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Sr. Systems Engineer Resume

Hopkins, MN

SUMMARY

10+ years of Windows Server architecture, administration, and support for various Organizations like Confidential, Best Buy, State of MN Department of Revenue, Dorsey & Whitney, and Cargill.

Expert level knowledge of VMware, Windows Server OS, and Active Directory. Architecture/design and engineering of VMware vCenter, ESX(i) hosts, Update Manager, SRM, Operations Manager, Orchestrator, vShield, vCloud Director, Horizon View, Horizon Workspace, Horizon Mirage. Advanced VMware PowerCLI and Windows PowerShell scripting. Hands on architecture, administration and maintenance of Active Directory 2012R2 & 2008R2. Hands on architecture, administration and troubleshooting of Microsoft Exchange 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003. Administered Exchange environments ranging in sizes of 20,000+ users to 250 users. Expert knowledge of server class hardware expert standalone and blades with multiple platforms including HP, Cisco UCS, Dell, & IBM. DHCP, DNS, WINS server administration & maintenance experience. Advanced knowledge and support of Windows 8 and Windows 7.

TECHNICAL SKILLS SUMMARY

Windows Server 2012R2/2008R2/2003R2; Active Directory 2012/2008R2; DNS; Group Policy; WINS; DHCP; Windows 8/7; Apple Mac OS X; Tape Library/Backups Symantec NetBackup, CommVault, TSM, Backup Exec, EMC SourceOne; EMC Data Domain; EMC Networker; EMC Avamar; EMC & NetApp SAN/NAS; SQL Server 2008R2/2005; Exchange Server 2013/2010/2007/2003 ; Lync 2010; SCCM 2012/2007; SCOM 2012/2007; EMC SourceOne/Symantec eVault; Symantec/McAffee/Trend Micro anti - virus; TCP/IP; SAN/NAS; Wireless, HP/Compaq/DELL and IBM servers; HP, IBM, & Dell Blade Centers; Windows Load Balancing and Windows Clustering; VMware vSphere 4, vSphere 5; VMware Horizon View, Workspace, Mirage; Hyper-V 2012/2008R2; Lync 2012/2010; Live Communications Server, Office Communications Server; Citrix XenServer; Citrix XenDesktop; Citrix Presentation Server 4/4.5; Citrix XenApp 5/XenApp 6/XenApp 7; Redhat Linux Enterprise; Redhat Suse Enterprise.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential

Sr. Systems Engineer

  • Performing Active Directory assessment in a single forest multi domain environment.
  • Designing new Active Directory organizational unit and site structure.
  • Authoring PowerShell scripts to automate tasks in Active Directory.
  • Determining how applications are authenticating against Active Directory.
  • Authoring documentation and policies for maintaining directory structure.

Confidential

Sr. Capacity Engineer

  • Responsible for capacity planning and management of all Windows and Linux servers.
  • Working with forecasting teams to determine proper buffers for CPU, memory, and disk.
  • Creating complex VMware PowerCLI and Windows PowerShell scripts for reporting, automation, and data collection.
  • Setting policies in vCenter Operations Manager and creating reports for data collection.
  • Utilize HP ServiceNow to put in change requests.
  • Performed and presented proof of concept for BMC Capacity Optimizer.
  • Creating extensive capacity assessment reports across multiple platforms.
  • Working with multiple applications teams to right-size under-utilized and over-utilized servers.
  • Analyzing workload characterization of servers to determine proper sizing of servers.
  • Collecting and analyzing process level data for all Windows and Linux servers.

