Azure, AWS, NetApp, HP 3PAR, VMware, Solaris, LINUX, Netbackup, Windows Server, Infrastruktur
Aktualisiert am 28.05.2024
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Einsatzorte

Einsatzorte

München (+50km) Frankfurt am Main (+50km) Düsseldorf (+50km) Stuttgart (+50km) Berlin (+50km) Dresden (+50km) Stuttgart (+200km) Dortmund (+200km) Mainz (+200km) Koblenz am Rhein (+200km) Aachen (+200km)
Österreich, Schweiz
möglich

Projekte

Projekte

5 Jahre 10 Monate
2018-08 - heute

Cloud project involved implementing AWS and Microsoft Azure technologies

Senior Infrastructure Engineer (Contract Role)
Senior Infrastructure Engineer (Contract Role)
  • Working on Cloud project which involved implementing AWS and Microsoft Azure technologies these included but not limited to Building EC2 instances via Terraform, EBS, S3, IAM, RDS, VPC, EBS, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, Redshift to Microsoft AzureAD, MFA, Office 365 etc.
  • Monitoring, provisioning and administering NetApp storage ( c-DOT 8.3)
  • Building Windows 2012 and 2016 servers both on-prem Hyper-V and in Azure
  • Providing technical guidance and support to other Infrastructure teams within the IT department
  • Reporting on system performance, capacity, trends and future planning
  • Preparing cloud backup solution using Druva
  • Creating and administering LINUX/Application containers using Docker
  • Documentation
Northampton/UK
4 Monate
2018-01 - 2018-04

Consultancy and Advisory including Design and Implementation of AWS services

AWS and LINUX Architect / Implementation Eng. (Contract Role)
AWS and LINUX Architect / Implementation Eng. (Contract Role)
  • Configuring and Managing Linux Servers on AWS using EC2, EBS, S3, CloudWatch, etc
  • Configuring and managing EBS Volumes connected to EC2 Instances
  • Configuring AWS IAM (Identity and Access Management) including AWS Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), User Accounts, Groups and Roles following latest security best practices
  • Configuring and Managing S3 buckets, uploading company data from Windows File Server to S3 Buckets, Configuring User Permissions, Configuring Backup and Bucket Replication
  • Configuring Monitoring and Alerting via CloudWatch and SNS
  • Minimising AWS charges by implementing charge alerts, Auto Scaling etc
  • Containerising application via docker
  • Linux administration including patching via Puppet 3.X
  • User training and documentation
Samscargo.co.uk
Surry/UK
1 Jahr 8 Monate
2016-05 - 2017-12

Providing daily systems administration & customer support

Sr. LINUX/UNIX, Storage Administrator (Contract Role)
Sr. LINUX/UNIX, Storage Administrator (Contract Role)
  • Providing daily systems administration & customer support to one of the world’s largest LINUX & NetApp based simulation cluster
  • Reviewing, Compiling and Packaging LINUX based application/tools mainly EDA applications using tools such as C++, Python and Perl compilers, Docker, Puppet and Yum tool etc
  • Operational support (BAU) to more 4,000 LINUX and Solaris users spread across the globe
  • Supporting LSF/OpenLava, Linux based cluster with more than 5,000 physical servers (Mainly Dell PowerEdge FX2 and HP's) and approx. 2,000 VMware VM's
  • Managing more than 12PB NetApp storage, ranging from provisioning, management, reporting etc mainly on NetApp 8060 and 8080 running cDOT 8.2/3 and 9.X
  • Migrating data from 7-Mode NetApps to cDOT storage systems
  • Decommissioning Sun SPARC servers and migrating data from Solaris systems to LINUX based systems
  • Designed a PoC for Amazon AWS services including EC2, Amazon S3, Amazon RDS etc
  • Planning and implementing disaster recovery and backup using SnapVault and SnapMirror, Amazon S3
  • Troubleshooting /escalating storage related issues and implemented storage standards for all servers.
  • Performance monitoring for Storage, Linux and LSF clusters
GlobalFoundries
Dresden/Germany
11 Monate
2014-09 - 2015-07

