AS, Microsoft Networking and Security @
Southwest Florida College
Highly motivated, creative and versatile information technologist with over ten years of experience in various aspects of IT including: Cloud Engineering / Architecture, System Monitoring / Administration / Engineering / Architecture, IT Management, Network Administration, OS migration, Database Administration, Software Design, and documentation. I also possess excellent management, writing and training skills. I am seeking a challenging
Highly motivated, creative and versatile information technologist with over ten years of experience in various aspects of IT including: Cloud Engineering / Architecture, System Monitoring / Administration / Engineering / Architecture, IT Management, Network Administration, OS migration, Database Administration, Software Design, and documentation. I also possess excellent management, writing and training skills. I am seeking a challenging and dynamic position in an interesting and technologically advanced organization where great problem solving skills and intuition will play an important role.
Skilled in the following technologies:
- Cloud Engineering (EC2, Rackspace, OpenStack)
- Load Balancers (F5, Netscaler, Cloud)
- Microsoft Stack (IIS, SQL, .NET, PowerShell, System Center, Avicode)
- OpenSouce Stack (Apache, MySQL, NGINX, RDS)
- Virtualization (VMWare, Xen)
- Scripting (PHP, PowerShell)
- Automation (Ansible, SCORCH, PowerShell)
- Configuration Management (SCCM)
- Monitoring (SCOM, SPLUNK, CACTI, NAGIOS, WUG, SIM, OMW, OMI, NNM, OpenView, BMC)
- Networking (F5, CISCO, WireShark, Telephony, WAN, LAN)
- Datacenter (Power, Cooling, Networking, Planning)
- Storage (EMC, Vertias, Emulex, Hitachi, iSCSI, Fiber Channel, FreeNas)
Vice President of Cloud Operations @ From July 2015 to Present (6 months) Miami/Fort Lauderdale AreaSenior Systems Engineer @ Architecture - I am responsible for the architecture and deployment of technology projects that support TradeStation’s long-term strategic goals. This includes development of support protocols and procedures, monitoring, reporting, patching, and preventative maintenance, leveraging both public (AWS) and private (Openstack) cloud platforms.
Built multiple OpenStack Clouds in TradeStation DataCenters across the country, leveraging OpenStack, VMWare vSphere, and VMware NSX (Nicera), Memcache, MySQL, MongoDB and HAProxy.
Spoke about OpenStack/NSX/vSphere at VMWorld 2014: https://vmworld2014.activeevents.com/
Architected a Highly Available Confluence and JIRA Deployment.
Built a Market Sentiment Analysis platform during a two day hackathon, leveraging NodeJS, Socket.io, PHP, MySQL, Cloudera Express and Hadoop (Impala).
Member of VMWare NSX Customer Technical Advisory Board
Writing a DataCenter API to enable the business and IT to deploy, manage and govern applications across clouds. The objective is to decouple and manage compute, storage and networking resources as a secured API.
Subject Matter Expert – In addition to architecting new technical solutions, I am also part of the System Engineering team which serves as the highest technical resource within the Datacenter/Operations team. I am the subject matter expert for Automation/Orchestration, Cloud Engineering, and Web Technologies within my group.
Wrote PowerShell Integration Script for bringing in AWS CloudWatch Metrics from our Hybrid Cloud environment into our Internal Monitoring Solution.
Wrote PowerShell for automating VMWare vSphere administration tasks with PowerCLI.
Wrote Ansible Playbooks orchestrating processes across the organization from application deployment to configuration management. From January 2014 to July 2015 (1 year 7 months) Miami/Fort Lauderdale AreaSenior Systems Engineer @ •Team member of the production operation group responsible for the availability and performance of Genome's Public and Private Advertising Cloud based on the Microsoft Technology Stack.
-Installed new .NET and ASP applications on Server 2008
-Automated processes, deployments and installations using power shell and System Center Orchestrator
-Proactively monitored windows environment and.NET applications for anomalies and errors, report and escalate issues
-Provided the required daily support, maintenance, and management of the platforms
-Provided 24x7 on-call support for various applications running on multiple platforms
-Provided planning, installation, maintenance, and continued administration of a large web Infrastructure.
