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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I have been in the telecommunications industry for over 13 years and have worked as a consultant to major Fortune 500 companies in the past for both business and technology needs. I have a vast knowledge of anything that relates to the internet, both hardware and software realms and have worked on a variety of projects ranging from the simple to large scale transition ones spanning months at a time. I understand a business' need to get projects done right the first time and have always exceeded my clients goals. If they're not happy, I'm not happy. I have a dual bachelors degree from the University of Colorado at Denver in Business Information Technologies and Business Management. My Masters in Business Administration is in International Business and most IT skills I have picked up on my own or through various courses either online or at the local community college. I look forward to working with you and completing any projects you may have, from the quick fix to an entire server farm rebuild. I am also a word class back end programmer familiar with MySQL, Bash, PHP, Perl, and Python. Please, no front end design work, I don't have an eye for creativity (unless it's something simple of course). I look forward to working with you and any projects you may have for me.
I am a former Microsoft employee with 14+ yrs of experience in IT Infrastructure Management. For the past 5 years, working exclusively for ODesk clients. Specialization includes: Lync 2013, Lync 2010, OCS 2007 R2 Office 365, Windows Azure, DirSync, ADFS 2.0 Windows Server 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008, 2003 AD, DNS,Group Policy, Hyper-V 2012/2008 R2, ISA 2006 SCOM 2012 R2, 2012, 2007 R2, 2007 SCCM 2012, SCCM 2007, SMS 2003 SCVMM 2012, VMM 2008 R2 SCDPM 2012 R2, DPM 2010 MS Project Server 2010, 2013 Prior to becoming a full time freelancer at Odesk, worked as a direct employee of Microsoft, IBM, Tesco and excelled both as individual contributor as well as Team Lead. Certifications: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) MCP in Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Solution using MS Project Server 2003 ITIL Foundation - Version 3 Key achievements: -Successfully migrated OCS 2007 R2 to Lync 2013 without down time -Integrated Ingate E-SBC with Lync & Verizon VOIP -Implemented ADFS 2.0 and integrated with Windows Azure -Handled numerous disaster recoveries and system builds -Managed 1300 Windows servers with just a team of 4 members -Performed as the technical architect to implement SCOM 2007 across 1300 servers -Effectively managed a team of 24 engineers as the Team Lead for Wintel L3 Support -Led a team of 32 members for implementing Toyota Lean Model and successfully driven the team to follow the process to improve productivity and quality -Involved in Project transition and worked through full life cycle of a project with 1200 Windows servers that utilized technologies like VMWare, SAN, NetApp and Citrix
I enjoy solving challenging problems and utilizing technology to creatively design efficient, cost-effective solutions to meet business needs. Current Certifications: CISSP, CCNP, Net+/Sec+, MCP Cloud (AWS/Rackspace), Linux, Windows, VMware HA/vMotion/vCenter Open Source Software: Apache, nginx, Redis, elasticsearch, Zabbix, Logstash Information Security Auditing, Configuration, Policy Networking: Visio Diagrams, IPSEC/SSL VPNs, OSPF/EIGRP/BGP, Adaptive Security Appliances (ASAs), Wireless Controllers, F5 LTM, WiFi (RF Design) Information Security: Visio Diagrams (architecture), PCI DSS compliance, Splunk (syslog) Vulnerability Audit and Penetration Testing: Metasploit, Nexpose, Nessus, Vulnerability Reporting, Patch Management Development: Ruby/Rails, Git, Python, PHP, Perl, PowerShell, Bash, .NET
[UPDATE January 2015] I am available for limited engagements in architect and advisory roles. I am an accomplished Systems Administrator, Solutions Architect and Startup Advisor with over 10 years professional experience building infrastructure and platforms for startups, small organizations, the enterprise data center and the cloud. My primary specialties are creating DevOps tool chains, building infrastructure for SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and all things open source. I began my career as a traditional software developer but saw my interests shift towards the intersection of systems and development - now what people refer to as DevOps. My knowledge of programming languages and systems administration allows me to integrate and automate much of my work. Here is a brief sampling of skills and technologies I am currently (2015) working with: Linux - CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, Amazon Datastores - MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, MongoDB, ElasticSearch Monitoring - Monit, Sensu, Graphite, Supervisord, ELK (LogStash) Management - Chef, Ansible, Docker, Etcd Platforms - AWS, Rackspace, Google, Linode, DigitalOcean, Heroku Frameworks - Rails, Pyramid Lanaguages - Ruby, Python, PHP, Go SCM - Git Although not as current I also have experience with OS - RHEL, FreeBSD, Gentoo, NetBSD, Windows Server, HP/UX, AIX Datastores - Memcached Management - Puppet Monitoring - Nagios, Munin, Cacti, RunIt Platforms - Joyent, Azure, EngineYard, Deis Languages - Perl, CoffeeScript, Java, Lua Frameworks - CakePHP, Express, Django, Sinatra VoIP - Call Manager, Asterisk Virtualizatoin - VMware ESx/vSphere, Parallels, Plesk SCM - SVN, Mercurial
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)
Starting in 1994, when internet was a horrified 80x25 text character terminal, I had the chance to go through the late 90s internet-boom and the Web 2.0 era. Since then, with over 15 years of experience dealing with large telecommunications companies, Internet Service Providers and data centers, I had the opportunity to work on several cutting-edge IT projects and their associated systems and network implementations. I specialize in Linux and UNIX systems setup and administration at low level (shell) that includes installation, configuration, optimization and monitoring of the operating system and its accompanied application services and protocols such as apache/http, bind/dns, MySQL, sendmail/postfix /smtp, imap/pop3 etc. Also, at the network layer, I've designed and implemented routers based on Linux and/or CISCO platforms offering networking services from simple IPv4/IPv6 routing and its related technologies and protocols (RIP, OSPF, BGP) to more complex network services such as layer 3-7 firewalls, Intrusion Prevention & Detection Systems, VPNs, VoIP & QoS, monitoring, auditing, troubleshooting, security assessments etc. In the recent years of the cloud infrastructure technology, I learnt to deal with XEN and VMware Hypervisors while configuring hardware and software to provide IaaS and SaaS in virtualized environments.
