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Sr System Engineer Resume

Phoenix, AZ

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Hardware: HP, Dell, IBM, SAN, NAS, RAID, Rack Servers, Blades Servers \ Chassis, Laptops, Desktops, Confidential Data Domain 140 \ 160 series, Confidential Disk Arrays, Dell SAN Storage, IBM FC DS6000 Series, Dell M1000 Series, Amazon Cloud (AWS), Server Migration

Software: Windows Server 2000 - 2016 R2, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 10, SQL Server 2005-2016, Windows Remote Desktop Server, SAV, Windows System Center, Citrix \ XenApp, Linux, CentOS, VMware, ESXi 4.x, ESXi 5.x - ESXi 6.5, VM vCenter, vCenter Converter, Symantec Backup Exec, DNS, Active Directory, HP SIM and RDP Deployment Server, PowerShell 2.0, Microsoft IIS, Amazon Cloud (AWS), Server Migration, VMware vCenter 5.0 and 6.5 Web Interface, Avamar

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Sr System Engineer

Confidential, Phoenix, AZ

  • Build a new AWS environment for a new paperless project
  • Engineer an AWS environment for future use and growth
  • Cross train my colleagues in the AWS
  • Work within the VMware 6.5 Host and Storage environments
  • Work with Exchange, DNS and AD
  • Work with and assist in daily projects in all other environments
  • Work to maintain the integrity of existing systems and applications already in place

Sr System Engineer

Confidential, Tempe, AZ

  • Building a new VMware farm and migration of their physical servers to VMware 5.5 and 6.5 also standing up a vCenter 6.5 infrastructure.
  • Analyzing the old applications and O/S platforms they reside on with hopes of taking advantage of newer technologies.

Sr System Engineer

Confidential

  • Managed the VMware farm, hardware, applications, storage, alerts and networking that Confidential resided within
  • Controlled the VMware farm with vCenter 5.0 and also vCenter 6.5 w/web interface
  • PowerShell for some scripting
  • Architected the new web portal environment for the move to the Amazon Cloud
  • Migrated two hundred systems and applications in the Confidential infrastructure to AWS California region in 2015
  • In 2016 migrated the Confidential servers and applications from AWS California to AWS Oregon region (Lower Costs)
  • Worked on the hardware and software contracts for Confidential to bring them current and save costs
  • Created new also revised old documentation and procedures for the current and new Confidential environment
  • Maintained all patching and updates on the Confidential servers in AWS as well as the remaining one hundred twenty-five systems in the (Non-Cloud) State Confidential
  • Saved the Confidential approximately five-hundred thousand dollars over three years in AWS costs
  • Migrated the remaining Confidential environment in the State Confidential from VMware 4.1 and 5.0 to VMware 6.5
  • Managed Windows server 2003 thru 2016 as well as CentOS and Red Hat Linux versions 6.0 thru 7.2
  • Built SQL servers and clusters for the SQL DBA team and maintained the patching on them

Sr VMware \ Sr System Engineer

Confidential, Scottsdale, AZ

  • Maintained the VMware environment for hundreds of hosts and thousands of guests for Confidential .
  • Documented and created policies, procedures and record inventories for transitioning to the Confidential environment
  • Worked with the customer to fulfill their needs and requests for system builds and reconfigurations of systems.
  • Worked daily with ESX 3.5, ESXi 4.1 and 5.0
  • Worked on patching and other issues as they arose
  • Worked with project managers and architects to build a new Confidential and move existing systems to that DC

Sr System Engineer

Confidential, Phoenix, AZ

  • Stabilized the VMware farm of one hundred sixty guests on sixteen hosts
  • Migrated VMware servers and O/S from ESX 4.0 to ESXi 4.1 to 5.1
  • Managed and cleaned up alerts from HP SIM and Argent Guardian monitoring
  • Configuration of IIS servers for newly deployed applications
  • Repaired and configured forty-five application servers for the county’s inspection systems
  • Built and configured seventeen new servers and adding new storage for county’s GIS maps system
  • Repaired the SQL Servers 2003 - 2008 Cluster configurations
  • Corrected issues with Active Directory, DNS, F5 Load Balancers, HP and Dell NAS
  • Trouble shot fiber channel connectivity issues
  • Worked on patching and other issues as they arose

Sr System Engineer

Confidential, Tempe, AZ

  • Stabilized the current VMware ESX 4.0-ESX 4.1 environments, patches, load balancing and storage
  • Repaired Backup Exec 2010 v3 and earlier backups, reconfigured many jobs
  • Built and added new backup servers and libraries
  • Recreated new Server images to replace old systems and their applications
  • Repaired Active Directory and DNS issues at various sites in the US
  • Rebuilt SQL servers clusters and migrated multiple Databases
  • Worked on O/S updates, drive space shortage, DNS issues and Application problems

