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Active Directory Engineer Resume

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Active Directory Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Maintained and supported Active Directory Domains and Name Services (DNS, WINS, DHCP) in a large enterprise.
  • Plan, coordinate and execute the day - to-day operations supporting multiple domains in addition to the following:
  • Provide 2nd and 3rd level support/troubleshooting of more complex & challenging operational issues related to Active Directory Infrastructures.
  • Participate in the execution of enterprise compliance standards, and help establish and maintain global governance.
  • Sites and Services /Network subnet settings administration.
  • Involved in the design, deployment and operational maintenance of Active Directory and Name services to ensure secure and reliable network access to internal resources.
  • Sites and Services /Network subnet redesign and cleanup.
  • 2012 R2 Domain Controller “Gold Image” creation.
  • Domain and Forest upgrade from 2003 functional level to 2012R2.

Confidential

Sr. Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • SME and sole administrator of the following systems or services:
  • Active Directory - 2 Forests, 9 Domains, 15,000 + Users
  • DNS (internal)/DHCP/Group Policy
  • Responsible for the installation, configuration, security, integrity and maintenance of all directory servers OS and supporting software.
  • Conduct performance measurements and evaluations of the directory.
  • Assign resources to various projects, direct their activities, and evaluate their work.
  • Participated in all phases of total system planning or facility requirements and enhancements.
  • Implemented new standards and procedures.
  • Office 365 migration
  • Domain consolidation
  • Addressed all DNS, Sites and Services/Replication, and legacy Domain metadata issues
  • Group Policy rewrite

Confidential

Sr. Lead Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Sole administration of the following systems or services:
  • VMware, NetApp SANs, Server hardware, Active Directory/DNS/DHCP/Group Policy, Data Center
  • Maintained redundant systems, policies, and procedures for disaster recovery and archiving that ensured the effective protection and integrity of storage appliances and stored data assets.
  • Established appropriate end-user access control levels for stored data.
  • Developed and maintained standards, templates, operating procedures, and best practices.
  • Configured the nearly instant recovery of VMs via NetApp API’s inside vCenter.
  • Updated backup technology from old tape backup solution to Disk-to-Disk solution using NetApp’s SnapMirror, SnapVault & SnapManager products.
  • Worked with legal department and management to develop data retention policies saving over $50k per year.
  • Automated Windows server patching, and verification that previously took ten hours and involved many people from multiple departments, to a single resource completed in two hours.
  • Redesigned and updated 2003 Active Directory Forest and Domains to 2012 R2
  • Complete rewrite of all Group Policy’s with a focus on best practices and consolidation
  • Addressed all DNS, Sites and Services/Replication, and legacy domain metadata issues
  • New 2012 R2 Domain Controllers

Confidential

Sr. Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Enterprise administration of virtual environment to include vCenter server, vCloud Director, vCloud Automation Center, ESXi hosts, clusters and VMs.
  • Responsible for all in-house servers, performance, maintenance, and security.
  • Cloud Engineer on a project to design and built out BRS’s hybrid cloud.
  • Day to day administration of Active Directory.
  • Developed and maintained new standards, best practices, processes, operating procedures, and templates.

Confidential

Systems Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Administer the VMware virtual environment from /configuring/ maintaining vCenter Server, clusters, and ESXi Hosts. Construct VM provision, building VMs. Plan and deploy new VMs to meet each team requirements.
  • Implement VMWare P2V migration, server migration, move, clone, template, and snapshot.
  • Support, maintain, monitor, & troubleshoot servers globally from the Houston/Dallas Data Center, North America, South America, Europe, and Africa to Asia Pacific.
  • Daily monitoring via Systems Center Operations Manager (SCOM). Run reports, set up alerts from alert view, state view, performance view, event view. Monitor server health, performance, disk space & health, memory, agents, SEP, services,
  • Successfully executed project to upgrade thousands of VMware ESXi hosts globally from vSphere 4.1 to vSphere 5.1, to include all environment pre-requisites, physical servers’ drivers/firmware.