-Handle production outages and issues in a timely and effective manner
-Documented procedures, application installations and environment configurations
-Administered F5 Load Balancers
-Troubleshooted Microsoft and environment using such tools as Avicode, SysInternals, Wireshark, and various debugging tools.
•Subject Matter Expert in Microsoft's System Center Suite 2012, Specializing in SCOM, SCSM, and SCORCH.
-Implemented and customized SCSM 2012 - Specifically, extended data model, forms, and customized workflows to suit requirements. Built out Self Service Portal with customized service and request offerings.
-Integrated System Center products (SCOM, and Orchestrator) for optimized functionality and automation with SCSM.
-Worked with Developers to create Custom SCORCH OIP’s for Custom Application specific API’s that were used in SCSM Request Offerings.
-Provided tailored SCSM training and education for administrators, analysts, and end users.
-Designed, developed, and supported monitoring solutions for SQL Server, IIS, and .NET applications using Microsoft System Center Operations Manager
-Implemented APM (Avicode) across web farms
-Created automation through tools such as MS Orchestrator and PowerShell From May 2012 to January 2014 (1 year 9 months) West Palm Beach, Florida AreaSenior Monitoring Analyst @ •System Center Operations Manager, System Center Orchestrator (Opalis), HP Operations Manager, HP Integration Adapter and Splunk SME.
•Authored, Tested and Deployed OMW Policies to monitor the infrastructure.
• Owner of monitoring systems for Production including System Center Operations Manager 2007, Splunk, HP OMW, HP ICE/SIM, What’s Up Gold, and Cacti.
• Authored, Tested, Deployed and supported management packs in SCOM 2007.
• Work with SME's from various work groups to configure Management Packs based on their application/service needs.
• Wrote custom scripts to automate systems monitoring, management and administration. From January 2009 to May 2012 (3 years 5 months) Miami/Fort Lauderdale AreaDataCenter Monitoring Engineer @ •Served as Datacenter Monitoring SME in a team of Systems Engineers responsible for Production Datacenter Operations.
•Owner of monitoring systems for Production including System Center Operations Manager 2007, What’s Up Gold, HP ICE/SIM and Cacti.
•Authored, Tested, Deployed and supported management packs in SCOM 2007.
•Work with SME's from various work groups to configure Management Packs based on their application/service needs.
•Wrote custom scripts to automate systems monitoring.
•Develop and maintained management pack documentation.
•Provided training and associated documentation to employee staff that support SCOM 2007 and the Operators who are the primary users of the Console.
•Cross Trained in all areas of Production Support such as Server Deployment, Data Recovery, Clustering, SQL Administration, Server and Active Directory Administration, Exchange/BES Administration, SAN/Fabric Engineering, Server Virtualization Via Microsoft Virtual Server and XenServer, Application and Desktop Virtualization Via XenApp and XenDesktop.
•Member of the Disaster Recovery Team. Quarterly we flew out to our DR location and test failover of all mission critical applications and infrastructure.
•Served as third level support, last level before the vendor.
•Worked with Terremark, our Co-location provider to improve Datacenter Operation in all aspects such as, Power Efficiency, Pro Active Repairs, Network and Power Utilization, and all future expansion projects. From February 2008 to December 2009 (1 year 11 months) Miami/Fort Lauderdale AreaSenior Manager @ •Served as the NOC Manager with 3 Direct reports as well as the Network Administrator for National Network. This organization is primarily a Wintel shop with the exception of VMWare ESX.
•Managed and Maintained SAV, Patching, Active Directory, Custom Group Polices, Printing, Scanning, Physical Security, Cooling, Data Center Technology and WAN/VOIP Technology.
•Designed unique Backup Strategy for both Physical and Virtual Infrastructure.
•Monitored and Maintain all Servers (Virtual and Physical)
•Implemented, Managed and Maintained VMWare ESX Server via VMWare Infrastructure Client.
•Managed VMWare Cluster and SAN if the VMWare Administrator was unavailable.
•Researched and Tested new solutions/products in virtual environment via VMWare Workstation 6.
