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Senior Devops Engineer(contract) Resume

Dallas, TX

SUMMARY:

  • I am a full time DevOps/Infrastructure Engineer with over eight years of experience as a technical specialist in Enterprise Systems and Automation providing expertise by way of design, development and delivery associated with corporate Linux, Windows and Cloud infrastructure environment.
  • I have experience working in a large infrastructure spanning multiple data centers, having thousands of users and hundreds of servers.
  • I have knowledge and experience working with Virtualization and Cloud technologies, Windows and Unix/Linux enterprise server suites, Storage Area Networks, Enterprise Backup solutions, Load and Performance Tuning, Troubleshooting and performing RCA’s, Enterprise Systems, Web Servers and Application Containers, Version Control and Continuous Integration, Configuration Management and Automation, Content Management and Delivery, Search and Caching Tools, High Availability, Databases, Project Management Methodologies, Messaging Platforms, Network and Application monitoring and working in a multisite environment to ensure 100% uptimes of all the services.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Platforms: Windows Server 2000/2003/2008/2012, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, RedHat Enterprise Suite, Ubuntu, CentOS, Solaris, Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora

Tools: Directory Service & Authentication Windows AD, LDAP, Samba, WinBind, Single Sign On, Multifactor Authentication, Radius

File Share: DFS, NFS, FTP, Windows File Server, Gluster, SwiftStack

Web Servers: Resin, Nginx, Apache, Tomcat, IIS

Version/Source Control: TFS, Git, CVS, SVN

Configuration/Automation: Ansible, Rundeck, Jenkins, Puppet, SaltStack

Infrastructure as Code: Terraform, Packer, Vagrant, Docker, Consul, Eureka, Kubernetes

AWS: EC2, EBS, IAM, AMI, EFS, R53, VPC, ELB, ENI, ACL, NAT, VPG, VPN, CDN

VMware & Cloud: ESXI, VCenter, VMotion, Citirix Xen, Azure

DNS: Windows DNS, Bind 9, DNSMadeEasy, GoDaddy

Virtualization and Cloud: VMware, Citrix Xen, AWS, Azure

Email: Microsoft Exchan ge 2010, Postfix, Google Apps, Sendmail

Backups & Snapshot: Amanda, NTBackup, Windows Server Backup, EBS Snapshot

SAN: SAN management Tools, Storage Arrays management tools

System & Network Monitoring: Argent, Nagios, Cacti, Big Brother, MRTG, PRTG, Solarwinds, Sysdig

Log Monitoring: Splunk, Sumologic, SyslogNG, ELK Stack

Content Delivery/Management: Typo3, Joomla, CrownPeak, Incapsula, Cloudfront Search, Caching & NoSQL Solr, ElasticSearch, Memcache, Redis, CouchDB, Cassandra, MongoDB

Messaging Systems: ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ, Nirvana, Kafka, Confluent

High availability/Load Balancer: HA Proxy, Zuul Proxy, Zookeeper, Barracuda, ELB

Relational Database: MySQL, MsSQL, Oracle

Hardware: Dell Blade Servers, Dell SAN, IBM Blades, IBM SAN, SAN switch

Project Methodology and Tools: Agile, ITIL, Waterfall, JIRA, Confluence

Development Skills: PHP, Java, JSP Perl, Python, Bash, Windows PowerShell, C, C++, SQL, HTML, XML, CSS

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Dallas, TX

Senior DevOps Engineer(Contract)

Responsibilities:

  • AWS cloud formation to setup new stack
  • Ansible playbooks for configuration management
  • Docker engine, Docker swarm, Docker compose, Docker registry
  • Jenkins - Multibranch jobs, Jenkins pipelines
  • Stash Repo, SOLR, NGINX, RabbitMQ, ETCD service discovery, Shell Scripting, Groovy, Python, Perl,
  • Spring OSS- Eureka, Zuul, Config Server, Spring boot applications
  • Mountebank - Service virtualization

Confidential, Dallas, TX

Senior Infrastructure Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Production Support- Linux, AWS, Automation tools
  • Infrastructure planning and design of new solutions
  • Mentoring other Infrastructure Engineers
  • Closely work with DevOps and Development team to automate and deliver projects
  • Managing team dynamics
  • Document Existing infrastructure
  • Customize CentOS 7 AMI to suite application needs
  • Upgrade/Setup Jenkins CI/CD Environment
  • POC- Docker, Terraform, Packer, Consul
  • Setup ELK Stack in Production and Non Production environment for Application Log Monitoring
  • Design and Setup Elastic Search Cluster for application in Dev, Stage and Production Environment
  • Design and Setup Confluent/Kafka cluster for application integration
  • Application migration from Datacenter to AWS environment
  • Vagrant setup for Dev team
  • FTP infrastructure design and setup in AWS