Confidential

Sr. Lead VMware vCloud Solutions Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • SME and day-to-day administration of the following systems/services:
  • VMware vCloud Director (vCD)
  • VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC)
  • Production design, install, and configuration of vCloud Automation Center 5.2.
  • Responsible for the creation of vApps composed of new and pre-existing Lab Manager virtual machines that severed as the initial vApp building blocks for template creation
  • Developed the virtualization automation strategy that facilitated both the rapid auto-provisioning/ de-provisioning of systems and that would complement Confidential ’s ongoing private cloud initiative.
  • Built lab used to validate vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) as the automation solution.
  • Reduced machine provisioning workflow from a matter of weeks to a matter of minutes.
  • Developed the automation strategy that facilitated both the rapid auto-provisioning/de-provisioning of systems and that would complement Confidential ’s ongoing private cloud initiative.

Confidential

Sr. Lead Systems Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Administration of the following services/systems:
  • VMware virtual environment, Server hardware/OS, NetApp SANs, EMC VNX/VNXE/Isilon NAS, Active Directory/DNS/DHCP/Group Policy, Data Center, Exchange 2010, NetBackup, Replication
  • Managed multiple procedures for SOX compliance.
  • Created and maintained detailed documentation for troubleshooting and systems management.
  • Lead various high priority projects from design to completion to include:
  • VMware ESXi upgrade to 5.x, Isilon NAS roll out, Global file server consolidation, Global storage migration, NetApp SAN installations and upgrade(s), SCCM implementation, DR planning/testing, Exchange 2010 upgrade, Windows 7 roll out, Acquisition of Global Industries.
  • Successfully led a small team of admins in virtualizing two large remote production data centers over the WAN.
  • Received the company’s HSE Achievement Award in November 2011 for taking a collapsed co-worker who had suffered a heart attack to the ER and stayed with them until late that night when their family arrived.
  • Implemented HP SIM/ Dell OpenManage/ Avocent monitoring that effectively increased server uptime while adding insight into the environment.

Confidential

Sr. Network/Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Customer facing position directly engaging clients while supporting multiple companies and their Microsoft-centric environments.
  • Remote enterprise operations management of five companies including on-site support for clients whose industries range from logistics to pharmaceuticals.
  • Complete support of all IT related aspects of customer networks & systems, the administration, performance, and maintenance included the following:
  • VMware/Hyper-V virtual environments, Server Hardware/OS, LAN/WAN/Internet connectivity, Active Directory/DNS/DHCP/ Group Policy, EMC/NetApp/Dell, EqualLogic SANs, Backups/Restores/Replication/DR, File & Print/Fax services/WSUS services
  • Evolved reliable IT strategies, with a focus on business process improvement, standardization, best practices.
  • Lead the development and execution of many project plans including the budgeting and tactical planning required to ensure deadlines were consistently met, and budgets were not exceeded.
  • Standardized systems, networks, and processes resulting in a 25% reduction in administration costs, strengthening of overall security, and streamlining critical workflows.

Confidential

Lead Systems-Network Admin

Responsibilities:

  • Team lead for a small group of four talented systems administrators supporting two hundred + servers spanning nine domains, in sixteen sites worldwide.
  • Sole administration of the following technologies enterprise-wide:
  • VMware/Microsoft Virtual Server 2005, EMC SANS Active Directory, DNS/DHCP/Group Policy, File/Print/Fax services,
  • Delegated and managed various high priority projects to completion, often involving a broad range of departments.
  • Secondary support on Exchange 2007/2010, Citrix XenApp environment.
  • Designed/implemented/supported global virtual infrastructure, converting over 80% of physical servers to virtual.
  • Migrated business-critical systems and data to the new data center with zero unplanned downtime.
  • Built out a highly available data center in Austin, TX.
  • Traveled to Ion’s offices in Moscow and successfully built-out the remote sites data center/network.
  • Integrated & supported a newly formed JV.

Confidential

Sr. Systems-Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Deployed and administered a mixed Linux/Windows infrastructure. Responsible for all servers/network/SAN, performance, maintenance, and security.
  • Custom built servers and high-end workstations used to test the company’s latest software builds while providing support for Ph.D. computer scientists developing highly intelligent video analytics.
  • Worked closely with software development teams to research and evaluate bleeding edge technologies that were used to shape the development cycles of BRS security software.
  • Refreshed all sites server and network hardware significantly improving HA and remote management.
  • Implemented monitoring solutions that effectively increased server uptime.
  • Merged acquired companies Active Directory using ADMT.
  • Helped design and built out a new onsite and remote data centers.

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