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Sr. Virtualization Engineer / Architect, Client Virtualization Service Resume

OBJECTIVE:

Sr. Citrix Engineer; Sr. Virtualization Engineer; Architect

OVERVIEW:

Highly motivated professional with over 10 years experience on Citrix/Windows technologies , skilled in the virtualization projects and implementation of high - availability systems and services.

SKILLS:

Citrix MetaFrame/ Presentation Server/1.8/XP/PS4.5/XenApp5/XenApp6.5/XA7; Windows NT/ 2000/2003/2008 R2/2012; XenServer; GPU pass-through; Web Interface(WI); StoreFront; Secure Gateway(SG); Access Gateway(CAG); Netscaler; Citrix Multimedia Delivery (HDX); Streaming Application Delivery; App-V; AppDNA; Citrix Profiler; EdgeSight; XenDesktop; VDI; VMWare View; Provisioning Server (PVS); ICA files creation; Profile management; Folder redirection; MOF; MSI Packaging; Admin Studio ; Microsoft Terminal Server; Windows 9x/2000/XP/Vista/7/8; UNIX; Exchange 2000/2003/2007/2010 ; Office365; Microsoft Clustering; SMS/SCCM; VMware ESX/ vSphere; Active Directory (AD); Group Policy (GPO); DNS; DHCP; DFS; MSSQL 2000/2005/2008 ; MySQL; ISA 2000/2004/2006 ; Backup Exec; IIS; FTP; Apache; WSUS/SUS ; Opsware; LabTech; scripting; Powershell; vbs; Symantec/McAfee/AVG/ESET antivirus.

EMPLOYMENT:

Confidential

Sr. Virtualization Engineer / Architect, Client Virtualization Service

Responsibilities:

  • Provide expertise in XenDesktop, XenApp, server, network and storage systems required to support a virtualization infrastructure.
  • Migrated the PS4.5 farms to XenApp 6.5 (2000 users).
  • Architecture, design and implementation of XenDesktops farms.
  • XenServer deployments (GPU pass-through).
  • NetScalers (MPX) setup and configuration.
  • Citrix Provisioning Server (PVS) implementations (XA/XD projects).
  • Support XenApp / XenDesktop / VMWare View environment.
  • Worked closely with other IT groups to ensure successful transition of support for newly implemented technologies.
  • Security requirements and policies for virtualization platforms.
  • Developed performance monitoring and capacity analysis.
  • Design virtual infrastructure to ensure scalability and the ability to effectively expand capacity to support corporate growth.
  • Develop test plans to support design requirements
  • Create operational readiness documentation including runbooks, advice scripts and operating procedures to support virtualization operating systems.
  • Powershell scripting.

Confidential

Sr. Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Citrix Application/Desktop Virtualization projects (Architect, Implementations, Migrations).
  • Virtualization projects (VMWare/XenServer).
  • Implement and configure LabTech software.
  • L2/L3 support (over 50 customers).
  • Systems upgrades including patch management.
  • Monitoring of system utilization and application performance.
  • Internal process workflow design.
  • Support network infrastructures (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, etc.)
  • Scripting (LabTech, vbs, Powershell).
  • Created end user and support documentation.

Confidential

Sr.Citrix Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Architecting and engineering best practices, implementation and support of multiple large Citrix Server Farms, Zones, Licensing, Printing, Profile Management, Citrix Policies, Web Interfaces, Secure Gateway, PNAgent, EdgeSight.
  • Maintained a business-critical Citrix enterprise environment (2000 users / 160 servers / 7 sites).
  • Upgraded from PS4.5 to XenApp5.
  • Strong background with deployment of automated packages (msi) using Citrix Installation Manager for automating Windows / Citrix environment.
  • A pplication packaging ( Admin Studio ).
  • EdgeSight implementation.
  • Scripting including VBScript, Batch, Powershell.
  • Active Directory and Group Policy configuration.
  • Business level conversation with project management and application teams.
  • Created platform & build documentation.
  • Generated usage reports and break fix logs.
  • Participated in setting strategic technology directions.
  • Implemented and documented Disaster Recovery (DR).
  • Scripting (A pplication log management, Pending files script, etc.)

