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Infrastructure Solutions Architect Resume

Weston, FL

OBJECTIVE:

As a highly motivated professional, I seek opportunities to further progress in my field and expand my knowledge and skill base. I eagerly seek new challenges and look forward to achieving new goals. I bring with me the attitude and commitment to succeed regardless of how difficult or seemingly impossible the task at hand may be. I believe in continuous and familiarity with emerging technologies that bring value to the business.

SUMMARY:

  • Progressive career in many varied roles and industries within the IS field with an emphasis in performance excellence and proven track record of over.
  • My expertise in project and team management, enterprise solutions, virtualization, core networking, among many others, have made me an invaluable asset to every single employer throughout my career.
  • Every project or challenge, big or small, is met with the same level of professionalism and attention to detail that always surpasses expectation.
  • The phrase “cannot be done” is absent from my vocabulary and achieving the goal is only half the fun.
  • I enjoy every aspect of my job and take much pride in my commitment to my employer and the results myself and my team always deliver.

TECHNICAL AND MANAGEMENT SKILLS:

  • Team Leadership and
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Documentation and Process Engineering
  • Vendor and Project Management
  • Auditing, compliance and best practices
  • Disaster recovery and high availability planning
  • Datacenter design, implementations and migrations

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • AWS, Azure
  • Windows Server, Active Directory
  • Hyper V, IIS, RADIUS, SNMP
  • VMware vSphere, vCenter, Ops Manager, vSAN
  • Windows Failover Clustering
  • BMC BladeLogic, Control M
  • Converged Solutions
  • Enterprise Messaging and collaboration
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Server
  • TrendMicro AV
  • Riverbed WAN Accelerator, Granite systems
  • ExaGrid Systems, Veeam Backup and Replication
  • MDM solutions
  • Apple Mac OS X and Open Directory
  • Cisco UCS, IBM and HP
  • Dell EqualLogic, EMC VNX, IBM DS, NetApp, Hitachi, HP, Nutanix
  • NFS, iSCSI, FCoE, FC
  • Systems Center Operations and Configuration Manager
  • Orion NPM, SAM, NCM
  • Containerization with OpenShift, Docker

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Weston, FL

Infrastructure Solutions Architect

Responsibilities:

  • VDI Entitlement Automation
  • Leverage PowerShell through Control - M for automating the provisioning of VDI resources
  • Eliminate deficiencies in provisioning process
  • Accelerate entitlement of VDI access for new employees
  • BMC Control-M Workload Automation
  • Architect and deploy production-ready Control-M environment
  • Create automation workloads for multiple business units
  • Leverage on-prem and cloud infrastructures for automation initiatives
  • UIPath Robotic Process Automation
  • Gain s from UIPath
  • Architect and deploy UIPath development environment
  • Create RPA workload to demonstrate platform value to the business
  • Research and architect automation solutions
  • Compare solutions from BMC, RHEL, Morpheus and Nutanix
  • Define platform requirements based on known business use cases
  • Define and coordinate PoC(s) with all vendors in consideration
  • Finalize deployment of multiple Nutanix clusters for production
  • Liaise with vendor to finalize design and infrastructure requirements
  • Orchestrate deployment resources and responsibility matrix
  • Configure and integrate clusters into current environments
  • Datacenter migration from hosted service to on-prem Nutanix cloud
  • Perform data/resource utilization discovery
  • Liaise with business application owners for dependency mapping
  • Create system migration plan for over 700 virtual guests

Confidential, Plantation, FL

Lead Datacenter Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Virtual Infrastructure upgrade and redesign
  • Replace multiple vCenters environments into linked mode appliances in different geographical locations
  • Deploy redundant Platform Service Controller appliances
  • Upgrade over 100 hosts to vSphere 6.5
  • Upgrade over 2000 guests to current VM tools
  • Define, deploy and configure distributed switching and storage DRS
  • Define and enforce standards for guest and template creation and resource allocation
  • Monitoring system centralization and upgrade
  • Consolidate multiple SolarWinds environments into centralized system
  • Automate the migration of nodes and applications to be monitored by new system
  • Deploy multiple polling engines throughout global infrastructure
  • Redefine alerts and thresholds to reduce false alarms
  • Standardize node and application monitor creation and management
  • Leverage SolarWinds API for automated scripted operations
  • Datacenter migration and relocation between datacenters
  • Ensure network connectivity for servers and client applications
  • Ensure destination resource requirements for VM migration
  • Gather business processes dependencies and plan post migration steps
  • Redefine high availability for critical systems
  • Redefine backup and restore procedures
  • Decommission old hardware