Designing and delivery of global storage

Sr. Storage and Systems Administrator/Architect (Contract Role)
Sr. Storage and Systems Administrator/Architect (Contract Role)
  • Designing and delivery of global storage using NetApp FAS2552 (HUB Sites) and FAS8040 (Regional DC’s)
  • Design and implementing NetApp Snapvault and Open SnapVault Backup (OSSV) solution
  • Undertaking PoC for managing NetApp Snapshots via CommVault Simpana 10 SnapProtect technology
  • Undertook PoC for NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP (cDOT) 8.3
  • Other duties (Operations):
    • Backup administration mainly SnapVault /OSSV backups and Netbackup 7.5
    • Server consolidation using VSphere 5.5
    • NetApp, HP 3PAR, Data Domain provisioning, technical support and general administration
    • OS administration and support including Windows 2003/2008/2012, Linux ( Redhat & SUSE), Solaris 8-10, VSphere 3.x to 5.5, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop/Server, Xen Mobile, Citrix ShareFile etc.
    • Designing and producing PoC for private cloud based on Citrix ShareFile and related products
    • Vendor and Customer Management
    • Documentation
DHL Europe
Prague/Czech Republic
1 Jahr 2 Monate
2013-03 - 2014-04

Designing and implementing data migration solution

Sr. Server and Storage Architect/Administrator (Contract Role)
Sr. Server and Storage Architect/Administrator (Contract Role)
  • Designing and implementing data migration solution using NetApp FAS2250’s and Snapmirror technology to migrate data from 5X UK data centres to 2X data centres located in Germany
  • Formulating plans for migrating data from UK data centres to German DC’s including Data discovery and classification
  • Advising stakeholders on the latest backup/archiving and storage technologies and helping them to make informed decisions.
  • Designing and implementing server (HP Blade servers), storage (NetApp & HP 3PAR) and backup solutions
  • Consolidating more than 1200 Linux and Windows servers to approx. 15 HP blade BLc7000 servers utilising and VMWARE vSphere 5.5
  • Linux server builds both physical and virtual (SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5/6)
  • Migrating Data from Solaris servers to Linux servers with the help of application teams
  • Day to day Linux/Solaris, Windows and Backup administration including but not limited to disk management, troubleshooting, patching, upgrades etc.
  • Troubleshooting OS and hardware problems for local and remote servers
  • Producing Storage, Unix and Backup reports for the management
  • Training and managing offshore BAU staff and escalation contact
Bombardier
Berlin/Germany
1 Jahr 3 Monate
2012-01 - 2013-03

Designing and implementing storage, backup and related infrastructure

Sr. Server/Storage and Backup Administrator (Contract Role)
Sr. Server/Storage and Backup Administrator (Contract Role)
  • Designing and implementing storage, backup and related infrastructure primarily NetApp hardware and software including EMC Data Domains, NetApp FAS 2020, 2040, 2050, 2220, 2040, 3170, 3270, 6000 administration including storage provisioning, monitoring, planning etc. Core technologies used included – NetApp Management Console, DFM, SnapMirror, Oncommand Suite, SnapManager for SQL & Oracle, SnapDrive, NDMP backups etc
  • Designing, installing, configuration & supporting Symantec NetBackup 7.5
  • Various systems administration including Windows 2003/2008, Citrix environment, VMware, Solaris and Linux
  • On-going administration, support and maintenance of high performance server services including Linux application servers, VMware vSphere 4/5, computing clusters, Unix/Linux blade and virtual servers, storage etc.
Nexen Petroleum
Uxbridge/United Kingdom
3 Jahre 7 Monate
2008-06 - 2011-12

Day to Day Storage administration

Sr. Storage and Systems Administrator (Contract Role)
Sr. Storage and Systems Administrator (Contract Role)
  • The contract entailed supporting fully managed and collocated BT Financial Services/Radianz clients.
  • Day to Day Storage administrator mainly NetApp FAS2040’s, FAS3170 & FAS3270’s and EMC Clariion, StorageTek Data Centre build and migration
  • Lead Virtualisation project-  SUN server consolidation from physical servers to Solaris LDOM’s and Container/ Zones utilising SunFire T5120 and T5220’s servers, RHEL5.4 and Windows 2003/2008 on VMware vSphere 4 utilising HP ProLiant DL360 G6 / DL585 G6
  • Day to day Redhat ES4/5, SUSE E10, Solaris 10 & Windows 2003/2008 Administration and Application support
  • Linux/Solaris infrastructure design & implementations
  • Cisco router/switch base configuration
  • Server Configuration & implementation
  • Project lead, ownership and liaising with clients
BT Financial Services
London/United Kingdom
1 Jahr 6 Monate
2007-01 - 2008-06

