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Engineer Maintenance

New York City, NY
February 25, 2020

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Queens, NY



Seeking to acquire a Linux Systems Administrator/ Engineering position where I can utilize my Six years of technical experience in deployment, provisioning, configuration and maintenance of Cloud and Linux based servers. Trying to accomplish important work with an organization which will permit me to address and fathom their specialized needs, by applying my experience inside the zones of framework. Excellent research skills, persistent, and detail oriented.

Areas of Expertise:

Excellent experience in support, troubleshooting, Installation & configuration of Linux systems.

Experience in computer system maintenance, systems security, software upgrade and network administration of servers running Linux (RedHat Linux, CentOS, Ubuntu, Oracle).

24x7 Technical support and troubleshooting in Performance Monitoring of CPU, Memory, Disks, Network using various monitoring tools like Nagios, UNIX and Linux systems

Experience in troubleshooting of issues with applications, network, user hardware, naming services etc.

Responsible for creating and managing user accounts, security, rights, disk space and process monitoring in Red Hat Linux.

Proficiency in VMWare Installation and monitoring Virtual environments with ESX Servers and Virtual Center.

Experience in Server build using PXEboot and Kickstart Process on multiple servers.

Experience working with deploying networking services such as DNS, DHCP, FTP and NFS.

Experience in automating repetitive processes using scripting and ansible.

Good presentation, customer support and troubleshooting skills & experience in providing 24x7 support

Experience in Logical Volume Manager for creation of Volume groups / Logical Volumes and File systems in Linux environment.


Operating Systems: Linux (Red Hat, Centos) Ubuntu, Oracle, SUSE

Networking: DNS, DHCP, TCP/IP, UDP, LAN, VLAN, Nmaper, NIC Bonding, LDAP, NFS, NTS, SMTP

Apache, NIS, NFS, PXE Boot, Kickstart

System Application Monitoring: Nagios

Cloud Computing: Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Scheduling Tool: Crontab

version control: Git Hub, Gitlab,

Automation Tool: Ansible

BASH Scripting,

Monitoring Tools: Nagios, SCOM

Automate Standard Pre- and Post-Patching Activities

Virtualization Tools: VMware, ESXi, VCenter, Apache, NIS, NFS, PXE Boot, Kickstart

Effective Two-way Communication, Documentation,

Professional Experience:

GE Electronics KY Dec 2019 to Present

Provisioning VMs and BMs using PXE-boot, configuring those using Ansible play books.

Proficiency in VMWare. Installation and monitoring Virtual environments with ESX Servers and Virtual Center.

Responsible for the engineering, maintenance and monitoring of development & testing equipment running Red Hat Linux. Troubleshooting with development teams, making OS changes, testing changes and documenting changes for hand off to production teams.

Managing systems routine backup, scheduling jobs like disabling and enabling cron jobs, enabling system logging, network logging of servers for maintenance, performance tuning, testing

Installed, Configured and Maintained Active Directory Windows Server 2008

Management of RedHat Linux user accounts, groups, directories and file permissions.

Performance monitoring using Sar, Iostat, VMstat and MPstaton servers and also logged to monitoring tool for graphical view.

Good knowledge of RAID groups and setting up NFS, CIFS and iSCSI protocols in SAN/NAS environment on HPUX 11.31 and Redhat LINUX.

Implemented Shell and bash scripts for release and build automation. Manipulated and automated scripts to suit the requirements.

Tested and implemented Dev and QA environment deployment process thru Orchestration with Ansible Playbooks.

Following change management process and tickets using Remedy tool.

Worked closely with database administration staff to ensure optimal performance of databases, and maintain development applications and databases.

Configured and maintained Master, Slave, Cache and forwarder DNS servers.

Writing Ansible playbook for automating tasks such as managing resources on 100 of machines (users, packages, files, services) and running ad-hoc commands

Patching all Linux machines using BladeLogic automation tool.

Provide System Administrator level support of applications such as Oracle, MySQL, Apache, Tomcat, Splunk, Tanium, RabbitMQ, IBM MQ

Experience in Installing Firmware Upgrades, kernel patches, systems configuration, performance tuning on /Linux systems.

Experienced with TCP/IP networking tool using them in network configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting.

Monitor and prioritize incoming service desk tickets and ensure acknowledgment.

Responsible for design and maintenance of the Subversion repositories and the access control strategies.

AT&T, INC. New York March 2016 to Nov 2019

Linux Systems Engineer/Administrator

Installing new and rebuilding existing servers which includes infrastructure (NIS, NFS, PXE boot, Kickstart File Servers, Automount, DNS, DHCP and NetBackup.

Experience in adding or removing storage devices creating and deleting partitions, mounting partitions on appropriate directories and making file system.

Implemented LVMs and maintained them.

Implemented RAID levels.

Resolving SSH related issues and other connectivity issues.

Responsible of incident management and change management tickets.

Secured Linux servers by following AT&T Security policies.

Ensured the streamlined operation of the IT infrastructure in alignment with the business objectives of the organization.

Installing and upgrading software on Linux using rpm/yum.

Provisioning VMs and BMs using PXE-boot, configuring those using Ansible play books.

Maintained high availability clustered and standalone server environments and refined automation components with scripting and configuration management (ansible).

Wrote the Ansible playbooks which is the entry point for Ansible provisioning, where the automation is defined through tasks using YAML format. Run Ansible scripts to provision dev servers.

Used Jenkins and Ansible for Continuous Integration and continuous deployment in multiple environments.

Used Ansible as the configuration management tool and orchestrating the interaction of multiple configurations so that they work efficiently as the whole unit.

Configured and maintained Master, Slave, Cache and forwarder DNS servers.

Develop automation solutions leveraging shell and bash Scripts to increase the operational efficiency

Monitoring, capacity planning, application monitoring on mission critical servers with the help of Nagios and Rsyslogs.

Experienced with various file systems such as XFS, EXT, NFS, NTFS and FAT.

Administration of Children Services (Family Court), Jamaica, N.Y March 2014 Feb 2016

Linux Analyst

Installed, configured and updated Linux servers, with Red Hat and CentOS.

User/ File management; adding, removing and giving access rights to users on a server.

Experience in installing, upgrading and configuring Red Hat and CentOS Linux 5.x, 6.x, using Kickstart Servers and Interactive Installation.

Management of disks on Red Hat and CentOS Servers using LVM, creating volumes, file system and resizing volumes.

Work with vendors and datacenter technicians for installing/troubleshooting/replacing hardware as necessary

Worked with third party vendors to resolve issues with hardware or software covered by annual maintenance agreement.

Created comprehensive user documentation as well as training for both clients and support staff.

Implementing and Maintaining Apache web server with HTTPS

Administer NFS and other applications on Linux Servers

Responsible for monitoring and management of data center

Performs system monitoring using Linux native tools such as top, Vmstat, SAR, Tcpdump, ps, etc.

Remotely coping files using SFTP, FTP, SCP, WinSCP, and FileZilla

Work closely with software developers as needed to troubleshoot and resolve production outage.

Co-coordinating with all the different teams like virtualization, monitoring, networking, SAN, and application team to make sure the work is completed on time.

Npower, New York, NY Sep 2013 – Mar 2014

Technology Training Program

EDUCATION Sep 2003- July 2005

National Textile College & Management Institute, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Master’s in Business Administration

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