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It Admin - Operations And Architecture Resume

Chicago, IL


I am a high - energy, driven, IT professional with over 16 years of Server, Virtualization, Storage, Backups, Disaster Recovery, Database, Web, Automation, and Cloud Administration experience. I am currently looking for a sense of stability in my career and am seeking a permanent position with a flourishing organization. My scripting and programming skills are very strong and they include the ability to code PowerShell, UNIX Shell, PERL, python, and php scripts. Bryan has exceptional communication skills and enjoys working in a team based environment.


Operating Systems: Sun Solaris 8, 9, 10, 11 SPARC/X86, IBM AIX 5.3, 6.2 RHEL 4.x - 7.x, Fedora Core 6-14, Ubuntu 7.xx - 18.xx, Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016 Windows 8.1, 8, 10 Windows 7, Vista, XP, 95-ME

Storage: HDS VSP, Hitachi 9900V Series, NetApp AFF C190, E2800, FAS6200, FAS3200, and 3100V Series, EMC VNX5200, VNX5400, VNX5600, CLARiiON CX4, Dell EqualLogic, Nexsan E18/E60, LeftHand Networks SANIQ, Quantum ADIC Scalar i2000, i500, Sun SL500, L500, L100, Superloader 3 libraries, IBM TS3500 Libraries, SpectraLogic T24, Nexenta, Brocade, iSCSI, FC, NFS, CIFS, Samba, ZFS, COMSTAR, Opensolaris/Solaris 11 Express based SAN, SDLT and LTO-5,4,3 Media

Virtualization: AWS, Sun Solaris Zones and Containers, VMware ESXi, VC, Server, Player, Workstation, Oracle/Sun VirtualBox, Microsoft Virtual PC, IBM LPAR and WPAR

Automation: Ansible, Terraform

Software: Veritas NetBackup Enterprise Server 7.6,7.5,7.0, 6.5, 6.0, Veritas SF 4.0, 4.1, 5.0, VCS 5.0, Veeam Backup and Replication 7.x - 9.x, HylaFax, Ingres R3, Open Ingres, Apache 2.x, MySQL, MS Office 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, XP, Adobe Photoshop CS2 - CS 2017, Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 - CS 2017, Citrix

Programming: Basic, Visual Basic, C/C++, UNIX Shell Scripting, 4GL SQL, PERL, PHP, Javascript

Networking: Cisco Pix, Cisco VPN Client, Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wireless Distribution System, RFID


