Network and Infrastructure Director
Help desk Manager
Sr. Systems Engineer Team Lead
DR / BC Manager / Team Lead
LAN / Wan Administrator
VMware Vsphere 4.1 Architect
VMware SRM Administrator
PeopleSoft Backend Server Administrator
Engineer, Designer, Architect
CAB and CMB Experience
Unix, AIX Linux, Windows
VMware, Citrix, ESX, ESXi, vSphere 4.1, 5.0
Fiber Channel, SAN, NAS
TCP/IP: DNS, DHCP, LDAP,HTTP, HTTPS,VPN, Cisco Firewall, MPLS, Network Computing Cloud
Data Center Infrastructure:
Data Replication; Asynchronous and Synchronous replication
Structured Cabling, power distribution, cooling, systems monitoring, remote server administration, UPS, VoIP.
ITIL, Jira (KPI),LANDesk, Remedy, Change Control, Baxley & Sox Methodology, IT Auditing, Data retention and Archiving compliance, Capacity Planning, Hardware life cycle projection
Finance, Government, Agricultural:
PeopleSoft, PeopleTools, Kronos, Famous, Higher Education, Office 365, MS Azure
Interamerican University – BS Computer Science
BA - Accounting
MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer Windows NT 4.0) 02/2000
MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer Windows 2000) 02/2003
MCP+ Internet (Microsoft Certified Professional) 02/2000
MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) 04/1999
People Soft Configuration and Administration 08/1999
People Soft People tools 1. 08/1999
Citrix Certified Administrator CCA 04/2002
IT Director/ Manager, systems administrator, systems engineer with over 17 years of experience. Managed Windows, UNIX, Exchange and SAN/NAS teams, consisting of over 28 staff members. Developed vast experience in managing long and short term Infrastructure projects with a long history of success. Vast understanding for the need of a solid incident tracking system, and benchmarking incident progress reporting tool, as to address areas of improvement in the SLA cycle. Also have vast experiencing in managing enterprise helpdesk staff, using tools like Remedy for ticket incident tracking and LANDesk for remote troubleshooting, asset management and software distribution. Solid understanding of Cisco Network technology and protocols. Great understandings of ITIL practices, and have the experience necessary to engaged industry leading vendors to identify new technology needs for the enterprise and follow these leads to achieve TCO and ROI. Solid experience and understanding of IBM, EMC, VMware, Citrix, Dell and Microsoft technologies.
Extensive Experience in budget projection and planning
Extensive architecting experience in e-mail archiving and e-discovery solutions, using Autonomy Zantaz platform and EMC Centera storage
Over 10 years’ experience in architecting and providing solutions for co-location DR / BC sites in enterprise data centers
Experience virtualizing Windows servers and reducing physical server footprints
Have lead and architected VMware teams in using virtualization for desktop platforms, using Citrix VDI and VMware solutions
Experience in Change Control Management, and CAB methodologies following s ITIL standards and Change Control policies.
Extensive experience integrating large Enterprise applications into the infrastructure platforms, e.g. Orange County PeopleSoft HR integration with Oracle 9i and 10g; Kronos payroll application integrated with Oracle 9i and 10g, serving over 8000 employees, both of this systems were deployed on IBM p590 and p595 AIX systems in the back-end and clustered in the front end, utilizing MS Windows20023 and 2008 clustering on 32 and 64 bit technology and VMware Vsphere 4.1.
ITIL, Software implementation cycle, Baxley & Sox, Change Management Control, Incident Management
Citrix Zendesk Administrators and troubleshooter
Microsoft Cluster 2003, 2008, 2012 Print Server Administrator
VERITAS Volume manager
DMZ Domain Administrator
Data Center Hosting
CHRONOLOGICAL SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE
Valencia College, Orlando, FL 05/20/2012 to Present
Network and Infrastructure Director\Infrastructure Project Manager
As the IT director at Valencia College I’m responsible for the management, strategy and execution of IT network and infrastructure for the enterprise, consisting across 7 campuses in the Orlando metropolitan area. Overseeing technical projects in alignment with organizational goals
Directing the effective delivery of networks, development, and disaster recovery systems and processes
Member of the senior CAB\CMB team, incorporating CAB ITEL best practices and change control documentation.