Managing technical teams and vendors

Sr. UNIX/LINUX Systems Engineer (Contract Role)
Sr. UNIX/LINUX Systems Engineer (Contract Role)
  • Managing technical teams and vendors
  • Responsible for the install and decomm of UNIX and WINTEL servers in JPMC data centres. This includes physical install, networking, operating system setup and delivery of fully functional regional infrastructure products.  
  • Configuring Sun Hardware (T2000, V490, V440, V880, V680, SF12K to SF25K), HP (DL360/380 & 585’s), Fujitsu 450/650 etc
  • Network port allocation
  • IP Allocation via QIP
  • SAN Storage provisioning mainly EMC and NetApp’s
  • Installing and configuring standard software agents (Tivoli, KEON, ECC etc)
  • BAU System administrator
JP MorganChase
London/United Kingdom
10 Monate
2006-02 - 2006-11

Installation and configuring Sunfire 25K/E2900/V440 hardware

Sun Microsystems Hardware Engineer (Contract Role)
Sun Microsystems Hardware Engineer (Contract Role)
  • Installation and configuring Sunfire 25K/E2900/V440 hardware for the DR site on behalf of IBM
  • Preparing the OS for Oracle Database 9.0/10 installation
  • Assisting the IBM storage team with SunFire 25k to DS8000 (SAN) connectivity
  • Provide Solaris support on E25k /E2900/ v440 platforms
  • Documenting Build and Install Procedures
DEFRA/IBM
Guilford/United Kingdom
5 Monate
2005-07 - 2005-11

Building and configuration of servers and plaforms

Unix/Windows Implementation Engineer/Administrator
Unix/Windows Implementation Engineer/Administrator
  • Building and configuration of the Sun Microsystems servers, Solaris 9 platform
  • Building and configuration and maintenance of the X86 servers mainly HP & Dell, Linux & Windows 2003 platform
  • Network configuration
  • Installing customer application
  • Tracking and resolution of any issues raised by the customer during the implementation stage
BBC/SIEMENS Technology Services
Maidenhead/United Kingdom
5 Monate
2005-03 - 2005-07

Build a new global test lab for testing applications

Systems Engineer / Project Lead (Contract Role)
Systems Engineer / Project Lead (Contract Role)
  • Build a new global test lab for testing applications, based on Windows 2000/03, Sun Solaris and hardware from Sun Microsystems, EMC and HP
  • Day to Day storage administration and provision including EMC Clariion, Dell EMC Clariion and NetApp
  • Decommissioning older equipment inc. E10K & EMC Asymmetric, Building and configuring New Sun & HP servers and Various networking & KVM hardware/Software
  • Developing documentation of operating procedures
  • Performing system administration functions for Windows and Unix environments, including executing back-ups
  • Monitoring and maintaining all lab computing and network components to ensure they remain operational and support the business with agreed upon levels of service
  • Administering security, including adding, deleting, and updating users, to maintain a safe computing environment in the lab to ensure data confidentiality, integrity, and availability by addressing identification, authentication, authorisation, confidentiality, integrity, and non-repudiation
Pfizer UK
Sandwich/ United Kingdom
4 Jahre
2001-03 - 2005-02

Providing post sales onsite and telephone technical support

Systems Engineer (Permanent Role)
Systems Engineer (Permanent Role)
  • Providing post sales onsite and telephone technical support to Sun Microsystems customers, at JPmorgan, UBS, Credit Sussie, Royal bank of Scotland, Nomura, and Reuters.

Main Hardware/Software Supported:

  • Desktops: SPARC& ULTRA’s
  • Servers: E250/E450, E4500 to E6500, SunFire V100 to V880, SF6800, SF15K, SF25K
  • Storage: Unipacks, Multipacks, A/D1000, A5200, T3, 3310, EMC Clariion, Dell EMC Clariion
  • Software: Solaris7/8/9, Solstice Disk Suite and Veritas Volume Manager 3.X

Core duties:

  • Problem isolation and resolution using system software, diagnostics and analytical troubleshooting utilising crash/dump analysis and SunVTS.
  • Collecting System Data via explorer
  • Working with the support team identifying problems and quickly coming up with a solution
  • Installation and support of storage devices including A1000, D1000, A5000, A5200, T3, 3310, EMC Clariion, Dell EMC Clariion
  • Building new Sun servers
  • Upgrading CPU’s, Memory, Disks, Systems boards
  • Checking up to date patches and Installing the recommended clusters and patches
  • Monitoring backup systems
  • Escalating support issues to other technical groups
  • Acting as an interface with Sun customers and Sun Microsystems
Sun Microsystems
London/United Kingdom
4 Jahre 4 Monate
1994-03 - 1998-06

