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Infrastructure Consulting Principal Consultant Resume

SYNOPSIS:

  • Confidential is a highly experienced, disciplined senior IT professional with over 20 years of experience implementing and managing various types of information systems and technologies.
  • He is seeking employment opportunities that are senior or management capable.
  • His “skill” sets include the project management multiple large IT projects including conversions, deployments and the actual implementation of global and national enterprise computer networks and infrastructures to support them.
  • He has managed large Data centers for military and civilian enterprises.
  • He has managed and constructed large converged network and small networks using MSF, Agile, SCRUM and DevOPS techniques and methodologies.
  • He is proficient, knowledgeable, and highly experienced with all facets of network architecture, server virtualization, cloud (vCloud), consolidation, and network security.

BUSINESS EXPERIENCE:

Infrastructure Consulting Principal Consultant

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Provided SME support for complex public and private hybrid Cloud delivery Services for an VMWare 5x\6 environment
  • Provided SME support for client and internal MS Windows 2008R2,Windows 2012R2, and Windows 2016 server platforms and environments
  • Defined, implemented and provided support for architecture using .NET or equivalent technologies
  • Implemented, analyzed and identified applications for cloud deployment; mapped workloads across MS AZURE based IaaS, PaaS, and private clouds
  • Implemented hybrid connectivity between AZURE and internal networks using virtual networks and AZURE Express Route,
  • Provided SME support for MS Active Directory, RBAC, and AZURE Active Directory
  • Provided technical written documentation
  • Provided estimates, identified tasks and recommended sequencing pertaining to complex problems, and project solutions using AZURE
  • Provided, defined, and implemented highly available DR\BIA solutions using AZURE ASR, and InMage Scout
  • Implemented multi - site clustering using Windows 2016 server
  • Provided automation support using PowerShell, AZURE Scheduler, and Azure RemoteApp

Implementation Architect

Confidential, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Responsibilities:

  • Designed and implemented various enterprise class infrastructure projects using AGILE methodologies in a converged architectural environment
  • Provided SME services for configuration and implementation of IRules for F5 GSLB/GLTM
  • Designed, implemented and tested Cisco ASA firewall rules and ACLs to support various project initiatives
  • Specified and implemented VMware 5.x and 6 ESX hosts and VMWare clusters in HA and FT configurations; designed and implemented SRM, SDDC (vCloud) and HA/DRS/SDRS environments
  • Provided SME L3 support to all problem issues in the Confidential Sitecore infrastructure
  • Provided business requirement assessments, project management, BRD, Design, and project plan documents utilizing Microsoft VISIO, Project, and other modeling tools
  • Performed capacity analysis, performance analysis for Confidential Sitecore infrastructure
  • Automated various administrative tasking via Powershell v 3,4 and 5 Preview WMF
  • Designed and implemented various POC’s for consideration and research for future Sitecore deployments via private and hybrid vCloud environments
  • Designed and implemented Microsoft AZURE Pack and AZURE services for microsite and DEV/QA/POC environments
  • Configured and managed AZURE Compute services (BLOBS, Tables, and Queues)
  • Configured and managed AZURE APP services I CDN, AZURE AD, and Service Bus
  • Managed, maintained and performed upgrades on Cisco UCS server assets
  • Gathered research, performed use-case discovery, and platform analysis
  • Generated convincing and substantiated technology and architecture recommendations
  • Served as the primary day-to-day technical contact for clients, third-party vendors, technology partners and internal project stakeholders
  • Collaborated with the BAS and Monitoring teams to develop estimates and overall implementation solution plans
  • Served as the lead for all implementation and integration efforts
  • Defined and documented best practices and contribute to company knowledge sharing efforts
  • Identified and defined integration points with third party solutions
  • Defined and documented tools and technologies used to implement the solution
  • Performed problem analysis (identify root causes, outline resolution options, and take appropriate actions to resolve problems)

Implementation Engineer

Confidential, East Burlington, Vermont

Responsibilities:

