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Enterprise Consultant Resume

ColoradO

SUMMARY:

  • Highly motivated and results - oriented Information Systems and Management Professional possessing exceptional communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to streamline operations to increase efficiency and company profit. Strong background in new product development that enhances market share and revenue base.
  • Solid track record of consistently exceeding corporate goals through strategic planning, business expansion, staff development and project execution.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Colorado

Enterprise Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical guidance to businesses in unified communications, virtualization, management, cloud and security technologies
  • Define infrastructure standards while actively participating in setting overall architecture strategy
  • Collect and deliver solution analysis and recommendations per technology infrastructure project
  • Manage and engineer diverse and complex projects to cloud technologies
  • Design and architect data center build-outs’
  • Build and manage consultants and practice
  • Lead and drive design initiatives around future state desires utilizing technologies based on longevity
  • Plan, investigate and migration data center infrastructures
  • Secure Windows and Linux servers to meet security policies and compliance standards
  • Implement Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) for VMware and Hyper-V and voice environments
  • Design wireless network architectures
  • Implement Aruba and Meraki infrastructures
  • Plan and implement short and long term migrations from hosted and on premise environments to Office 365
  • Assist organizations understanding of Office365 components, setup, technical requirements and processes
  • Build and deliver training around Office365
  • Design and implement large scale messaging environments; migrations to and from similar, disparate and cloud based messaging systems
  • Test and validate architectures and functionalities of platforms and applications
  • Implement NetScaler technologies for load balancing, app inspection and reverse proxy
  • Execute penetration and vulnerability assessments and remediation planning
  • Administer, design and build security stacks including SEIM, IDS/IPS, NGFW, Proxy, policy, etc.
  • Design and provide guidance around IDS/NID solutions
  • Manage and implement UCS architectures, domains and gsps.
  • Perform project management tasks related to technology initiatives
  • Design and implement network security solutions including firewalls, IDS, malware, logging (syslog, wmi, event log correlation, etc.)
  • Design and implement convergent / hyper convergent solutions from Simplivity and Nutanix
  • Network to cloud extension with Amazon AWS, VMware vCloud and Confidential Azure
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Simple Storage Service (S3) delivery, management and implementation
  • Interface with development and operations teams to define scalable infrastructure solutions (CloudOps)
  • VMware vCloud Suite migrations and implementations
  • VMware vCloud OMS and AC design and implementations
  • Manage and engineer diverse and complex projects to cloud technologies (AWS, Azure)
  • OpenStack design and implementation
  • Design architecture and migration blueprints for cloud platform (AWS, Azure) adoption
  • Docker architecture, implementation, support
  • Develop and test architectures for new product offerings for telecommunication projects
  • Development in .NET, Java, C# and Python languages
  • Puppet and Chef configuration management and automation utilization for AWS, Azure
  • Puppet / Chef with Git
  • Docker, AWS, Hub automation and implementation
  • Manage scrum and sprints
  • Automation tool implementation such as vCloud Automation / Orchestration vSphere Integrated Container design
  • Automation via PowerShell (Windows, Lync, Exchange, etc.); Puppet; Ruby; Python
  • Implement and support Windows and Linux environments (Main Linux distros SUSE, RedHat, Ubuntu, CentOS)
  • Architect and design network solutions around Arista, VMware and Cisco
  • Create and deploy service centers around VMware and Confidential
  • Migrate Citrix virtualized platforms to latest versions
  • Architect and migrate virtual infrastructures from VMware to Confidential Hyper-V
  • Engineer and deploy server virtualization environments based on Hyper-V
  • Install and support Confidential System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Operations Manager (SCOM), Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), Data Protection Manager (DPM), Orchestrator (SCORH)
  • Extend Hyper-V private cloud to Azure via SCCM
  • Consolidate servers and improve server availability utilizing virtualization technologies such as VMWare, Hyper-V, Xen and OpenStack for multiple organizations ranging in size of small businesses with a handful of servers to large enterprises spread over a large geographic area with 100’s of servers.
  • Design and implement VMware vSphere 3x - 6x servers
  • Manage and implement Linux (CentOS/RedHat) utility, web and BIND servers
  • Implement and utilize security tools such as Metasploit, Nessus, BackTrack, Burp to test network and application security as well as IPS signature responses
  • Architect and implement Checkpoint UTM-1, Power-1 and IPS-1 solutions for medium to large size clients on Windows boxes and Nokia appliances (Secure Platform and IPSO)
  • Install and configure Checkpoint Safe@Office devices for small businesses
  • Design and implement security portfolio including Splunk, SourceFire, FireEye, ISE, and StealthWatch
  • Manage and administer multiple Exchange sites and environments including worldwide distributed environments, and cloud based or hybrid environments.
  • Perform root cause analysis and mitigation action plans
  • Utilize Cisco ISE for mobility and BYOD access strategy
  • Execute penetration and vulnerability assessments utilizing tools such as Nessus, Rapid7 and Nmap
  • Installation and administration of Cisco ASA devices in single device environments to multiple device and location configurations. Includes firewall, VPN and IPS policy creation and monitoring.
  • Administration and implementation of Cisco routers and switches including 2800 / 3800 / 4500 / 6500 series / ISR routers utilizing the security suite and Call Manager.
