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Sr. Systems Engineer Resume Profile

Houston, TX

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Extensive experience implementing and supporting industry leading IT solutions. Lead teams of developers and IT systems professionals. I have managed several projects that resulted in revenues exceeding 500 million. Skilled in architecting high availability, scalable web infrastructures, that incorporates hardware redundancy and load balancing solutions utilizing Microsoft and Linux core application technologies. I am well versed in major hardware platforms and system virtualization technologies. Over the years I have performed extensive consulting and contract work that has provided exposure to many different environments and technologies.

I am seeking a permanent role within an organization that allows for growth and experience.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Architecture

Systems

  • Scalable Web Farms
  • Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, 2003, 2008
  • eCommerce Applications
  • IIS 5.0, IIS 6.0, IIS 7.0
  • Managing Application Projects
  • Microsoft BizTalk, Microsoft Exchange
  • Change Control Processes
  • Microsoft SQL 2000, 2005, 2008
  • Vendor Relationships
  • MSMQ, MS Exchange, SharePoint
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Active Directory Design and Management
  • System Documentation
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Application Training
  • Red Hat, Solaris
  • ERP Integration and Support
  • SAP Netweaver, Microsoft CRM

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Sr. Systems Engineer

Confidential

  • Serve as part of the ITAC council on technology reviews for the company.
  • Maintain and refresh end user computers at the plant locations to provide additional functionality and productivity at the plant locations by maintaining current technologies in the business and end users.
  • Worked with other business units and vendors supporting plant operations to implement new server technologies.
  • Implemented end to end systems monitoring of all Plant IS assets for insight and support to ensure plant operations and uptime.
  • Implemented new file and print servers across the Plant infrastructure, and consolidation of security roles and documentation across the plants.
  • Primary role is providing infrastructure support and implementation of new technologies to Calpine power plant facilities coast to coast.
  • Develop and test road maps and test environments for new technologies to be leveraged.
  • Hardware: Dell Servers, HP Servers, F5, Cisco, Dell Laptops, EMC Storage, NET App Storage, VMware, Data Domains, and other mass storage appliances.

Confidential

Sr. Systems Engineer

  • Serve as part of the ITAC council on technology reviews for the company.
  • Develop and implement policies that supply services to other business units within the company
  • Managed and re-gentrified the plant operations and test production lab.
  • Develop documentation for data retention and disaster recovery planning for the core company systems
  • Managed the companies Exchange 2003 to 2010 migration process with vendors and end users.
  • Primary role is the main project manager point between the vendor services and the executives on implementing new technologies for the corporation.
  • Develop and test road maps and test environments for new technologies to be leveraged.
  • Efforts included reworking of corporate Active Directory forest spanning multiple sites and plant operations. This scope includes close to 3000 users, 30 sites and datacenter operations.
  • Hardware: Dell Servers, HP Servers, F5, Cisco, Dell Laptops, EMC Storage, NET App Storage, VMware, Data Domains, and other mass storage appliances.

Confidential

Sr. Cloud Systems Administrator

  • Implemented InfroCrossings new cloud based hosting services, this encompassed configuration and setup of all related hardware, software and client based software packages.
  • Provided 24/7 of the cloud environment and working with customers on ensuring their applications were functional, and the migration of new applications to their servers.
  • Primary role was that of systems administration of the cloud supporting platforms and storage.
  • Worked with sales and other business units to define support and customer offerings for cloud based hosting of their applications.
  • Advise management of areas in which the company infrastructure can be improved and offer extended services to the customers and internal operations.
  • Provide documentation on the server environments and application overviews.
  • Technologies: Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008, MS SQL 2005, 2008, BizTalk 2004, 2006R2, SharePoint Server 2003, 2010, Microsoft Project Server, Microsoft Visio, MS Visual Studio, Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Hardware: Dell Servers, HP Servers, F5, Cisco, Dell Laptops, EMC Storage, NET App Storage, VMware

Confidential

Sr. Systems Engineer

  • Provide inter team training on products and technologies to enhance the individuals skills and knowledge.
  • Acted as a Sr. role mentoring a team of six on core application support and deployments.
  • Successfully migrated and consolidated four global datacenters, Worked with regional product groups to install and migrate their applications at new central datacenter, and perform quality and user testing.
  • Primary role is working with development to improve the architecture and scalability of the company's primary applications. Perform upgrade releases on the company's primary application core. Maintain and supervise the industry's largest web based mortgage and title tracking application.
  • Create documentation and architectural diagrams and workflows for Stewart applications, interactions, networks, process.
  • Managed the main hosting environment Active Directory service accounts and related support servers
  • Work with other business units to implement new server environments, new VM based infrastructures and new development lifecycle environments.
  • Prepare disaster recovery documentation and installation packages for from scratch install to provide business continuity.
  • Supported over 400 servers specific to the integration and delivery of mortgage processes and financial transactions.
  • Implemented and supported BizTalk 2006 r2 infrastructure, this included mutli-node deployments and deployment and management of applications across production, stage, test and development levels while working close with development teams to improve the environment and processes.
  • Technologies: Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008, MS SQL 2005, 2008, BizTalk 2004, 2006R2, SharePoint Server 2003, 2010, Microsoft Project Server, Microsoft Visio, MS Visual Studio, Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Hardware: Dell Servers, HP Servers, F5, Cisco, Dell Laptops, EMC Storage.

Confidential

Systems Manager

  • Contracting work to clients, Developed a build and rollout practices for a security based company, including travel to client sites to provide installation help.
  • Migration of a manufacturing and distribution company to a Citrix and VM based infrastructure saving the company on infrastructure while transitioning a new team into place.
  • Supported BizTalk 2004 based applications and configuration of disaster recovery options for infrastructure.
  • Overhauled a development infrastructure for one of the nation's largest publishers, implemented new backup and remote management of their development while performing system updates to new software releases.
  • Technologies: Windows Server 2000, 2003, MS SQL 2000, 2005, BizTalk 2004, 2006R2, SharePoint Server 2003, Microsoft Project Server, Microsoft Visio, MS Visual Studio.
  • Hardware: Dell Servers, HP Servers, F5, Cisco, Dell Laptops, VMWare

Confidential

Systems Engineer

  • Transitioned the company's web applications and infrastructure from aging NT 4.0 servers to new blade based Windows 2003 servers.
  • Implemented a new Windows 2003 Active Directory infrastructure to migrate the company off of the NT 4.0 domain that was in place.
  • Mentored interns on new web technologies and hardware technologies as company was updating its infrastructure.
  • Worked with business units to address upgrade issues and improvements to the company's core application systems.
  • Implemented a new Windows SharePoint system to increase company efficiency and collaboration.
  • Technologies: Windows Server 2000, 2003, MS SQL 2000, 2005, BizTalk 2004, SharePoint Server 2003, Microsoft Project Server, Microsoft Visio, MS Visual Studio.
  • Hardware: Dell Servers, HP Servers, F5, Cisco, Dell Laptops, IBM Blade center.

Confidential

IT Manager

  • Moved a sports company's infrastructure to new office locations, upgraded the servers and set up a new source control system to allow better development practices.
  • Updated the Point of Sale systems and implemented a scalable web farm that allows greater traffic loads and performance.
  • Technologies: Windows Server 2000, 2003, MS SQL 2000, SharePoint Server 2003, 2010, , Microsoft Visio, MS Visual Studio.
  • Hardware: Dell Servers, HP Servers, Co-Location Facilities, Cisco, Dell Laptops
  • Implemented UPS tracking system to facilitate better package tracking and delivery reducing the company's costs.

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