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Engineer Manager

Montgomery Village, MD
March 07, 2018

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Lionel T Tucker, Jr. Germantown, MD 240-***-****

Principal Engineer

Seasoned, accomplished systems architect with demonstrated history of optimizing system uptime, compressing time to deployment, and consistently achieving timeline and budget on deliverables. Analytical, inquisitive, tenacious problem solver and solution developer with deep expertise in maintaining, operating, developing, architecting infrastructure across a wide variety of environments. Thrive in dynamic environments with ample opportunities for professional development and continual learning.

Areas of Expertise

System Design & Architecture Change Management Solution & Enterprise Architecture Problem Solving System Analysis

Database Interaction & Support Scripting Automation Troubleshooting Technical Support Backup / Recovery Solutions

Performance Tuning IaaS Cloud Platforms Written & Verbal Communication Cross-Functional Teamwork

Technical Competencies: EMC Avamar Veritas NetBackup Veritas Cluster Server for Oracle RAC

Cisco UCS Manager (UCSM) UCSM Perl API Hitachi Raidcom Hitachi Storage Navigator NetApp Data ONTAP Brocade Fabric OS Brocade Monitoring Alerting Policy Suite Naviseccli Power Path Symmetrix CLI Solaris 8/10 Unix SAN C/Bourne/Korn Shell Programming C C++ PERL

Hardware & Systems: UCS-FI-6296UP UCS-FI-6248UP UCSB-B200-M3 UCSB-B200-M4 UCS N20-C6508 Chassis Brocade 5300 Brocade 6510 Brocade 6520 Brocade 8510 NetApp FAS8060 NetApp FAS8040 VMAX-1 VMAX3 VNX7500 EMC AFA250 F EMC Celerra EMC XtremIO AFA Hitachi HUSVM Hitachi HUS150 Brocade 12000 Brocade 48000 Brocade 4900 Brocade 4100 DMX 3000 DMX 3 DMX 1000 EMC Clarion CX3 Model 20 Sun Fire V240 Sun Fire V440 Sun Fire V490 Sun Fire V890 Sun Fire V1280 Sun Fire E2900 Sun Fire 4800 Sun Fire 6800 Sun Fire X4500

Sun Fire X4200 Sun Fire T2000/T1000

Professional Experience

Time Warner/Road Runner Herndon, VA 2001 to Present

Principal Engineer (2015 to Present)

Senior System Engineer (2001 to 2015)

Architect, design, and deploy storage area networks (SAN) to support Veritas Storage Foundation for Oracle RAC (Real Application Clusters), Veritas NetBackup environments, and disk storage units. Develop and deploy PERL scripts for use in wide range of production environments. Conduct proof-of-concept evaluations on disk and fibre channel technologies. Partner with hosting and storage vendors to solve problems and develop new solutions.

Promoted in 2015 to lead the Compute and Storage team for the VMware Cloud group.

Improved allocation process 70% and streamlined host storage provisioning process by creating a Perl script that utilized existing configuration files and automatically allocated capacity. Using the configuration file insured a repeatable process as well as a version history of what was done and when.

Boosted storage availability and connectivity 60% by extending SAN fabric to multiple floors in company’s data centers.

Freddie Mac Reston, VA 2001

Unix System Engineer/Acuity Contractor

Delivered software engineering support for Tivoli Intraverse 2.1 in production, development, and test environments. Performed troubleshooting, core file analysis, and network bottleneck identification/resolution.

Increased reliability of Intraverse application 50%, eliminated crashes due to network congestion, and improved network utilization by analyzing TCP statistics and utilizing results to tune several parameters.

Earlier Career includes positions as a Unix System Engineer/Acuity Contractor with UUNET and as a Data Communications Engineer/Lead Unix System Engineer with Cable & Wireless Inc.

Boosted UUNET’s host efficiency 70% by developing a SUN VTS-based testing and simulation environment.

During tenure with Cable and Wireless, led host conversion to Veritas Volume Manager that improved stability/reliability to 75% from roughly 30%.

Implemented SAN for Cable & Wireless that streamlined storage administration tasks by 50%.

Instituted a database backup solution at Cable & Wireless that improved recoverability and efficiency by 80%.

Education & Training

General Studies University of the District of Columbia

Professional Development:


Solaris System Administration I/II Core Dump Analysis Solaris 2.X Internals Java Programming Solaris Network Administration

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