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Network Systems Administration - Systems Administrator Senior Resume

SUMMARY:

  • To find a full time position as a VMware/Windows Senior Systems Engineer / Systems Administrator bringing in my, more TEMPthan 20 years, of proven knowledge and experience in large organizations;
  • A work position that provides challenging opportunities to develop and grow into the ever changing IT field.
  • Senior Systems Administrator wif more TEMPthan 20 years experience in Windows Enterprise Support and Systems Administration in large environments including datacenters,
  • Senior VMware Engineer wif experience in Architecting, designing, building and administering VMware virtual enterprise environments. knowledge of Active Directory, Group Policy, Domain Controllers, Microsoft Clustering, Experience working wif vendors: VMware, Microsoft, HP, Dell, and EMC.
  • Excellent communications and customer service skills. Demonstrated ability to learn and adapt quickly to various environments as well as advocates share knowledge and mentoring.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

VMware, vSphere ESXi, Virtual Center, and Virtual Client, VMware Network support, vSwitches, vSphere Distributed Swifces, VLANS, Datastores, Datastore clusters and troubleshooting, TCP/IP, WINS, DNS, DHCP, HP ProLiant DL, BL, C - Class, Blade Servers, Cisco UCS, System Server s Software/Hardware configuration and support. Server Operating Systems, Windows Active Directory, Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019 Familiar wif Linux OS

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Network Systems Administration - Systems Administrator Senior

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for deploying the release of new technologies as well as the design, installation, configuration, maintenance and system integration testing performance of server operating systems, related utilities and hardware.
  • Windows Systems administration and engineering - build/oversee physical and virtual server builds VMware ESX 6.0 using VRA (VMware VRealize Automation) Installs, maintains and upgrades internal computer hardware and software systems used for designing and developing company products.
  • Proposes and implements systems enhancements that will improve the reliability and performance of the system.
  • Monitors usage and performance
  • Trains personnel on system usage
  • Troubleshoots server, software and hardware issues
  • Assists wif recommending, scheduling and implementing system hardware and/or software upgrades or repair
  • Researches, evaluates and recommends software and hardware products.
  • Supports Web access and electronic messaging services, and maintains a secure systems environment.
  • Provides new hardware specifications to users based on application needs and anticipated growth.

Confidential, Orlando, FL

Senior Systems Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Resolve all system issues related to hardware and software and to assist in the analysis, reporting and upgrade of our existing applications and systems. Key responsibilities included:
  • Day to day end user support and issue investigation/troubleshooting
  • Windows Servers (OS & hardware) VMware EMC VMAX SAN technology and related applications Domain & Active Directory GPO management
  • Multi production servers Cisco UCS and networking devices
  • Deploy all software and hardware upgrades to the production servers and sites. Proactive monitoring of all servers, applications and services to ensure high availability and SLA's Assist in implementing, testing and maintaining server level disaster recovery plans Create and maintain regular statistic and documentation for all IT processes and procedures Participate in night support and on-call to handle system related issues, documentation technical specifications information Analyze system, server, application, network, and also input/output device performance
  • Recommend, schedule, and also perform software hardware improvements, upgrades, patches, re-configurations, and/or purchases Conduct research on emerging products, services, protocols, and also standards in support of systems software procurement development efforts
  • Develop, document, and also maintain policies, procedures as well as associated plans for system administration appropriate use
  • Contributes TEMPeffectively to the of team or work unit goals, objectives activities

Confidential, Westborough, MA

Remote Enterprise Operations Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Review and agree on the design parameters for server migration to new datacenters
  • Planned and prepared data migration solutions from physical to virtual servers
  • P2V and V2V server migrations using VMware Converter
  • Requested storage capacity for Virtual clusters where new VMs were created
  • Designed plan for AD configurations for Datacenter consolidation migrations
  • Worked wif multiple data storage solutions SAN, NAS, direct attached storage, virtual systems, and wide area file systems
  • Worked wif WAN acceleration technologies such as Riverbed and F5 optimizer and acceleration appliance
  • Requested enterprise level changes on DNS to facilitate implementation for migrating workloads
  • Meeting participation as VMware vSphere SME, acted as Migration Engineers point of escalation for technical question related to DNS, VMware performance statistics and real time monitoring of resource usage.

Confidential, Westborough, MA

Remote VMware Architect Global Services Delivery Team

Responsibilities:

  • Work wif project managers conducting activities for new system requirements on various projects for deployment of business functions on new servers.
  • Transfers knowledge and provides leadership support to less experienced team members in the implementation of new hardware, operating systems and other required software on the systems.
  • Conducts capacity planning for virtual environments and development process to keep systems current wif changing technologies
  • Guide technical staff in evaluating current systems and making decisions on future development.
  • Proactively learns new technologies to resolve any problems involved in integrating the new technologies wif current systems.
  • Recommend platform upgrades and hardware refresh.
  • Ability to communicate technical, complex issues in simple terms
  • Understands technical product roadmaps and determines support requirements.
  • Team orientation and proven ability to work across boundaries up and down the organization, innovative problem solving skills and excellent written, briefing, and communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, ability to navigate teams through complex technical problems across disciplines and departments, advanced knowledge of Enterprise Level Systems infrastructure, advanced knowledge of network technologies.

