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Infrastructure Architect Resume

SUMMARY:

  • As an Information Technology professional with 18 years working in the field of Virtualization engineering and as a Cloud Architect of high - level Enterprise environments in the IT industry, I learned that the best way to achieve success was to motivate the resources I had with well-defined objectives and empowerment. Served in the Confidential 6 years and honorably discharged.I have a belief based on integrity, quality, and service, along with a positive attitude, an aptitude for strategic thought and planning, and the ability to adapt quickly to new ideas and situations allows me to achieve consistent and significant successes in multiple industries.
  • Installed blade hardware using Cisco UCS 5108, HP blade bl416e with VMware ESXi 4.x, 5.x, 6 and 6.5.
  • Implement new Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS Cloud Management Platforms from CloudSwitch, CloudStack, OpenStack, designing and deploying EC2, S3, Route53, Docker, Citrix VDI services and VMware vCloud Automation Suite (vCloud Director, vCloud Connector, vCenter Operations Manager and VMware Horizon with Horizon cloud).
  • Successfully designed and delivered secure cloud solutions for local and International agencies and government such as OIG, Department of Education and IFC Global Solutions.
  • Earned a reputation for designing cloud deployment strategies that mitigate risk while meeting infrastructure, employee, customer and budgetary needs.
  • Creation of standard Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure public cloud infrastructures Virtual Machines & templates for VMware ESX, Lab Manager & Workstation
  • Build new cloud environment’s using the following VMware tools and applications. VMware vRealize Operations Manager, VMware NSX, VMware vRealize Automation, VMware vRealize Log Insight, VMware vRealize Network Insight.
  • Worked with OIG in building Cloud, Azure Office 365 in a government Enterprise environment.
  • Reduced Data Center congestion by installing VMware on Sun Blade servers; this reduces data center cost by 50% saving over 2-year time frame.
  • Migrate Microsoft Azure IaaS, PaaS and SaaS instances between public and private clouds - Java, J2EE, .NET, Ruby, LAMP, Apache, RDBMS, Oracle, SQL, MySQL, Unix/Linux, NAS/SAN, LAN/WAN VPN, Security, IDS, Firewalls and Encryption, plus Experience with WAN technologies such as MPLS over DMVPN.
  • Lead data center transformations projects to migrate client/server applications and platforms to cloud environments. Develop cloud reference architectures, governance policies, security models, and best practices.
  • Managed multiple 24x7x365 NOC/SOC operation centers with more than 45 network support technicians.
  • Daily monitoring and reporting of activities associated with 99.99% system up-time requirements for all SLA.
  • Communicate with enterprise applications directors, regional directors, and various line managers in all offices to facilitate organizational effectiveness.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Infrastructure Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Performed Production Server Support and Automated Information Systems assistance.
  • Conduct systems design, feasibility and cost studies and recommend cost-effective cloud solutions.
  • Administer discovery, user testing and beta programs to garner feedback prior to each major release.
  • Advise software development teams on architecting and designing web interfaces and infrastructures that safely and efficiently power the cloud environment.
  • Developed Confidential for Confidential to support three call Centers. This Confidential provide support for over 10 Million of its customers.
  • Designed new VMware 6.0 environment to support over 1,500 Servers and with capacity to support its 50,000 employees. Deliver major releases and VMware patched level to stakeholders on time and under budget.
  • Successfully deployed XenDesktop feature packages that include use cases, work-flows, requirements and functional specifications for hand off to development team.
  • Reduced Data Center congestion by installing VMware on Sun Blade servers; this reduces data center cost by 50% saving over 2-year time frame.

Manager

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Designed and built cloud service using Microsoft Azure models including Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, and Software-as-a-Service for 6 companies.
  • Reduce overhead and infrastructure costs by 38 percent by consolidating and deploying 10 legacy applications to cloud platforms such as Microsoft Office 365 web services.
  • Estimated cost saving of 35 Million for Confidential developing a remote desktop solutions using VMware and Citrix XenApp 7.x Net-Scaler appliance. This reduce the number of remote offices located nationwide.
  • Designed and executed 6 end-to-end cloud implementations for organizations in hi-tech, marketing and healthcare.
  • Architected structures that allowed OIG to interface with Oracle EBS or other legacy systems, resulting in the seamless integration of account, contact and event management and reporting in the cloud.
  • Reduced process redundancies and learning curves by configuring business rules and transactions to fit each organization’s needs. Developed strategy for use of XenApp 5.0/7.x including Net-Scaler appliance technology for remote access support for 10,000 users.
  • Build and lead new Cloud Service Brokers team to architect and implement new public/hybrid/private cloud platforms. Architect and deploy Symantec public/private cloud platforms (IaaS, PaaS & SaaS) across Amazon Web Services, HP Cloud Services, Google Compute Engine, Cloud Stack and Rackspace.

