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Systems Administrator Resume

Cranford, NJ

ABOUT ME

With over 12 years in the IT field I have extensive experience in all aspects of the industry. I started as a Network engineer, working with Cisco equipment, DNS, Linux OS and Firewalls through several years as a Senior Windows Administrator for a Big 5 accounting firm, to a shift in my career at NBA into the Data Center & Facilities field while maintaining hands on technical experience with the latest cutting edge technology. During my time at the NBA I worked with Citrix, VMware and EMC storage, I then changed to HCL America during which time I helped design and build a Tier III data center from conception through construction and completion. I have extensive Project Management experience from small projects to entire data center migrations. I was then hired by Nomura Securities a Financial company where I worked heavily with high speed trading and market data networks and ultimately consulting for companies such as Time Warner. I also started my own IT consulting company Accuracy Services provide personal service and expertise to my clients.

WORK HISTORY

Confidential, Cranford NJ (Consultant) 10-2011 -- Present

Consulting contracts include: Newark Education Trust | Time Warner | Jaffe Communications | Over the Moon PR
DATA CENTER Consultant

I started this company formally in 2011 after leaving Nomura Securities. As the Lead consultant I have worked with small to medium sized companies to refresh their IT operations and IT facilities and allowed them to virtualize their business and secure their infrastructure. My clients include two public relations companies, an Education Trust company and a large Media Giant. The project scope included virtualizing their physical hardware, hardening their networks, global remote access, security and cloud vaulting of their backups. Upon completion I was able to lower their IT spending by over 40%. For the larger Media company I was the Subject Matter Expert for their global data center consolidation project in which I surveyed all of their large facilities, interviewed their managers and built a project application that was able to measure all of their data centers with over 400 metrics resulting in a C-Level plan to consolidate or expand their sites providing the costs, availability, constraints and final recommendations. Nomura Securities, Piscataway, NJ (FTE) 10-2010 - 10-2011

The bank of Japan, and a global securities and financial trading company.

Co-Location data center manager - HIGH FREQUENCY TRADING
I was hired to re-engineer five remote data centers in New Jersey supporting the mission-critical high-frequency market trading equities group. With extremely tight deadlines, ultra high visibility and responsibility for multi-million dollar trading activity this role was critical to Nomura's online trading business. Leveraging breakthrough leadership and facilities management expertise to direct a team of five professionals in elevating the performance of each physical site, including removing old equipment, reducing monthly leases, and improving incident response time.

Confidential, Parsippany, NJ (FTE) 10-2008 - 10-2010

The second largest India based tech and managed Services Company. Globally they have 30,000+ employees.

Data center and facility manager - mANAGED SERVICES
Hired to manage an existing data center previously owned by Toys 'R' US, as well as the construction of a new US-based site. Expertly administrated all phases of the project, including planning, construction/build-out, permitting/inspections, commissioning, client migration, facility infrastructure, reporting, service desk startup, physical security, access control, and policy/procedure/SOP documents. After completion of the data center I was tasked with leading the initial large scale migration of the entire existing data center into the new location. During this project we refreshed hardware, virtualized systems and decommissioned much of the legacy systems. I was able to reduce the outdated 4000sf into 1000sf of new space and drastically reduce power and cooling consumption.

Confidential, Secaucus, NJ (FTE) 5-2007 - 9-2008

Data center operations supervisor

Quickly promoted from Windows System Administrator to utilize extensive knowledge in data center operations to manage data center hardware, network hardware, cables, power, cooling, Netbackup, power-distribution, maintenance/cleaning, racking/stacking, new hardware and decommissioning and tape backups. Generated and distributed weekly reports on power consumption, hardware maintenance, offsite tape storage, and infrastructure. Improved backups and restores 90% by engineering a transition from an individual tape Netbackup system to a new centralized robotic library. Managed the entire project including researching/procuring the hardware, installing required infrastructure, and establishing backup policy/rotation for the entire company.

Confidential, Secaucus, NJ (FTE) 4-2001 - 5-2007
One of the Big Four accountancy/consultancy with more than 100,000 employees.

Senior Systems Administrator
Played a key role in the management of 1,500+ Citrix and Windows servers to support a wide variety of large financial clients. Ensured the optimal operating efficiency and availability of Citrix, Active Directory, IIS applications, racking and stacking and server builds. Was awarded several customer service awards and going above and beyond to restore customers systems during virus and hardware outages. Lead a Firm wide project to create an automated install process so that building servers became automated and could be done remotely. Lead the co-location migration for DR and redundancy applications for the firm. Later promoted to lead the second shift service desk during the ITIL conversion process.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Network Engineer, Confidential, Lebanon, NJ (FTE) 3-2000 - 4-2001
Senior Insurance Claims Adjuster, Confidential, Wayne, NJ (FTE) 9-1997 - 3-2000

EDUCATION

Bachelor's Degree in Business Management
MCSE + MCP certification
Electrical Design Certificate

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