  • Implementation and integration of Cisco Nexus technology switches (5000-9000 series and VMware)
  • Implement Sonicwall, Safe@Office, Checkpoint and Cisco firewalls for SMB clients
  • Architect and implement Juniper switching and routing solutions (also migrations from Cisco network equipment)
  • Design and configure Splunk, SCOM and OMS monitoring and log analysis configurations
  • Architect, implement and administration of Office Communications Server, Lync and SfB in standard and enterprise configurations. Includes multiple domain integration and load balancer (F5/NetScaler) configuration and setup.
  • EMC, EqualLogic, NetApp, Nimble and LeftHand (HP) storage system configuration and support
  • Perform pre-sales demonstrations and presentations
  • Manage technical projects, timelines, budgets and resource allocation
  • Actively work with potential clients to line up services business and identify technological needs and solutions
  • Provide technical guidance to small and medium sized businesses in unified communications, virtualization, management, cloud and security technologies
  • Define infrastructure standards while actively participating in setting overall architecture strategy
  • Create statements of work and service briefs to address client requirements
  • Respond to RFI and RFP technical and functional requirements
  • Develop sales processes, training and battle cards for use by account managers and sales staff
  • Address business and technical stakeholder requirements and translating these to appropriate solution architectures
  • Develop and execute Exchange and SharePoint on premise to cloud migrations
  • Plan, architect and support cloud Exchange, Lync and Skype for Business infrastructures
  • Implement, configure and architect OCS and Lync solutions including instant messaging, voice, web conferencing, archiving, monitoring and integration with 3rd party products.
  • Assist clients in utilizing Office 365 for online and hybrid collaboration environments
  • Architect, implement and configure VDI solutions utilizing VMware, Azure, and Citrix technologies for medium - large enterprises
  • Architect and implement Call Manager Express / Unity Express
  • Develop and engineer call routing, number translations, pickup groups, etc. for Cisco and Confidential VoIP technologies
  • Architect and implement Cisco UC w/ Jabber including end point support
  • Implement and support ICM and maintenance / configuration scripts
  • Architect and deploy ICM/UCCE across US
  • Architect and implement Exchange solutions including disaster recovery, migrations, and Unified Messaging deployments. Use of clusters and DAG technologies for high availability and DR.
  • Architect and implement VPN solutions from Confidential, Cisco, Citrix and Juniper
  • Design and install Confidential DirectAccess infrastructures
  • Designed, administered and configured Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) / Call Manager and Unity systems
  • Plan, engineered and implemented network infrastructures for global environments to support UC, storage replication and virtualization
  • Participate in enterprise solution design and planning sessions
  • Architect and implement Voice Gateways as needed for solutions (H323, MGCP, SIP)
  • Implement survivable remote site telephony (SRST)
  • Architect and implement Active Directory configurations and migrations to Windows Server domain environments
  • Integrated Cisco CUCM with Office Communications Server (OCS), Lync, and Exchange UM
  • Deployed Confidential Unified Messaging solutions for Fortune 1000 and University environments including Philips, Indiana University, University of Wyoming, etc.
  • Integrated OCS and Exchange UM with phone systems from Cisco, Avaya, Nortel and many more.
  • Architect and deploy Cisco Unified Communications Manager for organizations
  • Deploy and integrate Cisco, Polycom (such as HDX series) and LifeSize video conferencing solutions
  • Manage and engineer project for Denver hospital to implement XenServer with Provisioning services and XenApp technology. Lead group while implementing new XenApp farm for applications.
  • Participate with T-Systems consulting team to implement new XenApp hosted environment on VMware vSphere platform for sale and use by global customer organizations
  • Developed standard documentation and implementation procedures during Confidential OCS lighthouse projects to streamline processes with clients
  • Implement, design and administer Audio Codes and Dialogic gateway devices for UM, OCS and SIP integrations
  • Install and work with vendors to implement SIP and MPLS network connectivity
  • Implement VPN, DirectAccess, Firewall and Reverse Proxy with Confidential UAG
  • Reverse Proxy and Firewall configuration with Confidential TMG and Citrix NetScaler product lines
  • Design, implement and manage Citrix environments including multiple Presentation Servers, Secure Gateways, Provisioning services and Web Interfaces. Password Manager installed and configured as required by client projects. Currently utilizing XenApp 6 and Presentation Server 4.5.
  • Manage and configure phone systems from Nortel/Avaya, Cisco, and Digium.
  • Implement and design logging, archiving and event management to meet compliance and regulatory goals
  • Configure remote access via Citrix XenApp and usage on terminals loaded with Linux
  • Implement, configure and support F5, Cisco, Citrix NetScaler and Kemp physical and virtual load balancers
  • Implement disaster recovery scenarios utilizing VMware ESX at some separate datacenters and physical to virtual migrations of Windows and Linux servers including Double Take to assist in replication after configuring initial servers.
  • Implement VCE vBlock technologies for mid- and large-sized organizations
  • Virtualization of physical servers utilizing Citrix XenServer
  • Implement and design virtual server environments utilizing Citrix XenServer
  • Configure and architect Citrix Provisioning for rapid deployment and reduced image sprawl
  • Application delivery management, implementation and configuration utilizing VMware ThinApp and Citrix XenApp
  • Install and configure backup solutions utilizing Veritas NetBackup and Commvault Simpana for differing sizes of organizations
  • PKI infrastructure design and implementation
  • Perform sales and marketing functions as necessary