Managing a team of 20 engineers

Senior Manager/ Engineer
Senior Manager/ Engineer
  • Managing a team of 20 engineers
  • Providing technical assistance to internal and external customers
  • Training External customers on the company products
  • Supporting the in-house Windows NT & Novell Network, MS Exchange 5 Mail system
  • Carrying out Laptop repairs and testing of computer equipment and peripherals
  • Acting as a technology specialist to initiate and participate in long term planning
  • Consulting, designing, installing and maintaining external customer’s networks
First International Computers Inc.
London/United Kingdom

Aus- und Weiterbildung

Aus- und Weiterbildung

Professional certifications:

  • VTSP 5 - VMware Technical Solutions Professional (vSphere, vCenter, vDirector, vRealize etc)
  • CCSP - Citrix Certified Sales Professional
  • CVSP - CommVault Accredited Sales Professional
  • CVSA - CommVault Solution Architect Certification
  • NCDA - NetApp Certified Data Management Administrator (7-Mode)
  • NCIE-BR - NetApp Certified Backup and Recovery Implementation Engineer (7-Mode)
  • Prince2 - Certified
  • SCSA - Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris 8
  • SCSA - Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris 10
  • MCSE - Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
  • MCT - Microsoft Certified Trainer
  • CompTIA A+ - CompTIA A+ Certified Hardware Technician
  • CompTIA Network + - CompTIA Network Certified Technician

Sun Microsystems In-house Training:

  • Customer Service
  • Electrical Safety in Data centre
  • ESD Awareness
  • System Administration using Solaris 8.0, 9.0 and 10
  • Desktop Maintenance (SS10/20, Ultra 1/2/5/10/20/30/60 and 80)
  • Enterprise Server Maintenance (Netra?s E250/450, SunFire 220R/420R, E450/4000/4500/5500 and 6500)
  • Sun Fire High-End Server Administration - SF 15K/12K and E20K/E25K servers
  • Sun Cluster 3.1 Administration
  • Sun StorEdge ? 3300, 3320 and 3510

 

Academic qualifications:

1998 - 1999: PgDip in Computing & Management Sciences

Institute: Sheffield Hallam University

1997 - 1998: Diploma in PC Repair

Institute: Professional Career Development Institute 

1994 - 1996: Higher National Diploma in Computing

Institute: College of North West London

1990 - 1992: Diploma in Information Systems

Institute: Institute of Commercial Management - UK

Kompetenzen

Kompetenzen

Top-Skills

Nutanix NetApp Linux

Schwerpunkte

SUMMARY OF THE CURRENT CORE SKILLS:

  • Designing, Configuring, Administering and Troubleshooting NetApp storage systems both 7-mode and cDOT environments including SnapManager, SnapProtect, OnCommand Workflow Automation, SnapMirror, SnapVault, OnCommand Workflow Automation, SnapDrive, Oncommand, DFM, Protection Manger etc
  • Designing, Implementation and Administration of various virtualisation products including VMware 4.X, 5.X to 6, VMware Cloud, Citrix Cloud, Microsoft Hyper-V, Solaris, Docker container etc
  • Hardware configuration - Oracle/Sun Servers, HP Servers, DELL, IBM, Data Domain
  • Installing, Configuring and Administering backup and archiving products including Netbackup 6.5, 7.X, OpsCenter
  • Installing, Configuring and Administering UNIX/LINUX ? Solaris, Linux (Redhat, Centos, SUSE etc)
  • Installing, Configuring and Administering Windows NT/2000/2003/2008/2012
  • Storage Administration- NetApp, HP 3PAR, EMC Data Domains, EMC VNX, Amazon EBS & S3
  • Administering Cloud Infrastructures and technologies including but not limited to AWS (Amazon Web Services) including S3, EC2, VPC, EBS, CloudWatch, RDS, Security (IAM), AWS Migration etc, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, Package Containerisation using Docker and Container Orchestration using Kubernetes and Amazon ECS.

Produkte / Standards / Erfahrungen / Methoden

PROFILE:

Systems Engineer/Administrator/Architect/Consultant with a wide range of experience spreading over 20 years in IT, able to work on own initiative and as part of a team.

