Aaron Shamar Abrams
Senior Professional IT Systems, IT Manager, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, McCalla, AL (3/2020-Current)
Plan, design, implement and manage multiple concurrent infrastructure projects to support business and technical needs. Also created and managed IT budget for a company of 300+ employees.
Maintained an accurate inventory of hardware and software assets, assets under warranty and within useful life, and developed a roadmap for future investment.
Interface with business unit representatives to develop the next Manufacturing generation end-user computing requirements for clients and identify opportunities to drive efficiency and productivity.
Manage an IT staff of 8 to help maximize their potential along with Personal Development Plans for the teams’ long term growth.
Migrated VoIP and cell phones to new vendors improving services and reducing costs by $200,000 annually.
Active Directory Engineer (contract) BBVA, Birmingham, AL (11/2019-March 2020)
Maintained AD Forest, Enterprise domains, DNS, DHCP, AD Site topology & Replication, Authentication, Security, Group Policy, AD Disaster Recovery, Public Key Infrastructure, and Client-Side interactions.
Implemented Exchange 2010/2013/2016 in a large, on premise, clustered enterprise environment.
Responsible for performing regular network and application security/ vulnerability assessments against corporate network and production applications using various open source and proprietary tools.
Senior Systems Administrator FIS, Hoover, AL (1/2019-1/2020)
Managed large project deliveries with a multitude of FIS web products built on various web technologies, including .Net and Java.
Designed and maintain scripts for VMware infrastructure with processes ranging from configuration of template/parents to detailed VMware queries.
Developed test cases for software/hardware testing and developing test evaluation reports for stakeholders.
Support Manager/ Technical Support Specialist ll Honda, Lincoln, AL (11/2017- 12/2018)
Served as Support Manager and was accountable for teams across abroad technical, financial and business disciplines. Focused teams on business objectives and tracked progress to ensure project milestones were completed on time, on budget and with the desired results in SAP-EAS.
Led the consolidation of five AS/400s locations to one main AS/400 in Alabama with migration of GPCS and various AS/400 applications; the consolidation provided cost savings in resources and security management.
Interfaced with global teams to implement technologies that align with the current security strategy. Provided metrics on vulnerability assessments and recommended remediation activities.
Systems Support Specialist ll Jack Henry & Associates, Birmingham, AL (1/15 - 10/2017)
Provided strategic planning, design, and change management for all mission critical IT infrastructure and supporting services.
Used VMware vMotion to eliminate application downtime from planned server maintenance by migrating running virtual machines between hosts.
Maintained and updated RSA servers and token/user accounts in order to help provide secure network access.
Business System Analyst Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Birmingham, AL (1/2009 - 3/2014)
Compiled and generated third-party databases user requirements, composed into logical phases and identify key dependencies required for business line success.
Implemented scalable web-based loan origination system (LOS) designed specifically for the correspondent lending market within scope thru ERP.
Developed organizational units in Active Directory (AD) and managed user security with group policies.
Corporate Security Analyst Regions Bank, Hoover, AL (8/2005 - 8/2008)
Participated in the integration of security information for Regions Bank protection project to measure the processes and procedures for safeguarding the integrity of confidential, proprietary, restricted, and highly sensitive identifiable information.
Approved Risk Exceptions, Change Requests & Service Requests within approved SLAs
Directed network vulnerability assessments using tools to evaluate attack vectors, identify system vulnerabilities and develop plans and security procedures.
Colorado Technical University
Colorado Springs, CO December 2008
Major: Information Systems Management
Software Applications: Microsoft Suite, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Access, Cognos, Jira, API
Methodologies: Agile, XP, RAD
Operating Systems: Windows 7/8/10 / Vista / Windows NT / 2000 / XP / Linux / UNIX /Mac OS/ I Series AS400
Programming Languages: Java, RPG, Python, C, C++,
Database Management: Database SQL command language, MySQL, Oracle
Security Software: Checkpoint Firewall, Norton Firewall and Ghost, McAfee/Norton Virus Protection,
Network Management: TCP/IP, ISO/OSI, SSH, Routers, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), Citrix
Certifications: MS Server, CCNA 2016, MS Certified System Administrator
Management Information Systems
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
Bachelor of Science
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Major: Criminal Justice