Senior SharePoint & Systems Engineer
TEAM LEAD, SENIOR SHAREPOINT & SYSTEMS ENGINEER
Multi-National Corps – Iraq (MNC-I) Knowledge Management Office · 2007 – 2009
United States Forces – Iraq (USF-I) Knowledge Management Office · 2008 – 2009
Victory Base Complex, Baghdad, Iraq
Designed and developed SharePoint/MOSS 2007 physical and logical architectures on 6 large server farms for major government and defense organizations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) within the Iraq Theatre of Operations (ITO). Served as systems and technical lead on infrastructure build-outs. Directed employment of SharePoint Server 2007 services at Headquarters (HQs) and Command level and below. Acted as team lead on systems, database, and portal services for Multi-National Corps Iraq (MNC-I), and United States Forces - Iraq (USF-I) Knowledge Management (KM) portal operations. Performed as technical lead and subject matter expert (SME) for large farm infrastructure, logical and physical architectures, taxonomy and governance, content management, document management, records management and security models.
·Led SharePoint and MOSS 2007 systems engineering and all technical aspects for 3rd largest strategic portal in the world, USF-I SIPRnet Portal; supports ~80-125K global US and Coalition forces and civilian personnel and Dept. of State civilian personnel.
·Completed USF-I SIPRnet Portal build and migration in 8 months rather than 1.5 years projection.
·Headed systems engineering, database and portal services and all technical aspects of largest tactical portal in world supporting ~50-65K US and Coalition forces and personnel within ITO; known as MNC-I SIPRnet Portal.
·Spearheaded development of MNC-I SIPRnet Business Intelligence as 1st portal in Army ever to use BI within a Theatre of Operations to consolidate data from 37 sources including battlefield; enabled production of regular pre-decision products.
·Directed complex collapse, migration, and merge of 3 separate HQs and Commands 4 times: MNC-I, Multi-National Forces – Iraq (MNF-I), and the Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq (MNSTC-I).
·Enabled each HQ, Command, and supporting organization to maintain their own individual classified and unclassified points of presence.
·Served as Civilian Technical Lead & Subject Matter Expert leading migration of every classified and unclassified MNC-I, MNF-I & MNSTC-I document ever generated during Iraq War to USF-I logical and physical portal architectures.
·Saved MNC-I SIPRnet Portal Migration to SharePoint 2007 project from abandonment in 2007, convincing hesitant leadership in 3 days to move on when 80% of the assembled team resigned; and then single-handily built largest tactical portal in the world.
·Provided advanced content database management tools, and geographically dispersed Shared Services, Web Applications, and Site Collections capabilities, designing dynamic logical architecture.
·Increased availability of mission critical applications, data, procedures, and processes, creating unique standardized ‘Dynamic Cube’ type physical architecture and logical architecture for USF-I SIPRnet Portal.
·Incorporated fault tolerance, increased indexing performance, load balanced query, clustered Excel services, and BI products and services in above “Dynamic Cube” architecture.
·Utilized entirely new way of thinking in military information technology & knowledge management through the development of embedded Continuity of Operations (COOP) architecture and infrastructure, highly granular content databases management procedures, geographically dispersed Shared Services, web applications, site applications and multi-instance clustered SQL database services.
·Exceeded military expectations, designing and developing dynamic and portable physical and logical architectures which reduced content database size from five 1.2TB+ content databases to hundreds of 15-45GB content databases.