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Sr. Technical Project Manager
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Sr. Technical Project Manager
Jan 2018 - present
Ny, NY
  • (Remote)/Valhalla Sr. Technical Project Manager
  • Network Infrastructure components, lead and drive projects work that support the business and IT strategies
  • Supported a team of SMEs, manage multiple concurrent projects from inception to post-implementation, undertake day to day management for US and multiple international projects, resource planning and reporting through proactive management
  • actively engage with project stakeholders and organize and attend steering meetings.
  • Manage and deliver network projects, including MDF, IDF, baseline and buildout for multiple projects, involving structure cabling, Networking, WAN/LAN, Data Center, and HVAC Carrier service DMARC, relocation and implementation of technical or service solutions as required in line with customer in US and international strategy.
  • Ensure that projects are delivered in line with requirements to agreed timescale, cost and quality targets, identifying risks and issues and recommending/initiating remedial action as necessary.
  • Set-up, organize, manage, control and deliver your projects on time, within budget, and to the right quality, in line with the Project Management methodology.
  • Plan and control projects, including monitoring, issue, and risk management, change control & contingency planning whilst maintaining the overall direction and integrity of the project
  • Produce weekly/monthly progress and status reports and maintain project plans/project tracker.
Data Center Project Management Project Planning Risk Management Stakeholder Engagement
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Technical Project Manager
May 2017 - May 2017
Remote/Homewood IL Technical Project Manager Responsibilities:
  • Manage infrastructure-related projects such as Network, Telecommunication, Cyber Security Networks, OSP, Circuit Migration, Avaya Aura, Cisco CMS VOIP, Storage, Virtualization, Wireless, System Migration, Data Center Build Out, Data Center Deployments, Data Center Migration, Data Center Decommission and Data Center/Facilities.
  • Manage new monitoring systems (Positive Train Control) deployment from old monitoring system. HP open view conversion to Dell monitoring systems. Managed the deployment for the new data center platform (DCO)
  • Manage the project team members and stakeholder's expectations, manage schedule, cutovers in DC environment.
  • Work with the VP of IT and others to develop the processes, procedures & documentation to use for
  • Technology and other business projects.
  • Create change request for vendor installs and decom in DC. Review SOW/SOP and all documentation.
  • SAP tool for managed time tracking per project, accounting and project task.
  • Work with external consultants and external service providers when needed to implement technology-based solutions.
  • Manage IT projects from start to finish, following the CN PMO project management methodology, process and tools.
  • Discovery of Data Center hardware, network and telecommunication equipment, cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and applications.
Data Center PMO Project Management SAP SOW Stakeholder Engagement
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Sr. Technical Project Manager
Jul 2013 - Dec 2013
Glen Allen, VA
Responsibilities:
  • Managing complex Data Center IT System Migration Technology projects with Cisco Data, WIFI, and VOIP Networks, Windows server Cyber Security Networks, refresh and MS365 Applications projects.
  • Manage vendors, internal network application and telephony teams.
  • Working with cross-functional teams and proven ability to lead team matrixes from different internal groups, different locations and drive results through coordination of task completion, handoffs and overall delivery of solution.
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office products: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Project.
  • Identifies all problem areas on jobs and discusses with Team Members and others as needed
Data Center Microsoft Excel MS Visio Project Management
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Sr. Technical Project Manager
Feb 2013 - Jul 2013
Chester, VA
Responsibilities:
  • Provides requirement/data gathering, analysis, and solution development to support Unified Communications as a Service and SaaS, including Cisco VoIP, Cisco VOIP, Avaya VOIP, network and application installation in MDF areas.
  • Collaborate with other project managers, VoIP engineers, cyber security engineer, application engineers, data, wireless engineers, and network security engineers, to establish detailed site plans for the installation of the VOIP, applications solutions for based system locate in data centers
  • Experience in planning, scheduling, customer coordination and intraday management in a team based/vendor environment.
  • Support development of real-time adherence and project management tools Support customer voice requirements
Data Center Project Management SaaS
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Technical Project Manager (Consultant)
Dec 2011 - Sep 2012
Portland, OR
Responsibilities:
  • Managed a complex IT Infrastructure projects, E-commerce, application, systems, voice, ISP, data and wireless transformation (NaaS/TaaS/SaaS) deployment projects in data centers.
