We provide IT Staff Augmentation Services!

Senior Infrastructure Architect Resume

SUMMARY:

  • Dragan is an Infrastructure Architect/IT Project Manager with profound technical background and proven track record of success in project assessment, planning and delivery, system and security infrastructure design, data centers migrations, information security management and risk analysis.
  • He has more than 23 years of IT experience, with wide variety of OS and hardware platforms. His experience includes systems and network administration, Information Security, Risk Assessment, DRP and BCP, support for industries including Government, Banking, Telecommunication, Real Estate, Education, Call Centre and dot - com startups. Dragan is strongly experienced with large migrations and reconfigurations projects. He also has a working knowledge of Zachman and TOGAF Enterprise Architecture framework.
  • Dragan has been a certified ISO17799 Implementer since 2001. Additionally, he has the ability to interact effectively with all levels within an organization. Dragan has strong analytical as well as problem-solving skills and works effectively and efficiently within tight project deadlines.
  • Deeply encompassing exposure to virtually all technologies in the IT infrastructure landscape.
  • Extensive experience researching, planning and writing technical architecture specifications.
  • Proven ability to communicate with the business, analyze requirements and provide business needs.
  • Successful analysis of technical architecture within many different infrastructure environments and provided process design for multiple large-scale migrations.
  • Ability to research and verify physical components, hardware/software interfaces, feasibility, capacity and configuration of technology environments.
  • Extensive experience auditing, planning, implementing and supporting complex technical and security environments including DR planning, implementation and testing.
  • Effective experience managing small, medium and large projects. Successful completion of projects on time, in scope and within budget.
  • Extensive experience with technology architecture, and the ability to communicate effectively with both technical and business resources.
  • Successful track record working with business sponsors to implement strategies that meet organizational goals.
  • Experience managing small and medium teams of UNIX and Windows professionals and other operations personnel.
  • Cloud - Design and implementation of OpenStack private cloud. Participated in design and build of an infrastructure with iStructure cloud orchestration layer.
  • Cluster Technologies - experience in administering and implementing different cluster technologies on different levels (network, OS, Application and Database)
  • Virtualizations - successful design, implementation and administration of multiple virtualized environments utilizing different versions of VMware technologies.
  • Storage - excellent understanding of all storage concepts and hands on experience with wide varieties of different storage technologies.
  • Microsoft Windows - Validated HLD and LLD of new AD 2012 infrastructure. Designed migration and consolidation strategies for 5 domains consolidation to 2. Designed and implemented large Windows 2003 Server and Active Directory environments with more then 500 servers. Designed and participated in multiple large scale migration projects from different OS platforms to Windows based operating systems.
  • UNIX/Linux - successful track record in designing, configuring and administering of large mixed Unix/Linux based environments.
  • Middleware - extensive experience in administration of large environments with mixed middleware technologies including but not limiting to BEA Web Logic Server, BEA WebLogic Infrastructure, BEA ALSB, Oracle OSB, Apache Tomcat, IIS, BEA Tuxedo etc.
  • Other - ability to adopt and utilize new technologies when situation require. Proven track record in managing, administering and utilizing many different tools and technologies including but not limiting to Citrix PS4, Net Backup, storage technologies and network appliances including firewalls, routers, load balancers and layer 3 and 2 switches.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Senior Infrastructure Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Designed strategy for migration and transformation of more than 40 applications and more than 700 physical and virtual servers.
  • Partnered with business leaders, application SMEs, engineers and production support teams to accommodate aggressive timeline.
  • Collaborated with senior technologists to influence and shape the strategic infrastructure target state architecture
  • Partnered with the application owners to develop and update comprehensive DR strategies across the LOB enterprise.
  • Completed all the planned activities on time and within the budget

Confidential

Lead Infrastructure Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Designed strategy for migration and transformation of 13 DCs to 2 DC for Confidential (CPGC). CPGC represents Canada Post, Purolator, SCI, epost and Innovapost.
  • Correlated all requirements from SOW to MPP. Reviewed and approved the following HLD and LLD deliverables:
  • Active Directory 2012 for the new CPGGPC.CA and HS-CPGGPC.CA domains
  • Transition network design
  • VBlock Design
  • Physical layout design
  • Security Design
  • Backup Design
  • Monitoring Design
  • DNS/DHCP Design
  • Managed multiple SME verticals during the design process including DC readiness work group, Application Readiness for Migration work group, and Workload Migration work group
  • Validated and approved BoM for hardware/software required for each phase to be procured
  • Provided weekly status updates to the project steering committee
  • Lead daily huddle meetings with technical teams