  • Installed and configured Confidential Touchworks EHR software systems
  • Performed network discovery and analysis of edge network metrics and equipment; recommended configuration and provisioning modifications
  • Installed and configured MS SQL 2008/2012 server and Microsoft SQL 2012database systems
  • Performed performance analytics on internal database tables and databases using SQLIO
  • Installed and configured Windows 2008/2012 Enterprise Servers
  • Specified and recommended customer architecture for EHR platform
  • Created and installed scripting automation based on PowerShell scripting technology
  • Installed and configured MS IIS 7.0 WEB systems and the associated F5 LTM/GTM load balancers
  • Built and installed MS Hyper-V and VMware V.5x virtual servers in vCloud ( private and hybrid SDDCs)
  • Migrated data through the use of SAN replication technology
  • Managed, maintained and performed upgrades on Cisco UCS server assets
  • Providing end-to-end support of Windows based infrastructure across distributed platforms.
  • This includes Active Directory, Group Policy, PowerShell, IIS, and DNS\DHCP

Infrastructure Engineer

Confidential, King of Prussia, PA

Responsibilities:

  • Remediated and re-architected backup/archive topology using Symantec Netback up and AVAMAR technology
  • Designed, implemented and documented new KPI, procedure and policies for backup, archive
  • Designed and implemented new IP addressing and VLAN scheme
  • Installed and configured new Cisco switching technology based on CISCO Catalyst technology
  • Designed, and implemented new Active Directory schema and infrastructure based on Windows 2012 native domain topology; built and deployed new DC/GC’s, DNS, DHCP architecture
  • Performed “gap analysis”, capacity analysis and cost-benefit analysis of virtual infrastructure
  • Designed and implemented new virtual infrastructure based on VMWARE 5.X and Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Designed and implemented VMware 5.X and Microsoft Hyper-V with Dell Compellent and Equallogic SAN technology, including LUN creation and fabric zoning
  • Designed and implemented DR/BCS scheme via VMWARE SRM technology
  • Designed and implemented migration scheme for Microsoft Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010
  • Implemented Microsoft FIM 2010; established Extensible WS-* APIs and Windows Workflow Foundation workflows and SSO capabilities
  • Managed, maintained and performed upgrades on Cisco UCS server assets
  • Provided end-to-end support of Windows based infrastructure across distributed platforms. This includes Active Directory, Group Policy, PowerShell, IIS, DNS, etc.

High Performance Computing Architect

Confidential, Newark, NJ

Responsibilities:

  • Planned, implemented and managed a grid platform migration solution architecture initiative; increased node capacity by 300 percent
  • Provided operational enhancement by increasing performance by 27 percent.
  • Created cost reduction through standardization of platform and native implementations of existing applications
  • Synthesized initiative requirements through UAT, DEV and modeling of initiative with internal LOBS and external service organizations
  • Created, documented, and regression tested new network, hardware, software and business process specifications utilizing MOF protocols
  • Migrated and tested (10) mission critical grid applications; managed job scheduling
  • Created and tested enhanced DR procedures; implemented new VMware 5.X based HA/DR initiative using MSSQL clustering, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware 5.X DRS clustering, VMWare EVC, VMotion and VMWare Storage motion
  • Implemented and managed all new scheduling capabilities included node job templates, head node configurations, SQL server customizations, over allocations via AZURE BLOB technology, Excel UDF support, MATLAB operational configurations, and workstation resource scavenging
  • Implemented web portal job submission capability for SOA and parametric sweep type jobs
  • Created, tested and implemented MPI type application protocol
  • Provided management and coaching for all new operational paradigms for in house and offshore support teams
  • Created and implemented PowerShell and VB scripts for administrative tasking
  • Created, tested and implemented VMWare 5.X image, host profiles, OVF templates, P-V “run-book” for DR/HA node cloning process
  • Collaborated with storage team to design, test and implement VMware storage provisioning requirements ( “thin”) on EMC DMX-3 SAN
  • Designed, prototyped, and implemented VMWare VADP and EMC Avamar to effect ESX host and guest backup and recovery.

