • Provide advanced Lotus notes support to L1 technicians and end-users Provide Lotus notes Training to IT Professionals and top level executives.
  • Provide advanced support for configuration, troubleshooting and resolving issues with core voice communications such as Confidential telephones VOIP and voice mail systems.
  • Recommend, install, configure, and fine tune new server-based hardware, operating systems, and software for optimum performance. Support and troubleshoot Cisco Routers and Switches
  • Recommend, install, configure, test and troubleshoot WAN, VLAN, firewall, VPN and other network/remote access systems.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues with existing server-based hardware, operating systems, and software for optimum performance.
  • Provide supplemental back-up support to the Helpdesk and Level 1 (“L1”) Support technicians in all hardware, software, and peripheral equipment issues.
  • Provide research and analysis for, developing cost budgets for, and recommending new I.T.-related hardware, software and systems as directed and requested by the department manager. Research, analyze and recommend appropriate technology to be used at different job sites Manage Citrix Presentation server 4 Environment

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