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Project Manager, Senior Systems Architect Resume

Houston, TexaS

SUMMARY:

  • Technically sophistically and business - savvy management professional with 10+ years as a pioneering architect and project point-man reflecting strong leadership qualifications coupled with “hands-on” IS and networking expertise.
  • Maintained focus on achieving bottom-line results while formulating and implementing advanced technology and business solutions to meet a diversity of needs.
  • Delivered more than a $3 million cost savings through vendor negotiations and additional $1million through systems and process improvements.
  • Superior record of delivering simultaneous large-scale, mission-critical projects on time and under budget.
  • Actively tracked Project Plan, Project Charter, Budget Management, and Cost Avoidance.
  • Proven capacity to communicate, document, and mediate opposing views and technology to measurable resolution.
  • Managed resources for various cross-functional teams to identify, prioritize, and plan tasks across connected project initiatives and sourced documentation and functional requirements.
  • Architected solutions involving HP Server and Blade infrastructure, IBM server infrastructure, NetApp, IBM, and HP storage, Cisco MDS Fiber Storage SAN Fabric, VMWare VSphere 4 and 4.1, Windows 2008 and 2003, Exchange 2007/2010, and Active Directory Services 2003 and 2008.
  • Managed vendor relationships and engaged them when needed for support of the architecture.
  • Worked with various business units on technical needs, direction, and related change management issues.
  • Supported a global Enterprise consisting of 20,000 seats, over 500 servers both physical and virtual in production as the Primary Architect.

TECHNOLOGY & METHODOLOGY EXPERIENCE:

Project Management: ITIL, Visio, PMI Methodology / PMBOK, MS Project 2010

Prototyping: Visio, Excel

Environment: Client / Server, .Net, Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010, Active Directory, Notes, VMWare, Citrix

Knowledge Management: SharePoint 2010, Remedy, MediaWiki, PBWiki

Database: Data warehousing, SQL Server, MySQL, Microsoft Access

OS & Productivity: Windows (Server 08, Server 03, 7, Vista), Linux, MS Office, Adobe, MS Project, DVD Architect

Server Hardware: HP Blade, HP, Dell, IBM

RECORDS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Confidential, Houston, Texas

Project Manager, Senior Systems Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Worked with the IT Ops org to review the CMO infrastructure and identify strengths and weaknesses.
  • Acted in the capacity of liaison to IT management to “road map” the direction of the IT department.
  • Actively managed 4 large projects related to Storage, VMWare, Exchange 2010, and Security Audit remediation.
  • Managed several smaller projects related to the Legal Hold process, Windows Patching processes, Avamar backup grid upgrades, and the NetApp storage environment.
  • Mentored and delegated work to Junior Systems Administrators.
  • Managed vendor relationships and engaged them when needed for project management purposes
  • Worked with various business units on technical needs, status, and issues.

Confidential, Houston, Texas

Primary Storage Architect, Infrastructure Project Team Leader

Responsibilities:

  • Served as 1 of 3 Senior Systems Engineers and the Primary Storage Architect managing 200 TB of storage on an Enterprise class infrastructure, and Infrastructure Project Team Leader
  • Lead several infrastructure projects and acted as Infrastructure Project Team Lead for several cross-functional projects
  • Managed and supervised the workload of onshore, offshore, and outsourced team members.
  • Acted as technical liaison for offshore team members
  • Mentored and delegated work to Junior Systems Administrators.
  • Managed vendor relationships and engaged them when needed for support of the architecture.
  • Worked with various business units on technical needs, direction, and related change management issues.
  • Supported a global Enterprise consisting of 20,000 seats, over 500 servers both physical and virtual in production as the Primary Architect.
  • Architected solutions involving HP Server and Blade infrastructure, IBM server infrastructure, NetApp, IBM, and HP storage, Cisco MDS Fiber Storage SAN Fabric, VMWare VSphere 4 and 4.1, Windows 2008 and 2003, Exchange 2007/2010, and Active Directory Services 2003 and 2008.

Confidential, Houston, Texas

Storage Architect, Technical Project Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Served as Server and Storage Architect on a 5 person Server Ops team that supported the corporate server environment and remote office server environment.
  • Coordinated Several Infrastructure Projects as the technical lead.
  • Responsible for building, deploying, and maintaining storage and server hardware and software in 3 major locations and all remote sites around the world.
  • Worked with NetApp Filers, Equal Logic SAN, HP Blade Center, 3000+ user Active directory, VMware VSphere and ESX, multi Terabyte Exchange environment, multi domain topology, Citrix, and 275+ servers.
  • Actively mentored and gave direction to the Desktop Support team to solve end user community issues.
  • Assisted app dev and DBA teams to deploy and support corporate apps and databases running on servers.
  • Primary Disaster Recovery team Engineer for the data center site responsible for the ground up solution using HP Blades, NetApp and Equal Logic storage.

Confidential

Sr. Systems Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Served as the Sr. Technical Resource and Infrastructure Project Team Leader for the operations group in support of all aspects of the computing environment for Confidential including 2 central offices, 2 data centers, 8 remote global offices, and over 30 domestic satellite offices.
  • Globally Supported, managed, and maintained over 150 global servers, Network Attached Storage, Firewalls, Cisco IP Telephony, BlackBerry Infrastructure, Microsoft Mobile PDAs, Microsoft Active Directory, Exchange Messaging infrastructure, and Network infrastructure.
  • Actively managed client and vendor relationships.

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