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Systems Engineer

Ashford, CT, 06278
October 11, 2019

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OBJECTIVE: To obtain a position as a Systems Consultant in a progressive

systems environment

QUALIFICATIONS: -Excellent analytical and communication skills

-Ability to work independently and to meet specified project goals

-Efficiency in Troubleshooting/Problem Solving

-Strong Technical and Business Aptitude


Client Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft

Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 10, Linux

Network Operating Systems: Windows 2008 Server, Windows 2012 Server,

Windows 2016 Server, Windows 2019 Server, Solaris, HP-UX

Virtualization: Vmware Vcenter 6.5, Desktop VDI imaging, Microsoft HyperV, Citrix

XenApp, XenServer and XenDesktop, Cisco UCS, RES Workspace,

Recoverpoint for VM

Application Software: Microsoft Office, SQL Server, Skype for Business, Exchange 2010 through 2016

Tivoli, Lotus Notes, Ghost, Oracle 11, IIS, SCCM 2012 and 2016, Veritas, Wise,

Insight Manager, Sharepoint, Office 365


Remote Access: Citrix Receiver, VPN, Citrix XenApp, Sonicwall, ATM, T1,

Terminal Server, Frame Relay, Cisco routers, bridges

Cloud Automation Tools: Chef, Puppet, Docker, Ansible, Powershell

Cloud Hosting: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure


February 2017- Pratt and Whitney East Hartford, CT

October 2019

Systems Engineer

Responsible for the maintenance and support of a 1000 node Windows 2012 Server Active Directory based network

Implemented and supported Netscaler for improved Citrix load balancing

Responsible for the design and rollout of Citrix Xenapp 6.5 for published applications and VDI image creation utilizing Vmware View

Utilized MOM and SCOM 2012 for cross-platform monitoring and server patching of existing blade servers and internal and remote clients

Implemented DFS file replication to improve WAN network response time

Utilized Chef and Puppet for PHP Web application deployments

Implemented and managed a Amazon AWS cloud environment using Vmware converter and MVMC to migrate existing Vmware VMs

Extensive usage of Microsoft Build Tools including Migrate and Msbuild

Implemented New Relic APM for application performance monitoring

Responsible for public folder migration from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2013 for multiple remote sites using the Active Directory connector

Supported 600 Citrix XenApp 6.5 users for remote office access and was responsible for Citrix server builds and load balancing metrics for performance tuning

Supported and maintained Vmware Vcenter 6.5 servers for both internal and external clients

Involved in overseeing the migration of 500 users to Windows 7 and converted 50 servers over to 2008 Server

Responsible for support and maintenance of 20 Unix Solaris servers

Responsible for creating Windows 2003 image builds using Wise for Windows Installer scripting tools

Installed and supported 12 IIS web servers and was responsible for establishing web security standards for internet site access

Responsible for managing 4 consultants for Windows 2012 Server migration from 2008 Server

Supervisory tasks included project management, time tracking and defining employee’s project roles and responsibilities

Oversaw production SMS support including package distribution and client inventory analysis utilizing Wise scripting tools

Responsible for SMS package creation and distribution to all remote sites

Provided technical guidance for remote thin client dial-in clients using Citrix Server and for RAS remote users

November 2013- Travelers Insurance Hartford, CT

January 2017

Systems Consultant

Responsible for the creation and maintenance of a 1500 node Windows 2012 Server Active Directory based network environment

Implement Microsoft Azure for Devops group and established a hybrid cloud environment for production applications

Served as Team Lead for Active Directory Rollout Team with responsibilities for both AD design, OU structure and group hierarchy tree and forest creation

Worked with business units and managers to define security rights for new AD directory structure

Installed and maintained 5 Linux (RedHat) production web servers

Responsible for Checkpoint VPN-1 Firewall installation and maintenance

Member of Testing and Acceptance Team to approve server Ghost image builds created with Wise scripting tools

Built HP Proliant BL30P Blade servers for remote office installation

Supported both local and remote mail server users utilizing multiple Exchange 2003 postoffices with LDAP

Provided remote technical support for field personnel at 4 branch offices

December 2007- Pfizer Inc. Groton, CT

October 2013

Windows NT Architect

Responsible for a 200 client node migration from a Novell Netware 4.1 NDS based server environment to a Windows NT 4.0

Server domain based network architecture

Oversaw the conversion of both servers and desktops to a TCP/IP protocol based NT multiple master domain model that supported four remote sites utilizing Shiva Lan Rover remote dial

Created SMS application install packages utilizing Wininstall

Installed and maintained four Microsoft 5.5 Exchange post offices for both internal intranet and external internet e-mail communications

Used Citrix Metaframe to support 250 remote users running Peoplesoft 8.0 and SAP 4.5B at 3 remote sites

Installed 4 Primary and 2 Secondary SMS site servers to provide both software and hardware auditing and client driver distribution for 200 nodes

Provided a knowledge transfer of NT administration skills to existing IS staff at end of project to allow for a graceful platform transition

Supervised two junior staff members on NT 4.0 Workstation upgrade procedures

August 2004- Aetna Life & Casualty Middletown, CT

November 2007

Windows NT Consultant

Responsible for the design, implementation and support of a 500 node Windows NT Server 3.51 TCP/IP based network

Oversaw migration from a Novell Netware 3.12 based network to a Windows NT Server and NT Workstation domain based network infrastructure

Responsible for supervising 4 junior consultants for client node migration

Installation and optimization of SQL Server for processing and storage of HMO medical data

Completion of a 25 user RAS (Remote Access Service) dial-in system via ISDN to facilitate data downloads from remote office locations for processing into corresponding database records

Provided technical guidance to existing IS staff for rollout of Microsoft Backoffice and Microsoft Mail Server

June 1998- Hartford Steam Boiler Insurance Hartford, CT

July 2004

Systems Analyst

Responsible for the management and administration of a 250 node

Novell 3.12 Token-Ring network

Duties included network management and technical support of proprietary LAN based commercial business applications such as Skyline, a commercial property management software application

Heavy usage and support of Oracle 7.0 for management of property value information

Administered a 50 node Lotus Notes Server with responsibility for both client and server maintenance tasks

July 1989- Middlesex Mutual Assurance Middletown, CT

May 1998

LAN Administrator

Responsible for the administration of oversight of a 200 node Novell 3.11 Ethernet network

Installed Cisco routers and Bay Network intelligent hubs to improve network response time and reliability

Responsible for all IS budget expenditures for projected network needs for both client and server equipment

Extensive use of Rumba and Smarterm for 3270 emulation for connectivity to an internal IBM AS/400

Worked with consultants to implement internal firewall for both external remote access and internal intranet connectivity

Provided end user training to assist in desktop conversion from DOS based claims software to a Windows based claims system

EDUCATION: May 1989 University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT 06268

B.S. Computer Science, Cum Laude

July 1995 Certified Netware Engineer (CNE)

Connecticut Computer Services

October 1999 Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)

Connecticut Computer Services

June 2009 Vmware Certified Professional (VCP)

Connecticut Computer Services

August 2010 Certified Citrix Administrator (CCA)

Connecticut Computer Services

July 2015 Azure Solution Architect (MCSD)

Connecticut Computer Services

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