Confidential, Texas

UC / Cloud Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to strategic direction of the professional services business within Confidential to provide Confidential One Cloud UC and Confidential Compute with my experience and skill set in each discipline.
  • Architect, design and implement complex Skype for Business solutions for global organization migrations to Confidential ’s hosted Skype for Business platform
  • Manage client relationships
  • Develop presentations and interact with clients as part of sales efforts on Confidential services
  • Work with clients and business to define requirements and deliver documentation for implementation and migration efforts
  • Implement Confidential cloud solutions for global organizations transitioning from on premise or cloud based infrastructures
  • Interact with Confidential technology centers during integration points within UC and Compute engagements to provide client with seamless project experiences

Confidential, Massachusetts

Principal Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Chosen to lead integration efforts with the Confidential product line and Confidential Lync and Skype for Business (and SfB Online) platforms. Created architectures to allow Confidential telephony routing and presence into customers’ existing and net new Lync or Skype for Business environments.
  • Develop internal and AWS platform architecture
  • Provide technical guidance to clients around their architecture and integration methods
  • Create internal and external routing schemas
  • Participate in development sprints and test scenarios for integration
  • Perform pre-sales architecture and solution presentations
  • Manage UC integration team

Confidential, California

Technical Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Selected to provide Cisco technical insight into competitive technologies and Cisco System product implementation comparisons. Construct marketing materials to provide comparison matrixes between offerings of competitors and in house systems.
  • Provide technical guidance to Cisco around their products and comparison to competitor products in converged, UC, security and SDN platforms
  • Create matrix comparison guides for main platforms versus competitor solutions
  • Architect, build, test and validate configuration options
  • Create competitive architectures

Confidential, Colorado

Senior Architect (FTE)

Responsibilities:

  • Viaero was growing and experiencing technology refresh pains. Performed duties as an architect, implementation specialist and project manager. Utilized skill set to perform technology reviews, system stabilization, custom mobile applications and datacenter implementations.
  • Architect and implement datacenters
  • Implement security solutions and PCI compliance
  • Design hardware and vendor migration strategies
  • Develop custom mobile applications for field
  • Manage system administration team
  • Automate scalable server solutions, private and public cloud based

Confidential, Washington/Colorado

Senior Cloud Architect (FTE)

Responsibilities:

  • Work with client development staff to adjust applications for cloud scalability
  • Support C#, .NET, Java/Java Script, Ruby, XML, C++
  • Lead design and migration efforts as necessary for transformation events
  • Manage migration projects to cloud solutions
  • Implement security solutions around cloud technologies and connectivity
  • Interact with development and operation groups during planning and training cycles
  • Architect cloud based solutions utilizing AWS, Azure, Docker or OpenStack components where applicable
  • Create automation scripts for deployment and scalability (Puppet/Chef/PowerShell)