Microsoft Operating Systems: - Fluent in automation of management of Desktops and Servers in environments of 5 machines to 1000+ machines - Ability to deploy and manage complex reliable Active Directory infrastructures over global and geographical distances of any size - Manage, Deploy, Troubleshoot Hyper-V environments - Microsoft Server Cluster Services deployment and implementation - Deploy, Manage, Troubleshoot Heavy use and High Availability Terminal Server environments - Fluent in automation backup, local disaster recovery and remote site fail-over of all Windows environments Linux Environments: - Fluent in automation of management, deployment, and optimization in environments from small to large in any capacity - Fluent in postfix, sendmail, qmail mailserver configurations and support - Deploy, Manage, and troubleshoot highly available NFS and DBRD clusters - PosgreSQL and MySQL secure, optimization, deployment and management skills - Fluent in deploying, managing, and optimizing LAMP configurations of any size and capacity - Fluent in filesystem optimization with ext3, ext4, ReiserFS, GFS - Limited experience deploying Ruby on Rails environments with Passenger and Apache frontend instead of WebBrick - Minimal experience with GlusterFS - Fluent in automation backup, local disaster recovery and remote site failover of all Linux environments - Ground up Nagios environment monitoring - Entry level knowledge and understanding of Logstash, ElasticSearch, Puppet implementation Virtualization Environments: - Fluent in deploying and automating Amazon EC2, VMWare vSphere, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V - Wealth of industry resources in the Virtualization industry from storage vendors to application development firms - Knowledge and dedication of maintaining a 100% up-time virtual infrastructures Key Software Skills - Microsoft Exchange management, deployment, advanced data recovery, high availability, support, and global environment support knowledge and experience - Microsoft SQL Server management, deployment, advanced data recovery, high availability support knowledge and experience - Asigra Cloudbackup, setup, management, development level integration, automation knowledge and experience - Novastor NovaBACKUP xSP, setup, management, development level integration, automation knowledge and experience - Appassure support and implementation experience - Minimal Citrix deployment, management, design experience (currently working on a project right now dealing with it though) - Kaseya, GFIMax Remote Management, Autotask, Labtech, Logmein deployment and usage experience Hardware Experience - Industry contacts in most major storage vendors (Netapp,HP,IBM, Hitachi, SGI, Xiotech) - Experiencing deploying, managing and maintaining 100% Mixed SAN infrastructure environments for 100+ TB including cross site replication - Limited Cisco exposure but have adequate resources to insure the issues can be resolved and resolved correctly - Intermediate knowledge of deploying and managing Juniper SSG firewalls and Juniper EX Series switching environments. - Fiber and iSCSI switch management experience deployment - Designing and implementing complex and highly available network switching infrastructure - Construct and servers / workstation / SANS from the ground up that compete with Tier 1 hardware - Layer 7 hardware, software, and virtual load balancing with Kemp, CoyotePoint, and HAProxy solutions. Outsourcing / Development / Project Management skills - Found and managed an offshore outsource development team to complete a web application project to automate provisioning and custom relations management for 1+ year - Managed entire eCommerce infrastructure migration from end to end - Minimal development experience in PHP, SQL, ASP, .NET, CodeIgniter, Ruby on Rails - Limited development experience with Powershell, Python, Perl, VBscript, Ruby - Knowledgeable of defect tracking systems such as Jira and Request Tracker - Fundamental concepts of the DevOps mentality and operational flow. - Use Kanban process management on a daily basis to organize my work.
Pro-active, forward-thinking, and success driven business professional with 10+ years progressive experience. Up to date with modern administrative practices. Fast efficient, resourceful and knowledgable Offering advanced technical skills in Microsoft Office Suite and other applications/systems, high analytical thinking Providing quick turn around on projects and tasks. I possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and accustomed to working within budgets and meeting deadlines. An NDA is available upon request My impressive skillset includes: - Project Management | Copywriting - Writing | Proofreading | Editing - Time Management | Planning | Organization - Outstanding Verbal | Written communication skills I have also accrued 10 years of help desk experience related to interoffice troubleshooting
Over four years of working as an EFL teacher in Turkey, I also got the experience in translations both from English to Turkish and Turkish to English. I have translated so many academic articles, websites, magazine pages, biographies and so many authentic documents out of Odesk. You won't regret to work with me because I'm fast, reliable, tied to deadlines.