Neil George

Work History

Work History
Sep 2006 - Mar 2009

System Engineer

Hewlett Packard

Performed the following responsibilities as a member of a software development team: management of test and build environments, management and documentation of build processes, and configuration and test execution.

  • Configured virtual test environments using VMware solutions and VLAN configurations to optimize computational resource utilization.
  • Set-up Window Clients using VMware ESX for testing.
  • Set-up an Active Directory test environment with users.
  • Installed Microsoft Exchange 2003 and configured it for testing.
  • Introduced power consumption into the new system selection criteria in order to conserve scarce power/cooling resources in the data center.
  • Maintained equipment visibility by creating and maintaining Visio diagrams of racked systems.
  • Created per-rack management/ILO networks to minimize port requirements and optimize manageability of system environments.
  • Documented product code build and testing processes.
  • Identified material requierments for software product as well as development requirements, ordering,tracking and configuration of new equipment.
Feb 2002 - Sep 2006

Server Administrator

Kemtah Group

Performed Windows server administration for HP-IT Local Ops server team.

  • Built, configured, and administered over 70 high end development servers with more than 400 end users.
  • Supervised the operating system installation/patching, security compliance and SLA requirements.
  • Set-up an Active Directory environment for users to use Clearcase and also maintained trust relationships.
  •  Installed and configured a clustered environment.
  • Maintained equipment visibility by creating and maintaining Visio diagrams of racked systems.
  • Developed an efficient backup-and-restore process using Symantec Ghost for quick restoration of critical servers, resulting in minimal downtime.
  • Consolidated system hardware/software to troubleshoot problems and offer effective low-cost solutions. 
Apr 2001 - Oct 2002

System Engineer

Hewlett-Packard

Performed administration and maintained a training environment.

  • Managed and built technical training environments for mass storage products and SAN infrastructure.
  • Installed Windows 2000 Advanced Server and configured servers per Instructor's specific needs.
  • Created images of Operating Systems using Norton Ghost, backed up images, and re-imaged the net servers.
  • Managed more than $600,000 in inventory.
  • Maintained and exceeded all monthly Service Level Agreements. 
  • Researched and presented solutions to problems that arose during installations.
Aug 1996 - Apr 2001

Level II Desktop Support Specialist

The Kemtah Group

Provided Desktop Support to over 200 users.

  • Performed the installation of Windows NT 4.0, Windows 95/98, Windows 2000 Professional, and Windows XP Professional/Home Operating systems on customer's personal computers.
  • Configured VPN connections for over 200 telecommuters 

Education

Education

Summary

An IT professional with over 13 years of multidimensional experience in engineering, administration and support of information systems.

Interest

  • Building/Fixing computers

Skills

Skills

Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Windows Vista

Microsoft Windows XP

References

References

Thomas Vachuska