To be a productive member of a team, add value to an organization, offering the potential for career growth and advancement, with emphasis on further education.
Windows Server Advanced Server 2000/2003/2008/2012, SQL Server, VMware vSphere ESX/ESXi Citrix Metaframe Exchange 2003/2007/2013 IIS Commvault Simpana NetApp OnCommand System Center EMC Control Center Navisphere, MS Sharepoint VB Powershell Scripting. Red Hat Linux ES
NetApp SAN engineering/administration VMware vSphere Commvault backup Exchange Email F5 Networks LTM Active Directory design, GPO management and security administration Distributed File System DFS Server and Cluster server implementations Troubleshooting severs computer peripherals Cisco VPN/ASA/Firewall administration Cisco switch administration Network Printing Bridge router installation configuration TCP/IP DHCP RAS File backup security File server data migrations.
Capacity planning, Electrical and Mechanical Infrastructure, HVAC, UPS, Generator integration, Raised Floor planning and layout, System Rack Installations.
Datacenter migrations, Virtualization consolidation, SAN Storage installations, Application deployment
Sr. Systems Engineer
Sr. Systems Engineer - Primary owner of the enterprise SAN storage VMWare datacenter environment, Commvault backup system, email, web sites, database management responsibilities Perform systems troubleshooting to isolate and diagnose problems. Coordinate installation of hardware and software. Monitor and maintain system stability. Prepare and maintain documentation of system configurations. Test, evaluate, configure, and install software and operating systems. Ensure technical testing migration of changes are completed per standards to deliver high quality systems. Supporting Internal / external audit requirements as needed. Build and maintain partnerships with IT Services team members and vendors by regularly demonstrating a high level of expertise and professionalism. Provide technical support to end users. Contribute to continual process improvement activities by identifying improvement opportunities with processes, and modifications for the tools used Provide support for Active Directory, group policy management, Microsoft server and client OS patching WSUS/SCCM , Microsoft Terminal Server/RDS servers, VMware End User Computing solution VMware Horizon Suite Migrate new backup solution using Simpana Commvault including complete setup and install. Exchange solution Health checking performance enhancing. SQL server migrations and performance tuning. Companywide Exchange 2013 design, integrate and migrate from Exchange 2007 to 2013 of over 1000 users. End of life Windows server 2003 planning migration to Windows Server 2012R2 Perform analysis of system needs contribute, coordinate and facilitate the design, architecture, integration, and installation of technology products and services. Evaluate, recommend and establish procedures for management of system users, user environments, directories, and security for each division based on system environmental needs. Set up and maintain systems operation. File server share migration from Windows 2003 to Windows 2012R2
Sr. Systems Engineer
VMware Engineer - Install and design new VMware environment/ESX hosts. Coordinate VMware design and implementation with other departments such as SAN, Network, and Infrastructure groups. Manage Citrix and Windows server migrations from HP hardware to IBM blade servers in a VMware ESX environment. Managed projects of 500 Physical to Virtual migrations in a VMware using Platespin and VMware P2V. SAN migrations on SQL Server Clusters VMware Servers. Sr. level Wintel VMware Administrator Architect for IBM Global Services for clients Allianz Life, Dupont, Amtrak Kaiser Permanente. Citrix administrator supporting applications, server installations, troubleshoot failures and enduser support. Active Directory support, implementations, GPO support, migrations and troubleshooting.
Provide system management for Windows environment, Manage VMware Infrastructure environment, VMware physical to virtual moves, implement Windows cluster servers, manage several company websites including load balanced, set web deployment standards, project managed Exchange email and Active Directory upgrade for 2500 employees, migrate file and print servers, implement and support SAN attached systems, implement and support HP blade systems, provide technical leadership for system admins, set company server standards, provide network support on Cisco equipment, plan company mergers for integration. Migrate Check Point firewall to Cisco ASA. F5 BIG/IP management and migration from 4.5 to 9.0. Support Red Hat Linux servers. Deploy and administer Citrix Farm companywide. Manage data center migration moves of 300 HP Proliant servers. Datacenter capacity planning, build and design datacenter build layout. Coordinate installations of the raised floor, fire suppression, HVAC, Electrical system and UPS systems with backup generators.
Sr. Wintel/VMware Administrator-Architect
Sr. level Wintel VMware Administrator Architect for IBM Global Services at client Allianz Life of America. Lead project roles deploying VMware ESX, Citrix deployment and support, Windows 2003 servers and Windows Clustering on IBM and HP platform servers. Manage Citrix environment including application installation troubleshooting. Deploy system tools to companywide servers. Provide design/modification of current systems that allow for intelligent growth while meeting the needs of the client. Act as mentor for the Associate System Administrators. On-call rotation 24x7
Sr. Systems Administrator
Provide a lead role in systems management for the corporate SAN and VMware Infrastructure Farm. Responsible for installing, configuring, maintaining servers, networks and related equipment. Administer network applications, equipment, operating systems and technologies. Ensure a high level of availability and customer service to users of network services. Ensure reliable backups. Ensure compliance with corporate security requirements. Develop, test and maintain disaster recovery procedures.
Computer Consultant at clients: USBank, PrimeTherapeutics, Nextel, Metris Companies, Bestbuy.com, IBS, Minnesota Department of Revenue, Mycogen Seeds, 3M Company.