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System Engineer/active Directory Resume

New York City, NY

SUMMARY:

  • 8+ years of Professional Experience on Windows, Active Domain Services and VMware administration.
  • Experience with Virtualization technologies like Installing, Configuring and administering VMware ESX/ESXi and created, managed VMs (virtual server) and also involved in the maintenance of the virtual server.
  • Windows and VMware with Core Experience with Active Directory Administration and VMware virtualization technologies and Sr Operations Support.
  • Experience with NetIQ Directory Resource Administrator (DRA) product requires regular read and write access into the Active Directory Domains, and any Office 365 tenants managed by each DRA Server.
  • Experienced in Implementation and Migration of Skype for Business, Lync 2010, Lync 2013, Active Directory 2003, 2008 and 2012, System Center 2012.
  • Expert level knowledge at Active Directory LDAP service, shell scripting, Certificate services (PKI), AD Site Topology - all under a multi-site multi-domain Windows 2012 environment.
  • Excellent understanding of Exchange Online Configuration and Email migration, FIM synchronization.
  • Successfully created team sites on SharePoint Online and SharePoint migration to Office 365.
  • Extensive experience for access provisioning to create and modify accounts to include adding Roles, password resets, trouble-shooting and handle escalations for Active Directory, Exchange, RACF, AS400 and SAP.
  • Vast experience troubleshooting issues with Outlook, Exchange server, ActiveSync and OWA. ensure this process occurs in a timely manner each DRA Server will cache a limited number of properties about all AD object types supported by DRA
  • Design and deploy failover clustered Hyper-V environments.
  • Implementing, Maintaining AD Infrastructure as a service in Microsoft Azure cloud platform
  • Implementing, Maintaining AD Infrastructure.
  • Experience in implementing office 365 to Apple, Android devices using Microsoft Intune, Active sync
  • Binary Tree and Quest Migration Manager Tool experience inOFFICE 365 MIGRATION.
  • Administered Microsoft SCCM 2012 environment, including creating or editing security groups, application deployment patch management, general troubleshooting.
  • Troubleshooting weblogic, tibco, and java related problems in production, staging and QA environment
  • Provide routing and switching troubleshooting and support
  • Installed, configured and provide support for the LDAP in the development, testing, staging and production environment
  • Maintained documentation files for each user for proper approval and process for Sox audit requirements.
  • Design and configuring AD Forests, Domains, Trusts, Group Policy, OU's, promotion & demotion of domain controllers.
  • An Active Directory Engineer Designing, implementing changes, troubleshooting, supporting Enterprise Wide Windows Active Directory environment composed of Multi-Forest environment with different Trusts, Multi-Forest migration and creation, multiple Domain environment, multiple domain consolidations and retirements, Sites and Services, Site replications, domain controllers holding different FSMO roles, DNS troubleshooting,
  • User base accounts of 15,000 and Windows server count of 2,000 running different flavors of Windows Operating Systems such as Windows 2012 R2, Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 2003.
  • Involved in Designing domain Solutions such as Domain consolidation and trust creations both Forest level and Domain level.
  • Along with VMWare, The client used HYPER-V for some Window servers.
  • Exposures with Azure Active Directory compatibility. Extensive experience in deployment, migration, patching and troubleshooting of windows 2008 and 2012 R2 Domain Controllers in Active Directory.
  • Monitoring the Active Directory Replication status of the Domain Controllers.
  • Active Directory Services, DNS, Lync Administration, Power Shell in a very large network.
  • Expertise in Active Directory design and support (Group Policy Object (GPO), Active Directory (AD) Schema, Organization Unit (OU), LDAP, Sites, Replication, etc.)
  • Creating and Linking Group policies for Windows Server in AD domain.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Vmware: VMwarevSphere 4.0/4.1/5.0, vCenter Server 4.0/4.1/5.0, ESX 3.5/4.0/4.1/5.0 , VMware Update Manager, HA, DRS, FT, vMotion, Storage vMotion, VMware Capacity Planner, VMware WorkstationWindows Administration: Configuration of DHCP and DNS, installation and configuration of VPN client, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012 R/2016 - installation and configuration, installation and configuration of Active Directory creating users and groups, setting user access controls, domains creation and setup.

Hardware: HP ProLiant DL380 G5/G6 Intel Xeon, HP ProLiant DL385 G6/G7 AMD Opteron, Dell PowerEdge 2850, 2950, R710, HP BL 460c G5/G6 blade servers, C7000 HP Chassis, NetApp V6000 Series.

Operating Systems: Windows servers 2000, 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016, Windows client OS XP/Vista/Windows 7.