Confidential, Chicago, IL

IT Admin - Operations and Architecture


  • SAN/NAS Administrator - NetApp C190, E2800 Arrays, EMC VNX 5200/5400/5600 , Dell EqualLogic, NexSan E18/E60
  • Backup Administrator - Veeam, Evault, EMC AppSync, NetApp SnapMirror
  • Server hosts attached to the SAN/NAS include: VMware ESXi 6.x,5.x, Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016, Ubuntu Server 14,16,18
  • Windows, Linux and AD Domain Administrator - given Full Administrator access to assist the Infrastructure Team
  • Provision Storage and execute backup/recovery procedures per requirements to meet client requests (restore) and backup windows. Troubleshoot and recommend new methods to improve backup and recoverability.
  • Deal directly with vendors and consultants for all Storage, Backup and DR tasks and projects
  • Document existing procedures as well as future projects utilizing Confluence, Box and Cherwell
  • Incident and Change Request Tracking using ServiceNow and SLA procedures
  • Storage Refresh Project - Introduced Enterprise Storage utilizing EMC VNX2 Arrays in multiple sites. Redesigned VMware storage infrastructure to take advantage of VNX technologies including File Replication, Checkpoints, and AppSync. Added robust monitoring, reporting and alerting with Unisphere, VNX Monitoring and Reporting, Storage Analytics (vCOps). Trained and documented VNX Troubleshooting and How-to Guides for Helpdesk and Operations staff
  • Overhauled and improved Operational Backup and Restore procedures and SLA’s by implementing SAN/NAS based array instant recovery in all sites
  • DR Project - Successfully Implemented Disaster Recovery for Tier-1 Production Servers utilizing VMware SRM, EMC VNX Replication, and Silver Peak VRX-8 between Chicago and Amsterdam datacenters with over 90ms latency
  • Storage Expansion Project - Grew existing VNX Arrays to accommodate business capacity and performance requirements.
  • Singlehandedly created an Infrastructure Audit and Inventory Tracking Web Portal (Project Serenity) to automatically track multiple On-Prem VMware vSphere Environments on a daily basis using an AWS Linux Instance
  • New Quest DR Exercise - Successfully built and ran a new application DR Exercise one week after the Production Go-Live date as demanded by the business. Future exercises are planned to continue throughout the rest of the year for phased deployment using the repeatable, automated, and documented DR Exercise procedures.
  • Datacenter Consolidation Project - Migrated 90% of On-Prem workload to AWS
  • AWS Automation Project - Currently in a high priority project to build a fully automated process to deploy “cookie cutter” environments in AWS utilizing Terraform, Ansible and 1st party scripts and tools
  • AWS Storage Gateway - Successfully implemented AWS Storage Gateway (Tape) with existing On-Prem Veeam Backup solution to facilitate backup archiving in Amazon S3/Glacier
  • Successfully Upgraded and Migrated Veeam7/Windows 2012 to Veeam9/Windows 2012R2 with a very minimal downtime (1 Hour)
  • Implemented Veeam Replication for Disaster Recovery for ROBO Sites to the Datacenters
  • Completed 2nd Half 2016 DR Exercise using VMware SRM - reduced overall DR exercise down to 12 hours (from previous 26 hours), heralded as best-one-yet by Upper Management
  • Migrated VMware Network from Cisco 1000V to VMware DVSwitch with no downtime
  • Datacenter Storage Hardware Refresh - Replaced all Storage Hardware with NetApp Arrays for production and backups
  • Deployed Veeam with AWS S3 SOBR Tiering for long term retention backups to the cloud
  • On-Prem Automation - Overhauled On-Prem VM deployment through a custom web based portal utilizing REST API, HTML5, PHP and CSS Grid

