Summary


Experienced Systems Administrator with a passion for implementing and maintaining scalable key infrastructure. Current projects include Software-Defined Storage, Software-Defined Networking, Hyper-V clustering, SAN tuning, network segregation and optimization, and dependable disaster recovery planning and deployment. Over 10 years experience with business IT Management, campus enterprise operations, helpdesk procedures, project planning, and vendor contract negotiations.  Interest in implementing CI/CD for legacy and greenfield applications to streamline development and operational processes.

Skill Set


  • Virtualization Platforms (Hyper-V, VMWare)
  • Datacenter Hardware, Storage, and Infrastructure (Storage Spaces Direct – S2D, System Center VMM, iSCSI SAN Appliances, NAS Appliances)
  • Network Administration (Software-Defined Networking, WAN and VPN Configs, VLAN Isolation and Routing, VPN Tunnels, DNS, DHCP, WIFI Implementations)
  • Automation and Mass Deployments (PowerShell, Chef, PDQDeploy, Ninite)
  • Container Orchestration (Docker, Container Registries, Kubernetes, Helm)
  • Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment (build agents, pipelines, application release automation, etc)
  • Database Management (SQL Server, MySQL, Solr)
  • Project Management (TFS, Jira, vendor negotiations, site surveys, employee delegation and tracking)
  • Active Directory and Related Services (GPO, DHCP, DNS, DFS, WDS, WSUS)
  • Application Delivery (RemoteApp, Citrix XenApp)
  • Backups and Data Migrations (Commvault, Arcserve, Veeam, BackupExec, Actifio)

Professional Experience


Commvault
Sr. Virtualization Engineer
Tinton Falls, NJ (2016 – Present)

Summary:

Hired to help consolidate and manage multiple large clustered Hyper-V environments, used for various customer-facing and internal purposes. Successfully upgraded and deployed environments to accommodate over 5,000 virtual machines running various workloads. Responsibilities expanded to include additional “traditional” SysAdmin roles to provide internal support to various business units inside the company.

Key Contributions:

  • Design, implementation, and management of multiple Hyper-V environments across various datacenters (Storage Spaces Direct, traditional iSCSI, etc)
  • Lifecycle managemment of tens-of-thousands virtual machines (automated requests, creations, and deprovisioning of 50,000 per year)
  • Expansion of virtual training labs used internally by employees and externally by customers
  • Investigation and prototyping of end-to-end CI/CD process for developers (TFS/Azure DevOps pipelines, Docker containers, and Kubernetes clusters)
  • More upon request

Hotels Unlimited
Systems Administrator / Director of Information Technology
East Windsor, NJ (2009 – 2013; 2015 – 2016)

Summary:

Originally hired as temporary Graphics Designer during college to upkeep various websites for hotel and management company. Shifted rolls into Systems Programmer to maintain PCI Compliance with Hotel Reservation. Upon graduation, was promoted to IT Coordinator and later, IT Manager.

After returning from NYC, was re-hired as the lead Systems Administrator and Director of Information Technology. Responsibilities include network administration, server setup and maintenance, support scheduling, project management, vendor negotiations, Helpdesk management, and application development and deployment. Responsible for 12 hotels, 2 self-storage facilities, 2 luxury apartment complexes, and retail/commercial centers.

Key Contributions:

  • Complete network and hardware infrastructure overhauls
  • 15 location integration project (VPN, AD, File Servers, DFS)
  • Backup, HA, and DR recovery plan implementation
  • MDU and hotel WIFI implementation (1000’s of users)
  • Metro Ethernet / fiber optic installations
  • Windows Administration
  • Virtualization Management (VMWare, Hyper-V)
  • Storage Management
  • RemoteApp Delivery
  • Employee Automated Onboarding / Offboarding
  • Network Management, Security, and Compliance

Novus Partners
Windows Systems Administrator
New York City, NY (2013 – 2014)

Summary:

Hired to assist in offloading of various engineering tasks from existing small team. Quickly assumed additional responsibilities after automating key tasks, including network management, ESX configurations, SAN migrations, and vendor negotiations. Dropped Windows support turnover times tremendously and eliminated the need for onsite outsourced help, saving $120,000 per year.

Key Contributions:
  • Windows Administration
  • Virtualization Management (VMWare, Hyper-V)
  • Storage Management
  • RemoteApp Delivery
  • Employee Automated Onboarding / Offboarding
  • Network Management, Security, and Compliance
  • VPN and MPLS Configuration
  • Local and Offsite Backups
  • Big Data Storage and Migration

Education & Honors

Florida Institute of Technology – Melbourne, FL (2005 – 2009)
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science (Completed May, 2009)

First Prize – 2009 Florida Institute of Technology Senior Design Showcase

mEYEtrak – Mobile, cross-platform, geolocation social network (www.meyetrak.com)