Confidential

Sr. Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Supported over 200 mission-critical Windows servers.
  • Architected and deployed Citrix PS4.5 farm.
  • Resolved high severity incidents following SLA requirements.
  • Liaised with customers to problem resolution.
  • Resolved cluster and database incidents.
  • Deployed new servers under ITIL Change Management.
  • Performance and application incidents.
  • Hardware incidents (DELL, HP, Sun).
  • Backup incidents (Tivoli, BrightStor ARCserve).
  • Network incidents (ISA, firewalls, routers and switches).
  • Antivirus incidents (eTrust, McAfee).
  • Participated in Virtualisation Project (HP c7000 + VMWare).
  • Implemented standards, policies and procedures (SOE, ITIL).
  • Trained and mentored junior team members.

Confidential

Sr. Systems / Network Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Maintained 50+ Windows servers.
  • Redesigned Network Infrastructure (Windows & Unix).
  • Planned and implemented Active Directory (two sites).
  • Implemented DNS, DHCP, GPO, users and groups management, password’s policy.
  • Maintained Exchange 2003.
  • Implemented virtualization (VMWare).
  • Implemented server health checks and audit activities.
  • Maintained backup system (Veritas Backup Exec).
  • Documentation, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery.
  • Antivirus solutions (Symantec, Trend Micro).
  • Patch and update management (WSUS).
  • Purchased hardware and software.
  • Peripheral devices management (printers, copiers).
  • Hardware issues (DELL, HP).
  • IT security issues (restrict USB-ports, upgraded Wi-Fi AP, etc).
  • Network &Firewalls (Cisco, Juniper, WatchGuard).
  • Implemented Load Balancer (Radware).
  • Helpdesk service.

Confidential

Systems / Network Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Planned and designed infrastructure; vendors and ISP contracts, deployed servers (Windows Server 2003 R2) and workstations (Windows XP) & network hardware.
  • Implemented DHCP, DNS and Active Directory, Group Policy, user and group management, password’s policy.
  • Implemented MS SQL 2000, Citrix MetaFrame XP server and accountant application (1C).
  • Installed, maintained and administered Exchange 2003.
  • Implemented and maintained network load balancing.
  • Antivirus software implemented (Symantec AntiVirus).
  • Backup strategy ( Veritas Backup, Acronis TrueImage).
  • Created and implemented Disaster Recovery Plan.
  • Maintained Windows Software Update Services (WSUS).
  • Implemented and maintained Microsoft ISA Server 2006.
  • Connected branch offices to main office (VPN).
  • Peripheral devices management.

Confidential

Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, Web Master

Responsibilities:

  • Installed, maintained, troubleshot Windows/Unix servers.
  • Primary responsibility for Windows workstations (98/Me/2000/XP).
  • Responsible for support, deployment and effective management of a wide variety of hardware and software.
  • Responsible for backup and security strategy, implementation and incident handling.
  • Installed and maintained Citrix MetaFrame 1.8/XPe servers.
  • Developed web-site (PHP, MySQL, HTML, JavaScript).
  • Responsible for design and implementation of major system upgrades and updates hardware, software, network and peripheral components.
  • Maintained ISA Server 2000/2004.
  • Antivirus protection (Symantec AV).
  • Handling email servers (MS Exchange 2000/2003, MDaemon).
  • Helpdesk service.
  • Implemented and maintained VPN solution for branch offices.

Confidential

Systems Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Planned, installed and maintained Windows network. Optimised system performance, installed wireless network connectivity, trained staff, documented network topology and configured user accounts.
  • Implemented Active Directory.
  • Researched and integrated emerging technologies. Backed up data, implemented antivirus solutions, acquired and maintained software licensing, audited software.
  • Maintained accountant’s database.
  • Generated management reports.
  • Administered systems, automated job tasks, maintained data warehouse systems, ensured network connectivity and provided technical support.

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