Sr. Manager, IT Operations
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc
SR. MANAGER, IT OPERATIONS @., Fort Collins, CO Transitioned the global MPLS circuits to 13 sites from one major service provider to another while reducing monthly expense by 28% and improving overall performance. Managing annual and quarterly operating and capital budgets of 5.7M, across 17 different, globally dispersed cost centers. Manage a diverse and globally dispersed team of server and network engineers, supporting local and remote sites. Implement project management and change management standards across the IT infrastructure and Helpdesk organization from Tier 1-3. Reduced 2 primary sites' sustainability footprint by deploying ESX infrastructure, consolidating/decommissioning physical servers to virtual servers(VMware) and providing a High Availability environment. Architect new global DR and back up design using co-location facilities and Azure cloud storage to support sites in the US, EMEA and APAC regions. Manage key vendor relationships/negotiations for hardware and software investments/renewals with vendors such as Microsoft, SAP, Verizon, AT&T, Cisco, Dell, etc. Oversee key infrastructure related deliverables for M&A activities. Maintain IT SOX compliance related controls for infrastructure and IT operations.