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It Project Manager - Data Center Migration Resume

New York, NY

SUMMARY:

A highly accomplished, forward - thinking Information Technology professional that has experience in SDLC application projects in addition to ITIL V3 certified for infrastructure. I have displayed proven expertise in leading major projects across diverse organizations within the pharmaceutical, healthcare and financial industries. Over the years I have demonstrated expertise in all aspects of SDLC application project in addition to Infrastructure, Change Management, San Storage and Disaster Recovery. Worked on developing my skills at assessing situations, identifying key issues and implementing innovative solutions to drive operational efficiencies; Customer focused problem solver. I have developed numerous years of experience as an Influential communicator; expert at building relationships with cross-functional teams and business unit leadership.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE INCLUDE:

Program/Project Management CMDB Change Management Application Development Data migration and Protection Technical Confidential Plan Business Continuity Data Center Migration Documentation ITIL V3 Certification Vendor Relations ServiceNow SharePoint Cloud Knowledge Program Management Experience (PMO)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, New York, NY

IT Project Manager - Data Center Migration

Responsibilities:

  • Working with several team members as a Data Center relocation Project Manager to assist with the data migration process of moving data from EMC storage to Hitachi storage.
  • Responsibilities are also to provide technical direction, control and recommendations to the project personnel and recommend the framework migrations and procedural activity for relocation projects to strive towards standardization and introduce economies of repetition in the execution of projects.
  • Utilization of server team personnel to ensure all existing equipment and devices are being moved and setup according to application specifications.
  • Provide Data Center migration expertise and coordination in support of the overall projects.
  • Proficiency in Project Management tools & processes
  • Creation of project documents as required to ensure consistency in the procedures
  • Delivery of projects on time and within budget
  • Support of the Data Center migration
  • Vendor management
  • Overseeing some data migration out to the Cloud
  • Extensive background support within an IT Infrastructure domain
  • Developing and monitoring the project schedules and timelines in order to identify and meet critical milestones

Confidential, Secaucus, New Jersey

Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Supporting and managing several Application Projects along with building out the Confidential environments for several applications within Confidential at an off-site location.
  • Manage several projects and assist with the alignment and preparation of the timelines into phases where they are able to work in conjunction with each other and have them in alignment to test the applications that have dependencies with each other.
  • Support implementation applications teams to support cross collaboration and communication across several different projects and working with numerous vendors to ensure that all specifications for the projects are met and delivered on time and within budget.
  • I am the support go to person for both the Infrastructure and Network teams within TCP.
  • Develop/create detailed Project Plans in accordance with IT Confidential Methodology and Project requirements, understanding the constraints surrounding the start and completion time of the project as to align with the annual business freeze.
  • Manage RFQ process with vendors supplying HW/SW and/or implementation services in support of establishing the co-located data center.
  • Run weekly meetings to ensure all DR setup specifications and support documents are being completed in a timely manner.
  • Partner with senior members of the PMO to coordinate project activities including project reviews, schedules, analysis, and tracking; relay project requirements, procedures, deadlines, and other important details to project team through meetings, presentations, written documents, or other means of communication
  • Maintain Confidential PMO formats and project templates
  • Administrator of the IT PMO process, including IT project management, IT portfolio management, IT contract/vendor management, and IT financial management
  • Oversee and support the IT project management process including document management, tool administration, and processes for project definition, planning, execution, closure, and archiving of project document

Confidential, Montvale, New Jersey

Technical Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Act as the liaison between the application and Infrastructure teams to process all requests that relate to ordering of new HW/SW requests, obtaining new IP addresses, documentation of specific fire wall rules, along with numerous other tasks for all new and existing projects that are based upon application requirements specifications.
  • Submit Operational Level Requests (OLA) for the purchase of HW/SW or additional storage space as requested by the application owners.
  • Create documentation that gives a complete design of the application environment to be setup.
  • Monitor the project and estimate completion times based upon requirements and notify management of any delays in completion of project.
  • Work with the application team owners to understand their environment and requirements that need to be gathered, then translate that information to the Infrastructure teams with all technical requirements needed for a successful completion of all projects I oversee.

