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Systems Architect Resume Profile

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Senior Systems Architect with over twenty years experience in the design, implementation, administration and support of all UNIX and related information systems. Significant expertise with the HP 9000 series environment and HP-UX Presently function as primary Systems Administrato/Architect responsible for designing, installing, configuring and supporting over 120 HP 9000 systems and 35 IBM AIX systems for a wide range of commercial and internal applications. Able to provide high level expertise and skills in any area of HP-UX and UNIX systems architecture. Experienced with most applicable UNIX systems and software features and products up to the latest technology. Have previously served as HP-UX Systems Architecture, Performance and Capacity Planning consultant evaluating client installations and providing solutions for maximizing system functionality. Fluent in HP-UX, as well as other compliant command language and shell programming. Excellent customer and user support abilities, outstanding interpersonal communication skills. Experienced in providing high-profile sales support and technical presentations.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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  • Functioned as Sr. Unix Administrator and transformed a multi-site architecture of aging systems into a consolidated Data Center running 120 HP-UX servers serving 40,000 employees in a Fortune 100 company. Orchestrated implementation of High Availability, hardware, OS, and application upgrades. Implemented configuration and architectural standards which increased availability and reduced outages by drastic margins. Integrated systems with enterprise EMC SAN's. Provided project level coordination to company business units in all aspects of Unix system integration. Implemented first AIX servers at Quest and successfully
  • Through a strategy of failsafe redundancy and monitoring, drastically reduced system unplanned hardware outages.

Confidential

Responsible for providing Senior IT Architectural Consulting services to SCT clients in open and managed environments. Provide technical project leadership for design and platform implementation of SCT BANNER and ADAGE software products into client production environment. Provide senior level expertise in HP9000 and Sun Microsystems products to SCT administrators in managed client environments, coordinating HW and SW deployments and upgrades and implementation of operational environment. Provide clients with IT evaluations and formulate short-term and long-term improvement plans. Responsible for design and deployment of over 35 HP-UX systems. Responsible for all SCT managed HP architecture and managed Unix support staff of up to 26 Admins. for 20 outsourced sites.

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Responsible as Senior Systems Development and Deployment Consultant for multi - system distributed HP 9000 environment for one of the world's leading pharmaceutical manufacturers. Lead systems consultant to the Merck Platform Development and Deployment group working with end users analyzing project needs, designing and obtaining appropriate systems and tools and deploying system to full production under FDA validated standards. Provided expertise in the migration of Merck systems to the HP 9000 platform resulting in over 65 systems deployed. Implemented systems performance analysis strategy on HP systems, initiating several immediate and planned changes. Designed system security audit procedures for the Merck HP UNIX environment and implemented standard guidelines for configuration of production level systems. Provided expertise and experience needed to create an environment of system stability, performance and high availability. Responsible for the design and deployment of Merck systems controlling Warehouse Management, Computerized Maintenance Management, Electronic Reservations, Promotional Optimization, Promotional Budgeting, Animal Management, Field Sales Remote Access and HMO Contract Management.

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Responsible as Senior System Administration and Architecture Consultant for a multi-system distributed HP 9000 environment. Responsibilities included system performance and capacity analysis, and the creation of a production, development and training environment for the client's new Loan Origination System application. Completed full reconfiguration of all client systems with implementation of I/O load balancing, LVM disk striping and system kernel customizations. Designed client procedures for performance monitoring, using PerfRX, LaserRX and GlanceUX. Identified weaknesses in current topology and initiated system-wide fault tolerance measures. Major accomplishment was to reduce the client's loan origination to closure time from 3 weeks to 10 days. Turned a project failure into a success and implemented 6 re-designed HP-UX servers into full production in 6 months.

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Performance and architectural operational evaluation of nine HP 9000 series systems used for the collection of process history and quality data of the manufacture of Ford Electronic Engine Controllers. Responsibilities included a detailed deliverable report of system hardware, environment, administration and configuration. Submitted specific, detailed recommendations to the customer. Was able to alleviate immediate problems and increase productivity on Anti-Lock Braking assembly line.

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Responsible as the primary System Administrator for a multi-system distributed HP 9000 environment. Responsibilities included system performance analysis and tuning, creation of an application development environment and customization of application users' HP 700/RX environment. Designed and deployed over 120 HP-UX workstations to users.

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  • Served as international communications and computer manufacturer's technical liaison with an international customer base. Responsible for the design, installation and support of a commercially available cellular billing application based on the HP 9000 HP-UX platform. Served as primary specialist in HP-UX systems integration and design and performed as the primary UNIX System Administration specialist in an HP 9000 environment.
  • In addition, also served as primary hardware configuration specialist, addressing installation, configuration, and support. Responsible for the configuration and support of all company products. Regularly traveled throughout the world to support customer sites both domestically and overseas. Designed, build and deployed over 80 HP-UX systems.

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Served as international minicomputer manufacturer's support representative, providing service for a wide range of customer systems, peripherals and applications throughout the northeast. Responsible for complete support of assigned customer base. System assignments included installation and support of Targon systems running Xenix.

Confidential

  • Senior Systems Architect with 29 years UNIX experience, 17 years specifically with HP-UX and all aspects of HP systems. Senior Lead for Architecture, Administration, Implementation and Performance have been contracted to clients to develop new environments, evaluate current environments or provide detailed analysis of all aspects of system configuration, usage or performance. Able to identify problems and provide solutions. Attended many HP schools, seminars and have worked closely with HP and ancillary vendors providing solutions in many environments. Experienced with a wide variety of HP products and tools including HA MC ServiceGuard, Partitioning, MeasureWare, PerfView, MirrorDisk/UX, Software Distributor, Process Resource Manager, On-Line JFS and GlancePlus. Up to date in all HP Software including HP-UX 11i v2 11.23 HP 9000/Itanium , HP-UX 11i 11.11 and previous and experienced in usage and configuration of the HP rx, HP rp and PA 9000 series, including. Experienced in all aspects of system architecture, including the addition of specific peripherals, including EMC and features, disk configuration and kernel resource allocation.
  • Experienced in integration of HP servers into Client/Server solutions and distributed environments. Proficient in new and legacy HP-UX OS levels and their conversions and upgrades. Major concentration has been the implementation of systems for mission-critical applications for major corporations. Able to provide sound principles and methodology to new or existing configurations. Hands-on expertise with UNIX networking and the configuration and use of bi-directional communication ports and IPC. Fluent in HP-UX command language, utilities and shell programming. Experienced in HP-UX system security standards and methods. Proficient in disk and file system design and configuration, system high-availability architecture including HP Partitioning and MC/ServiceGuard. Frequently use ARPA and Berkeley services and familiar with system daemons and their functions. Perform troubleshooting when customers encounter problems in any of these areas. Familiar with all system back-up and recovery procedures and tools including OmniBack and system disaster aversion and remedies.

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