I can work in any of the following roles: 

  • Systems Administrator ? LINUX, Oracles Solaris 8-10, Windows NT - 2012, VMware, Cloud Infrastructures i.e. Amazon AWS Servers, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud etc
  • Storage Administrator ? NetApp both 7Mode & cDOT, HP 3PAR, EMC Data Domains
  • Hardware Engineer ? X86 and Oracle SPARC Servers
  • Solution Architect ? AWS, Server & Storage
  • Project Management
  • Team Leadership

Einsatzorte

Einsatzorte

München (+50km) Frankfurt am Main (+50km) Düsseldorf (+50km) Stuttgart (+50km) Berlin (+50km) Dresden (+50km) Stuttgart (+200km) Dortmund (+200km) Mainz (+200km) Koblenz am Rhein (+200km) Aachen (+200km)
Österreich, Schweiz
möglich

Projekte

Projekte

5 Jahre 10 Monate
2018-08 - heute

Cloud project involved implementing AWS and Microsoft Azure technologies

Senior Infrastructure Engineer (Contract Role)
Senior Infrastructure Engineer (Contract Role)
  • Working on Cloud project which involved implementing AWS and Microsoft Azure technologies these included but not limited to Building EC2 instances via Terraform, EBS, S3, IAM, RDS, VPC, EBS, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, Redshift to Microsoft AzureAD, MFA, Office 365 etc.
  • Monitoring, provisioning and administering NetApp storage ( c-DOT 8.3)
  • Building Windows 2012 and 2016 servers both on-prem Hyper-V and in Azure
  • Providing technical guidance and support to other Infrastructure teams within the IT department
  • Reporting on system performance, capacity, trends and future planning
  • Preparing cloud backup solution using Druva
  • Creating and administering LINUX/Application containers using Docker
  • Documentation
Northampton/UK
4 Monate
2018-01 - 2018-04

Consultancy and Advisory including Design and Implementation of AWS services

AWS and LINUX Architect / Implementation Eng. (Contract Role)
AWS and LINUX Architect / Implementation Eng. (Contract Role)
  • Configuring and Managing Linux Servers on AWS using EC2, EBS, S3, CloudWatch, etc
  • Configuring and managing EBS Volumes connected to EC2 Instances
  • Configuring AWS IAM (Identity and Access Management) including AWS Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), User Accounts, Groups and Roles following latest security best practices
  • Configuring and Managing S3 buckets, uploading company data from Windows File Server to S3 Buckets, Configuring User Permissions, Configuring Backup and Bucket Replication
  • Configuring Monitoring and Alerting via CloudWatch and SNS
  • Minimising AWS charges by implementing charge alerts, Auto Scaling etc
  • Containerising application via docker
  • Linux administration including patching via Puppet 3.X
  • User training and documentation
Samscargo.co.uk
Surry/UK
1 Jahr 8 Monate
2016-05 - 2017-12

Providing daily systems administration & customer support

Sr. LINUX/UNIX, Storage Administrator (Contract Role)
Sr. LINUX/UNIX, Storage Administrator (Contract Role)
  • Providing daily systems administration & customer support to one of the world’s largest LINUX & NetApp based simulation cluster
  • Reviewing, Compiling and Packaging LINUX based application/tools mainly EDA applications using tools such as C++, Python and Perl compilers, Docker, Puppet and Yum tool etc
  • Operational support (BAU) to more 4,000 LINUX and Solaris users spread across the globe
  • Supporting LSF/OpenLava, Linux based cluster with more than 5,000 physical servers (Mainly Dell PowerEdge FX2 and HP's) and approx. 2,000 VMware VM's
  • Managing more than 12PB NetApp storage, ranging from provisioning, management, reporting etc mainly on NetApp 8060 and 8080 running cDOT 8.2/3 and 9.X
  • Migrating data from 7-Mode NetApps to cDOT storage systems
  • Decommissioning Sun SPARC servers and migrating data from Solaris systems to LINUX based systems
  • Designed a PoC for Amazon AWS services including EC2, Amazon S3, Amazon RDS etc
  • Planning and implementing disaster recovery and backup using SnapVault and SnapMirror, Amazon S3
  • Troubleshooting /escalating storage related issues and implemented storage standards for all servers.
  • Performance monitoring for Storage, Linux and LSF clusters
GlobalFoundries
Dresden/Germany
11 Monate
2014-09 - 2015-07

