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2015Present

Endpoint System Engineer

Vanguard
Endpoint System Engineer- Contracted through Randstad. Wayne, PA Hired as a full-time Endpoint System Engineer following initial consulting role. Provide Windows/Mac/VMware/Horizon View administration, and Symantec Endpoint Protection administration and monitoring for Macs. Using VMware vCenter, created Datacenter Environment by creating VMware clusters, adding ESX hosts in the clusters, and implemented HA and DRS. Installing, configuring and troubleshooting VMware View Created clones and templates of Virtual Machines Administer VMware vSphere environment hosting 2, 500 virtual machines in our department alone Configure and manage User, Group, Permission, Role, Resource pool on VMware virtual center Planned SEP12 corporate upgrades including development of policies, systems architecture configuration, and upgrading Mac clients
20132014

Senior Systems Engineer

Stonington Board of Education
Senior Systems Engineer-. Stonington, CT Responsible for ensuring technical excellence in all aspect of technology at Stonington Schools. As the tech lead and SME VMware and VMware View. I was responsible for a staff of 5 techs and all servers. Specific accomplishments include: VDI project included the implementation of VMware vSphere 5.5, VMware Horizon View 6, and Unidesk on all servers, 2-48tb flash sans, 10 gig control switch connect to a new network core. All equipment was installed into new server racks. The result of the project, we have delivered 3 Gold images was able to use unidesk to layer all the applications that where needed. Provided 128 VDI's for teachers and 750 VDI's for students. Configured and deployed zero clients throughout the school Handling the complete installation, configuration & maintenance of Microsoft Windows Servers; designing the Backup Strategy for sites and ensuring scheduled/unscheduled Backups as per backup plan and restoration; managing Server, Domain, AD, User Rights, etc Managed technical infrastructure operation Providing hardware support on different platforms; coordinating with 3rd Party vendors and Service Provider; backing up & restoring data from tape library and managing the backup tapes, keeping inventory, sending and receiving tapes to and from off-site storage
20132013

Support Engineer

Fujitsu North America Pfizer, INC
Virtual Support Engineer III-. Glastonbury, CT As a contractor at Fujitsu I was hired to Handled issues requiring escalation including Operating System and Application support. Also the support of the current Infrastructure of Citrix XenApps 6.5 and application delivery through Microsoft AppV System management and administration for a large Regional Bank, with emphasis on VMware ESXserver administration, and Citrix XenApp and XenServer Ability to work with large, complex and business critical computing environment with over 10, 000 users on the system Advise Project managers from a technical perspective on current issues and ramifications on implementing or not implementing certain solutions We analyze and determine which apps are able to become virtualized/sequenced and which cannot. We also determine if legacy applications can be installed and streamed various ways to provide user with a functional legacy application-this option allows for apps that have not been updated by the vendor to support a virtual environment; with engineers
19982013

It Support Specialist

Pfizer, INC
IT Support Specialist-. Groton, CT As a consultant at Pfizer, Inc I provided network solutions along with strategic planning and project leadership over systems migration, configuration, administration, upgrades and troubleshooting initiatives. Specific accomplishments include: Managed implementation of instrument control and laboratory data management system Agilent Chemstation. Negotiated upgrade cost with the vendor down from $187,500 to $105,000. Create a custom installation training video for technicians in my group. Migrated data using Robo Copy and ensured business continuity by creating ghost images as required Directed the move of an entire business unit's scientific assets including instruments and benchtop computers from Groton, CT to Kalamazoo, MI and Lincoln, NA. Negotiated vendor pricing for critical equipment moves. Ensured the 400 clients transitioned smoothly into business as usual. Saved the company $35K annually by deploying the Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery process. Performed technical configuration of the server, oversaw purchasing license negotiations, and deployed the client to 600 desktops. Executed system testing of interfaces, carried out Acceptance Testing, and provided on-site support for release of the system. Duties included, but were not constrained to: troubleshooting of hardware and software breakdowns, repair of hardware and software failures, system expansions and upgrades, regular preventive maintenance of equipment, prepping and configuring of systems for new users and/or special uses as well as researching and advising on scientific Developed a program call ProAnalysis in a joint effort with Pfizer, INC. Which has been patented in both Europe and the USA, the application will run an algorithm on any image source to find Micronucleus cells. At this time, we are in the adding more algorithms to ProAnalysis Evaluated IT needs and made recommendations on technology to improve the drug discovery process. Suggested new products that increased earnings by 23%. Responsible for the care and maintenance of all Laboratories based computers and associated hardware for Animal Health Group Acted as a liaison between vendors and scientists. Duties included, but were not constrained to: troubleshooting of hardware and software breakdowns, repair of hardware and software failures, system expansions and upgrades, regular preventive maintenance of equipment, prepping and configuring of systems for new users and/or special uses as well as researching