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Solution Architect Resume

Gaithersburg, MD


  • Accomplished and results - oriented Senior Solutions Architect with 20+ years of progressive experience and expert proficiency in full-scale IT Infrastructure and data management.
  • Over 15 years of solid experience in project infrastructure solutions, architecting, defining, implementing, deploying, designing and presenting a range of solutions around NetApp, EMC, CHEF, PUPPET, VMware, Symantec, Data Domain, Cisco and Brocade San Technology, and any other technology offerings. Responsible for architecture design of complex enterprise cloud solutions.
  • Expertise in delivering solutions related to private and public cloud deployments, enterprise storage, storage virtualization ( EMC/ VMWare /IBM / Hitachi / NetApp), enterprise backup including data de-duplication based technologies from EMC, IBM, DataDomain, CommVault and Symantec.
  • Highly experienced in IT processes management and following strict ITIL practice in large IT organizations. Highly skilled in storage & backup development, technical documentation, leading technical teams, mentoring junior staff, and managing client relationships.
  • I have provided services and expertise to clients in many verticals including big data, financial services, national retail, manufacturing, and life sciences.
  • I have built infrastructures for and provided solutions in startup environments as well as Fortune 500 companies such as EBAY, Verizon, AT& T, & EMC.
  • My specific areas of expertise are Storage and Backup solutions, cloud automation and architecture and application configuration management.
  • I am currently bridging the gap between scientific development and operational stability by designing and implementing automation tools. In order to achieve this stability around development and operations I utilize: AWS - Cloudformation, EC2, S3, VPC & Route53, CHEF, Puppet - for all automation and build, Ruby, Python, Jenkins, CentOS, Gitlab
  • Regarded for the ability to define and anticipate future business needs, develop strategic relationships, manage multiple project deadlines, and allocate resources to streamline operations, drive utilization, and maximize productivity.


Operating Systems: RedHat Linux, Drupal/WordPress, Solaris, Windows, Oracle, Mysql, Hadoop/Hive, GFS/Lustre

Hardware Technology: IBM DS4800, Cisco UCS/Flex Pod Solutions, Brocade switches, EMC VMAX/DMX-4, NS960/480, NetApp FAS6000, FAS3240 V6240, Symantec Puredisk

Software Technology Languages: NetAPP Snap Protect Perl, Snap Manager-Microsoft Exchange PHP, EMC SRDF Ruby, EMC Time Finder, Open Replicator, CHEF, RADIUS & ACE, Legato Networker Oracle 9i, Puppet, Apache, LDAP, VERITAS Netback-up 7.0, Commvault 9



Solution Architect


  • Managed release train for docker containers
  • Provided support for kaffka deployments.
  • Engineered solutions within devops environment that expedited delivery of services.
  • Packaged application solutions utilizing docker.
  • Provided best practice guidance on couchbase optimization
  • Deployed CHEF to servers and utilized CHEF node database to drive host configurations, DNS zones, monitoring, and backups.
  • Continuous Delivery application process seamlessly executed through orchestration tools.
  • Provided infrastructure automation through CHEF
  • Developed and maintained build orchestration through ruby scripting language
  • Developed infrastructure for automated testing and deployment
  • Maintained development, test and production environments.
  • Able to reduce configuration management workload.
  • Trained Tier 2 and scientists on devops, including monitoring, alerting, machine provisioning, deployment automation, performance testing and scalability support.
  • Supported HA services and administrated Amazon EC2 and node.js
  • Scripted CHEF recipes with ruby programming language.
  • Provided 24x7 CHEF administration support
  • Documented entire server automation and orchestration with chef for use as training manuals.
  • Operated private cloud for scientific groups, consisted of AWS and proprietary solutions.
  • Developed automation, orchestration and configuration management processes, utilizing CHEF.
  • Managed Storage infrastructure consisting of Hitachi, NetApp and EMC VMAX & VNX storage arrays.
  • Provided Tier 3 support for business critical applications: VMWARE, HR, SAP, Oracle, MircoSoft Exchange and SharePoint running on EMC VNX 5700 and Netapp V6040 arrays.
  • Designed branch office architecture based on VNX 5100
  • Provided critical support for TSM upgrade project.
  • Provided monthly Storage reports to mission critical application, detailing utilization, performance, and trending.
  • Designed POC for OpenStack utilizing EMC Isilion storage array.
  • Managed fiber channel switches consisting of CISCO MDS switches at the core and Brocade on the edge.
  • Provided system administration support for AWS EC2 instances supporting Linux, Apache. MySql, PHP (LAMP) web applications.
  • Worked with development teams to integrate build scripts in CHEF for java, .NET server deployments.
  • Designed and implemented Amazon Web Services Private Cloud solution for HR & CRM applications.
  • Worked on reference architecture for compute power, security, storage, business continuity, disaster recovery for business critical applications.
  • Utilized Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) for persistent file systems.
  • Utilized Amazon CloudWatch for real-time monitoring.
  • Configured security policies such as segregated groups, encryption of data in S3.
  • Performed day to day optimization of environment.
  • Utilized Amazon Relation Database Service (RDS) for high IO, transactional database.
  • Acted as liaison between network team and storage in deploying 100GB network consisting of Cisco Nexus switches.
  • Utilized various home grown and other commercial monitoring tools such as Puppet, SolarWinds, Splunk, EMC Unified Manager to manage storage environment.
  • Consulted with senior branch heads on Storage best practice solutions.
  • Lead team in optimization strategies of storage resources.
  • Performed assessment of storage as it applies to compliance and security.

