Katy, TX IT System Administrator Accomplished systems administrator with 16 years of experience managing server infrastructures and data-center operations based on Microsoft solutions. Eligible to work in US. Effectively plan, install, configure and optimize the IT infrastructure to consistently achieve high availability and performance. Proven ability to create and deliver solutions tied to business growth, organizational development and systems/network optimization. Skilled problem identifier and troubleshooter comfortable managing systems, projects and teams in a range of IT environments.
IT Systems Administrator January 2002 to CurrentKarasu Operating company
Provided Microsoft Windows, Exchange, Skype for Business (Lync) and Citrix Farm administration, LAN/WAN/VPN and PABX system administration.
Designed and implemented highly available (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) solutions for the company.
Key Contributions: Evaluated and reconfigured company's LAN & WAN setup, including AD sites distribution and splitting roles of the Exchange servers inside the organization.
Planed, designed and implemented online migrations to new Microsoft Server Operating systems, including Microsoft Exchange, starting from Windows NT 4.0 and Exchange 5.5.
Current level of organization Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 and Microsoft Exchange 2016.
Planed, designed and implemented of Microsoft Skype for Business (Lync) installation with all major features for reducing companies travel and communication expenses.
Interconnected with the Avaya, Siemens and Panasonic PABXs.
Improved system security through setup and ongoing maintenance of Cisco PIX firewall.
Researched, recommended and implemented network enhancements that improved system reliability and performance.
Designed and implemented disaster recovery system based on Symantec BackupExec and HP robotic library.
Designed and implemented Physical to Virtual environment conversion of all major systems with fault tolerance based on HP clustering solutions.
Design, implement and enforce the policies, procedures and best practices for company Trained employees across multiple departments on network operations including login procedures, network management software, permissions, printing issues, security and use of software.
Research IT solutions and make recommendations for the improvement of IT systems and IT infrastructure.
Negotiate and approve technology vendor, outsourcing, and consultant contracts and service agreements.
Direct operational IT planning, including planning IT projects.
Projects: Microsoft Skype for Business (Lync) implementation for cross domain environment, including audio/video conferencing, application sharing and mobility support.
Reduced company's travel and telecommunication and paperwork expenses.
Document workflow and document control system.
Reduced company expenses for paperwork and increased time of documents processing.
IT Service Manager / HP (Compaq) Service Manager January 2000 to January 2002APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES INC － Baku, Azerbaijan
Consulted client's companies to provide software and hardware network solutions along with strategic planning and project leadership over systems migration, configuration, administration, upgrades and troubleshooting initiatives.
Directed the implementation and performance tuning of Windows Server environment for client's operations.
Led in-house and consultant team in Windows server upgrades for national and multinational companies, which significantly enhanced system performance.
Resolved a problematic network failure by troubleshooting LAN/WAN connections between multiple locations for a clients.
Replaced major manufacturer's vulnerable network with robust security through joint architecture of firewall and DHCP.
Stabilized, expanded and protected client network and PC environment.
Built new file servers to maximize performance, terminal server, file/print sharing and domain control performance.
System Administrator January 1998 to January 2000Azal Sigorta Insurance Company
Bachelor : Mathematic, 1998Baku State University － Baku, AzerbaijanMathematic
HP Servers and Microsoft Solutions training, Moscow, 2001
CISCO ISND1 & ICND2 Moscow, 2006
ITIL v2 training, Baku, 2014
Photography, craft models, new technology, reading
Interests & hobbies: Photography, craft models, new technology, reading
AD, audio, Avaya, Backup, CISCO, Citrix, clustering, hardware, consultant, contracts, conversion, client, clients, DHCP, Disaster recovery, DNS, English, features, file servers, firewall, FTP, HP, HP Servers, ITIL v, LAN, access, Exchange, Exchange 5.5, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Windows, Windows NT 4.0, migration, network management, network, Operating systems, OS, PABX, policies, Project Management, project leadership, Research, robotic, Russian, servers, Siemens, strategic planning, Symantec, system administration, Technical Support, telecommunication, terminal server, troubleshooting, upgrades, Upgrading, video conferencing, VPN, WAN, Windows Server, workflow