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Infrastructure Architect Resume

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New York, NY

SUMMARY

  • Hands - on, self-motivated team player to provide senior technical leadership and architectural vision seeking an opportunity to leverage extensive technical and leadership skills with an established company to create/refine a secure and cost effective infrastructure distributed systems.
  • Accomplished IT Architect/ Engineer with a full spectrum general, technical, and project management experience, core proficiency in architecture hands on solution in application engineering, infrastructure implementation and managing IT programs with personal accountability for delivering on time.
  • Designed and implemented large scale integrations for software development with change management, process optimization, and technology evaluations.
  • High-level systems analysis, evaluation, design, integration, and implementation of very complex applications that require a thorough knowledge of administrative, and technical skills
  • Influential and inspirational professional that brings all the various parties to a mutual agreement on the infrastructure strategic roadmap by creating short and long term strategies and operational procedures.
  • Experience managing multi-phase, multi-track projects with up to thirty project team members
  • Encouragement of cooperation between departments to enhance productivity and teamwork.
  • Track record of customer focus, based on openness, trust, and delivering on promises. Extensive experience of delivery that includes the use of supplier and off-shore resources.
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with peers, cross-functional remotely-sited global teams, external vendors and management personnel.
  • Security-conscious, self-starter with strong initiative and able to work independently without direct supervision or as a highly functioning member of a project team.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Infrastructure: Design, Multi-tiered optimized, distributed systems based on VMware, Cisco, Windows and Linux technologies.

Software : VMware, Windows Server, Windows Desktop, System Center, SharePoint, MSSQL R2, LAMP.

Hardware : Enterprise system hardware from HP and Dell infrastructure configurations, high availability practices, site to site infrastructure deployments, redundant networking, Fiber Chanel Unified Data Storage. RAID hardware & software arrays. Fault-tolerant storage. Tape- and disk-based data archiving. Many varieties of SCSI, FC, SAN, NFS. NetApp, NAS, EMC and HP EVA.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, New York, NY

Infrastructure Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Architected and implementing multi tier infrastructure system based on Application Routing Requests with Microsoft Load Balancing, Web Farms configured as Web Gardensto increase Web application scalability and reliability through rule-based routing, client and host name affinity, load balancing of HTTP server requests, and distributed disk caching to suppor RealEstate Listing Application.
  • Implemented in-memory distributed cache to provide a performance and scalability boost for .NET Framework applications
  • High availability, failover and disaster recovery planning and design for web applications and databases. Identified and documented the current state of systems while planning and designing for future growth.
  • Architected highly scalable and secure infrastructure systems with high availability and quick disaster recovery time with Dell Servers and Compellent Fiber Storage to integrate an array of web based applications fed from a variety of data sources.
  • Monitor the current state of production systems with performance monitoring and reporting against quality targets for the service.
  • Designed and implemented Fiber ESX cluster with VMware DRS, responsible for allocation of physical resources among virtual machines.
  • Hands-on engineering, implementation, and management of a significant amount of infrastructure
  • Expertise in Desinging and Implementing SQL 2012 Clusters (physical and virtual).
  • Database Administration on Production Servers with server configuration, performance tuning and maintenance with very good troubleshooting capabilities.
  • Implemented VMs with VMware Fault Tolerance and VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) bsed on Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC).
  • Guidance with business & IT Capacity planning and scalability of systems.
  • Incident Reporting and Resolution to identify issues with current systems / environments.
  • Actively participate in the development process as a hands-on technical leader.
  • Created and maintain Windows 2012 AD forest with integrated DNS that integrates into 2003 production forest with one way relationship dedidicated to the applications in DMZ zone.
  • Set up iSCSI NAS to leverage private cloud and public cloud to create a cost-efficient IT environment.
  • Implemented vCenter Log Insight to collects all types of machine-generated log data, including application logs, network traces, configuration files, messages, performance data and system state dumps.

