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Senior Solaris Administration Resume

CARREER OBJECTIVE:

I am an experienced Enterprise Unix (Solaris) / Storage Systems Engineer who is accountable and responsible for providing a high level of Support service in an enterprise environment. I am looking to build upon my skills that I have acquired over the last decade to provide me a new challenge whilst maximising my potential.

PROFILE:

Conscientious, self - motivated and reliable, methodical and disciplined approach to problem solving, ability to perform effectively in a competitive and challenging environment. Over the years I have developed skills building and maintaining Enterprise systems running large Databases and highly available systems mostly in very large Organizations and Federal Government

SKILL SUMMARY:

  • Sparc Super Cluster
  • Exadata
  • VMware
  • Oracle ZFS Appliance Administration
  • Oracle Solaris 2.5 - 11
  • Sun LDOMs / Zones
  • ZFS advanced troubleshooting, tuning and Cloning/Snapshot
  • Veritas Volume Manager Veritas FS
  • Solaris Volume Manager
  • Midrange Server
  • High End Enterprise Servers
  • SAN/ NAS HDS-USPV SUN StorEdge
  • Veritas Cluster
  • Oracle Sun Cluster
  • Brocade
  • AIX 5.3 - 6
  • HPUX 11.1
  • Linux (Oracle Enterprise Linux, Redhat, Suse)
  • LPARS, HMC

STRENGTHS:

  • Vendor Oracle Trained on Oracle/Sun High End Hardware Including Engineered Systems (SparcSuper Cluster and Exadata Systems)
  • Planning and Migrating Systems in Virtualized Environments via Cloning
  • Confident and effective communicator, able to successfully network & interact.
  • Strong client focus and commitment to delivering the required service needed.
  • Excellent written, oral communication skills.
  • Thorough knowledge in Unix Systems and ability to design/integrate solutions to deliver the final product to the Customer.
  • Strong Storage skills to troubleshoot connectivity issues on Solaris and SAN (HDS Tagmastore Legacy SUN StorEdge Array, brocade, qlogic switches
  • Reputation for integrity, honesty and credibility.
  • Able to assume responsibility make decisions and lead staff
  • Able to work autonomously or as part of a dedicated and professional team committed to high quality results
  • Utilisation of internal and external resources to maximize potential
  • Highly ambitious, results driven and self-motivated with high initiative.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY DETAIL

Confidential

Senior Solaris Administration

Responsibilities:

  • Working on Project to Migrate to New Sparc Platform for Major Telco Customer
  • Migration of old E25K domains to LDOMS and Branded Zones Hosted on Sparc M6-32 and T5-4
  • Providing Work instructions to junior staff to perform complex tasks in OPS Center
  • Look at Escalations for any issues in Sparc M6-32 Platform
  • Develop Various plans for builds, Patching etc via Oracle Opscenter
  • General Solaris 11 support and other older versions down to Solaris 8
  • Develop Process for Physical to Virtual migration of Solaris8,9,10 into Logical Domains or Zones
  • Providing second and third level technical support for complex problems in an operational environment
  • Project Support from Solaris/Systems team for migration of Oracle DB cluster and Seibel Application Environment to a New Sparc VM Environment

Confidential

Senior UNIX Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Production support for Unix systems including Solaris HP-UX SuSE Redhat Oracle Enterprise Linux
  • Responding to escalations from junior staff
  • Scheduled maintenance and upgrade of system Firmware and OS also including recommended patching
  • Project Support in Design and Implementation of Oracle Engineered System ( Super Cluster Exadata Engineered Systems & ZFS Appliance) running Oracle RAC Database
  • Patching Solaris (using live upgrade) SuSE (with Suse Manager) & Redhat (with Satellite)

Confidential

Senior Solaris Administration

Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining midrange Solaris servers
  • E25K T2000 T5120, T3 V series etc.
  • Undertake lead role in proactive resolution of system related problems. Upgrade / Patch VERITAS Cluster, Volume Manager and File System, Solaris E25K System controller.
  • Assist with implementation and maintenance of the business recovery plan and procedures
  • Suggest and implements solutions to resolve problems and ensure a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Maintaining midrange UNIX servers running business critical application clusters including Oracle Seibel CRM, Tibco, Telco Billing and other applications.
  • Providing second and third level technical support for complex problems in an operational environment
  • Project Support from Solaris/Systems team for migration of Oracle DB cluster and Seibel Application Environment

