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Windows Vmware Systems Engineer Resume

SUMMARY:

Seasoned, articulate, highly motivated and responsible professional with outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills, advanced IT knowledge and 28 years’ experience in various facets of the fields of computers, network security and virtualization engineering. Expert experience with hardware troubleshooting of servers and workstations and with virtualization. Well versed in datacenter engineering/migrations, cyber security and hardening.

SKILLS INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

Systems and Servers: vmWare ESX4, 5 & 6 vCenter Server vSphere Hyper - V Exchange Server “Wintel” Windows 7, 8.x, 10, Vista, 2000, XP, 98, Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 R2 OS’s vmWare VDI and Horizon View

Admin Tools: vmWare Converter MS Office Infoblox McAfee Enterprise & Vault Powershell vbscript ADDM Nitro SIEM MDRTools (SEV1 Monitoring) IBM Endpoint/Bigfix Remedy familiar with vCenter Operations Management Suite (now called vRealize)

Roles/Services/Protocols: Active Directory P2V SME Group Policy Distributed File System WSUS HTTP FTP POP3 SMTP IMAP LDAP SSH SNMP TCP/IP VLAN NAT DNS DHCP VPN IIS WINS, Firewall Port Requirements Configuring file, share and group level security Wireless Networking

Hardware: Design/build Intel and AMD based PC’s and Servers Familiar with Cisco UCS UPS, PC & Server hardware Familiar with SAN technologies Change Management - CMDB P2V Migrations Subject Matter Expert Documentation Change Control Procedures

OTHER APPLICABLE SKILLS:

  • Adept Confidential installation and configuration of All versions of Windows OS, usage and support of most other Microsoft software products including Visual Basic, Excel, Word, Access, MS Office Pro, MS Expressions Web, FrontPage and major software applications from Adobe, Veritas Netbackup, Quickbooks and many other applications too numerous to list.
  • Expert working knowledge of almost all PC computer hardware and networking components, troubleshooting and upgrading PC's including NICs, SCSI adapters, RAID, external peripherals, subnetting, soho switches, soho routers, soho firewalls, wireless transceivers, gateways, SMTP/POP3 mail servers, E-commerce, secure server security s
  • Member of vmWare Users Group Advantage Plus
  • Working toward VCP6-DCV using CBT and an in-home esxi 6.5 test lab (vmWare Certified Professional, Data Center)
  • VMWare, LAN/WAN, VLAN, NAT, TCP/IP, IIS v1-7, internet information server, SMTP, POP3, DNS, DHCP, VPN, Wireless Networking, MS Office, Active Directory, VMWare ESX4, 5 & 6, Group Policy, Hyper-V, Exchange Server, Distributed File System, DFS, ADDM, Documentation, WSUS, Configuring file, share and group level security, file security, share security, group policy, Design and build Intel and AMD based PC’s and Servers, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Vista, 2000, XP, 98, 95, Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 R2 OS’s, UPS, PC and Server hardware, IBM Endpoint/Bigfix, McAfee Enterprise BMC discovery, powershell, subnetting.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Windows vmWare Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Help design and build out a massive server OS upgrade in support of an ms server 2008 upgrade project/site refresh.
  • Verify that architect and project manager plans for each site upgrade is do-able in the real world to upgrade 8000+ server 2008 systems to server 2016.
  • Track which systems have been upgraded and which need to be decommissioned
  • Build new VM’s and physical servers to spec.

Technologies used for this position: vmWare, vSphere, file migration tool, much more.

Confidential, San Francisco, CA

Windows vmWare Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a massive server OS upgrade in support of the ms server 2003/2008 upgrade project.
  • Manage 12 teams and coordinate large upgrade of 850+ server 2003/2008 virtual systems to server 2016
  • Track which systems have been upgraded and which need to be decommissioned
  • Send progress report to upper management each week

Technologies used for this position: vmWare, vSphere, SCCM server, Windows Migration Tool, much more.