Confidential, Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Systems Architect/ Infrastructure Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Worked as Infrastructure Manager / Systems Architect for Confidential ITS Global department, the internal IT arm of Confidential that provides integrated IT services to the firm.
  • Setup up KAAP Pilots all over the world ( Norway, Brazil, Argentina, Spain) based on Windows 2008 R2 and SQL 2008R2 Clusters.
  • Directly involved in setting up Virtualization strategies; Server consolidation and server containment, Flexible development and test environments, Disaster recovery, faster application deployment.
  • Designed and implemented Virtualized DEV environment in Littleton Massachusetts consisting of over 600 virtual servers spread across multiple ESX clusters with HA and DRM and managed via VSphere Center and HP EVA storage LUNs.
  • Designed and implemented an AD infrastructure to support our DEV environment.
  • Build, configure and deploy VMs and templates. Completed Physical-to-Virtual (P2V), Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V) and Virtual-to-Physical (V2P) migration of Windows NT, 2000 and 2003 servers.
  • Created hardware recommendations based on projected growth and current resource utilization, including an evaluation of any currently implemented systems.
  • Provide VMware View on-site knowledge transfer and hands-on training for company’s resources including but not limited to engineering and operational teams.
  • Developed and maintained supporting documentation regarding the build and ongoing support of the VMware environment. Manage and provision shared storage using NetApp Filers to corporate and production systems.
  • Provide technical guidance and support for the design and implementation of VMware related components and technologies. Develop test plans,provide technical testing.
  • Coordinate the installation, functionality and maintenance of NetApp Filer HA and replication to our disaster recovery. Installation and migration of VMWare virtual machines from EVA SAN to NetApp Filers.
  • Deployed Nagios to monitor availability and health of NetApp filer appliances and APC equipment.
  • Work on Global KAAP application deployment in Berlin, Germany. Deployed complex analytics application in a distributed ITS environment with load balanced processors and SSIS, SSRS, SSAS servers.
  • Manage large, complex programs/projects simultaneously with experience across the systems development life cycle with experience in all program/project phases - plan, initiate, elaborate, design, build, test, implement.
  • Manage small to 30,000+ seat Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange migration projects
  • Technical knowledge of Microsoft Windows technologies, Scripting, Active Directory, MDT, DHCP, DNS, Windows Server Operating Systems, SSCM, WDS, Exchange, and Certificate Authority with company’s certificate templates.
  • Design and manage MS Clusters and MLBs using physical and virtualized hardware.
  • Migration of over 10,000 mailboxes from Exchange 2007 and a custom SMTP\IMAP mail system to Exchange 2010 for
  • Define, document and deliver Infrastructure components provide critical input for the success of the project and team members, in Germany, India and US.
  • Set up Cisco ASA 5505 concentrators with Firewall services that provides the Internet connectivity for our Dev environment, for the purpose of securing the network from outside intrusions and also allowing authorized users from all over the world contact to it via dedicated vpn profiles.
  • Manage and monitor Cisco ASA devices with Cisco ASDM 6.1
  • Manage, design, and deliver multi-tier web application architecture, infrastructure, and computing platform information security and application architecture including: software engineering, and infrastructure components (hardware, software, networking, and telecommunications)
  • Created POC for standardizing SQL 2008 Clusters on the VMware platform utilizing Microsoft Cluster Services.
  • Liaise with IT Directors on project track status and other groups on implementing Network Infrastructure solutions to avoid redundancy, minimize expenditures, and improve overall synergy within organization.
  • Budget projects and managed tasks/resource allocation, and aid with project status and reporting.
  • Design and implement performance lab with Microsoft for application testing using VSTS
  • Analyze business and technology challenges, assess costs, and suggest solutions.
  • Implement ERP sandboxes consisting of SAP, JD Edwards and Oracle Financial systems.
  • Responsible for deployment, and maintenance of service-oriented solutions for the two biggest projects at Confidential, eAudIT (primarily.NET platform) and NextGen AudIT (primarily SQL/ ERP platform).
  • Design, configuration /installation eAudIT 2010 webfarms, ASP.NET SOA Silverlight application running in IIS 7.0 that consumes WCF services using SSL certificates for encryption and security using Windows Integrated Authentication with a SQL 2008 Backend.
  • Work with business analysts, Quality Assurance (QA) staff to analyze and resolve defects identified through the QA process.
  • Manage in-house and offshore consultants along with engineering team working on multiple product deployment and implementation in DEV and QA space.
  • Provide architecture assessment, design and implementation for high availability, scalability, performance and security.
  • Provide technical advice throughout the requirements gathering phases and implemented architectural designs of the eAudIT/ NextGen projects.
  • Manage network infrastructure and day to day troubleshooting for multiple product development, testing and deployment of eAudIT.
  • Work on Integration of MOSS, Interwoven, ACCT, eAudIT, Knowledge Authoring, IBS applications (SAP).
  • Provide the development and execution of system and application design documents, system configuration guides (run-books), development and deployment guides, product standards, research and position papers, product evaluation, analysis, and proofs-of-concept.
  • Execute SLDC process - application promotion from DEV to QA, Staging and Production, handed off release notes to production support team.
  • Use of Visio, PowerPoint, Word to generate documentation and presentations for the stakeholders.

