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SYSTEMS / LAN ADMINISTRATOR
Seasoned, versatile and goaldriven Network and Systems Administration Professional with an extensive wealth of experience in daytoday network support, troubleshooting and problem resolution, and endtoend project management in the information technology sector. Offers proven experience across the design, planning, implementation, and support phases of systemlevel installation, migration, and upgrade projects in combination with demonstrable ability to navigate complex technical problems and issues within tight time and cost parameters. Brings considerable skills in training and development of junior IT staff through firsthand learning, along with a consistent, detailoriented approach to problem and incident management. Possesses a solid track record of success in pivotal IT leadership roles, reinforced by proven capacity to deliver on organizational objectives across selfdirected and collaborative teamdriven workflows.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Network & LAN Administration | Technical Team Coordination | Server & Data Migrations Troubleshooting & Tech Support | CostEffective Management | SystemLevel Implementation | Business Continuity & DR
SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR Origin International Inc, Richmond Hill & Markham ON Present
Tapped by this software manufacturer and Microsoft Development licensee to take on a lead role in orchestrating a physical migration and reconfiguration of computer facilities including the establishment of an ISP, LAN, router, firewall and switch configuration for enabled user access via VPN, and reconfiguration of DNS networks to support the newly established service.
SELECTED CONTRIBUTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Relocated computer facilities on a temporary basis and configured the Local Area Network to allow for user access. Secured a temporary ISP, successfully obtaining the necessary information and service within an expedited timeframe. Purchased and configured the router/firewall and switches and acquired a new service provider and colocation provider with Pathways Communications. Led purchasing for new equipment ensuring adherence with functionality requirements and cost parameters. Reconfigured DNS and network services to support the temporary and permanent ISP and coordinated a simultaneous domain name transfer and integration with both ISPs. Virtualize & rebuild all existing servers and built out a new server farm using Windows R bit in lieu of Windows . Migrated applications and data to a new system before moving the system into a rental colocation datacentre with new ISP. Navigated instability issues affecting the selected IBM RAID EE array installation and established the backup IBM RAID as primary. Installed a HYPERVbased OS with a Windows R core server to support a six virtual server environment. Mitigated security issues related to public folder access in Exchange by reconfiguring security settings across + folders. Delivered the rollout of all Origin International systems on April th, and since converted to a VMware ESX virtualization.
Senior Systems and Networks Admin IT DEPARTMENT SYSTEMS & NETWORK ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR Azcar Technologies Inc, Markham ON & Canonsburg PA
Brought on board with this technology integration company providing the telecommunications and broadcast sectors with consultative services in system design, engineering, integration, and project management to support the expansion of the business base before inheriting senior position with oversight of all departmental functions within the IT purview.
SELECTED CONTRIBUTIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS
As MANAGER IT DEPARTMENT Integrated new companies into the IT infrastructure during acquisition, analyzing systems for security and compliance. Performed two rebuilds of the Exchange . server following the migration of the company from Novell to Windows. Spearheaded the upgrade of Exchange from . to . thus eliminating stability problems on the server for a year period. Prepared a new network system based on Active Directory and Exchange throughout the planning and proposal phases. Installed a WAN optimization application manufactured by Riverbed to augment existing interoffice T connectivity. Architected and rolled out a functional and scalable Active Directory tree to allow for seamless integration. Designed and implemented a Special Network with PCs and backup used for lecture broadcast for US implementation. Installed an SBS R system supporting + inoffice users at Rachlin & Wolfson LLP in Toronto. Purchased and setup SAN, Layer , and Layer Cisco switches and firewalls and piloted new Cisco SSL VPN connections. Setup EMC SAN storage, planning, and implementation of storage SANs at the Markham and Canonsburg, PA sites. Rolled out a new computer system consisting of servers with Dual Quad Core CPU, G RAM, and small boot disks. Utilized VMWare and VMotion to allow for redundancies between servers at each site in full hardware mirror image. Administered an Asigra backuptodisk solution with an G vault for both sites, mirroring the vaults to meet offsite backup requirement Managed architecture, purchasing, and pilot phases for the installation of a WSS . SharePoint server with zero downtime. Piloted project documentation and migration of live data to demonstrate data locations for future generations. Administered the purchase and installation of a Cisco Small Business Express VoIP Telephone System supporting + users Contributed to the ongoing refinement of existing systems and professional development of IT department staff. As SYSTEMS & ASSISTANT NETWORK ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR Participated in the expansion of the company business base including staff increases and system expansions. Managed a separate smallscale office network of users offsite at Rachlin & Wolfson LLP in Toronto. Conducted the rollout of file servers for the Azcar New Jersey office, while performing a simultaneous rebuild using SBS of Rachlin systems supporting users.
