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Engineer Manager

Stony Point, NY
January 02, 2020

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Alan D. Hutchison

* ******** **, ***** *****, New York 10980

Phone: 845-***-**** • Email:

Professional Summary

IT professional looking to apply skills and intuitive technical knowledge in a more strategic role in an organization. Experienced in proposing creative cost savings ideas to executive management to enhance operational efficiency. Resourceful with sense of accountability aligned with goals and priorities of organizational objectives. Strong communicator able to handle multiple projects in a changing environment and deal with stressful scenarios. People Leader.

International Diverse Integrator • Systems Architect • Web Page Developer

Network Administrator • Disaster Recovery / Prevention • Training

Up-selling • Marketing • Interpersonal Skills • Managerial Skills

Professional Experience

Adobe / NY, NY

10/2017 - Present

Sr. Systems Operations Engineer (Global)

Lead a global cross-platform team to implement new direction within the organization.

Designed and infused company-wide, a scalable monitoring solution from reactive to proactive using in-house/built solutions from use of Kubernetes, Terraform, Docker and Jenkins for auto-scaling and CI/CD.

Constructed and deployed company wide log aggregator that saved the company $1.5 million/month over Splunk and or other 3rd party SaaS.

Implemented SLA reporting for internal and client use from a cluster of Jasper Reporting servers.

Integrated monitoring and log clusters via API to shunt false alarms during vendor/client deployments.

Executed best practices with this proactive monitoring/log solution that depleted their existing reactive approach.

Increased up-time from 98.5% to 99.99% by just using in-house/built solutions.

Contributed to development and support teams with an efficient streamline ITIL systematic approach.

Thomson Reuters, Media, PA

3/2017 - 10/2017

Lead Infrastructure / Release Engineer

Rebuilt VMware 4,5,6 local disk environment to a new VMware 6.0 NAS shared storage environment.

Introduced Ansible to speed up deployments in DEV and QA environments.

Planned, designed and implemented new migration of over 272 VMs from VMware 6.0 to VMware 6.5 from Media, PA to Plano, TX datacenter.

Used open source Rockstor for NAS VMware storage solution.

Designed hybrid cloud solutions for clients that consists of AWS and VMware on a budget.

Managed a team of DevOps engineers in Pennsylvania and Minnesota to introduce and bring change., NJ

4/2016 – 3/2017

Sr. Infrastructure Engineer (freelance)

Implement and design new infrastructures using only open source.

Introduce Enterprise private cloud solutions to small to large organizations for higher yield on their ROI.

Explain “fad versus need” with new technologies.

Implement “3 stages of automation” for complete Enterprise C/D solution.

Consulted with Enterprises to be more efficient with AI and Integration measures., Horsham, PA

12/2015 - 4/2016

Sr. Infrastructure Engineer (Contract)

Installed and designed new VMware Datacenter and currently decommissioning over 125 physical servers. Rack and configured all new VMware ESXi hosts that consisted of EMC SANs and AWS environments for ECS and Cloudformation.

Implemented Enterprise best practices to existing configurations of systems and applications.

Trained and mentored existing staff on Linux and Java based systems.

Introduced SSO and Active Directory to existing and new Linux systems.

Sirius XM, Lawrenceville, NJ

3/2015 - 10/2015

Senior Systems and Infrastructure Engineer

Installed and configured VMware vSphere 5.5 with vCenter to bring infrastructure environment to enterprise grade. Maintained AWS environments for production and UAT. Implemented fully continuous integration deployment model to VMware and AWS instances by use of TeamCity. Introduced and implemented SSO for Intranet and AWS environments.

Managed Infrastructure and gave leadership to direct reports.

Installed and configured Big Data environments that consisted of Hadoop, Cassandra, MongoDB, Spark and AWS EMR across NetApp Cloud ONTAP and other NAS solutions for the cloud.

Express-Scripts, St. Louis, MO

7/2014 - 3/2015

DevOps Tools Manager (Contract / Remote)

Maintain Continuous Integration environment that consists of Fisheye/Crucible, CVS, Maven, Nexus, Sonar and Hudson.

Plan and implement new strategic methods for current CI and future environments., King of Prussia, PA

3/2013 - 3/2014

DevOps Engineer / Configuration Manager / Release Manager

Evaluate and assess Infrastructure, Development and other areas to be more efficient and to introduce HA and DR solutions.

Forecast current and future needs of the Dev, Stage and Production environments.

Redesign, scale Virtual Machines 5.5 to be more robust with the growing demands and needs of the current and future environments in a hybrid platform that consisted of AWS, RackSpace and VMware.

Added Share Desktop and Web Camera Conference feature to Instant Message/Jabber server Openfire.

Implement automation for builds and infrastructure for a complete SDLC.

Create new Performance Environment to test a true scalable environment before a release to production.

Create and Implemented standards and best practices across organization.

