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Devops Anaylyst Converged Engineering. Resume

Pittsburgh, PA

SUMMARY:

  • Senior Systems Engineer with almost 20 years experience with the Microsoft Windows platforms with proven technical, organizational and communication skills, which works well in a team or independent environment.
  • Strong background in technical areas within information systems and network infrastructure, including server deployment, automation and support.
  • Highly skilled in software installation, scripting, and deployment technologies in a Windows environment.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Operating Systems Experience: Windows 3.11 Windows 95 / 98 Windows XP Windows Vista Windows 7 Windows 10Windows NT4 Windows 2000 Windows 2003 Windows 2008 Windows 2012 Windows 2016VMware ESX VMware Virtual Center Microsoft Hyper - V Ubuntu Linux Red Hat Linux

Software Experience: MCSE NT4, 2000 and 2003 VBScript Powershell Batch WMI Scripting GITExchange Server MS Small Business Server HP Insight Manager IBM DirectorIIS WireShark and Network Monitor tools Windows Group Policy Various Backup solutions

Hardware and Network Experience: TCP/IP DNS & WINS DHCP IPX/SPX PXE LDAP SMTP SNMP CDPActive Directory Design and Operation iSCSI SAN NAS CIFS & NFSCisco Switches and Routers 3Com Switches Xerox Document Centers and PrintersIBM xSeries Dell PowerEdge HP Proliant HP BladeSystem HP MSA SAN

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Pittsburgh, PA

DevOps Anaylyst Converged Engineering.

Responsibilities:

  • Advanced Powershell Scritping including use of .NET libraries, creating Powershell Modules integrating into Vmware Orchestrator for automated server build process with the use of BladeLogic Job packages
  • Application packaging - EMC Avamar, SCCM 2012, Windows Managerment Frameworks, Office applications
  • Prestaging and Deploy builds using Agility product to customer specifications
  • Monitoring of build queue, troubleshooting issues when occurring. Averaging about 400-600 Windows server builds per month.
  • Troubleshooting Group Policy issues regarding standardized policies and application installations
Confidential, Pittsburgh, PA

Analyst - OS Engineering Server & Virtualization Development/Windows Infrastructure Services

Responsibilities:

  • Supported MDT 2013 Automated Zero Touch builds including adding Drvers / Firmware Dell Hardware - Auto Select by model, match firmware to standardized tested versions. Along with configuring BIOS and other configurations
  • Quarterly Build Updates to entire OS deployment following change management procedures with updates to documentation and build configuration
  • Deployed approximately 200-300 Automated Builds of Windows 2003, 2008 and 20012 per month
  • Application packaging scripts for other teams to install standardized software\
  • Testing of EMC Avamar backup solution, including cluster backups. As well as automating EMC Grab script collection automation across 2,000 Servers varying from Windows 2003 and 2008 32 and 64bit
Confidential, Pittsburgh, PA

Senior Technical issue support

Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshooting Level 3 issues with Application teams, items such as IIS on Windows 2008 R2 and website compatibility, Kerberos Authentication issues IBM Cognos, and various other server support issues
  • Developed various VBscript and Powershell scripts to automate tasks such as Computer and Group account creation, Power Control of HP iLOs, Inventory Collection, TSM setup
  • Validation of Disaster Recovery systems and perform Disaster Recovery tests
  • Validation and inventory of iLO interfaces, and other daily administrative tasks
  • Participated in various meetings evaluating Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V and it’s place in cloud environment, also participated in various meetings regarding Disaster recovery
Confidential, Pittsburgh, PA

Senior Technical team member

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborated with German colleagues on the global deployment of FrontRange DSM to deploy consistent OS and software package deployments in an automated manner
  • Created Disaster Recovery procedures for Windows environment which facilitated the elimination of third party disaster recovery site. Providing a cost savings of over $1 million annually after initial capital expenditures. Nightly scheduled P2V’s, use of VM’s as a target recovery platform and data replication for VM’s were used
  • Developed automatic installations of multiple software packages for new server deployments using Group policy and scripts, reducing the time to deploy a server from 12 hours to under 3 hours
  • Developed scripts and procedures using WSUS to patch 1700 Windows servers and eliminating the need for Shavlik HFnetcheck Pro and required licensing costs
  • Developed scripts for the standardization and integration of over 400 servers from an acquisition, reducing the time for project completion from over 1600 hours to 200 hours
  • Participated in global focus teams to determine configuration settings and directions for the Windows platform. Standardized Windows 2008 configuration, authored proper documentation for installation requirements
  • Analyzed and troubleshot performance issues using Perfmon, PAL, Process Explorer and Wireshark to identify bottleneck with MS SQL server, MS Exchange and other applications
  • Performed emergency disaster recovery of a high severity physical server to a virtual in under 4 hours preventing further loss of production and revenue due to outage
  • Supported 5 separate VMware Clusters with ~40 ESX Hosts to provide optimal uptime and data recovery for systems, utilized VMotion, SVMotion, HA and DRS and other VMware technologies
  • Created V2P procedure to allow for going from Virtual to Physical hardware when necessary, specifically to address Oracle support issue, which allowed for further virtualization
  • Investigated and tested Storage VMotion in early stages to provide flexibility for SAN Migration, thus providing minimal downtime for the Virtual Environment during the migration
  • Developed P2V procedures using Platespin Convert and VMware Converter. Improved cleanup of P2V process which prevented outages caused by incorrect cleanup of VM.
  • Promoted the increased utilization of virtual machines in the environment to reduce hosting costs, increased virtual machine usage from 50 VM’s to over 500
  • Maintained and configured Virtual Infrastructure environment using Virtual Center and ESX, configured storage and networking and introduced CDP to assist with network configuration
Confidential, Pittsburgh, PA

