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Disaster Recovery Consultant Resume

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • I am a Principal Specialist, IT Architect, Disaster Recovery, Storage, and Project Manager Experience, reflecting strong leadership skills, diplomacy, ethical decision making and comprehensive technical knowledge.
  • I maintain a superior record of customer satisfaction by continually identifying and understanding customer needs as well as delivering quality products and services on schedule and under budget.
  • Currently, I am seeking a professional opportunity where I can help shape the future of an Information Security or IT Department, positioning it as a strategic asset within the organization.
  • In addition, I am searching for a demanding and fulfilling role where I can employ my communication, mentoring, organizational focus and technology skill sets.
  • I am fluent in three additional languages, Farsi, German and French.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Disaster Recovery, Oracle Infrastructure, Oracle SOA, ETL, Linux, SQL, AIX, HTML, TCP/IP, Confidential Systems (including power5, power6, power7, 520, 550, i570, i595, and Confidential DS8870 Storage SAN), PMP, Application Servers, Performance Navigator, DASD Plus, Formation (FMG iMail), MQ Manager and WebSphere, Imaging, ROBOT, HMC, EMC Virtual Storage, Storage Assessment, NetWare, command line programming, DB2s

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Washington, DC

Disaster Recovery Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Created a complete Disaster Recovery Plan for 3 main system with Oracle platform
  • Sized the RTO/RPO for the DR Plan and Bandwidth
  • Review the AWS and Azure cloud Technology in the data - center
  • Worked with team to assign testing date for DR and HA plan and Set the go live
  • Identify the low performing areas of the organization and conduct a root cause analysis of the same
  • Conduct gap analysis to determine the levels of variations between the planned efforts and current state of activities
  • Plan and implement remedial measures to overcome the deviations and bring the projects back on tracks
  • Plan and conduct sessions for members on disaster recovery ways and methodology
  • Undertake corrective measures to bring on track the failed projects, system and functions
  • Supervise all the aspects of disaster recovery process and verify its smooth functioning
  • Study the different business projects and systems and predict the level and nature of probable risk
  • Coordinate activities with data and systems security analyst to ensure safe maintenance upkeep of organizational data, systems, departments, projects etc.
  • Met with few vendors and analyzed and verified the right security software for application.
  • Managed 2 other project manager and engineers to put this project in place
  • Perform the necessary evaluations, analysis and calculations to predict the uncertainties in execution of business functions.
  • Prepare a comprehensive plan considering DR plans of all departments.
  • Had to analysis and examine customer documentation provide AS-IS power point with Gap Analysis of their Storage and Backup Infrastructure.
  • Collaborated with SAN Engineers in reducing 100% downtime on all Storage
  • Provided extensive studies and research in maintaining Backup Exec and Symantec Veritas NetBackup environment.
  • Participated in system testing and disaster recovery testing.
  • Developed, enhanced and maintained the database storage modules.
  • Troubleshot and identified fixes for Linux open source modules and drivers.

Confidential, Washington, DC

Infrastructure Technical Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the capacity planning for Release 2 enhancement from Release 1, Oracle Full RAC, including:
  • Developing Visio diagram for DCAS physical database. ESB SOA, IAM, ETL, UC4, Notices, Curam Wblogic
  • Leading disaster recovery planning for Release 2.
  • Educating and brain storming with the team throughout all stages, including delivery of effective PowerPoint presentations.
  • Agile Methodology in this project.
  • Verified and implemented detailed technical design solution.
  • Provided detailed technical design for enterprise solutions.
  • Lead team within Defense IT systems.
  • Review the Cloud Technology for this project and chose Amazon AWS and implement
  • Analyzed and verified the right security software for DCAS application.
  • Resolved technical problem across multiple technologies.
  • Provided advanced technical consulting and advised to other on proposal efforts.
  • Trained users in use of the equipment and services within client’s policy.
  • Represented IT effectively in meetings and forums.

