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Lead Network Architect Resume

Columbia, SC


A distinguished information technology leader with expertise in a diverse range of technology within multiple industry environments. Demonstrated success in managing Internet Technology, Enterprise-class Datacenters, Networking and Server Engineering, Software Engineering, Quality Assurance, and SLA Contracts. Well-organized, results oriented administrator with proven ability to implement standards (contractual and federal) and procedures while identifying and improving core business processes. Exceptional communicator, focused on leveraging information technology to fulfill business processes while improving functionality and reliability.


  • Enterprise Virtualization
  • IT Cloud Services
  • Project Management
  • Excellent Communicator
  • Advanced Network Support
  • Product Development
  • Enterprise Management
  • Security Administration
  • Quality Assurance
  • Backup & Disaster Recovery
  • Application Support
  • DoD & HIPAA Compliance
  • Managed and lead the design and administration of an enterprise server environment of 600+ virtual and physical servers.
  • Lead architect providing structural design and deployment of enterprise corporate networks and MAN/LAN’s.
  • Spearheaded IT security planning, implementation, and vulnerability analysis of network and server infrastructure to meet Federal and DoD standards.
  • Backup and disaster recovery solutions.
  • Thorough knowledge of security industry certifications – PCI, DIACAP, FISMA, HIPAA Compliance, etc.
  • Spearheaded the management of a comprehensive enterprise web environment that provided core business process access and reporting to internal and external customers internationally.
  • Exceptional aptitude in technological integration, architectural planning, and complex troubleshooting.

EQUIPMENT & SOFTWARE – 18+ Years Experience

  • Microsoft Server OS Suite (2012, 2008, 2003)
  • Microsoft Exchange Server / Office 365
  • Microsoft Systems Center (SCCM, Ops, etc.)
  • VMware vSphere 4.x-5.5, Horizon/View, vShield, VCOPS
  • Network Switches, Routers, & Appliances: Cisco (Catalyst, Nexus, etc.), Brocade, HP, F5, SonicWall, Barracuda, and Dell
  • SAN / NAS: EMC, Exagrid, Dell, Qnap, HP
  • Linux OS: Ubuntu, Debian, Redhat
  • SQL Server Suite (2012, 2008, 2005)
  • Cisco’s UCS platform
  • Actve Directory, GPO, FSMO, PKI, NPS, SAML, ADFS, DHCP, & DNS
  • Microsoft Cloud Services
  • Web servers: IIS, Sun, and IBM WebSphere
  • Web technology: supporting Java, JSP, HTML, CGI, ASP, and XML deployment
  • Network security and auditing
  • CA Management & Security Tools
  • Backup solutions: EMC (Data Domain, Avamar), Veeam, vRanger, Symantec, PhD
  • Nessus Vulnerability Scanner
  • Symantec & McAfee Enterprise Security
  • Genesys Telephony systems
  • Check Point and ASA firewalls
  • Server Hardware: Cisco, Dell, IBM, & HP
  • UNIX Servers and applications



Lead Network Architect

  • Lead large and transformational infrastructure project implementations ensuring engineers can fully leverage the technology for future solutions and designs as well as building the skills in the organization for day to day management and operations of the infrastructure and technology
  • Lead in the design, deployment, and support of enterprise solutions utilizing Cisco switches, routers, ASA, Nexus, and UCS chassis’; Brocade switches and routers; Palo Alto firewalls; VMware vSphere; Citrix, AS400/IBM iSeries integration; SANs; and Microsoft server and business applications; including routing and switching protocols and technologies like: OSFP, EIGRP, BGP, RIPv2, VRRF, HSRP, TCP/IP, STP, CDP, QoS, MPLS, PPP, IS-IS, WAF, VOIP, Wireless, and RF.
  • Leveraged SLA performance monitoring via Netflow, Solar Winds, and SNMP captures to make informed support decisions and produce concise network infrastructure deployment plans
  • Closely works with strategic and emerging vendors in the realization of business strategy
  • Perform cost-benefit analysis of new strategies and technologies
  • Define IT infrastructure standard frameworks, blueprints and artifacts for the entire network infrastructure lifecycle
  • Support and closely collaborate with other Technical Leads as well as other Infrastructure Services architect peers on overall roadmap and priorities
  • Work closely with Technical Leads and engineers in the execution of technology proof of concepts, pilots and the technology adoption lifecycle
  • Develop a repeatable process to support the infrastructure lifecycle
  • Develop and communicate architectural principles used for deployment of all network infrastructure resources


Senior IT Systems Engineer

  • Virtualization and Cloud solutions with VMware vSphere and Horizon/View, Microsoft
  • Microsoft SCCM 2012 Suite (SCCM, SCOM, etc.)
  • Networking – Brocade routing and switching and other web network appliances/firewalls
  • Web technology – IIS, Java, Apache & Tomcat
  • SQL Server support and clustering and general business application support (OnBase, Bizagi, payroll apps, etc.)
  • Server-class systems – Microsoft (AD, GPO, FSMO, PKI, SAML, NPS, RADIUS, ADFS, DNS, DHCP, Clustering, High Availability, etc.), Office 365, and middleware hardware and software
  • SAN and NAS technology (EMC, etc.)
  • Information Systems Security compliance and auditing
  • Firewall support
  • Backup and Disaster Recovery solutions (EMC, etc.)


