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Vmware Systems Engineer Resume

Alexandria, VA

SUMMARY:

Solutions - oriented Systems Engineer with over 15 years hands-on experience in VMware virtualization, Citrix XenApp, Microsoft technologies and network infrastructure. Experienced in the design, implementation, configuration and management of enterprise environments, including but not limited to, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012 , Citrix XenApp, VMware vSphere. Highly successful in individual and team projects focused on the delivery of solutions with tight deadlines.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Alexandria, VA

VMware Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as primary technical contact for vSphere environment
  • Responsible for managing agency’s vSphere 5.5 virtual infrastructure
  • Ensure availability, scalability and performance of virtual environment, including all virtual machines
  • Responsible for deploying virtual machines to include, Windows 2008, 2012 and various Linux distros
  • Configured F5 LTM Virtual Edition
  • Facilitate patching and upgrade of vSphere environment
  • Provided recommendations to management on scaling virtual resources to increase utilization efficiency which lead to cost avoidance
  • Develop and maintain documentation on system builds, server performance improvement and other standard SOPs
  • Use Powershell scripts to simplify and/or complete routine and complex tasks
  • Use innovative problem-solving approaches to tackle a wide range of issues
  • Provided recommendations to management on ways to improve performance of existing virtual machines
  • Collaborate across Operations and Implementation teams to determine best solutions for support
  • Lead Engineer in the design and implementation upgrade of the agency’s SIPR Citrix XenApp 7.8 environment supporting 300+ users
  • Lead Engineer in the implementation of AUDIT component’s data analysis application environment, IDEA
  • Lead Engineer in the development of PST ingestion solution

Confidential, Washington, DC

Sr. Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Provide operational and infrastructure support for the Employment and Training Administration ( Confidential ) General Support System which consists of 1800 workstations and over 150 servers
  • Manage current virtualized Citrix XenApp 5 Farm
  • Implemented and configured Citrix XenApp 6.5 Farm, including EdgeSight, Power and Capacity Management and Access Gateway VPX 10 on VMware
  • Provide technical assistance in support of Citrix Remote Access and RSA token installation and use
  • Perform proactive and on-going systems monitoring in order to identify or prevent, potential or actual system failures
  • Provisioned Windows 2008 R2 servers using vSphere 4.1
  • Administer and maintain the department’s Active Directory infrastructure
  • Conduct and manage load, performance and functional testing for mission critical applications to identify bottlenecks
  • Created baseline XenApp 6.5 VM template that adheres to DISA standards
  • Respond to and resolve tier 3 trouble tickets

Confidential, Arlington, VA

Sr. Systems Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing and supporting agency’s VMware vSphere infrastructure in multiple geographic locations
  • Designed custom Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) that adheres to DISA standards to be used as agency’s baseline configuration management document
  • Responsible for patch management of ESX/ESXi hosts, Windows Servers and workstations
  • Instrumental in migrating the RCV (Registration, Compliance and Verification) system to a virtualized Windows environment.
  • Analyze system and infrastructure requirements and make recommendations for implementing and integrating hardware and software components in the enterprise
  • Demonstrate organization skills and excellent written communication skills by providing weekly executive summaries of planned and completed tasks
  • Schedule nightly backups of virtual infrastructure via Veeam Backup software and responsible for ensuring backups are completed successfully
  • Maintain all Linux servers
  • Responsible for the management of DHCP server
  • Responsible for configuring and provisioning Windows and Linux-based virtual machines
  • Demonstrated understanding of SANs by adding, configuring and provisioning additional storage to vSphere infrastructure
  • Created and deployed agency’s baseline laptop image
  • Implemented Domain Controllers
  • Utilized various networking protocols (TCP/IP, Telnet, FTP, SSH etc) on a daily basis
  • Provide excellent customer service by interfacing with and responding to user requests accurately that meet Service Level Agreements
  • Create, implement and manage domain-wide Active Directory group policies and automation scripts

Confidential, Herndon, VA

Sr. Systems Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Part of a team responsible for the management and support of 200+ servers hosted at East Coast locations, consisting of Windows 2003 and Windows 2008
  • Provide high-level management and support of 10 Citrix servers in 2 farms comprised of Presentation Server 4.5 and XenApp 5.0 and ensured the successful implementation of each environment
  • Configured Citrix Secure Gateway in a load-balanced, 2-server Web Interface implementation
  • Evaluated needs of organization and provided recommendations for Citrix XenApp implementations
  • Configured and deployed Linux and Windows virtual machines
  • Implemented 2-server SQL 2008 cluster
  • Responsible for the management of DHCP servers
  • Responsible for managing users in the enterprise, 350 of which access Citrix environments
  • Played an integral role in the implementation and configuration of agency’s VMware Cloud Computing infrastructure consisting of VMware VI3 and VSphere 4 in multiple HA clusters.
  • Responsible for day-to-day management of VMware infrastructure, including host maintenance and ongoing provisioning of guests/servers based on customer requirements
  • Performed ESXi host upgrade from 4.0 to 4.1
  • Performed complete vCenter Server upgrade, including: OS upgrade from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008, SQL Server migration from, vCenter Server upgrade from 4.0 to 4.1
  • Created and implemented domain-wide Active Directory group policies and automation scripts
  • Created and implemented non-standard group policies from custom-designed administrative templates
  • Performed consolidation and capacity planning of physical servers to virtual servers
  • Provided technical support to agencies within the Department of the Interior
  • Responsible for patch management of East Coast systems
  • Performed multiple domain-to-domain server migrations
  • Facilitated implementation of several high-visibility websites via installation and configuration of IIS 6.0/7.0
  • Created and deployed registry hacks for securing systems and resolving issues

Confidential, Washington, DC

Systems Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for supporting and managing 24 load-balanced Citrix MetaFrame XP servers in a 300 concurrent user environment
  • Responsible for gathering requirements for workstation, laptop and server image deployment
  • Responsible for management of organization’s thin clients via Wyse Rapport
  • Helped configure printing within Citrix for network and local printers
  • Implemented and configured organization’s Terminal Services servers
  • Created and implemented domain-wide Active Directory group policies and automation scripts
  • Maintained Windows 2000 Exchange servers
  • Created Windows scripts and registry hacks to automate and simplify administrative tasks
  • Created instructional documentation for use of various applications
  • Responsible for patch management of workstations, servers and desktops
  • Interfaced with vendors regarding various software applications and infrastructure-related issues
  • Provided tier 2+ support to local and remote users

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