Confidential, Somerset, NJ

Project Manager and iSeries DS8870 Storage Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Supervised a project moving a UK Development and QA partition to a US based system, including:
  • Initiated the process and obtained stakeholder approval to move a large Confidential iSeries system from the UK to the US, reducing the cost of hardware upgrade and software licenses.
  • Facilitated daily and weekly meetings between engineers, programmers, managers, and other stakeholders in the US and
  • UK to update information. Agile Methodology in this project.
  • Expanded SAN storage capacity in US.
  • Worked with Network and switches and caballing in Data Center to get this project rolling
  • Met with auditors with periodic security, analyzed and verified the right security software for application.
  • Gathered all libraries and data specifications from developers and engineers in UK, including documentation.
  • Created two partitions (servers) in US, migrated the data to US, and tested the data in the new systems.
  • Additional duties included status reporting, hardware Infrastructure management, planning and managing day to day activities, maintenance, OS installation, build and troubleshooting, and system administration.
  • For disaster recovery purposes, synced and replicated production systems on the fly with another SAN storage location; conducted maintenance and testing every six months on the production system in a disaster recovery center.
  • Led team management and client interaction, as well as execution of a change management process.

Confidential, Memphis, TN

iSeries Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Duties were to improve the data flow between production system and disaster recovery target system.
  • Detected data flow issues with HTTP and reconfigure TCP/IP settings.
  • Installed and configured WebSphere to improve data flow.
  • Installed update with JDE applications to help synchronize with DR system.
  • Synced both systems by updating the fixes and applying the latest iTERA service pack; monitored daily data flow for DR purposes.
  • Moved all data to new system in another Power 7 data center.
  • Worked with Confidential storage TS3100 Tape Library for backup purposes.

Confidential, Bluffton, SC

iSeries System Engineer Manager and iSeries System Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzed PDM (product database management) solutions to introduce ideas for iSeries internal storage needs.
  • Created and implemented database program for employees; saved $135,000 in design costs by using in house talent to design system upgrade model.
  • Created and implemented design procedures and increased efficiency, accelerated customer satisfaction and slashed error rate.
  • Created AIX and Linux guest partitions in power6 iSeries system to house legacy Oracle AIX system.
  • Created outline for management of all system performance activity, including processor, disk, memory, lines and data flow in and out of the system; created system components and available resources that were previously non existent at CCN.
  • Improved operational infrastructure support at CCN, working to further achieve its business objectives.
  • For backup and recovery, implemented EMC EDL Clarion Disk Storage on each system, utilizing Ultrium4 virtual tape vs. the previous LT03 physical tape; increased both backup capacity and speed (reduced backup time by 70 minutes).
  • Migrated production MC400 to DEV-System in South Carolina, enabling demo and other development; in addition, provided support for library refresh and system maintenance.
  • Gained thorough understanding of existing CCN disaster recovery plan and improved and secured MC400 applications to ensure plan could be executed if required.
  • Created a secure system and plan with EDL disk storage, latest iTERA Fixes and monitor efficient backup
  • Daily/weekly/monthly system with faster recovery
  • Learned AIX and supported two servers and Oracle systems previously lacking hardware or software support; rebuilt the AIX system after a crash by locating two drives and restoring the system at no extra cost to CCN.
  • Upgraded AS400s to new Operating System release 7.1.

Confidential, Bridgeton, NJ

iSeries (AS400) Administrator (System Engineer)

Responsibilities:

  • Provided system support, including:
  • Synced systems, updated software, and applied the latest iTERA service pack, including a daily monitor of data mirroring.
  • Provided management with a graphical dashboard outlining all system performance activity, including processor, disk, and memory use.
  • BRMS Backup and recovery
  • Setup a Console for remote access so don’t need to be onsite for system upgrade
  • OS Upgrade and patch install

Confidential, Berkeley Heights, NJ

iSeries (AS400) Administrator (System Engineer)

Responsibilities:

  • Delivered application support and troubleshooting, including:
  • Migrated operating system from version 5.4 to 6.1.
  • Supported BRMS, ROBOT, and Broderick; upgraded HMC/FSP; installed CUM/PTFs with image catalog for all partitions; ESP batch processing.