  • Ensure the successful implementation of Cloud-based Services technology solutions in support of data centers
  • Managed Vendor management for deploying Cisco Unified Communications as a Service Cisco, VOIP, Cisco VOIP, Avaya Aura enterprise system VOIP, Cisco Wireless and applications (Routers, Switches, Servers, Cyber Security, Audio Video, Wireless Controllers, Access Points, PBX, Call Manager, Wireless Radio Area Network (WRAN), Radio Access Network (RAN), VMware, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Windows 7, SAP, SharePoint, 327 domestic sites and 12 international sites.
  • Assists in preparing the RFP, RFI and other Business Requirement Documentation (BRD)
  • Serve as the project's primary point of contact between IT, business operations, internal business partners, vendors and external clients. Manage vendors, network and telephony teams
  • Manages and is accountable for the project deployment, scope, schedule, budget, quality, communication, risk management, change management and issue management.
Change Management Data Center MS SharePoint Project Management RFP Risk Management SAP
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Consultant/PMO/Project Manager
Dec 2009 - Dec 2011
Baltimore, MD
Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for planning, executing and evaluating IPT and application, deployment projects based on project specifications and budgets.
  • Building and managing project teams, reporting to Project Sponsor, and ensuring quality control throughout project life cycle are central to this position. Prepare technical documents for stakeholder for review.
  • Manage installation in data center and local MDF/IDF, Cisco VOIP, Avaya Aura VOIP, wireless, network Infrastructure and Window 7 transformation projects deployment from initiation to closure. Manage vendors and technical teams.
  • Be accountable for project results along with Project Sponsor complete work breakdown structure to estimate effort required for each task.
  • Work with Project Sponsor and stakeholders (Government) to complete project charter outlining scope, goals, deliverables, required resources, budget and schedule.
  • Provided project schedules to determine when each task be performed.
  • Act as mediator between stakeholders and team members, resolve issues and solve problems during project life cycle.
  • Manage project scope by ensuring any change management and changes in scope documented and approved by Project Sponsor and stakeholders.
  • Escalate any critical issues to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Evaluate additional external resources (outsourced and/or contractors) and recommend additional resource utilization.
Change Management Data Center PMO Project Management Stakeholder Engagement
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Technical Project Manager
Dec 2008 - Dec 2009
Chantilly, VA
Responsibilities:
  • Project management for United States Air Force's site surveys and manages deployment for Nortel and Cisco CMS, IP telephony, Wireless, Cisco Wireless controllers, Routers, Switches, OSP, ISP, Cyber Security Networks, and Highspeed Internet Access (HSIA) in datacenter and MDF environment.
  • Responsible for inside and outside copper plant projects, to include wiring projects ranging from 6 pair Cat3/5/5e/6 to 600 pair cables.
  • Outside fiber plant installation projects, to include both multi-mode and single mode.
  • Outside coaxial plant projects for transmission of video signal and HSIA over coax and fiber. Inside wiring plant projects and design to include the termination of cabling in the appropriate MDF and IDF.
  • Being a subject matter expert on wiring and wiring design for all types of wiring and PBX and data networks, including industry standards, and local and USAF regulations for wiring.
  • Diagnosing and recommending solutions for infrastructure issues throughout the United States.
  • Responsible for coordination of digging permits and local coordination with all Air Force base personnel to ensure a correct and timely installation of new cabling projects.
Data Center Project Management
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Technical Project Manager
Apr 2006 - Sep 2008
Tempe, AZ
Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for project management, architecture, deployment of a large-scale Cisco network infrastructure in data centers, MDF and multiples IDFs consisting of Cisco wireless, local area, wide area, IP telephony and virtual private networks.
  • Project management the deployment for Health Information Exchange (HIE), Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system and Cerner applications.
  • Manage the project pipeline workflow for 40 Catholic Healthcare West hospitals and verify project deliverables for health care IT project portfolio in a data center environment.
  • Produce reports on schedule trends and develop proactive or corrective steps on projects.