Confidential, Westborough, MA

Remote VMware Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Configured IBM Bladecenters, IBM rack servers, VMware vSphere 5.1, 5.0, 4.0, PowerShell, windows 2008 R2, Active Directory, VMware Cloud Suite Software including vCloud Director, vCNS, vCenter SSO, vCenter, Inventory Services, Web Clients, vCloud Connector, Heartbeat, DRS, and HA
  • Built VMware infrastructure for VMware Cloud environment in Valley Forge and Denver
  • Configured NetApp Datastores for vCenter
  • Performed ESXi patch update using Update Manager
  • Configured Virtual Distributed Switch, and standard Virtual Switches
  • Install and configure ESXi host platforms, utilizing existing LMDC SOIs.
  • Created and installed SSL s on ESXi hosts to use Lockheed Martin CA s
  • Update SOI documentation to reflect new process regarding extranet ESXi host configuration

Confidential, Framingham, MA

Senior Systems Administrator / Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Level 4 VMware administrator for more TEMPthan 900 Virtual Machines
  • Design, implement and support VMware ESX/ESXi infrastructure
  • Provide technical resolution to incident and problem events related to the VMware infrastructure
  • Built ESXi vSphere 4.0.1 servers for production and development environments
  • Built vSphere Virtual Center Servers 4.1
  • VMware cluster configuration
  • Configured virtual switches for service console, vMotion, LAN, and iSCSI
  • Configured DRS and HA on ESXi 4.0.1 clusters
  • Configured ESXi server profiles
  • Configured vSphere client customization specifications
  • Performed ESXi patch update using Update Manager
  • Provided VMware cluster maintenance
  • Migrated running virtual machines using vMotion
  • Migrated virtual machine storage using storage vMotion
  • Guided and mentored the work of less experienced personnel on VMware architecture
  • Changed provisioned space for VMware Virtual Machines from thick to thin provisioning using sVmotion
  • Configured new Datastores wif 4MB blocks to allow terabyte size VMDK disks
  • Develop and maintain Installation and Configuration procedures as well as Standard Operating Procedure Manuals

Confidential, Natick, MA

Senior VMware / Windows Systems Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Architected and designed new VMware vSphere/ESX 4.0.1 environment
  • Built, configure, and administered vSphere Virtual Center Servers 4
  • Build ESX vSphere 4.0.1 servers for production and development environments
  • Configured virtual switches for service console, vMotion, LAN, and iSCSI
  • Configured DRS and HA on ESX 4.0.1 clusters
  • Performed ESX patch update using Update Manager 4.0
  • Provisioned VMware virtual servers using templates
  • Migrated physical to virtual servers P to2V using VMConverter Standalone 4.0,
  • Deployed VDR appliance and create backup jobs
  • Provided VMware clustering maintenance
  • Managed VMware Datastorage management SAN and iSCSI
  • Migrated running virtual machines using VMware vMotion
  • Migrated virtual machine storage using storage motion
  • Configured iSCSI Equallogic SAN, created groups, configured access, replication partner, and created volumes
  • Configures Equallogic RAID 50
  • Configured volume replication collections
  • Presented iSCSI volumes for VMware vSphere Datastores
  • Virtual environment migration from VMware 2.5 to vSphere 4.0.1

Confidential Cambridge, MA

Senior Windows Systems Engineer/Systems Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Supporting Enterprise Virtual environment consisting of 31 VMware ESX 3.X and VSphere servers hosting more that 300 Guest Operating Systems
  • Analyzing Windows server’s performance using Spotlight for Windows
  • Creating and maintaining documentation for server inventory in SharePoint
  • IQ (installation qualification) virtual and physical servers built by team mates to reassure final product met SOP (standard operating procedures)

Confidential Cambridge, MA

Senior Systems Administrator II

Responsibilities:

  • Retained to support a Global Enterprise environment consisting of 600 physical and 200 virtual servers, in a highly mixed environment
  • Rewarded extra responsibilities to improve operational processes and tasks
  • Handled daily operations using Oracle incident tracking systems
  • Responding to daily Operations tickets (4-5 per day) always meeting operations SLA, always looking for methods to improve process
  • Hands on server administration of NT 4.0, 2000, 2003, and 2008 pilot systems
  • Engineering servers based on business needs including but not limited to build servers out of the box, installing NOS, configuring SCSI arrays, installing extra CPU and or extra memory, HBA cards, and application software.
  • Worked wif Third Party Managed Services (AT&T) to coordinate the hardware and Software break fixes. Serve as escalation point for Windows O/S and hardware complicated issues
  • Worked wif vendors such as Microsoft and HP to solve software and hardware issues
  • Utilizing change management processes on a daily basis in compliance wif companies policies. Working as part of on call rotation for 24x7x365 support for escalated problems, developing resolutions and meeting business requirements
  • Built ESX servers for virtual machine test lab and trained WINTEL team on configuring and using VMware 3.5 and Virtual Infrastructure Client 2.5.0, as well as the use of VMware tools to configure guest operating systems
  • Built Virtual Servers using templates as per business side request
  • Strength server security by applying initial security patches and registry configurations
  • IQ (installation qualification) virtual and physical servers built by team mates to reassure final product met SOP (standard operating procedures)

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