Senior Storage Architect


  • Designed and Implemented ATMOS VE as POC.
  • Implemented server automation/alerting/patching through CHEF for private cloud infrastructure.
  • Provided System administration for ATMOS system
  • Provided DR best practices
  • Followed CHEF best practices for implementing orchestration.
  • Implemented CHEF & Puppet for
  • Provided Tier 1, 2 & 3 support for CHEF environment.
  • Knowledge of CHEF & Jenkins integration.
  • Served as lead on designing and procuring resources for massive, mission critical data migrations within a heterogeneous storage environment.
  • Architected storage to support AIX application utilizing IBM servers and EMC storage infrastructure.
  • Deployed branch office solution based on EMC VNX technology.
  • Managed Netapp storage infrastructure that supported 700+ windows VM(s).
  • Implemented Legato Networker and Commvault best practices for hybrid BUR environment.
  • NetApp data storage architect using Snap Creator, FlexClone, Flash Cache, NetApp AutoSupport, PerfStat, PerfView, NetApp 7-Mode, NetApp C-Mode, NetApp Snapshot/FlexClone/SnapMirror, CIFS, CIFS Security, NAS(NFS)
  • Supported IBM P series servers for mission critical AIX application.
  • Configured, Deployed and Managed IBM Nseries storage arrays for 15+ remote offices.
  • Documented entire storage environment for 12 national datacenters with detailed SOP(s) for each site.
  • Setup deduplication schedule for critical business applications.
  • Performance tuned applications through use of Flash pools for efficient utilization.
  • Provided Incident escalation and management for all storage related issues.
  • Provided client with daily custom scripts that checked capacity, performance and utilization.
  • Conducted firmware upgrade of HP 3PAR T800 arrays.
  • Designed and deployed EMC Greenplum for 50 node Hadoop cluster solution.
  • Performed performance optimization on system.
  • Designed, implemented and deployed migration path from 3PAR/EMC storage arrays to Netapp V & FAS 62xx arrays.
  • Expert level NetApp data storage architect using Snap Creator, FlexClone, Flash Cache, NetApp AutoSupport, PerfStat, PerfView, NetApp 7-Mode NetApp C-Mode, NetApp Snapshot/FlexClone/SnapMirror, CIFS, CIFS Security, NAS(NFS)
  • Designed, implemented and deployed migration path from 3PAR/EMC storage arrays to Netapp V & FAS 62xx arrays.
  • Provided light level web services for ATMOS POC.
  • Designed and optimized NetApp Volume/LUN Layout and Storage Architecture on (IBM N-series and NetAPP 6240
  • Designed Symantec PureDisk architecture and migration roadmap from Commvault.
  • Optimized backup environment into alignment with stringent SLA(s) and compliance requirements.
  • Scripted automation of basic and advanced storage processes.
  • Successfully migrated 500+TB of data from varying storage vendors to Netapp V6240.