Confidential

Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Design Confidential templates that will be used for their recovery documentation.
  • Facilitated the creation of Confidential plans for the Infrastructure and highly critical applications which included secondary applications as well.
  • Provide effective solutions that will be used to recover all vital application data in the event of a disaster within the data center.
  • Oversee testing and implementation of a Confidential plan to ensure failover occurs to their secondary site and that all hardware/software are compatible at both locations, along with network connectivity.
  • Ensure resource list exists with all contact information in the event of a disaster.
  • Ensure all current documentation has been uploaded into their centralized SharePoint location for easy accessibility.
  • Conduct Business Impact Analysis (BIA) interviews and associated workshops with Business and Application Owners.

Confidential, New Jersey

Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the RFP process in alignment with input from the Project Sponsor and Project participants such as Procurement, Finance, and Legal, IT Infrastructure leads, Internal Audit and Confidential Senior Leadership team.
  • Review RFP for Co-location using best practices for IT requirements layered into Confidential procurement template, Vendor list, RFP response Analysis and Sponsor & Project participant’s signoff.
  • Develop/create detailed Project Plan in accordance with IT Confidential Methodology and Project requirements, understanding the constraints surrounding the start and completion time of the project so as to align with the annual business freeze.
  • Manage RFQ process with vendors supplying HW/SW and/or implementation services in support of establishing the co-located data center. (Obtain all RFQs for HW/SW services for HA/DR project).
  • Be the Liaison with Legal and IT Leadership for Legal documents to ensure contract completion
  • Order and track all HW/SW delivery/install such as completed orders, updated project plan with delivery/install dates, install confirmations and documentation for installs and support are in place.
  • Coordinate all test plans and test scenarios are in place upon completion of the HA/DR project to ensure final sign off
  • Develop/create a Project plan for a second Phase in accordance with IT Confidential Methodology for Phase 2 scope documentation, list Phase Project participants, and obtain a vendor list for the second Phase along with a completed detailed project plan.

Confidential, Rutherford, New Jersey

Project Manager/Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the collection and analization of data for application, technology infrastructure, capacity, outages from Confidential systems (i.e. Confidential Software Inventory, Hardware Inventory, Capacity Management, ServiceNow Incident Management) and perform a high-level assessment to identify the baseline resiliency level and the ability of the application to recover within the Technology Recovery Time Capability (TRTC).
  • Coordinate and conduct focused interviews with the application and infrastructure teams to review and validate the information, obtain additional information, close any gaps in the data analysis, understand nuances of the configuration that cannot be readily determined from the data only, identify and investigate potential areas of concern or issues
  • Develop the scorecards for the applications and validate the results with the application teams to determine if further investigation or remediation steps are required.
  • Monitor and report correction actions through resolution or risk acceptance (e.g. gaps between validated business recovery requirements and actual technology recovery capabilities.)
  • Assist with the source cause analysis of severe system outages involving Continuity of Business (CoB) invocations through proactive engagement of Confidential s Technology Infrastructure s Incident Management Team and product/business technology risk and control teams and application managers
  • Perform routine updates on project plans, status and issues / risks in coordination with project team
  • Assist in the development of metrics to monitor operational resilience and readiness and prepare reporting to key stakeholders
  • Actively participate in initiatives to enhance and define new operating performance and risk metrics along with KPIs and KRIs
  • Participate on special projects as assigned
  • Establish / improve operational processes (process improvement / redesign)
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards and regulatory requirements
  • Provide leadership, as needed, during business disruptions
  • Assist the Head of Global Application and Technology Continuity of Business (CoB) Risk Assessment, Planning and Testing Quality Assurance as needed and act as deputy upon direction

Confidential, NEW JERSEY

Project Manager - Data Center Migration

Responsibilities:

  • As a Data Center relocation Project Manager consultant I help provide technical direction, control and recommendations to the project personnel and recommend the framework migrations and procedural activity for relocation projects where it was needed.
  • Utilization of server team personnel to ensure all existing equipment and devices are being moved and setup according to application specifications.
  • Provide Data Center migration expertise and coordination in support of the overall projects.
  • Perform Transition planning on all related projects that I have responsibility for
  • Applying Transition scenarios for all related projects.
  • Applying Cross-boundary collaboration and teaming for both internal and external clients.
  • Responsible for providing value-added service to internal clients and uses appropriate resources/technology
  • Gather information from resources to create/update the Run Book(s) that will be used during the migration exercises.