Confidential

Technical Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Designed Sophos antivirus enterprise solution for Canaccord offices across 10 countries worldwide.
  • Lead antivirus solution implementation
  • Designed of BCP and DRP for Toronto office
  • Selected vendor for enterprise backup solution - paired NBU 5230 - Net Backup 7.5
  • Lead backup solution implementation

Confidential

Senior Technical Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Provided 3rd level support for the complex multiplatform - multi version - environment with more then 60 applications and more then 600 servers. Supported multiple products and versions including but not limiting on BEA Web Logic Server, BEA Web Logic Infrastructure, BEA ALSB, Oracle OSB, Apache, etc.
  • Provided support for Tuxedo Amdocs implementation
  • Tested Disaster Recovery procedure for Tuxedo environment
  • Involved in multiple projects designing and implementing solutions for middleware and in accordance with best practices and corporate standards
  • Designed and implemented solutions for new Tuxedo implementations
  • Designed DR solutions and backup strategies for multiple projects
  • Provided consultation for backup and recovery methodologies on multiple projects
  • Performed DR testing
  • Performed ACSLS initial setup and configuration

Confidential

Technical Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Technical Architect in charge of migration of number of different Confidential applications and infrastructure components from the old data centers in Markham (MCC) and Streetsville (SCC) to the new data center in Guelph (GDC), Ontario.
  • Designed high level approach for Remedy application migration to GDC
  • Architected Common Infrastructure Components (CIC) - NAS service for new GDC
  • Architected CIC - sFT service for GDC
  • Architected CIC - Shared Citrix service for GDC
  • Designed high level approach for One Portal migration to GDC
  • Delivered IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) document for GDC

Confidential

Senior Technical Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Designed DR solutions and backup strategies for multiple projects
  • Performed semi-annual and annual DRP testing
  • Provided consultation for backup and recovery methodologies on multiple projects
  • Provided 3rd level support for both AIX, Solaris, Linux and Windows/Citrix environment
  • Installed Netbackup Client on multiple AIX, Solaris and Linux servers
  • Developed procedure for CITRIX MetaFrame servers deployment for more then 250 servers that will replace current production servers as a part of server renewal process
  • Implemented PCI Power Broker - Linux based tool for access control log audit and activity tracking for mixed UNIX environment (AIX, HP UX, Linux and Solaris)
  • Provided consultation for change control process for mixed UNIX and Wintel administration
  • Implemented and supported Cfengine - Linux based tool for server management
  • Provided patch management for mixed UNIX based environment (AIX, Solaris and Linux)

Confidential

Lead Infrastructure Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Designed security infrastructure to fit SLA for various customers (Royal LePage, Russell Athletics and others)
  • Analyzed customers’ requirements to implement ASP solution for the client Royal LePage
  • Provided expertise to the software development team in designing solution to deliver system that included pseudonymization and anonymization techniques.
  • Worked with the client to create documentation and RFP for hardware suppliers
  • Utilized Cisco ASA 5520 Firewall with IPS module, CSS 11503 with SSL module and 2960 Switches to create secure, redundant and high availability infrastructure
  • Installed and configured messaging solution (Postfix running on RH Enterprise Linux)
  • Supported multiple environments running on different mixed platforms including but not limiting to RHEL 4.x, 5.x and 6.x, Ubuntu 12.x and 13.x, Windows 2000, 2003, 2008 and 2012, Apache, IIS, Tomcat, JBOSS, MySQL, MS SQL
  • Designed and tested DRP
  • Implemented iSCSI SAN DS3300, DS3500
  • Designed and implemented backup process utilizing Netbackup 6.5
  • Implemented secure access to the infrastructure for external users
  • Designed and implemented patch management process for mixed infrastructure
  • Project for Confidential was delivered on time and within the budget