Designing and delivery of global storage

Sr. Storage and Systems Administrator/Architect (Contract Role)
Sr. Storage and Systems Administrator/Architect (Contract Role)
  • Designing and delivery of global storage using NetApp FAS2552 (HUB Sites) and FAS8040 (Regional DC’s)
  • Design and implementing NetApp Snapvault and Open SnapVault Backup (OSSV) solution
  • Undertaking PoC for managing NetApp Snapshots via CommVault Simpana 10 SnapProtect technology
  • Undertook PoC for NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP (cDOT) 8.3
  • Other duties (Operations):
    • Backup administration mainly SnapVault /OSSV backups and Netbackup 7.5
    • Server consolidation using VSphere 5.5
    • NetApp, HP 3PAR, Data Domain provisioning, technical support and general administration
    • OS administration and support including Windows 2003/2008/2012, Linux ( Redhat & SUSE), Solaris 8-10, VSphere 3.x to 5.5, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop/Server, Xen Mobile, Citrix ShareFile etc.
    • Designing and producing PoC for private cloud based on Citrix ShareFile and related products
    • Vendor and Customer Management
    • Documentation
DHL Europe
Prague/Czech Republic
1 Jahr 2 Monate
2013-03 - 2014-04

Designing and implementing data migration solution

Sr. Server and Storage Architect/Administrator (Contract Role)
Sr. Server and Storage Architect/Administrator (Contract Role)
  • Designing and implementing data migration solution using NetApp FAS2250’s and Snapmirror technology to migrate data from 5X UK data centres to 2X data centres located in Germany
  • Formulating plans for migrating data from UK data centres to German DC’s including Data discovery and classification
  • Advising stakeholders on the latest backup/archiving and storage technologies and helping them to make informed decisions.
  • Designing and implementing server (HP Blade servers), storage (NetApp & HP 3PAR) and backup solutions
  • Consolidating more than 1200 Linux and Windows servers to approx. 15 HP blade BLc7000 servers utilising and VMWARE vSphere 5.5
  • Linux server builds both physical and virtual (SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5/6)
  • Migrating Data from Solaris servers to Linux servers with the help of application teams
  • Day to day Linux/Solaris, Windows and Backup administration including but not limited to disk management, troubleshooting, patching, upgrades etc.
  • Troubleshooting OS and hardware problems for local and remote servers
  • Producing Storage, Unix and Backup reports for the management
  • Training and managing offshore BAU staff and escalation contact
Bombardier
Berlin/Germany
1 Jahr 3 Monate
2012-01 - 2013-03

Designing and implementing storage, backup and related infrastructure

Sr. Server/Storage and Backup Administrator (Contract Role)
Sr. Server/Storage and Backup Administrator (Contract Role)
  • Designing and implementing storage, backup and related infrastructure primarily NetApp hardware and software including EMC Data Domains, NetApp FAS 2020, 2040, 2050, 2220, 2040, 3170, 3270, 6000 administration including storage provisioning, monitoring, planning etc. Core technologies used included – NetApp Management Console, DFM, SnapMirror, Oncommand Suite, SnapManager for SQL & Oracle, SnapDrive, NDMP backups etc
  • Designing, installing, configuration & supporting Symantec NetBackup 7.5
  • Various systems administration including Windows 2003/2008, Citrix environment, VMware, Solaris and Linux
  • On-going administration, support and maintenance of high performance server services including Linux application servers, VMware vSphere 4/5, computing clusters, Unix/Linux blade and virtual servers, storage etc.
Nexen Petroleum
Uxbridge/United Kingdom
3 Jahre 7 Monate
2008-06 - 2011-12

Day to Day Storage administration

Sr. Storage and Systems Administrator (Contract Role)
Sr. Storage and Systems Administrator (Contract Role)
  • The contract entailed supporting fully managed and collocated BT Financial Services/Radianz clients.
  • Day to Day Storage administrator mainly NetApp FAS2040’s, FAS3170 & FAS3270’s and EMC Clariion, StorageTek Data Centre build and migration
  • Lead Virtualisation project-  SUN server consolidation from physical servers to Solaris LDOM’s and Container/ Zones utilising SunFire T5120 and T5220’s servers, RHEL5.4 and Windows 2003/2008 on VMware vSphere 4 utilising HP ProLiant DL360 G6 / DL585 G6
  • Day to day Redhat ES4/5, SUSE E10, Solaris 10 & Windows 2003/2008 Administration and Application support
  • Linux/Solaris infrastructure design & implementations
  • Cisco router/switch base configuration
  • Server Configuration & implementation
  • Project lead, ownership and liaising with clients
BT Financial Services
London/United Kingdom
1 Jahr 6 Monate
2007-01 - 2008-06