Confidential, Phoenix, AZ

iSeries (AS400) Administrator (System Engineer)

Responsibilities:

  • Installed and configured WebSphere to improve data flow, including:
  • Upgraded OS to release 6.1 and migrated system.
  • Upgraded iTERA and tested the disaster recovery system.

Confidential

iSeries (AS400) Administrator (System Engineer)

Responsibilities:

  • Served as a system engineer for a major financial institution.
  • Responsible for database design and implementation, tuning, administration, and SQL performance monitoring. Duties included:
  • Upgraded iTERA to version 6.0 and maintained system; configured ECS LAN.
  • Worked in RPG programming language and CBS (the Fiserv product now known as Signature).
  • Supported i525/i550/m25/i595 with multiple partitions, including migrations, virtualization, and disaster recovery.
  • Provided project management and supported MIMIX on 32 LPAR partitions that involved creating data groups, remote journaling; planned and managed upgrade on all partitions.
  • Analyzed and met auditors and verified the right security software for iSeries systems.
  • Migrated systems from power5 to power6, which involved moving all data and MIMIX into new systems.
  • Supported system Performance tuning (cache setting) and Performance Navigator MPG with 16 plus LPARs; installed DASD
  • Plus on systems with 32 plus LPARs; supported BRMS, ROBOT, and Broderick; performed HMC/FSP upgrade; installed
  • CUM/PTFs with Image Catalog for all partitions; ESP batch processing. supported DB2 SQL environment in iSeries as a DB2 Administrator; evaluated, installed, configured, and upgraded database server software, features, and related products.
  • Established and maintained sound backup and recovery policies and procedures.
  • Analyzed and met auditors and verified the right security software for iSeries systems.
  • Implemented and maintained database security (created and maintained users and roles, assigned privileges).
  • Established and maintained documentation and standards; planned growth and changes (capacity planning).
  • Provided general technical troubleshooting and consulted with development teams; worked as part of a team and provided
  • 24x7 support when required.
  • Worked with AIX; migrated data from iSeries to HP UNIX system.

Confidential, Reston, VA

Security Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Implemented a disaster recovery system and provided periodic reporting on information security issues.
  • Documented daily, weekly and monthly forensic activity.
  • Maintained Access Control Activities/violation for audit purposes.
  • Centralized monitoring activities in a shared directory.
  • Assisted in the acquisition of security software and equipment.
  • Interacted with all auditors for SOX control in connection with security assessments.
  • Analyzed iSeries/mainframe security and recommended changes to system security settings (system values, super users, audit, journal, etc.).
  • Installed DetectIT Report Security for AS400, PrintQ, User Profiles, and SafeNet/400.
  • Worked with DB2 environment in iSeries.

Confidential, Bethesda, MD

System Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Performed numerous duties to set up all the servers to new facility and move data center to another location.
  • Authored, tested and launched the company’s first remote disaster recovery planning process with another Confidential location in
  • Gaithersburg, Maryland, which allowed for full restoration of systems within eight hours.
  • Planned and executed relocation of an entire data center including power cables, sizing, and UPS installation; established and tested connectivity with other servers, and managed “going live” in the new location.
  • Installed Host on Demand (HOD), OS releases, and CUM PTFs Image Catalog; tested products and planned system upgrade.
  • Managed systems, including performance, tuning, troubleshooting, BRMS, and LPAR; command line programming; Turnover, and ROBOT scheduling.
  • Analyzed and verified the right security software for AS400 application.
  • Planned project and migrated systems from WAF (Image Plus) to Content Manager (a paperless solution); developed
  • Transition plan to move from test to production using Trigger/Pump.
  • Maintained infrastructure issue and security test result checklists, electronic import test results, and installation packages.
  • Supported JD Edwards application systems which involved managed migration of systems/environments and OS/400 upgrades; created multiple test and production environments.
  • Supported installation and ongoing performance management on multiple Lotus Domino systems, including disk mirroring and RAID implementation; managed and secured multiple systems.
  • Decommissioned and consolidated multiple Windows servers into large AS400 servers.

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