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Senior Consultant, Team Leader

SUMMARY:

  • A Self - disciplined - works well within a team and individually with hands-on experience in many aspects of IT. Willing to accept/take responsibility for issues, Keen to learn with a high level of commitment and Quality driven.
  • Around 12+ years of IT experience supporting Linux infrastructure. Worked as Data Center Migration Lead/Senior Consultant/Solution Engineer/Infrastructure Architect in various Projects.
  • Involved in many Data Center projects simultaneously that involved group coordination, design, procurement, tracking, and installation of data center infrastructure equipment.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Senior Consultant, Team Leader for Testing

Responsibilities:

  • Involved in Datacenter Migration and Consolidation Activities of all hosted Servers (Physical/Virtual) across various Data Centers in UK.
  • Performed Due Diligence and various Assessments of the Servers which includes Networks, Storage, Firewall and Backup.
  • Documenting the Migration Methodologies after proper Understanding and Analyzing the Complexity of the servers based on Networks, Storage, Backup and Firewall.
  • Installed and Configured Multiple Plate Spin Servers for Migrating Servers.
  • Performing Pre Validation and Post Validation Tasks and comparing the results using macros developed.
  • Implemented scripts for gathering information like Disk Usage, Hardware, Software details, Application, Database details, Network Information, Port Information, and Services Running.
  • Preparation of Migration Move Group by coordinating with Clients, Stream Leads and Wave Leads.
  • Prepared Move Groups with information such as Owner details, Server Details, Downtime, Migration Methods, Functionality of Server.
  • Prepared Server Inventory Sheets with all Server and Application related information.
  • Installing, Maintaining and Trouble Shooting Plate Spin Issues and Handling Plate Spin Licenses.
  • Contributed Innovative Ideas during Migration Validation and Testing.
  • Involved in Commission and decommission of server.
  • Design and plan the deployment process for the installations, migrations, and moves within the two-datacenter location.
  • Created run book documentation for each customer deployment highlighting all custom configuration parameters to assist.

Confidential

Senior Consultant and Solution Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Detailed Assessment of Infrastructure for implementing Identity Access Management Solutions.
  • Coordinated with Oracle vendors and Application Vendors for prepared BOM for the production and Non production Environment
  • Preparation of Build Document for implementation of the servers in both Prod and Non Prod.
  • Designing Infrastructure Implementation such as hardware and software requirements for Prod and Non Prod Environment Linux Servers.
  • Prepared Internal Interaction Table, Flow Diagrams, Firewall Rules Implementation and Load Balancer Configurations.
  • Preparing Solution Diagram by gathering various information

Confidential

Senior Consultant, Team Leader for Linux (Migration Team and Tools Team) and Plate Spin/Cloud Endure Specialist

Responsibilities:

  • Data Center Migration Activity and Consolidation Activity of Servers (Linux, SuSe, Solaris, Physical, Virtual) across Dallas and Philadelphia Datacenter.
  • Design the solution for Datacenter Migration. It involves Database servers, Application servers and Utility Servers migration with Latest Technology.
  • Performing Due Diligence of the servers and preparing the inventory sheets which includes Hardware, Software, Network, Firewall, Storage details.
  • Preparing Wave Schedule/Move Groups considering the priority, severity, functionality of servers, information of source and target DC, Tools involved in servers, status of servers .
  • Migrating Physical and Virtual Linux machines from source to destination using various Migration Methodologies from source to Target DC.
  • Single Handed Migrated more than 1000+ servers which includes all flavors of Linux/DNS/Cluster/DB/DHCP servers across various data centers and performed Validations.
  • Performed Pre Validation and Post Validation tasks such as collecting all hardware, Software, disk details, application details, Volume groups, process running, network details, mount points, database details and its mount points, ASM disk details, storage details.
  • Prepared detailed Architectural study/Run Book on the APP/DB/DNS/DHCP Servers.
  • Implemented scripts for Pre and post validation for the workloads and documented the process.
  • Migrated, Configured, Installed Oracle RAC servers manually and via tool.
  • Handled and Lead a team of 15+ members involved in Migrations/Trouble shooting/Tools implementation.
  • Work with development teams and business areas to plan future capacity requirements and hold regular meetings to review usage as well as create, revise, and report any new measurements required to manage mainframe or distributed environments.
  • Decommission of servers after Migration Activity.
  • Experienced in contacting vendors regarding hardware/software issues seeking support, resolution & closure
  • Installed and configured tools like chef, RHN Registration, Net backup, Nagios agent.
  • Adding/Configuring/Troubleshooting/Teaming NIC for Primary, Backup and all other Cluster.
  • Verifying CPU and Memory and Enabling Hot Plug CPU and Memory.
  • Installing VM tools.
  • Mapping NFS Share to the server for tools team to install.
  • Scanning the newly assigned LUNs to the serves and assigning them to volume group and increasing the file system using Red Hat volume manager
  • Installed and Configured Multiple Plate Spin Servers, Cloud Endure Clients for Migration.
  • Installing tools like chef, nagios, net backup.
  • Creating ASM disks for Oracle RAC Migration.
  • Responsible for managing server availability, change management, upgrades, migrations, and installation.
  • Trouble shooting Linux server, SuSe Servers, Plate Spin issues and Oracle RAC servers.
  • Installation/Managing ESX Servers, VSphere Client and VCenter Server.

