Solutions Architect - Network and Systems Engineer
Working in IT for eleven years has bought about diverse changes in it's implementation over the years. Working a vast variety of systems, which support a multitude of people has bought me to a maturity in understanding the requirements of IT in today's world. Touching on a number of areas of IT and working environments has bought me to enjoy a successful completion of a project, and a satisfaction when Information Technology works to improve the workings of business. A satisfaction in working in IT is seeing the fruits of working hard to exceed expectations.
Technical experience in IT centers around the following:
Security, and compliance – Payment credit card industrial data security standard – PCI-DSS
Server OS Microsoft Server products, Linux Red hat/CentOS
Hypervisors of VMWare ESXi, Hyper-V, KVM, Citrix Xen Server – VSphere, and System Center Virtual Machine Manager
Microsoft server application support of Lync, Exchange, SQL Server, Clustering, Remote Desktop Services / Terminal Services, IIS, Active Directory, Group Policy, DFS-R, DNS, DHCP
Application support Citrix Xenapp, Blackberry Enterprise Server, Websense
Server infrastructure HP and IBM blades, Dell servers and out-of-band management
Storage infrastructure HP EVA 6100-P6300, IBM DS3000-DS8870, Netapp FAS2200, Dell MD3000i – both iSCSI and Fibre Channel Fabrics, SFP signaling and encoding, storage tiering and caching, MPIO configuration.
Network infrastructure Cisco IOS, and Juniper JunOS, Routing and Switching and ASA Firewall clusters, Citrix Netscaler – VLAN's, STP, VPN IPSEC, GRE Tunneling, HSRP, RADIUS, and NAT
AWS – Amazons Web Services, Office 365, Azure
Desktop applications and operating systems
Design of technical solutions for business related challenges, and improved efficiencies.
Implementations of technical solutions working with best practices for deployment
The identification and rectification of system and security concerns
The identification of root cause and implementing long term resolution
System maintenance, and backup solutions, mail and web filtering
Business contiguity with fault tolerance and highly available design, by removing single points of failure
Production of technical documentation via backwards engineering, for new systems, and the update of existing diagrams and registers
Company migrations and dissolution of business systems
Monitoring solutions for visibility, and trending.
Datacenter consolidation through visualization
Encouraging a proactive approach to networks and systems; incident prevention, whilst ensure available capacity to response
Working within budgets
Actively self training, both formal and informal.
Confirming to organizational policies, practices and legal requirements.
Working within client defined outage windows, and change freezes, meeting delivery on contractual SLA's.
ITIL centric to the maintenance and management
Excellent communication and knowledge sharing
CCA : Citrix Certified Administrator in XenApp 6.5
CCA : Citrix Certified Administrator in Presentation Server 4.0, 4.2 & 4.5
MCTS : Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 - Configuration
MCITP : Enterprise Administrator 2008 (R2)
MSTS : Microsoft Systems Centre Configuration Manager 2007
MCTS : Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Configuring
MCSE : Certified Systems Engineer Windows 2003 R2 and Exchange 2003
MCTS : Microsoft SQL Server 2005 - Implementation and Maintenance
CCENT: Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician
CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate
Employment History and Technical Roles – URL Included for Reference
RSL Australia – Network and Systems Engineer - http://www.rslqld.org/
RSL Art Union – Network and Systems Engineer - http://www.rslartunion.com.au/
IBM – Storage Area Network Administrator - http://www.ibm.com/cz/cs/
ALS Global – Systems Analyst - http://www.alsglobal.com/
SEQ Water - SCADA Systems Engineer - http://www.seqwater.com.au/
Melbourne IT – Systems Engineer - https://www.melbourneit.com.au/
Domainz New Zealand – Systems Engineer - http://www.domainz.net.nz/
Flow Tolling – Systems Administrator - http://www.flowtoll.com.au/
Resources Global Professionals – Systems Administrator - http://www.resourcesglobal.com.au/
QK Technologies – Systems Administrator - http://www.qikkids.com.au/index.html
ABC Learning (Goodstart) – Systems Administrator - http://www.goodstart.org.au/
JLW – Systems Administrator - https://www.jlwme.com/
Heritage IT – Systems Technical Consultant - http://heritage.net.au/