PKI: Able to design and deploy

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

System Engineer/Active Directory

Confidential, New York City, NY

Responsibilities:

  • Reviewed Active Directory and exchange structure and made recommendations for changes to follow Microsoft best practices.
  • Worked on ADMT software and other third-party tool for migration. For instance, Quest and Binary tree.
  • Used SQL Express 2012 for admt database.
  • Installed PES for migrate the user password from one forest to another.
  • Completed ADFS & ADFS Proxy Deployments, ADFS Claim Based Rules, Publishing of ADFS with TMG 2010, Single & Multiple Domain Federation of ADFS with Microsoft Office 365 Cloud, Dir Synchronization, Exchange email migration using Cutover, Staged and Hybrid Deployment and POP3 and IMAP email clients Migration.
  • Excellent understanding of Exchange Online Configuration and Email migration, FIM synchronization.
  • Application of FastTrack business logic to match customer engagement requirements to appropriate delivery resources.
  • Management of Hyper V production platform 9 nodes, development platform 5 nodes and DMZ platform 3 nodes
  • Migrated Blackberry, Android devices using Intune.
  • Maintained documentation files for each user for proper approval and process for Sox requirements. Assisted Auditors to provide samples and documentation in compliance with Sarbanes Oxley and audit requirements.
  • Advanced Knowledge of Active Directory, DNS, and Confidential in an enterprise environment.
  • Worked in Multi-forests environment.
  • Deployed Active Directory environment including file shares and DNS to replace workgroup-based infrastructure.
  • Implementation of PowerShell scripts to efficiently fix errors for the customer's support teams found through the Active Directory environment.
  • Experience with Active Directory (including Federated Services, and Enterprise Group Policy Management), Microsoft Identity Management platforms.
  • Installed, configured, and maintained Active Directory and third-party migration products for the duration of the project.
  • Understanding of AD Attributes, LDAP Queries, PowerShell Scripting to Modify AD Attributes, Group Policy Analysis, GPO Configuration Trouble shot issues related to Forefront Identity Manager
  • Tracked incoming\outgoing mail and troubleshoot mail flow issues through the use of message trace.
  • Provisioned accounts in directory using FIM.
  • Experience in with Virtualization technologies like installing, configuring, VMware, vSphere. Creation, management, administration and maintenance of virtual servers and clients.
  • Using VMware vCenter, created Datacenter Environment by creating VMware clusters, adding ESX hosts in the clusters, and implemented HA and DRS.
  • Resolved technical issues for clients in person, on the phone and through e-mail.
  • Resolved connectivity issues for remote users while managing upgrades, backups, server configuration, remote mail, security, virus protection and software troubleshooting.
  • Configured my profiles and mysites in SharePoint.
  • Managing the network for 30 plus employees managing the server platforms for Windows 2008 Server and Windows 2003 Server Maintaining Hyper-V, Active Directory Accounts Management.
  • Added user accounts, fixed issues with users and the monitored usage on multiple applications.
  • Created a hybrid VM and virtual server environment.
  • Deliver services with the Platform Team utilizing Azure/Cloud and on-site Server infrastructure including:
  • Design Azure PaaS/IaaS solutions based on business requirements and Microsoft best practices.
  • General cloud PaaS/IaaS integrations spanning multiple projects and timelines.
  • Maintained a non-production lab environment with various versions of exchange (2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016) for several testing purposes.
  • Configured and performed backups of various Exchange Server Mailboxes.
  • Experience in Creating and managing Mailboxes, Distribution Lists, and Public Folders.
  • Performed role of a Server Administrator for 500+ Microsoft Servers running Windows Server 2012/2016.
  • Prepared Exchange 2013 for hybrid set up by applying all patches and updates to servers.
  • Configured ADFS Server for single sign-on functionality.
  • Experience in troubleshooting issues with Outlook, Exchange server, ActiveSync and OWA.

System Engineer/Active Directory

Confidential, NY

Responsibilities:

  • Reviewed Active Directory and exchange structure and made recommendations for changes to follow Microsoft best practices
  • Assessing the business requirement and identifying the projects required to be executed in the current quarter or upcoming quarters.
  • Configuring LDAP, SSL, SSO and Digital Signatures.
  • Developed a migration approach to move workloads from On - Premises AD to Windows Azure or develop new cloud-ready application solutions.
  • Designing, Configuring and maintaining Active Directory Services on Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012 and 2016(Test, Development) Domain controller.
  • Install and Manage security reporting tools to monitor any Active Directory changes. Plan and manage all the migrations and upgrades related to Active Directory and Domain controllers.
  • Designing Quarterly objectives for team and assigning the projects according to identified business requirement by doing efforts estimation and allocating timelines to resources.
  • Responsible for LDAP load testing on Directory with almost 20000 users.
  • Tracking Project progress with team and performing review of multiple Projects with management by sharing Weekly and Monthly Progress reports.
  • Engaging with team in resolving critical issues & executing complex Production change in the environment.
  • Designing migration solution on various Tech & Cloud IaaS/PaaS platforms and doing its implementation.
  • Performing documentation and focusing on in improving the processes for better production support.
  • Upgraded Exchange for more than 15000 users.
  • Managed and configured Microsoft's Office 365Azure directory so that it would properly synchronize with the on-premises Active Directory environment.
  • Developed scripts to export and import inbox rules into Exchange Online.
  • Utilized PowerShell scripts to automate the processes and tasks.
  • Worked in conjunction with Mobile Device Management teams to troubleshoot sync issues with Exchange mail and calendars.
  • Ensured that end to end optimal performance, capacity, and availability of the Office 365 for all clients.
  • Performed Service Requests based on Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Provided technical guidance for migration, configuration, and deployment of Office 365
  • Office 365performance troubleshooting, operational readiness, and optimization of Microsoft Cloud platform.
  • Migrated user mailboxes to Office 365in batches and run reports on batch progression.

Active Directory Engineer

Confidential, NC

Responsibilities:

  • Reviewed Active Directory and exchange structure and made recommendations for changes to follow Microsoft best practices
  • Experience with NetIQ Directory Resource Administrator (DRA) product requires regular read and write access into the Active Directory Domains, and any Office 365 tenants managed by each DRA Server. ensure this process occurs in a timely manner each DRA Server will cache a limited number of properties about all AD object types supported by DRA.
  • Handled operation performed by a DRA Server requires information about a specific AD or cloud object, that DRA server will look to its local off line cached.
  • Support AD object attributes not stored within our cache, the DRA Server will issue a call directly to a specific Windows Domain Controller or Online Office 365 portal to obtain these properties.
  • Sync FROM AD or the Office 365 Tenant TO DRA.
  • Adoption & migration to Azure IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, DaaS. Citrix Xen App & Xen Desktop upgrades. Hands on experience with office 365, Azure, OMS, EMS enterprise mobility suite
  • Used Windows 2000 and later uses Kerberos as its default authentication method.
  • Used Kerberos preferred authentication method: In general, joining a client to a Windows domain means enabling Kerberos as default protocol for authentications from that client to services in the Windows domain and all domains with trust relationships to that domain.
  • Used Intranet web applications can enforce Kerberos as an authentication method for domain joined clients by using APIs provided under SSPI.
  • Handling refresh updates will pick up any changes made to an AD or Cloud object since the last cache refresh.
  • Installation of Web components like IIS.
  • Managing WebServers and Troubleshooting the .NET applications thru Advanced IIS tracing techniques.
  • Configuration of certain IIS related settings are coded in to the web config file as part of the Web configurator utility effort.
  • Performance Tuning for Applications using the Native Zip by the IIS
  • Monitoring the Domino mail servers across the country for mail routing, Database quotas and access, web-mail access, Cluster replication, database replication, server tasks, server health etc.
  • Register, rename, recertify, and delete users, move users to new certifier, move users mail files to Different server, modify person docs, database access issues, out of office agents, modify location Docs, creating mail-in databases, distribution lists, ACL only, Mail only, and Multi- Purpose Notes Groups etc.
  • Determining causes of delivery failures through message tracking, tracert, and examination of server Log file and configuration etc.
  • Providing daily monitoring, analysis, troubleshooting & management of around 13000 Lotus mail users. Troubleshoot mail routing problems (Trace mail)
  • Installing and configuring Lotus notes R-6/6.5. Replication & archiving of mail & other databases
  • Assisting and training help desk technicians.
  • Involved in Virtualization / Decommission of Site minder policy servers and SunOne Ldap servers across multiple data centers.
  • Involved in detailed setup for troubleshooting and implementation of support procedure.
  • Experience in configuring multiple LDAP instances and defined LDAP Schemas.
  • Defined and maintained Sun and Active Directory (LDAP) security models
  • Administered policy and user stores using the Sun ONE Directory servers while also providing redundancy and availability.
  • Managed Group Polices, Security groups, and file shares for Trinity enterprise
  • Used Operating System Deployment (OSD) module of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) to create automated server builds for both physical and in VMware ESX 5.5 environments
  • Also used Powershell scripts to automated server builds for both physical and in VMware ESX 5.5 environments.
  • Experience in installing, configuring and managing infrastructure using VMware technologies viz. ESX/ESXi 4.x/5.x/6.x, vSphere 5.0, vCenter, VMware View 5.0/5.5, 6.0VMware vCenter Converter etc.
  • Expertise provisioning, building, installing and configuring and support of Windows 2012/R2/2008/R2/2005/2003 Servers, upgrading Windows Server 2003 to Windows 2008 and 2012 on both physical and virtual machines to ensure server compliancy as part of the upgrade/build process.
  • Strong knowledge and experience on VMware and VMware vSphere 5 features including Virtual SMP, Storage DRS, profile driven storage, auto deploy and vSwitches design.
  • Converted many (P2V) physical servers to Virtual Machines using VMware vCenter Converter part of decommission legacy server’s effort.
  • Experience in Network configuration on ESX servers which include NIC teaming / Bonding for Failover and Load Balancing purpose, VLAN's etc.
  • Experience with Microsoft Network Load Balancing and Microsoft Clustering technologies.
  • Troubleshoot System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Client issues so that Patch deployment had a higher success rate.
  • Configured Azure Active Directory to be used as Identity Management for Business to Customer Applications (AAD-B2C)
  • Did design and architecture work up grading enterprise from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2013
  • Served as Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) Subject Matter Expert
  • Implemented Active Directory 2012 into the enterprise
  • Configured Windows 2012 R2 Direct access to Windows 7 Domain resources
  • Configured VMware Templets to be deployed into the enterprise environment
  • Created Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) queries in System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) R2
  • Created SCCM server baselines to secure all enterprise servers to remedy finding in a security audit
  • Experience in Rack and Stack HP ProLiant DL servers (DL580s), Cisco UCS blade B200 M3 including power and network cabling, managing multiple hardware configurations & ensuring power, network redundancy of all servers.
  • Used Oracle Directory Integration Platform to synchronize users and group entries in Internet Directory.
  • Experience writing both Power Shell and PowerCLI scripts to automate Virtual Machine builds and DNS entry configurations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills with the ability to interact effectively with employees at all levels within the organization
  • Efficient with Java scripting and PowerShell scripting.
  • Deploying SCCM 2007 solution for Update Management and OS Deployment for Windows Server 2008.

