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Project Manager

Location:
Frisco, Texas, United States
Salary:
110000
Posted:
March 06, 2018

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Mel Johnson

ac4py6@r.postjobfree.com

469-***-****

PROFILE:

Experienced IT professional with significant, Program/ Project Management expertise. Progressive experience and expertise with systems administration, network engineering methodologies, technology design, and architecture, including but not limited to data center infrastructure and design to project-management, vendor management, scheduling, contract negotiations, planning and tracking, quality, and change management throughout the project life cycle.

Excellent Technical Project Manager has the ability to multi-task 10 projects at once. Has great experience in Implementation planning and driving project to completion. Have established a pipeline of resources and relationships across various IT and Telecommunications firms.

Eight plus years’ experience with Waterfall methodology and three plus years with Agile methodology with an understanding of Scrum methodology.

Project responsibilities include; power & racks build-outs, network refreshes, managing storage requirements, server remediations, contingency testing, server builds, moves and decommissions, data center consolidations and budget forecasting.

Proven track record in mid- to large-scale technology rollouts and migrations, utilizing a comprehensive project-tracking & management system and various other project management applications.

Work Experiences:

Wellsfargo (contract)

Technical Project Manager Aug 2017 – Feb 2018

•Coordinates and monitors infrastructure according to build-out activities for medium to large technology based projects.

•Coordinates technical staff through design, budget, procurement, installation, powering, networking, OS, cabling, SAN zoning, middleware application, monitoring/alarming, and documentation steps for distributed systems in the datacenters.

•Assumes the lead role on technical projects from initiation through delivery.

•Works with partners to develop technology concepts, requirements, design alternatives, project schedules, risk analysis and costs for new systems initiatives.

•Plans and directs program schedules and budget, monitoring project status in comparison to cost/time

projections.

•Provides consistent and comprehensive status reports, project updates, and ongoing cost analyses, significant issue management, and communication with business lines and technology management levels.

•Act as on-call point of escalation for all issues until systems are implemented, documented and turned over to Operations group.

Dell EMC

Sr. Project Manager Nov 2016 – Aug 2017

•Managed the deployments of EMC- Vmax, VNX, VNXe, RPA and MDS switches. Also, Data Domain, circuit turn up

•Works in tandem with customers, internal executive sponsors, stakeholders, and technical team managers to achieve business goals by leading multiple small to medium sized cloud infrastructure projects or a large-scale infrastructure project with defined beginning and end in Datacenters.

•Managed creation of port maps for cabling build out of new Data Centers and Data Center migrations deploying network, storage and compute.

•Procured power and space, to build-out infrastructure space with network, storage and compute.

•Deployed a unified computing infrastructure utilizing Cisco UCS, Nexus switches for production and Lab environment.

•Perform Data center migration and Data Center Disaster Recovery Test.

Virtustream/ EMC

Sr. Project Manager (CONTRACT) May 2016 – Nov 2016

•Provide project management leadership services in building and operating Public Sector cloud infrastructure for the customers.

•Led projects from inception to closure, and ensures that business goals of infrastructure build or operational improvement projects are accomplished within prescribed time frames and funding parameters.

•Works in tandem with customers, internal executive sponsors, stakeholders, and technical team managers to achieve business goals by leading multiple small to medium sized cloud infrastructure projects or a large-scale infrastructure project with defined beginning and end in Datacenters.

•Functional build out of new Data Centers and Data Center migrations deploying network, storage and compute.

•Led project meetings, activities, tasks, manages technical project team members and different vendors to ensure project objectives are achieved within prescribed time-frame and budget. Assesses project risks and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and customer-satisfaction levels.

•Deployed a unified computing infrastructure utilizing Cisco UCS, NetApp, Nexus switches and VMware for production and Lab environment.

Signet Jewels – Irving, Tx

Infrastructure Project Manager (CONTRACT) January 2016 – May 2016

•Directly responsible for the overall implementation of infrastructure projects, transition to operations and support teams, and work to ensure all implementations/deliveries meet company mandated policies and procedures.

•Managed the deployments of managed network appliances, servers, data storage units, firewalls, circuits, applications, and security/IT controls in a datacenter environment.

•Met financial objectives (capital and expense) by forecasting, monitoring, tracking, and reporting project financial status (budget, actuals, and variances).

•Collaborate with the engineering and business teams to deliver high availability solutions and stable customer experience.

•Ensure the project(s) are in compliance with Security Standards regarding protection and privacy of sensitive corporate data (SOX, PCI, etc. compliance).

Cisco Systems – Richardson, Tx

Sr. Project Manager (CONTRACT) April 2015 – November 2015

•Partner with functional teams during initiation, plan, design, procurement, deployment, and post-deployment phases for cloud infrastructure.

•Organized and facilitated daily stand-up meetings, reviews, and release planning in an Agile environment.

•Utilized Agile methodology keeping the team together all the time to ensure successful iterations.

