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Kevin
Kgrif414@gmail.com
414-324-6256
Germantown, WI 53022
Senior Citrix Engineer
17 years experience W2
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Certifications and Qualifications:

  • VCP 4 2010 (May 2010 to Present)
  • Microsoft Certified System Administrator (April 2010 to Present)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (June 2006 to Present)
  • MCTS Microsoft Technical specialist Windows 2008
  • CCSP (Security+) (March 2006 to Present)
  • A+ Certified (December 2004 to Present)
  • CCA Xenapp 5.0 (April 2013 to present)
  • CCA Xendesktop 5 (May 2013 to present)
  • CCA Xen server 6
  • Citrix certified Advance Administrator CCAA Xenapp 6.5
  • Citrix certified Enterprise Engineer CCEE for virtualization
  • Related Experience-Ongoing education
  • MS class: Automating Administration with Windows Power Shell 2.0 (10325A and 10325B), February 2011
  • Unix and Kornshell Scripting, February 2011
  • MS class: Configuring and Troubleshooting in Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services (6425B), February 2010
  • Essentials of Network Troubleshooting using Wireshark Analyzer, January 2010
  • Smart Certify Direct Certification Training, February 2004-2006
  • Skillport IT Training Courses including A+, MCSE, Cisco Router, and Network Security. See Website for
  • more information: http://smartcertify.skillport.com (site has changed), October 2004- Present
  • Power shell class
  • Wire shark training
  • Windows 2008 training

Technical skills:

  • System Center Configuration Manager
  • SCCM Desired Config Manager(DCM)
  • SCCM (WDS,PXE troubleshooting)
  • SCCM Administration ,Packaging)
  • PCI compliance Lead for our Team
  • Window Server 2000,2003,2008,2008R2
  • Security Hardening Lead for our team
  • Active Directory
  • Lead security Auditor
  • Group Policy
  • Powershell scripting 3+
  • TrendMicro Enterprise Office-scan
  • TrendMicro Server Protect for Cava
  • VB scripting 1 ½ years
  • Data center Management

Experience
Senior Citrix Engineer
Government
Nov 2016 - present
  • Upgrade and maintain Citrix environment recommend and offer up updates. Troubleshoot and provide stability to the environment.
  • Maintain positive user experience Citrix environment Xenapp7x Xendesktop 6x PVS,Vmware 5x
VMWare Citrix XenAPP XenDesktop
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Senior Systems Engineer
Insurance
Feb 2015 - Jun 2016
  • Team Lead in upgrading Westbend VMware environment from 5.1 to 6.0 update 2.
  • Handled any and all documentation for the upgrade.
  • Assembled a team and show them any manual processes that they would be doing. AD,Gpo,
  • Provided help with the year's extreme I/O upgrade
  • Wrote the Powershell script that allowed our team to move 40 terabytes of data in half a day.
  • Worked with Project Managers to build out and provide technical acumen for any projects coming down the pipe.
  • Worked to troubleshoot any large scale issues that arose in Wesbend.
Citrix PowerShell Systems Engineering VMWare Project Management
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Senior Citrix Engineer
Manufacturing
Jul 2014 - Feb 2015

Built Windows, VMware, and Citrix servers and helped to maintain current infrastructure. Rockwell has about 22,000 employees and has offices in 80 countries.

Citrix VMWare Windows Microsoft Server
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Citrix Engineer
Information Technology
Feb 2014 - Jul 2014
  • Worked in a team environment to maintain Amfam's existing Citrix environment and to recommend and implement new technology.
  • Maintained current Citrix-profile-manager, pvs, xenserver, xen-app, xen-desktop, xen client and vdi environment.
  • Handled 3rd tier Technical Support calls.
  • Got Edgesight monitoring up to 100% throughout the environment for all clients and servers.
  • Set up and tested Esxi VMware 5.5 for upgrading with Citrix xenapp 7.5 and xendesktop 7.5 as well as PVS 7.1.
  • Tested and documented implementation of Netscaler 10x gateway throughout the environment. AD, GPO,
  • Used Powershell to automate common Citrix tasks.
VMWare Citrix PowerShell Xen Netscaler XenAPP XenDesktop XenServer Technical Support
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Lead Sr Systems Engineer
Education
Oct 2013 - Dec 2013
  • Worked with other IT staff and personnel to remove a highly infectious virus from the network and all equipment.
  • The particular virus was causing a third party spam authority to suspend their external emailing capabilities.
  • The director liked the job that I did that so they offered for me to stay on staff for a short term.
  • Managed DHCP, DNS, Exchange Cifs, DFS, Barracuda, Cisco ASA5500 series, Cisco-wireless Gpolicy, AD HPDLseries servers, and Windows Servers.
Cisco DHCP DNS Systems Engineering Wireless DFS CIFS Windows Microsoft Exchange Project Management
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Citrix Engineer
Information Technology
Feb 2013 - Aug 2013
  • Monitored customer environment and resolved and troubleshot any issues in Active Directory, GPolicy, Watchguard, Netscaler, XTM,Citrix-XenApp, Xendesktop, Cisco switches, routers, Exchange, DNS, RADIUS, VPN`s , DHCP, Office365, VMWARE4-5.1, HP MSA2000 Series SAN, Hyper-V, RDP-web, and Gateway and a host of other applications.
  • Diagnosed, designed, performed troubleshooting, and advised client on corrections and alternatives.
  • To improve the end-user`s Citrix experience. Determine if Citrix design was the cause of the current inconsistencies reported by end-users. Vdi environment, Netscaler, XenServer , XenDesktop