Confidential, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Infrastructure Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare infrastructure for merger initiative
  • Consolidation of systems including file, print, application, web, domain controllers and otherwise business critical servers
  • Ensure multi-location, inter-company communication requirements were met while the highly visible and FCC regulated merger agreement was taking place, adhering to all legal requirements for data and system access
  • Manage role and documentation transfers to equivalent teams in the new company
  • Manage data and system migrations in headquarters and datacenter while maintaining a highly available infrastructure and minimal impact to the business
  • Datacenter consolidation
  • Manage the consolidation of business-critical systems between three datacenters
  • Liaise with business in order to decommission or consolidate systems to facilitate migration

Confidential, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Lead Infrastructure Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • ExaGrid / Veeam backup-to-disk solution
  • Designed and implemented ExaGrid appliances and infrastructure
  • Designed and implemented Veeam Backup and Replication solution
  • Datacenter implementation
  • Designed and implemented highly available and redundant colocation / datacenter systems for business-critical systems
  • Enterprise Storage redesign and implementation
  • Expanded and redesigned Dell EqualLogic SAN environment
  • Configured new network infrastructure to maximize iSCSI throughput and redundancy
  • Virtual infrastructure redesign and implementation
  • Designed and implemented 3 highly available production clusters and 1 development cluster composed of 16 hosts total and supporting over 180 virtual machines
  • Configured Distributed switching and QoS spanning over 20 VLANs
  • Configured Datastore clustering to leverage Storage DRS
  • Data and network service consolidation
  • Consolidated multiple file servers into a single server leveraging Group Policy for home folder redirection and drive mappings
  • Created and implemented migration plan for seamless transition for end users
  • Active Directory and Group Policy redesign
  • Designed and implemented new policies to standardize user experience and access to central systems
  • Redesigned Active Directory hierarchy to follow company’s organizational chart
  • Designed security and distribution groups based on new hierarchy for email distribution, systems and data access
  • Enterprise Wireless network implementation
  • Designed and implemented Meru wireless solution for multiple sites
  • Implemented 802.1x authentication and group policy deployment of network configuration for domain clients
  • System Center Configuration Manager 2012 multi-site implementation
  • Designed and implemented multi-site/multi-server SCCM environment
  • Designed and implemented operating system deployment
  • Implemented patching procedure and raised compliance for all servers and workstations company wide
  • Implemented asset tracking and software metering for reporting purposes
  • Trained engineering and operations team on the successful usage of these tools
  • Multi-national infrastructure redesign
  • Implemented virtual infrastructure in multiple countries utilizing VMware, EMC VNX and ExaGrid / Veeam backup solutions
  • Performed physical to virtual migrations
  • Planned and managed large-scale Active Directory and Exchange migrations
  • Solarwinds Network and Application performance monitor implementation
  • Designed and implemented solution to monitor over 200 nodes, 500 interfaces and 5000 application components
  • Implemented AlertCentral for centralized distribution of alerts to proper system owners

Confidential, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Automation and Test Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Create PowerShell scripts to automate the installation of XenApp, SCCM 2012, SQL Server and other components required to connect these systems, including the automated configuration of certain Windows services such as Services, Active Directory and others.
  • Maintain multiple test lab environments for the purposes of testing all aspects of the products being supported. Including but not limited to the configuration of Active Directory, SCCM, Citrix XenApp, Citrix Delivery Services and other Citrix products.
  • Provide engineering support to all testing environments used in the project

Confidential, Fort Lauderdale, FL

LAN Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Active Directory migration to 2008 R2 domain controllers.
  • Prepared forest for migration, involving two domains. Performed all necessary schema changes.
  • Corrected replication and DNS issues on over 90 domain controllers.
  • Managed the bank’s System Center Configuration Manager deployment.
  • Corrected configuration issues preventing the successful deployments of Windows updates.
  • Corrected client connectivity problems.
  • Raised patch compliance level to over 90%

Confidential, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sr. Infrastructure Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Deployed Citrix XenApp 4.5 farm composed of thirteen presentation servers, one Data Collection/License server and one Secure Gateway/Web Interface server. Installed and configured all applications. Farm serves approximately 30 applications to over 500 users. All servers were deployed as VMware virtual machines.
  • Migrated the company’s previous VMware ESX 3.5 cluster composed of 2 SAN-attached ESX hosts to a new vSphere 4 Cluster with 3 new hosts, retiring the old hosts from the cluster. Configured High Availability and DRS.
  • Deployed Websense Security Suite to monitor and control all internet traffic throughout the agency. Created custom rules for each department with different levels of security. Configured logging according to the company’s data retention policies.

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