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Obinna
obicarl@yahoo.com
469-360-2084
7024 Baldy Mountain Trl
Blue Mound, TX 76131
Infrastructure Automation Engineer
12 years experience W2
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Infrastructure Automation Engineer
Information Technology
Feb 2014 - present
  • Mentored team members, teaching and assisting them to develop various aspect of infrastructure.
  • Wrote custom Chef Inspec profiles for compliance automation.
  • Wrote Unit and functional tests for recipes and cookbooks
  • Built and configured Chef Automate continuous delivery pipelines for QA UAT and Prod.
  • Created Salt Cookbook, which was utilized for salt master and minion deployment to enable remote execution of commands with Chef on guest OSes.
  • Utilized Terraform to provision infrastructure, spinning up ephemeral instances in vSphere and AWS locally and using the Chef Automate pipeline for testing of cookbooks.
  • Provided support to teams using open source Terraform, resolving issues they encounter
  • Utilized packer to customize the packaging of images in AWS and vSphere.
  • Utilized Consul for storage and persistence of state files for automated pipeline builds.
  • Utilized Vault along with chef for secrets management.
  • Implemented environment pining of cookbooks and wrote delivery cookbook to update environment with the latest version of cookbooks on the Chef Server or specific versions per user request.
  • Wrote custom cookbooks that leveraged specific peculiarities within our organization for our pipeline.
  • Wrote custom resources for a wide range of services, which was made available to users and clients and enables them to utilize these resources when writing their cookbooks and recipes.
  • Continuously got feedback from clients, and made changes to address the needs of our clients per enhancements to our Chef Automate pipeline, coding and making more features available.
  • Utilized Terraform to spin up ephemeral instances in vSphere and AWS locally and using the Chef Automate pipeline for testing of cookbooks.
  • Set up, configured and manage our regional artifactory instances and databases.
  • Provide services that can be leveraged by my organization's operations infrastructure and application teams to standardize and automate server configuration and layered product installation.
  • Documented processes and procedures on the functionality of the infrastructure that I engineered for operation teams as well as end users.
  • Coordinate execution of break fixes in the production and non-production environments
  • Work with Project Managers to determine timelines and project tasks
  • Ensure deliverables from the internal and vendor development teams meet requirements
  • Engage with the development teams to provide production management support input for the design of new application builds
  • Work with development team to ensure code matches server software stacks and specifications
  • Manage the planning, documenting, coordinating and executing of operational readiness testing
  • Communicate project statuses to senior staff, executive management and stakeholders
  • Prepare senior level technical reports for executive management
  • Manage special IT projects as assigned Cloud Systems Engineer
  • Provided support for Cloud Servers, automation and software delivery.
  • Resolved issues related to the ESXi hypervisor, and Hyper-V within the Cloud Infrastructure.
  • Resolved issues with Cloud Virtual machines within the vSphere environment.
  • Managed GIT and SVN as Source Control Systems.
  • Worked on installation of Automation tool Puppet and used puppet for server configuration management.
  • Created and maintained various DevOps related tools for the team such as provisioning scripts, deployment tools, and development and staging environments on AWS and Private Cloud.
  • Extensive experience using Chef Configuration management for automated maintenance of configuration state and patch deployment on RHEL guest OS systems.
  • Experienced in administration and deployment of Sun Solaris, Red Hat (Linux) & AIX servers via VMware.
  • Created automation for deployment of chef-clients to Linux and Windows Virtual machines.
  • Assisted developers in writing cookbooks for deploying product applications in development, QA and production environments.
  • Deployed application updates using Jenkins. Installed, configured, and managed Jenkins.
  • Deployed Chef Clients to Linux and Windows machines using automation and via manual bootstrapping for testing.
  • Created Chef cookbooks and wrote recipes for automation of various task within the infrastructure.
  • Provided automation using Chef within the AWS cloud infrastructure.
  • Utilized Git for version control and also for chef cookbook pipeline deployment through Jenkins.
  • Utilized JFrog Artifactory as repository for various software and packages for deployment to infrastructure using Chef.
  • Utilized Bash, PowerShell and Ruby for scripting within the infrastructure.
  • Resolved issues related to the virtual hardware layer for the Cloud Infrastructure.
  • Provided Level 3 support for Cloud Servers, Automation, and Software Delivery.
