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Senior Systems Administrator Resume Profile

NJ

Objective

A position as a hands-on technical Manager or Lead of a UNIX, Linux and/or Storage environment where my knowledge will contribute towards the growth of the organization.

Background Summary

  • Managing a team of tw Senior Systems/Storage Administrators responsible for all issues related t the backend UNIX, Storage and Internet infrastructure.
  • Guarantee adequate service level response for all open issues by conducting real time monitoring. Develop and analyze highly complex system metric standards, thresholds, and make recommendations t maximize system performance. Coordinate with management t formulate complex technical solutions. Work closely with the business development personnel on proposals and work estimates involving highly complex system administration projects and solutions.
  • Research and study current systems technology and serve as subject matter expert on complex system processes and procedures. Supervise the technical team in the selection of new technical products and support. Provide guidance in the planning, provisioning and support of our mission critical HP-UX/Linux system environment and tier1 EMC SAN storage.
  • Conduct capacity planning reviews with management and oversee capacity plans formulated by less experienced personnel. Oversee and implement system upgrade strategies. Decrease down time through operational improvements tools and processes . Continuously involved in developing different system administrative tools using Shell, Perl or C. Working closely with my staff members in transferring this knowledge.
  • Develop an employee growth plan for each team member. Maintain weekly staff meetings for project review, bi-weekly one-on-one meetings, quarterly review updates and yearly performance reviews.

Hardware

  • HP Servers: rx2800 i4, BL870c, BL860c, RX8640, RX7640, RX6660, RP8420s, RP74xx, Superdome, Proliant Intel Blades, Dell PowerEdge 2950/R710, K Series and N Series.
  • EMC Storage: VNX7500, VNX5400, CX4-480, DMX3, DMX2000, DMX1000 and Symm 8830
  • Brocade Switches: 5300 and 6510

Software

  • UNIX/Linux HP-UX 11.XX and RHEL 5/6
  • LVM
  • RHEL 6 Clustering
  • RHEL 6 RHEV
  • EMC Unisphere and EMC Naviseccli
  • EMC SnapView and VNX Snapshot
  • EMC RecoverPoint Appliance
  • EMC SAN Copy
  • EMC Solutions Enabler SRDF/Timefinder
  • HP MC/Service Guard Clustering
  • HP nPars/vPars and HP Integrity Virtual Machine
  • HP Ignite-UX and RedHat Linux Kickstart
  • HP OpenView

Core Competencies

Significant experience managing enterprise UNIX class servers and EMC storage

Team leadership

  • System performance tuning
  • Script development ksh,bourne,bash and working knowledge of Perl and C
  • SAN architecture, design, planning, implementation and management
  • Disaster Recovery with the EMC SRDF product and EMC RecoverPoint appliances
  • High Availability strategy design, build and implementation
  • Strong customer, documentation and communication skills
  • Ability t execute new service requirements and design

Professional experience

Confidential

Manager

Senior Systems Administrator

  • Listed below are some of the most recent examples of completed projects.
  • Ohi warehouse UNIX and storage infrastructure refresh initiative. Project requirement consisted of the following installation:
  • Purchase of a new EMC VNX5400 storage frame, Brocade 6510 switches and HP rx2800 i4 servers
  • Cabling of storage, switches and servers
  • Power up of all HW components
  • OS installation, customization and hardening
  • Switch fabric configuration Zoning

