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Manager Engineer

Flemington, New Jersey, United States
May 13, 2019

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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:

Security Assessments

Server Migration

Application of Server Patches

Cloud-Based Conversion

Licensing Assessment

Cyber Risk Reduction

Problem Resolution

Testing of Data Integrity

Providing Guidance & Training

Data Center Management

Information Security Architecture


Leading & Developing Personnel

Regulatory Compliance

Purchasing Negotiator


SPARTECH SOLUTIONS LLC., Dover, NJ 2018 – 2019

Lead Engineer

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.

Additional Experience

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


Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology, Kaplan University (Now Purdue University Global), Chicago, IL

Technical Proficiency

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)

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