Senior IT Systems Engineer

  • Virtualization and Cloud solutions with VMware vSphere and View, Microsoft, and Cisco
  • Networking – Cisco routing and switching (Catalyst, Nexus, etc.), ASA 5500 series, F5 appliances, and other web network appliances/firewalls (Barracuda, SonicWall)
  • Web technology – IIS, Sun-One, Apache
  • Server-class systems – Microsoft, Linux (Novell OES, Ubuntu, Redhat), AIX; Cisco UCS, Microsoft Exchange, and middleware hardware and software
  • SAN and NAS technology (EMC, Exagrid, & Dell)
  • Information Systems Security (including CA and Symantec Enterprise)
  • Check Point and ASA firewall support
  • Backup and Disaster Recovery solutions (Veeam, EMC, Symantec, etc.) – particularly for financial institutions


Senior Product Engineer

  • Provide design and architecture of secure systems according to the client’s/customer’s business needs.
  • Support and maintain secure network and secure virtual software solutions in a diverse range of IT environments.
  • Install and manage the Bomgar virtual security appliance on VMWare ESX.
  • Cisco, Barracuda, and Sonic Wall administration
  • Advanced Linux installation and administration – Novell OES, Ubuntu, Redhat.
  • Advanced Microsoft Server OS support.
  • SQL Administration.
  • VBS, PowerShell, and GPO administration.
  • Active Directory and OpenLDAP support and integration with various IT software suites.
  • Advanced SSL implementation – from signing and authenticating software packages to securing email to server/client authentication to web server security.


Systems Engineer

  • Implemented and managed Microsoft Cloud services for 600+ users.
  • Security administration and auditing.
  • Provided system administration supporting the entire suite of Microsoft Server OS’s, Microsoft Exchange Server, SharePoint, Cisco and Brocade devices, Instant Messaging Server/Client suites, VMWare, SQL servers, Active Directory, DNS and DHCP administration, Microsoft WSUS services, Dell Kace, Linux, custom business applications, workflow software, wireless technology, SAN/NAS solutions, Linux, and Dell & HP servers.
  • SQL Server support – replication, high availability, basic DBA tasks.
  • Scripting – VBS, PowerShell, and basic Perl (and GPO administration).
  • Security administration and auditing.
  • Backup and disaster recovery solutions.
  • Worked on cost analysis, ROI, and TCO.


Senior Systems Integrator

  • Provided system administration supporting the entire suite of Microsoft Server OS’s, Microsoft Exchange, Check Point and ASA firewalls, Enterprise Linux environments (Novell OES/SuSE, Ubuntu), Cisco and Brocade devices, VMWare, SQL servers, Active Directory, DNS and DHCP administration, Microsoft WSUS services, Dell Kace, Linux, custom business applications, workflow software, wireless technology, SAN/NAS solutions, and Dell & HP servers.


Senior Systems Engineer & Team Lead

  • Managed the design, increase, and security of web server farm from 10 servers to 200 servers, providing multiple, industry-leading health insurance web sites for 500,000+ users.
  • Maintained 400 application and system servers, to include SQL and DB2 servers, business object servers, custom Java application servers, NAS systems, corporate FAX servers, DNS, DHCP, and LDAP servers, corporate email systems, and IBM Websphere servers.
  • Team lead for joint project with Microsoft to be the first company utilizing Active Directory to manage one million user objects employing a custom content management system.
  • Instituted previously non-existent disaster recovery procedures and documentation for an enterprise web infrastructure.
  • Check Point firewall administration
  • Implement and support NSA Security Standards for annual DoD audit.
  • HIPAA Compliance.
  • Backup solutions.
  • Assisted in the installation and design of corporate Telephony system.


Network Architecture Engineer / Systems Administrator

  • Designed and supported layer 2 and 3 networks utilizing and enterprise management software with a special focus on TCP/IP, ATM, IGRP, RIP, VLANs, NAT, PPP, BRI, & ISDN . Configured LAN/MAN topologies for 25,000 customers by handling cradle-to-grave management of all equipment acquisition, configuration, system framework, data flow, equipment maintenance, life cycle support, and quality control processes. Reviewed and updated applicable Operating Instructions for network upgrade processes.
  • System Administrator for a Windows NT 4.0 enterprise domain of 12,000+ users.

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