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IT Infrastrcuture Specialist/Cybersecurity Expert

Lagos, Nigeria
April 20, 2021

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RAJI, Yussuf Olarewaju

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IT Profile

I have over a decade IT experience in Information Technology that span across systems integration, transformation and IT service delivery. I am more passionate and goal driven individual with expertise in all aspect of IT - end to end as regards systems design, service delivery and implementation. Having worked in public and private sectors, I had the opportunity to go above and beyond in demonstrating personal dedication to client’s success on several projects across the continents of Africa. In 2014, when I joined International Business Machine (IBM). IBM taught me that “Innovation is at the core of every disruption” and this helped in proactively seeking creative ways to tackle challenges regardless of the industry. I have carried this work ethic into everything I do. As one ever desirous of acquiring new knowledge and enlarging my horizon, I have acquired several IT badges, certifications and recommendations. I have been involved in capacity building that added positive impact in the lives of many IT Professionals.

IT Skill Sets & Specialities

* Systems Integration* IT Service Delivery *Project Management * Security Analysis * Risk Analysis and Mitigation * Malware Analysis * Intrusion Detection * Cloud Security * Esxi * Virtualization * VMware * Vcentre * IT Infrastructure * Firewall * Network Security * Data Centre Operations * Blockchain * Biometrics Fingerprints Solutions* Logistics and Security Solutions * Smarter City Solutions * Cisco * SAN Switches *Incident Response Certifications/Badges

• Winner “2020 IBM Champion Learner Gold Award” Dec 2020

• Penetration Testing, Incident Response and Forensics Dec 2020

• Network Security & Database Vulnerabilities Dec 2020

• Introduction to Cybersecurity Tools and Cyber Attacks Dec 2020

• CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) Network Concepts May 2020

• CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+: Threat Intelligence May 2020

• Cybersecurity Roles, Processes and Operating System Security May 2020

• Cybersecurity Compliance Framework & System Administrator Apr 2020

• IBM Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Data Science & Analytics Intro Jul 2018

• IBM Internet of Things (IOT), Blockchain Intro Jun 2018

• Certified IBM Security Systems Sales Professional (CISSSP) Dec 2014

• IBM Design Thinking Practitioner Dec 2017

• Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP) Jun 2013

• Winner: Best Corp (NYSC) Member in Anambra State, Nigeria 2007/08 Confidential - 2 -


Educational Background

• Master of Information Systems Security Management 2021 – 2022 (In View) Concordia University of Edmonton, Canada

§ Master of Information Technology (MIT) 2014 - 2015 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomosho, Oyo.

• National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) 2007 - 2008

Nanka Community High School, Enugwu Nanka,

Anamabra State.

§ Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computer Science 2005 - 2006 Kwara State Polytechnic

Ilorin, Kwara State

§ National Diploma in Computer Science 2000 - 2001 Kwara State Polytechnic

Ilorin, Kwara State

Professional Experience

IT Infrastructure & Data Centre Operations Specialist May 2018 – Till Date International Business Machines (IBM), Lagos Innovation Centre

§ Plans and runs all existing and new IT infrastructure in both reactive request mode and proactive mode to ensure that all installed IT Infrastructure at IBM Lagos Client Centre are running in a superior manner.

§ Utilizes Security Information and Event Management to monitor data flow between networks.

§ Manages all IT Resources, hardware, software, network, AV, and all aspects of the Centres to ensure high availability and service in all events running within and outside the Client Centre

§ Manages Installed Network Security Appliances: IBM Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), IBM Qradar Security System and Cisco Firewall.

§ Manages all Network and Security Infrastructure at IBM Innovation and Client Centre such as: ESXi Servers, AIX, LPARS, Virtualization, IBM Power Servers, Flash Systems Storage V9000, Storwize V7000, Hardware Management Console (HMC) and SAN Switches

§ SME to specific country focus solution thus supporting IBM Business (PoCs and PoTs)

§ Coordinates training sessions as required for central and west Africa BPs and sellers.

§ Supports all Events holding at the Client Centre

§ Designs systems and assess the effectiveness of technology resources for existing or new systems that are being implemented.

§ Manages IBM Lagos Centre TEC CLOUD Virtualization environment and Operational Documentations.

