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Sr Vmware Engineer Resume

SUMMARY:

A seasoned Sr. Systems Engineer with hands on experience troubleshooting computer hardware/software. Specialized knowledge in Windows Servers, software apps, and Active Directory configuration. Strong virtualization and infrastructure experience in a variety of areas and is knowledgeable in the software development life cycle (SDLC) methodology. Excellent oral and written communication skills that compliment his expertise. Extensive experience working/interacting individually and with teams at all levels from users to executive management and stakeholders. Seeking work opportunities that do not require government security clearance or public trust clearance focused in the areas of virtualization, engineering, and server administration.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Platforms/Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2012/2016, Microsoft Windows 7/8/10, CentOS, SUSE Linux

COTS and Virtualization software: VMware vSphere 5.x/6.x, ESXi 5.x/6.x, VMware Horizon View 5/6, Nutanix, vROPS, Teradici Management Console Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, Powershell, PuTTy, Cisco VPN client, Symantec Endpoint Protection, Microsoft RDC (Remote Desktop Connection), Quest Active Directory tool, BMC Remedy

Most utilized Protocols/Technologies: (PCoIP) PC over IP, (AD) Active Directory, (GPO) Group Policy Objects, (TS) Terminal Services, (iSCSI) Internet Small Computer System Interface, Failover Clustering, (NLB) Network Load Balancing, (DRS) Distributed Resource Scheduler, (HA) High Availability, (TLS/SSL) Transport Layer Security/ Secure Sockets Layer, (DNS) Domain Name System, (AD LDS) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services, (DHCP) Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, (SSH) Secure Shell, (LDAP) Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, (NFS) Network File System, (WSUS) Windows Server Update Services, (IIS) Internet Information Services, (SMB) Server Message Block, (SNMP) Simple Network Message Protocol, (FTP) File Transfer Protocol, (XML) Extensible Markup Language, (HTTP(S) Hypertext Transfer Protocol

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Sr VMware Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Currently working with hands on labs for Windows Azure Pack which includes:
  • Basic install of WAP portal
  • VMM (Virtual Machine Manager) integration and IaaS Clouds
  • Plan/subscription setup and usage reporting
  • Deploy virtual machines into a cloud

Confidential

Sr VMware Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Complete hands on lab 1725 - VMware NSX Advanced Consumption which includes:
  • Representational state transfer (REST) API
  • Deploy and configure Edge Services Gateways (ESG)
  • Create Universal Logical Distributed Routers (ULDR)
  • Configure Distributed Firewall (DFW) for security policies with multi-tier applications

Confidential, Arlington, Virginia

Sr VMware Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge of VMware technologies
  • Recommend changes to procedures which result in operational optimization and increased utilization of virtual infrastructure investment. Correct any 'Problem VM's' in Horizon View along with analyze environment health via vROPS (vRealize Operations Manager)
  • Analyze problems as well as provide alternative solutions with recommendations
  • Consult with Army and Joint Service Provider (JSP) stakeholders on requirements, planning, testing, analysis of proposed software products and environment architecture
  • Plan, develop, execute core infrastructure changes utilizing ITILv3 methods specifically aligned to customer requirements for Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, IIS, VMware; i.e. create groups, apply group policies, provision SQL Servers, configure host address space, standardize naming conventions
  • Provide key weekly status/monthly metrics for presentation to government client; such as storage reporting on Direct-Attached Storage (DAS) by pulling data from vCenter Operations Manager (vCOPS) and vCenter Server vSphere
  • Design/build Windows Server 2008/2012 domains, to include installation of Domain Controllers, Active Directory integrated DNS zones, DHCP, IIS 7/7.5, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS), and SQL; for proof of concept and acceptance testing of core infrastructure products like SCCM 2012, vArmour, vCAC
  • Perform VMware Horizon View desktop pool recompose on linked clones. Troubleshoot recompose failures by re-initiating select virtual desktops or initiating refresh of imaging process along with create and manage snapshots of master image
  • Utilize Persona Management tools such as Liquidware Labs Profile Unity
  • Manage Teradici VDI thin clients, implement necessary changes to ensure connectivity
  • Configure RedHat/CentOS by installing, monitoring system services as well as avoiding critical outages by adding additional hard disk space to servers
  • Nutanix OS (NOS) appliance/ESXi hypervisor update via PRISM interface
  • Resolve critical outages for virtual machines lacking the appropriate resources, i.e. CPU, RAM by implementing ESXi host affinity rules as well as virtual machine (vm) affinity rules; directly supporting 99% uptime for SLA's on Dev, Test, and Pre-prod environments

