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Engineer Vmware

Location:
Casselberry, Florida, 32707, United States
Posted:
August 29, 2018

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E X E C U T I V E S U M M A R Y

Motivated, passionate, skilled virtualization engineer with experience in environments of all sizes; current concentration in cloud technologies, automation, operations and management in Agile environments. Results oriented with a consistent record and history of exceeding standards and expectations. Strong leadership and interpersonal communication skills enable me to build and direct highly effective, dynamic teams. P R O F E S S I O N A L E X P E R I E N C E

BeaverDam Consulting Inc. July 2018 – Present

Owner and Principle Consultant

Principle Engineer providing consulting services for clients that have included o Arrow Electronics

o The Walt Disney Corporation

o IBM Virtualization Center of Competency supporting WiltonRe, Fireman’s Fund Insurance, Allianz Health and Life and Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty.

Roles and Responsibilities

o Operational support for the full virtualization stack. o Creation of automated installation, configuration and decommission of both physical and virtual servers.

o Development of 2nd day operational automation for the most common requested tasks.

o Designed and developed API connectivity, automation and functionality to 3rd party applications and systems.

o Developed streamlined functionality for automated Change Management Incidents, Changes and Requests.

o Developed and designed automation to respond and address different types of alerts.

The Walt Disney Company April 2016 – July 2018

Senior Platform Engineer

Part of the Engineering team focusing on the design, development and deployment of the new Disney Hybrid Cloud.

Worked directly on the design and development of the automation for all steps in the lifecycle management process utilizing vRealize Automation, Operations, Orchestrator OpenStack, NSX and vLogInsight. Selected Accomplishments

o Design and development all the automation for all steps in the lifecycle management process utilizing vRealize Automation.

o Enhanced the automation capabilities of vRealize Operations and Log Insight.

o Developed and configured SAML SSO authentication with Horizon SaaS to the different solutions making up the platform

Virtualization Engineer

Hybrid Cloud

Solution Architect

Automation Development

Stephen Beaver

vExpert 2009 - 2018

ac6u1b@r.postjobfree.com

407-***-****

C O R E C O M P E T E N C I E S

o VMware vCloud Technologies

o OpenStack Virtualization Technology

o Enterprise Systems Architecture

o Engineering and Implementation

o Large Scale Technology Deployments

o Software Defined Datacenter

o Infrastructure as a Service Solutions

o Network Virtualization and

Microsegmentation

K E Y T E C H N O L O G I E S

o VMware vSphere

o VMware vCenter

o VMware vRealize Operations Manager

o VMware vRealize Automation

o VMware Log Insight

o VMware NSX

o VMware vSAN

o VMware Horizon

o VMware Identity Manager

o VMware Converter

o Windows and Linux Servers

A D D I T I O N A L S K I L L S

o Program and Project Management

o Javascript, PowerShell, Bash, Python

o REST, SOAP, JSON, XML

o SAML / SSO

C E R T I F I C A T I O N S

o VMworld vExpert 2009-2018

o VMware Certified Professional. VCP 2,3,4,5

o Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer +

Internet, MCSE+I. Windows NT 4

o Microsoft Certified System Engineer, MCSE.

Windows 2000

o Microsoft Certified System Administrator,

MCSA. Windows 2000

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Author

Stephen Beaver vExpert ac6u1b@r.postjobfree.com 407-***-**** Find me on LinkedIn

P U B L I C A T I O N S

o Contributing Author of “Mastering vSphere

4” Co-author of “Essential VMware ESX

Server ”

o Contributing Author of “How to Cheat at

Configuring VMware ESX Server”

o Co-author of “Scripting VMware Power

Tools: Automating Virtual Infrastructure

Administration and the Virtual

Environment”

o “Configuring your VMware ESX Server(s)

with Single Sign On” Computerworld

o Technical Editor of “VMware Virtual

Infrastructure Security: “Securing ESX and

the Virtual Environment”

o Technical Editor of “VMware VI3

Implementation and Administration”

o Technical Editor of “VMware ESX: Advanced

Technical Design Guide”

A C C O M P L I S H M E N T S

o VMworld Breakout Session Presenter

2004 – 2009

o VMware Orlando Virtualization Forum

2008 Keynote Speaker

o Citrix Synergy / Virtualization Congress

Presenter 2009

o VMworld vBrownBag Panel 2017

o VMware Community Forum Moderator

o Founder, and Past President, VMware

Miami User Group Leader

o Founder and Past President, VMware

Orlando User Group Leader

BeaverDam Consulting Inc. August 2007 – April 2016 Owner and Principle Consultant

Principle Consultant Engineer on VMware vCloud and vRealize Technologies including automation development. Working long term contracts with clients that included Arrow Electronics, Walt Disney Corporation, IBM Virtualization Center of Competency supporting WiltonRe, Fireman’s Fund Insurance, Allianz Health and Life and Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty. Roles and Responsibilities

o Operational support for the full virtualization stack. o Creation of automated installation, configuration and decommission of both physical and virtual servers.

o Development of 2nd day operational automation for the most common requested tasks.

o Designed and developed API connectivity, automation and functionality to 3rd party applications and systems.

o Developed streamlined functionality for automated Change Management Incidents, Changes and Requests.

o Developed and designed automation to respond and address different types of alerts.

Florida Hospital September 2005-August 2007

System Engineer

SME to design and deploy greenfield virtualization environment reducing the server footprint in the datacenter and establish virtualization as a viable option for all new servers added to the environment. Selected Accomplishments

o Designed and deployed a completely automated virtualization infrastructure solution.

o Guided the hospital’s virtualization.

o Transitioned 50% of supported projects to VMware infrastructure. o Built and deployed the Disaster Recovery process and procedures of the remote recovery of the complete virtualization infrastructure to an offsite recovery site.

o Key member of the Physical Server migration to the virtual infrastructure including porting mainframe applications to the virtual environment which saved over $2M in physical hardware and power costs. Greenberg Traurig LLP September 2003-September 2005 System Analyst

Select Accomplishments

o Provided subject matter expertise with responsibility to create a virtualization proof-of-concept and deploy the design across the enterprise.

o Architect and Designer for SMS, daily server and all user requirements. o Establishing a virtual infrastructure in all offices worldwide automating the deployment process.

o Lead in the virtual deployment of all the offices and was the lead in the migration of data and decommission of the old physical servers.



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