Confidential

UNIX Infrastructure Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining midrange UNIX servers. (Solaris AIX HPUX Redhat)
  • Provide support for custom applications.
  • Suggest and implements solutions to resolve problems and ensure a high level of customer satisfaction. ( Scripted ZFS snapshots as a backup solution in DMZ)
  • Assist with the identification of problems related to product/service installation, update, configuration, operations, performance, or other aspects of information technology

Confidential

Solaris Vitualization Migration Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement Virtual Solaris Hosts Ldoms Zones .
  • Support SAP systems running on Solaris
  • Consult customer on ZFS config and performance
  • Provide Solaris Support to application developers (tomcat & apache)
  • Provide consulting on Oracle-Sun hardware Installations /Configuration (T series M series)
  • Assist client in Backup/DR project when required.
  • Assist EMC SAN Administrator on Brocade switch issues.
  • Assist Oracle DBA in System design and Migration

Confidential

Senior Solaris Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining midrange UNIX servers running business critical application clusters including Oracle Seibel CRM, Tibco, Telco Billing and other applications.
  • Hardware Platforms E25K T2000 T5120, T3 V440 M5000 etc
  • Undertake lead role in proactive resolution of system related problems. Upgrade / Patch VERITAS Cluster, Volume Manager and File System, Solaris E25K System controller.
  • Assist with implementation and maintenance of the business recovery plan and procedures
  • Suggest and implements solutions to resolve problems and ensure a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Gather information to assist in the analysis of client business requirements.
  • Providing second level technical support for complex problems in an operational environment
  • Assist with the identification of problems related to product/service installation, update, configuration, operations, performance, or other aspects of information technology
  • Liaise with ITIL managers for Changes Incidents and Problems management in a timely manner

Confidential

Senior UNIX Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Senior Solaris engineer responsible for Escalations on technical Issues from Junior Staff
  • Provide onsite Services to customer.
  • Manage customer relationship for Solaris and Sun Hardware Technical issues/Projects
  • Create procedures and documentation for new processes
  • Provide TOI on solutions
  • Liaise with customer change management to implement fixes in managed and timely fashion
  • Attend Change management meetings to discuss change implementations and impact
  • Research and test workaround and fixes with liaison with Vendors (SUN)
  • Advanced troubleshooting on HOST to SAN connectivity.
  • Solaris Server Migration to M8000 and SUN STK 9985(HDS Tagmastore USP 600) -Project
  • HP-UX Admin
  • Assist with Redhat SUSE Linux Admin
  • SUN Enterprise Backup (Re-badged Legato) Backup management

Confidential

Senior Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Solaris / Storage engineer responsible for remote systems support
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot hardware and software faults on range of Enterprise Products which include Solaris 2.5-10 VERITAS VM SUN FIRE Vx10-- SFE25K StorEdge Arrays/NAS HDS
  • USP1000 (SUN 9990) Brocade-McData Qlogic SAN Switches
  • Provide effective support and on time service delivery to customers.
  • Creating effective and accurate action plans to the field
  • Escalating complex issues to Product Specialist and Managing Escalations
  • Knowledge base of clients and facilitating their particular needs and criteria to ensure efficient and effective delivery of services.
  • Supervision and training of new staff on complex calls.
  • Regularly attending product launches and courses; keeping clients informed on patches and firmware releases.

Confidential

Systems Support Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Field Services Onsite engineer diagnosing and repairing hardware faults.
  • Installation of all various server lines, from Low to High End Servers & Storage Arrays
  • Liaising with clients and providing phone and onsite support on complex calls.
  • Responsible for being onsite as Client Contractual agreements
  • Provide Post Sales phone support on software and hardware related faults
  • Provide customers with Best practices on various platforms

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