Confidential

Sr. Systems Engineer

  • Lead engineer for VMware Horizon Workspace 1.5 installation and configuration.
  • Lead engineer for VMware Horizon View 5.3 installation and configuration. Configured Horizon View Linked-Clone pools and base image for clones. Approximately 200 virtual desktops.
  • Architecture for VMware Horizon Workspace integration with View and ThinApp packages.
  • Active Directory multi domain collapse using Quest Migration Manger.
  • Exchange 2013 upgrade with DAG configured for 300 mail enabled objects.
  • Configured EMC SourceOne 7.1 and Data Domain 7200

Confidential

Sr. Systems Engineer

  • Lead engineer for SCCM 2012 upgrade across 15 global sites.
  • Integration of App-V into SCCM.
  • Creating custom Windows 7 images for global rollout in MDT 2012.
  • Lead engineer for design & implementation of VMware Horizon View 5.2 environment.
  • Architecting rollout for Windows 7 migration.
  • Lead engineer for Windows 7 migration.
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2003 R2 engineer
  • Packaging applications with Wise Studio Professional.

Confidential

IIS/Database Administrator

  • IIS 7 administrator across 4 web farms.
  • Managed web farms with Microsoft Web Farm Framework.
  • Tomcat 7 administrator.
  • Monitoring environment with Quest Foglight FxM.
  • SQL Server 2005 & 2008 R2 administrator.
  • Writing SQL Server select statements and queries.
  • Reviewing and approving change control requests.

Confidential

Systems Engineer

  • SCCM 2007 / 2012 Architect for 80 national sites.
  • SCCM 2007 R3 engineer.
  • Lead architect / engineer in SCCM 2012 migration.
  • Microsoft App-V engineer.
  • Lead engineer in Windows 7 migration.
  • Creating custom OS images for Windows 7 deployment.
  • Windows 7 application deployment engineer.
  • Deploying applications to servers with ITCM.
  • Windows Server 2008 / 2003 administration.
  • IIS 6 & 7 engineer on multiple web farms using shared configuration.
  • Packaging applications with Admin Studio 10.

Confidential

Sr. Systems Engineer

  • Active Directory engineer single forest multi domain environment across multiple global sites.
  • Administrator of Exchange 2003/2007 environment.
  • Architect migration to Exchange 2010.
  • Architect new VMware vSphere environment.
  • Architect SCCM infrastructure over 9 global sites.
  • Architect SharePoint 2010 environement.
  • Deploy Microsoft Forefront Internet Security across 9 global sites.
  • Windows Server 2003 & 2008 engineer on x86 & x64 platforms.
  • Racked and configured Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis.
  • Recommend hardware and storage purchases to properly upgrade existing environment.

Confidential, Hopkins, MN

Sr. Wintel / Backup Engineer

  • Lead engineer for migration to Active Directory 2008 domain /forest.
  • Architecture of global multi forest / domain Active Directory infrastructure.
  • Lead engineer for global Wintel environment.
  • Lead engineer for VMware vSphere infrastructure.
  • Implemented Windows Server 2008 clustering.
  • Capacity planning for Windows and VMware and backup.
  • Member of architecture team for Exchange 2010.
  • Member of global architecture team for new technology.
  • Maintaining vendor relationships.
  • Lead engineer for global CommVault backup environment.
  • Lead engineer for global Backup Exec System Recovery environment.
  • Lead engineer for global IBM iSeries BRMS backup environment.
  • Engineer & administrator of four IBM TS3500 LTO4 tape libraries.

Confidential, Minneapolis, MN

Sr. Systems Engineer

  • Lead engineer for global multi forest / domain Active Directory environment.
  • Lead engineer for migration from Active Directory 2003 to Active Directory 2008.
  • Architecting new Active Directory Site Topology.
  • Scanning Active Directory and DNS with Active Directory Risk and Assessment Program.
  • Cleaning up Active Directory and DNS replication issues.
  • Working with multiple teams to prepare for new IP’s for DNS servers.
  • Provisioning both physical and virtual servers.
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 engineer.