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Production Support Analyst


  • SAN/NAS Administrator supporting over 2 Petabytes of storage in 4 different remote Datacenters utilizing Hitachi/Sun 9900V and HDS VSP Series Arrays, NetApp FAS6200, FAS3200 and V3100 Series Arrays, IBM DS 3000/4000/5000/8000 Series, HP MSA’s with Brocade 48000 SAN Directors, Brocade 5100 SAN switches, and Cisco Nexus Platform
  • Server hosts attached to the SAN/NAS include: VMware ESXi 5.x/4.x, Sun Solaris 10,11 - Sun SPARC Enterprise M5000 servers using Symantec Veritas Storage Foundation and Veritas Cluster, Solaris Zones; Windows 2003/2008/2012 Servers - HP Proliant Servers, IBM AIX - 58 BCU units, Linux – RHEL6/5 servers
  • Backup Administrator utilizing 2 x IBM TSM servers and 4 x Veritas NetBackup 7.6/7.5 Master/Media Servers on Solaris 10, AIX 5.3/6.2, and Windows 2003, 2008 Server with over 1000+ Windows, AIX, Solaris, and Linux clients.
  • Storage Library Administrator using Quantum ADIC Scalar i2000, ADIC Scalar i500, Sun SL500, L500, L100, IBM TS3500 libraries Tape encryption utilizing NetBackup KMS and IBM TKLM servers
  • Windows, Solaris, AIX, RHEL, AD Domain Administrator – given Full Administrator access to assist the IT Service and Delivery Server Teams
  • Provisioned Storage and executed backup/recovery procedures per requirements to meet client requests (restore) and backup windows. Troubleshot and recommended new methods to improve backup and recoverability.
  • Met and exceeded published ITSD Storage service SLA’s by improving availability, scalability, and reliability of all Storage and Backup hardware and software
  • Dealt directly with vendors and consultants for all Storage and Backup tasks and projects
  • Documented all procedures
  • Incident and Change Request Tracking using InfraEnterprise, ServiceNow and SLA procedures
  • Accepted increasing responsibilities in a short period of time and exhibit rapid growth and development
  • NetApp expansion project - enhanced, grew and migrated all existing NetApp platforms from standalone 7-mode HA Pairs to 6-Node Clustered DataONTAP 8.2
  • Vertica Project – Deployed Vertica on Linux with NetApp to replace AIX and DB2
  • NetBackup 7.6 Project – Researched deployment of NetBackup to version 7.6 utilizing NetBackup appliances
  • Overhauled Disaster Recovery process by implementing VMware SRM with NetApp SRA replication. DR Practice improved to 8 hours from the previous 72 hours.
  • Deployed a 140+ TB Vertica DB implementation utilizing a 4-node NetApp FAS6210 in Cluster Mode with customized solutions to handle automated snapshots and NDMP backups
  • Migrated older Hitachi/Sun 9900V arrays to new HDS VSP arrays utilizing Dynamic Pools with critical production data requiring no downtime for the migration
  • Deployed a Cyber-Ark solution to improve compliance, productivity and security within the organization
  • Improved Backup and DR operations by Implementing and documenting the following: NetBackup 7.5 for VMware, NetBackup 7.x Automated Image Replication for a critical multi-tenant Oracle DB environment, NetBackup 7.x Bare Metal Restore operational standards for Windows clients for both physical and virtual machines, NetBackup using VMware vStorage API for all virtualized environments, and NetBackup D2D with NetApp FAS3140’s
  • Engineered a storage solution for VMware Virtual Desktop environment with NetApp and FusionIO
  • Engineered a storage solution for SharePoint 2010 in a virtual environment utilizing NetApp for CIFS remote BLOB storage and SnapManager for SharePoint, SnapManager for SQL
  • Deployed an isolated virtual NAS infrastructure for a VMware vCloud implementation in the Dev/Test Lab utilizing NetApp multistore and Ipspace technology that required strict automated data movement from production to test
  • NetApp project implementation – Migrated all NAS file services from Windows Servers and HDS 9570 SAN into NetApp arrays, implemented NDMP file and block based backups utilizing NetBackup, and implemented offsite snapmirror replication for DR (replacing old procedure of recovering from tape). Implemented CIFS auditing and Virus scanning with NetApp. Implemented multiple VMware ESXi clusters (farms) with NFS and VMFS datastores residing in the NetApp arrays utilizing individual multistore vfilers with Cisco Nexus Platform. Implemented NetApp VSC/SMVI for daily and weekly snapshot utilizing VMware vStorage API
  • Introduced a new IBM P7 environment upgrade utilizing LPAR’s and WPAR’s with IBM DS8000 and DS5000 SAN’s
  • Participated and helped improved a Disaster and Recovery exercise held in Germantown, MD in 2009. Lead engineer in DR 2010, 2011, and 2012 practice where 2012 exercise is considered the best DR practice experience to date
  • Expanded existing HDS SAN arrays in all Datacenters and deployed HDS Tuning manager for monitoring and tuning
  • Updated all Backup environments with LTO-4 Encryption, expanded Tape Library capacity, and consolidated all retention policies to a single standard
  • Successfully backed up over 4 Terabytes of critical data in a window of 8 hours for a Production Release Update using shell scripting and Veritas NetBackup