Senior Solutions Architect/ Manager


  • Architected and managed Data Domain Systems for efficient disaster recovery between Networker and Meditech software.
  • Architected and managed Avamar Systems for efficient disaster recovery.
  • Experienced with Avamar DR processes and procedures.
  • Experienced with documenting Avamar designs and working solutions.
  • Experienced with ground up installations of Avamar single and multi-node grids
  • Worked with team in architecting Hadoop environment for major healthcare systems.
  • Integral team member of operations team to ensure 24x7 availability and response within SLA requirements & provide timely incident resolution specifically for Hadoop Cluster.
  • Optimized Hadoop cluster for successful day to day operations.
  • Lead research of how enterprise storage vendors are addressing BIG DATA issues.
  • Managed DR and COOP plans for medical facilities around the country.
  • Implemented and optimized DR systems.
  • Architected and design backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity planning solutions.
  • Served as SME for complex Business Continuity environments based on Data Domain products.
Confidential, Gaithersburg, MD

Senior Manager of Storage & Backup


  • Worked extensively on NetAPP FAS 32xx, 62xx filers.
  • Designed and architected NetAPP flexpod Solution.
  • Maintained technology expertise & currency in Storage Area Network Solutions and Technologies.
  • Provided specialist knowledge and direction in applying the technology solutions to internal business units, utilizing CISCO, EMC, NetAPP, & VMWare products primarily.
  • Performed Hadoop deployments for Clinical R&D group.
  • Proactively monitor and mitigate risk and propose solutions, including the risk and benefit analysis within the Hadoop environment.
  • Reviewed the HDFS usage and system design for future scalability and fault-tolerance;
  • Reviewed the HBase NameNode/AvatarNode design for failover;
  • Modified and executed MapReduce/HBase jobs.
  • Lead and formulate technical / functional support activity to prospective clients ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • Worked with the Vendor SalesTeam, Professional Service Teams to define solution and feature requirement.
  • Acted as a technical resource and focus on large or complex sales opportunities that need creative and complex solutions.
  • Developed various productivity tools and lead all aspects of the technical sales process.
  • Advised internal and external clients on overall architect solutions.
  • Provided strategic alliances across business tiers and formulate business policies
  • .Architected, planned, designed, and executed Storage infrastructure for the Medimmune programs and various Enterprise projects.
  • Facilitated and develop the next-generation of Storage architecture and design, including full responsibility for creating and publishing Architectural standards and design documents, working closely with Storage Engineering for acceptance for architecture in Operations.
  • Managed capacity planning for Infrastructure Engineering, perform capacity planning including future state expansion requirements.
  • Configured Cisco UCS - NetApp FlexPod solution consisting of Nexus 5K switches, FAS 6270, 3270 arrays and Brocade 5K fiber switches.
  • Served as a SME to diagnose and resolve problems in multiple storage environments (IBM, EMC, & NetAPP) coordinating with coworkers and vendors as necessary to facilitate maximum availability of client applications in Financial and other mission critical environments.
  • Facilitated architectural, design, and technology reviews with respect to the Storage environment.
  • Established guidelines for production, staging, QA, and development environments.
  • Architected and design backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity planning solutions.
  • Optimized IBM NS3600 and Netapp 3050 storage arrays for R&D HPC cluster environment.
  • Mentored storage and backup teams.
Confidential, Frederick, MD

Data Storage Manager/Senior Solutions Architect


  • Maintained technology expertise & currency in Storage Area Network Solutions and Technologies.
  • Manager of a Global Storage Team, overseeing 4PB+ of distributed storage.
  • Managed and lead a team of storage engineers in maintaining over 2PB of distributed storage.
  • Initiated internal Private Storage Cloud for High Computing Group.
  • Responsible for managing the operating plan and budgets for Data Storage work stream.
  • Implemented Symantec Puredisk Appliances and standardize on Netback-up 7 as part of the Global Backup Project.
  • Implement new storage systems. Monitor Storage capacity
  • Served as escalation point for all storage and backup issues.
  • Provided leadership for other Storage Administrators.
  • Configured EMC VMAX, DMX4, CX4 and Hitachi AMS storage arrays for enterprise level performance.
  • Configured DR proof of concept between Hitachi and EMC storage arrays.
  • Optimized Hitachi Storage array for Hot/Warm Fail Over.
  • Report Health Status of Storage Environment to all business units and C-level executives.
  • Architected and Implemented Disaster Recovery site utilizing EMC to HDS arrays.
  • Managed NetAPP arrays in 10+ remote sites within the US.
Confidential, Alexandria, VA

