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Systems Architect Project Manager

Location:
Stroudsburg, PA
Posted:
June 27, 2022

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Qualifications Profile

Accomplished, multifaceted, and solutions-oriented professional, offering extensive experience in Azure solutions, project management, IT consulting, product development, and datacenter management within various industries and top managed service provider (MSP) 50 companies. Known for proven record of success in leading, deploying, and accomplishing large-scale and complex projects from startup to completion, while ensuring quality deliverables in accordance with set-forth requirements. Expert at developing and implementing integrated technology and cutting-edge solutions to address clients’ operational needs, generate revenue, and drive continuous improvements. Adept at directing and collaborating with professionals of all levels to enhance functionality, productivity, and efficiency of core infrastructures.

Areas of Expertise

• Solid Background in Infrastructure Project Management

• Cloud Architecture, Implementation and Integration

• Migration and Integration of Azure Workloads

• Azure Security Services (AzureAD, RBAC, KeyVault, IAM, FS)

• Virtualization and Cloud Computing Design & Implementation

• Network and System Security Audits, IDS

• Data Center Design Migration and Integration

• Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Solutions (DRaaS)

Professional Experience

January 2018 – June 2022

Thrive Networks – Senior Solutions Architect Public and Private Cloud Architect

Responsible for collaborating on and setting cloud vision; providing through leadership in cloud infrastructure and cloud services architecture to meet operational objectives for cloud solutions

Architect, implement and support highly distributed Cloud solutions based on Azure, VMWare and Hybrid Clouds

Gained selection to serve as the chef architect, responsible for creating and implementing IaaS/PaaS solutions to deliver

highly scalable private and hybrid cloud solution to customers, which provided unique features to hundreds of clients

Provide Azure Technical expertise including strategic design and architectural mentorship, assessments, POCs in support of the overall sales lifecycle or consulting engagement process

Strategically plan business model, architecture, processes and procedures, and documentations for an advanced sold solution

Architecture and Implementation experience with medium to complex on-prem to Azure migrations

Educate customers of all size on the value proposition of managed services on Azure, and participate in architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment in the Azure cloud

Support development and growth of Thrive’s Cloud Services and Consulting Practice

Be a critical part of Thrive’s core team that is defining and launching exciting “Next Generation” services

Gained selection to serve as the chef architect, responsible for creating and implementing IaaS/PaaS solutions to deliver highly scalable private and hybrid cloud solution to customers, which provided unique features to hundreds of clients

Part of Thrive’s core team that is defining and launching exciting “Next Generation” services

Support the development and growth of Thrive’s Cloud Services and Consulting Practice

Direct all Unix and Linux project management and support, client integration, evaluation, security, and risk analysis

Administration all aspects of the Disaster Recovery (DR) and online backup services from startup to completion for the development of product lines

Supervision to various teams in performing and troubleshooting wide-ranging of complex technical tasks

Technologies: Azure, VMWare, Abiquo, Veeam, Zerto, Asigra, Linux, Avamar, Enterprise Vault, Infinidat, EMC, Pure Storage, NetApp, ServiceNow, Kaseya, nAble, Autotask, Citrix VDI

May 2011 – December 2017

Precision IT Group – Director of Cloud Services Solution Architect Product Development

Responsible for collaborating on and setting cloud vision; providing through leadership in cloud infrastructure and cloud services architecture to meet operational objectives for cloud solutions

Provide keen supervision to various teams in performing wide-ranging technical tasks

Oversee numerous products, large projects, and data center architecture migrations and consolidation from initiation to success involving support, development, and integration in collaboration with various teams

Formulate and implement solutions in troubleshooting complex technical issues

Spearheaded the development and implementation of core DRaaS, BaaS platforms, such as Veeam, Zerto and Asigra

Expertly led all facets of the Disaster Recovery (DR) and online backup services from startup to completion for the development of product lines that could be easily managed, scaled, presented, and sold to customers

Enabled easy scaling and oversight of platform by revamping and improving an early stage DR into a multi-regional DRaaS platform data centers involving complete monitoring, escalations, teams, automations, and compliance certifications, as well as private and public cloud integration

Fulfill various responsibilities including conceptualizing process and procedures, building teams for BaaS management and job verification, and ensuring BaaS with Sarbanes-Oxley SOX compliance

