A seasoned IT professional with over 17 years of experience designing, implementing and managing large-scale IT infrastructures.
Ability to translate technical specifications to non-technical business leaders.
Pro-active project manager that
Results oriented Team oriented
3 things I bring to the table. 3 things I'm known for. 3 things that describe me.
Pursuing a highly rewarding career in challenging and healthy work environment where I can utilize my skills and knowledge efficiently for organizational growth.
Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008/2012
Microsoft Active Directory
RedHat Enterprise Linux 4/5/6
Systems Installation, Configuration and Upgrades
Enterprise Data Protection
Disaster Recovery & Continuity of Operations
EMC SAN Administration
Excellent communication skills
Training and Mentoring
Infrastructure Architect, 03/2014 to Current Washington Gas Company
Evaluated and reconfigured Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory forest consisting of 17 domain controllers, 450 member servers, 1500 users spanning across 13 sites
Designed and implemented new AD site topology, DNS and NTP architecture and Group Policy solution
Migrated 5 Windows 2003 domain controllers to 2008 R2
Analyzed and assessed 2 VMware vSphere environments consisting of 40 ESXi hosts, 550 virtual servers and 45TB's of storage; engineered key initiatives to provide high availability and fault tolerance, improved storage utilization
Created Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012 R2 Gold Image VMware templates; instituted NIST SP 800-53 hardening guidelines
Implemented HP's Systems Insight Manager establishing a monitoring solution for 160 HP ProLiant servers; assessed and planned server software and hardware upgrades and refreshes; oversaw OS patch and service pack installations
Established and updated operational run books and standard operational procedures
Assisted with data center disaster recovery planning and testing for the recovery of business operations
Senior Systems Administrator, 12/2005 to 02/2013 Department of Homeland Security
Active Directory and Windows Server Administration
Built, deployed and supported 120 Dell PowerEdge and HP ProLiant servers running Windows Server 2003/2008/2012 and RedHat Enterprise Linux 4/5/6 operating systems
Administered 2 Windows Active Directory forests consisting of 5 domain controllers, 170 member servers and 900 users, migrated Active Directory from 2003 to 2008 R2; implemented Group Policy Objects, managed DNS, DHCP, IIS, file and print services, VBScript/PowerShell, Double-Take Availability, Symantec Backup Exec/NetBackup, Altiris Management Suite, WSUS, SQL Server 2005/2008, Windows Server and SQL Failover Clustering
Virtualization and Storage Administration Built, deployed and supported 3 VMware environments; 20 VMware ESX 4/5 hosts, 150 virtual servers running Windows Server 2003/2008/2012 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4/5/6
Provided continuity of operations and disaster recovery fault tolerance using vCenter Site Recovery Manager and EMC RecoverPoint
Migrated over 100 physical Windows and Linux servers using Virtual-to-Physical (V2P) and vCenter Converter best practices
Built, deployed and supported EMC storage solutions; 1 - CX3-20, 2 - CX500's, 1 - CX300 CLARiiON SANs and 2 Celerra NS-120 NAS; Brocade and McData fibre channel switches; 45 terabytes of data
Created, updated and maintained documentation and diagrams of storage hardware infrastructure including operational run books and detailed topology
Conversant in VMware virtual desktop and cloud computing technologies
Led ongoing capacity and performance management for Windows, virtual and storage environments
Implemented NIST 800-53 and DHS Sensitive Systems Policy Directive 4300A server hardening controls; performed vulnerability assessments using Tenable Nessus vulnerability scanner; maintained enterprise wide endpoint protection; responded to and resolved security incidents across multiple networks
Daily interaction with the client and program senior management to advise and report on information systems and associated environments
Represented the client during system certification and accreditation reviews; assessed technical capabilities and provided diagrams and documentation in support of change control board decision making; evaluated and recommended hardware and software solutions
Provided mentoring and oversight for 12 helpdesk staff and administered technical training to helpdesk staff and end users; documented and communicated standard operating procedures.
Senior Systems Administrator, 12/1997 to 12/2005 Raytheon Information Solutions
Project Lead for Windows server consolidation and Active Directory migration Analyzed and determined the hardware infrastructure requirements and lead the consolidation efforts of 40 Windows 2003 and NT servers 8 Windows 2003 servers; migrated a Novell Netware tree and 10 4.11 servers and Windows NT domain to a single Windows 2003 Active Directory domain; led a team of 14 to fulfill requirements Designed and implemented project plan milestones, provided status updates to senior leadership, responsible for all communications to the customer Systems Administration and Remote site IT infrastructure design and installation lead Determined the IT hardware and software requirements for 3 new Raytheon program sites, installed and configured the IT infrastructure, provided onsite tech support and training to the technical staff Maintained 40 Windows servers, 10 Novell Netware 4.11 servers and over 500 workstations in a LAN and DMZ environment for multiple Raytheon customers Provided Lotus Domino/Notes R4/5/6 administration for over 600 local and 1200 remote users Provided customer service and resolved trouble tickets within the required SLA for 350 local and 1200 remote users.