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Summary

Information Technology professional with over 9 years experience, with a focus on Cloud Technologies

Skills

Technical Skills

Cloud: AWS, IBM SoftLayer, Microsoft Azure

Linux OS: RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora, Atomic, AIX

Win OS: 2003-2016

Virtualization: vmWare, Hyper-V, PowerVM, Docker

Web: Apache, Nginx, IIS

DB: DB2, MS SQL, MySQL, MongoDB

CI/CD and orchestration: Jenkins, TeamCity, GitLab CI, Kubernetes, Terraform, CFN

Misc: Puppet, Git, ELK, Nagios, Ansible, Jira, VSTS, Grafana

Work experience

Cloud Architect - DEVOPS ADVOCATE

Nordcloud
2017-03present

Develop strategy for cloud migrations
Develop cloud reference architectures, governance policies, security models and best practices as per industry standards
Lead data center transformation projects to migrate client/server applications and platforms to cloud environments
Resolve any client or sales concerns and revise proposals if necessary
Provide expert technical assistance and product education on Cloud and DevOps related technologies
Apply DevOps culture within the customer teams
Provide improvement suggestions or plans to ongoing projects

Cloud Engineer

Ericsson Romania
2016-022016-07

Managed the virtual environments (vmWare based) across distributed data centers
Designed, implemented and managed the Elasticsearch environment
Application deployment using Docker and Kubernetes
Participated in internal on-premise to cloud application migration project
Helped to develop backup and recovery strategy for applications and database on virtualized/cloud platforms

Senior System Administrator - INFRASTRUCTURE SPECIALIST

IBM Romania
2013-082016-02

Monitored and tuned the server environment (RedHat, AIX, Windows 2008/2012, Fedora and CentOS) to achieve optimum performance levels and prevent outages (CPU, Memory, I/O, Network)
Managed various databases (DB2, MSSQL, Oracle 10g/11g)
Developed scripts for various task automations
Troubleshooted and diagnosed OS, software or hardware failures
Performed software installations, maintenance and upgrades
Conducted system analysis and configuration management
Managed the SoftLayer Cloud backup environment for the designated clients
Capacity planning and provisioning of servers and storage devices
Monitored the backup infrastructure for the DST European data-centers to ensure data availability 
Reviewed the backup data regularly to ensure that it is successfully stored
Managed the configuration of the backup servers and maintained the hardware
Developed and maintained the data backup process according to the industry standards
Provided guidance and governance to other regions
Monitored and tuned the virtual infrastructure based on VMware and PowerVM solutions
Took the necessary preventive and corrective actions to ensure that the servers comply with the security policies
Performed server migrations across datacenters (prepare server builds, perform remote sync)
Performed middle-ware reconfiguration (IBM DB2, IBM WAS, IBM IHS, Lotus Domino etc.)

IBM SOFTWARE Technical Consultant

MB Distribution (IBM Premium Partner)
2013-022013-07

Offered pre-sales and post-sales technical support to end customers and business partners
Prepared client presentations with the IBM solutions offered by the company
Assisted the customers in identifying the most efficient solutions for their particular needs and implemented the solutions within the customers infrastructure
Designed POC and POT scenarios both at the customer site and at our own Demo Data-Centre
Designed, implemented and managed the backup storage infrastructure
Managed server infrastructure based on RedHat, OpenSUSE, AIX and Windows within the company demo datacenter
Managed the internal databases (DB2, MSSQL)
Managed the virtual environment based on VMware and Hyper-V deployments
Developed various scripts to automate repetitive or time consuming tasks
Implemented a test environment with a configuration and automation management solution based on Puppet
Tested and implemented new IBM software solutions within the company demo datacenter to further enhance the internal infrastructure

System Administrator

Wipro Technologies
2009-022013-01

Deployed and maintained the internal server infrastructure based on Windows 2003/2008, RedHat, Fedora and a few Solaris and HP-UX machines
Managed the user accounts and group policies via Active Directory
Installed, configured and deployed MS SharePoint (foundation/server)
Implemented a system deployment solution based on Microsoft WDS
Implemented and managed the NFS and SAN storage infrastructure
Maintained the virtual environment based on Hyper-V, VMware and Citrix
Network design and implementation based on Cisco equipment
Managed the backup and restore infrastructure based on Symantec NetBackup
Tested security patches for possible impact on the production environment prior to final integration
Tested new applications/tools within our environment prior to final deployment in order to ensure a smooth transition for the users
Coordinated with offshore teams for data/voice network and server troubleshooting
Performed installations and configuration of client specific applications
Provided assistance to internal users and clients either remote or onsite
Wrote technical documents to assist users in software usage and procedures
Performed training for the new joiners of the team
Performed end-user training for various applications and tools usage
Prepared daily\weekly activity reports with the completed tasks
Provided support in procurement of system parts and other equipment, and prepared records for future reference
Prepared reports on recurring or high impact issues, tracking the problem and keeping in touch with the vendor/client

Training and certifications

Trainings

  • Java Essentials
  • PHP Essentials
  • Windows Deployment Services Training
  • IBM AIX System Administrator (C4040221)
  • EVault Backup Management
  • Idera Backup Administration
  • Fundamentals of Azure Cloud Services and Storage
  • Setup Webserver (Nginx) & a Caching Server(Varnish)
  • Cisco CCNA (200120)
  • RHCSA (EX200)
  • Administering an Elasticsearch Cluster
  • Automating AWS with CloudFormation
  • Docker Deep Dive
  • Hybrid Identity with Microsoft Azure
  • Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
  • Office365 Security and Compliance
  • Exchange Server 2016
  • Exchange Online Advanced EOP
  • Enabling Office 365 (70347)
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
  • AWS Certified Developer - Associate
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional


Certifications:

IBM BCP Design and Implementation
IBM InfoSphere Guardium Technical Professional
IBM Certified Administrator - Tivoli Storage Manager
AWS Certified Developer - Associate
AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate
AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (SAA)

Education

Bacalaureat

Grup Scolar electronica industriala
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ELECTRONICA SI AUTOMATIZARI - TEHNICIAN OPERATOR TEHNICI DE CALCUL