Technologies: Azure, VMWare, Nutanix, StratoScale, Veeam, Zerto, Asigra, Linux, Solaris, BSD, EMC, nAble, Autotask, Citrix VDI,

April 2010 – March 2011

Morgan Stanley – Project Manager Data Center Architect

Contributed in expediting the development of data centers as part of the unprecedented growth-through-merger

Initiated the development of six large-scale data centers which comprised of thousands of servers, networking and storage devices which involved preparing plans to release 200 servers daily with zero incident

Responsible for selecting products, vendors, ensuring proper setup of hardware for the project’s infrastructure

Carried out data center engineering, automation, and deployment; as well as automation scripts configuration

Offered support in the architecture, design and scalability of 20,000 servers in the Hadoop cloud

October 2009 – March 2010

June Media – Project Manager Senior System Architect

Spearheaded seamless migration of a new acquisition’s technology assets and infrastructure

Fulfilled key tasks including consolidation and virtualization servers

Migration from legacy systems to a new high-availability virtualized infrastructure

Enhanced performance, reliability, security, and other key infrastructure and data center operations

October 2008 – September 2009

Vibe Magazine – Project Manager Senior Systems Architect

Evaluated and Supported current IT infrastructure

Introduced new technology to better support media business with reduced costs

Migrated from older technology to new high availability systems with full fault tolerant capabilities

May 2007 – September 2008

Deutsche Bank (Alternative Trading Group) – Project Manager

Set strategic direction to a project and a team in the creation, automation, and oversight of pre-trading analysis and statistical credit derivatives (CDX/CDS) credit-trading tools

Exemplified adeptness in using .NET and SQL tools, third-party applications and APIs, as well as Quantifi, QuoteVision, and custom-designed backend systems and databases in designing complete trading platform and credit derivative tools

Guaranteed alignment of objectives to address gaps between traders, developers, and the overall needs of the business

Rendered supervision to peers, leadership, and associates in managing project goals, phases, budgets, and purchases

August 2006 – January 2007

Financial Times – Senior Systems Architect

Drove enhancement in overseeing custom-developed, high-traffic search engine applications by developing a VMware solution

Performed a variety of tasks which included analyzing existing technology assets, recommending hardware specifications, and replacing current set-up of small and incapable of applications and large-scale VMware ESX infrastructure with 40 physical hosts and 100+ virtual machines

Played an integral role in successfully establishing a fully redundant data center, while enhancing and monitoring system performance and facilitating trainings of system engineers, advice of decision-makers on system scalability and efficiency

Devised a semantic search engine for financial news, while providing the large scale web architecture, system integration, and infrastructure services

August 2006 – January 2007

Sense Networks – Senior Systems Architect

Designed and implemented Hadoop Big Data cluster

January 2005 – December 2005

Proclivity Systems – Senior Systems Architect

Implementation of large Big Data Hadoop cluster

Design, deployment and maintenance of Data Center and Hadoop cluster

June 2004 – July 2005

Galleon Group (Deutsche Bank) – Project Manager Senior Systems Architect

Conceptualized an independent systems infrastructure from scratch to migrate trading group business from Deutsche Bank to Galleon Group hedge fund which involved servers, trading applications, and workstations

Assumed responsibility in creating an extensive proposal for the IT director concerning requirements and specifications in transferring hardware, collocations, private lines, data feeds, and applications

Conducted installation of primary components as well as storage and back-up systems

Prepared an accurate documentation for the new infrastructure, while offering ongoing support and maintenance during the post-implementation phase

Directed and ensured security of applications and servers through automated scripts

June 1999 – December 2003

Register.Com – Systems Engineer

Managing large scale Linux, Solaris and Windows clusters across multiple data centers

• Network and system security audits, prevention, intrusion detection (IDS)

• Implementation and deployment of complex monitoring solution

Development of custom monitoring NOC solution

• Managing large Veritas backup solution

Education and Certifications

• Network Engineering Diploma The Chubb Institute

• Azure System Administrator (AZ-103)

• VMWare CloudMasters (VCPP)

• Veeam Certified Professional (VMCE)

• Zerto Certified Professional (ZCP)

• Asigra Certified Professional (ACP)



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