Managing technical teams and vendors

Sr. UNIX/LINUX Systems Engineer (Contract Role)
Sr. UNIX/LINUX Systems Engineer (Contract Role)
  • Managing technical teams and vendors
  • Responsible for the install and decomm of UNIX and WINTEL servers in JPMC data centres. This includes physical install, networking, operating system setup and delivery of fully functional regional infrastructure products.  
  • Configuring Sun Hardware (T2000, V490, V440, V880, V680, SF12K to SF25K), HP (DL360/380 & 585’s), Fujitsu 450/650 etc
  • Network port allocation
  • IP Allocation via QIP
  • SAN Storage provisioning mainly EMC and NetApp’s
  • Installing and configuring standard software agents (Tivoli, KEON, ECC etc)
  • BAU System administrator
JP MorganChase
London/United Kingdom
10 Monate
2006-02 - 2006-11

Installation and configuring Sunfire 25K/E2900/V440 hardware

Sun Microsystems Hardware Engineer (Contract Role)
Sun Microsystems Hardware Engineer (Contract Role)
  • Installation and configuring Sunfire 25K/E2900/V440 hardware for the DR site on behalf of IBM
  • Preparing the OS for Oracle Database 9.0/10 installation
  • Assisting the IBM storage team with SunFire 25k to DS8000 (SAN) connectivity
  • Provide Solaris support on E25k /E2900/ v440 platforms
  • Documenting Build and Install Procedures
DEFRA/IBM
Guilford/United Kingdom
5 Monate
2005-07 - 2005-11

Building and configuration of servers and plaforms

Unix/Windows Implementation Engineer/Administrator
Unix/Windows Implementation Engineer/Administrator
  • Building and configuration of the Sun Microsystems servers, Solaris 9 platform
  • Building and configuration and maintenance of the X86 servers mainly HP & Dell, Linux & Windows 2003 platform
  • Network configuration
  • Installing customer application
  • Tracking and resolution of any issues raised by the customer during the implementation stage
BBC/SIEMENS Technology Services
Maidenhead/United Kingdom
5 Monate
2005-03 - 2005-07

Build a new global test lab for testing applications

Systems Engineer / Project Lead (Contract Role)
Systems Engineer / Project Lead (Contract Role)
  • Build a new global test lab for testing applications, based on Windows 2000/03, Sun Solaris and hardware from Sun Microsystems, EMC and HP
  • Day to Day storage administration and provision including EMC Clariion, Dell EMC Clariion and NetApp
  • Decommissioning older equipment inc. E10K & EMC Asymmetric, Building and configuring New Sun & HP servers and Various networking & KVM hardware/Software
  • Developing documentation of operating procedures
  • Performing system administration functions for Windows and Unix environments, including executing back-ups
  • Monitoring and maintaining all lab computing and network components to ensure they remain operational and support the business with agreed upon levels of service
  • Administering security, including adding, deleting, and updating users, to maintain a safe computing environment in the lab to ensure data confidentiality, integrity, and availability by addressing identification, authentication, authorisation, confidentiality, integrity, and non-repudiation
Pfizer UK
Sandwich/ United Kingdom
4 Jahre
2001-03 - 2005-02

Providing post sales onsite and telephone technical support

Systems Engineer (Permanent Role)
Systems Engineer (Permanent Role)
  • Providing post sales onsite and telephone technical support to Sun Microsystems customers, at JPmorgan, UBS, Credit Sussie, Royal bank of Scotland, Nomura, and Reuters.

Main Hardware/Software Supported:

  • Desktops: SPARC& ULTRA’s
  • Servers: E250/E450, E4500 to E6500, SunFire V100 to V880, SF6800, SF15K, SF25K
  • Storage: Unipacks, Multipacks, A/D1000, A5200, T3, 3310, EMC Clariion, Dell EMC Clariion
  • Software: Solaris7/8/9, Solstice Disk Suite and Veritas Volume Manager 3.X

Core duties:

  • Problem isolation and resolution using system software, diagnostics and analytical troubleshooting utilising crash/dump analysis and SunVTS.
  • Collecting System Data via explorer
  • Working with the support team identifying problems and quickly coming up with a solution
  • Installation and support of storage devices including A1000, D1000, A5000, A5200, T3, 3310, EMC Clariion, Dell EMC Clariion
  • Building new Sun servers
  • Upgrading CPU’s, Memory, Disks, Systems boards
  • Checking up to date patches and Installing the recommended clusters and patches
  • Monitoring backup systems
  • Escalating support issues to other technical groups
  • Acting as an interface with Sun customers and Sun Microsystems
Sun Microsystems
London/United Kingdom
4 Jahre 4 Monate
1994-03 - 1998-06

