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Sr. Exchange Architect

10601, United States
February 02, 2012
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Skills Summary

Operating Systems:

• Workstation OS:

• Windows 95

• Windows 98

• Windows 2000

• Windows XP (32 & 64)

• Windows Vista (32 & 64)

• Windows 7 (32 & 64)

Server OS:

• Windows NT 3.51

• Windows NT 4.0

• Windows Server 2000

• Windows Server 2003 (32 & 64) (incl. R2)

• Windows Server 2008 64 (incl. R2)

Other OS:

• MS DOS v3.33 through v6.22

• Macintosh Systems through Leopard.

Professional Experience

National Fuel Gas

Williamsville, NY

Senior Exchange Architect May 2011 to Present

• Architecture plans and implementation of Exchange 2010 architecture, high availability and disaster recovery designs

• Performed the design and implementation of a new Highly Available and Disaster Recoverable Exchange migration design

• Developed custom solutions and reconfiguration plans for the existing Exchange 2003 and 2007 co-existence environment

• Prepared the integration with the new IT infrastructure

• Supported the Exchange 2003, OWA, ActiveSync, Blackberry Enterprise Server 4.3, Mail Marshal, Antigen antivirus, RightFax

• Configured Solutions for name resolution methodology – DNS & WINS

• Implemented Unified Access Gateway Servers (UAG) Servers as a reverse proxy

• Configured Routing, Remote Access, & VPN

• Designed LAN/WAN architecture, including IP subnet calculations & configuration

• Worked with other groups to provide a functional backup / recovery solution for Exchange

• Daily user support, on-call rotation, SMTP troubleshooting, SPAM filter configuration, and Exchange 2003 maintenance


Dallas, TX

Senior Exchange Engineer February 2010 to May 2011

• Led the messaging team in migrating to a highly available, fault tolerant Exchange Server 2003 infrastructure

• Provided over 99% server uptime and safeguarding communications and shared data potentially worth billions of dollars

• Responsible for the end-to-end design and operation of Move’s National Exchange 2003 messaging environment

• Implemented multi-site messaging infrastructure design, including SAN and clustering (NetApp) implementations, server builds (hardware and software), anti-virus and SPAM filtering (Symantec), Blackberry Enterprise Server 4.0through 4.2, and ActiveSyncConfigured Exchange servers for ActiveSync.

• Upgraded Symantec Mail Security appliances

• Performing routine & on-demand backups

• Supervising testing endeavors

• Maintaining user groups, accounts, and permissions.

• MS Cluster and SAN setup and configuration

• Creation and Execution of Functional Test Plans

• Supported configurations for all clients accessing Exchange Servers, as well as handheld device configuration and support


King of Prussia, PA

Exchange Migration Engineer

January 2009 to February 2010

• Design & implement Exchange server migration to Exchange 2007 for 6500 users

• Implement Intelligent Message Filter (IMF) for Exchange 2007

• Design & establish change management procedures

• Design & implement disaster recovery procedures

• Isolate DMZ and development networks from the production network

• Installed new Blackberry Enterprise Servers,

• Migrated blackberry users from 3.64/4.0 to 4.1 in new Exchange organization,

• Migrated mailboxes, public folders, contacts and distribution lists from Exchange 5.5 and 2000 to Exchange 2007.

• Project management from start to completion

• Resolved Customer case details and updates


Neenah, WI

Widows Engineer August 2008 to January 2009

• Evaluating customers’ existing technical environments.

• Determining customer’s present and future needs.

• Designing Exchange-based solutions that meet customers’ short & long-term goals and comply with Best Practices

• Working with the team to design Exchange 2003 environment

• Active Directory

• Firewall & Network Access (internal and external)

• Exchange Clustering

• Storage Solutions: SAN, Backup, Snapshots

• Antivirus, Spam, Archiving

• Access methods & protocols: OWA, OMA, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, ActiveSync, Blackberry (BES), Client Access

• Integration, Troubleshooting, and Migration

• Server and Application Administration and Monitoring

• Act as technical liaison to the ongoing support team.

Sentry Insurance Group

Stevens Point, WI

Messaging Engineer June 2007 to August 2008

• Gathered customer requirements to create a suitable architecture and implementation design document

• Creation of functional design specifications and integration plan

• Server and hardware research, design, and purchase

• Liaison to Hardware vendor (HP, McAfee) for Design and Support of Hardware and Software

• Physical and Logical ServerInstallation and Configuration

• Windows 2003 Serverinstallation and configuration

• Exchange 2003, SP2 installation and configuration (Core, Routing, Policies)

• Blackberry (BES 4.0, SP3) installation and configuration

• MS Cluster and SAN setup and configuration

• Creation and Execution of Functional Test Plans

• User and mailbox migration from BP to Innovene

• Performance Testing and Troubleshooting


Elyria, OH

Messaging Consultant April 2006 to June 2007

• Maintained Enterprise Size (Max) 3,000 Exchange mailboxes; 65 Exchange servers

• Administer, Build, Upgrade, Patch, Monitor and Troubleshoot Mail Servers

• Administer Accounts, Workstation, Exchange Administration in Active Directory

• Active Directory OU and Object Administration

• Team with Network Group to troubleshoot internal and external partner connectivity issues.

• Team with Messaging Backbone Group (In/Outbound UNIX servers, SPAM, and AV Filtering)

• Team with Telco (Cellular Provider) to troubleshoot Blackberry connectivity and account issues.

• On-Call rotation to provide 7 x 24 Server support; 99.998% uptime for Exchange environment.

• User and mailbox migration from BP to Innovene

• Performance Testing and Troubleshooting


Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT

• Bachelor of Science, IT - Networks Design and Management Emphasis

• Currently attending

Computer Career Center, Garden City, NY

• Networking Engineer Technician Program

Queensborough Community College, The City University of New York, Bayside, NY

• Associate in Applied Science, Computer Engineering Technology, 6/01, GPA: 3.16

• Awards and Honors: Dean’s List Fall, 1997