Storage provisioning

  • Worked closely with the PLS development team t port PTC/Windchill t Red Hat Linux.
  • Internet/Unix and storage domain name change initiative from Fifth and Pacific Companies t Kate Spade Company. Project requirement consisted of the following appliance/server modification and implementation:
  • Purchase of new SSL certificate
  • DNS change requirements/implementation
  • Perimeter and PCI firewall management modification
  • Proxy server and Securetransfer FTP hosting/transfer management modification
  • Reverse proxy updates t the new domain
  • Retail POS migration from NetApp FAS 3240 t EMC VNX7500. Project requirement consisted of the following:
  • Review specified data requirements with storage vendor
  • Purchase 30 TB of SSD and SAS expansion storage with the required.
  • Coordinate HW installation with internal and external partners.
  • Design and create private raid groups t expand the existing storage pool.
  • Partner with the DBA t properly size the LUN requirements.
  • UNIX, Storage and Internet datacenter relocation at our North Bergen facility. Project requirement consisted of the following:
  • Teaming up with the Network Infrastructure project manager in facilitating all new networking, power and floor design requirements.
  • Coordinate/schedule the moving company.
  • Plan the de-install/re-install of all infrastructure equipment.
  • Consolidate/retire hardware
  • Introduce new F5 GTMs t replace older DNS and load balancing appliances
  • Internet/Unix and storage domain name change initiative from Liz Claiborne t Fifth and Pacific Companies. Project requirement consisted of the following appliance/server modification and implementation:
  • Hosting weekly project status meetings with my team members t asses and review all planned/applied changes t appliances, servers and storage.
  • Discuss all planned outages with all business units and coordinate the changes
  • New SSL certificate requirements
  • DNS change requirements/implementation
  • Perimeter and PCI firewall management modification
  • Proxy server and Securetransfer FTP hosting/transfer management modification
  • Reverse proxy updates t the new domain
  • Unix/Linux server hostname and resolv.conf updates.
  • Tier-1 storage refresh initiative consisting of full migration of the EMC Tier 1 DMX environment t a VNX7500 block storage solution. Project requirement consisted of the following:
  • Hosting weekly project status meetings with EMC and our business units
  • New power layout and floor planning
  • Network implementation requirements
  • Coordinating/scheduling HW installation
  • Brocade fabric install and configuration
  • Full LUN host and EMC SAN Copy migration.
  • RecoverPoint replication environment
  • DataDomain de-duplication backend
  • UNIX, Storage and Internet hardware move from our NYC datacenter location t a remote colocation facility. Project requirement consisted of the following:
  • Teaming up with the Network Infrastructure project manager in facilitating all new networking, power and floor design requirements.
  • Coordinate/schedule the moving company.
  • Plan the de-install/re-install of all infrastructure equipment.
  • Listed below are some accomplishment examples in leading various projects and team members as well as technically contributing t the day t day aspect of our infrastructure environment.
  • Engineered a set of tool scripts t automate remote snapshot LUN backups through EMC Networker's savepnpc pre and post-processing commands. Leveraged RecoverPoint Image Access, SnapView snapshots and Oracle Hot backup mode t create consistency on all Oracle instance backups.
  • Developed a migration plan of all development and production mission-critical applications from a PA-RISC platform Superdome, rp8420s and rp74xx servers t new Itanium servers consisting of various BL860/70s, rx7460s and rx8640s. Worked closely with our Oracle DBAs and development teams in properly executing the migration plan. Coordinated the migration of the OV Management server from an old PA-RISC server t a new Integrity Blade server. The project was completed within the 6 month timeline.
  • Upgraded multiple ServiceGuard clusters t version 11.19 t reduce cluster package downtime. The project required t test/verify new version functionality, failover package script upgrades and business downtime schedules for all production server upgrades.
  • Engineered and developed a suite of shell scripts that automated the Networker Legat backups utilizing our Business Continuity Volumes BCVs and a disaster recovery solution utilizing EMC's SRDF between our local and remote Symmetrix DMX frames.
  • Focal point contact t support the Full Circle ERP application running on Linux RHEL 5. Coordinated the RHEL 5 t 6 upgrade plan. Developed various OV Openview templates and monitors scripts t manage the various Linux clients. Configured multiple OV Openview nodes across our DMZ zone.
  • Configured and installed a new customer service solution that required multiple HP VM guests running 11.31 on various RX6600 Integrity Servers.
  • Configured, installed and tested a new warehouse solution that required multiple HP Integrity blades BL870c and BL860c running 11.23. The backend storage is housed on an HP EVA4400.

Tool and utility development:

  • Shell script utility t create a vg00 copy on another volume group t support system recovery. Shell script file transfer utility between New York City and the Honk Kong sales office. Developed various administrative system shell scripts t automate cleanup, monitor and backup procedures. Implemented make recovery procedures for all HP-UX systems.
  • Investigated and discovered a major I/ bottleneck on Liz's core business application. Recommended and implemented the offloading of all the Oracle hot tables across various stripped volumes. Eventually installed EMC PowerPath t load balance across multiple HBAs.
  • Developed various courses in C programming and Shell programming for my staff personnel.
  • Managed the installation of our remote distribution centers consisting of 4 2 node MC ServiceGuard clusters.
  • Supporting a global environment composed of Oracle DBAs, local/remote developers and application-end users. Each development team varies on size by application approximately we are speaking of about 200 people that develop/maintain all of our applications and the approximately about 2000 application-end users

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Technical Training

  • Red Hat Enterprise System Monitoring and Performance Tuning
  • Red Hat Cluster and Storage Management
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
  • Introduction t Linux
  • Advanced Linux
  • HP-UX Partition Management with vPars
  • HP-UX 11i V3 for Experience System Administrators
  • HP-UX 11i V2 for Experience System Administrators
  • Inside the HP-UX Operating System
  • EMC Symmetrix Business Continuity
  • EMC SAN Management
  • EMC Host t Storage SAN Implementation
  • Hands-On with MC/ServiceGuard
  • HP-UX Performance and Tuning
  • HP Integrity Blade System Administration
  • HP OpenView Operations
  • Practical UNIX and Network Security
  • Perl Programming
  • Shell Programming
  • C Programming

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