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Project Manager Management

New Jersey, United States
September 13, 2018

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Asad ZAKI Kendall Park, New Jersey 347-***-****


Proactive and innovative Project Manager with a systemic approach to problem solving and an excellent aptitude for decision-making.Strong project management skills, able to direct all aspects of projects, including financial and technical operations.Ability to manage resources, vendors, and business relationships at all levels.

Execution oriented service delivery expert with experience and knowledge across multiple disciplines including network infrastructure, virtualization, application delivery, and secure network design.

Exceptional ability to present technical information, bridging the comprehension gap between business and technical concepts, translate business needs into technology solutions.


Project Management

IT Governance & Operations

Risk Assessment, Process/Policy Best Practices

Strategic Planning & Execution

Data Center Design & Build-Outs

Leadership, Coaching & Team Building

Cloud Solutions (AWS, Microsoft Azure)

Data Security and Privacy


Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect Associate (CSA)

AWS Certified Developer

Certified Scrum Master (Agile)

ITIL v3 Foundation (IT Service Management)


Project Manager (Consultant), Stryker, NJ Mar 2018 – Present

Project Manager for Data Center Migration and Consolidation Projects.

Worked with stakeholders including Business, IT, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Operations for planning and execution of migration activities for waves of candidate GxP/non-GxP and SOX/non-SOX applications.

Led Change Requests for controlled migration and partnered with Governance &Quality Team for ensuring documentation and the migration process was compliant with Quality SOP requirements. Approvals usingDocuSign (21 CFR Part 11)

Developed templates for repeatable migration activities.

Project Manager (Consultant), Bristol-Myers Squibb, NJ Jun 2017 – Oct 2017

Project Manager for an Enterprise wide support portal rewrite project utilizing ServiceNow platform.

Steered project from Red to Green status and put Risk Mitigation plans in place and executed with appropriate escalations. Drove project to track with agreed baselines and modified budget estimates. Generated periodic Burn Rate and Budget Utilization reports.

Managed all aspects of project including Ideation, Approvals, Plan Development, Budget Forecasting and Budget Change Management, Execution, Vendor Management, Resource management.

Represented in bi-weekly PMO Program Level and monthly Steering Committee meetings in addition to weekly Core Team and Work stream meetings.

Generated all PMO Artifacts and produced status reports as outlined in Communication Plan.

AWS Migration Project Manager (Consultant), IAC, TX Dec 2016 – Feb 2017

Project Manager for a design and build of a complex hybrid environment using Amazon Web Services.

Designed and Provisioned Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) instances,Elastic Block Storage(EBS) volumes, Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) with secured public & private subnets in separate availability zones, Security Groups and Network ACLs.

Configured Auto Scaling for elasticity using Custom AMI images, Launch Configuration and Elastic Load Balancing (ELB).

Utilized Simple Storage Services (S3) for data storage and Glacier for backups and MySQL RDS Database instances

Infrastructure Project Manager (Consultant), Finance of America, PA Jun 2016 – Aug 2016

Project manager for a host of infrastructure and network consolidation projects for newly acquired companies.

Managed projects for application migration to Azure cloud and ServiceNow PPM/ITSM.

Led team through standardization and enterprise rollout projects including ShoreTel VOIP Cloud Connect, SCCM build-out for Windows updates/imaging, POC and rollout of security stack with Carbon Black, Cylance and ZScaler.

Infrastructure consolidation of acquired companies in US East, Central and West regions and Philippines.

Active participation in PMO formation, project management templates around best practices.

Project Manager/Datacenter Migration Consultant, Bank of America, NY Apr 2015 –Oct 2015

Project manager for a consolidation and migration of applications to a virtual, scalable and cohesive Software Defined Infrastructure.

Managed a Development and Business Analysts team for a Datacenter Migration Management application for vetting migration candidate applications.Conducted weekly status meetings with stakeholders and daily Scrum meetings for Agile development activities.

Led the team in Product Enhancements and Defect Remediation, Release Management, Change Management, Deployments through lower environments to Production, DevOps and Application Support.

Generated weekly/monthly Status Reports highlighting progress& upcoming activities, identifying Issues & Risks.

Generateddetailedplans for migration event activities and led migration events.

Technical Project Manager/Systems Administrator, Axis Group, NJ Dec 2013 – Dec 2014

Managed multiple infrastructure projects ranging from AWS implementation, Datacenter buildouts, server migration, server virtualization, Firewall Implementation, upgrade of network equipment.

Worked with third-party vendors and customer teams to ensure successful implementation of various infrastructure projects.

Conducted status meetings and generated status reports to keep management informed of project progress, risk and issues.