Confidential, Naperville, IL

UNIX Administrator


  • Performed all duties related to Solaris system administration: Maintenance, Audit and Security, Monitoring, Backup and Recovery, User Account Maintenance, License Management
  • Provided Tier-3 Support for Helpdesk
  • Backup Administrator used Veritas NetBackup Enterprise Server 6.0/6.5 with multiple media servers and Solaris, Linux, and Windows clients
  • Storage Administrator supported over 100 Terabytes of storage using EMC CLARiiON CX4, LeftHand iSCSI SAN, and Opensolaris-based SAN with ZFS and iSCSI
  • On-call support 24/7
  • Worked directly with Application Developers to help maintain, update, and support existing legacy hardware and software systems: Solaris 8, Transoft UFOS database, AccuCobol
  • Dealt directly with vendors and consultants for all system administration tasks and projects
  • Documented existing procedures as well as future projects
  • Incident and Change Request Tracking using Cherwell and SLA procedures
  • Participated in the IT Modernization Project which overhauled all IT systems and applications
  • Introduced and established a FC and iSCSI SAN to the infrastructure
  • Introduced and established production virtual environments to the infrastructure using Solaris Zones and Containers, VMware ESX/ESXi 4.x, Sun VirtualBox, and Microsoft Virtual PC with Sun M4000 Enterprise Servers and HP Blade Servers
  • Researched, planned, and updated systems to be redundant and eliminated existing single-point-of-failure issues.
  • Singlehandedly overhauled backup systems from tape-only SDLT to Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape system leveraging secondary storage with ZFS and LeftHand iSCSI SAN, and LTO-3 Robotic Library
  • Helped consolidate multiple system monitoring to a single application using IPMonitor
  • Singlehandedly updated a troublesome legacy fax server with over 90% failure rate to a new and fully supported Solaris 10 server with HylaFax software with a 95% success rate (5% unsuccessful transactions mainly due to user error)
  • Upgraded and maintained all systems in accommodating system expansion with the addition of the state of Oklahoma to the business

Confidential, Broadview, IL

Field Systems Administrator


  • Maintained and supported server and database replication rules and procedures which included nightly backups and onsite monitoring
  • Created, developed and maintained web portal services for the onsite department using PHP, SQL, Adobe Flash and HTML
  • Installed, configured, and maintained new hardware as needed for new services for clients including servers, client terminals, networked printers, access points, RFID portals, scanners, and proprietary company lead recording hardware.
  • Maintained onsite jobs, programs, and shell scripts to monitor system performance.
  • On-call 24/7, including weekends and holidays, to support onsite clients.
  • Created, supported, and maintained applications using UNIX shell scripts and SQL for onsite and in-house use
  • Periodically applied onsite server and application updates to Sun Solaris based operating systems
  • Served as trainer and tech support for 30 Registration and Exhibitor Services staff members (On-call support 24/7)
  • Developed and coordinated various test plans for in-house and onsite services
  • Created and maintained applications, programs, Unix Shell Scripts, and database tools
  • Troubleshot and supported onsite servers addressing database performance, integrity, and replication
  • Handled the majority of clients with a wireless access control service using various wireless AP’s and handheld units
  • Helped develop new products and services as required by different clients
  • Provided post-show support to clients as required
  • Lead Engineer in charge of eight-member team for large tradeshows (25 shows annually with up to 100,000 attendees each)
  • Senior Engineer assigned to first-time high profile clients
  • Loaded and maintained multiple relational databases on onsite servers
  • Set up a local network with up to 70 or more client terminals, which includes wired, wireless and VPN connections
  • Trained and supported local temporary staff with data entry and credential printing
  • Ran and balanced daily financial and statistical reports
  • Rented out lead retrieval devices to exhibiting companies onsite
  • Provided customer service and onsite technical support for exhibiting companies
  • Trained and coordinate temporary staff with the process of checking out and downloading of lead retrieval units
  • Ran and balanced daily financial and statistical reports

Confidential, Skokie, IL



  • Managed a multiplex theater with a staff of 100
  • Maintained product usage and inventory
  • Managed the location’s cash handling and sales
  • Managed the projection booth and operated and maintained projectors

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