  • Managed request for additional services and support within the Cloud Infrastructure.
AIX Artifactory Automation Engineer AWS BaSH Bootstrap Chef Cloud Infrastructure Devops Functional Testing Hyper-V Jenkins Linux OpenShift PowerShell Private Cloud Puppet Quality Assurance RHEL Ruby Scripting Solaris SVN Systems Engineering UAT VMWare vSphere Windows Application Development IMAGE Configuration Management
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Systems Engineer
Information Technology
Oct 2010 - Jan 2014
  • Experience working on infrastructure as a System Admin/Engineer and DevOps engineer in various platform of Linux and UNIX: RHEL 5.x/6.x/7.x, AIX, SOLARIS, SUSE and Centos, Ubuntu and Windows Operating Systems.
  • Expertise in installation, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of various flavors of Linux and Unix which includes Red hat Linux, Suse Linux, Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS, IBM AIX, Sun Solaris and some Windows Servers.
  • Worked on installation and configuration of various Unix/Linux platforms: DHCP, DNS, NFS, FTP, SSH, Sendmail, Apache, Samba, RPM package management, YUM.
  • Created and maintained various DevOps related tools for the team such as provisioning scripts, deployment tools, and development and staging environments on AWS, Rackspace and Cloud.
  • Experienced in administration and deployment of Sun Solaris, Red Hat (Linux) & AIX servers via VMware
AIX AWS CentOS Devops DHCP DNS Fedora Linux NFS OpenShift RHEL Samba Solaris SSH SuSE Systems Engineering Ubuntu UNIX VMWare Windows
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Infrastructure support engineer
Information Technology
Sep 2008 - Oct 2010
MGSL Engineering Enterprise Linux and AIX Systems Administrator as well as supported applications on mission critical Enterprise Networks and Multi
  • Server environments.
  • Performed, configured and supported Kickstart installations and maintaining RHEL 5.5, Sun Sparc, x 86 Servers.
  • Performed and administered patch and package updates for updated servers.
  • Installed and configured various software applications and packages such as Apache, WebLogic, Oracle 9i etc.
  • Performed troubleshoot of hardware as well as software failure for various Linux and Solaris servers (core dump and log file analysis).
  • Configured, Installed and maintained various servers like DNS, Mail, FTP, NFS, NIS, NIS+, RPM and Samba (Web server) on Red hat Linux and CentOS.
  • Maintained and monitored user accounts, file security, file access, permissions, passwords, provided special privileges to selected users using RBAC utility thus controlling the system and its access.
  • Experienced in securing data transmission using RSA.
  • Collaborated with backup team to maintain and recover the enterprise wide backup servers using VERITAS Netbackup..
AIX BEA WebLogic CentOS Database Backups DNS Kickstart Linux NFS NIS OpenShift Oracle RHEL Samba Solaris System Administration Veritas
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Education
Electrical Engineering Systems
University of North Texas 2012
RV
University of Port Harcourt
Certifications
Technical Certifications
MCP+I
Skills
AIX
2021
11
Linux
2021
11
OpenShift
2021
11
RHEL
2021
11
Solaris
2021
11
AWS
2021
9
Devops
2021
9
Systems Engineering
2021
9
VMWare
2021
9
Windows
2021
9
Application Development
2021
6
Artifactory
2021
6
Automation Engineer
2021
6
BaSH
2021
6
Bootstrap
2021
6
Chef
2021
6
Cloud Infrastructure
2021
6
Configuration Management
2021
6
Functional Testing
2021
6
Hyper-V
2021
6
IMAGE
2021
6
Jenkins
2021
6
PowerShell
2021
6
Private Cloud
2021
6
Puppet
2021
6
Quality Assurance
2021
6
Ruby
2021
6
Scripting
2021
6
SVN
2021
6
UAT
2021
6
vSphere
2021
6
CentOS
2014
5
DNS
2014
5
NFS
2014
5
Samba
2014
5
DHCP
2014
3
Fedora
2014
3
SSH
2014
3
SuSE
2014
3
Ubuntu
2014
3
UNIX
2014
3
BEA WebLogic
2010
2
Database Backups
2010
2
Kickstart
2010
2
NIS
2010
2
Oracle
2010
2
System Administration
2010
2
Veritas
2010
2