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Engineer Active Directory

Los Angeles, California, United States
August 28, 2017

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Proven Success in Systems Optimization and IT Solutions

•Accomplished systems engineer and administrator with over 10 years experience managing server infrastructures and storage solutions across multiple platforms (OS X, Linux, Windows). Effectively design, deploy, and administer enterprise network storage architectures used in post-production for broadcast, video, film and streaming media formats to consistently achieve high availability and performance.

•Highly effective in migrating networks to and from LDAP/Linux to Active Directory 2012, including Linux and Mac clients; incorporating Storage into Active Directory i.e. Isilon, GPFS servers; adding Storage solutions to Active Directory back end, including Isilon and GPFS servers; establishing baseline performance metrics and trouble shooting.

Highlights of Technical Skills

•Data Storage Technologies

•Red Hat Clustering

•Directory Services

•Server Provisioning

•Non-linear editing systems

•Infrastructure Improvement

•Security protocols and practices

•Systems Installation, Configuration & Upgrading

•Broadcast Video Equipment

•Render Farms

•Macintosh Servers

•Jamf for OS X Imaging

•Sysprep and Windows Imaging

•Video Codecs & File Formats

Professional Experience


Sr. Systems Engineer

Clients include: The VR Company, Los Angeles; Scanline, Marina Del Rey; LA6721, Hollywood; The Molecule, Hollywood; Proof, Hollywood; SmokeFlameAcademy, Venice

•Created Avid and Premiere workflow incorporating VLANS for Nexis

•Imaged various versions of Avid using JAMF for quick version fallback

•Built and configured a Thinkbox deadline render farm.

•Migrated Macintoshes off OD and onto AD

•Moved Avid Data off Unity onto Nexis 7000

•Administering network switches, network storage and associated tape backup system

•Segregation of network traffic through the funneling of Data traffic to our Catalyst network from the PCoIP (teradici) network stream to our Summit switches. Advanced network administration of layer 3 traffic from co lo and internal data traffic.

•Improved existing infrastructure: incorporating failover to Inifniband storage network, essential services server clustering, upgrades to physical network upgrading from link aggregation to all 10gb fiber back end, improved monitoring of network switches, essential services through Nagios and Solarwinds.

•Implemented script based tools to handle back up of unique data, automate network ACL cleaning, initiate transfers from watch folders and automate adherence to file naming convention.

•Maintain and troubleshoot Macintosh workstations.

WARNER BROS TELEVISION / TMZ, Playa Vista, California 2012-2014

Systems Engineer

•Created a VMWare and Stornext Development SAN to test upgrades in a pre production environment.

•Maintained the viability of postproduction and syndication workflows,using various media file formats, Video/Audio codecs, metadata, transcoding and technical delivery of streaming video, file-based delivery and subtitling.

•Installation and support for non-linear editorial systems (i.e.Avid & Final Cut), and other post-production related equipment i.e. Omneon spectrum and media deck administration, broadcast video equipment such as tape machines, routers, and signal converters.

DATADIRECT NETWORKS, Chatsworth, California 2011 - 2012

Systems Engineer

•Provided consultative and technical expertise during the design, implementation and support of IT products and services for major broadcast, film, and, media companies.

•Performed backup of client data, troubleshooting and administration of client infrastructure elements consisting of: operating systems, storage, virtualization, networks and security in preparation of Storage integration. Routine systems administration.

•Post install perform troubleshooting of complex problems, Enhancements, updates, patches and upgrades to client storage, servers and network switches utilizing snmp traps and wireshark to identify problem source.

•Established and applied infrastructure development practices, including requirements gathering, system specifications, and the implementation and administration of hardware and software.

CIS, Hollywood, California 2011

IT Operations & Systems Administrator

•Procured, implemented, and configured all business and account-related equipment, providing products and services aligned to internal business and customer-defined requirements.

•Maintained 2 Avid stations for Editorial.

•Supported all IT operations and projects for the delivery and continuous support of enterprise network infrastructures, with a specialized focus in Active Directory, VMWare, and SAN platforms.

•Installed and administered network server hardware and software platforms, including the implementation of operating systems, administration of user accounts, and configuration of email, routing and switching platforms, SAN architectures, and other managed network services.

MODERN VIDEOFILM, Burbank, California 2009 - 2011

Systems Engineer & Administrator

•Installed, configured and administered computing and networking infrastructures, including operating systems and software products based on MS Windows, Macintosh, and Linux platforms.

•Provided 24/7 support and maintenance of Avid and Final Cut stations.

•Designed, built, and supported multi-tier, high-volume, production server installations based on Intel/AMD server hardware, ensuring stable, high-performance, secure platforms used in post-production processes.

•Provided comprehensive network management of all routing and switching devices to facilitate LAN, WAN, and general networking configurations; provided technical support in the areas of monitoring, management, QoS, load balancing, trunking, and testing.

GRADIENT EFFECTS, Marina Del Rey, California 2007 - 2009

Systems Administrator

•Built new color grading bay - specified, purchased and installed network, cabling, power, servers, high capacity disk arrays, storage networks, clusters and tape system.

•Upgraded high-bandwidth, high-availability backbone for Digital Intermediate Storage and IP networks and implemented zero-bottleneck architecture by reducing complexity, congestion, and latency of the SAN.

•Designed, implemented and administered cost saving DAS, NAS, SAN clustered file systems and a 24/7 fault tolerant infrastructure for cross platform corporate and production networks.

•Improved network performance for lower storage and compute costs and improved system manageability by adopting on-site and hands-on methodology.

SPRITE ANIMATION, Los Angeles, California 2005 – 2007

Systems Administrator

•Created and wrangled a 220 processor distributed render farm running STX Spider Queuing software

•Created HD stereo playback system.

•Implemented “tiered” storage architecture and separated storage network from I.P. network upgrading server-attached storage to ISCSI SAN.

•Implemented system safeguards, off-site storage and service outage solutions for disaster recovery Integration; automated enterprise management function - performance metrics, status monitoring-, intrusion detection and virus scanning; network load balancing and network performance analysis.

Education & Training

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, NORTHROP UNIVERSITY

EMC Isilon Storage Administration and Management / Red Hat Server Certified / Red Hat Systems Administration / Stornext SAN Administration / Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) / Apple XSAN Administration / Avid ACSR - Avid Systems Support / Autodesk Smoke & Flame Technical Installation and Support / Certified Broadcast Technician - Level II

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