Confidential, Denver, CO

Senior Windows vmWare Administrator - Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain basic to moderately complex Windows and VMware systems for internal and external customers.
  • Project work ranged from beginning to difficult for new and existing custom and client-server based applications that are secure, scalable, and robust.
  • Develop and build strong relationships with internal and external business partners and stakeholders.
  • Consistently and effectively communicates with internal business partners, to understand appropriate business requirements and project scope, in order to provide realistic project estimates and meet target deadlines.
  • Assist in the development of technical application design and project scope documents.
  • Builds and maintains Windows Server and VMware systems in such a way that exceeds regulatory requirements. Due to the financial services nature of CO-OP’s client base, security is a critical design requirement and data, systems and applications must be protected Confidential all points of the development lifecycle.
  • Provide initial unit testing of all system changes with the goal of ensuring a stable production environment.
  • Actively supports CO-OP strategic future goals, culture and leadership practices
  • Assist project team members with documentation on all levels of the network/system infrastructure.
  • Build trust with our partners in our knowledge and delivery of technology.
  • Communicate effectively to other project team members and internal business partners as required.
  • Proactively researching and pursuing technical development opportunities for myself, in order to make progress on my CO-OP learning plan.

Technologies used for this position: vmWare, vSphere, WSUS server, SCCM server, much more.

Confidential, Denver, CO

Senior Windows vmWare Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and troubleshoot VMWare Horizon Composer servers and HV connection servers
  • Manage images for Confidential &T’s Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Tier II and III technical support
  • Image management and Tier II / Tier III level infrastructure support for the largest virtual desktop environment on Earth. Infrastructure of 75,000+ desktops
  • Utilization of VMware Horizon View Administrator and LiquidWare Profile Unity tools

Confidential, Austin, TX

Senior Windows vmWare Server Build Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Played a lead role in understanding and proactively addressing current and future availability, capacity, and security needs of applications. (Solution Engineer role)
  • Collaborate with Enterprise Technology and Enterprise Architecture groups to design and implement infrastructure solutions. (Solution Engineer role)
  • Own and maintain application specific configuration information and key environment artifacts (e.g. helped to develop automated configuration powershell scripts, server build documents, infrastructure diagrams, etc.) (Infrastructure Management Analyst role)
  • Troubleshoot environment issues and prevent future occurrences. (Build Engineer role)
  • Conduct impact assessment of upcoming infrastructure changes and collaborate with other technical teams to minimize risk. (Solution Engineer role)
  • Drive process and technology changes to improve quality and speed. (Solution Engineer role)
  • Add newly built servers to and configured BMC Discovery, formerly ADDM, on a daily basis (Windows Server/Infrastructure admin role)
  • Active Directory advanced level expertise (all roles). Some DHCP and WINS management.
  • Windows Operating Systems and vmWare infrastructure subject matter expert (all roles)
  • “Go to” person for the system architects and for the vmware team (Solution Engineer role)
  • Bigfix Enterprise - push patches to newly built enterprise servers as needed. (Windows Server/Infrastructure admin role)
  • Worked with the senior engineer to create 3 powershell automation scripts that work to harden newly built servers.
  • Worked with the senior engineer to find ways to integrate vCenter Operations Management Suite (now vRealize) into the environment.

Confidential, Denver, CO

Windows Systems Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Add/Delete user network accounts, add/delete/modify security groups, move users from one OU to another who transferred from other facilities.
  • Add/delete/update user email accounts, distribution group creation and maintenance, add/delete group mailboxes, add/delete/manage mailing distribution lists
  • Technical group lead - Oversee, manage and sign off on migration projects from old server hardware to new Server 2003/2008 installations Confidential various remote locations
  • Maintained server tape backups and occasionally restored files as needed.
  • Performed occasional remote maintenance of offsite servers via LAN/WAN or VPN connection.
  • Occasionally assisted users with problems using Landesk or Remote Desktop remote control software.
  • Troubleshooting via phone and in person to include all hardware, software, connectivity, and application problems, taking all problems to resolution in a timely manner.
  • Reporting issues and documenting work/resolutions via a ticket system
  • Running routine reports to check backups, server utilization, and computer inventory
  • Upgrade/replace hardware and software systems for servers, workstations, notebooks, docking stations, data backup
  • Installation and configuration of VMware virtual server software per enterprise requirements
  • Place replacement hardware parts orders for servers and workstations
  • Cable plant management for equipment racks and cable trays
  • Windows Server support, installation, upgrades, patches and maintenance
  • Windows Desktop Support: installation, configuration and support of Windows 7 and XP OS’s
  • Blackberry support with Blackberry Enterprise Server
  • MS Office and Outlook client support - MS Office 97/2003/2007
  • VPN support for notebook users
  • Basic network connectivity troubleshooting
  • Anti-Virus, malware, and security update experience.
  • Hard drive imaging and data recovery experience (server and desktops)

Confidential, Denver, CO

Windows Systems Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with managing and troubleshooting enterprise messaging systems on MS Exchange Server and Blackberry Enterprise Server for a 300,000 user Lan/Wan virtual server/VMWare environment.

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