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VMware Engineer

Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
August 31, 2018

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Exceptional expertise in troubleshooting skills combined with effective communication and accurate needs assessment abilities to consistently contribute to increased productivity.

Over 10 year proven history of implementing, deploying and administrating secure environment


Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, Ga May 2008

Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems

CERTIFICATIONS: Current VMware Certified Professional (VCP-DCV) 6.0

Current Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+



VMware vSphere 6.7, VDI-Horizon, Hyper-V, Azure, Citrix, Cisco UCS, McAfee, Wireshack, Linux, Turbonomics, vRealize Operations Manager, Foglight, OpsView, Symantec Backup Exec, PRTG Network Monitor, Windows 2008/2012/2016, Zenoss, SCCM, KACE, Bigfix, Ivanti,


Frame Relay, ATM, X25, DHCP, TCP/IP, DNS, WINS, IPX/PSX, NAT, VLAN, Spanning tree, 802.1Q, PPP, HDLC, RIPv2, EIGRP, OSPF, Fibre Channel, iSCSI


Cisco ASA, 25xx, 26xx, 29xx, 39xx Series Routers, Catalyst Series Switches, Patch Panels, Category 5 Cabling, All Personal Computer Hardware including HP, Dell, Mobile Devices, Cudatel VOIP, F5, Barracuda Appliances, EMC, Reduxio, Cohesity, SAN, NAS, HBA


Sr Systems Engineer – Kubota Manufacturing of America Gainesville, GA

May 2017 – Present

Performing account audits, log reviews, system file audits, patch audits, service audits and

ports/protocol analysis for servers that must remain operational

Performing server administration functions such as scripting, group policy development and


Manage and maintain multiple VMware vSphere DRS/HA cluster environments using best


Utilizes problem solving and troubleshooting skills in enterprise level environments, being

able to logically step through issues and troubleshoot problems by thinking outside of the

box and being creative with solutions.

P2V, V2V Xen vm’s to VMware, Hyper-V to Azure migration

Implemented VMware host patches and upgrades as well as firmware updates and hardware

maintenance on Cisco, Dell and HP equipment

Experience Deploying, Managing, Monitoring and Troubleshooting VMware VDI

Environment for Desktops

Researches, delivering and maintain documentation for installation and decommission

Strong experience with Microsoft technologies (Windows Server 2008 R2/2012 R2/2016)

Lead and mentor team members to support technical operations affiliated with business

System Administrator – Ricoh Americas Corporation Lawrenceville, GA

Jun 2013 – May 2017

Determining customer requirements build and deploy windows-based hosts

Supporting and maintaining of Microsoft Server 2003, 2008, 2012 server class systems in a

1400 plus server environment

Maintaining network operations including user account administration of Windows

2008/2012 Active Directory, security, system backups

Hands on experience in NetApp administration

Member to a team of professionals responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and

support of various mission-critical technologies in LAN environment.

Windows 2012 Server upgrades for 300+ infrastructure servers yielding net savings of


Participated in complete system builds, upgrades, migrations, code deployments and

patch management

Assist in disaster recovery projects for critical VMs/physical hosts and application data

Configure, deploy and support VMware ESXi and on Cisco UCS and similar hardware


Implementation of virtual datacenters, ESXi/ESX clusters and configuring switches. P2V

utilizing vCenter Converter and PlateSpin. Managing HA, DRS for ESXi.

Network Administrator – Integrated Messaging Solutions Jacksonville, FL

Sep 2012 – May 2013

Monitored traffic on routers to identify bottlenecks

Trouble-shooting and resolution of both connectivity issues and hardware problems on

Cisco based network

Configuration and installation of Firewall and security hardware and software devices

Configuration and installation of wireless routers, switches and other networking devices

Migrated branch client offices from VPN to AT&T managed MPLS solution

Assisted implementing SAN, including installation and configuration

Network performance analysis using PRTG monitoring tool

Administration and supporting Exchange 2007 mail environment

Monitoring and maintaining Windows Server 2003 and 2008

Handled all hardware rollouts, replace all old pc's, build an image using Acronis

Provided support for server backup & monitoring using Symantec tools

Network/Systems Administrator – Tarkenton Financial Atlanta, GA

Jan 2007 – Sept 2012

Manage and maintain Active Directory 2003 network

Perform server administration (monitoring, updates, hardware installs)

Developed a standard network configuration template to be implemented globally

Perform system backup and restoration of end user data using Symantec backup exec

Supervise and manage technical help desk

Research and resolve high end escalations daily within a timely manner

Documentation of all networking equipment

LAN/WAN level 3 support (troubleshoot and diagnose level 1, 2, 3)

Maintain and support Windows domain services and features such as, Active

Directory, DNS, DHCP, Group policies, web (IIS), file and print in an enterprise domain

Manage, configure and upgrade Cisco IOS software

Collaborate with various departments to develop and implement procedures and complete

knowledge base documentation

Junior Network Administrator – Goldkist Inc Atlanta, GA

Jan 2005 – Dec 2006

Microsoft Exchange 2003 to 2007 migrations (3,000 users with 15 connected locations)

Successful implementation of Microsoft technologies in 1000+ user Citrix farm

Involved in VMware updates manager to install & troubleshoot patches and updates on

ESX hosts and virtual machines

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