Confidential

Active Directory Engineer

  • Installing VMware VSphere 6.0, 6.1 and created virtual machines on ESX 5.1, 5.5Servers. Created standard images and deployed servers from the images.
  • Worked on Central Management Server (VCenter Server) to manage all the ESX hosts in the datacenter.
  • Creating and managing Virtual Machines and Templates. Working with snapshots of Virtual Machines.
  • Designed, installed and configured Win 2003, 2008, 2012 servers in Enterprise Environment.
  • Designed and implemented the enterprise Windows 2003, 2008 Active Directory & GPO’s.
  • Installed and supported SQL Server 2003,2008
  • Windows 2003, 2008, 2012 Server Maintenance and builds
  • Install & Support Web Servers, FTP Servers, File and Print Servers
  • Maintained networking devices and various servers’ hardware & software.
  • Scripting languages (PowerShell, Python, Perl, Bash) Experience developing and deploying embedded IT infrastructure software.
  • Performed installations and testing of upgrades and patches before final implementation in the active network.
  • Defined and implemented system and network administration services.
  • Defined and implemented backup service levels.
  • Responsible for facilities management, liaison with vendors and training for end users on various platforms and for various applications.
  • Responsible for documentation of processes and changes in the network on a day-to-day basis.
  • Supported daily administered of SCCM including client health, software and operating system deployment and all required reporting.
  • Deploy SCCM Server upgrades and patches.
  • Manage VDI environment using VMware Horizon View Client.
  • Involved in designing both internal and external VMware View 4.5 & 4.6 VDI solutions to customer base.
  • Deploy and manage VMware horizon view on CISCO UCS for VDI deployment and failover clustered Hyper-V environments.
  • Managed and Monitored availability, performance and disk/CPU usage of servers
  • Performing backups of data on the servers as well as network backups
  • Monitor various aspects of server like health; file systems, logs using tools like BMC patrol, Tivoli, and Net view.
  • Assisting customers and end users with hardware, software application & network connectivity issues.
  • Installing various applications, performing OS tuning and configuring IP networking parameters.
  • Actively participated in migration from Windows server and application updates.
  • Worked on building, configuring and maintaining the solutions utilizing VMware, Automation and VMware NSX.
  • Troubleshooting of file system issues with remote servers via telnet and putty.
  • Performed tape and library management of daily, monthly and incremental backups.
  • Participated in installation of Tivoli Management Framework.
  • Creation of profiles, profile manager, task configuration and execution with ITM 5.1 6.2 package.
  • Configuration of Active Directory, Event Pro, Outlook to desktops and laptops and mapping them to host server.

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