Confidential, Arlington, Virginia

Sr Applicatons Systems Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Active Directory 2003/2008 domain administration in an enterprise architecture; server administration, GPO administration, Powershell scripting for User Account administration, Create Groups, DNS administration; create DNS records, maintain DNS records, manage Windows Server
  • Updates, create firewall rules, domain controller/member server build out
  • VMware vSphere, Horizon View Connection Server and View Composer administration; 32 host environment, configure Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS), manage clustered servers, configure clustered datastores, build templates, take snapshots
  • Build/Update RHEL 5/6 servers using VMware vSphere
  • Configure Linux/UNIX Active Directory User Account attributes

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Study VCP course materials
  • Complete hands on virtualized environment labs
  • Complete CBT (Computer Based Training) modules
  • Successfully pass CBT exam upon online course completion scoring 91%
  • Pass VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization proctored exam scoring 451/500

Confidential, Ft Belvoir, Virginia

Systems Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Active Directory 2003/2008 domain administration in an enterprise architecture; server administration, AD migration, Exchange 2010 account administration, GPO administration
  • Manage/configure servers and hardware via HP ILO
  • Ensure Users Active Directory accounts use appropriate logon script
  • Configure DFS shares for tenant groups
  • User Account management in Quest Active Directory tool
  • Add User Accounts to appropriate OU’s for VPN (Virtual Private Network) access
  • Modify User/Group permissions for network resources by configuring OU’s and Accounts
  • Place User Accounts into appropriate Groups and OU’s for access to applications
  • Troubleshoot VDI thin client connectivity
  • Windows Server administration via VMware vSphere 5.x
  • Monitor and modify server accounts in WhatsUpGold SNMP monitoring system
  • Patch/Update Windows 2003/2008 virtualized servers in a Citrix environment
  • Configure vDS’s (vSphere Distributed Switch) connectivity for Citrix VDI implementation
  • VM (virtual machine) server patching
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting of Windows servers; physical and virtual
  • Address database capacity/low disk space issues by deleting logs and/or removing database files
  • McAfee (HBSS) Host Based Security (ePO) Policy Orchestrator administration servers/workstations
  • Deploy McAfee Agent/Remove McAfee Agent
  • Move McAfee devices to appropriate containers for DLP, VSE, HIPS configuration
  • Push Agent to Linux devices
  • Monitor/check for non-compliant machines

Confidential, Norfolk, Virginia

Systems Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Compliance Initiatives executed on project include the following:
  • Build Microsoft Windows 2003/2008 virtual, physical servers/workstations
  • Install ESXi hosts
  • Manage servers from vSphere 5.x
  • Dell OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) 7.3 SAS/NAS blade configuration and DRAC
  • Install Windows servers
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Server
  • Implement group policy settings
  • Stand up Windows Server Update Services
  • Configure WSUS client machines
  • Manage patches and updates
  • Push .cmd/Powershell, .bat scripts using Confidential Tivoli Endpoint Manager
  • Citrix XenApp Server 5.x application publishing
  • Resolve Citrix virtual desktop issues; access, printer configuration
  • Troubleshoot Active Directory group and OU policy settings/permissions
  • Troubleshoot VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) clients

Confidential, Wright Patterson AFB, OH

Systems Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Configure Dell PowerEdge 6650 SAN arrays for high availability; to include fibre channel connection and Windows Server 2003/2008 Operating System
  • VMware vSphere to deploy Windows Server 2003/2008 for school house applications
  • Utilize BMC Remedy Enterprise IT Service Management 7.1 to manage incidents for 7,000+ clients
  • Windows 7 desktop configuration including: TCP/IP, DNS, domain joins, add and configure printers, Internet Explorer settings
  • Restore files from backup using Symantec
  • Interpret system logs to verify systems availability/outages
  • Manage Windows 7 HP 5850 and 6005, Dell computers; 7,000+ clients in Active Directory 2008
  • Administer Citrix desktop clients and wireless Virtual Private Network clients
  • Deploy Windows Standard Desktop Configuration and Operating System images
  • Automate software installs, map network drives to include scripted .bat files
  • Edit Windows registry to modify printer installation as well as application settings

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