Confidential

Technical Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Designed and implemented new process for Patch Management of Virtual Environment (Development and Testing)
  • Implemented disks extension for SAN IBM DS4700
  • Provided training to the Ministry staff

S enior Active Directory Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Designed high level plan for Novell and NT migration and domain consolidation to Active Directory 2003
  • Planned and built the test lab utilizing VMware GSX
  • Supervised and led team of 4 technical people during the process of test environment implementation
  • Managed access to the lab environment and supervised test work of various test groups
  • Analyzed test reports and redesigned migration process with respect to the test results
  • Participated in the enterprise level project for American Express Global Services related to servers consolidation utilizing VMware ESX, VMware Virtual Centre and Vmotion
  • Provided 3rd level support for the environment with more than 130 servers
  • Developed VB scripts to improve migration process
  • Third level support and backup for single point of failure for the client with large Solaris environment
  • Responded to RFP for NT4 to AD migration project for more than 100 Servers, 10000 users and 2 NT4 domains
  • Audited delegation of administrative control in AD 2003
  • Designed automated maintenance procedures and scripts for supporting over 1200 Windows 2003 Servers
  • Documented security and administrative procedures for AD 2003 administration
  • Developed AD 2003 security procedures for user and group management
  • Audited OS2 to AD 2003 migration process

Confidential

Senior Active Directory Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Designed DRP for AD 2003 in the environment with 2 Domains, 7 DC and 3 Sites. Simulated complete lost of the building with majority of equipment.
  • Tested DRP with several different teams
  • Utilized VMware ESX Server 2.5 for lab environment building and practical tests.
  • Provided documentation

Confidential

Senior Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzed prepared XP Ghost image and suggested changed to resolve outstanding issues with wireless NIC and SMS Client 2003 installation
  • Improved and changed process for building Ghost image
  • Redesigned GPO in AD 2003 in order to resolve issues with offline files
  • Redesigned logon scripts for proper setup of mail clients
  • Customized Office 2003 Installation files to reflect needs of the client

Confidential

Technical Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Developed WinInstall for automatic SP2 deployment on 2000 workstations
  • Organized and lead testing for all applications in the LAB
  • Coordinated help desk for all issues created after SP2 deployment
  • Implemented AD GPO for Windows Firewall management
  • Designed Windows Firewall settings to accommodate current environment
  • Analyzed Remedy logs and according to the statistics recommended solutions for some known problem to be implemented in the standard image

Confidential

Active Directory Specialist

Responsibilities:

  • Proposed architecture for new AD environment
  • Created Build Books and other servers’ documentation
  • Defined standard administrator procedures for the new AD environment
  • Designed GPOs to comply to the Government Standards
  • Designed process for 4 NT4 domains consolidation and migration of more than 4000 users and computers to AD
  • Developed the LAB with more then 30 servers to represent current production environment
  • Utilized Altiris and PXE to automate server deployment and maintenance
  • Tested all major applications in the LAB
  • Tested migration process in the LAB
  • Used Quest Software Fast Lane Migration tool and developed VB scripts for migration process automation
  • Organized Help Desk team to handle exceptions and provided 3rd level support
  • Coordinated relation with Microsoft ERT for some specific issues that resulted in new patch was released for Microsoft 2000

Confidential

Director of Operations

Responsibilities:

  • Performed Infrastructure and security audit for various clients
  • Developed project plans and designed new infrastructures to comply to industry standards and best practices
  • Designed AD 2000 Environment
  • Designed and implemented AD 2003 Environment for testing purposes
  • Implemented Exchange 2000 Server in AD 2000
  • Implemented HP Open View NNM 7.01
  • Maintained Windows 2003 Server Print server

Confidential

System Integration Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Performed network audit and proposed plan for network security improvements
  • Implemented Symantec Firewall/VPN 7.01 Solution

Confidential

Technical Team Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Prepared Project Plan for Manulife application deployment
  • Implemented WebSphere 4.03 Cluster Integration, Integration with IIS 5.0 Web Servers, IBM DB2 Database, MQ Series 5.2, Vignette 7.2, Cisco CSS Load Balancers and CheckPoint NG Cluster Firewalls
  • Project delivery and results were evaluated by client as extraordinary

Hire Now