Confidential, Dallas, TX

Senior DevOps Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Production Support- Windows, Linux, Network, Applications, Middleware, DB
  • Infrastructure planning and design for new solutions
  • Managing team dynamics
  • Germany Infrastructure design and setup
  • Brazil Infrastructure design and setup
  • Successfully migrated applications from Sun Solaris to Red Hat/Centos Linux platform
  • Setup new Pre Production environment for different application stacks.
  • Release and Configuration management automation

Confidential, Reno, NV

Unix/Windows Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Daily server administration tasks
  • System Patching and updates
  • Second and Third level Windows and Linux support
  • Managing team dynamics
  • Implemented Automated Calling and Messaging system.
  • DHCP Migration
  • Automate monitoring for NOC

Confidential

ICT Adviser to Vice Chancellor

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, in consultation with senior management of university, an ICT strategy to support business objectives and the corporate strategy.
  • Develop and assist in implementing the overall technology roadmap, including the preparatory and operational needs.
  • Carry out regular ICT assessments of the university ICT landscape and follow-up on its implementation.
  • Advise and develop ICT security policy, framework, standards and guidelines to ensure compliance of university users and processes to the corporate policies and procedures.
  • Participate in conceptualizing and developing ICT technological direction, and tactical work plans in the area of infrastructure and ICT enterprise services.
  • Keep abreast of changing technology; research and analyze technological alternatives and advocate appropriate use of technology to solve various ICT enterprise connectivity issues, service delivery problems. Analyze needs and make recommendations for service improvements.
  • Monitor and evaluate the quality of the services rendered by engaged service providers incl. attending and supervising training activities

Confidential

Consulting Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all the aspects of systems engineering process.
  • Provide technical leadership on complex designs.
  • Check and validate hardware and software designs.
  • Prepares proposals and estimates in accordance with customer specifications.
  • Check complex designs for accuracy and compliance with customer and regulatory agency requirements.
  • Prepare and deliver technical customer presentations to customers and executive leaders.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations on preliminary engineering and customer requirements to perform hardware designs and application software design for complex projects.
  • Oversee test procedures and test plans. Develop and propose corrective actions.
  • Lead the technical support effort to the customer during commissioning of complex systems.
  • Prepare engineering schedules and budgets in accordance with company estimates, project specifications, engineering resources and project economics
  • Responsible for outcomes including overcoming obstacles and meeting project deadlines to ensure customer expectations are achieved.
  • Make recommendations on system designs.

Confidential

Senior Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Daily server administration tasks
  • Support Tasks
  • Solutions/Architecture design and implementation
  • Managing team dynamics
  • Providing consultancy to faculties and departments across the region
  • Student Email Migration from Postfix to Google Apps
  • Establishment of Network Operation Center
  • Internet and Print Charge System Implementation
  • Regional Infrastructure Implementation/Upgrade - Vanuatu, Samoa, Solomon Islands
  • Exchange 2010 Design and Implementation - Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands
  • Design and Implementation on Moodle eLearning System
  • Lead Systems Security Audit in Absence of Systems and Networks Manager

Confidential

Assistant Systems Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Daily server administration tasks
  • Support Tasks
  • Active Directory related trouble shooting
  • Managing scripts and bridging technologies between Windows and Linux machines
  • Regional centers backup monitoring
  • Setup USP’s first Storage Area Network as part of a Banner Upgrade Project
  • Worked on regional ICT upgrade projects in Samoa, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands
  • Upgrade of Argent Monitoring System

Confidential

IT Support Officer

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain server Integrity, Backups, Data, Emails
  • Diagnose hardware and software problem, and replace defective components
  • Maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments, including computer hardware, systems software, applications software, and all configurations
  • Supervise backups for main and remote sites.
  • Maintain Active Directory and DHCP server.
  • Key player in deployment of Microsoft Dynamics Navision ERP suite

Confidential

Systems Student Intern

Responsibilities:

  • Installing and Configuring Linux and Windows Server Operating System
  • Server Hardware Assembly, Installation and Configuration
  • Web Server Installation and Configuration
  • Basic Network Setup
  • Managing Linux and Windows Backups
  • Active member of Argent Monitoring System Deployment team

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