Contractor

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrated strong technical skills with the ability to make sure procedures were followed and simplified when possible
  • Developed configuration HTA for configured IBM Tivoli Client and Node registration, which prevented misconfigurations and reduced missed backups
  • Developed standard image CD for OS deployment reducing deployment time of the Operating system from several hours to less than an hour
  • Monitored ticket queue to resolve issues in the Windows environment, utilizing Peregrine Service Center and Change Management
  • Deployed servers following GxP, ISO and Regulatory standards using IQ/OQ documents
  • Performed P2V conversions of Physical servers into Virtual servers, also improved cleanup process once P2V was complete
Confidential, Pittsburgh, PA

Senior Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Worked on team to design, document and test a migration strategy from Novell network with GroupWise email to a Windows 2003 Active Directory infrastructure with Exchange 2003 for 2500 users
  • Lead teams on nationwide Windows 2000 Active Directory and Windows XP migration for a company with over 400 locations connected via WAN links
  • Management of Windows 2000/2003 and Active Directory using group policies and scripts to provide uniform installations and ease administration tasks
  • Provide remote support for Windows 2003 network with Exchange 2003, implemented VBscript logon scripts to streamline desktop support mapping of printers and network drives
  • Implemented HP Insight Manager for monitoring of systems and provided up-time reports. Installed and configured Backup Exec 9, monitored tape backup completions
  • Provided ongoing support for customers networks with an emphasis on customer satisfaction
  • Scripted HFNetCheck to provide HTML reports on hot fix and service pack level
  • Scripted the consolidation and documentation of security permissions (ACL’s) on 2 Microsoft File and Print server clusters, and 4 standalone File and Print servers in a multiple domain environment for over 800GB of data
  • Consulted for customer with 300 plus users on Windows NT 4 domain, developed scripts for removal of Novell client, creation of home directories and redefinition of security
  • Implemented Terminal Services for customers Job Tracking system, utilizing thin-clients
  • Designed network that provided customer with a high level of redundancy by using Compaq Servers that were diskless and booted from Compaq SAN technologies, enabling fast recovery from server hardware failure
Confidential, Monroeville, PA

Network Support Technician

Responsibilities:

  • Contracted to Xerox Connect (Xerox Global Services, Inc. ) for multiple project
  • Worked on a team that traveled extensively for a high profile DHCP project setting TCP/IP settings on over 5000 PCs. Helped in troubleshooting connectivity issues that occurred
  • Worked as a member of a team on migration from Lotus SmartSuite too MS Office 2000 on over 3000 machines, responsible for troubleshooting installations and answering user questions
  • Performed support and remote administration duties within a department of a large organization with over 100 workstations in multiple geographic locations
  • Installed and maintained Windows NT Workstations, NT Server and various software packages
  • Helped with maintenance of Oracle and FoxPro databases, updating and verifying information, helped with report generation and answering user questions on use of databases
  • Designed and deployed setup routine that generated Exchange and Outlook profiles during initial client logon. Deployment of Service Pack 5 and Internet Explorer 5 too over 100 workstations
Confidential, Monroeville, PA

Computer Consulting

Responsibilities:

  • Installed NT Server, Exchange Server, and Proxy, as part of Microsoft Small Business Server. Migrated Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2003, Migrated Windows 2000 Active Directory to 2003
  • Implemented user policies/profiles, setup user home directories and login scripts for Windows NT Server and Novell IntraNetware
  • Consulted on the purchase, implementation and building of computer systems for businesses and personal systems. Provided pre and post-sales support
  • Installed entire LANs including servers, workstations, network hardware and wiring
  • Installed and set up equipment and software to meet user requirements. Troubleshooting conflicts occurring from adding hardware, software or operating system configuration
  • Designed and setup web sites, including registering domain and submitting to search engines

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