  • Create integrated view of project milestones, issues, and risk definitions from discrete project data.
  • Provide project management, network services design include responsibility for daily operations, support and administration of networks and services.
  • Work closely with other members of the information technology staff at client site international and domestic, software engineers, executives, and other key contributors.
  • General areas of responsibilities include network and systems engineering, administration support, monitoring projects
  • Evaluate new hardware and software technologies, and to present analysis and purchase recommendations to the administration team and to management.
  • Manage schedule reporting, milestone reporting, and validation of progress reported.
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Technical Project Manager
Mar 2004 - Jan 2006
Las Vegas, NV
Responsibilities:
  • Network Architect and Project Manager for the systems architecture, and functional planning of an MPLS and IP telephony network.
  • Negotiated with vendors to obtain an upfront savings to the client of $5 million.
  • Mange resource and vendors.
  • Architected convergence of three networks:
  • Performed data gathering, assessment of current network, analysis of traffic flow and bandwidth requirements.
  • Mapped topology of the existing network constructed network conceptual, high-level and low-level designs.
  • Wrote technical scope of work and request for proposal (RFP).
  • Performed vendor negotiations, bid analysis, bid evaluation, and contract award.
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Sr. Network Design Consultant
Information Technology
May 2002 - Jan 2004
Washington, DC
Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for architecture and reliability and installation/testing of Cisco routers and switches for clients, assisted in writing proposal and project reviews. Overview network reliability and scalability issues.
  • Analyze, configure client bandwidth, equipment and application and identify potential issues.
Cisco Network Design Routers Switches
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Sr. Technical Consultant
Information Technology
Jun 2000 - Nov 2001
Boca Raton, FL
Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for network turn up, test and deployment of Siemens data centers, Cisco equipment, routers, switches, servers and support systems, coordinate multi-functional support groups to implement products/projects that require multi-vendor/product solution.
  • Responsible for installation and configuration of large complex network solutions in Voice /Data Switches, Edge Systems, Routers, Wireless.
  • ATM, SS7, xDSL, VPNs, IP telephony, data, optical and future specialty networks.
  • Prepare pre-sales SLAs for vendor's equipment and network architecture.
  • Create project plans and status reports, Method of Procedures (MOPs), and product specifications materials.
  • Full Services Network architecture and installation for various technologies such as Narrowband, ATM, SONET, IP, xDSL, DWDM and other emerging technologies.
  • Support Telecommunication Carriers voice, Cisco data and video network components and delivery of systems requirements.
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Sr. Consultant (Cisco Systems)
Information Technology
Oct 1999 - Jun 2000
Mclean, VA
Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for and involved in a wide range of consulting assignments covering project management and network pre-sale and strategies, designs, installs, configure, testing and turn up all network equipment, third level support for all technical problems.
  • Responsible for planning, implementation and completion of the Cisco Broadband Solution Centers.
  • Responsibilities included project management, weekly performance review and recap, recommendations on architecture and building architecture as well as hardware software, and NOC layouts and installs.
  • Also, install the deployment of various hardware and software configurations including Cisco, Microsoft, Sun, Linux, Compaq, Dell, Newbridge ATM switch and various other brands.
  • Developed and completed a new prototype lab for leading Fortune 500 companies. This included making and implementing recommendations of current needs.
  • Managing and directing team's activities and completing objectives ahead of schedule.
  • Designed and managed a web solution for a leading consulting firm. This included the front-end design workflow capabilities and scalability planning.
  • Managed and designed a state-of-the-art data center for a leading consulting firm. This included the network architecture and building architecture.
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Education
Science
Rochester Institute of Technology
Technology
Electronic Computer Programming Institute
Certifications
PMP in process - VU Online
Skills
Project Management
2021
11
Data Center
2021
8
Stakeholder Engagement
2021
4
Change Management
2012
3
Risk Management
2021
3
Cisco
2004
2
Network Design
2004
2
PMO
2017
2
Project Planning
2021
2
Routers
2004
2
Switches
2004
2
MS SharePoint
2012
1
RFP
2012
1
SAP
2017
1
Microsoft Excel
2013
1
MS Visio
2013
1
SaaS
2013
1
SOW
2017
1