Senior Applications Engineer

Confidential, Glen Mills, PA

Responsibilities:

  • Managed and administered enterprise WEB farm operation of custom J2EE/ASP.NET application of EMC E-Room environment in an SOA load balanced architecture using VMWare 4.X virtualization, SAML 1.0/2.0 (FIS), SSL, IIS, Windows 2008R2 OS, and custom SSO technology
  • Performed “regression” testing of applications to VMware 4.X; performed POC testing of newly migrated physical servers; documented solution for risk/problem mitigation
  • Conducted daily operational activity for E-ROOM MSCS clustered servers, SQL servers, and IIS Web servers; patch management. security updates, middleware revisions: executed various SQL functions (SP’s, SSIS cube processing, scripting, and SQL queries)
  • Provided cost-benefit analysis, BIA, and performance/capacity monitoring analysis for the migrated environment; managed and coordinated UAT testing by internal business units
  • Documented analysis and recommendations for configuration modifications of the VSPHERE client and host image build; presented solution for UAT testing; implemented VM Converter and PlateSpin processes for P-V migrations; created process for VMWare client cloning
  • Provided operational support to migration via ADMT/QWEST and remediation efforts for AD replication schema, AD provisioning, firewall rules, and AD security, identity (SSO), and authentication processes
  • Recommended, implemented, and managed weekly change control processes ensured IT alignment with LOB objectives for increased reliability and risk management
  • Implemented VCenter server, and VMWare host monitoring, host profiles, templates VMotion and VMWare DRS clusters

Consulting Engineer

Confidential, Philadelphia, PA

Responsibilities:

  • Provided SME BIA analysis of university grant application infrastructure; created cost-benefit analysis for proposed solution
  • Performed packet/performance analysis of migrated applications
  • Provided SME/lead support for migration of custom J2EE application to MS Windows Active Directory 2003R2 including ADMT, SSO, SAL 1.0/2.0 (FIS services), SSL management; documented solution architecture
  • Provided “gap” analysis of university N-tier architecture for various applications; documented solution architecture
  • Implemented performance testing on new architecture; provided analysis of results
  • Analyzed VSphere 4.X infrastructure architecture, ORACLE 10.X database configuration and schema; implemented optimization techniques (“Thin” provisioning Jumbo frames, ORACLE ASM’s, LIP support, and paravirtualized drivers (PVSCSI); revised existing problem resolution procedures
  • Provided SME optimization recommendations for VSphere servers, ORACLE database configuration, VMWare DRS cluster, and Windows 2008 server hosts
  • Created, implemented, and managed RHEL 64-bit LVS cluster based on VMWare 4.X platform
  • Provided solution architecture, built and managed various ESX host servers and VCenter server. Managed VCenter DRS, HA, and VMotion tasks and configurations.
  • Performed P-V conversions of application servers, web servers, and file servers to VMWare 4.X utilizing PlateSpin technology

Senior Network Engineer (Consultant)

Confidential, Philadelphia, PA

Responsibilities:

  • Provided support for various infrastructure projects including SAN expansion for IBM Blade Server Centers, BlackBerry server infrastructure, and Microsoft SQL 200x server infrastructure
  • Managed and administered Active Directory 2008 infrastructure including domain re-structure, schema extensions, AD FS, AD RMS, FIS, DFS ; performed daily operational tasks for the Active Directory infrastructure
  • Implemented an upgrade/migration project and replaced hardware platforms with VI3 and VSphere 4.X virtualization technologies, VMConverter and Platespin for P-V migrations and Windows Server 2008 operating systems
  • Managed co-location and contingency networks, applications, and Active Directory infrastructure
  • Managed and administered IBM BladeCenter, DS4800 SAN, IBM HS21,HS20, and HS22 Blade servers and associated SAN switch architecture
  • Managed WSUS patch analysis and deployment application

Infrastructure Architect

Confidential, Wall, NJ

Responsibilities:

  • Provided functional, technical requirements and operational cost benefit analysis for the implementation of MS Virtual Server R2 SP1 and Hyper-V virtual server betas for use in development, test and production environments with a concurrent migration of test and development applications to a “virtualized” environments utilizing Microsoft Soft Grid application virtualization technology, JAVA based applications and .NET based applications
  • Provided project management, BIA, cost-benefit analysis and solution architectures for implementation and operational (SME) support for various N- tier applications globally hosted by MSCS and MS Compute Cluster servers (HPC) using MSSQL 2000/2005, MSSQL SSIS/SSAS, Analysis Services, Reporting services, OLAP based data mining/analytical processing for business intelligence applications, IIS5x/6.x/7.x, ASP.NET, JDBC, .NET Framework, JAVA, ODBC, ADO, DCOM and various middleware components in 32 and 64-bit Windows 2003 R2 and Windows 2008 CCS (HPC) Server N-Tier configurations, migrations, and upgrades. Installed and configured load balancers in the form of Microsoft NLB and various Cisco and F5 BIG-IP hardware (Directors, 1500 LTM and CSM modules)
  • Provided proactive identification and development of remediation strategies for availability, capacity, cost, functionality, performance, and process optimization opportunities throughout corporate IT functional and operational areas. UML techniques employed for visual-modeling of “as-is” and “ to-be” environments for business prioritization, process analysis and scenario decision-making using POC, UAT, work/process flow diagramming and test environments
  • Provided strategies to drive the development of technology solutions which enabled the corporate LOBS to accomplish corporate operational and financial goals. Planned and modeled business processes. Created impact analysis scenarios and documents for cost benefit analysis, maintenance and implementation of Business--Models (i.e. describing the business operations)
  • Administered Active Directory, implemented schema modifications, revised replication topology, implemented Active Directory integrated DDNS, integrated MOSS 2007 functionality
  • Reviewed, documented, evaluated and tested Information Security based controls in a wide range of environments including Windows, database, and client server. Assisted in the implementation of IT control procedures to address IS organization and administration practices, system development and maintenance procedures, system software and hardware controls, security and access controls, computer operations, environmental protection and detection, archive and recovery procedures
  • Provided technical architecture, POC, and strategy for the implementation of a project utilizing Microsoft ILM and the CA IAM suite, Netegrity, and Site Minder to extend Active Directory securely into extranet zones as well as create SSO, security credential/password, 2/3 factor authentication synchronization throughout corporate IT resources
  • Implemented IDERA application configured and maintained SQL databases via performance tuning, re-indexing, integrity verification, and archiving. Applied standard Microsoft SQL 2000/2005 “best practices” to apply patches and hot fixes to clustered SQL databases.
  • Provided identification and implementation of “best practice’ DR methodologies for SQL databases and logs. Utilized archive systems, database mirroring, and log shipping techniques.
  • Implemented and managed scripting services via ADSI, WMI, and VB scripting interfaces
  • Provided project management, architectural design solution for an implementation and migration from QIP based IP management to Men and Mice v 5.6 IP management systems; including functional specifications, and business requirements. Solution based on the implementation of a VMware 3.X Infrastructure, Proxy/ DNS design, DDNS/DNS-SEC best practices, multiple zone types, multiple query types, forwarding, recursion, DDNS, Windows and BIND integration of DNS, and AD-integrated DNS.
  • Provided migration services, managed and implemented a migration process from Novell 6.X and Windows 200x systems to Windows 2003/2008 Active Directory environment. Utilized ADSI, Quest, ADMT, and Altiris application to effect migrations.
  • Installed and administered applications using IBM WebSphere Server 5.x/6.x;implemented IBM WebSphere servers using clustered technology; configured Apache and IIS servers for load balancing; installed and WebSphere SPENGO applet to provision Active Directory for SSO authentication from IBM WAS servers
  • Managed and provided project management with implementation services for the migration of servers to “ blade server” technology utilizing IBM DS6000, 4000 series SAN architectures, IBM HS21 and HS20 blade servers

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