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Lead Virtualization Engineer Resume

Washington, DC


VMware vSphere: Installing and Configuring VMware Infrastructure 3/3.5 VMware Virtualization VCP vSphere 5 VMware vSphere 6 - DataCenter Virtualization, Cloud Management and Automation, vCenter Server Appliance, vSpehre Data Protection, vCenter Operations Manager, vCenter Update Manager.

Microsoft Microsoft Windows 2008/2012, 7, and Vista: Windows 7, Configuring (70-680) Windows Vista, Configuring (70-620) Windows Server 2008, AD Configuring (70-640) Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator (70-646) Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Admin (70-647) Windows Server 2012, Configuring (70-410) Windows Server 2012, Administering (70-411)

Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring (70-667), Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Administrator (70-668)

Microsoft Windows 2003: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Windows XP Professional (70-270) Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment (70-290) Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure (70-291) Planning and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure (70-293) Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure (70-294) Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 (70-284)


Confidential, Washington, DC

Lead Virtualization Engineer


  • Manage the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s ( Confidential ) VMware/Microsoft virtual environment - 68 VMware Confidential hosts; 12 Hyper-V hosts - spread across two separate datacenters and five regional locations.
  • Manage Avaya VoIP hardware/VM environment - nine (9) hosts across four (4) geographic sites. Management of this environment is done almost exclusively through SSH/PowerCLI, as well as management of Linux appliances and Red Hat/CentOS operating systems.
  • Coordinated redundant SAN storage and Confidential site relocation from DC to Gaithersburg, MD. Redundant hosts at alternate computing facility ran VMs while equipment was moved, racked, and reconnected. Site redundancy was restored in 12 hours.
  • Currently managing a hardware refresh of Cisco Confidential equipment - five blade chassis at two separate datacenters. The project includes ESX installation/upgrade to 6.5/hardening as well as Confidential hardening.
  • Currently designing Confidential upgrade from 5.5 to 6.5, along with ESXi/HP/CiscoUCS hardening. Project to be completed June 3 during a scheduled maintenance window/outage.
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Windows Server 2008/2012 and Active Directory, Group Policy, and DNS.
  • Semi-annual failover audits planned and performed to ensure redundancy and uptime.
  • Quarterly Confidential updates (for regular updates), and immediate after-hours updates for “zero-day” threats.
  • Administration of Red Hat/CentOS/Ubuntu Linux virtual machines for our Greenplum (big data) servers and Confidential appliances.
  • Semi-annual physical hardware update (i.e. firmware/drivers) for Confidential hosts and virtual appliances.
  • Maintain VM hardware (i.e. hardware version and vmtools) on all VMs.
  • Manage snapshot storage of VMs.
  • Extensive documentation and organization regarding service, updates, vendor info, logs, health checks, etc. as well as ITIL change control procedures.

Confidential, Washington, DC

Sr. Systems Engineer


  • Conduct regular (i.e. monthly) performance testing and tuning on host and operating system. Provide technical support for any server OS based issues.
  • Weekly/monthly review OS event logs and mitigate any identified issues.
  • Monitor and maintain adequate free space for clients, and reclaim free disk space with decommission of clients.
  • Maintain the server antivirus client, updates, and engine definitions at appropriate levels.
  • Monitor and maintain hardware for all standalone servers.
  • Build and maintain a standard baseline server images.
  • Develop and maintain a server security profile.
  • Monitor and maintain a baseline configuration for production servers.
  • Document the standard server image build process.
  • Provision clients as requested. Provide technical troubleshooting support.
  • Review system requirements and provides recommended designs for optimal server build and configuration.
  • Evaluate, recommend, and maintain third part OS tools as required.
  • Maintain server OS levels at approved versions.
  • Manage and maintain Windows firewall profiles.
  • Develop, maintain, and routinely test OS recovery process.

Confidential, Alexandria, VA

Principal Engineer


  • Designed and configured new Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Forrest at a datacenter “CoLo” for which our current domain resources will be migrated to. This project is still “in progress” but front-facing web properties, VPN, redundant financial systems, and 40% of company exchange databases have already been moved and are fully functional.
  • Upgraded current VMware vCenter 4.1 infrastructure to vCenter 5.1, including Single Sign On, Inventory Service, Converter, SQL 2008 database upgrade, as well as the addition of multiple NAS devices.
  • Designed, tested, and implemented company-wide email services upgrade from Microsoft Exchange 2007 to Microsoft Exchange 2010 (Client Access, Mailbox, Hub Transport, Edge) complete with multiple CA, Hub, Edge, and DAG (database availability group).
  • Upgraded current virtual environment from VMware ESX 3.5 to Vsphere 4 across eight (8) server hosts with an iSCSI connection to four (4) HP SAN devices. The project also included the upgrade of Virtual Center Server 2.5 to vCenter 4.1.
  • Lead companywide migration and build-out moving to new SAN and VMware virtualization servers from stand-alone server farm.
  • Implemented server farm directory services upgrade from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 R2 (native) with redundant servers within/without the virtual environment.
  • Implemented new Certificate Authority for use with Microsoft System Center Operations Manager and System Center Configuration Manager over 700 systems local and remote using Certificate Authority and Public Key Infrastructure in two domains/sites.
  • New CA was also used for enterprise-wide wireless security/connection for client laptops.
  • Migrated company email infrastructure from Microsoft Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007. Technology upgrade included Edge Transport Server, Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR), with Forefront.
  • Implemented and tested new wireless network infrastructure relying on Active Directory authentication and security.

Senior Systems Engineer



  • Administered companywide migration from a Windows 2000 Network to a Windows 2003 Network.
  • Implemented upgrade of communications and email infrastructure from Microsoft Exchange 2000 to Microsoft Exchange 2003 with multiple backend server databases as well as a front-end exchange server.
  • Still responsible for Senior Specialist and Network Engineer duties below.
  • Assisted in the companywide migration from a Windows NT 4.0 Network to a Windows 2000 Network with Active Directory and Windows 2000/2003 Server.
  • Upgraded Communications and Email Infrastructure to MS Exchange 2000.

Network Engineer



  • Companywide PC/Laptop help desk support.
  • Responsible for the construction, installation, maintenance, and updating of company-wide workstations, laptops, and servers.
  • Company-wide PC/Laptop help desk support with Windows 98/2000/XP. Used Windows Server 2000 administrative tools to assist in remote support and troubleshooting.
  • Company-wide PC/Laptop help desk support with Windows 98/2000/XP. Used Windows Server 2000 administrative tools to assist in remote support and troubleshooting.
  • Responsible for the construction, installation, maintenance, and updating of company-wide workstations, laptops, and servers.

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