•Contributing to plans for data center and cloud migrations.

•Evaluating vendors in the data center and cloud marketplace.

•Drive internal process improvement; remove gaps, across multiple teams and functions.

•Demonstrated experience leading enterprise cloud infrastructure-related projects such as Network, Storage, Data Center Deployments and Data Center Migration.

Verizon – Irving, TX

Sr. Project Manager March 2012 – September 2014

•Instituted stringent data center policy and procedure documentation.

•Collaborated with the network, firewall, monitoring and data center teams within diverse groups, to plan and manage rack deployment, security, and go-live launch for systems into enterprise cloud data center infrastructure.

•Demonstrated experience managing network and telephony implementations of similar size and scope.

•Understanding cloud solution approaches from a technical cloud (infrastructure)

•Facilitated implementation of infrastructure change management. Established and maintained relationships with vendors and managed vendor resources.

•Utilizes agile methods that cross multiple groups to plan, organize, lead and motivate agile project teams to exceed expectations of delivery.

•Coordinate activities between the regions and PMO, as well as assist in coordination between other organizations where dependencies exist.

•Served as project manager for the data center migration, overseeing server installations, power

configurations, network design, and server build-out.

•Project Manager for the PMO Infrastructure Group. Projects include; circuits deployments, network refreshes, server and storage installations, environment upgrades, data center migrations and monitoring tools. Program manager for co-location infrastructure projects and activities.

•Provide expert oversight and direction to multiple IT network projects to ensure completion within budget and time constraints.

Hewlett Packard – Plano, TX

Program Manager (CONTRACT) July 2011 – February 2012

•Working with the PMO (Project Management Office) to oversee the migrations from old servers to the new server / network. Also adding monitoring tools like solarwinds and nimsoft.

•Apply experience & SME knowledge to solve complex business issues within established guidelines and recommend alternatives.

•Work on problems / projects of diverse complexity and scope. Project responsibilities include; managing storage requirements, server remediations, contingency testing, server builds, moves and decommissions, data center consolidations and budget forecasting.

•Provide direction to team activities and facilitate information validation, including team decision-making process.

•Responsibilities include; managing technical resources, hosting meetings, assisting with budget, creating and managing project plans. Coordinating with business on scheduling project and change management activities.

•Coordinate activities between the regions and PMO, as well as assist in coordination between other organizations where dependencies exist.

Coordinate and manage project reporting, project reviews and project steering meetings.

Cisco Systems – Richardson, TX

Implementation /Technical Project Manager (CONTRACT) March 2009 – July 2011

Manages the build-out of global Data Centers strategically and geographically dispersed across the world and in the US, but specifically in Amsterdam, Asia – Pac, East and Western Europe and Australia.

Responsible for the management of the Richardson Data Center, which includes but is not limited to, all projects, power upgrades and resources.

HP Lights Out Initiative (HPLO): This project was to move around 50+ key applications from HP platform

to Virtual infrastructure using Cisco UCS platform. Work involved budget planning, scope planning, Projects were executed using Cisco(TM)s Demand Clearing methodology.

Identifies and schedules project deliverables, milestones, and required tasks. Leads daily project tracking, planning, and status meetings. Develops and implements project communication plans. Participates in cross-program project reviews and planning.

Data centers, project coordinator, program management, solutions architect, project plans, technical project manager

Project Examples:

Global Data Center Build Outs – Functional build out of new Data Centers and Data Center migrations deploying various new proprietary technologies, including but not limited to servers, storage, DS3/OC3 environments, power, asset management etc. as it pertains to the business requirements.

Corporate WebEx deployments in Richardson Data Center – 2 phase implementation.

Project managed the implementation of various Cisco technologies including, IP communications, network, security, wireless, and content solutions.

Demonstrated experience overseeing or managing Unified Communications and VOIP technologies (e.g., Cisco Call Manager/Unity,Project management, HP, resource manager, manager, migration, consolidation

SoftLayer – Plano, TX

Server Build Engineer/ Trainer January 2007 – March 2009,

MCI WorldCom – Richardson, Texas

Quality Assurance / Auditor November 2002 - September 2006

IEX/ TEKELEC – Richardson, Texas

Site Supervisor / Program Manager November 1998 - September 2002

Other Experiences:

United States Marine Corp, Oceanside, CA August 1994 – August 2002

Marine/ non-commissioned Officer /Communication/Radio

Information Available Upon Request

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

Remington College, Dallas, Texas

February 2004

A.A.S.

Computer Information Systems

Major: Programming/Networking

Misc. Professional Skills

Professional Computer Skills

Proficient but not limited to work with the following applications:

Microsoft Office Suite including but not limited to PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Word, Outlook Experience with data and project management tools such as: MS Project, Sharepoint, Smartsheet, Remedy, Jira and ServiceNow.

Also, proficient in smart sheets.



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