Unix Shell &Powershell scripting for automation of system administration tasks, Nagios monitoring, Proactive Remediation and Customer Support.

Managed CoLo and Technology vendors and Setup Client Onboarding in a Managed Services environment.

Consultant/Project Manager,, NJ Jul 2012 – Sep 2013

Project Manager for a Datacenter Migration, Cloud Architecture and DR buildout at a CoLo facility for a multi-national law firm.

Built AWS architecture VPC (public and private subnets), NAT Gateway, EC2 instances, EBS, ELB, Auto-scaling/Launch Configuration, Security Groups/NACLs, monitoring/logging with CloudWatch and CloudTrail.

Linux, Solaris, Windows Server and VMware ESX 5 administration including installation, patching and upgrades.

Infrastructure Project Manager, MetLife, NJ Jun 2011 – Jun 2012

Infrastructure Build, Virtualization and Migration Projects for all business segments.

Managed all project phases analysis, design and implementation, test, transition to production. Documented project requirements and design details.Generated project communication including project status reports.

Managed various projects including TRICARE project for secure data transmissions to customer external vendors, banks and consolidators which dealt with dental insurance claims for armed forces personnel. Project required FIPS 140-2 compliance for encryption modules for data at rest.

Other projects included infrastructure builds for a and other application re-writes.

Project Manager, McGraw-Hill, NJ Apr 2005 – Feb 2011

Managed Infrastructure Build, Virtualization and Migration Projects at 4 Datacenters for all business segments.

Led the Web Engineering team for Production & DR Implementation involving Hardware, OS/Application deployment, upgrade, maintenance and support. Team provided Level 2 & 3 Production Support of various mission-critical applications.

Managed applications and infrastructure services to meet 99.99% uptime as per SLAs.

Managed and Contributed to numerous projects involving new Application Environment buildouts, Hardware Refresh, Platform Migrations, Multiple Datacenter Migrations, Virtualization and Amazon Cloud POC projects.

Technical Manager/Sr. Project Leader, Standard & Poor’s, NY Jun 2000 –Mar 2005

Managed Datacenter move and infrastructure build-out projects for 3-tier web-facing DMZ applications during commissioning of new Datacenter in New York and New Jersey. Participated in/led numerous infrastructure remediation, application & OS upgrades, patching and testing for 13 flagship web sites.Developed UNIXshell scripts for automation of operations.Managed Web/App/Database tier apps and managed 24x7 support team


Operating Systems: Linux, Solaris, AIX, Windows Server (2003, 2008, 2012)

Software/Tools: Apache, Tomcat, WebLogic, IIS, Test Tools (Selenium, WebLoad, WinRunner), Monitoring Tools(HP Openview, Nagios, Mercury Topaz &HP BAC, Tibco Hawk), EMC SAN, PGP, ITSM Tools (BMC Remedy, ServiceNow), Project Management (MS-PPM, HP-PPM), SharePoint, MS Project Server, LAMP/WAMP, Samba, Veritas (VxFS, VxVM, NetBackup), Veritas Cluster VCS, Oracle SVM, Oracle/Sun Cluster, Solaris Jumpstart, Linux Kickstart, Qlikview BI Server Publisher, Active Directory, SCCM

Languages/ DBMS: Shell Scripts (bash, ksh), C, Python, JavaScript, MySQL, SQL Server

Network: SSH,SFTP,FTP,Rsync,SSL/TLS Certificates, IPSec VPN, OpenVPN,NFS,NIS,NTP,BIND-DNS Admin,Snoop,TCPDump,Wireshark,Juniper Firewalls,Cisco switches, Barracuda SSLVPN,WAF,Loadbalancer appliances, Market Data servers

Systems/Storage: AWS Provisioning and Administration(VPC, IAM, EC2, S3, ELB, EBS, VPN, RDS, NoSQL, CloudSearch, Route 53, Glacier), Microsoft Azure Cloud migration, Microsoft StorSimple, Dell/HP servers, Oracle/Sun Servers hardware, Dell HP Blade Servers, Oracle Disk Arrays, RAID, SAN and NAS Storage, Virtualization (Docker, VMware, Hyper-V, AWS Cloud, Solaris Containers/Zones, VirtualBox)

Other Areas: Change Management, Configuration Management, Vendor Management, DocuSign (21 CFR Part 11), Business Analysis, IT Governance and Compliance, Application Go-Live Management, Release and Incident Management, Application Troubleshooting, System Performance Analysis, Project Performance Analysis (Earned Value Management), Production Support, OS & Application Upgrades &Patching, DR Implementation & Testing, SDLC &Waterfall, Agile-Scrum, Hadoop Cluster Administration, Enterprise Architecture


BS, Electrical Engineering, NED University of Engineering and Technology

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