Rick is a Senior Network and Systems Administrator/Engineer with 15 years of IT experience including roles in team leadership, project management, consulting, and solutions architecture. He has Citrix CCA certification and two other technical certifications, a Bachelor of Science with emphasis in IT networking, and formal training in various other technologies. Rick resides in Apple Valley, MN and is immediately available. The following are highlights of Rick's skills and experience: 10+ years of stable, progressive system and server design, installations and support. 10+ years of server administration and support. 8 years of Windows server support and 10 years of Novell networks server support. Includes Microsoft Active Directory, networking and Novell NDS directory services. 8 years of Microsoft Server administration. 5 years of Construction Imaging System & EMC Documentum AX Imaging System Server (Content Management) server install, setup and support. Remote Scanning and hardware support. Installed and supported Fujitsu, Bell and Howell Scanners, worked with Kofax VRS image scanning software. Kofax VRS is a high performance imaging and scanning optimizing software. 5 years of Oracle Primavera Software and server support. Including Primavera P5, P6 scheduling software. Primavera Contract manager (Expedition) construction Content management (document) server app with JBOSS web server. 5 years of IT project management. Team Lead on several Enterprise-level IT projects. 5 years of business process improvement. 5 years or writing tech specs, excellent technical documentation, server and network design projects and IT research papers. 13 years of 24x7 Critical servers and network support with track record of 99.999% uptime. 10 years of LAN & WAN and Internet network support. 10 years of Symantec Corporate edition Server and Symantec End Point protection server and client installations and support. 10 years IT consulting and researching IT solutions for a large corporation. 10 years of level three help desk support
Networking: Cisco Routers, Cisco Switches, Administration; LAN, WAN & Internet network support; Cisco Phones & Unity Voicemail Support
Servers & Storage: Windows 7, Windows Vista/XP, Windows Servers 2000-2008, 2000-2008; Microsoft SQL Server Administration, My SQL DB Administration; VMware vSphere Server Administration; Pillar Data SAN Administration
Security: Symantec End Point Protection, Servers & Clients; SonicWall Fire Wall Administration
Disaster Recovery: ARCServe Backup, CommVault Backup, Data Domain Backup Administration
Hardware: Dell Servers, IBM Blade Servers, HP & Compaq Servers, Dell desktops, Lenovo ThinkPad's.
Client Skills: Adobe Pro v8-9.0, 2000 to 2010 MS Office Suites; Numara Track-IT Server and Help Desk Administration
I work as a IT Systems Infrastructure Architect with distributed systems and have 17 years of progressive IT / infrastructure experience to contribute toward the success of our technology initiatives.
Leads the planning of enterprise-wide infrastructure directions based on market developments and enterprise vision. Establishes and advances strategic direction of corporate IT systems infrastructure. Leads the definition of hardware platform and technologies established as corporate standards and to be used within specific initiatives. Works with vendors on solutions to minimize cost of ownership to the enterprise. Works with implementation and support teams in determining technological improvements to increase implementation efficiency.
Assists clients in clearly defining requirements and builds technical designs using existing standards. Develops a strong understanding of technology and utilization trends in determining future directions. Works with business lines and IT core services initiatives in the design of distributed systems infrastructure; including servers, storage, and workstations, to meet business goals and remain financially responsible to the enterprise.
- Provide server infrastructure specification for various business line technology initiatives.
- Infrastructure specification encompasses; capture of business requirements, application architecture, deployment models and system sizing metrics integrating business & application requirements with corporate standards analyzing new logical and physical functionality for integration into the existing corporate IT infrastructure creating (OS and hardware) platform recommendations down to system specific configurations presentation of project server infrastructure to a variety of different level of peer and managerial review assembling project level pricing as a contributor to the project financial approval process.
Design and build VMware VM's virtual servers for the bank. Application servers, MS SQL DB Servers, IIS webservers. Windows 2008 Server and Windows 2008 SQL DB. vCenter admin and storage sizing and planning.
I worked as a Systems Engineer and Windows Consultant 3 for a large enterprise level server virtualization project.
I reviewed servers and systems, did level three OS Support, IT consulting and supported Windows Servers. I had worked on data center projects and server infrastructure and VMware vCenter administration of servers and infrastructure.
I took the EMC VMware VCP manage, configure & support classes for v4 & V5 2010-2011.
Specialized in PC technology, Windows operating systems, Apple operating systems, Unix operating Systems, Novell Networking, network design and topology and desktop support. A+ Certification.
GPA 3.5/4.0 Graduated with honors.
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