Upgrade and maintain all Atlassian products: Jira, Confluence, Bamboo. Fisheye and Greenhopper

Upgrade and maintain Maven, Nexus, Sonar.

Single AD/LDAP sign-on across all platforms.

Currently introducing more open source solutions to the organization., Princeton, NJ

11/2012 - 2/2013

Senior Systems Engineer / Release Engineer (Contract)

Deploy and configure JBoss, IIS7 and multiple APIs in a ITIL v3. environment.

Implement init scripts and services for middleware servers/services to start automatically not manually after reboot.

Create and maintain Migration/Release documents for installations and application upgrades

Submit Firewall and Load Balancing Remedy tickets for application's port access.

Comcast, Downingtown, PA

8/2010 - 8/2012

Senior Systems Engineer / Release Engineer / Configuration Engineer

Implemented YUM/RPM local repository for Comcast proprietary RPMs'

Created and deployed RHEL 5.5 64 bit and 32 bit VMs' using latest VMware software 4.10 and VMotion

Migrated older production and tools/test servers to VMs' that were stored on RAID 10 SAN.

Created deployment standard for RHEL servers company wide.

Configured, installed, maintained Tomcat 6, JBoss, Jrun, MySQL and converted MSSQL to MySQL DB, Atlassian Jira, Confluence, Bamboo, Crucible + Fisheye

Deployed and configured Maven Proxy, Hudson/Jenkins, TeamCity and Nexus on same instance of Tomcat 6 for simplicity.

Motorola, Horsham, PA

7/2008 - 1/2010

Systems Engineer III (Contract)

Setup Demo and Lab Environment for Cable Trade Shows

Implemented ODN to run from PC Streamer, SEM and DAC head-end for Cable Shows

Installed and configured software for OCAP to run on Motorola STB - Set Top Box

Test and configure all versions of OCAP with new versions of STB guide software from Verizon, Comcast and Time Warner.

Programmed and configured social networking API - MotoBlur, Flickr, MySpace, YouTube, Pandora for IP based STB

Configured Over the Top applications to use Opera Browser and Flash for IP based STB

Tested and configured OTT applications to run on various STB

Installed and configured Caller ID client-side application and Caller ID Server to work with OCAP and Legacy STB over DSG and ALOHA Networks

TelVue Corporation, Mt. Laurel, NJ

1/2008 - 5/2008

Senior Linux System Administrator / Technical Operations Manager

Installed and configured Fedora, Red Hat, CentOS on variety of different server platforms that contained Apache, MySQL, PHP5

Implemented Kickstart/PXE Boot Servers that Rsync between multiple locations.

Restructured infrastructure for fail over and disaster prevention.

Managed and Cross Trained Technical Support Team, teaching personnel Linux standards.

Created new product build environment, that dropped build time from 2.5 hours to 17 minutes.

Installed and configured LDAP servers to authenticate between Linux, Apple and Windows environments.

Configured and maintained RSA Servers and Juniper Network Routers

TVWORKS (TVI) / Comcast, Radnor, PA

09/2007 - 12/2007

Senior Systems Administrator (Contract)

Installed and configured software for OCAP cluster servers to run on Motorola and Scientific Atlanta cable plants.

Configured DAC and DNCS Servers.

Remote installations for Scientific Atlanta Clusters at Georgia location.

Test and configure all versions of Linux- Fedora, SUSE, Ubuntu, Gentoo, RHEL5 to run on Pre-Production Dell Servers.

Computer Skills

Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008 AD, DNS, DHCP qMail, Sendmail, Dovecot, Postfix

Exchange 2003, 2000, 5.5 Windows 7, Vista, XP WINS, IIS, Edge

PROXY, Firewalls, VPN HTML, JavaScript, ASP CMS, Joomla, Mambo

Linux, UNIX, Solaris 8 - 10 Perl, PHP, Coldfusion Python, Java, AJAX

Red Hat 6 - 9 Fedora 1 - 27 Apache, MySQL, PostgreSQL

SUSE 8,9,10,11 BASH, SH Gentoo, BusyBox

CentOS 4 - 8 RHEL 2 - 8 Ubuntu Server/Desktop

Atlassian Suite, Jira, Confluence XEN, VMware Crucible, Bamboo, Fisheye

Hudson/Jenkins, Maven TeamCity, Nexus Tomcat 5 - 8, JBoss 5,6

Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition Office 97 - 2013 LAN / WAN, Routers, T1

ADSL, SDSL, Cable Rsync, WinSCP, SCP SSH, SHA-1, SHA-2

Nagios, OpenNMS, Icinga2 AWS, SSO, VMware Hadoop, Cassandra, Spark

MongoDB, AWS EMR Samba4 AD/DNS Cloudstack, Ansible, Graylog2,3

Jasper Report Server TIBCO Server Kubernetes (K8s), Terraform, Docker

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