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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