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Senior Consultant / Enterprise Infrastructure Architect Resume

Dallas, TX

SUMMARY:

  • Technology Consultant and Architect with longstanding experience in the design, development, testing, and launch of enterprise - class Database, Data Warehouse, and Cloud Computing solutions. Specializes in leading projects and programs to develop secure global systems and infrastructures. Expert in cultivating strong C-level relationships to translate customer requirements into technology solutions that improve business performance and reduce operational costs. Professional strengths include a customer-focused work ethic, extensive knowledge of enterprise database platforms, and active leadership of Data Warehouse and Big Data initiatives. Notable achievements as a Technology Director and Architect include:
  • Led efforts to complete a major data center design and implementation initiative, managing all project resources throughout five internal and external data centers.
  • Directed a company-wide data center migration onto AWS, ensuring successful completion of enterprise infrastructure projects with minimal downtime to business.
  • Developed IT strategy and deployment plans on stages of cloud adoption, providing expert end-to-end assistance, including IT assessment, high-level strategic decision making, designing and implementing applications, networks, and server architectures.
  • Architected key facets of IT infrastructures using TOGAF and ITIL frameworks.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Strategic & Tactical Planning Business Case Calculations System Security
  • Project Management International Business E-Commerce
  • Global LAN Development Public Key Infrastructure IT Infrastructure
  • Converged Datacenters IT Research & Development Network Virtualization
  • Cloud Computing Cloud Security High Availability & Disaster Recovery
  • Big Data Solutions Open Stack Content Delivery Load Balancing & Acceleration

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

OPERATING SYSTEMS: Solaris 10, HP-UX, Linux Red Hat, MS Windows Server 12 R2, IBM AIX LPARs, HP LDOMEs

LANGUAGES: Perl, C, Shell Scripting, JavaScript, Ruby, Database Reporting Languages, Visual Basic, Powershell Macros

NETWORKING HARDWARE: Cisco Routers & Switches, Nortel Passport, Radware Load Balancers, F5 BigIp Load Balancers (LTM/GTM), Cisco ACE Load Balancers, Nokia IPSO Platform with Checkpoint Firewalls, Cisco VOIP Gateways/WLAN Controllers, Cisco Nexus Family Routing Switches

NETWORKING TOOLS: Wireshark, Snort, Snoop, Nmap, Microsoft Tech Tool Suite, Simulation Tools Device

CLOUD COMPUTING: Amazon AWS EC2, Openstack with Neutron Networking, Puppet, Sensu, Graphite, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Pivotal Gemfire, Cloud Infrastructure Sizing, (PSI)aaS

MANAGEMENT & MONITORING: IBM Tivoli, HP Openview, Cisco Works, MoMs, NetCool, Netflow Analyzers, Munin, Microsoft SCOM, BMC Patrol

ENTERPRISE HOSTING TOOLS: Apache, Tomcat, Weblogic, Oracle, MySQL, IBM WAS, HTTP Caching, SSL Offloading, Global & Local Server Load Balancing, Akamai, Riverbed

ENTERPRISE SECURITY TOOLS: PKI, LDAP Directory, AAA Servers, Checkpoint UTM Firewall, Checkpoint IDS/IPS

DATABASES: All HA and DR Options (MySQL, Oracle, Apache Cassandra, MS SQL Server 2012)

SERVER VIRTUALIZATION AND HA: VMWare Workstation, VMWare VSphere, Hyper-V, KVM, Pacemaker, Veritas Cluster

SECURITY: IDS/IPS, In-line AntiVirus, Web Application Firewall, Database Firewalls, Firewall Virtualization, PCI/DSS, Sox, Cisco NAC, NMAP, Windows AD

REMOTE ACCESS: Checkpoint VPN-1, Appgate, Jupiter SSL VPN, Some Citrix Secure Remote Access

BIG DATA: HA Cassandra, HA Hadoop, Spark, Splunk

CLOUD COMPUTING TOOLS: Amazon AWS Associate, Open Stack, Puppet/Chef, Sensu, Graphite, GIT, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Mongo DB, Gemfire

STORAGE: NAS, NFS, FCoE with Cisco Nexus 7000, Brocade provisioned SANs - iSCSI Direct Fibers, S3

INFRASTRUCTURE: Hyperconverged Infrastructure, ETL (AB Initio), Tibco

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Dallas, TX

Senior Consultant / Enterprise Infrastructure Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Established technology policies and strategies, including planning, integrating, and maintaining best practices for developing and implementing modernized data warehousing solutions.
  • Created operating procedures, standards, and recommendations, and managed the implementation of new standards to production environments.
  • Assisted IT administration and support organizations to ensure the availability, operability, and stability of systems across multiple sites; coordinated all aspects of risk management and change management.

Confidential

Senior Consultant / Enterprise Infrastructure Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborated with technology development and support teams in fast-paced, dynamic environments, focused on deployment activities and continued releases of new technology platforms, including hyper-converged architectures, IAAS, and PaaS solutions for internal and external hosted data centers
  • Planned and implemented proposed solutions, while driving enhancements in system reliability, security, and improving customer satisfaction through effective customer engagement and support processes.

Confidential, Dallas, TX

Senior Consultant / Enterprise Infrastructure Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Managed the development of new enterprise technologies; analyzed existing architectures, made technical and operational recommendations, and managed projects to implement systems designed to improve business and technology performance.
  • Collaborated with customers to assess business needs and translate requirements into supportable solutions; ensured that all development and administration efforts aligned with customer expectations.
  • Planned high-visibility projects and guided all project participants and stakeholders throughout business technology initiatives, managing all phases of project lifecycles.
  • Analyzed and documented system analyses, developed solutions and strategies to achieve compliance with standards and best practices.
  • Established governance models and strategies to promote successful technology projects and programs.

Confidential, Dallas, TX

Senior Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Led the operations, maintenance, and continued development of technology-driven programs for major customers; directed the creation of new technologies, supported mergers and acquisitions, and established new managed services focused on improving the performance of customers’ businesses.
  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams to translate requirements into meaningful specifications to be implemented into future technology releases.
  • Supported multiple large-scale projects, including working on a BGP deployment project, a Manufacturing security project, developing deployment plans for large ISP management connections, and managing a mergers and acquisitions project to integrate IT architectures of two electronics manufacturers.

Confidential, Dallas, TX

Consultant Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Led implementations of Big Data architectures, Amazon EC2, Linux/Windows hardening, and wireless security solutions.
  • Organized and managed onshore and offshore teams throughout development and support initiatives.
  • Created and communicated estimates of project costs, ensuring the effective management of resources during multiple business-critical initiatives.
  • Directed the implementation of VMware and Microsoft technologies used to manage disaster recovery, performance monitoring and optimization, data protection, identity management, messaging, collaboration, and core infrastructure.

Confidential, Dallas, TX

Senior / Chief Technology Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Directed high-visibility IT-focused initiatives, including managing technology resources, monitoring project progress, developing completion timeframes, and coordinating financial and budgetary requirements.
  • Coordinated the work of technical support teams responsible for system development, implementation, and administration efforts.

Confidential

Senior / Chief Technology Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Developed new solutions for corporate data center, manufacturing plant operations, corporate R&D connectivity architectures, and operations planning.
  • Evaluated customers’ technology needs and proposed new solutions based on customers’ unique business requirements.
  • Cultivated and managed vendor and contractor relationships to develop support contracts, maintenance agreements, and upgrades that benefit the business.
  • Led a major infrastructure consolidation activity, saving $2 Million from redesigning a manufacturing plant’s IT infrastructure and overseeing deployment.

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