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Engineer Manager

Location:
Carson, California, United States
Posted:
August 28, 2018

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Thomas J. Brown, Jr

R E S U M E

South Bay – Los Angeles, CA

Email: ac6uhp@r.postjobfree.com

Tel. 562-***-****

Professional Summary:

An accomplished IT professional with significant experience managing and delivering services including better than 7 years as a Project Manager focusing on end-to-end infrastructure projects and 15 years as a technical subject matter expert on IBM Power infrastructure. My experience consists of hands-on work across multiple IT platforms primarily focused on server migration, implementation, domain rollouts, network design, and data integration related projects. Delivered services across multiple industries including digital media, financial services, apparel, manufacturing, healthcare, gaming and cosmetics.

Cognizant Technology Solutions January 2015 - Present

iSeries Architect/ Consultant

Remote

SKILLS

Business & IT Planning

Discovery and Assessment

System Builds/Migrations/Upgrades

Cross-Functional Supervision

Enterprise Implementations

Database-application integration

IBM Power System (IBMi, iSeries, AS/400) builds/Migrations/Upgrades/firmware/HA-Mimix-PowerHA/DR planning & implementation/troubleshooting

Testing/QA/Rollout/Support

Achievements

Network Engineering: Lead (High/Low level) design, and cross-functional teams in nation-wide, large-scale rollouts of existing networks, transformed into MPLS network infrastructure which were robust and scalable for future growth.

Results: Delivering industry-leading systems that provide connectivity to multiple client locations throughout the United States which were efficient, robust, and scalable for future growth.

Data Integrations/Conversions: Large-scale project involving the integration of customized data applications for a digital based client through APIs, and database processes from legacy IBM Power servers---converting to a Sequel database application called Ad Point.

Results: Successfully developed well over 250 work-stream tasks (through collaboration) for 200 server-infrastructure sites with Petabytes of data. Typical time constraint to complete conversion for each site was about three (3) months and with most sites completed in (2) months’ timeframe.

Enterprise Server Implementations: Lead (High/Low level design), Lead cross-functional teams on large-scale rollouts of software tool upgrades, disaster recovery & failover planned exercises, and systems including IBM Midrange (OS400, AIX), Microsoft Windows 10, and Office 365.

Results: 99% up-time (exception: processing successful - DR/Failover exercises) through careful planning, unit testing, QA & knowledge transfer efforts.

IBM iSeries Consulting / Project Lead roles: September 1998 - 2014

CDI (Amerisource Bergen)

iSeries Engineer/ Project Lead

Remote

Performed IBM iSeries (Power 5,6,7) Administration - system installs, PTF deployment- including release level up to V7R1 from V5R4, cumulative, and group ptf. and Security (SafeNet/i) administration

Provided disaster recovery plan requirements

Performed problem isolation, definition, resolution and follow-up for system, application, and customer problems

Monitored system activity and tunes system parameters for optimum performance

Provided technical assistance to other members of the IT organization

CL programming

Mimix HA (data replication) administration

Utilize strong analytical and technical skills

BRMS administration

HMC management including lpar builds and resource allocation

Provided on-call support 24/7

Net2Source (Liberty Mutual Insurance)

Senior iSeries Engineer

Remote

Performed IBM iSeries (Power 5,6,7) Administration - system installs, PTF deployment- including release level up to V7R1 from V5R4, cumulative, and group ptf. and Security (SafeNet/ i) administration

Provided disaster recovery plan requirements

Performed problem isolation, definition, resolution and follow-up for system, application, and customer problems

Monitored system activity and tunes system parameters for optimum performance

Provided on-call support 24/7

Mainline Information Systems

Senior iSeries Engineer

Remote

Performed IBM iSeries (Power 5,6,7) Administration - system installs, PTF deployment- including release level up to V7R1 from V5R4, cumulative, and group ptf. and Security (SafeNet/i) administration

Provided disaster recovery plan requirements

Performed problem isolation, definition, resolution and follow-up for system, application, and customer problems

Monitored system activity and tunes system parameters for optimum performance

Provided technical assistance to other members of the IT organization

CL programming

Mimix HA (data replication) administration

Utilize strong analytical and technical skills

BRMS administration

HMC management including lpar builds and resource allocation

Provided on-call support 24/7

HCL

Senior iSeries Engineer

Remote – Glendale, CA

Hired as consultant to be a Subject Matter Expert in iSeries (AS/400) infrastructure/engineering tier-3 operations support and project management on the same.