Confidential

Principal Infrastructure Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzing and Resolving the customer related issue within the SLA target and escalate to appropriate Levels.
  • Attending day-to-day Change Requests depending on client requirements in accordance with Change Control Management.
  • Track and own all incident and problem management work through a ticketing system.
  • Coordination of support teams in order to ensure high availability, capacity and customer satisfaction.
  • Daily production meeting, reports for all completed and pending issues. Weekly Change Management meetings, ensuring policy & procedures are followed, presenting change requests & reporting back upcoming changes that could affect the server environment.
  • Track and own all incident and problem management work through a ticketing system.
  • Installation of patches and packages using RPM and YUM in Red hat Linux.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation/Configuration/Trouble Shooting on Physical & Virtual servers.
  • Capacity planning for the Servers before and file system tuning.
  • Creating Virtual Machines and Allocating resources in VMware.
  • Performing DB Clustering and Red Hat Cluster maintenance.
  • Diagnosed and resolved problems associated with DNS, DHCP, VPN, NFS, and Apache.
  • Regularly manage backup process for server and client data.
  • Deploy Virtual Machines and use Clones, Snapshots, and templates.
  • Health Check for VMs and ESX host
  • Performing Logical Volume Management Tasks.
  • Trouble shooting App/Network issues and Preparing RCA

Confidential

Principal Infrastructure Engineer and Solution Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Design of information technology infrastructure solutions to meet clients business following HPES standard processes and architecture methodologies.
  • Documentation of architecture design to various levels of detail using the prescribed templates and standards.
  • Coordinating with Network, Firewall, VM ware, BUR & SAN teams and assign related tasks.
  • Preparing Technical Design Document and Implementation Guide for the Data Center Build/Migration/Consolidation.
  • Gathering Information from the client and preparing various documents such as Design proposal summary and Technical Design Specifications as per the GEQMS process.
  • Preparing BOM with respect to the Hardware (Dell R720, R710) for server solutions and hardware sizing.
  • Scribe for other platform engineers design deliverables.
  • Adding and binding IP’s on Linux Servers.
  • Creating/Deploying/Allocating Virtual Machines, Resources and use Clones, Snapshots, and templates.
  • Analyzing root cause analysis for any infrastructure failures.
  • Coordinating with onsite hardware and software vendors on a need basis.
  • Providing guidelines to the Clients for virtualization and consolidation of the servers.
  • Setting up calls with all stakeholders on a weekly basis gathering status and progress.
  • Leading problem resolution during critical situations and drive service improvements plans though focused review of delivery.
  • Work with Executives from client side and with onsite lead architects to develop technology plans and account directions on need basis.
  • Coordination of support teams in order to ensure high availability, capacity and customer satisfaction.
  • Creating Communication plan to communicate with each and every stakeholder
  • Preparing Logical and Architecture diagrams and overview of environment/individual servers.
  • Knowledge on Structured cabling design and implementation.
  • Preparing Run Book, AO and updating CMDB.
  • Problem determination and resolution within Expected time frame
  • Proactively review incident trends and report recurring issues to Problem Management
  • Escalation of problems in a timely manner as per the escalation matrix.
  • Create regular reports for Management requirements.
  • Designing and Documenting the Tasks involved in Datacenter migration/consolidation
  • Migrating the servers from P2V and V2V across various DCs.
  • Initiating and leading the Kick-off meeting with operation team to gather requirements.
  • Coordinating hardware repairs with appropriate vendors on supported platforms as necessary.
  • Implementing tool and scripts to pull the server related information frequently.
  • Building and Decommission of Servers.