NOC Manager

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Started as a short term contract major focus to stabilize the VMware environment and consolidate datacenters. The VMware environment consisted of 250+ hosts and 3,000+ virtual servers
  • Automated the P2V and V2V process and successfully converted using Converter and PlateSpin
  • Automated the server data collection and developed capacity planning requirements
  • Developed a monitoring strategy and right-sized virtual servers.
  • Assisted the operations team with escalated issues and day to day operations.
  • Provided recommendations and training to optimize the virtual infrastructure environment
  • Use packet capture analysis to diagnose application issues.
  • Assisted application developers to optimize the application design to run in a virtual environment
  • Primary architect for new "cloud" model Managed migration from legacy system to Citrix / VMware hosted solution
  • Expanded Citrix farm to production clinical use in the Data Center.
  • Lead engineer / Architect for VMWARE ESX upgrade projects for clinical use
  • Developed and lead team to implement fully redundant front end for all related systems (SQL clustering, NLB clustering, ESX clustering, Citrix XenApp/AGE services redundancy).
  • Responsible for production mission critical application delivery to trading floor and partners.
  • Involved in design, implementation, and maintenance of current large scale physical and virtual consolidated infrastructures as well as with the design, test and implementation of future technologies within virtual space.
  • Supported VMware, specifically ESX VSphere 4 to monitor cluster performance, optimize the server environment, and diagnose and resolve production issues amongst 3 Data Centers and over 1800 servers.
  • Performed ESX Hosts and Virtual Machine migrations between Development, Integration, and Production environments and across Datacenters.
  • Implemented and Tested desktop virtualization and introduced VMware View to the client.
  • Planned and Set up the Web Server environment for SSO (Single Sign On) technology.
  • Windows systems administration including installing system Security Patches, Hot Fixes. Reviewed tasks, issues and recommend changes to reduce problem reoccurrences.
  • Configured Network and Server Software, Hardware and peripheral devices to resolve network issues.
  • Maintained data center environment and monitoring equipment.
  • Performed daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups using Vizioncore VRanger.
  • Created, changed, and deleted the User Accounts per request.
  • Performed daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes or disks are created, and media is recycled and sent off site as necessary.

Confidential, Alexandria, VA

Director of IT Service / Sr. Solution Enterprise Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Planned and migrated from ESX 2.5.1 servers to ESX 3.0 in Test/Development lab environment.
  • Setup separate ESXi 4.0 environment to facilitate the migration from ESX 2.5.1
  • Implemented VMWare's management software Virtual Center 2.0 to manage the new environment.
  • Connected ESX 3.0 Servers in the three different lab environments to EMC External storage space. Publix also used Compaq's MSA1000 Modular SAN Array for the Supply Chain test environments.
  • Created VM images to be used for deployment through Microsoft's Automated Deployment Services for test network.
  • Assisted with Automated Deployment Services implementation to facilitate deployment of new VM machines.
  • Created VM templates for use on the Supply Chain test network, to deploy new VM machines.
  • Responsible for 10 Citrix farms ranging from 500 to 1500 servers Implemented VMware Cloud service heavily utilizing VMware ESX Server and Virtual Center
  • Lead Multi Department coordination of the team's networking and firewall requirements
  • Implemented a VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) using VMWARE back end and Citrix Xen Desktop components for 250+ developers
  • Creation of standard Virtual Machines & templates for VMware ESX, Lab Manager & Workstation
  • Consolidation & Capacity planning of physical hardware servers, workstation & desktops to support Mac OS using VMware Fusion and Parallels Server Bare Metal.
  • Created Hypervisor/virtual machine monitor (VMM) platform linking multiple guest operating systems to host
  • Manages the strategic design for SNMP3 Security and it partners architecture using VMware virtualization platform, Microsoft 2003 server and desktop computing environment, including the desktop aspects of all remote access systems as well as mobile. Manages and maintains said environment to keep it current and optimal.
  • Provides guidance on best practices, innovative solutions, and process improvements as it relates to management and application delivery across our VMware infrastructure and Microsoft server and desktop environment’s.
  • Provided performance metrics, work load status update, and project status updates at biweekly workload tracking meetings.
  • Experience using a formalized change management and incident management process. Experience in troubleshooting DRS Cluster errors with shares, pools, and limits. Involved in Troubleshooting ESX host issues with VMware. Experience utilizing Virtual Center, including VSphere Command-Line Interface commands.
  • Install new and rebuild existing Servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.
  • Installed, Configured and Maintained infrastructure systems such as ticketing systems.

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