Working with information engineers to find solutions to manage business activities
Supervising a team of workers, while working closely with management, external vendors and advisors
Preparing financial budgets and presenting proposals for capital projects to senior executives
Researching and recommending new products
Identifying new market opportunities
Leading efforts to improve IT processes
I have directed the infrastructures and network teams as part of my job responsibilities; during this time at Valencia, I lead the teams in upgrading a self-manage a dark fiber network ring expanding 145 Km across the Orlando area. Also the telecom team performed a complete uproot of our traditional PBX Nortel telephone systems and migrated over 5,000 phones to a new Microsoft Lync platform using L3 SIP trucking, this project was completed in a 14 month period from planning, architecture design to completion.
Responsible for leading the virtualization of the college two data centers implementing VMware and MS Hyper-V, the virtualization team has virtualized 95% of the physical serve footprint across the two data centers.
I also was the lead contact in the build of our two tier 4 data centers that serves all our 7 campuses. We performed synchronous replication between our two data centers for BC/DR purposes using 10GB point to point dark fiber connections.
The teams I lead and are responsible for are; Network, MS Exchange 2013, AIX/Linux, Windows/AD, Storage SAN/NAS and Telecom. Also I manage all our cloud computing efforts including MS Azure, Office 365, IDM’s process and implementation, etc.
I managed large scales Infrastructure and network projects; i.e. Network upgrade, MS Exchange 2013 upgrade\migration; upgrade of the college telephony system from legacy Nortel platform to MS LYNC\VoIP platform consisting over 5,000 extensions.
I was the Infrastructure project manager on all enterprise projects.
Implemented JIRA software and scrum master process to help the team keep track of projects and priorities, and help senior management visualize the KPI process. This gave us the understanding how well the department and individual were performing compared to their strategic goals and objectives.
I build and managed the $ 1.5 million department yearly budget, and aligned it with all our strategic goals for the year to keep it within the approved budget.
We support over 64,000 students across all our campuses and 3.500 staff and faculty members.
Sunnyridge Dole, Winter Haven, FL 09/20/2010 to 02/03/2012
As the network manager at Sunnyridge Farm, the primary role is to manage a team of 5 Systems engineer on the day to day support of all Windows systems, SAN environment and VMware vSphere 4.1 Farm. The company operates 24/7 most of the year. Responsible for setting the technology roadmap for the company.
The environment consists of approximately 35 Windows 2008 R2 servers on the primary site, all running on VMware Vsphere 4.1, and running on IBM S22 series Blade Center and 2 Dell EquolLogic SAN’s, that are used for data replication between the primary site and remote site. The secondary site, host 4 Dell Servers running VSphere 4.1.
Responsible for architecting Sunnyridge’s remote site in Plant City, FL for BC/DR failover.
Following is a brief description of what the IT team accomplished in the BC\DR project:
Other duties were day to day management direct reports, bi-annually performance reviews and budget management.
Lead the technical team in defining roadmap solutions that reduced the TCO of running the company critical applications while maintaining the highest level of performance and reliability.
Implemented Change Management Policies for all related IT projects and implementations and holding the IT dept. to SLA’s for all our users and customers.
Orange County Government, Orlando, FL 01/07 to 07/30/2010
Software Systems Engineer Manager
Responsible, for the management of all Infrastructure teams (UNIX, SAN/NAs storage, e-mail, Windows and zOS mainframe teams), composing of over 25 staff members, including FTE and consultants. The Intel team was responsible for the daily operation of over 650 Windows servers including over 350 VMware Virtual guests. The UNIX team was responsible over 100 LPARS, running AIX on IBM p570, p690 and p595 series frames, using VIO technology. The e-mail team managed an MS Exchange 2003 platform consisting of 12,000 plus mailboxes and using Zantaz for e-mail archiving and e-discovery. SAN/NAS team managed over 70TB of storage on multiple platforms, including, EMC DMX3, IBM 8000, IBM XIV, EMC Celera, EMC Centera, and used the IBM SVC (San Volume Controller) to manage all data platforms, providing thin provisioning to all customers across the enterprise and performing Global mirroring replication to our Hot Site at the Northwest Regional Data Center in Tallahassee. Our zOS team managed various applications on an IBM z890 mainframe including other county department’s critical applications.