Confidential

Linux Team Lead, Linux Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Implemented Proxy Servers for CSS group companies to overcome traffic.
  • Migrated CSS Corp Web site (App and DB) and other internal sites to Higher end server.
  • Evaluated and implemented XEN architecture in CSS internally.
  • Implemented Cloud Architecture using Eucalyptus in CSS using open source with Ubuntu, Red Hat installed and hosted few Application servers of CSS.
  • JBoss implementation in Login system for CSS Corp employees.
  • Patched Old Directories in Samba server using shell script.
  • Developed Timesheet using PHP for Internal Team.
  • Implemented DB Clustering in Development environment.
  • Migrating application/DB/samba servers to SAN.
  • Implementing tool and scripts to pull the server related information frequently.
  • Implementing various scripts for backup and configured Alert mails for disk usage and space.
  • Installing OS/Kernel patches and Roll Back.
  • Virtual hosts Management.
  • Installing/Setup/Maintaining/Managing of DNS, DHCP, FTP, File Servers.
  • Installing Satellite Server for Clients.
  • Trouble shooting Application/Database/Script/DNS/DHCP/FTP/Samba issues.
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation on Physical & Virtual servers.
  • HTTP/Apache/Tomcat Server Management.
  • Implementation of Jboss on Application Servers.
  • Installing SD agent for Service Management.
  • Working with PCI Vulnerability Remediation.
  • Log rotation & Management to divert necessary logs to Syslog Server.
  • User Administration.
  • Kernel Tuning for Server Performance.
  • Installation of Certificates (device certs, Trusted Client CA certs, Trusted Server CA certs and code signing certs) on the Linux machines.
  • Configuring SNMP on servers.
  • Case Tracker Implementation.
  • Samba File Server Management.
  • Adding and binding IP’s on Linux Servers.
  • Trouble shooting App/Network issues.
  • H/W Console Administration.
  • Server monitoring (uptime/downtime) with Host monitor, Nagios.
  • Server administration jobs like Load Monitoring, server optimization.
  • Handling Website backup/restore (using tar and script) and maintaining websites in Real Time servers.

Confidential

Senior Systems Engineer - Grade 3, Linux Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Administration of over 200 Linux servers located in various datacenter over US.
  • Supporting Apache Web servers running in Linux servers that include DNS (BIND), Mail (Send mail, Exim, and Qmail), FTP (Proftp, Pureftp, and vsftpd), Database (MySQL, PostgreSQL) and Network servers.
  • Supporting clients through their ticket systems (Perl desk, Cerberus, Kayoka)
  • Supporting clients through their Control Panels like CPanel, Plesk, Ensim, HSphere, Helm, and Hosting controller, DirectAdmin.
  • Server monitoring (uptime/downtime) with Host monitor, Nagios.
  • Server administration jobs like Load Monitoring, server optimization.
  • Installing and configuring mail servers (Send mail, Exim, and Qmail).
  • Setting up Bandwidth monitoring - MRTG, Awstats, Webalizer, Smarter Stats.
  • Handling client queries through Live Chat, Helpdesks and Emails, ensuring response time for customer issues.
  • Installation of monitoring tools like Nagios to monitor network devices.
  • Installation and Setup of Control panel (Cpanel, Ensim, Helm, and Plesk) on fresh servers.
  • Tweaking MySQL, Postgresql and Apache configuration to balance load in the servers.
  • Monitoring services and Security Auditing.

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