Sr. Storage Architect


  • Team Lead for Storage and Backup work stream with responsibility for over 2PB of disk storage.
  • Designed and implemented migration plan of ClariiON based systems and DMX systems, utilizing EMC Mirrowview, SANcopy, and Open Replicator.
  • Provided hands-on storage configuration and troubleshooting skills for MSCE and SRDF environment for the SEC.
  • Created SOP(s) for disaster recovery of EMC NAS and DMX storage arrays.
  • Implemented failover of data center to remote location, consisting of ~2PB of storage, and 1500+ users.
Confidential, Mclean, VA

Principal Storage Architect


  • Technical lead and architect for design and implementation of RSA’s 800TB data warehouse.
  • Designed Proof of Concept utilizing EMC Open Replicator between disparate data centers.
  • Designed Disaster recovery and business continuity plans for entire suite of applications.
  • Designed and Implemented 55 TB Backup solutions based on Legato Backup.
  • Migrated 35TB of HA data from VERITAS Netback-up 6.0 to the Legato Networker environment. Developed and Implemented global disaster recovery plans.
Confidential, Manassas, VA

Sr. Solutions Architect


  • Facilitated the creation of an RFP District of Columbia Government SAN solution.
  • Migrated messaging team environment from Microsoft Exchange to Lotus Notes.
  • Facilitated the migration of VeriSign’s Payment Services to PayPal, which included an Oracle RAC on VERITAS Foundation (SFRAC) deployment.
  • Reviewed and conducted a proof of concept of the Shadow Image technology for PayPal’s Merchant Reporting ETL process.
  • Conducted an Enterprise Storage Assessment for the RadioShack Corporation.
  • Included analysis and review of the backup and storage environments at the Dallas Fort Worth datacenter.
Confidential, Silver Spring, MD

Senior Solution Architect


  • Responsible for design, implementation of SAN network and security business models for Confidential .
  • Conducted quarterly audits of SAN environment.
  • Managed daily activity of off-shore workforce and conducted quarterly and annual evaluations of staff.
  • Managed hardware and software migration for Enterprise UNIX & Linux Servers in 24x7 data center.
  • Implemented SOP for SAN environment.
Confidential, Beltsville, MD

Solution Architect


  • Designed and Implemented EMC SAN environment to support 600+ Federal users.
  • Performed capacity maintenance of 8TB+ of data in a SAN environment by utilizing UNIX shell scripts, EMC SRDF, & VERITAS Volume Manager.
  • Designed backup network to support stringent Service Level Agreements, using VERITAS Backup and EMC Time Finder.
  • Provided installation, maintenance, management and coordination of SUN Enterprise Servers (220R, 420R Ultra-250, E3000, E3500, & E4500s).
  • Designed & performed 12TB of data migration from SUN Storage Arrays to EMC symmetric 8430.
  • Provided proactive support of ALL UNIX systems and made recommendations to IT management in order to create/implement highly reliable systems.
  • Monitored EMC performance through EMC Control Center.
  • Performed upgrade of development and production environments from VERITAS 2.6 to VERITAS 3.0.4.
  • Configured and maintained EMC Volume Logix software.
Confidential, Silver Spring, MD

Technical Team Lead


  • Managed single user and catastrophic issues in a 24 X 7 mission critical environment.
  • Formulated system backup, disaster recovery, and problem management processes.
  • Extensively monitored 700+ servers, 10000 user environment using HP Openview.
  • Coordinated with vendors to perform maintenance/repair work at remote sites.
  • Troubleshot Bell Atlantic Internet (BAINET), SNA network and Mainframe problems.
  • Developed objectives and prepare reviews for life cycle projects from requirements to deployment.
  • Reviewed and refined technical processes used in a mission critical environment.
Confidential, Herndon, VA

Conversion Specialist


  • Performed conversion of IMS and DB2 databases to Oracle.
  • Tested and analyzed software for customer account data management system.
  • Aided system administrators in user maintenance.
  • Developed control cards for loads and unloads of COBOL flat files.
  • Created UNIX shell scripts to automate testing.

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