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Senior Systems Administrator/Engineer
32 years experience W2 Ravena, NY
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Database Backups Linux Windows Cisco System Administration VMWare Routers Hybrid Cloud Network Engineer Database Upgrades
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Senior Systems Administrator/Engineer 10/18 - present
AWS CentOS Cisco Data Center Debian Firewall Hyper-V Linux Microsoft Exchange MS Azure Network Design RedHat Switches System Administration vCenter VMWare VPN Devops Database Backups Database Upgrades Firmware JIRA MySQL Office 365 Oracle Windows
Senior I.T./Systems Administrator/Network Engineer 08/15 - 10/18
AWS Cisco Data Center Firewall Hybrid Cloud Hyper-V Linux MS Azure Routers Solidworks Switches System Administration vBlock vcloud VMWare VPN vSphere Cisco ASA Database Backups Microsoft Exchange Network Engineer Office 365 Windows
01/12 - 01/16

10+ years using VMWare, vRealize Suite, Veeam-latest versions
• 10 + years of experience with Tier-2 LINUX/UNIX System Administration on Sun Solaris 2.10/2.9/2.8/2.7/2.6, HP-UX, AIX, Debian, Cent OS, Red-Hat Enterprise Linux.
• 10 + years of experience with Tier-2 WINDOWS System Administration on Windows Server 2003,2008 Std., 2008 R2, 2012 2012 R2 2016. PC O/S Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1., 10.
• Expert in setting up servers on UNIX, System Administration in Production & Development (24x7) environment, user & security administration, backup & recovery and maintenance of various activities.
• Experience with Sun Solaris 10 features like Containers, Branded zones, SMF and knowledge of ZFS and Dtrace.
• Experience with the installation of Veritas Cluster Server 4.x and design, implementation of High Availability.
• Installation and administration of Veritas Volume Manager 3.5, 4.x, 5.0,6,6.5 Solaris Volume Manager and Logical Volume Manager with the implementation of RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 and 100. Vmware and vCenter 5.5,6, 6.0, 6.5,6.7 and HyperV. Veeam 8.0,9.0,9.5
• Experience with backup and recovery using Veeam 6,6.5,8,9.0, 9.5Veritas Netbackup 4.5, 5, on Adic Tape Library.
• Experience in Solaris upgrade to Solaris 10 from prior versions like Solaris 8, 9 using live upgrade.
• Responsible for installation, administration, maintenance, monitoring, upgrade, and performance tuning of all UNIX operating systems.
• Package and Patch administration including implementation of DST packages
• Involved in performance analysis of system resources like CPU, Memory, and I/O devices and implementing necessary changes in the servers both OS and hardware based on the analysis for better server performance.
• Handled Kernel Turning to improve Operating system and application performance. naming services.
• Expertise in planning and building secured systems and hardening of servers in Solaris like NIS, DNS, DHCP Server and sharing services like Apache and Samba..
• Create and maintain SHELL scripts and programs on all platforms for automation, tuning and monitoring.
• Manage and support UNIX servers like SUN Solaris, HP-UX, AIX and Linux REDHAT OS that runs Oracle databases and Netbackup enterprise.
• Experience and knowledge in SAN (All HP and Dell-EMC-VMAX, Equallogic ELASTIC models), LVM, tape library, Send mail, FTP, SSH, TCP/IP, Apache, SMF, ZFS, SUN Virtual Container and zoning technology.
• Experience and knowledge in All HP and Dell server models including Blade servers.
• Maintain storage and enterprise backup procedure and processes. (SAN, Tape, Cloud)
• Responsible for maintaining security on all UNIX system for regulatory compliance.
• Conduct systems analysis, configuration management and develops improvements for systems software performance, availability and reliability.
• Provide technical assistance to IT support including DBA, application users, developers, project managers, business users and internal IT staff.
• Sound knowledge of Oracle 10g on Sun Solaris, HP-UNIX, Linux and Windows XP, 2003.
• Involved in various stages of testing (Black Box, White Box, Unit, System, Integration, and User Acceptance Test).
• A good team player with excellent communication, management, analytical, verbal & writing skills.
• Flexible enough to work in a variety of environments & capable to take up new tasks as I am self motivated & quick learner.
• Lab tested new versions/configs using custom Kickstart install of Linux/Unix Servers for production environment.
• Skills/Tools Project Management- Designed and implemented a repair and imaging procedure for desktop/servers (O/S, Software) and a comprehensive customer service program, for a new staffed Tier 1,2, & 3 IT department of 30 employees.
• Designed CD Rom that contained over 500 html formatted software drivers to provide technicians instant access to a driver for a piece of software this eliminated the need to spend time searching for appropriate drivers.
• Designed and documented a complex engineering project to support a digital imaging system recommended all peripherals to support a major customer including printers, cameras, and provided costs analysis.
• Completed store wide Windows NT upgrade to approximately 20 on site workstations.
• Custom designed (2) ASP and (2) PHP websites including shopping carts automatic credit card processing and a search engine.

Top 5 Skills
SkillsProficiencyLast Used
Database Backups
System Administration
Education and Certifications
Computer Science
University of Buffalo College Harkness Center 2002
Electrical Engineering
Erie Community College 2000
36 hr. night course: Received a 4.0 average: Subject: Electronic Technician C.E.T. (Certified Electr,
CompTIA A+ Certified Certificate-,
Willing to relocate?:Yes
Relocation preference
Any location
Prepared to Travel:No travel (0%)
Employment Type:Any
Security Clearance:No clearance
Citizenship:U.S. Citizen