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Sr Systems Engineer/IT Operations Director

Location:
Los Angeles, CA
Posted:
September 13, 2019

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TAVIO A DOSSOU, MCP, MCSE, MCSA, MCSAM

*** ***** ******** **. # *** Los Angeles, CA 90048

Phone: 310-***-**** E-mail: adacd0@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Solution-oriented Information Technology Professional with proven success designing, implementing, integrating and managing cost-effective, high performance technical solutions to meet challenging business growth.

Solid knowledge of LAN/WAN administration and support for Windows 2012/2016, UNIX, LINUX

Proven expertise in supporting and troubleshooting hardware, software and networking issues.

Demonstrated ability to solve complex user requests through analytical and problem solving skills. Recognized as reliable and dependable for immediate resolution to technical problems.

Organized, take-charge professional with exceptional follow-through abilities and detail orientation. Proven ability to plan and oversee projects from conception to completion.

Outstanding communication skills; interfaces effectively with upper management, vendors, staff, peers and users.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Network:

Active Directory, DNS, PTP, MPLS, WINS, DHCP, FTP, TFTP, Wireless, Cisco Routing, Network Security, MPLS

Operating Systems:

Windows 2016 Server, Linux RHE, Sun Solaris 7 & 10

Development:

SQL 2008/2012/2016, Windows Script, Oracle, Powershell

Mail:

IMAP, SMTP, Exchange 2013/Outlook

Hardware:

HP Servers, IBM Servers, LC2000, Sun 420R, Dell, Laptops, Windows workstations, Coyote loadbalancer, Cisco Switches and Routers, Sonicwall, Snapgear, HP Autoloader, Netapp, SCCM, NAS, SAN

Software:

MS Office, Keller Osha software, Scriptlogic, Microsoft Dynamics GreatPlains, Desktop Authority, ManageEngine, Citrix, Sharepoint, Patchlink, Track-it, HyperV, VM ESXI, Symantec, Netwrix, Payplus, HRPyramid, Veritas, Veam, Bitdefender, Vmware, Goldmine, LANDesk, SMS, Hylafax, Faxcore, Rackspace-JungleDisk, Mastertax

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

California Professional Employers/ ModernHR, Burbank, CA Feb 2002- Present

Sr. Systems Engineer/ Network Administrator: 2005- Present

Successfully designed, implemented, administered, maintained and supported the corporate network with 24 servers running on redundant multiple Operation Systems across two datacenters and the corporate HQ to ensure zero downtime for critical payroll applications.

Effectively worked as the technical lead on various initiatives and projects and provide support, insights, and customizations to Cloud Services with Azure and Rackspace.

Maintained and upgraded corporate internet and intranet servers running Windows 2012 & 2016, Red Hat 7.0, Red Hat Enterprise, Sun Solaris 7 & 10, FTP and Apache 2.2.0 and Tomcat

Ensure project completion by coordinating resources and timetables with users, departments and IT staff

Planned and managed physical-to-virtual server migration; retired over thirty servers and saved over $50K in operating expenses

Planned and built a fully operational Disaster Recovery Office at an offsite location

Led enterprise-wide disaster recovery project and network architecture re-evaluation

Installed, configured and maintained Exchange Server 2010 and successfully upgraded to 2013 without interrupting the email flow.

Create operational policies, procedures, standards, guidelines and best practices

Effectively developed an internal tracking system that reduced company IT property loss from 30% to less than 5% over a 2-year period and lowering ticket resolution times by 25% and creating a new support structure for staff needs.

Administered accounts and permissions for corporate and production mail system consisting of 40 to 140-user environment to sustain company growth.

Supported, and trained upper management, end users on all IT related resources including: servers, desktop hardware, internal application systems, VOIP communication with Shoretel, VPN, Citrix, Document imaging with Sharp and Xerox

Effectively interfaced with external vendors to ensure: quality delivery, timely resolution to issues, aggressive pricing negotiations to complete projects below conservative projected budgets.

Provided the CIO with strategic planning, budgeting, SOC2 audit, HIPAA compliance

Successfully managed and supervised the helpdesk and application support team consisting of 4 Technicians and Developers and outside contractors to manage off-premises equipment.

Planned and executed company’s gradual move into a new building without significant downtime and effectively expanded the Datacenter load and monitoring ahead of deadline.

Renewed warranties, licenses and subscriptions for all servers, applications, services and portals for the infrastructure related to servers and cloud hosting environments.

Configured FaxCore servers to retire obsolete Hylafax

Planned, initiated and completed numerous IT projects on or ahead of schedule including: migrating entire network from Windows 2000/2003 to Windows 2012 and 2016, core network replacement, email server upgrades and migrations, network security review, desktop PC rollout

Implemented network disaster recovery plans and designed network security policies

Helpdesk Support Technician: 2002-2005

Researched and installed numerous security and productivity utilities including Fortinet, Squid Proxy Server for content filtering, Patchlink, Symantec Antivirus Server, NESSUS, SNORT, VMWare and Terminal Servers to improve overall network reliability, functionality,

Ordered and updated SSL certificates on company sites using SonicWall

Effectively developed workflow and processes for HelpDesk technicians to improve the quality of service to users

Supported and maintained enterprise Active Directory System including: DNS, DHCP, WINS, Trusts, Group Policy, System Replication and User Management and System Security.

Created detailed documentation of the corporate network infrastructure cataloguing each system and process by establishing a knowledge base for troubleshooting.

Researched, evaluated and tested new products and technology to ensure upper management, users and peers had access to cutting-edge innovations.

Maintained servers and workstations using logon scripts, PowerShell, batch files.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Computer Network Management

Westwood College of Technology – Los Angeles, CA

Master’s in Communication and Literature

University of Merignac- Bordeaux, France



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