Demonstrable skills and experience in both Enterprise and SME (MSP Clients) Project and Programme Management, based on the principles and methodologies of industry standards such as PRINCE 2 and PMP. With further demonstrable experience of managing teams in excess of 30 members including local hire and remote resources, together with all aspects of annual performance appraisals, and contractor negotiation, with an excellent understanding of the latest ITIL methodologies for ITSM. This specific experience has been gained from over 10 years of managing distributed teams and environments across multiple time zones and cultural forums, through Application and Infrastructure Support and Project and Change Management to have a complete understanding of the both SDLC and ITSM and how to make them successfully coexist. I have developed and managed enterprise grad SLA’s, OLA’s, UC’s and KPI’s framework, for both internal IT staff and external supplier resources to meet with industry and global regulatory requirements. Responsible for ALL Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) reporting and owner of ALL SOX controls for UK. I have a professional, adaptable, and competent approach to both Resource and Stakeholder management. I am more than comfortable with working in an integrated IT environment or as a consultant. I have a strong mix of corporate enterprise, SME and entrepreneurial experience, and to expand on that, my experience has afforded me the ability to learn the complex matrix management structures and business models which predominantly gained within Global Financial Services Industries (Investment Banking and Global, Corporate and Specialty Insurance). Where conversely some of my most recent and earlier career experience was based in one of the most competitive customer service industries, and to achieve success in this, I had to be flexible to market conditions, so that I could maintain strategic focus so as to continually meet my financial targets. The combination of my career experience has provided me with the opportunities of working in USA, Belgium, France, Spain, Gibraltar, Abu Dhabi and secondments to Brazil, Mexico and APAC, for projects that I was either managing or transferring to local piers and latterly I had responsibilities for USA, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Denmark. I am confident that I have a strong comprehension of global business environments and managing diverse IT Departments across a multicultural platform. I feel that I am confident and excellent communicator and am completely at ease with interacting and influencing piers, partners, subordinates and executive management, both internally and externally to my working environment. Throughout my career, I have remained technically competent, complemented by my training and experience with Prince 2 and ITIL methodologies. I am a strong communicator, who is confident and experienced in influencing business and IT stakeholders-up to and including-CIO/Managing Director Level.
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Design, Plan, Implement and Support for: - Windows Azure / Amazon EC2 - Microsoft Lync - Microsoft Sharepoint - Microsoft Exchange - Microsoft SQL Server - Microsoft Active Directory, ADFS - Microsoft Dynamics CRM - Windows Server / Hyper-V - Microsoft ISA/TMG/UAG - Microsoft SSCM, SCVMM, DPM - Microsoft Office 365 - Voice Integration with Lync - VMWare vSphere / ESXi - VMWare Site Recovery Manager (SRM) - Veeam Backup & Replication
Oscar Bass Agency Contractor
Expert UNIX system administrator and network engineer. Got a problem? I can solve it! For more than 15 years I have been the I.T. backbone and support for many online companies. I use the most up to date standards for any project I am involved in. I work extremely quick and efficiently. If you have a problem let me help you solve it. OS: Linux - Expert, FreeBSD - Expert, AIX - Expert, HP-UX - Expert, Macintosh OS/X - Expert, Windows Server - Proficient Cloud services: AWS, Rackspace, OpSource, Linode Web servers: Apache, Nginx, Tomcat Database servers: Mysql, Postgresql Monitoring: Nagios, Monit, Munin, Cacti Scripting: bash, perl, shell Virtualization: OpenVZ, Xen, SolusVM Mail servers: Postfix, Exim, Sendmail, Dovecot Control panels: cPanel, Plesk, Direct Admin, Webmin/Virtualmin, ISPconfig, OpenPanel Other: standard network services (DNS, DHCP, LDAP, Samba, SVN/Git, http proxy, jabber, backups, monitoring etc), firewalls (iptables, ipfw, pf)