As an engineer or subject matter expert my area of technical discipline was focused on disaster recovery planning and mirroring which included working with Mimix HA; Operating system release and ptf upgrades; configuring software tools, and other engineer disciplines.

Implemented BRMS (Backup Recovery Media Services) software tool – strategy and provided training

Assisting the operations team as third level support and collaborating on infrastructure implementations to include as part of the execution tasks hardware-refresh to existing iSeries infrastructure; performing enterprise level software application upgrades and performance tuning; performing operating system software release upgrades, cumulative ptfs, group ptfs, server & HMC firmware; sizing new systems and developing build out procedures for lpars (logical partitions).

Security administration and CL programming utilizing SafeNet/I products

Project Coordination management

Provided on-call support 24/7

American Honda Motors

Senior iSeries Engineer – Project Lead

Torrance, CA

Lead project on IBM iSeries server consolidation (150), release-PTF upgrades – Minimal downtime achieved / exception – running DR-HA failover testing

Responsible for disaster recovery planning and mirroring utilizing Mimix ver. 6.0 software tool as it related to high availability(HA) support for conventional and remote journaling.

Assisted in lpar-virtualization configuration I5/OS environments utilizing virtual partition manager utility, and IBM DS8100 SAN for external disk storage resources.

DB2/400 udb --- file structure modification and troubleshooting

Assisted SAP Basis Admin by performing IFS structure and SID builds.

Managed concurrent projects surrounding design (i.e., sizing and capacity planning) of multiple iSeries based systems (servers w/lpars)

Provided daily administration for BRMS (Backup and Recovery Media Services) tool

Performed enterprise level (SAP) application software upgrades and performance tuning.

CL programming

Security administration utilizing SafeNet/i products

Provided on-call support 24/7

Apria Healthcare Inc.

Senior iSeries Architect – Project Lead

Lake Forest, CA

Lead on multiple Encore projects to perform enterprise IBM Power server migrations/upgrades; Windows 7 rollouts/ lift-n-shift of SAN storage, and SAP module upgrades

Developed strategy for disaster recovery planning and mirroring of business-critical data utilizing- data replication software tool Mimix in a high availability data center.

Performed project administration of multiple concurrent plans as well as change management support on iSeries infrastructure and software implementation projects.

Assisted in lpar/virtualization(configuration/builds) tasks for Aix, and I5/OS environments utilizing virtual partition manager, and IBM DS8100 SAN for external disk storage resources; also, performed hardware-refreshes

Managed concurrent projects surrounding design (i.e., sizing and capacity planning) of multiple iSeries based systems- (servers w/lpars)

Provided performance tuning skills on existing iSeries infrastructure and SAP enterprise level software applications

Implemented and provided daily administration for BRMS

DB2/400 – file structure modification and troubleshooting

Provided on-call support 24/7

Electrolux Home Products, Inc.

Senior Administrator – Project Lead

Augusta, GA

Collaborated on project planning as project lead for HA- Data Center build out, iSeries design (i.e., sizing and capacity planning (future/historical), and implementation, software upgrades (OS400/ Mimix HA).

Managed high availability (HA) data center with 34 lpars (i.e., source and target) including all hardware-refreshes lpar-builds, decommissioned equipment; cabling; and network communications.

Provided disaster recovery planning and mirroring for 30 of the 34 lpars utilizing Mimix data replication software tool; Also, responsible for training business critical data users on the basics of how Mimix worked to protect their exclusive data.

Provided technical support for JD Edwards World application module upgrades. In addition, provided performance tuning skills on existing iSeries infrastructure as well as BPCS and JD Edwards World enterprise level software applications

Supervised and scheduled responsibilities for 10 operations analysts (5) corporate data center and (5) high availability data center (had budget, performance reviews, and project lead management responsibilities)

Implemented and provided daily administration for BRMS



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