Confidential, SPRINGFIELD, NEW JERSEY

Business Continuity/ Confidential Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Confidential work stream in the initiative to build a global pharmacovigilance framework for monitoring the effectiveness and safety of products throughout the drug development life cycle.
  • Project Manager for the Orion project SDLC migration from version 2 to 3.
  • Manage the interfacing applications to determine interdependencies and align recovery time and recovery point
  • Conduct Business Impact Analysis (BIA) interviews and associated workshops with Business and Application Owners
  • Facilitate the creation of Confidential plans for highly critical applications and secondary applications as well coordinating projects relating to Confidential planning, implementation and tracking
  • Responsible for providing value-added service to internal clients and uses appropriate resources/technology
  • Daily reviews of existing division business continuity plans and provide recommendations based on industry Standards/ guidelines and corporate policy

Confidential, MORRIS PLAINS, NEW JERSEY

Project Manager - Data Center Migration

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership and solutions for a data center migration relocating all business critical and non-critical application servers to a new co-location.
  • Utilizing the server team personnel to ensure all existing equipment and devices are being moved and setup according to application specifications.
  • Work with network, server team and vendors to ensure proper setups and requirements are all in place which consisted of all cabling, cabinets, IP addresses, etc…
  • Create project plans to support new application projects being implemented for both hardware/software in the new co-location data center while the data center migration of other application servers was in progress . Define resource availability to ensure all projects (data center migration, Newton project, upgrade to latest Net Backup version) just to name a few were completed on time and within budget
  • Oversee all technical aspects within the organization to ensure smooth transition of all hardware to new data center location.

Confidential, Morris Plains, New Jersey

Project Manager - Global Disaster Recovery / Global Support

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership for all aspects of the implementation of Confidential solutions for critical global applications, including development of Technical Confidential Plan matrixes.
  • Leverage UNIX expertise on all activities performed on servers during off-site location testing and failover testing as well, including server rebuilds, file system creation utilizing VERITAS and data restoration.
  • Directed multiple concurrent projects, including DST Patch implementation for Daylight Savings Time, implementation of SSH packages on UNIX platforms and the addition of SUDO package to servers.
  • Lead a talented group of IT professionals in support of various business units.
  • I established good working relationships with internal Data Protection team and in addition to multiple outside vendors
  • Reduced recovery time and saved significant Confidential costs through restoration of UNIX servers using SUN flash recovery.
  • Maximized on-site personnel during application testing to increase efficiencies and reduce costs while ensuring successful testing.
  • Spearheaded work instruction documentation currently in use globally throughout the organization on all Confidential testing exercises; continually in corporate updates as improvements are made to Confidential process.
  • Creation and implementation of a Global Confidential plan for Confidential ’s global organization located in UK. I provided effective solutions that were used to recover all vital application data in the event of a disaster within the data center.
  • Built project plans, obtained needed resources for the failover processes and created all the documentation which supported the Confidential failover solutions that were used in our Japan data center.
  • Reduced footprint space for hardware and software costs within datacenter
  • Oversaw the management approval process for Non Confidential account implementation and server remediation using CMDB which is a database that contains all relevant information about the components of the information system used within an organization's IT services and the relationships between those components.
  • Implementation of all Solaris OS upgrades along with latest patch installations for all UNIX servers twice a year. All changes implemented through our Change Management request process. Investigated, supported and worked on audit remediation issues for validated hardware/software applications globally.
  • Provided expertise as UNIX lead in collaboration with Data Protection Team, including restoration of OS using flash archive recovery for all aspects of Confidential testing.
  • Ensured compatibility with UNIX environment in testing of third party software.
  • Created a comprehensive Confidential program using key elements such as Critical Application Assessments, Backup Procedures, Recovery Procedures, Implementation Procedures, Testing Procedures and Plan Maintenance moving forward.
  • Advised systems analysts and served as Project Lead on all projects throughout the CIT organization, reducing costs by facilitating all training in-house, server consolidation, data center migrations, operating system (OS) upgrades.
  • Leveraged expertise in handling all escalations serving as Senior Technical Lead.
  • Developed and implemented all Confidential processes and procedures that were used for all Confidential off site testing.
  • Served as the SME for all off site Confidential tests that were performed on various critical applications.

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