Functions and Responsibilities:
Responsible for the daily management of the Enterprise Systems Infrastructure team, consisting of over 25 staff members
Responsible for managing and balancing the Infrastructures overall $15 million dollar budget and keeping all projects within budget constrains
Responsible with keeping Orange County infrastructure systems running 24/7, 365 days a year with minimum downtime and keeping with all business SLA’s
Responsible for architecting our Enterprise e-mail archiving and e-discovery solution, using Autonomy Zantaz platform
Part of the management team involved in architecting and providing the solution for our co-location hot site at NWRDC in Tallahassee
Responsible for leading our Intel team in expanding our Virtualization of all Windows servers, reducing our physical server footprint to 45%
Responsible for leading the UNIX team in moving our AIX platform to IBM VIO and reducing and consolidating the AIX platform to about 65% footprint, gaining much needed floor space in our DC and reducing chilling, power and operating cost to about 25%
Responsible in leading our storage team in consolidating storage with new technology, using IBM SVC/SPC, thereby providing thin provisioning solution to our customers enabling OC to reduce storage cost and operating expenses to about 30%
Responsible for leading the e-mail team in architecting and implementing a complete redundant MS Exchange e-mail system using EMC Autostart and providing 100% automated Failover and Failback capabilities from our primary DC to our secondary DC and back, with a 100% successful rate.
Responsible for leading the MS Exchange e-mail team to perform the migration from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010
Responsible for leading the VMware team in using virtualization for OC desktop Platform, using Citrix VDI and VMware solutions
Team member of the Change Control management team, responsible for all CAB meetings and making sure all changes followed ITIL standards in our Change Control policies.
Responsible for providing guidance to all business units in the success of their projects and recommending which technology to use, to better suit their project goals
Responsible for meeting with all vendors and customer to ensure OC IT was on the correct technology path, and making sure the right technology was chosen
Extensive experience integrating large Enterprise applications into the infrastructure platforms, e.g. Orange County Peoplesoft HR integration with Oracle 9i and 10g; Kronos payroll application integrated with Oracle 9i and 10g, serving over 8000 employees, both of this systems were deployed on IBM p590 and p595 AIX systems in the back-end and clustered in the front end, utilizing MS Windows20023 and 2008 clustering on 32 and 64 bit technology and Vmware Vsphere 4.1.
Responsible for the entire Infrastructure that supported Orange County 911 and Fire rescue systems.
Morgan Stanley, New York, NY 06/04 to 10/06
Sr. Systems Administrator
Responsible for the day to day management of the Morgan Stanley NA Windows Server platform, which consisted of 4,500 Win2k and Win2k3 Infrastructure and Application servers. In 4 different Data center locations throughout the New York Tri-State area.
Functions and Responsibilities:
Citrix Presentation 4.0 Administrators and troubleshooter
Managed the Accenture consultant team for Morgan Stanley North America MS Windows platform, consisting of 20 staff members across the US and Canada
Microsoft Cluster 2003 Print Server Administrator
VERITAS Volume manager
Troubleshoot all DFS related problems
Troubleshoot all DNS and Wins related problems
Add AD Domain controllers to each new branch
DMZ Domain Administrator
Received training in Softricity Virtual Application suite
Received training in VERITAS Volume Manager
Received training to help deploy and install Big Fixx for patch deployment and to make system wide modifications
Was the Project and Team lead for Morgan Stanley N.A. Windows platform Data Center Powedown and Disaster recovery.
Team member of upgrading all San Attached Win2k Exchange Clusters using VERITAS Volume Manager from Win2k to Windows 2003. The Exchange group installed Exchange application.
ATMI Inc., Danbury CT 01/04 to 06/04
Sr. Systems Engineer
As a senior Systems Engineer/Administrator and Manager of the IT Infrastructure department, responsible for all Windows/Intel projects, administration our Global Windows 2000 Domain, support and management of 8 Systems Engineer across the US, Europe and Southeast Asia. Some key responsibilities are as follow:
Windows 2000 Senior Systems Engineer administrator, consisting of over 150 Dell servers, across 12 sites worldwide.
Architect and implemented ATMI’s global Citrix Metaframe farm, consisting of over 25 Metaframe XP servers, running Oracle 11i applications, Lotus Notes, and various legacy applications to our customers across the US, Europe, and Southeast Asia.
Responsible for Disaster Recovery planning for all Intel side applications and servers, at Sungard facility in Philadelphia.
Utilized Windows scripting and VBScript for patch up-dates and patch setting.
Executed successful Windows 2000 migrations in Asia. This included planning, architecting and deploying Active Directory to sites in Taiwan and Belgium. This project was completed in two months, with minimum down time to our business and 100% success rate. Each site consisting of over 250 nodes.
Implemented a 24/7 Global Help Desk Support model for ATMI, to ensure business continuity and customer satisfaction.
Implemented AD global policy and security procedures for all of ATMI Domain and remote sites.
