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Resume for Russell K. for Executive Manager / Broadcasting, News & Journalism in New York, New Jersey

Occupation: Executive Manager Industry: Broadcasting, News & Journalism
Country: United States City: New York
State: New Jersey ZIP: 10019

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Russell K.
Howell, NJ • K. • •
| |Objective |
• Dedicated technology implementation and
management professional offering + years of
proven technical success, product development,
and project management. Motivational team
leader, skilled in identifying critical players to build
strong teams and coaching team members for top
performance. Resourceful problem solver with
proven ability to conceptualize solutions to
challenging situations and maximize success of
products and projects. Articulate communicator
across diverse groups and at all corporate levels.
| |Work Experience |
May Present
Verizon Digital Media Services
Senior Solutions Architect
• Architect solutions for Internal Groups and External Customers
o Designed and Developed an in house tool that creates numerous orders into the VDMS AsperaÊ
landing pads with autogenerated XML metadata maps and assets. ÊThis tool helps customers
generate thousands of orders into the VDMS platform during the onboarding process.
• Onboard Content Providers to the VDMS Platform
o After the Sales and Legal process is complete with signing up a new customer, develop a plan to on
board customer, which also includes:
. Study the digital media workflow of the customer, and create all necessary metadata maps
that will be exchanged between the customer and VDMS system.
. Invoke the Customer Premise Equipment process and validate that equipment gets
configured, delivered, racked and stacked on time.
. Invoke Network Security group to create necessary firewall filters based on the customer
destination network, and the available ports.
. Test Connectivity, and generate sample orders into VDMS from the customer to validate
all stamps were successfully implemented.
• Liaise between Digital Media Retailers and Content Providers for the development of predefined metadata
maps, and batch delivery mechanisms.
o Which includes: YouTube, Brightcove, various CableLabs compliant facilities.
• Interact with Product Development and provide product enhancement suggestions and requirements through
• Interact with developers and provide bug reports.
• Involved in the buildout of the Operations QC environment which is based in Ashburn, VA
April May
Distribution Systems Project Engineer
• Involved in Engineering an Award Winning Media Distribution Center in New York and Los Angeles.
Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award
Draft & Submit, Received & Analyzed numerous RFPs which include:
• Network Device Purchases: CISCO, NORTEL, FOUNDRY
• Storage/Archiving System Purchases: Hitachi, NetApp, EMC, ISILON
• Stand alone Servers Blade System Purchases: IBM BladeCenter, HP BladeWorks, DELL
• Fiber Optic Cables and Interconnect: ADC, AMP/TYCO, CORNING
Designed and implemented the fiber optic backbone for a newly built data center that contains racks in
NY, and racks in LA.
Generated bill of materials, and procured all interconnectivity components required.
Designed and implemented the network infrastructure which includes access switches, Nortel co /
Core switches with SX Optics in an SMLT configuration.
Researched, Purchased, Configured and Implemented components and Designed state of the art video ingest
Fiber Optic Cabling and Interconnect Equipment: Introduced MPO Plug and Play system for a very fast,
cost effective and efficient way to get the Data Center connected in a matter of weeks versus months.Ê
Each assembly came with a report, which also saved time from having the need to do our own OTDR
reports on cables.
Researched, Purchased, Configured and Implemented:
• Omnipeek WildPackets Network Analyzer.
• JiveSoftware SBS Intranet/Wiki for Team Collaboration.
• Symantec Endpoint Protection Management Suite.
• Symantec Altiris Total Management Suite.
• MS SQL Enterprise SQL Clusters
• RedHat, Fedora, CentOS Linux distros for various needs.
Broadcast Specific:
Transcoding and VideoOnDemand: Telestream FlipFactory, Telestream Agility
Commercial Delivery Services: Extreme Reach, DG FastChannel, HULA, Yangaroo.
Evertz and Frames and all of the related cards Frame Controller, Frame Sync, Distribution Amplifiers,
UP/Down Converters, etc
Playout Servers: Harris Nexio
Broadcast Automation: Omnibus
Symantec / Altiris Total Management Suite:Ê Responsible for leading the deployment/configuration of all of the
components of the TMS solution.Ê
Altiris ServiceDesk
Altiris Notification Server
Altiris Device Server
Altiris Backup Exec System Recovery
Altiris Inventory / Barcode Solution
Responsible for creating the BITS Broadcast IT Support budget.
Responsible for creating a training budget for Engineering and Maintenance staff with partnerships with
Responsible for recruiting a total of new candidates for the MDC project at CBS.
Responsible for conducting technical interviews.
Constantly interact with vendors, suppliers, procurement & sourcing personnel.
April April
Disney ABC Television Network
Broadcast Media Technology Specialist
• Administer All Broadcast IT Technology for ABC Television Network.
• Provide support during daytime, primetime, major on AIR Events, Sporting Events, and various other
shows for Technical Directors, Studios, Control Rooms.
• Harris Automation Certified Advanced Engineer.
• Profile XP Grass Valley Certified.
• OpenSAN Grass Valley Certified.
• Researched, Designed, Build an Encoding solution for the Technical Directors and Assistant Directors
automation positions that would record all automation list output and user interaction onto a server.
• Harris Automation Systems: ADC Device Servers, Air Clients, Media Clients, Translators.
• Grass Valley: PDR, PDR Profiles, Media Area Network Storage, Digital Encoders / Decoders,
CIPRICO Raid Chassis, M/ Switcher, Encore Controller, Concerto Frames, NetCentral
• Familiar with AVID Unity Systems, DUET / Lower rds Systems, Encore Switching Software, ISCI Codes,
SONY FlexiCart, DigiCart Ethernet Audio,SeaChange, KenCast.
• Familiar with NVISION, and other various Video Routers/Switchers.
• Involved in Master Control Room setup, ongoing maintenance, and support.
• Involved in Network Release Control Facility setup, ongoing maintenance, and support.
• Understand broadcast industry standards, and workflow from: Sales, Traffic, Ingest, Post, Air, Affiliates,
Sectionals, etc.
• Interact daily with Technical Directors, Assistant Directors, Vendors, Internal Support Teams.
• Troubleshoot skills:
o Able to Read VDCP protocol between automation systems, video disk servers, VTRs, and any other
VDCP compliant device.
o Able to read sniffer captures, to determine issues on the Network.
April April
IBM Outsourced from JPMorgan Chase
Firewall / Internet Security Specialist
• Support + Firewalls Globally, including CISCO PIX, GAUNTLETS on UNIX, CheckPoint on
Nokia and UNIX.
• Customdesigned Gauntlet Plug Drop Script in a Unix environment using shell scripting, to alert
Operations through NetCool.
• Customdesigned procedures, using shell scripting to check firewalls on a daily basis.
• Constantly research activity on the firewalls.
o Cisco PIX Firewalls / NAI Gauntlet Firewalls / Checkpoint
• Network Associates Certified Gauntlet Administrator
• Cisco PIX Administrator
• Fully support all UNIX based BSDI and Solaris firewall applications.
February April
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Firewall / Internet Security Specialist
• Provide ondemand support on a global scale in the live, financial ecommerce environment.
• Design and implement automation procedures, using shell scripting, to expedite the workflow environment
of the firewalls.
• Participate in "Severity Conferences" that deal with financial impact issues, diagnose and resolve issues.
• Research and prevent common security gaps pertaining unauthorized access, and intrusion detection. Attend
seminars and expos on Internet security.

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