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Associate Director

Location:
Wappingers Falls, New York, United States
Posted:
September 13, 2018

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PUSHKAR SHARMA

Email: ac61gj@r.postjobfree.com Cell: 845-***-****

Professional Profile

A highly distinguished Associate Director of Information Technology with a proven track record in Enterprise IT Solutions and Project Management. Recognized for successfully providing sales support, proposals and Client Relationship Management for a Managed Services and Collocation initiatives which have generated over million dollars in new revenue. Demonstrated success managing IBM WebSphere MQ Infrastructure, Data Center Operations, Data Center Architecture, UNIX/Linux Servers, Windows Servers, VMware and Technology Deployment. Well organized, result oriented individual with proven ability to create and implement standards, procedures and processes that improve business functionality. Solid management skills, capable of leading and motivating individuals to maximize levels of productivity while forming cohesive team environments. Exceptional communicator, focused on building strong client relationships.

Education

B.S. in Computer & Systems Engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, May '97.

Special Classes

Leadership Development Initiative, VMware vSphere 5.1 Boot Camp, Enterprise Linux Systems Administration, Introduction to Storage Networking, Planning and Implementing a Storage Area Network (SAN), Solaris 10 Systems Administrations, Solaris 10 Advanced Systems Administration, AIX System Administration, AIX System Administration Advanced, IBM WebSphere MQ Series Advanced Systems Administration, Leadership in Team Environment, Project Management Fundamentals, Contracting for Project Managers and Financial Management for Project Managers.

Technical Skills

Operating Systems: IBM AIX, SUN Solaris, Linux, VMware, Windows XP, Windows 7.

Hardware: Cisco UCS, EMC Vmax, HP Proliant Servers, HP Integrity Servers, IBM pSeries Servers, Oracle Enterprise Servers, EMC Clarion, EMC Celerra, EMC Atmos, EMC VNX, NetApp Storage Appliances, Brocade/McData and Cisco Fibre Channel Switches.

Software: Cisco UCS Manager, VMware vSphere, VMware vmotion, Oracle Solaris, IBM AIX, IBM WebSphere MQ Series, EMC Navisphere, EMC Unisphere, EMC SRDF, EMC Infomover, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, and Visio.

Certifications

Certified Virtualized Datacenter eXpert 5 (CVDX 5)

Employment History

Associate Director July ‘05 to Sept. ‘18

SS&C Technologies, New York (2012 – 2018)

GlobeOp Financial Services, New York (2005 – 2012)

Associate Director responsible for managing Global teams for IBM WebSphere MQ, Managed Services, Data Center Operations and Architecture, procurement and budget analysis of IT Equipment, installation and implementation of Enterprise IT Solutions, Cisco UCS, EMC and NetApp SAN.

Manage a global team responsible for administration of middleware infrastructure of IBM MQ Series Servers that provided application message bus for the single largest Independent Fund Administrator in the world. Transactions supporting $1.6 Trillion dollars worth of assets under administration were processed through the message bus. Also responsible for Tivoli Messaging Servers and AutoSys servers for the whole company.

Founding employee of Managed Service business that focused on providing IaaS (infra as service), PaaS (platform as service), Colocation and Business continuity seating that has generated millions in new revenue for the company. Provide cost proposals to the sales team for collocation and managed services solutions. Create a sales brochure for each individual client with technology layout documents as well as project delivery timelines. Verify monthly billing and cross reference to signed schedules and provide up to date revenue analysis.

Manage vendor relations; negotiate pricing that has saved company thousands of dollars over years.

Manage a global team of IT specialist supporting UNIX/LINUX servers, VMware infrastructure, Cisco UCS infrastructure, EMC & NetApp San Storage and SAN Fabric infrastructure. Implement private cloud infrastructure as part of new unified server and storage initiative. Manage EMC Atmos for email archiving.

Technical lead responsible for creating solutions to migrate applications to standardized IT infrastructure for all new mergers and acquisitions that has provided millions in cost savings.

Evaluate and purchase all new infrastructure hardware. Work with different vendors to come up with new solution for IT initiatives.

Manage datacenter operations team responsible for both primary data centers providing services and support to clients as well as internal applications.

Senior Systems Engineer Oct. ‘99 to June ‘05

UBS AG, New York, NY.

UBS Financial Services

Senior Systems engineer responsible managing projects for installation and implementation of IBM P-Series and Sun Enterprise servers for plethora of applications.

Managing project to migrate highly critical and large revenue generating Managed Accounts production IBM AIX servers to new OS level AIX 5.2 and new P-series hardware.

Managing project for planning and implementation of LPAR technology on IBM servers.

Managing project for purchasing new Hardware and implementing new version of IBM WebSphere MQ Version on central MQ servers. Install and provide support for all WebSphere MQ Series implementation and production issues including clustering for WebSphere MQ Series.

Install, implement and support new IBM RS/6000 P690 servers for World Class Reporting project with EMC storage. Install and implement EMC software SRDF, PowerPath and Infomover.

Provide system support for all Managed Accounts IBM AIX servers. Working on rollout of new version of GIM2 / Managed Account application utilizing new version of Informix and AIX.

Install, implement and support different models of RS/6000 servers for multiple applications and databases on AIX operating system. Databases Supported are Informix, DB2, Sybase and Oracle. Applications supported are WebSphere, WebSphere MQ Series and Iplanet.

Install IBM RS/6000 S80 servers in HACMP configuration with AIX as the operating system in New York and as a disaster recovery server in Stamford, CT.

Create new File system based on most optimized layout for installation of Oracle database and Global Plus applications at best performance and reliability.

Install and configure Tivoli ADSM software to backup, archive and restore system data. Create solutions for tape storage on-site and for the off-site transfer for long term storage.

Configure Tivoli ADSM to be used by Enterprise Backup Utility for backup of Oracle Database.

Co-ordinate Disaster Recovery tests at the Business Continuity Plan site in Rutherford, NJ. Install and test latest versions of production application. Create requests for new package rollout. Request a change following Change Management rules for a rollout.

Systems Integrator / Administrator June ‘97 to Oct. ‘99

International Business Machines (IBM), Poughkeepsie, NY.

Systems Administrator responsible for Global Notes Architecture on RS/6000 SP environment.

Maintain AIX servers in RS/6000 SP environment responsible for Notes Application.

Apply latest software changes and fixes for AIX and PSSP to the servers.

Fine-tune the overall network taking into consideration latest technology to increase productivity and performance.

Maintain Change and Problem management. Responsibilities included getting appropriate parties together to schedule a hardware or software change, resolving customer problems and getting customer concurrence for closure of problems.

Answer calls from customers requesting help on different applications on different platforms.

Write documentation to help achieve higher level of knowledge and understating of a particular subject.

Member of team responsible for Level 2 software support of internal IBM Win 95 roll out.

Built systems as per specifications for Level 1 and Level 2 customer support.

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