Antonio T. Irizarry Jr.**** ******* ***** *********, **
Help Desk & Customer Support / Network & System Administration / Project Planning & Execution
IT Security Policies & Procedures / Troubleshooting & Problem Solving
Information Technology Specialist
Proven experience improving the functionality and performance of essential systems, networks and equipment to support customers and ensure organizational success. Dedicated, hard-working professional with a talent for identifying and solving complex IT and communications problems. Fast learner with the ability to work independently or collaboratively to meet deadlines and achieve ambitious goals.
Excellent communication skills; bilingual in English and Spanish.
ManTech International Corp, Chantilly, VA 9/2010 to 01/2011
Systems Integration Specialist
Install, test and troubleshoot issues with hardware and software in a uniquely complex, overseas position. Apply existing IT knowledge and experience to maintain the electronic/electro-mechanical optic sensor surveillance system as well as computers and communication equipment in a networked environment. Implement policies and procedures.
Pursued specialized training (200 hours) to maintain the functionality and integrity of vital systems and equipment.
Traveled to Southwest Asia to provide hands-on support and expertise as a trusted technical professional and repair technician.
United States Army, US and overseas locations 02/2006 to 3/2010
System Administrator / Team Leader (6/2009 to 3/2010)
Managed the local area network (LAN) to enhance operations and assist 874 personnel in preparing for redeployment. Supervised seven team members in installing and maintaining automated systems to create a reliable, robust network. Oversaw accessibility and security protocols. Performed updates, troubleshooting and issue resolution. Provided training and user support.
Developed a plan to receive and reintegrate all IT and communication equipment after 12-month deployment. Completed the project with zero deficiencies.
Achieved 100% accountability by creating multiple tracking systems to monitor the use and condition of the organization's full inventory of IT equipment.
Successfully converted 400 computer systems from Windows XP to Vista operating system.
Assistant Network Manager (12/2006 to 5/2009)
Performed all aspects of technical administration and support to maximize performance, operation and security of the LAN and WAN. Installed and maintained WAN to meet the needs of 1,000+ personnel. Planned and implemented high-impact technology projects in extremely demanding, ever-changing settings. Interacted with vendors.
Received two Army Achievement Medals for dedication, expertise and commitment to excellence in achieving organizational and team objectives.
Personally selected by senior leadership to lead a significant IT project that involved installing, maintaining and troubleshooting the LAN for the Joint Coordination Center, a pivotal operation located at the largest oil refinery in Iraq.
Created classified and unclassified wireless networks for three teams at remote sites in Iraq.
Provided assistance in relocating all network and communications equipment to the National Training Center in California to prepare for the organization's deployment to Iraq.
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (In Progress)
University of Phoenix ~ Completed 32 Semester Hours
Network+ Certified • Specialized Network Systems Training • Certified Department of Defense (DOD) Information Management Officer • Integrated Tactical Systems (ITS) Training in Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment (200 hours) and Mobile Eagle Eye Systems
Windows, Linux, Vista, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Active Directory, BlackBerry and BlackBerry Server and many other tools
Secret Security Clearance
Volunteer, The Holy Family Home Charity (assisted orphaned children)