Creative and goal oriented Senior Information Technology Manager, Architect and Engineer with a demonstrated record in designing, planning, implementing, and managing cutting edge technology solutions to address business goals and requirements. Build and manage robust IT architectures and infrastructures, utilizing a broad array of technologies. Provide Service
Delivery to a wide array of businesses in the Financial Services industry, Front Office and Back Office. Demonstrated exceptional leadership, problem - solving, planning, team-building and project management skills. Recruit, develop, mentor, motivate and retain a diverse staff structuring them in teams dat deliver results and cost efficiencies. Manage department budgets.
Partner with lines of business, working closely with key businesses to drive operational efficiency, strategy and deliver transformative IT solutions through the use of emerging technologies. Financial Services and Engineering background.
Senior Manager of Infrastructure Services and Architect
Reporting to the Chief Information Officer with responsibility for all infrastructure technology, design, implementation and operations for primary and recovery services. Windows and Unix operating systems and Administration, Virtualization, Network (Cisco), Telecom, Voice, Helpdesk, Database Administration, Disaster Recovery Services, Infrastructure Monitoring and all aspects of Security. Responsible for vendor management and contract negotiation for network infrastructure and consulting services. Manage projects and technical staff. Data Center management, all aspects.
Designed, implemented operate a production vSphere Virtual Infrastructure, ESX 4.1, Clustering, VMotion and High Availability. Utilizing SAN technology and replication for Disaster Recovery services. Utilized in-house technical resources through mentoring and training.
Worked closely with the Application Manager to design and Implemented a new products from the ground up in the vSphere Infrastructure. Web Services, Application Servers, SQLServer databases and file services.
Designed a high bandwidth switching environment for the Virtual Infrastructure.
Virtualized and migrated the existing physical server infrastructure into the vSphere infrastructure.
Performed a proof of concept utilizing Amazon’s AWS cloud infrastructure.
Migrated the corporate Notes email and Blackberry services to a cloud based Saas Exchange infrastructure with full journaling and compliance tools.
Built a Network Services team from the ground up. Providing leadership and mentoring to the team.
Upgraded the Corporate Avaya Voice/PBX system utilizing VOIP.
Replaced the legacy telecom environment with an MPLS and VPN Tunneling topology.
Upgraded the Microsoft infrastructure to Active Directory and office 2010.
Implemented and manage the Helpdesk and problem management system. Developed metrics for management.
Introduced Automation tools for applications processing.
Implemented Infrastructure Monitoring systems.
Designed, documented and implemented a corporate Disaster Recover infrastructure and process for the distributed technology, voice, network, desktop, applications, databases and telecom.
Managed the design, upgrade and operations of the Cisco infrastructure including security devices.
Introduced F5 load balancing devices.
Develop strategies to implement Agile methodologies and process improvement into an Infrastructure organization.
Maintain infrastructure budget and expense tracking.
Vice President Technology Site Manager and Service Delivery Manager
Management of Technology Services for the Confidential Fixed Income Back Office Clearance and Settlements department in Jersey City, New Jersey. Responsibility for Desktop, Helpdesk, Network, Voice and Datacenter. Responsibilities included resolution of all infrastructure issues and ensuring adherence to strategic mandates, managing all technical aspects of the site’s infrastructure for the Back Office operations for the Fixed Income businesses, ensuring dat Service Levels were properly maintained, tracked and reported.
Technology Site Manger for the Investment Banking (IB) Business Recovery Facility in Metropark, New Jersey. Managing the Desktop, Network and server infrastructure environment for 600 hot recovery seats for IB’s Manhattan Equities and Rates Trading businesses. This included oversight for corporate network connectivity, Market Data, ECNs, and Trader Voice, as well as change control for all desktop builds and the technology infrastructure. Managed all site activity for large scale Tier 1 test events and regularly scheduled testing of the desktop and infrastructure for application functionality and validation. The site also provides recovery for IB’s Delaware Equities and Rates Back Office businesses, with all functional support provided. The site was run as a full production environment.
Managed the migration of the Fixed Income Back Office business into Confidential infrastructure and the deployment of workstations for 500 users, into Jersey City after the 9-11 disaster.
Deployment and certification of new corporate desktop infrastructure environments for the Business Recovery facility and Jersey City production.
