Senior IT Professional with proven track record of applying appropriate mix of technologies that meet business needs while minimizing risks
*Motivated achiever, exceptional problem solver with keen ability to resolve technical challenges and provide system enhancements
*Proven expertise in Global Team Leadership, Strategic Planning, Project Management and Vendor Management
*Over 12 years of experience in implementation, management and support of Data Center operations, Infrastructure and User applications
AWS, Azure, Office 365
OS and Servers
VMWare ESXi 6, Windows 7 / 8 / 10, Windows Servers 2008 - 2012, Exchange 2010, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP
Sr. Systems Engineer, 05/2015 － CurrentZT Systems － New Jersey
Provider of purpose-built solutions for hyper scale compute using Open Server Platform for leading Cloud providers Provide Leadership to Global Team of Infrastructure Support professionals while managing and supporting internal Infrastructure for Headquarter in New Jersey and Branch Offices in Seattle, Netherlands and China Provide strategic IT guidance and Level II & Level III support to team of Helpdesk and System Administrators Spearheaded project for converting multiple onsite Data Centers to Virtual Infrastructure reducing physical server footprint, while improving management, efficiency and performance Monitor Windows Servers, DNS, DHCP, AD, Microsoft Exchange, SQL and various third party and in-house developed applications in Physical and Virtual Hybrid Cloud Environment based on AWS and Microsoft Azure Improved Software License Compliance process with monthly review of current and required Licenses using Software Asset Management Tools from Microsoft Research and collaborate with stake holders on providing enterprise level solutions keeping in line with technical enhancements and organizational growth Research and provide guidance on implementing Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity strategies.
Systems Administrator, 03/2006 － 04/2015Jacobs Levy Equity Management － New Jersey
Leading provider of quantitative equity strategies for institutional clients, managing portfolios for global roster of corporate pension plans and public retirement systems Researched and designed technical solutions for Business Operations while managing and maintaining firm-wide IT Infrastructure Provided Management and Leadership on various projects involving external vendors and consultants Collaborated with Senior Management to plan business and technology initiatives, budgets, and schedules Office 365 Implementation - Migrated on-premises Exchange 2010 Solution to Office 365 for highly available, resilient and managed Cloud based Email Solution.
Implemented Email Archiving and Email Gateway Solution from Mimecast for Business Continuity Cloud Technologies - Researched and Tested Hybrid Cloud solution on AWS and Microsoft Azure for critical applications - File Server, SQL Server Always-on and Departmental Workstations, as part of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity VOIP Implementation - Researched and Managed Project on replacement of traditional phone system with Avaya IPOffice VOIP Solution along with external Vendor Virtualization - Converted Physical infrastructure to completely virtualized environment using VMware ESXi and EqualLogic iSCSI SAN Microsoft Technologies - Managed all aspects of Microsoft Windows Infrastructure including installation, configuration, patching and incident resolution.
Configured, Administered and Managed Active Directory, Group Policies, Domain Controllers, DNS and DHCP Servers on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 Backup and Recovery - Manage software patches and firmware updates for Servers and PCs using WSUS and backups and archiving using Symantec Backup Exec 2014 on Tapes and Disks Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Implemented and maintained storage replication, Snapshot schedules and backup policy for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity.
Prepare Virtual Servers and Infrastructure in co-location during DR testing and actual disasters Auditing - Researched and Implemented File Server and AD auditing solution using Varonis DatAdvantage Infrastructure Upgrades - Performed Hardware upgrades keeping up with technological enhancements for Servers, SAN, Routers and Switches Analyzed, troubleshoot and resolved complex enterprise system hardware and software issues; interfaced with DBA, Systems Analysts, External Resources and Vendors to coordinate and implement solutions.
Systems / Network Administrator, 11/2002 － 02/2006Medispin Inc － New York
Medical Communications Company specializing in development of core medical educational programs designed to support both pharmaceutical and university based programs.
Architected and managed LAN on Windows 2000 Server connecting Windows 2000/XP, Mac clients and printers, through HP Pro curve switch, Wireless Access Points and Routers, providing Local and secured remote access through VPN User support including troubleshooting, problem solving, and maintenance of computer systems, networking environments, and hardware, such as PC desktops, laptops, servers, Mac workstations, routers, hubs, switches, firewalls, printers and scanners.
TheWomensHealthSite.org - Informative web site with flash based educational modules developed in association with Duke University.
*Lead Developer, 01/2001 － 07/2001Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, US LLC － Chicago, IL
Capacity Management tool using Visual Basic and SQL Server - Designed and developed management tool for HR client.
Education and Training
SCPS New York University － NYVMWare Certified Associate - Data Center Virtualization (VCA-DCV)
Courses in Project Management
SCPS New York University － NYCertificate in Business Finance Fundamentals
Illinois Institute of Technology － Chicago, ILMSComputer ScienceComputer Science
Illinois Institute of Technology － Chicago, ILBSComputer ScienceGPA: Passed with Honors and Dean's List for Academic Excellence)Computer Science Passed with Honors and Dean's List for Academic Excellence)
University of Delhi － IndiaBScComputer ScienceComputer Science
National Institute of Information Technology － New Delhi, IndiaProfessional DiplomaSoftware Technology and Systems ManagementSoftware Technology and Systems Management
VMWare Certified Associate - Data Center Virtualization (VCA-DCV)
Courses in Project Management Certificate in Business Finance Fundamentals MS Computer Science BS Computer Science BSc Computer Science Professional Diploma Software Technology and Systems Management
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