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Chief Solutions Architect Resume

Atlanta, GA

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Windows Servers NT
  • EMC SAN Storage
  • Project Management
  • Network Monitoring
  • IPS/IDS
  • Security Log Monitoring
  • SQL Administration
  • VoIP
  • Palo Alto Firewalls
  • Cisco ASA, Routers, Switches
  • Project Management
  • Network Security
  • Trend Micro
  • Fortinet Firewalls
  • Cisco UCS
  • Cisco Meraki
  • Load Balancers (F5, A10)
  • SIEM
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Unix/Linux
  • Active Directory
  • IT Auditing/Compliance
  • VMware ESXi 3.5 - 6.5
  • HIPAA, SOX and PCI
  • VCenter server
  • Azure
  • Cloud Design/Management

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential

Chief Solutions Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Researched and implemented new technologies for Club Drive’s Azure cloud migration initiatives.
  • Worked to develop architecture and plan to migrate customers from onsite VDI to Azure WVD
  • Worked with leadership to set strategic direction, as well as bring in new technology partners
  • Technical leadership for multiple successful customer projects.

Confidential

Server and Infrastructure Coordinator Manager/Systems Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Worked closely with executive leadership team to develop company technology roadmap
  • Member of the ITSM implementation team. I consulted with executives to streamline work flow
  • Improved uptime by adding automation and monitoring tools to drive operational excellence.
  • Designed, and implemented new 1000 seat Active/Active VDI environment.
  • Redesigned and upgraded Veeam backup solution to provide faster performance and security
  • Technical leadership to include employee reviews, and department budget responsibility.
  • Responsible for Architecting new solutions in an Active/Active environment for 100% uptime

Confidential

Manager Technology Operations

Responsibilities:

  • Drastically improved reliability of the customer facing customer infrastructure
  • Successfully passed multiple PCI audits, as well as customer initiated security audits
  • Built team from 3 to 20 engineers created new teams and organization structure improving coverage to 24X7
  • Built PCI compliant d Confidential centers for large fortune 500 customers including Confidential Bank, Confidential, and Confidential
  • Responsible for testing and building DR strategy
  • Worked closely with security compliance team to dramatically improve companies security posture

Confidential

Infrastructure Manager/Senior Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Successfully lead team of 15, and worked with auditors to pass 10 successful PCI audits.
  • Maintained 99.999% uptime for the year
  • Migrated multiple applications from old d Confidential centers on physical hardware, to cloud environment
  • Assisted internal customers redesign their infrastructure to help allow better performance relating to uptime and redundancy
  • Served as final escalation point for all technical issues
  • Vendor management, people management, financial management for 4 million budget
  • Working to deploy secondary disaster recovery site, that will also maintain 99.999% uptime and PCI compliance

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Network Architec

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for designing a new corporate network from scratch after a company merger and the design of a new MPLS network; addition of new VMware clusters, and deploying new Cisco VoIP solutions; merging Active Directory domains and the migration of users and computers; movement of infrastructure to CoLo and cloud based systems; and integration of the company’s product set with very large fortune 50 customers.
  • Designed new network backbone using MPLS
  • Installed new Fortinet firewalls to increase security and network control setup IPS, and Application control, as well as logging for compliance
  • Upgraded VMware ESX from 3.5 to 4.11, added new host servers, and upgraded Vcenter
  • Worked to help integrate systems with multiple fortune 50 companies
  • Worked to move key servers to cloud based services like Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Azure
  • Implemented helpdesk ticket system, desktop management process, and new software which increased efficiency

Confidential, Atlanta, GA

Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for working with helpdesk personal to establish effective policies and procedures; designing and installing Fortinet Security appliances, which added web filtering, IPS, and on the wire anti-virus, spam filtering, and application control; the setup of helpdesk processes and software; installation of network monitoring to allow IT to take a more proactive approach; the redesign of MPLS cloud for better security and efficiency; virtualization of server hardware into a VMware 4.11 cluster; installation of cloud based E-mail archiving to assist with compliance and the creation of new 2008 R2 terminal services remote access server to help streamline access for remote users.
  • Reduced IT budget by over 10k a month
  • Designed and implemented security policies and worked with auditors to gain compliance
  • Installed VMware 4.11 cluster and Vcenter and virtualized existing server hardware
  • Migrated from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2010
  • Installed Fortinet appliances for security and compliance
  • Setup DLP to prevent d Confidential loss

Confidential, Marietta, GA

Senior Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for serving as the lead and senior technical contact on all technical issues company- wide; the design and successful global deployment of new VoIP telephone system; the re-engineering of mail server infrastructure to include an upgrade to exchange 2007; introduction of server virtualization into environment to help reduce costs while still maintaining uptime; deployment of SharePoint intranet website to improve workflow and communication globally.
  • Designed and implemented global VoIP solution
  • Re-engineering infrastructure and deployed new collocation facility to improve speed and uptime for critical applications
  • Designed, implemented and supported global VPN network

Confidential, Alpharetta, GA

Senior Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Designed, and implemented four successful exchange 2007 server migrations
  • Redesigned network-monitoring package to improve monthly revenue income and allow for a more proactive approach to customer networks
  • Maintained highest billable percentages in the department

Confidential, Roswell, GA

Senior Support Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Redesigned network monitoring package to improve monthly revenue income and allow for a more pro-active approach to customer networks
  • Managed development network for Confidential ’s enterprise d Confidential center

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