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Senior Storage Engineer
Solutions-oriented storage engineer, systems architect, and project manager with 10+ years of notable success directing a broad range of IT initiatives while participating in planning and implementation of information technology solutions in direct support of business objectives.
w Track record of increasing responsibility in the management of complex, large-scale projects.
w Successfully designed, implemented, and supported substantial IT storage deployments at new and existing facilities.
w Demonstrated capacity to design and implement storage initiatives that improve access, enhance functionality, decrease exposure, and maximize return on investment.
w Managed multiple simultaneous projects with values in excess of $500,000 each.
Core Competencies: Storage Design, Architecture, and Engineering; Data Archival, Integrity and Recovery; Disaster Recovery and Business Contingency Planning; Network & Systems Design, Security and Reliability; Network Infrastructure/Architecture Design and Implementation; Project Management.
* Storage Platforms: EMC CLARiiON CX2-CX4 (FLARE), Celerra (DART), and VNX; NetApp FAS2000/3000/6000 and vSeries 3000; Dell EqualLogic PS400-PS6500, Compellent FS and SC Series; HP HSG80, MSA1000-1500, EVA 4400-8400, and EVA P-Series 6350.
* Archive Platforms: Veritas/Symantec BackupExec 7.0-2012 and NetBackup 5.0-6.5; CommVault Simpana; EMC Data Domain, Networker and Avamar; HP and Plasmon Optical Jukeboxes; Quantum, HP, IBM, Dell, and Overland Tape Libraries.
* Storage Tools: NetApp Data ONTAP, OnCommand, and Operations Manager; EMC NaviSphere/Unisphere; HP Command View; Dell EqualLogic Group Administrator and Compellent Storage Center; Quest vFoglight and vKernel.
* Host Systems: VMware ESX/ESXi, View, vCenter, SRM and ThinApp; Citrix MetaFrame, Presentation Server, XenServer, XenApp, XenCenter, and XenDesktop, Microsoft Windows NT 3.5-Server 2012; Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu, and various other Linux 2.1 - 3.0 distributions; Cisco IOS, IOS-XR, SAN-OS, CatOS, and PIX OS.
* Network Software: Microsoft Exchange 5.5-2010, Systems Center Operations Manager, Systems Center Configuration Manager, Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000 through Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2003-2013; PowerShell, ADSI, LDIFDE, and WinBatch scripting.
* Network Hardware: Cisco 1000/2000/3000/7000 series routers, Catalyst 2900/3500/4500/6500 switches, Nexus 2000-7000 switches, ASA 5500 and PIX 500 firewalls; HP ProCurve, Dell PowerConnect, 3Com 4000-8000 series switches; Dell, IBM, and Hewlett-Packard servers; SecureWorks and WatchDog managed firewalls.
Chief Technical Analyst
Responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining multiple information systems for 120,000 end users in the eastern United States. Managed storage design, architecture, engineering and administration at four datacenters and 41 primary medical facilities. Provided technical leadership to a team of 22 storage analysts and technicians.
§ Currently participating in the design, implementation, and administration of two national data centers supporting approximately 200,000 end users.
§ Designed, installed, and configured a wide assortment of storage systems including EqualLogic PS400 – PS6500 series, Compellent FS and SC appliances, LeftHand P4300 and P4500 series, EMC CX3, CX4 (NS-120), and VNX series, and NetApp FAS/vSeries 2000-6000 series systems on SCSI, iSCSI, Fiber Channel, Fiber Channel over Ethernet, CIFS, and NFS.
§ Designed, deployed, and maintained an enterprise-scale VMware ESX/ESXi farm throughout VISN 11 with 76 hosts and 730+ virtual machines. Facilitated physical-to-virtual conversion of 85% of existing assets.
§ Managed the ongoing deployment of CommVault Simpana file archiving system covering Region 3. System will ultimately support 2PB of centralized file archives with redundancy between two regional datacenters.
