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Lead Platforms And Architectural Engineer Resume

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Lead Platforms and Architectural Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for designing, implementing and providing Level 4 escalation support to the entire suite of VMware productions including vCenter, ESX, and the second largest implementation of VMware NSX.
  • Responsible for providing directorship to the Capacity Management, Enterprise Backup, and Platform Engineering teams within Confidential
  • Responsible for engineering and overseeing a Converged Infrastructure consisting of 14 HDS UCP Blocks and 14 vBlock converged solutions, which encompassed over 8,000 hosts.
  • Responsible for leading, architecting, operating, and engineering all Cisco Leaf/Spine Nexus 9k EVPN infrastructure and Arista Leaf/Spine EVPN infrastructure to support each of the converged blocks
  • Responsible to architecting and engineering the bank’s Cloudera big data EDL as well as Splunk architecture, alongside engineering solutions to examine and accommodate HPC workloads exiting Oracle Exadata subsystems.
  • Responsible for managing multiple vendor relationships with vendor added resellers and engineering product vendors
  • Built a workflow and framework used to onboard new applications and re - platform existing applications so as to applications requirements would subsequently drive infrastructure decisions

Confidential

Lead VMware/Cisco UCS/Hadoop Big Data Architectural Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Engineered VMware public cloud infrastructure for the bank across multiple North American and international datacenters as well as putting together unique scalable solutions per site. Also responsible for overseeing and being a focal escalation point for all VMware and Site Recovery Manager problems
  • Responsible for leading, architecting, operating, and engineering all Cisco UCS infrastructure across the bank so as to build a new standard x86 platform for all physical infrastructure.
  • Architected and implemented Cisco UCS paired backbone switches dedicated to Big Data platforms such as Tableau and multiple high performance computing Hadoop clusters running on both 10G and 40G infrastructure.
  • Responsible for engineering, building, and maintaining multiple Cisco UCS Production, Development, and UAT domains based on 6200 and 6300 series switches whereby the scope of my team was to scale and manage all platforms such as ESXi 5.5 and 6.0 infrastructure, Openstack, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 2012 R2, Red Hat 6.X and 7.X, and Oracle RAC clusters.
  • The scope of these platforms were hosted on broad models within the UCS C-series and B-series portfolio as well as that of the UCS Mini.
  • Responsible for managing and implementing a new more cost efficient Software Defined Storage model using UCS C3260/S3260 storage chasses, UCS B and C series infrastructure, and Windows 2012 R2 Storage Spaces in conjunction with VMware successfully and building a new remote storage approach at the bank which cut the cost per TB of remote storage by 80% while increasing performance statistics.
  • Worked with the Cisco development team to engineer a new highly scalable DMZ solution at the bank using several Cisco UCS Hyperflex and Nutanix clusters in conjunction with VMware.
  • Worked in conjunction with the lead networking engineers to implement Cisco ACI into the bank as the new software defined network solution
  • Responsible for designing, costing and implemented DR infrastructure so as to ensure all network and UCS infrastructure was highly available from a BCP and DR perspective.
  • Responsible for overseeing all financial costing and budgetary data for all Cisco UCS x86 expansion and compiling costing models for current and new infrastructure purchases. Also responsible for being one of the chief point of contacts for all networking/UCS purchases in excess of $200,000 to validate the criteria of infrastructure and components being purchased from a network, storage, server, and software perspective.
  • Key responsibilities included maintaining multiple platforms and catering to different purposes as well as increasing network automation using tools ranging from inter-UCS domain profile, firmware, and build automation and furthering it to tools such as UCS Director, Performance Manager, and Central to achieve optimal efficiencies.
  • The scope of responsibilities ranged from designing and managing 16 Cisco UCS Domains based on 62XX, 63XX, and Nexus 22XX series switches down to the 9K, 7K, and 5K switches working in conjunction with Brocade DCX SAN switches. This also included the implementation, validation and production in corporation of Cisco ACI.
  • Responsible for managing a large team of senior escalation engineers at the bank whose scope ranged included all aspects of the bank’s network, server virtualization, UCS engineering, and multiple hypervisor administration

Confidential

Senior VMware Datacenter/NSX Architect / Cisco UCS Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for redesigning and managing VMware datacenters worldwide scoping over 900 ESXi hosts
  • Implementing multiple VMware NSX engagements and after which documenting the infrastructure and explaining its advantages over the standard ESX network communicating infrastructure
  • Responsible for consulting, designing and managing multiple instances of Cisco UCS 61XX/62XX infrastructures including fabric interconnect and nexus 1000V.
  • Worked as lead engineer for engineering and architecting Big Data environments for Confidential outsourced clientele deploying solutions such as Cloudera and Hortonworks Hadoop as well as Tableau and Spark.
  • Responsible for managing Severity 1 and 2 cases related to VMware and UCS infrastructure for multiple datacenters through North America
  • Responsible for Confidential Endpoint Manager integration and for Fortune 100 clients and the day to day support structure of the application managing over 30,000 total endpoints
  • Responsible for managing a large team of senior engineers whose scope of responsibilities ranged from VMware, Cisco Nexus/UCS, and Windows Server engineering escalations.

