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Senior Infrastructure Analyst Contract Resume Profile

MarkhaM

PROFILE

Solutions-oriented with notable success in directing a broad range of IT initiatives while participating in planning, analysis and implementation of IT solutions in support of business objectives.

  • 9 years of experience in information technology
  • Extensive experience and training with the operation and administration of VMware ESX Server Virtualization systems and VMware hosted virtualization platforms
  • Strong technical skills in UNIX / LINUX, HP-UX, AIX Administration, Web and Application Server Administration Apache, Tomcat
  • 3 years of experience with EMC, HP and Dell SAN arrays
  • Excellent coding skills in HTML, C, Bash, Shell, Perl, C and Java
  • Experience in working with development organizations in a new product introduction role
  • Excellent skills in project management co-ordination
  • 3 years of experience in facilitating workshops
  • Excellent data analysis management skills
  • Strong evaluating problem solving skills
  • Enjoy working independently in fast paced multicultural team environments
  • Highly organized, detail oriented with excellent time management skills
  • Fluent in English and working ability in additional four languages.

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES

  • Software: Microsoft Office Suite Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project, Outlook , FrontPage, Lotus SmartSuite, Norton Firewall, Ghost, Norton Antivirus, Macromedia Dreamweaver MX Fireworks MX, Flash MX, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Go Live, Simply Accounting, Symantec Backup Exec, Veritas Cluster Server, Apache
  • Languages: C/C , Visual Basic, Java, JavaScript, HTML, Perl, XML, ASP, PHP
  • Storage: EMC SAN, HP MSA and Dell Arrays
  • Networking: TCP / IP, Novell, Ethernet / LAN, SAMBA, NFS
  • Platforms: VMware VSphere 5.x, VMware ESX Server 4.x, 3.x, 2.x, GSX Server 1.x, VMware Workstation 6.x 5.x, VMWare Virtual Centre Operations Manager, VMware Fusion 1.x, Tivoli Endpoint Manager, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP/2000/NT, Unix Solaris , Linux Red Hat 4, SUSE/Novell and Ubuntu , MS Exchange 2008, MS Exchange 2003, Blackberry Enterprise Server, Microsoft SRM, MySQL
  • CompTIA Server

WORK EXPERIENCE

Senior Infrastructure Analyst Contract

Confidential

  • Administered and configured Linux and Windows servers on large Enterprise accounts
  • Administered Active Directory and GPO Policies
  • Administered and configured Citrix environment including Metaframe and Presentation Server
  • Setup and Configured IBM and HP Servers including Blade based servers
  • Configured clusters using Microsoft, Linux and VMware Servers
  • Performed backup and restore operations using IBM Tivoli and Veritas Cluster Server

Senior Infrastructure

  • Worked on various HP account teams assisting in their Windows, Linux and VMware Infrastructure requirements
  • Performed capacity planning performance analysis for infrastructure system platforms for servers enterprise storage on various HP accounts in Canada and USA
  • Acted as a SME on hardware and software technologies and infrastructure support services
  • Evaluated enterprise hardware and software systems, prepared detailed proposals including recommendations at the appropriate level and to optimize timing for new solutions and changes

Senior Infrastructure Consultant Contract

  • Worked at various client sites assisting IT teams in their Windows, Linux and VMware Infrastructure
  • Acted as a SME on hardware and software technologies and infrastructure support services
  • Performed capacity planning performance analysis for infrastructure system platforms for servers enterprise storage at the client sites
  • Evaluated enterprise hardware and software systems, prepared detailed proposals including recommendations at the appropriate level and to optimize timing for new solutions and changes

Senior Infrastructure Consultant Contract

  • Worked with project teams on the implementation of automation tools into the present environment.
  • Gathered and understood requirements - consulted with the business and other technology teams on current and future in-scope technologies and support services
  • Performed capacity planning performance analysis for infrastructure platforms
  • Worked with IBM Enterprise Tools such as Tivoli Endpoint Manager, ITM, ITNM and ISD in the implementation of automation into the infrastructure
  • Worked on automating patching of the operating systems and applications using the automation tools.
  • Piloted automation strategy and plan for the development and production environments.
  • Assisted support teams during patching windows and integrating automation

Senior Infrastructure Projects Analyst Contract

  • Worked with project teams on the implementation and integration of VCloud Infrastructure and ESX 4.x into the present virtualization environment.
  • Assisted in the identification of opportunities and development of recommendations to minimize risk, improve service capability and reduce cost
  • Offered guidance on delivery of support services on all business Infrastructure projects
  • Supported the teams by providing expertise on ongoing IT activities, such as those defined in broad programs such as virtualization roadmaps and power saving strategies
  • Acted as a SME on hardware and software technologies and infrastructure support services
  • Assisted in the development and enforcement of hardware and software standards appropriate for the virtualization environments
  • Piloted a deployment strategy and plan for the development and production environments

Senior Infrastructure Analyst Contract

  • Worked with Business Application teams to develop the server infrastructure strategies using virtualization based solutions at the Manulife, Brookfield and Franklin Templeton Accounts
  • Provided capacity planning performance analysis for both infrastructure business system platforms for servers enterprise storage
  • Administered and configured Linux and Windows servers on large Enterprise accounts
  • Administered Active Directory and GPO Policies
  • Administered and configured Citrix environment including Metaframe and Presentation Server
  • Setup and Configured IBM and HP Servers including Blade based servers
  • Configured clusters using Microsoft, Linux and VMware Servers
  • Performed backup and restore operations using IBM Tivoli / Symantec Backup Exec / Veritas Server

Infrastructure Analyst and Strategic Planner Contract

  • Evaluated enterprise hardware and software systems, prepared detailed proposals including recommendations at the appropriate level and to optimize timing for new solutions and changes.
  • Co-ordinated projects related to the design, selection, acquisition, and implementation of enterprise systems
  • Performed backup and restore operations using IBM Tivoli and Symantec Backup Exec
  • Co-ordinated the migration of over 2000 existing physical servers into the VMware environment using VMware Convertor and Platespin Powerconvert

Enterprise Virtualization Administrator/Architect

  • Built over 400 new servers Windows, Linux and Solaris including migrating older builds
  • System administration for company's development/testing environment, including 10x SUN UltraSparc Server Solaris 9/10 , 30 HP DL380/DL580 ESX 3.5 / Windows 2003, Red Hat Linux Servers, EMC and HP MSA Arrays
  • Provided enterprise level technical support to corporate Fortune 500 clients implementing VMware ESX Server 2.x, 3.x, 3i, Capacity Planner, Lab Manager, Fusion and Workstation in various locations throughout the USA, Canada and India
  • Performed system health assessment for server infrastructures, enterprise storage, backup/recovery, data management systems that addresses server storage hardware, operating systems, system management software, workload management software, middleware, messaging services as to industry trends in these areas their applicability

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