§ Ensured compliance of Region 3 storage and archival systems with VA 6500, VA 6550, NIST 800-53, and other policies and regulations.
§ Performed network management for approximately fifty Cisco Catalyst switch stacks ranging from 3750 to 6500 class switches. Managed multiple routers including ISR 3900 and VXR 7000 series. Worked extensively with PIX, ASA, and NAM appliances. Specified, implemented, and managed fibre channel architecture including Cisco MDS 9000/9500, HP StoreFabric, QLogic 5000/9000 series.
§ Designed, deployed, and configured SharePoint 2007/2010 server farm and accompanying technologies that supports 50,000 users in VISNs 9, 10, and 11. Built custom forms and workflows to automate business processes for a wide variety of internal customers.
§ Participated in the design, implementation, and management of CommVault Simpana deployment supporting the archive and backup of all assets at two national datacenters.
Information Systems Engineer
Responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining all aspects of information systems at multiple facilities in Michigan, Indiana and Illinois. Full time, 40 hours per week.
§ Maintained and administrated multiple data centers in Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois. Provided top-tier support for all aspects of IT, including server, PC, network, and telephone system management
§ Implemented server virtualization solution based on ESX 3.0/3.5. Virtualized physical server assets at three facilities into a single datacenter located in Chicago, IL.
§ Performed multiple migrations of server hardware and software to new platforms. Migrated 20+ servers from Windows Server NT4/2000/2003 to Server 2008.
§ Implemented and maintained redundant, high-availability VPN and Terminal Server solutions.
§ Upgraded three independent Active Directory domains from Server 2000/2003 to Server 2008 functional level. Migrated domains into a single contiguous Active Directory forest and created/maintained intra-domain trusts to eliminate cross-site authentication problems.
§ Upgraded five production SQL 2000 servers to SQL 2005. Upgraded three Exchange 2000 servers and two Exchange 2003 servers to Exchange 2007. Migrated critical Windows SharePoint Services server to SharePoint Portal Server.
§ Managed implementation of massive manufacturing resource management platform. Performed daily post-implementation maintenance of hardware and software elements in a factory production environment.
§ Authored and implemented a strategic IT security policy. Provided end-user training on the proper use of encryption and file access control technologies to prevent data loss and unauthorized dissemination of confidential resources. Restructured network layout and implemented ISA Server 2004/2006 at all production and distribution centers to monitor and restrict network/Internet access.
Information Systems Specialist
Confidential to establish and manage enterprise-wide information security program to meet and exceed regulatory requirements. Developed and successfully implemented IT upgrade strategy to replace all servers, workstations, and networking equipment over twelve-month time frame. Provided end-user training and created security awareness curricula for all users. Collaborated with third-party auditors to conduct in-depth penetration testing and compliance audits, presenting results to senior management, audit committee, and Board of Directors. Full time, 40 hours per week.
§ Instrumental in developing and implementing Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plans for all bank locations.
§ Significantly reduced number of high-importance security issues in 2005 and 2006 audits. Completely eliminated critical security issues.
§ Successfully migrated NT4 domain to Windows 2003 Native domain without end-user interruption.
§ Successfully migrated Exchange 5.5 mail server to Exchange 2003 mail server without end-user interruption.
§ Successfully migrated 70 users from Windows NT4 workstations to Windows XP workstations using network-based (RIS) rollouts. Provided training to utilize new hardware and software.
§ Replaced Cisco 1600 series routers with 1700/1800 series routers at nine branch locations while minimizing business disruptions.
§ Completed multiple large-scale network cabling projects at new and existing locations, on time and under budget.
§ Created extensive corporate policies and procedures governing IT security, email and Internet usage, access control, and disaster recovery.
§ Created custom Commercial Loan Database to meet unique data warehousing needs of commercial loan department. Eliminated need to buy expensive, uncustomized data mining software.
§ Successfully developed and managed multiple projects in excess of $75,000.