§ Provisions VM’s to Users (University Relation and Business Partners Trainees) using one of IBM Lagos Client Centre on Premise CLOUD Base Skills Academy Initiative.

§ Designs systems and assess the effectiveness of technology resources for existing or new systems that are being implemented.

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IT Infrastructure Specialist August 2014 – April 2018 IBM Lagos Innovation & Client Centre.

• Conducted extreme complex technical evaluation and suggest proposed physical architectures along with detailed designs.

• Head responsibility to install, configure and maintain applications with IT infrastructure.

• Analyzed problems, evaluate technical issues, test, maintain, modify, integrate, monitor and ensure to automate software systems.

• Conducted long range strategic plans of IT infrastructure plus operational aspects of application execution within infrastructure.

• Handled organization-wide windows-based application projects of complex to ensure applications optimal performance and related infrastructure.

• Configured complex and visible integration aspects like network connectivity, VMware environment to attain business requirements.

• Executed application-level SSL plus configure mutual validation for back-end systems communication.

• Executed IBM Demos successfully by minimal downtime as well as disruption.

• Provided general framework plus environment to assist application developers and maintain activities.

• Involved actively in teams of cross functional project in other business unit to assist solve problems inclusive of different technologies straddling multiple work groups. Senior Program Analyst June 2010 - July 2014

Lagos State Ministry of Science & Technology, Ikeja.

• Supervised and train analysts

§ Assessed system capabilities and undertake feasibility studies with timelines

§ Created workflow diagrams, explore alternative solutions, write programs

§ Trained system users, serve as an information resource, develop resource materials, provide ongoing support

§ On top of new technology trends, join organizations, attend seminars, conferences and ongoing opportunities

IT Network Specialist Oct. 2008 – June 2010.

Nirph Digital (West Africa)

• Provided adequate user support to improve customer service delivery to all Nirph Clients

• Implementation of new and existing IT Solutions.

• Provided professional, courteous response to individual users.

• Delivered IT Training to Clients that are using Nirph IT Solutions

• Rolled out of Nirph Biometric Solution – KYC to Financial Service Sector that is: o Over 25 Branches of Blue Intercontinental Microfinance Bank o Deployment of NIBBS Centralized/Repository Server o Deployment of Oyo State Ministry of Finance Audit and Verification of Pensions Confidential - 4 -


IT Trainer & System Engineer May 2008 - October 2008 Telecom Training Company (TTC) Mobile Ltd

§ Delivered practical hands-on training to indigenous sectors such as Banking, Telecom, ICT, Oil and Gas, Insurance on the following core areas:

§ Structured cabling, Termination on Patch Panel, faceplates, Trunking, Voice Over IP (VOIP), Virtual Private Network (VPN), Networking, Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT),

§ Fiber Optics, Transmission Engineering, Base Transceiver Station (BTS) Engineering, RF Engineering Systems Support Engineer May 2002 - May 2004

Usasiv Communications Limited

§ Maintained optimal level of customer satisfaction and identify all customer issues and recommend appropriate resolution for same.

§ Assisted to install all hardware on systems provide required upgrades and manage all change orders and provide technical expertise for all hardware components.

§ Provided support to all systems and managed all requests for systems and assisted to resolve all issues and performed regular troubleshoot on all network issues and analyze all system logs.

§ Installed all internal resources and analyze all software to ensure smooth working.

§ Provided support to all help desk operations and manage all products according to customer requirements and provide support to all internal and external customers.

§ Prepare reports for all repair activities

Student Intern June 2001 - May 2002

First Bank of Nigeria Plc, Head Office, Marina, Lagos IT & Electronic Banking Directorate

§ Supported all First Bank Employees on technical issues on their Personal Computers (PC) leading to connectivity issues, issues relating to hardware, printer and internet connectivity.

§ Logged all resolved and unresolved IT related issues to helpdesk database and raise a ticket

§ Updated IT asset inventory records

Hobbies and Interest

I enjoy spending time with my lovely family. Travelling has been part of me. I appreciate working in a team and acquiring new skills as well as sharing such skills with my peers/colleagues Referee(s): I’ll share on request

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