Confidential, Bloomington, MN

Systems Engineer

  • Lead Active Directory engineer in single forest / multi domain infrastructure.
  • Lead architect and engineer on migration to Active Directory 2008 environment.
  • Dell EqualLogic iSCSI SAN engineer.
  • Citrix XenApp 5 FP3 administrator running on Windows 2008 & 2003 Terminal Servers.
  • Lead engineer on upgrading to Microsoft Office 2010 Professional.
  • Lead engineer on Microsoft Exchange 2010 migration from Exchange 2003.
  • Microsoft Exchange 2010 engineer in a clustered environment.
  • Microsoft Exchange 2003 engineer.
  • Blackberry Enterprise Server 5.0 engineer.
  • Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 engineer.
  • Lead architect and engineer on SQL Server database consolidation project.
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 & 2008 administrator.
  • Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 administrator.
  • Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 administrator.
  • Microsoft SharePoint 2010 administrator.
  • Architected and implemented migration from VMware vCenter 2.5 & ESX 3.5 to VMware vSphere 4 HA & DRS environment. Installed and configured VMware vShield & VMware vSafe.
  • VMware vSphere 4 engineer.
  • Architected and implemented virtual desktop infrastructure using VMware View.
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 / 2003 / 2000 administrator (x86 & x64)
  • Websense Web Filtering 7.5 engineer.
  • Commvault Simpana 8 engineer.
  • Cisco Call Manager and Cisco Unity administrator.
  • Disaster recovery documentation.
  • Making sound recommendations for environment upgrades.
  • Day to day maintenance and administration of environment.
  • Administration of Windows 7 and Windows XP SP3 desktops.
  • Working with outside vendors.

Confidential, Minneapolis, MN

Sr. Systems Engineer

  • Lead Active Directory engineer for multi forest /domain national environment.
  • Architected solution to migrate to VMware ESX 3.5 and vCenter 2.5.
  • Lead engineer on VMware vCenter 2.5 and ESX 3.5 migration.
  • VMware ESX 3.0.2 and Virtual Center 2.0 engineer.
  • Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 administrator.
  • Creating LUNS, Allocating Disk, and Zoning on IBM Fast T & IBM XIV SAN.
  • Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 engineer.
  • Symantec IDS administrator.
  • Tivoli Storage Manager & HP Data Protector engineer.
  • Building servers and creating templates/images for deploying virtual machines.

Confidential, Golden Valley, MN

Active Directory Engineer

  • Active Directory engineer for multi forest / domain multisite environment.
  • Working with various Active Directory tools like Quest Spotlight for Active Directory, and Quest Recovery Manager for Active Directory.
  • Creating security policies for multiple objects.
  • Creating and modifying GPO’s on multiple organizational units.
  • Troubleshooting breaks in selective authentication trusts.

Confidential, Eden Prairie, MN

Sr. Systems Engineer

  • Active Directory engineer for multi forest /domain multisite environment.
  • Lead engineer for Active Directory migration using Quest Migration Manager for Active Directory. Migrating 3 forests and domains into a single forest parent/child domain architecture.
  • Exchange 2007 migration lead. Migrating 3 different Exchange 2003 environments into a single clustered Exchange 2007 environment. Used Quest Migration Manager for Exchange to sync mail, calendars, and free busy.

Confidential, St. Paul, MN

Sr. Infrastructure Specialist

  • NetBackup 5.1 & Symantec eVault 5.0 administration.
  • NetBackup upgrade lead engineer to NetBackup 6.1 and Vault 6.0.
  • Overland Tape Storage administrator.
  • Active Directory administrator.
  • Microsoft Server 2003 and 2000 administrator.
  • Microsoft Exchange 2003/2007 administrator.
  • Configured Unified Messaging with Cisco Unity servers.
  • Architect layout of Exchange 2007 infrastructure.
  • Lead engineer for Exchange email migration utilizing Quest Migration Manager for Exchange.
  • Blackberry Enterprise Server 4.0 administrator.
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 administrator.
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 administrator.
  • VMware ESX 3.0.2 and Virtual Center 2.0 engineer.
  • Architected and implemented migration to VMware ESX 3.5 and Virtual Center 2.5.
  • Carving disk space & creating LUNS on EMC DMX series SAN.
  • Assisting in testing and setting up EMC Recover Point.
  • Assisted with desktop support and help desk duties.

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