•Took the Windows 2000 to Windows 2003 Domain Migration through the Planning, Implementation and Management Stages.
•Technical Lead of the rollout of Managed VOIP and Data across our 50 locations across the country. Verizon Business has informed us that this project is the largest scope that they ever accomplished.
•Managed the Network Operation Center (NOC) and its employees and was the Technical liaison to Executives and other departments.
•Initial project was a Security Audit/Vulnerability Assessment of entire company and its subsidiaries. I also performed Security Audit/Vulnerability Assessment’s on all new acquisitions.
•Third Tier Support on all initiatives old and new.
•Managed the rollout of Managed VOIP and Internet across our 50 locations across the country.
•Plan, establish, and maintain a national data network to monitor network elements throughout the US.
•Provided on call support for National Network. From February 2007 to February 2008 (1 year 1 month) West Palm Beach, Florida AreaSystems Engineer @ •Rapidly Deployed Windows Server 2003 servers for the hosting of mission critical applications and Databases via Altiris Rapid Deployment Process. Performed deployment remotely or locally in Verizon Datacenters across the country. Hardware used was Dell 2850/6850, Dell 2850 Cluster’s, HP DL380/DL740, HP DL380 CIB, IBM x345 and x445.
•Performed installation and configuration of IIS, SQL Server, and various middleware applications (BMC Patrol, Veritas Netbackup, Microsoft Cluster Services, etc.).
•Designed and deployed VMware instances for hosting of Mission Critical Applications via VMware VirtualCenter.
•Held the Domain Admin role for Verizon’s Active Directory Production Domains containing over 2000 servers each.
•Planned, Designed, and Modified Active Directory Organizational Units for the containment of Application, Database and Web Servers, Security Groups and Service Accounts for the corresponding Application.
•Modified and Pushed down Custom Group Policy Objects to the corresponding Organizational Units forcing Security Polices.
•Took Part in Windows 2000 to Windows 2003 migration of all application and infrastructure servers.
•Installed and Configured SQL Clusters with the use of shared disk and SAN storage (EMC and VSU).
•Configured HBA cards with Emulex Lightpulse Utility, and configured SAN storage with Veritas Storage Foundation.
•Utilized the RIB, Ribloe, DRAC, iLo cards on all new deployments and hardened security of the cards after each server build.
•Responsible for QA on servers after build process, insuring that security and performance criteria’s were met. From May 2006 to February 2007 (10 months) Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida AreaClient Support Analyst @ •Provided technical applications support to customers, answering complex questions on function and usage of product.
•Analyzed state rejected files and assessments for trends and customer training.
•Trained customers on current CMS IT procedures and policies.
•Monitored and responded to client cases in a timely manner in accordance to the Support policy.
•Involved in follow-ups, testing, troubleshooting of software product.
•Performs all new Client set-ups in SQL Database, Salesforce and LDAP.
•Designed and wrote a Visual Basic application that generated account passwords that were Sarbanes Oxley and HIPAA compliant to further automate the password reset process.
•Administered customer accounts and groups via Novell’s Console one. From July 2005 to May 2006 (11 months) Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida AreaNetwork Administrator @ •Designed and implemented a Windows 2003 domain infrastructure of 20+ nodes.
•Planned and implemented Windows 98 to Windows 2000 client migration.
•Responsible for training, support, and account administration for 31 end users.
•Designed and administered online help desk system.
•Troubleshoot and repaired any issues with hardware, communication devices, computer systems, and various software applications.
•Performed software and Hardware upgrades.
•Maintained network security policy, addressed server security issues and applied appropriate security patches and upgrades via WSUS. From March 2001 to July 2005 (4 years 5 months) Greater New York City Area
Business Plan Certificate, Entrepreneur Boot Camp @ Florida Atlantic University From 2013 to 2013 AS, Microsoft Networking and Security @ Southwest Florida College From 2005 to 2007 Laurence Vandeyar is skilled in: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Ruby on Rails, Python, JSON, Cloud Computing, Virtualization, OpenStack, Powershell, Ansible, Cloud Applications, PHP, HTML 5, VMware, Servers, Windows Server
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