Over 14 years of extensive IP core and Data Center experience with Broadband ISPs; includes building an ISP, plan and deploy IP network core services and Data Center Virtualization. Core integration of IP and mobile networks are one of the key work areas. 8 yrs. of technical project management experience with outstanding project planning, execution, monitoring and resource balancing skills with ability to support multiple simultaneous projects in a matrix organizational structure. Technical Pre-Sales - coordinates closely with internal sales, sales support, and service resources to align solution design with customers’ business requirements. Design and deployment of Data Center infrastructure, server virtualization (HA enabled vmware clusters) for enterprise and meeting the demands of corporate customers. Deployment of large scale IP networks such as Broadband Cable network (HFC DOCSIS 3.0 delivering 100 Mbps speeds to customers), wireless and fiber networks. Designed and implemented large IP camera surveillance projects based on Pelco and Axis IP camera solution, also configured video analytics. Deployed Video on Demand (VoD) service on SeaChange Multiverse platform and devised billing mechanism. IPTV OTT setup using Adobe Media Server and multiple tools for streaming transcoding and RTMP stream ingest. Working experience includes Cisco routers, Layer 3 switches, Cable Modem Termination Systems (CMTS), Cisco and Juniper firewalls, VPN, BGP, OSPF, MPLS, Multicasting. Also have very good system administration skills on Red Hat Linux, Solaris and Windows. Consolidated several servers in few vmware ESX virtualized environment. Intensive experience on Blue Coat product line including PacketShaper, CacheFlow. PROJECTS o Migration of Broadband Internet services (DOCSIS 2.0 ) from BigBand CMTS (CUDA 12000) to ARRIS Cadant C4 CMTS DOCSIS 3.0 (Headend and HUB) o Responsible for integration of CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system with Incognito BCC (DOCSIS provisioning system) for Broadband, CATV, IPTV and VoD customers. o End-to-End IPTV project, designed and setup OTT video streaming for clients in Canada using Adobe Media Server 5, direct ASI feed was encoded and then Transcoded to H.264 for streaming over RTMP to AMS. IPTV clients are android boxes using either customized application using librtmp or customized version of XBMC. o IPTV OTT setup using USTREAM and TikiLIVE CDN, for clients on Europe. I’m considering using ZIXI protocol (zixi.com) to compensate the internment bandwidth issues and it works amazingly well on low bandwidth has feature like advanced FEC. o VMware Data Center migration of 50 plus servers from stand-alone hardware servers to HA vmware vSphere 5 HA cluster environment. o Deployment of Frontporch platform for targeted browser based notification based on user behavior. Also have industry certifications VMware Certified Professional 5 - Data Center Virtualization VCP5-DCV, PMP (Project Management Professional), OCP (Oracle Certified Professional), Oracle Solaris 10 System Administrator Microsoft MCSE, Juniper Networks, JNCIP-ENT (Enterprise Routing and Switching Professional), JNCIP-SEC (Security, Professional)
To provide the correct solution for virtual environments. more than 20 years of office network architecture, server delivery, and virtualisation tech. MCP server 2003, 2008, VCP4, VCP5, VCAP5DCA Dell. Cisco, Brocade, EMC, HP, NetApp . LeftHand Microsofte, VMware, RHEV . Data Center Design and Administration VDI (virtual Desktop infrastructure) specialist
Daily engineering and administration of OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Linux and Windows based operating environments. LAN/WAN: Experience identifying a large number of network and host based security problems. Stabilized the bandwidth billing system for accuracy and provided assistance to the web development team. UNX(tm)/Linux/BSD: Designed and built a custom Enterprises Data Ware House utilizing RedHat Enterprise Linux, IBM Information Server, and the Sun N1 toolkit. Back ported the RedHat clustering tools and GFS modules for RedHat Enterprise Linux 4. Customized the operating environment for running the IBM Information Server 8 family of applications, consisting of IBM DB2 V 9.3, IBM WebSphere 6.0, IBM DataStage and IBM QualityStage. Was the single onsite operations point for the HP-UX, Solaris, FreeBSD, MacOS X, and Linux machines. Wrote custom tools for monitoring and metrics. Fluent in the change management process as it relates to Sarbanes Oxley, internal, and external audits. Extensive documentation of custom applications, primarily our custom data warehouse solution. Designed and implemented the company's external web presence using Solaris 10. Utilized zones, the ZFS file system, and hardware RAID on the T2000 platform. Wrote my own tools in Perl, C, and the Bourne shell. Debugged many complex operational problems. Specialties Started running Linux around 1993, kernel was 0.99 Moved onto SunOS and Open/FreeBSD. Since have worked with HP-UX and SCO extensively. Currently work with RHEL, AMI Linux, CentOS, OpenBSD, EC2, Parallels, and Rackspace.
* Fully manage the installation, configuration and troubleshooting of Linux servers * Install and configure Web Servers and MySQL * Install and configure customer scripts and programs * Monitor performance to identify and resolve issues using a suite of systems and tools. * Troubleshoot and resolve network, system, hardware and software problems. * Achieve quick fixes and / or long-term solutions as needed. * Maintain 100% customer satisfaction through all available means.