Paul Gizzo

Objective

Seeking a position in: Systems/ Network Engineering/ Administration, IT Staff Management

Summary

Seeking a position in: Systems/ Network Engineering/ Administration, IT Staff Management

Work History

Work History
Mar 2005 - Jul 2009

Sr. Systems Administrator/Engineer

Clear Channel Broadcasting
  • Designed, installed and administered Windows-based infrastructure in a 1000+ physical server and 300+ virtual server environment.
  • Maintained and designed system configurations and automation strategies.
  • Assisted in the establishment of a VMWare virtual networking environment for testing and development group, and performed migrations of older servers to virtual environment.
  • Worked with software development team in the development, operation and revision processes of state-of-the-art software systems.
  • Provided expert technical recommendations and insight in a team environment in support of the continual development and improvement of the physical and virtual infrastructure architecture.
  • Provided senior level Tier III support to end users in over 200 nationwide markets in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Maintained and enhanced system security policies in the interest of protecting proprietary information, protection from viruses and prevention of system intrusion.

Specialties: Windows 2000/2003/2008 Server, Windows 7/Vista/XP, VMWare 3.5/2.5, EMC, Active Directory, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Exchange 2003, CISCO, HEAT, BridgeTrack, TrackIt, Microsoft SQL 2000/2005, IIS, Microsoft .NET Framework, VPN, Citrix, Veritas Backup, Norton Ghost, Symantec Antivirus, TCP/IP, VOIP.

Nov 2005 - Feb 2006

Senior Systems Engineer/Consultant

In Sync Computers
  • Planned and developed computer networking solutions for large and small businesses.
  • Researched, designed and implemented new LAN/WAN networks.
  • Provided maintenance solutions for existing networks and make recommendations for future growth and development.
  • Provided cost models of various system design strategies for businesses.
  • Developed and maintained system and internet security solutions, disaster recovery plans, backup and recovery plans, remote connectivity (ICA/VPN), antivirus/anti-spam solutions and firewall security.
  • Planned, scheduled and conducted analyses and surveys to improve quality, effectiveness and efficiency of client information systems.
  • Undertook preventative maintenance and repair of software/hardware malfunctions.

Specialties: Windows 2000/2003 Server, Windows XP/2000, Active Directory, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Exchange 2003, Citrix, CISCO Firewalls, VPN, ICA Client, Veritas Backup, Norton Ghost, Symantec Antivirus, Symantec Internet Security, TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, Adobe Acrobat.

Aug 1998 - Nov 2005

Infrastructure Systems Supervisor

Federal Aviation Administration

  • Implemented and maintained network infrastructure to ensure continuous and uninterrupted LAN/WAN and security services.
  • Optimized Windows servers and related components to achieve high availability and performance
  • Supervised IT help desk staff and provided senior level support assistance.
  • Designed, planned and performed upgrades from Novell to Windows platform for all systems in Lakewood, CA, Van Nuys, CA, Phoenix, AZ and Seattle, WA.
  • Scheduled and performed hardware/software installations and upgrades.
  • Designed, planned, tested, and documented Disaster Recovery plans for network architecture.
  • Maintained comprehensive documentation of network hardware and software configurations.
  • Participated in the design of the network architecture and policies to meet business requirements, while taking into account federal and industry security standards.
  • Provided research, evaluation and development support for national infrastructure public safety systems. Performed cost analysis and develop cost models for system upgrades and maintenance.
  • FAA regional project coordinator for Aircraft Certification Electronic Data Interchange.

Specialties: Windows Server 2000/2003, Active Directory, Windows XP/2000/NT Operating Systems, Microsoft Office, Novell, Lotus Notes, Citrix, Cisco, Remote Access Services, ArcServe, Veritas Backups, CC Mail, Microsoft System Management Server (SMS), TCP/IP, DNS.

Apr 1995 - Aug 1998

Systems Administrator

RBJ Computer Systems
  • Provided administration and technical support for customer server infrastructure systems and applications.
  • Provided onsite diagnosis and repairs of computers and peripherals.
  • Provided telephone technical support, plus installation of Novell Local Area Networks.

Specialties: Windows 95/98 Operating Systems, Novell 3.xx/4.xx.

Education

Education
Sep 1983 - Jun 1987

Bachelor of Science

Iona College