Confidential, New York, NY

Technical Lead, Project Coordinator

Responsibilities:

  • Trading floor support specialist for the world’s largest investment bank.
  • Supported multiple groups from Fixed Income, Asset Management, and REEF.
  • Provided third level server and desktop support. Expertise in supporting and testing both Client-Server and Web based applications.
  • Dramatically reduced IT costs by spearheading the centralization of Virtual Desktops; deployed and demonstrated Proof-of-Concepts for VDI
  • Extensive experience to be a lead Trading Production Support Engineer and Business Analyst
  • Working Experience with Documentum and SOA
  • Maintained working relationship with other IT groups: Cable Management, Firewall Security teams.
  • In-depth understanding of popular market data applications such as Bloomberg, Reuters, Net Exchange Pro and DDE linking functionality.
  • Responsible for equity/fixed income trading desk system support.
  • Handled high volume of Lotus Notes 6.5, Citrix, Hummingbird Exceed, Blackberry, Palm device related application and connectivity issues.
  • Technical lead and escalation point for complex and non resolvable support issues.
  • Manage Peoplesoft S3 ticket queues, balance workload, provide training, and coordinate projects.
  • Managed IRT response queue for clients on the East Cost (New York, Jersey City, Boston, Chicago, Baltimore, Miami)
  • Administered print servers using QIP, setup and troubleshoot Avistar Video Conferencing server/hardware /software.
  • Provided timely and accurate information to daily tasks and overall process, engineering of the projects to ensure the program meets SLAs
  • Active Directory user and computer account administration.
  • Built and administered Virtual Desktops on VMware ESX server.
  • Perform installation, configuration, break-fix, and requests for 1,500 proprietary and 3rd party software running on Bank’s desktop and laptop Windows XP builds.
  • Built and administered Linux Samba server to improve more effectively daily tasks and overall process.

Confidential, New York, NY

Executive Support Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing support on a executive level at a high priority response time in a courteous and professional manner
  • Duties included support of all hardware support Server/Desktop, all wireless peripherals including Blackberry’s, Palms, and configuration of companies VPN connection for external access, network administration, Active Directory management.
  • Urgently resolved critical system and networking issues effecting remote users.
  • Managed XP rollout, migrated users and data with CA Brightstorm.
  • Advanced break/fix and troubleshooting skills utilizing software such as: Emergency Repair Disk, Remote Recover, FileMon, RegMon, Partition Magic, Automated System Recovery for Windows XP and Server 2003 based systems
  • Troubleshooting E-mail, networks, TCP/IP, and desktop issues.
  • Responsible for maintaining a customer call tracking database using Vantive 8.5, consisting of Trouble Tickets
  • Participated in developing a process, which became a standard procedure for Desktop OS rollout.
  • Responsible for utilizing CA Software Delivery to automate software delivery and managed software deployments to 4000+ Windows XP desktops.

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