Confidential, Washington/Colorado

Senior Systems Consultant (FTE)

Responsibilities:

  • Employed as a Senior Systems Consultant in the Confidential Consulting Services Unified Communications practice. Focused on Confidential Exchange and Lync solutions for large enterprise customers. Travelled nationally meeting with clients to develop and implement Confidential technologies.
  • Architect and implement Exchange solutions including disaster recovery, migrations, and Unified Messaging deployments. Use of clusters and DAG technologies for high availability and DR.
  • Develop and execute Lync and OCS to Lync solutions and migrations
  • Operate as sales engineer to provide technical knowledge to customers and identify solutions to existing problems or for new implementations
  • Perform advanced troubleshooting and remediation on Confidential technologies
  • Participate in mentoring program at Confidential
  • Currently operating as Confidential vTSP (virtual Technology Specialist) continuing to offer clients Confidential technologies technical knowledge and product presentations.

Confidential, Omaha, Nebraska

Technology Manager / Enterprise Consultant (FTE)

Responsibilities:

  • Brought on board as the Technologies Manager to develop managed services arm of Confidential Technologies.
  • Developed and implemented standardization procedures to be used at client sites as they signed up for our managed services.
  • Confidential Technologies is a managed services, security and consulting firm based in Omaha, Nebraska.
  • The focus of the company is to be the clients IT department and manage them as their own CIO would with guidance in the use of technology to meet their business goals.
  • Confidential also focuses on consulting services and assisting organizations implement their technology projects.
  • Design and develop custom client and management based dashboard to display consolidated view of security posture, ticket status, system status
  • Develop managed services practice

Confidential

Security Officer

Responsibilities:

  • Citrix Environment design, implementation and administration
  • Sell and establish small business environments as hosted Citrix environments as required
  • Management of support and engineering teams
  • Design and develop connectivity and telephony solutions for SMB clients
  • Maintain telco systems for SMB clients. These systems include Cisco, Nortel, and Mitel.
  • External and internal security assessments, reviews and remediation
  • Integrate Apple technologies with Windows technologies
  • Review and prepare readiness for corporations needing to meet regulations (FDIC, OCC, HIPAA)
  • Network consulting, managing and architecture design
  • Cisco network equipment design, implementation and management - utilized 2800 series routers, 5500 series ASA devices, 3700, 4500 and 6500 series Catalyst switches. Key customer had 12 sites and approx. 40K users.
  • Cisco, Citrix and F5 load balancers, local and global implementations, configurations and support
  • Confidential Exchange (including cluster) design, management and implementations
  • Exchange management, migrations and implementations
  • Confidential desktop OS planning and rollouts utilizing BDD and Ghost
  • Manage client technology projects and initiatives
  • Client network management and monitoring
  • Client technology management and guidance
  • Work with clients to align technology to business processes
  • Implementation of virtual server technology utilizing Confidential Virtual Server / VMware software
  • Implement ESX at data center as disaster recovery solution for financial industry clients
  • Work with clients in establishing high availability ESX solutions attached to SANs to minimize server footprint and consolidate older technologies; as well as enable development environment and resources previously restricted due to physical server cost limitations
  • Internal hosting and collaboration configuration, implementation and management
  • Corporate planning and project management
  • Conducted risk assessments and impact analysis as separate engagements for customers of differing sizes
  • Defined BC requirements, coordinated tests and exercises
  • Configure, and manage Veritas Netbackup and Backup Exec, and CommVault solutions for customers and our internal data center
  • Developed business continuity strategies and cost effective processes
  • Disaster recovery planning, implementation and validation
  • Firewall planning, implementation, management, log consolidation and reporting (syslog)
  • Hardware and software procurement and budget management
  • Cisco networking and firewall equipment implementations
  • Architect and install Checkpoint firewall and IPS solutions including Nokia appliances and Safe@Office and Sonicwall devices
  • Manage all Safe@Office appliances for clients via CheckPoint MSP interface - create templates and policies globally
  • VPN connectivity - VPN Concentrator management
  • Implementation, support and management of Linux, Windows and Netware environments
  • Manage technical team and projects
  • Confidential CRM implementation and management
  • Implement and manage intrusion detection/prevention systems utilizing Snort, ISS and Checkpoint MSP
  • Develop policies and procedures for growing companies

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