Sr System Engineer

Confidential, Phoenix, AZ

  • Worked with the Disaster Recovery Implementation Team to bring up a new DR site
  • Reviewed all documentation, configuration and recreation of existing systems for the new DR site

Sr System Engineer/Network Administrator

Confidential, Phoenix, AZ

  • Trouble shooting any issues that may arise to support the business environment, apps O\S or hardware
  • Daily maintenance of servers, network, AD and software issues
  • Maintained eighty backup servers in eighty locations backing up twelve-hundred eighty servers nightly
  • I repaired, configured and made certain the jobs ran and completed successfully
  • Backup Technology consisting of disk to disk (Virtual Tape), V Tape to DataDomain, and DD to Tape
  • VM Snapshot technology, Virtual Disk to DataDomain
  • VMware HA and Cluster Technology
  • VMware, Citrix and Windows Server Support 2000 - 2008 R2 support

Sr System Engineer/ Network Administrator

Confidential, Tempe, AZ

  • Configuration of cluster and SQL cluster servers on HP BL460c G2-7 series w/NetApp storage
  • VMware support P2V - V2V - vMotion
  • Trouble shooting any issues that may arise to support the business O/S, Applications and Active Directory
  • Was involved in every day maintenance of servers, network and AD issues
  • Creating and Maintained DNS and Active Directory Accounts

Network Project Engineer

Confidential, Tempe, AZ

  • Trouble shoot problems on O\S, Citrix or Application levels
  • Configuration of SQL Servers, Domain Controllers, Active Directory, Data Bases and Application servers
  • Setup and configuration of Windows 2003 and 2008r2 servers
  • Configuration of IIS server on Windows 2003 and 2008r2 servers
  • Configuration of VMware servers ESX 3.x - 4.x and ESXi 4.x
  • Configuration of Terminal Servers and user connectivity
  • Configuration of Citrix \ XenApp 4.5 and 5.0 in new and existing environments
  • IIS configuration and setup at all sites
  • Extensive Travel 210 days per year to offsite out of city and state clients
  • Project management

Sr System Engineer

Confidential, Phoenix, AZ

  • Configure MS Cluster Servers, Applications, AD, DNS and Terminal Servers
  • Spec and Configuration Systems with vendors and the business for Projects
  • Manage high availability medical information systems and applications
  • Build and install Linux VMware platforms ESX 2.1 - 3.x
  • Build and install servers under the Microsoft platform plus the applications they interface with
  • Trouble shot network\server connectivity issues on an O\S or Application level
  • Document processes and procedures regarding server and application build
  • Implement a new HP Open View environment
  • Project management

Sr System Engineer

Confidential, San Jose, CA

  • Managed 75 corporate Confidential servers and applications that are accessed worldwide on a 7x24 basis
  • Managed the corporate executive Exchange, Blackberry and SAV servers for the Confidential
  • Trouble shot problems on an O\S level or Application level as needed
  • Purchased hardware and instituted a backup and recovery plan for the Confidential servers.
  • Incorporated remote control tools for all servers and created a standard for remote cards (Drac\ iLO)
  • Participated on the corporate AD, Exchange 2000, XP, SP2, DR and the SOX404 project teams.
  • Created a corporate hardware standard for all Windows servers and implemented a DR plan for the San Jose Confidential .
  • Merged domains, accounts and applications from those companies that were acquired through mergers and acquisitions.
  • Analyzed application bandwidth and cost optimization using Citrix MetaFrame and Microsoft Terminal Services verses the purchasing of additional bandwidth.
  • Project management

Sr Technical Analyst Lead

Confidential, Glendale, AZ

  • Managed the hardware, hardware budget, inventory and customer service for the engineering campus (17,000 users)
  • Raised customer service satisfaction rating of the I.S. department from 53% to 98% within eighteen months.
  • Inherited a computer budget of two million dollars annually, trimmed by 25% within twenty four months and upgraded all systems on campus.
  • Paper usage was 1,000,000 sheets per month between printers and copiers, centralized all printers and copiers and reduced paper consumption by two thirds.
  • Implemented changes in business processes, new technologies and new business procedures.
  • Re-negotiated hardware contracts for early buyout and replacement, net efforts were reduced annual costs significantly while increasing overall efficiency.
  • Trouble shooting problems on an O\S level or Application level
  • Project management

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