Managing a team of 20 engineers

Senior Manager/ Engineer
Senior Manager/ Engineer
  • Managing a team of 20 engineers
  • Providing technical assistance to internal and external customers
  • Training External customers on the company products
  • Supporting the in-house Windows NT & Novell Network, MS Exchange 5 Mail system
  • Carrying out Laptop repairs and testing of computer equipment and peripherals
  • Acting as a technology specialist to initiate and participate in long term planning
  • Consulting, designing, installing and maintaining external customer’s networks
First International Computers Inc.
London/United Kingdom

Aus- und Weiterbildung

Aus- und Weiterbildung

Professional certifications:

  • VTSP 5 - VMware Technical Solutions Professional (vSphere, vCenter, vDirector, vRealize etc)
  • CCSP - Citrix Certified Sales Professional
  • CVSP - CommVault Accredited Sales Professional
  • CVSA - CommVault Solution Architect Certification
  • NCDA - NetApp Certified Data Management Administrator (7-Mode)
  • NCIE-BR - NetApp Certified Backup and Recovery Implementation Engineer (7-Mode)
  • Prince2 - Certified
  • SCSA - Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris 8
  • SCSA - Sun Certified System Administrator for Solaris 10
  • MCSE - Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
  • MCT - Microsoft Certified Trainer
  • CompTIA A+ - CompTIA A+ Certified Hardware Technician
  • CompTIA Network + - CompTIA Network Certified Technician

Sun Microsystems In-house Training:

  • Customer Service
  • Electrical Safety in Data centre
  • ESD Awareness
  • System Administration using Solaris 8.0, 9.0 and 10
  • Desktop Maintenance (SS10/20, Ultra 1/2/5/10/20/30/60 and 80)
  • Enterprise Server Maintenance (Netra?s E250/450, SunFire 220R/420R, E450/4000/4500/5500 and 6500)
  • Sun Fire High-End Server Administration - SF 15K/12K and E20K/E25K servers
  • Sun Cluster 3.1 Administration
  • Sun StorEdge ? 3300, 3320 and 3510

 

Academic qualifications:

1998 - 1999: PgDip in Computing & Management Sciences

Institute: Sheffield Hallam University

1997 - 1998: Diploma in PC Repair

Institute: Professional Career Development Institute 

1994 - 1996: Higher National Diploma in Computing

Institute: College of North West London

1990 - 1992: Diploma in Information Systems

Institute: Institute of Commercial Management - UK

Kompetenzen

Kompetenzen

Top-Skills

Nutanix NetApp Linux

Schwerpunkte

SUMMARY OF THE CURRENT CORE SKILLS:

  • Designing, Configuring, Administering and Troubleshooting NetApp storage systems both 7-mode and cDOT environments including SnapManager, SnapProtect, OnCommand Workflow Automation, SnapMirror, SnapVault, OnCommand Workflow Automation, SnapDrive, Oncommand, DFM, Protection Manger etc
  • Designing, Implementation and Administration of various virtualisation products including VMware 4.X, 5.X to 6, VMware Cloud, Citrix Cloud, Microsoft Hyper-V, Solaris, Docker container etc
  • Hardware configuration - Oracle/Sun Servers, HP Servers, DELL, IBM, Data Domain
  • Installing, Configuring and Administering backup and archiving products including Netbackup 6.5, 7.X, OpsCenter
  • Installing, Configuring and Administering UNIX/LINUX ? Solaris, Linux (Redhat, Centos, SUSE etc)
  • Installing, Configuring and Administering Windows NT/2000/2003/2008/2012
  • Storage Administration- NetApp, HP 3PAR, EMC Data Domains, EMC VNX, Amazon EBS & S3
  • Administering Cloud Infrastructures and technologies including but not limited to AWS (Amazon Web Services) including S3, EC2, VPC, EBS, CloudWatch, RDS, Security (IAM), AWS Migration etc, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, Package Containerisation using Docker and Container Orchestration using Kubernetes and Amazon ECS.

Produkte / Standards / Erfahrungen / Methoden

PROFILE:

Systems Engineer/Administrator/Architect/Consultant with a wide range of experience spreading over 20 years in IT, able to work on own initiative and as part of a team.

I can work in any of the following roles: 

  • Systems Administrator ? LINUX, Oracles Solaris 8-10, Windows NT - 2012, VMware, Cloud Infrastructures i.e. Amazon AWS Servers, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud etc
  • Storage Administrator ? NetApp both 7Mode & cDOT, HP 3PAR, EMC Data Domains
  • Hardware Engineer ? X86 and Oracle SPARC Servers
  • Solution Architect ? AWS, Server & Storage
  • Project Management
  • Team Leadership

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