Cisco DHCP DNS MS Active Directory SAN VMWare Citrix Hyper-V Netscaler Routers Switches XenAPP XenDesktop XenServer RADIUS Database Design
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Citrix Engineer
Information Technology
Mar 2007 - Nov 2012
  • Administered the environment including Active Directory, Virtual Environment, Citrix Xenapp, and Citrix Presentation server.
  • Performed troubleshooting and Administered of SCCM and SCCM Desired configuration Manager (DCM) Windows 7 deployment using (OSD), WDS, WSUS, Trend micro Enterprise Administrator for whole environment included Trend micro Officescan, Trend micro server Protect for CAVA, Infrastructure Design and architect of Microsoft Key Management Server (KMS),
  • Infrastructure Architect and Admin for VMWare 4.1 Admin EMC vnx-5300 SAN device, PCI compliance Lead for our Team, Remoteware, and other applications, troubleshooting and diagnosing issues related to the environment such as http, ftp.
  • We were an IBM, HP server and SAN shop so I have worked extensively troubleshooting and diagnosing issues with individual SAN, Blades and Rack mounted servers as well as placed service calls for any parts needed.
  • Performed Powershell and vibe scripting.
    Citrix XenDesktop5-VDI project, our roles included numerous server builds for the environment and distributed new software environments and servers.
  • On a day to day basis, maintained patching and hot fixes.
  • Maintained and monitored all store servers as well as corporate environment.
MS Active Directory SAN VMWare Citrix EMC PowerShell XenAPP XenDesktop Windows Scripting MS SCCM Infrastructure Design Compliance WSUS Database Design
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Computer Technician and Security Specialist
Information Technology
Dec 2003 - Jul 2010

Duties included:

  • On-site service provided for residential customers and small businesses. Computer responsibilities include networking, updating, building, and maintaining various personal and small business accounts in the Milwaukee Metropolitan area. Site survey, suggest different multifactor for securing wireless and Ethernet connection. Routers were secured, hardening OS, etc.

Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoot personal and small Business computers
  • Provide 24 hour support for small business contracts
  • Installed and configured DSL and cable internet Service
  • Cleaned and Troubleshot virus infected PCs
  • Installed and configured servers for small businesses
  • Configured Lockdown routers and Harding Operating systems
  • Recommended various hardware and software.
Wireless Site Surveys Routers Ethernet DSL
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Education
University Wisconsin Madison 2012
Administration of Justice
Southern Illinois University 2001
Minor: Sociology
Certifications
and Qualifications
VCP
Skills
Citrix
2021
8
VMWare
2021
8
PowerShell
2016
7
Routers
2013
7
DSL
2010
6
Ethernet
2010
6
MS Active Directory
2013
6
SAN
2013
6
Site Surveys
2010
6
Windows
2015
6
Wireless
2013
6
XenAPP
2021
6
XenDesktop
2021
6
Compliance
2012
5
Database Design
2013
5
EMC
2012
5
Infrastructure Design
2012
5
MS SCCM
2012
5
Scripting
2012
5
WSUS
2012
5
Project Management
2016
1
Systems Engineering
2016
1
CIFS
2013
1
Cisco
2013
1
Data Center
0
1
DFS
2013
1
DHCP
2013
1
DNS
2013
1
Hyper-V
2013
1
Microsoft Exchange
2013
1
Microsoft Server
2015
1
Netscaler
2014
1
Network Security
0
1
RADIUS
2013
1
Switches
2013
1
System Administration
0
1
Technical Support
2014
1
UNIX
0
1
Windows Server
0
1
Xen
2014
1
XenServer
2014
1