Carlos A. Rivera
Hampton, NJ 646-***-****
Global Infrastructure Management
Cyber Security IT Risk and Controls Directing IT Operations
Experienced IT professional, skilled at assessing, designing, and directing global teams in the implementation and management of secure solutions and platforms. Excellent written and verbal communicator with a talent for building consensus, engaging stakeholders, driving business development opportunities, and delivering formal or informal presentations. Expertise in emerging threats, vulnerability management solutions, critical event management, and disaster recovery. Bilingual communicator, fluent in both English and Spanish. Additional Expertise Includes:
Application of Server Patches
Cyber Risk Reduction
Testing of Data Integrity
Providing Guidance & Training
Data Center Management
Information Security Architecture
Leading & Developing Personnel
SPARTECH SOLUTIONS LLC., Dover, NJ 2018 – 2019
Oversee the staff and operations involved in managed services for clients, including level 3 support, implementation of new hardware/software, cloud computing, network patching, workstations, cybersecurity, backups, and disaster recovery.
Generate proposals and negotiate with clients to deliver the best service plan to match current and future requirements.
Promote team collaboration, mentorship, accountability, and a positive work environment where everyone thrives and expands their skills and expertise.
BGC PARTNERS, New York, NY 2015 – 2017
Global Head of SAN and UNIX Administrators
Directed SAN, Windows, and UNIX/Linux teams around the globe.
Oversaw the migration of over 80% of the UNIX – Solaris platforms to Red Hat using VMWare and AWS as the prime vendors internally and on the Cloud respectively.
Participated in process changes that reduced the cost of support services by over one million dollars.
Searched for server and SAN technology to implement a low latency trading application and worked with lead engineers on setting up the hardware environment.
Migrated the satellite office in Colombia S.A., which saved the firm over $100K/year.
Worked with the Windows, Network and Communication teams in terms of integrating GFI with BGC.
Organized and planned the testing of the most important trading applications for GFI and BGC.
GFIGROUP, New York, NY 2000 – 2015
Global Head of Enterprise Systems
Provided operational oversight and assumed accountability for the security, reliability, backup, scalability, performance, and monitoring of facilities hosting financial trading systems and databases.
Managed over 300 SPARC/Intel servers, 280 Windows servers, 6 EMC SAN devices, 6 Violin Flash SAN devices, and 5 11G/RAC clusters, along with multiple OS and software contracts all disbursed around the globe.
Reduced global operating expenses by reducing the number of worldwide engineers needed by simply cross-training qualified personnel with the skills required to expand their capabilities.
Contributed to a high-profile application development initiative for a large-scale trading system utilizing OLTP 11G/RAC clusters.
Negotiated with various telecommunication companies regarding the order of WAN links for South and Central America.
Managed the racking and stacking of all servers in the various Data Centers.
Spearheaded the development of a sophisticated Intrusion Detection System to defend against external intruders.
Implemented and oversaw third-party penetration testing to uncover and analyze potential vulnerabilities.
System Administrator Manager, Cantor Fitzgerald Securities/eSpeed, New York, NY
Section Head of the Sales and Purchasing Department, Brown Brothers Harriman, New York, NY
LAN Administrator/PC Support Specialist, Brown Brothers Harriman, New York, NY
Helpdesk Manager, Brown Brothers Harriman, New York, NY
Support Specialist Manager, Brown Brothers Harriman, New York, NY
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology, Kaplan University (Now Purdue University Global), Chicago, IL
MS Office, MS Project, SQL Server, Oracle, Varonis, Spectrum, Nagios, Cacti, Windows Server, VMWare, IIS, Visio, MS Clustering, Centrify, Red Hat, Violin, EMC, Docker, Ansible, Kickstart, Puppet, Networker, AWS, Azure, Datto, Unify Switches, Sonic Firewalls, Hyper-V, ConnectWise, Asigra, LAN/WAN Configurations, and CCNA (In Progress).
Member, IEEE Computer Society
Member, Association of Computer Engineers and Technicians (ACET)