Confidential

Senior VMware Datacenter Architect / Senior Microsoft & SCCM Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing more than 3000 ESXi 4.1, 5, 5.5 VMware hosts
  • Responsible for managing the entire Wilmington Trust Corporation’s worldwide virtual datacenters in addition to optimizing and scaling each farms
  • Responsible for redesigning, and increasing overall efficiency of both Wilmington and Confidential &T Banking environments, worldwide, while managing day to day operations
  • Responsible for designing and implementing the Hadoop and High Performance Computing Quantitative Algorithm infrastructure based on Cisco UCS infrastructure whereby the scope included the network, storage, and server infrastructure as well as the Red Hat satellite configuration for automated deployments and ongoing patching.
  • Responsible for design and implementation of the VMware infrastructure responsible for hosting the VDI clusters within Confidential &T, Wilmington, & Phoenix
  • Responsible for troubleshooting and resolving multiple VDI & application bottlenecks in both virtual environments in relation to VMware guests
  • Played a prominent role in the planning, design, and conversion to Cisco UCS and Nutanix Infrastructure at the bank for North American and overseas datacenters.
  • Responsible for automating tasks using PowerCLI
  • Responsible as a team to design and deploy DRS and BCP plans in relation to the virtual VMware environments for local and remote DCs
  • Responsible for designing implementation of Cisco Nexus 1000v DVS
  • Responsible for LUN Provisioning, Virtual Center and Host Upgrades/Rebuilds for blades and rack mounts, VMware License Management, P2V Conversions, Configuring Trunks and Access Ports on virtual switches using ESXi 3.x, 4.x, and 5.x
  • Responsible for design and implementation phases of vCloud Automation and vCenter Operations
  • Involved in design and implementation of all SAN expansions and capacity management for all local and remote sites; included Netapp filers, EMC Clarion, VNX, and CX4 arrays
  • Held a prominent role in the re-design, delivery, and support of the SCCM architecture within the construct of Wilmington Trust and each of its remote sites worldwide

Confidential

Senior Virtualization Specialist and Systems SCCM Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing entire ESXi infrastructure
  • Responsible for forecasting, designing, and laying out future VMware infrastructure while organizing upgrade of current VMware hosts and consolidating older infrastructure
  • Responsible for troubleshooting physical hardware and software related to SUN and Dell servers including diagnosing hardware issues as well as analyzing memory dumps.
  • Responsible for designing and deploying the Cisco Nexus 1000v and integrating it into the redesigned VMware virtual DVS
  • Responsible for the delivery and configuration for patch and package distribution via SCCM and leading the troubleshooting of any problems that would need to be escalated and may involve contacting the vendor
  • Responsible for LUN Provisioning, Virtual Center and Host Upgrades/Rebuilds for blades and rack mounts, VMware License Management, P2V Conversions, Configuring Trunks and Access Ports on virtual switches using ESXi 3.x, 4.x, and 5.x
  • Day to day responsibilities revolved around administration of VMware infrastructure while concurrently resolving issues related to Systems Administration of Windows and Linux Ubuntu servers as well as issues related to Netbackup 6.5

Confidential

Windows Infrastructure System Administrator and VMWare Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for troubleshooting physical hardware and software related to Confidential servers including diagnosing hardware issues as well as analyzing memory dumps.
  • Responsible for ensuring the consistent uptime and daily management of over 4500 virtual and physical Confidential servers worldwide
  • Held a daily role in setting up, maintaining, and troubleshooting problems in over 250 Virtual Servers and Desktops related to Confidential ’s virtual environment via VMware ESXi 3.x through ESXi 5.x as well as virtualization via Microsoft Hyper-V infrastructure. The Operating Systems ranged from Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2
  • Responsible for the maintaining successful daily backup and recovery of critical SANs on a daily basis via Symantec Netbackup 6.0, 6.5, 7.0, 7.1
  • Responsible for systematically setting up and confirming mandatory software components were online and functional prior to servers going into the production environment.
  • Responsible for ensuring day to day operation and maintainability of Symantec Enterprise Vault Infrastructure which included but not limited to partition rollovers, Exchange 2007 and 2010 Vaulting setup and configuration, SAN vaulting, and Sharepoint server vaulting,
  • Responsible for day to day SAN operation due to critical nature of operations and data, assessing priority nature of Microsoft Operations Monitoring alerts, and thorough cluster management through Veritas Clusters.
  • Assisted in the routine patching cycles on pre-production and production servers on a monthly basis
  • Performed stress testing on applications via HP Load Runner in simulating environment in order to ensure certain loads could be managed on existing infrastructure.
  • Led and managed all plans related to administration and maintenance of Active Directory

Confidential

VMware Engineer and Network Development

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for monitoring the campus network as well as performing necessary upgrades
  • Responsible for creating and deploying a systematic templates and ensuring security and compliance standards
  • Performing routine upgrades, maintenance, and troubleshoot network infrastructure issues

Confidential

Customer Service/Health and Insurance Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Assisted clientele with their Health and Insurance information
  • Took part and help lead weekly team meetings to update individuals on new material
  • Assisted higher level clientele with Life Events, Annual Enrollments, and Advanced benefits coverage inquiries
  • Provided assistance in helping to train individuals in a formal manner
  • Took part in a 7 week formalized training program

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