Additional Experience includes Network Systems Administrator with Wang Business Systems, Network Systems Consultant with Olivetti Systems & Networks, Hardware Support , Trainer , and Technical Support Specialist with Olivetti Business Systems, PC Repair & Assembly Specialist, SMB PDP base installation with the Computer Place the first Toronto computer store and Electronic Circuit Board Assembly Specialist with Trintronics.
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Diploma Course in Electronics Technology Ryerson University, Toronto ON Attended Electrical Engineering University of Toronto, Toronto ON
EQUIPMENT SKILL SETS
Barracuda AntiSpam Appliance | Riverbed WAN Optimization Appliance | Sonicwall Firewall Cisco ASA Firewall and VPN | HP and IBM Large Server Configuration Including Large Disk Arrays
References Bruce Long; Manager Hughes Integration
Murray Desnoyer CEO Origin International Stephen Pumple Digitize TV Character Ref Ted Rachlin QC, Rachlinlaw Birth place Education Halifax, Nova Scotia High School Post Sec. January th
Victoria Park Secondary, Toronto and St. Mary College, St. Lucia UofT semesters Electrical Eng. Ryerson Semesters Electronics Technology
In House Professional training Unix, Novell, Microsoft Networking, Professional Networking Services Sales Presentation techniques, Microsoft Exchange, PCTroubleshooting, PcTraining for the trainer. Business Systems Installation and maintenance. PC Board repair The Computer Place downtown Toronto Small business systems installation and support The Computer Place PCboard repair Instructor, and Small business systems installation and support Olivetti Bus. Systems Small business systems Unix based support Olivetti Business Systems Networking systems consultant, Senior trouble shooter Tech Support Small business systems. Olivetti Systems and Networks. Contracted to National Life Canada as Senior Systems and Network Tech Support. Supporting all Email and File services plus user Helpdesk and a user network. Implemented scripts for automating batch processing for Report Generating process.
to IT department Senior for Systems at Azcar, responsible for planning building and implementing Systems such as Exchange and File Services and Application platforms MsSQL,Jonas Acctg, Terminal Servers Remote Desktop Services and integration of T, Firewalling and desktop applications for user laptop based environment. Set up Citrix server. to Manager IT department, responsible for overall planning, purchasing, hiring of support personnel, plus the day to day maintenance of systems and networks, building new systems, forecast needs of company. Coordinate departmental purchasing of IT hardware and software for Canada and USA maintaining vendor relationships to get best pricing for department. Technical Support staff of two to assist on x basis all desktops and networks across users across border Canada and US. Build and migrate Exchange, Active Dir., DNS, WINS, IIS, Windows /R and also SBS Cisco SSLVPN, Cisco Switches L and L w POE Administration and troubleshooting. Cisco VoIP Express, Riverbed WAN Optimization, T and T implementation and maintenance, Fware updates on Cisco Switches remote and local, build & configure. Microsoft and Citrix Terminal Servers Barracuda AntiSpam and AntiVirus appliance, Cisco ASA firewall/SSLVPN maintenance and firmware updates, HPML, HPDL,IBM , IBM and IBM servers. Sonicwall Pro and TZ firewall and VPN hub and spoke , VMWare ESX . and SAN Celerra maintenance and Administration. Planning, coordinating and performing backups using software such as BackupExec v, Arcserve, Asigra and Acronis for Enterprise present Managing Origin International IT on monthly contract Build, maintain VMware ESX Hypervisor server farm on two hosts. Consists of primary host IBM with core servers Exchange , MsSQL File services, Web Services, maintain public DNS records, maintain all via remote control at CoLocation premises. Set up Sonicwall VPN and Firewall services, setup GFI Email AntiSpam/AntiVirus services. In process of setting up hosted Virtual Workstations for evaluation of Origin International&;s flagship Checkmate software on AutoCAD/Solidworks