Project manager for F-5 Big IP implementation. This included redundancy and fail over for ATMI Citrix and Web farms serving critical applications to exterior customers, connecting through the DMZ using HTTPS connections and Verisign security certificates.
Over-all planning of continued strategies to keep the business on the cutting edge of new technology.
USCO Logistics, Naugatuck, CT 02/00 to 01/04
Sr. Systems Engineer
As a senior member of the IT Team, responsible for all NT server build, administration, and support, as well as, 2nd and 3rd level technical support for the company Help Desk. Other responsibilities include; support and management of LAN/WAN component hardware (HP, Nortel, Cisco, Compaq, IBM). USCO has over 1500 Remote Locations spanning the globe. The infrastructure is based on a hub and spoke model, anchored by Cisco gear utilizing Frame Relay, ISDN and IP VPN technologies. Some key responsibilities are as follows:
Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 Administrator, consisting of over 250 HP, Compaq and IBM Servers.
Project manager for migrating from Windows NT Domain to Windows 2000 Active Directory Domain. Unattended Software Installation for our Remote Sites using Shell Scripts and VBScript, Answer files, Systems Prep, etc.
Lead administrator for Exchange 5.5 farm with over 3000 mail boxes.
Planned, Implemented and Administered our two Citrix Meta Frame farms, one running Meta Frame 1.8 consisting of 6 Servers and publishing two critical applications; People Soft Financials and Ceridian Payroll over a LAN and WAN environment with over 500 Nodes hitting the farm; the other running Meta Frame XP running on Windows 2000, Office 2000 and Outlook 2000, and a few in-house applications.
Team lead for financial systems (PeopleSoft, Ceridian and Kronos) for Disaster Recovery. Testing is performed on a semiannual basis at SunGard, Philadelphia, PA. 100% success rating.
Project lead for implementing and supporting the organizations Citrix deployment and implementation in North America. Site management responsibility for 100 locations in NAFTA. Daily server administration and 24/7 critical support of all NT Servers and Citrix Meta Frame Servers and other peripherals (Desktops, Printers, etc.). Ongoing support of our facilities startup, consisting of server configuration, user and security implementation, Desktop rollout and Administration.
Executed a successful Implementation of 50 NT Servers for RF Applications, servicing one of USCO major customers. This was successfully completed in a two-week cycle.
Financial systems technical lead for PeopleSoft, Ceridian and Kronos Applications. This includes managing all Finance Servers running Windows NT 4, Terminal Server 4.0 Citrix Meta Frame 1.8\XP and Windows 2000, applying security, upgrades, patches, etc.
Team leader for Implementing and Administrating our T&A System (Kronos Time and Attendance). The environment is comprised of 5 Windows 2000 Servers using SQL 2000 for the database, and Windows Internet Information Server 5, as the Web farm front-end.
Team lead for Upgrading PeopleSoft from ver. 7.53 to ver. 8.4. This included building another Web farm (Using WebLogic) with 3 front-end servers and 2 HP Application servers with an Informix DB. Desktop Imaging, utilizing Symantec's Ghost Utility.
Treasury Department of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 01/96-01/00
Part of the IT Team the supported of over 30 NT Server, Novell Administrators and 1st and 2nd Level Support. Supported and managed a LAN/WAN consisting of over 50 NT Servers and 20 Novell Servers. We also supported 30 Remote Sites and over 3500 Nodes (Desktops, Laptops, Printers, etc.). Our Networks ran on Managed PP T1's and Cabletron Routers and Switches, on a TCP/IP and IPX/SPX Network.
Administration of the LAN comprised of 1500 Nodes in a mixed Windows NT 4.0 and Novel 4.11 Environment, with over 50 servers and over 800 HP printers.
Administered the WAN composed of over 2000 nodes in a Windows NT 4.0 Environment with over 100 servers and 600 HP printers.
Coordinate all the Troubleshooting of any network and application related problems that may occur on a daily basis. Managed a team of over 20 IT professionals that were part of our Help Desk support for the LAN/WAN Network. Vast experience with Windows NT Terminal server and Citrix Meta Frame software for our remote Users running critical applications, these systems we used for our DRC (Disaster Recovery Compliance) testing from our Hot Sites. SQL administration, Microsoft Exchange Server Administration, Systems Management Server (SMS) ver. 1.2 Administration, Attachmate Net Wizard Management Administration (System Management Software), Microsoft Internet Information Server Administration and Configuration.
Administered and managed user accounts including Security, Profiles, Policies and Groups creation, Application security implementation as well as Multiple Domain administration.