Senior Systems Engineer with over 20 years of experience in planning, developing, implementing, and maintaining enterprise-level information technology solutions.
Ø Strong Technical Skills-Determining processes and researching advanced technology to develop cost-effective and reliable solutions to increase systems productivity, availability, and scalability.
Ø Process Improvement Expertise-Demonstrated ability to review, evaluate, and implement migrations, patches, and updates to meet business needs and user requirements.
Ø Highly organized- Able to direct many projects at once while attending to all details. Flexible; able to adapt to rapidly changing high profile priorities.
Ø Strong interpersonal skills- Foster and maintain positive professional relationships with individuals at all organizational levels. Skilled in technical development and training.
west Tennessee healthcare, Jackson, TN 2006 – present
Senior Systems Administrator
Provide AIX / HP-UX / LINUX systems administration, datacenter management, and IT analysis support for healthcare facility network with over 700 users. Plan, implement, and direct the design, development, operation, maintenance, and integration of Storage Area Network (SAN) architecture to support complex information management functions.
• Oversee all short and long-term IT policy, business needs analysis, and designing of network architecture including local and wide area networks, E-mail services, data storage/security, and desktop/mobile computing devises for business requirements.
♦ Define new healthcare software (CERNER) objectives, develop overall technical requirements, specifications and integration methodologies, and perform all integration, testing, and implementation procedures.
♦ Facilitate risk management activities for systems and applications under development. Perform risk assessments, security-operating procedures, security plans, systems test and evaluation, contingency planning and certification documentation.
♦ Manage incident response functionality for enterprise network in a 24/7 environment. Develop, implement and train staff on security incident response procedures.
♦ Participate in development/implementation meetings with technical and non-technical staff and present progress reports to senior management, outlining project successes as well as providing solutions to integration or implementation problems.
♦ Served as Project Manager for five successful systems upgrades, completing all projects on time, within budget and with zero data deterioration.
♦ Principal technical expert in completing installation of CERNER, providing training to end users, and growing the system to meet expanding business needs.
♦ Identified technical and operational requirements to support long term reporting strategy and system efficiencies. Improved applications efficiency, scalability and accessibility.
♦ Collaborated with senior leadership to identify, establish, and maintain best practices in IT policy and standards development, resource management; and systems/application planning.
SILVER LINE BUILDING PRODUCTS. North Brunswick NJ, 1999 – 2006
Provided systems administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting for mirrored AIX P-series (RS6000) and HP-UX K570 servers supporting national window manufacturer. Managed network configuration and upgrading including security, design and network parameters, hardware placement and configuration, and Storage Area Network (SAN) integration. Monitored system status/performance to insure system reliability, security, and continuity.
♦ Provided systems analysis, business requirements identification, and integration methodologies for new system validation testing environment. Researched possible issues, analyzed computer systems to ensure greater productivity, efficiency, and reliability.
♦ Supported internal projects to include code review, systems maintenance, performance tuning, capacity planning, automated database re-building, RAID technologies and backups.
♦ Performed systems maintenance, performance tuning, capacity planning, and maintaining backups. Managed network configuration and upgrading including hardware placement and configuration, and successful, timely resolution of LAN/WAN/SAN infrastructure issues.
♦ Evaluated and secured vendor sources for new systems components, and ensured interoperability of applications, hardware, and networks.
♦ Improved system performance and availability by Automate system administration tasks using Unix Shell, PERL, AWK, and SED
♦ Developed and managed SilverTrack national inventory tracking system, integrating multiple systems into centralized data management solution.
♦ Implemented EDI purchase order system using XML and FTP. Built a custom web gateway using sockets and custom PHP modules
MILLER HARNESS COMPANY, East Rutherford NJ, 1997 – 1999
Performed systems design and programming for specialty equine equipment company. Designed, configured, tested, and implement Windows network. Designed and updated website. Maintained and updated mainframe environment and automated POS/Shipping/Invoicing System
Operating System Support, Boca Raton FL, 1995 – 1997
Served as Programmer, Support Technician, System Administrator and Trainer. Integral technical team member in development of Ultimate PLUS UNIX application. Developed and maintained first company website. Re-engineered and maintained in-house Call Tracking System
The Ultimate Corp., East Hanover NJ, 1989 – 1995
Technical Support Specialist
Provided Tier III hardware and software maintenance, troubleshooting and repair. Developed and led PICK and kernel-level training.
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