Vice President of Network and Infrastructure Engineering
Managed the Client/Server infrastructure-engineering group, a large group of administrators, engineers & servers (UNIX, NT, Oracle, SQLServer, Exchange, Notes, IIS application servers, etc.), which included the operations of the production data center. The operations included, nightly batch processing, systems monitoring, health-checks, backups and data replication for high availability and Disaster Recovery. My group was responsible for the building and operation of the corporate Web based infrastructure/applications supporting 2500 users running on an IIS & SQLServer configuration, Oracle master databases, mail services and testing & deployment of new technologies (Win 2K, Exchange 2K, Active Directory Services, NAS & SAN, etc..). With strong emphasis on High availability and Disaster Recovery.
Chief Infrastructure Architect on a Re-engineering project to migrate from a mainframe batch environment to a T+1 and STP (Straight through Processing) environment. Reviewed a number of platforms, HP, Sun, Oracle8, S/390, CICS TS 1.3. MQ Series, DB2. High Availability Veritas, Service Guard, Sysplex, EMC Symmetrix (SRDF), Sysplex GDPS .
Successfully implemented multiple proof of concept projects (POC) using in-house and consultant resources. The POC validated a number of technologies, JAVA, C++, DB2 6.1 on S/390 & DB2 connect, IBM WebSphere App Server 3.0 on NT 4.0, MS IIS Web Server 4.0 running ASPs, SQLServer 6.5 & 7.0, CICS TS 1.3 & CTG on S/390, IBM MQSeries, Rational Rose and Erwin. The POC demonstrated and produced a production quality application utilizing above technologies.
Technical lead and project manager on a Re-design and implementation of a campus LAN & WAN network. Cisco switches, routers, local directors and CheckPoint Firewalls. Catalyst 5500s, 7500 series routers, RSMs with HSRP for high availability. High availability designed into the LAN and the WAN. Managed the Network engineers for this project.
Provided technical support and guidance to the line of business groups as it pertained to new business systems being developed and how they needed to integrate into the infrastructure (Networks, Databases, Systems interdependencies and co-existence with other enterprise elements).
Developed and managed Capital Budgets for IT.
Technical project manager for the redesign of a legacy corporate network to utilize a TCP/IP based frame relay network dat eliminated a redundant Async & Bisync network. Used router tunneling (Bisync over IP) and terminal servers (Async to IP) to eliminate the legacy network.
Designed and implemented the corporate disaster recovery infrastructure. Primary & Secondary sites connected via the corporate intranet, using DNS redirects and system fail over.
AVP Network and Infrastructure Engineering
Designed and constructed the corporate NT infrastructure environment and administration group (IIS 4.0, Exchange 5.5, SQL Server 6.5 & 7.0, File Servers, Application Servers, Domain Structure, FTP Services. Database Clustering, WinFrame (Citrix), MQ Series, MSMQ & MTS), production, QA & development and Disaster Recovery. I managed the NT and SQL Server administration group.
The Primary SQL Server Databases were Transactions, Moneyline, Positions and Stock-record. The primary application supported by the environment is Web Based (IIS & ASPs) inquiry and transactional with SQL Server & Oracle back ends. Developed and implemented operational procedures to keep the production environment stable.
Systems Administrator & Database Administrator
Designed, implemented and managed the corporate UNIX & Oracle infrastructure and team. The design included the use of hardware clustering for high availability, Oracle Parallel Server for load balancing, backup and recovery procedures for the database environment in addition to a standby site for disaster recovery. Managed the Database Administration and UNIX Administration group. Databases (Security Master, Customer Master and Transaction Master).
Systems Administrator and Programmer/Analyst
Migrated IBM System/ 38 environments to an AS/400 environment.
Performed all systems administration functions in the AS/400 environment, Security, Backup and Recovery, performance monitoring, hardware configuration, communications, systems programming, scheduling, writing job streams including job flow restart and recovery.
Redesigned and implemented a Security Master and Customer master system. Including batch job updates and interactive user interfaces, developed using a Case Tool product.
Designed and programmed the following systems using a CASE tool, including batch and on-line interactive processes:
Repo trading system.
Mortgage-Backed trading system.
Mutual Funds trading system
Developed test program sets for electronic equipment on Navy F/18 and F/14 fighter jets.
Analyze electronic equipment.
Developed test procedures.
Designed hardware to interface electronic equipment to be tested by automated test equipment.
Develop software code dat will performed automated end to end testing of electronic equipment, and performed fault isolation of failed components.
Tested and fine-tuned the design.
Create Documentation for Navy operators of entire test procedure.